How much help do we, the faithful children of the Russian Church Abroad, offer to our own brethren, never mind those who are further afield? Often, we think that our Christian duty consists solely of prayer, church attendance, observance of fasts, and the participation in the Sacraments. However, helping our neighbor is also our direct responsibility.
On Saturday, January 2, the feast day of the Holy Righteous John of Kronstadt, the parish of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Inexhaustible Chalice" celebrated the first Divine Liturgy in its new home on Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, NY
On January 3, the Sunday before the Nativity, of the Holy Fathers, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
On January 3, the Sunday of after the Nativity – of the Holy Ancestors of God, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Jonah performed the priestly ordination of Deacon Ignatius Green at the English Divine Liturgy at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC.
Eminent brother-archpastors, father-concelebrants, God-loving monastics, beloved in the Lord brothers and sisters, parishioners and worshipers of our churches, scattered throughout the world: I extend to you my heartfelt greetings on this grace-filled feast day of the Nativity of Christ...
It is with a heart overflowing with joy in the Son of God who has come in the flesh that I address all of you and congratulate you on the radiant and life-bearing feast of the Nativity of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ.
The radiant feast of Christ’s Nativity was greeted prayerfully and joyfully in the Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY. After Vigil, all of the worshippers sat down for the humble traditional Nativity Eve supper, consisting of sochivo porridge, honey, homemade bread, and berry kisel.
On Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th of January, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, led the divine services for the great feast of the Nativity of Christ in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
On Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of January, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, led the Christmastide services at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.
On Tuesday, January 12, Matushka Hannah Romeo, wife of Priest Demetrio Romeo (rector of St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church in Coconut Creek, FL), reposed in the Lord after a long battle with cancer. She was 48. Born Cari Shereck, Matushka and Fr. Demetrio accepted Holy Orthodoxy together as adults.
On Wednesday, January 13, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, participated in an official Nativity reception in the Consulate of the Russian Federation in New York City, held on behalf of Consul General Igor L. Golubovsky...
On Thursday, January 14, Archimandrite Martin (Hohlfeld), cleric of the Eastern American Diocese, reposed in the Lord. He was 75 years old. Fr. Martin was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1941. He converted to Holy Orthodoxy and, in 2010, was tonsured a reader and ordained subdeacon, deacon, and priest by Bishop Jerome of Manhattan.
On Friday, January 15, the feast of the Repose and Second Finding of the Relics of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the patronal feast day of St. Seraphim Church at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY...
On Tuesday, January 19, the great feast of the Baptism (Theophany) of the Lord, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY has undertaken the task of restoring the church’s historic iconography. This project is both expensive and time-consuming, and the parish is asking for the aid of benefactors in completing this good work.
On Sunday, January 31, the feast day of the Holy Hierarchs Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, and Venerable Cyril & Maria, the parents of Ven. Sergius of Radonezh, with the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Holy Epiphany Cathedral on Yelokhovo Square in Moscow.