At the June 30-July 1, 2016, session of the Synod of Bishops, which was held in San Francisco in the Diocesan Library of Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev) of blessed memory, located in the building formerly housing St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Orphanage, wherein lived, served, and labored the great and holy hierarch and wonderworker John (Maximovitch; +1966).
On Wednesday, July 6, on the occasion of the second feast of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, a procession was held around Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY. Upon completion of the Divine Liturgy, it was led by the dean of the convent’s St. Seraphim Cathedral Archpriest Alexander Fedorowski...
On Thursday, July 7, the feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet St. John the Baptist, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada visited St. John the Forerunner Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy in honor of its minor patronal feast day.
On Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th of July, the feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord John, St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA celebrated its patronal feast day. On Wednesday evening, cathedral clergy, led by rector Archpriest John Sorochka, served the All-Night Vigil.
On Saturday, July 9, the feast day of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in Our Lady of Tikhvin Church at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. His Eminence was co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Salavat & Kumertau...
On July 10, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. His Eminence was co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Salavat & Kumertau and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...
On Tuesday, July 12, the feast day of the Holy Supreme Leaders of the Apostles Peter & Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
On Monday the 11th and Tuesday the 12th of July, the feast day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Apostles Peter & Paul, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, visited the Orthodox youth camp of the Association of Russian Explorers (NORR) in the Catskill Mountains in Woodbourne, NY
Every year, St. George Pathfinders of America’s New York-based "Tsarskoe Selo" Chapter holds a summer camp for boy and girl scouts of Russian heritage in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. The organization is a direct successor to the original Russian scouting movement founded under Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II in 1909.
On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of July, the parishioners of Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD, celebrated the 15th anniversary of their parish. The divine services were led His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God.
The Association of Russian Explorers Outside of Russia (NORR) celebrated its 50th summer camp in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. From Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th of July, many clergy, alumni, and camp friends visited NORR to celebrate this important milestone in the camp’s history. Guests started arriving on Friday evening and pitching tents in the alumni fields.
On Monday, July 18, the feast of the Uncovering of the Relics of the Venerable Sergius, Abbot of Radonezh, and the patronal feast of the English-Language Mission at the Synodal Cathedral, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius Chapel at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City.
On Monday, July 18, the feast of the martyric repose of the Venerable Nun-Martyrs Elizabeth and Barbara, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Rocky Hill, NJ and led its patronal feast day.
On Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th of July, the feast day of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services – the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy – for the patronal feast day of St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ.
On Sunday, July 31, the annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations at St. Vladimir Memorial Church to the Millennium of the Baptism of Rus’ in Jackson, NJ opened with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Leading the service was Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.