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Los Angeles, CA: Annual Church Musicians’ Conference to be held at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral

From October 4-8, Los Angeles, CA will host the 26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference, with the theme "Prayerful Sound in the Orthodox Church: Vocal Artistry of the Deacon, Reader, and Singer at Divine Services." 

Resolution of ROCOR Synod of Bishops to hold Plate Collections to Benefit Synodal Church Music Committee

At the session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Synod members resolved to hold plate collections in all monasteries and parishes of the Russian Church Abroad on the second Sunday in September to benefit the Synodal Church Music Committee. Parishes are instructed to send the collected amount to their diocesan chanceries with the designation: "Synodal Liturgical Music Commission." Further information is available in the text of the encyclical directive, which can be viewed in PDF format here:

Summer Issue of "Pravoslavnaya Rus’" Now Available for Download

The second issue of Russian-language Pravoslavnaya Rus’ ("Orthodox Russia") has been released by Holy Trinity Publications in Jordanville, NY. 

Howell, NJ: PaTRAM Singers Choir to sing all-English Liturgy at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral

On Tuesday, September 12, the PaTRAM Institute Singers Choir, conducted by Maestro Peter Jermihov, will sing an original all-English Liturgy based on the Russian style, commissioned by PaTRAM Institute and composed by Kurt Sander, at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Hierarchal Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, in the presence of the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God.

Jordanville, NY: Lectures in Orthodox Church History & Canon Law being offered by Deacon Andrei Psarev

Deacon Andrei Psarev, teacher at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY since 1995, is offering a subscription to his lectures: "History of the Russian Church Abroad," "History of the Russian Church," "Canon Law," and "History of the Byzantine Empire."






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