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Beltsville, MD: Orthodox KJV Epistle Book Now Available - 08/11/20

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.


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Wayne, WV: Holy Cross Monastery to Host Annual St. Panteleimon Festivities - 07/31/20

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.


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"A Mass of Brilliant Color": Russian History Museum to Host Online Lecture on Vestments for Coronation of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna - 07/31/20

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.


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Jordanville, NY: Summer Issue of "Pravoslavnaya Rus’" Now Available for Download - 07/31/20

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:


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Washington, DC: August 2020 Issue of Parish Life now Available for Download - 07/30/20


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Service for the Baptism of Rus’ available in English - 07/24/20

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.


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Bristol, VA: St. Tikhon Church needs a New Church Building to serve Tennessee & Virginia Tri-Cities - 07/10/20

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.


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Jordanville, NY: Russian History Museum to Reopen on July 14 - 07/10/20

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.


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Washington, DC: July 2020 Issue of Parish Life now Available for Download - 07/03/20


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Harrisonburg, VA: Appeal from Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 06/13/20

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


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Encinitas, CA: Orthodox Sacred Music Reference Library launches, provides Unprecedented Online Resource for Musicians, Scholars - 06/09/20

The Russian Choral Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the official launch of the Orthodox Sacred Music Reference Library


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St. Seraphim Camp suspended for 2020 - 05/25/20

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.


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Jordanville, NY: Pascha 2020 Issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus' Now Available for Download - 05/25/20

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.


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New York City: Metropolitan Laurus Synodal School of Liturgical Music switches to Online Lessons - 05/21/20

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.


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Washington, DC: May 2020 Issue of Parish Life now Available for Download - 05/02/20


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Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Monastery to Host 2nd International Nicholas II Conference - 05/01/20

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.


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Reader Services for Passion Week, Pascha - 04/14/20

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


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New York City: Annual Palm Sunday Appeal to Benefit Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem - 04/10/20

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.


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List of Live-Stream Links for Eastern American Diocesan Parishes - 04/04/20

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


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Moscow: His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, approves Prayerful Petitions in Connection with Spread of Coronavirus Threat - 03/24/20

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.


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Howell, NJ: Lenten Clergy Retreat Postponed - 03/16/20

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.


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Special Liturgical Texts for Centenary of Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 03/13/20

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


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New York City: Prayer in Time of Devastating & Death-bearing Pestilence - 03/12/20

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.


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Old Testament Lectionary & Cue Cards for Great Lent Available on Diocese Website - 02/28/20

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,


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Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary to host Conference: "Russian Ecclesial Identity in a Changing World" - 02/27/20

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."


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Washington, DC: March 2020 Issue of Parish Life now Available for Download - 02/27/20


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Announcement from the Diocesan Media Office - 02/25/20

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


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Directive regarding Plate Collection to Benefit Holy Trinity Seminary - 02/05/20

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).


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Howell, NJ: PaTRAM Institute Conductors’ & Singers’ Summer Academy scheduled for June 2020 - 01/31/20

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.


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Directive regarding Submission of Names of Departed for Diocesan Diptychs - 01/28/20

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.


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Howell, NJ: Registration for 2020 Lenten Clergy Conference is Open - 01/22/20

Online registration for the 2020 Lenten Conference for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese has opened on the diocesan website. 


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Jordanville, NY: December 2019 Issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus' now Available for Download - 01/16/20


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Howell, NJ: PaTRAM Institute to hold Male Choir Master Class at Lenten Retreat, dedicated to 100th Anniversary of ROCOR - 01/15/20

Howell, NJ: PaTRAM Institute to hold Male Choir Master Class at Lenten Retreat, dedicated to 100th Anniversary of ROCOR


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Synodal School of Liturgical Music opens 2020 Registration - 01/15/20

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 vshatalova@earthlink.net.


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Russia: "Project Tikhvin" Planned for Summer 2020, Registration Open - 01/10/20

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.


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An Announcement from the Diocesan Media Office - 01/03/20

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.


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