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New York City: Day of Orthodox Youth celebrated in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 06/23/17

Eight years ago, the Russian Church Abroad established the Sunday of All Saints as the Day of Orthodox Youth. Traditionally, the divine services on this feast are sung by a youth choir. This year, on Saturday. June 10, the eve of the feast of All Saints, the male choir of St. Prince Vladimir Youth Association sang the All-Night Vigil in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. 


Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas takes part in Graduation Ceremony at Parish Russian School - 06/21/17

On Saturday, May 27, the parish Russian School at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ held its graduation ceremony. That day, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited the Diocesan Center and took part in the celebrations.


Buchendorf: Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 06/20/17

We, the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, gathered for a Council of Bishops in the God-preserved city of Munich during the celebration of the Pentecost, in the blessed presence of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign." 


Ipswich, MA: Metropolitan Jonah leads 40th Anniversary Celebration of St. John the Russian Church, Ordination of Archpriest Spyridon Schneider - 06/17/17

On Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of June, His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, led the All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. John the Russian Church in Ipswich, MA. The services were held in honor of the 40th anniversary of the parish’s founding, as well as of the ordination of its rector, Archpriest Spyridon Schneider.


Brooklyn, NY: School Year at St. John of Kronstadt Parish School Ends - 06/15/17

On Saturday, June 10, students and teachers at St. John of Kronstadt Parish School at Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY marked the end of another school year. After a thanksgiving moleben, the graduation ceremony took place, during which twenty-eight children aged 4-13 received their report cards, notes of thanks, and commemorative gifts.


Archpriest Serafim Gan: "Vladyka Laurus accepted everything as a gift from God" - 06/14/17

Archpriest Serafim Gan, personal secretary of the present First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, and of his predecessor, His Eminence, Metropolitan Laurus, never suspected the role he was to play in the process of reestablishing the lost unity within the Russian Church.... His interview from 2010 is republished in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion.

 


Beltsville, MD: Holy Apostles Church attacked by Vandals - 06/13/17

Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD, has recently undergone $40,000 repairs and repainting. This work was made possible only through donations and historic presentation grants. But, on the night of April 19 last, vandals sprayed the exterior of the chapel with orange paint and, thus, spoiled the historic brickwork. 


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion heads Reception in Honor of Artist & Sculptor Mikhail Zviagin - 06/13/17

On Sunday, May 14, a celebratory reception in honor of distinguished artist and sculptor Mikhail L. Zviagin was held at the Synodal Headquarters of the Russian Church Abroad in New York City. Through the Northern Cross Society, the sculptor presented ROCOR with a bronze bust of Alexander Pushkin.


Moscow: Patriarchal Greeting to the Council of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad - 06/12/17

Beloved in the Lord Metropolitan Hilarion, Eminent Archpastors! I sincere greet all of you, the hierarchs of the Russian Diaspora, who have gathered in Munich to convene a Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. It is significant that your gathering is held on the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion, an event of great historic breadth, which put an end to the long division of the Russian nation incurred by the tragic troubles in our Fatherland 100 years ago.


Mebane, NC: Holy Trinity Parish celebrates Patronal Feast Day - 06/12/17

On Sunday, June 4, the great feast of the Descent of the Holy Spirit – Pentecost, the parish community of Holy Trinity Church in Mebane, NC celebrated its patronal feast day. The divine service, which was led by parish rector Abbot Gabriel (Kvasnikov), concluded with a procession around the church.


Summerville, SC: Metropolitan Hilarion visits Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church - 06/11/17

On Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of May, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church in Summerville, SC. The visit was scheduled for the priestly ordination of Deacon Daniel Gregoire, as well as to coincide with nearest Sunday to the feast of the holy Equals-of-the-Apostles Cyril & Methodius, Teachers of the Slavs, the parish’s patronal feast day.


"The Unifier: St. John of Shanghai & San Francisco:" A Talk by Archpriest Victor Potapov - 06/08/17

On Friday, May 26, Archpriest Victor Potapov (member of the Diocesan Council, rector of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC) delivered a talk on the life and legacy of the Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai & San Francisco at a conference at Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery...


Nyack, NY: Holy Virgin Protection Church constructs, consecrates New Reliquary - 06/07/17

This year, the clergy and parishioners of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY came together to design and build a new reliquary, needed to contain all of the individual relics of the holy saints that had been donated throughout the life of the parish.


Jordanville, NY: 69th Annual Commencement of Holy Trinity Seminary - 06/03/17

Another school year at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY has been successfully completed, and on Sunday, May 28, the seminary celebrated its 69th Annual Commencement with a Thanksgiving Moleben, commencement exercises, and a reception.


