Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/ 60 "The Icon Chose My Arms & Legs to Take It Around the World" – An Interview with Eugene Korolev http://eadiocese.org/news_171202_1.html Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/12-02-pokrovicon/01.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>An icon of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos containing a piece of the omophorion of the Mother of God is visiting the churches and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese. Brining the icon from Moscow is the general director of the Russian National Creative Workshop "Art-Project," LLC, and director of the International Foundation for Mutual Development &amp; Strengthening of Spiritual Unity and the Religious &amp; Historical Values of Russian Orthodoxy in the Homeland &amp; Abroad "Under the Protection of the Theotokos," Eugene (Evgeny) Korolev. Mr. Korolev first visited the Diocese in December 2015, when a monument to the Reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church was dedicated at the Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ.</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171202_1.html Miami, FL: Report by Priest Mykhailo Mykhailenko on 70th Anniversary of St. Vladimir Parish http://eadiocese.org/news_171130_4.html Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-12-miami/DSC03150.JPG&archive=0&final_h=517&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>In 2017, St. Vladimir Church in Miami, FL celebrated its 70th anniversary. The festal divine services were held on November 11-12, led by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan. At lunch after Divine Liturgy, parish cleric Priest Mykhailo Mykhailenko delivered a report about the church&rsquo;s history:</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171130_4.html "A Big City & A Church Built by Little People" – An Interview with Matushka Sophia McKenzie http://eadiocese.org/news_171116_3.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-16-miami/DSC03.JPG&archive=0&final_h=410&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>Russian Church life in Florida was begun by Archbishop Vitaly (Maximenko) in 1937 &ndash; who was himself later appointed Bishop of Florida &ndash; in a big city in the south of the state. In the mid-1940s, construction began on the first Russian church in Florida. Its founders were from the first and second waves of immigrants and included seven dwarfs &ndash; professional performers, who arrived in Miami at World War II broke out. Among them were Ivan and Pelagia Velikanov, and Vasily and Maria Filin. Their names appear on a memorial plaque at the entrance to the church. </em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171116_3.html McKeesport, PA: Matushka Martha Ermakov reposed in the Lord http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_2.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/misc/martha.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=725&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, October 15, Matushka Martha Ermakov, of McKeesport, PA, reposed in the Lord. She was 88. She was born August 23, 1929 in Olyphant, PA (near Scranton) and was the daughter of the late John and Martha Russen Sweda. She was the wife of the late Archpriest Dimitri H. Ermakov.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_2.html Archpriest Victor Boldewskul – "Vladyka Laurus Truly Loved the Church" http://eadiocese.org/news_170926_2.html Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-26-boldewskul/01a.JPG&archive=0&final_h=379&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>When I remember Vladyka Laurus, what I remember the most important was how he truly loved the Church, how he loved the Russian Church, and how he was always measured in all things...&nbsp;Vladyka taught by example or by his short words or comments ("short" meaning concise: he did not have to say too much to guide us).&nbsp;</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_170926_2.html "The Good Shepherd" - In Hallowed Memory of Archpriest Peter Motscharsky http://eadiocese.org/news_170830_3.html Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/08-29-motcharsky/cover-1-of-1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=341&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the feast of the Holy Image of the Savior "Not Made by Hands," the Eastern American Diocese prayerfully marked the 40th anniversary of the repose of Archpriest Peter Motscharsky (long-time rector of Holy Trinity Church in Astoria, NY). In honor of this anniversary, the diocesan Media Office would like to offer our readers the eulogy spoken at Fr. Peter&rsquo;s funeral, delivered by his son-in-law, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, and translated into English for the first time.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_170830_3.html "In Memory of a Colleague & Friend" – On the Occasion of the Repose of Protodeacon Nikita Chakirov http://eadiocese.org/news_170821_2.html Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/08-21-frnikita/ead-1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=524&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On August 21, 1987, longtime cell attendant to Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) of Eastern America &amp; New York, Protodeacon Nikita Chakirov, reposed in the Lord. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the repose of this zealous laborer of the Eastern American Diocese, we offer our readers an article written in memory of Fr. Nikita by Matushka Irina Lukianov (Boston, MA).</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_170821_2.html