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Atlanta, GA: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Archpastoral Visit to St. Mary of Egypt Church - 03/31/18

From Friday the 23rd to Sunday the 25th of March, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, performed an archpastoral visit to St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell, GA.


Charlotte, NC: Metropolitan Hilarion visits "Reigning" Mother of God Church - 03/30/18

On March 17-18, the Sunday of St. John Climacus, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited the Church of the Icon of the "Reigning" Mother of God in Charlotte, NC, and led the divine services.


Geneva, Switzerland: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visits Western European Diocese - 03/27/18

On Friday, March 23, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan (temporary administrator of the Western European Diocese), arrived in the Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Geneva, Switzerland.


Wayne, WV: "Softener of Evil Hearts" Icon visits Holy Cross Monastery - 03/27/18

On Monday, March 19, the myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne, WV. The icon has been touring in the United States, coming most recently from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington, DC.


Paterson, NJ: Sacrament of Holy Unction in St. Michael Cathedral - 03/26/18

On March 25, the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, the Sacrament of Holy Unction was performed by local clergy in Holy Archangel Michael Cathedral in Paterson, NJ.


Resaca, GA: Pilgrimage to Glorious Ascension Monastery - 03/24/18

From Friday the 16th through Sunday the 18th of March, members of the Sisterhood of St. Lydia from St. John Cassian Chapel in Bessemer, AL made a Lenten pilgrimage to the Monastery of the Glorious Ascension in Resaca, GA


Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visits Russia - 03/23/18

From Monday, February 26, to Friday, March 2, with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Russia, Abroad, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan made an official trip to Russia


Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Feast of 40 Martyrs at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 03/22/18

On Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th of March, the feast of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, and led the divine services there.


Washington, DC: Blessed Days in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 03/21/18

At the conclusion of the retreat, the clergy, enriched by their interaction with their brother clergy from across the Eastern American Diocese, returned home, bringing with them the myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" and her guardian, Sergei Fomin.


Brooklyn, NY: Faithful Participate in Sacrament of Holy Unction in New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 03/21/18

On March 18, the Sunday of St. John Climacus, the Sacrament of Holy Unction was served in the Church of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia in Brooklyn, NY. Over 250 Orthodox Christians, including parishioners of church in Brooklyn and across New York, participated in Holy Unction.


Jordanville, NY: 10th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose commemorated at Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/20/18

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the repose of the widely beloved Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla; +2008), First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, clergy from across the United States and Canada joined Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan at Holy Trinity Monastery...


Photographs of the Diocesan Lenten Clergy Retreat - 03/20/18

On March 12-14, the clergy of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA held a joint Lenten clergy retreat in the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. We offer our readers an extended photoalbum of the retreat here.


Moscow: His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill performs Memorial Litiya for Metropolitan Laurus - 03/17/18

On Friday, March 16, the 10th anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla; (+ March 16, 2008) of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, after a meeting of the Supreme Ecclesiastical Council of the Russian Orthodox Church,


Bessemer, AL: Patronal Feast Day of St. John Cassian Chapel - 03/16/18

On March 11, the Sunday of the Cross, St. John Cassian Chapel in Bessemer, AL was visited by Archimandrite Maximos (Weimar) of the Brotherhood of St. Dionysios the Areopagite in St. James, NY. Fr. Maximos brought with him the Brotherhood’s relic of the True Cross for the faithful to venerate.


Howell, NJ: Lenten Clergy Retreat concludes with Presanctified Liturgy - 03/16/18

On Wednesday, March 14, the Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA concluded with the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. In keeping with recent tradition, the retreat took place on the fourth week of Great Lent, following the Sunday of the Cross.


Howell, NJ: Second Day of Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Clergy Retreat - 03/13/18

On Tuesday, March 13, the Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese continued at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. After a light breakfast, Retreat participants – including clergy from the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and some minor order clergy and matushkas – gathered in the cathedral to greet the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad


Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas performs Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 03/12/18

On March 11, the Sunday of the Cross, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY.


Howell, NJ: Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Pastoral Retreat begins at Diocesan Center - 03/12/18

On Monday evening, March 12, the annual Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese convened in the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Clergy from across the Diocese were in attendance.


New York City: On Sunday of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/11/18

On March 11, the Sunday of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Howell, NJ: Bishop Nikolai (Soraich), Softener of Evil Hearts Icon visit St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 03/11/18

The divine services for the Sunday of the Cross, March 10-11, were particularly eventful and joyous at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. The services were led by His Grace, Bishop Nikolai (Soraich), and held under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God “Softener of Evil Hearts.”


Hartford, CT: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Presanctified Liturgy in St. Panteleimon Church - 03/11/18

On Friday, March 9, the feast of the First and Second Findings of the Head of St. John the Forerunner, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT, where he officiated at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.


St. James, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion blesses New Monastery of St. Dionysios the Areopagite - 03/09/18

On Wednesday, March 7, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to the new premises of the Monastery of St. Dionysios the Areopagite in St. James, NY. His Eminence met and spoke with the brethren, after which he served a moleben and blessed the new monastery building.


Rochester, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Divine Liturgy in Protection of the Mother of God Church - 03/08/18

Since the time of Archbishop Averky (Taushev; +1976), there has been a tradition for a ruling or vicar bishop of the Eastern American Diocese to visit Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY every years on the second Sunday of Great Lent. This tradition was continued, first by Metropolitan Laurus (+2008), and currently by His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan.


Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 03/05/18

On March 4, the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Funeral Services for Prince Vladimir Galitzine in Synodal Cathedral - 03/02/18

On Monday, February 26, a multitude of the faithful gathered at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City to bid farewell to Prince Vladimir Kirillovich Galitzine, the cathedral’s warden for over 40 years. The funeral service was led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.


Jordanville, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Triumph of Orthodoxy Services in Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/01/18

After celebrating Divine Liturgy in Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY on the Saturday of the Great-Martyr Theodore Tyro, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, set out for Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


Belyov, Russia: Schema-Archimandrite Averky (Shvetsov-Zagarsky) has Reposed in the Lord - 03/01/18

On Saturday, February 24, Schema-Archimandrite Averky (Shvetsov-Zagarsky), eldest cleric of the Belyov Diocese and the Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery in Anastasovo, Tula Oblast, reposed in the Lord. He was 102 years old.


 

 

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