Kiev: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad travels to Ukraine - 05/31/17

At the invitation of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev & All Ukraine, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York has been visiting Ukraine. On Saturday, May 27, the feast day of Venerable Nikita the Recluse, Bishop of Novgorod, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated Divine Liturgy in Annunciation Church in the Far Caves of the Kiev Caves Lavra.


Moscow: Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in Consecration of Church of the Resurrection of Christ & Holy New Martyrs - 05/31/17

On Thursday, May 25, the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York took part in the great consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of the Russian Church in Moscow’s Sretensky Stavropegial Monastery, led by His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia. 


Poughkeepsie, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church - 05/31/17

On May 21, the Sunday of the Blind Man, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Poughkeepsie, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy. After the greeting of the archpastor by the parish warden and rector – Archpriest Alexander Donchenko – Liturgy began. 


Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy for Leavetaking of Pascha in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 05/26/17

On Wednesday, May 24, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Leavetaking of Pascha in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.


Howell, NJ: On Feast of Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrates Liturgy at Diocesan Center - 05/26/17

On Tuesday, May 23, the feast day of the Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited the Eastern American Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ, and celebrated Divine Liturgy in Our Lady of Tikhvin Church.


New York City: Russian Mt. Athos Institute’s Archeographical Group visits USA - 05/25/17

On Monday, May 15, the Russian Mt. Athos Institute’s archeographical group – headed by its director, V.I. Pirogov, and academic director, D.V. Zubov – visited arrived in the United States. Deacon Andrei Psarev, professor at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, assisted the delegation in its work.


Jordanville, NY: Support the Growing Mission of Orthodox Life - 05/23/17

Last Decem­ber, on the win­ter feast of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, Holy Trin­i­ty Monastery launched a new web­site as a con­tin­u­a­tion of the 66-year lega­cy of its Eng­lish-lan­guage jour­nal, Ortho­dox Life. Now, a day after the great hierarch’s sum­mer feast, the editors have issued a new appeal asking for readers’ sup­port


Washington, DC: Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 05/15/17

On Saturday, May 13, the eve of the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, visited St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. At 5 o’clock in the evening, to the peal of bells, the honored guest was greeted with bread and salt by the cathedral’s warden...


Washington, DC: Hierarch of Alexandrian Patriarchate celebrates Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 05/10/17

On May 7, the Sunday of the Paralytic, St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, greeted for the first time ever a distinguished guest from Africa – His Grace Athanasios, Bishop of Kisumu & All Western Kenya (Patriarchate of Alexandria). With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, Bishop Athanasios celebrated Divine Liturgy alongside His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, and the cathedral clergy, led by parish rector Archpriest Victor Potapov.


Nyack, NY: On Myrrhbearers Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Divine Liturgy in Holy Virgin Protection Church - 05/09/17

On April 30, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid his traditional visit to Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY for the patronal feast of the parish sisterhood.


Mahopac, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 05/05/17

On Saturday, April 29, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York arrived at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY, of which he is the rector, and led the divine services in Nativity of the Mother of God Church on the eve of the feast of Venerable Zosimas of Solovki, Heavenly patron of the Synodal Candle Factory, which operates on the hermitage grounds.


Philadelphia, PA: 120th Anniversary Celebrations of St. Andrew’s Parish mark Beginning of Decennial of Russian Church’s Reunification - 05/04/17

On April 30, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers, St. Andrew Patriarchal Naval Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA celebrated the 120th anniversary of its founding. At the invitation of the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, the Divine Liturgy on the momentous occasion was led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York...


Russo-Serbian Pascha in New York City - 05/02/17

Although the St. Sava Serbian Cathedral community in New York City lost its church in the fire on Pascha May 1, 2016, with God’s grace, thanks to the brotherly love of the Greek and the Russian people, it continued uninterruptedly to conduct its services. Both the Greek and Russian Churches opened the doors of their temples to the faithful of St. Sava parish.


Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Thomas Sunday Services at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" - 05/02/17

On Thomas Sunday, April 23, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, visited Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY and celebrated Divine Liturgy in the convent’s main St. Seraphim Cathedral. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad brought with him the Holy Fire, which had descended in Jerusalem just the week prior and was brought to America in time for the Paschal services in New York City.


Albany, NY: Youth Choir sings Bright Saturday Liturgy in Nativity of the Mother of God Church - 05/01/17

On Bright Saturday, April 22, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY. The Liturgy was sung by the Youth Choir of the St. Vladimir Youth Association, this year comprised of 25 people


 

 

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