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Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke performs Monastic Tonsures in Holy Trinity Monastery - 07/12/19

On Monday evening, July 8, the eve of the feast of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse, abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, performed two monastic tonsures at the monastery.


Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy for Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Tikhvin Church - 07/11/19

On Tuesday, July 9, the feast day of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the patronal feast day of the eponymous church in Howell, NJ.


Brookyln, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads patronal feastday of St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 07/09/19

On July 7, the Third Sunday after Pentecost and feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptizer of the Lord John, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Brooklyn on the occasion of its lesser patronal feast.


Mayfield, PA: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 07/08/19

On Sunday, July 7, the feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptizer of the Lord John, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA, where he led the parish’s patronal feast day.


Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion, Bishop Luke perform Archpastoral Visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 07/03/19

On June 30, the Sunday of All Saints who have shone forth in the Russian land, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York performed an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


Burlingame, CA: Bishop Nicholas takes part in Patronal Feast of All Saints of Russia Church - 07/02/19

On June 30, the Sunday of All Saints who have shone forth in the Russian land, the eponymous church in Burlingame, CA celebrated its patronal feast day.


San Francisco, CA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Popular 25th Anniversary Celebrations of Glorification of St. John (Maximovitch) the Wonderworker - 07/02/19

On Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th of June, the Diocesan Cathedral of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in San Francisco, CA hosted the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the glorification of the Holy Hierarch John, Archbishop and Wonderworker of Shanghai & San Francisco.


San Francisco, CA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Regular Session of Synod of Bishops - 07/02/19

A regular meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, planned to coincide with the celebrations in memory of the Holy Hierarch John, Wonderworker of Shanghai & San Francisco, and the 25th anniversary of his glorification, convened within the Western American Diocese.


Howell, NJ: Bishop Luke leads All-Night Vigil in Diocesan Cathedral - 06/29/19

On Saturday, June 29, the eve of the feast of All Saints who have shone forth in the Russian Land, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, where he led the festal All-Night Vigil.


Jordanville, NY: Pentecost & Holy Spirit Day at Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/27/19

The two-day celebration of Pentecost and Holy Spirit Day at Holy Trinity Seminary & Monastery in Jordanville, NY, on June 15-17 included significant personal moments for one current seminarian and two alumni.


New York City: On Sunday of All Saints, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 06/24/19

On June 23, the Sunday of All Saints, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke serves Funeral for Matushka Marina Girard in Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/22/19

On Tuesday, June 16, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse celebrated Divine Liturgy and served the funeral for Matushka Marina Girard, who reposed in the Lord after a long serious illness on Wednesday, July 12.


Vineland, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Church - 06/20/19

On Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of June, the great feast of Holy Pentecost, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited Holy Trinity Church in Vineland, NJ, and led the parish’s patronal feast day.


Mebane, NC: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Archpastoral Visit to Holy Trinity Church, Diaconal Ordination - 06/19/19

On Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of June, the great feast of Holy Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Church in Mebane, NC, where he led the pastoral feast day and performed a diaconal ordination.


Mahopac, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Pentecost Services in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 06/18/19

On Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of June, Bishop Jerome led the divine services for the great feast of Holy Pentecost – the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. Serving alongside His Grace were parish clerics: rector Priest George Temidis and Deacon Alexey Pnev.


Clearwater, FL: Matushka Marina Girard has reposed in the Lord - 06/14/19

On Wednesday, June 12, Matushka Marina Girard, (wife of Archpriest Laurence Girard; +2012), reposed in the Lord after a long and serious illness.


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy on Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council in Synodal Cathedral - 06/12/19

On June 9, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Odessa, Ukraine: Feast of Our Lady "Surety of Sinners" - 06/12/19

On Tuesday, June 11, the feast of Holy Hierarch Luke of Crimea and the Icon of the Mother of God "Surety of Sinners," Metropolitan Agathangel of Odessa & Izmail celebrated Divine Liturgy in the eponymous church in Odessa.


Jerusalem: Feast of Lord’s Ascension on Mount of Olives - 06/11/19

On Thursday, June 6, the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Eminence Mark, Archbishop of Berlin & Germany, led the patronal celebrations at the Convent of the Ascension of the Lord on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


Jordanville, NY: 2019 Holy Trinity Seminary holds Annual Commencement - 06/10/19

On June 2, the Sunday of the Blind Man, Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY held its annual commencement ceremony. With God's grace, the seminary had the joy of graduating three seminarians in the Class of 2019: Milan Dragisic (Valedictorian), Milos Bozic, and Dragan Vujicic.


Ukraine: Bishop Nicholas serves in Kiev Caves Lavra on Sunday of Fathers of First Ecumenical Council - 06/09/19

On June 9, the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev & All Ukraine, celebrated Divine Liturgy in Dormition Cathedral of the Holy Dormition-Kiev Caves Lavra, reports the UOC’s Department of Information & Education.


