July 2015 News Archive
"Prince Vladimir, Unifier of Peoples:" Group of Young People in New York City participates in Work of Ronald McDonald House - 07/03/15
One of the main goals placed before St. Vladimir Youth Association is the organization and gathering of young people to works of charity and social service before their compatriots, and work with children. As a way of manifesting these aims, the Association gathered a group of young people in New York City...
Archpriest Victor Potapov: "What has happened in America is like an Earthquake" - 07/03/15
Every person is a child of God, and everyone deserves to pastoral attention and care. After all, we help the destitute and psychologically ill; we do not turn anyone away. We are all in need of God’s help, but encouraging sin is not allowable.
Wayne, WV: Summer Life at Holy Cross Monastery - 07/03/15
Summer is always a busy time at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. In previous summers at the monastery, large construction projects kept many of the monks busy. Though there are no such construction projects this summer, this doesn’t mean that the summer has been spent idly. Far from it!
Mayfield, PA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of St. John the Baptist Cathedral, co-served by Bishop Saba of Georgian Apostolic Church - 07/07/15
On Tuesday, July 7, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, led the patronal feast day St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA, co-served by His Grace, Bishop Saba, head of the Georgian Apostolic Church in North America.
San Francisco, CA: Bishop Nicholas participates in Celebrations in Honor of St. John of Shanghai & Francisco - 07/07/15
From Friday the 3rd to Tuesday the 7th of July, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, visited churches of the Western American Diocese and took part in the annual celebrations in honor of the Holy Hierarch and Wonderworker John of Shanghai & San Francisco.
Jordanville, NY: Summertime at Holy Trinity Monastery - 07/08/15
Summertime is a very busy time of year for the brotherhood at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. The monks are taking full advantage of the warm weather to complete many necessary outdoor projects with the help of teenagers from the monastery’s Summer Youth Program.
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Tikhvin Church - 07/09/15
On Wednesday the 8th and Thursday the 9th of July, the clergy and faithful of Our Lady of Tikhvin Church at the Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ celebrated the church’s patronal feast day, honoring the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God. Until 1994, this church was named in honor of St. Alexander Nevsky.
Jordanville, NY: Summer Youth Program concludes at Holy Trinity Monastery - 07/11/15
On Saturday, July 11, the 2015 Summer Youth Program came to a close at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. The Summer Youth Program incorporates both monastery life and features of a summer camp: young men have the opportunity to attend monastic services, work beside members of the brotherhood, and participate in candid religious discussions;
Methuen, MA: St. Xenia Parish honors Heavenly Patrons of Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery - 07/11/15
With the arrival of the summer season, active parish life in Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg Church in Methuen, MA continues unabated. The parish’s cemetery is named for Sts. Peter and Paul. Many years ago, before it closed in the 1970s, the cemetery belonged to the parish of St. John the Baptist in Lawrence, MA
New York City: On Feast Sts. Peter & Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 07/12/15
On Sunday, July 12, the feast day of the Holy Supreme Leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad was co-served by Synodal clergy.
Woodbourne, NY: Bishop Nicholas visits NORR Camp to celebrate Patronal Feast - 07/12/15
For the 49th year in a row, youth of the Association of Russian Explorers Outside of Russia (NORR) gathered in their camp in the Catskill Mountains in New York State. Joining them for several days was His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.
Nicaragua: Faithful continue Construction of Holy Transfiguration Church - 07/15/15
The Russian Church Abroad is currently constructing the Church of the Holy Transfiguration in the Rio Negro ("Black River") near Santa Fé, 34km from Boaco, Nicaragua. Under the onsite supervision of Hieromonk Marcos (Calderón),
Jordanville, NY: Visit of Ukrainian Orthodox Church Primate to U.S. Begins - 07/18/15
On Saturday, July 18, the feast day of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Most Blessed Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev & All Ukraine, celebrated Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. His Beatitude was co-served by the Firth Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad,
Rocky Hill, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Elizabeth Church - 07/18/15
On Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of July, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the patronal feast day of St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Rocky Hill, NJ. St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church was originally founded on its feast day, July 5/18, 1998, in the city of Somerville, NJ.
Columbia, SC: Metropolitan Jonah leads Patronal Feast Day at St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church - 07/19/15
From Friday the 17th to Sunday the 19th of July, His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah performed an archpastoral visit to St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Columbia, SC. Over the very full weekend, His Eminence led two All-Night Vigils and two Divine Liturgies...
Howell, NJ: Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church celebrates Liturgy in Diocesan Cathedral before Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Icon - 07/19/15
On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of July, a dual feast awaited the clergy, parishioners, and guests of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. On July 18, prior to the beginning of the All-Night Vigil, the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God arrived at the cathedral from Jordanville, NY.
Jordanville, NY: Patronal Celebrations held at St. Elizabeth Skete - 07/19/15
This year, St. Elizabeth Skete in Jordanville, NY held the official celebrations in honor of their patronal feast day on the following day, Sunday, July 19. Leading the All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening and the celebrating the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning was Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), abbot of neighboring Holy Trinity Monastery.
Constantinople: Group of Holy Trinity Seminary Students & Faculty visit Ecumenical Patriarchate - 07/21/15
From July 14 to 21, two instructors from Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY, Deacon Andrei Psarev and Dr. Vitaly Permiakov, and two second-year students, Abbot Constantin (Churchin) and Novice Angelos Stanway, visited historical sites in Istanbul (Constantinople) and Iznik (Nicaea), Turkey
Howell, NJ: Proposal to Reorganize Eastern American Diocesan Deaneries Confirmed - 07/23/15
In light of recent changes in the leadership of the diocesan deaneries and the task of expanding missionary work that lies before the clergy of the Diocese, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York proposed a reorganization of the deaneries.
Northville, NY: St. George Pathfinders of America honor St. Olga in Commemoration of Centennial of Russian Girl Scouts - 07/25/15
2015 marks the centennial of the first girl scout brigades, and the largest Russian Scouting organization abroad, organized locally as St. George Pathfinders of America (SGPA/ORUR), celebrated the anniversary by holding a jubilee gathering at its "Tsarskoe Selo" Chapter in Northville, NY, from Sunday the 19th to Saturday the 25th of July.
Jackson, NJ: Jubilee Celebrations held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 07/28/15
In 2015, the Eastern American Diocese joined the fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church in celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the repose of the Baptizer and Enlightener of Rus’, the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir. The jubilee celebrations took place at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ...
Moscow: Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, regarding 1000th Anniversary of Repose of Holy Great Prince Vladimir - 07/28/15
His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, addressed an epistle to the archpastors, clergy, monastics, and all faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church regarding the 1000th anniversary of the repose of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir.
Englewood, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion attends Official Reception in Honor of Antiochian Patriarch John X’s Visit to U.S. - 07/29/15
On Tuesday, July 29, at the Englewood, NJ residence of Metropolitan Joseph of New York & North America, head of the Antiochian Archdiocese in North America, an official reception was held in honor of the visit of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch & All the East, to the U.S.
Jordanville, NY: New Cemetery consecrated at Holy Trinity Monastery - 07/31/15
On Friday, July 31, a new cemetery area was consecrated at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. Due to the fact that almost all of the available plots in the older monastery cemeteries have been purchased, a new section has been prepared alongside the oldest cemetery.
Sea Cliff, NY: St. Seraphim Memorial Church Sisterhood offers Humanitarian Donation to Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - 07/31/15
His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev & All Ukraine, was given funds collected by the sisterhood of St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY, for the needs of refugees and victims of the humanitarian catastrophe in the Donbass (Eastern Ukraine).