The Diocesan Media Office is pleased to announce to its readers that new official portraits of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, and Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan are available for download on the diocesan website.
Having observed with grief and great concern the political upheavals in the Republic of Belarus, we ask that the faithful of the Russian Church Abroad strengthen their prayers for peace and the restoration of lawfulness among our brothers and sisters in that country.
The Monastery of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite in St. James, New York is asking both for your prayers and financial help over the next six months in order to build a church dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary.
For Release: At the July 11/24, 2020, session of the Synod of Bishops, which was held at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City, a resolution was heard from the Spiritual Court of the Eastern American Diocese regarding the activities of Archpriest Alexander Belya who wrought disturbance in the church life of several diocesan parishes
With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD has partnered with St. Polycarp Press to offer, for the first time, the only Orthodox Epistle Book (Apostol) using the King James Version Biblical text.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the monastery’s annual solemnities in honor of the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon will not be open to the public. Though we regret not being able to celebrate the feast with the usual gathering of pilgrims, we invite everyone who is unable to attend services at their local parish to pray together with us via the online livestream.
Vestments for clergy serving at coronation ceremonies are one of the most dazzling elements of the celebration. These pieces are designed to shine with extraordinary brilliance, and to be seen by the entire world. The vestments at the coronation ceremonies of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna in 1896 were a stunning example of this luminosity.
The second issue of Russian-language Pravoslavnaya Rus’ ("Orthodox Russia") has been released by Holy Trinity Publications in Jordanville, NY. This issue includes the following articles which, may be of interest to readers:
With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America &New York, the special service commemorating the Millennium of the Baptism of Holy Rus’ has been translated into English and is now available for download here.
Saint Tikhon Russian Orthodox Church is a multicultural parish serving the Orthodox faithful of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, including the cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol.
I am pleased to announce that the Russian History Museum will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 14! Our current exhibition, Revealing the Divine: Treasures of Russian Sacred Art, has been extended until December 31.
In 1996, Orthodoxy came to the Valley of Virginia in Harrisonburg. This was the time that Archpriest John Moses and his family became Orthodox, which began a life-long campaign for the Moses family
The Russian Choral Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the official launch of the Orthodox Sacred Music Reference Library
In a letter to campers, counselors, and families (the full text of which is available here), the Administrative and Advisory Committee members of St. Seraphim Camp announced that camp this year will be suspended, in light of ongoing concerns relating to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The first issue of Holy Trinity Monastery's Russian-language journal Pravoslavnaia Rus’ for 2020 may be downloaded as a free PDF directly from the publisher's website.
The Synodal School of Liturgical Music has announced its transition to online courses for the coming summer session (July 19-August 1, 2020), a decision made unavoidable by prevailing pandemic conditions.
Registration is continuing here.
With the blessing of His Grace Luke, Bishop of Syracuse, on Saturday May 15, 2021, Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, will host the 2nd International Nicholas II Conference, organized by independent researcher, historian, and publisher Paul Gilbert.
For the benefit of the many Orthodox Christians who will find themselves unable to attend the divine services for Passion Week and Pascha in person as a result of local restrictions placed on houses of worship during the Coronavirus pandemic
The age-old tradition of making Church-wide collections on Palm Sunday to benefit the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem is particularly important in 2020, in light of the closure of its monasteries to pilgrims due to the COVID-19 virus.
In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, has strongly encouraged all of the faithful to adhere to health and safety restrictions currently being put in place by local authorities
His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, approved the text of prayerful petitions to be read in connection with the threat the spread of the Coronavirus infection.
In light of current circumstances relating to the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the hierarchs and Diocesan Council have been weighing options for the Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese, which had been planned for March 23-25 at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.
In conjunction with the marking of the centenary of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in the present year, the Synod of Bishops has decreed that special jubilee liturgical texts shall be employed by all parishes, churches, monasteries and chapels of our Church
With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, a special Prayer in Time of Devastating & Death-bearing Pestilence is being posted here for the rectors of parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese, as well as for all readers of the diocesan website.
The Eastern American Diocesan website is now offering for download the Old Testament Lectionary for Sixth Hour and Vespers on weekdays and feasts during Great Lent, as well as cue cards for clergy,
This October 28-31, in recognition of the centennial of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) and the 90th anniversary of Holy Trinity Monastery, Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, will host a landmark conference, entitled: "Russian Ecclesial Identity in a Changing World: Pathways, Thresholds... Formative Encounters."
All attendees of the 2020 Lenten Clergy Retreat are advised that the Diocesan Media Office will be taking new clergy photos for the diocesan website
At the February 5/18, 2020, session of the Synod of Bishops, which was held at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City, a resolution was heard from the Spiritual Court of the Eastern American Diocese regarding the activities of Archimandrite Alexander (Belya)
Rectors are hereby reminded that, in accordance with the resolution adopted and confirmed by the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, a special plate collection is to be held to meet the needs of our Holy Trinity Theological Seminary in Jordanville, NY, on the Sunday after the feast of the Three Great Holy Hierarchs (this year – February 3/16).
In 2020, PaTRAM will be offering three fully immersive and rewarding music programs for conductors, mixed choir singers, and male choir singers at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.
In connection with the centennial of the founding of the Russian Church Abroad, it is our desire to create a list of the departed hierarchs, clergy, matushkas, and monastics who have served and prayed in the parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese, which can then be commemorated at Proskomedia and Soul Saturdays everywhere, to honor their memory in perpetuity.
Online registration for the 2020 Lenten Conference for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese has opened on the diocesan website.
Howell, NJ: PaTRAM Institute to hold Male Choir Master Class at Lenten Retreat, dedicated to 100th Anniversary of ROCOR
The Synodal School of Liturgical Music has now opened general registration for the 2020 summer session running from July 19 through August 1. The new website for registration is: www.synodalschool.com. Any general questions can be directed to Program Office Valentina Shatalova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the blessings of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, and His Grace Mstislav, Bishop of Tikhvin & Lodeynoe Pole, Project Tikhvin for 2020 is being planned.
The Diocesan Media Office will publish photo-reports of the Nativity of our Lord in the parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese on the diocesan website.