On Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of May – the great feast of Holy Pentecost – His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Church in Vineland NJ, where he led the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast day.
On Tuesday, May 22, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, visited St. Nicholas Church in Poughkeepsie, NY, and celebrated Divine Liturgy there in honor of the parish’s patronal feast day.
On Monday the 21st and Tuesday the 22nd of May, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan performed an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Palm Coast, FL, and led the patronal feast day there.
On Friday, May 25, the leave-taking of the feast of the Ascension of our Lord, senior-most cleric of the Russian Church Abroad, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, reposed in the Lord.
On Wednesday evening, May 15, the eve of the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, upon completion of the All-Night Vigil at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, monastery abbot Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel) tonsured two new rassоphore monks: novices Edward (in honor of the Holy Right-Believing Edward, King of England) and Michael (in honor of St. Michael the Archangel).
For the first time since 2001, the candle factory at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY fired up its wax melting stoves. The sisters and their helpers have been able to produce over 11,000 candles since February.
From Wednesday the 2nd through Sunday the 6th of May, the first annual Diaconate Boot Camp was held at St. Nicholas Church in Asheville Fletcher, NC. The event is the part of the Liturgical Arts School project blessed by Metropolitan Hilarion for the purpose of providing intensive courses with hands on training for the minor and major orders, as well as iconography and choir studies.
On Tuesday, May 15, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited the Diocesan Center and, on the eve of the Leavetaking of Pascha, prayed at the evening divine service in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.
On Monday, May 14, the feast of the icon of the Mother of God "Unexpected Joy," Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited the church of the same name on Staten Island, NY, which was marking its patronal feast day, and celebrated Divine Liturgy there.
On Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of May, the Sunday of the Samaritan Women, the divine services in St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC were led by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada.
On Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of May, the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr, Trophy-Bearer, and Wonderworker George, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. George Kuban Cossack Church in Howell, NJ
On Sunday, April 29, the hierarchs, clergy, and faithful of the Russian Church Abroad celebrated the 10th anniversary of the installation of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York...
On Saturday, April 28, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, joined by members of the ROCOR Synod of Bishops, served a panihida at the gravesite of renowned composer, pianist, and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff
On April 22, the Third Sunday of Pascha, Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY marked its patronal feast day. On this day, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, the festal Liturgy was celebrated by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada.
On Sunday, April 29, celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the primatial service of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
On Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of April, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, performed an archpastoral visit to Florida, where he led the divine services in St. Nicholas Monastery in North Fort Meyers and St. Matrona Cathedral in Dania Beach.
On Sunday, April 29, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Russian Alexander II "the Liberator," a commemoration event was held in Howell, NJ, honoring his bicentennial.
On Monday, April 30, a meeting was held in the Synodal residence of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, and the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for Institutions Abroad