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy for Feast of Ascension in Synodal Cathedral - 06/07/19

On Thursday, June 6, the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Nashville, TN: Clergy, Faithful bid Farewell to Deacon Andre Zavalin - 06/06/19

On Monday, June 3, the clergy and faithful of Greater Nashville bade farewell to Deacon Andre Zavalin, who reposed on June 1 after a long and serious illness


Jackson, NJ: Clergy & Faithful commemorate Victims of Lienz Massacre - 06/03/19

On June 2, the Sunday of the Blind Man, the faithful gathered at St. Vladimir Cemetery in Jackson, NJ for a panihida at St. John the Baptist Chapel to commemorate the victims of Lienz.


Nashville, TN: Deacon Andrei Zavalin reposed in the Lord - 06/01/19

On Saturday, June 1, after a long and serious illness, Deacon Andrei Zavalin, cleric of St. Innocent of Moscow Mission in Nashville, TN, reposed in the Lord.


Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Theological Seminary holds Naming Ceremony of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov Hall - 06/01/19

Saturday, May 25, marked the one-year anniversary of the repose of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, the beloved long-time pastor of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.


Howell, NJ: Hierarchal Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 06/01/19

On May 26, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, co-served by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada.


Jerusalem: Bishop Nicholas leads Pilgrimage to Holy Land - 05/31/19

On Tuesday, May 28, clergy and laity of the Russian Church Abroad began their pilgrimage, organized by the parish of St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY and led by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Lewisburg, PA: St. John of Shanghai Parish purchases Land for Future Church - 05/29/19

On Monday, May 20, the parish of St. John of Shanghai & San Francisco, Wonderworker of America, formerly Holy Protection Mission, completed the purchase of land in Lewisburg, PA, which will be the home of its new church.


Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral on First Anniversary of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov’s Repose - 05/29/19

On Saturday, May 25, the first anniversary of the repose of the Eastern American Diocese’s eldest cleric, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated the Liturgy for the Departed


Nyack, NY: Parish School at Holy Protection Church completes School Year - 05/29/19

On Saturday, May 18, the parish Russian School at Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, celebrated the completion of the 2018-2019 school year. After morning prayers, final exams and lessons were held, after which a thanksgiving moleben was served in the church.


Howell, NJ: Parish School Year concludes at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 05/29/19

On Saturday, May 11, a moleben was served in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ for the students and graduates of the parish Russian School, marking the end of the school year.


New York City: Conference on Translation & Hymnography in Memory of Fr. Joseph (Lambertsen) held at Synod of Bishops - 05/29/19

On Saturday, May 11, a conference on translation and hymnography held at Synod of Bishops in New York City. Dedicated to the memory of translator and hymnographer Fr. Joseph (Isaac Lambertsen) and his editor and publisher Archpriest Gregory Williams,


Jordanville, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Funeral for Lev I. Pawlinets in Holy Trinity Monastery - 05/28/19

On Tuesday, May 21, the feast of the Holy Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, the eldest inhabitant of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, Lev I. Pawlinets, reposed quietly in the hospital after a brief illness.


Coconut Creek, FL: Bishop Nicholas visits Paideia Classical Academy - 05/28/19

On Thursday, May 23, Paideia Classical Academy in Coconut Creek, FL, received an archpastoral visit from Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Minor Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral - 05/26/19

On Wednesday, May 22, the feast of Mid-Pentecost and the Transfer of the Relics of Holy Hierarch & Wonderworker Nicholas from Myra in Lycia to Bari, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City.


Poughkeepsie, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church - 05/26/19

On Sunday, May 20, Bishop Jerome paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Poughkeepsie, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy. His Grace’s visit was timed in honor of the parish’s approaching patronal feast day – the Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas from Myra to Bari – May 9/22.


New York City: Hierarchal Divine Services & Jubilee Banquet in Synodal Cathedral - 05/26/19

On May 19, the Sunday of the Paralytic, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Feast of icon of the Mother of God “Inexhaustible Chalice” - 05/26/19

On Saturday, May 18, the feast of the icon of the Mother of God "Inexhaustible Chalice," Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to the eponymous stavropegial metochion church in Brooklyn, NY, in honor of its patronal feast day.


Staten Island, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of "Unexpected Joy" Church - 05/17/19

On Tuesday, May 14, the feast of the icon of the Mother of God "Unexpected Joy," Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to the eponymous church in Staten Island, NY


Detroit, MI: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Holy Dormition Cathedral - 05/16/19

On May 12, the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, with the blessing of His Eminence Peter, Archbishop of Chicago & Mid-America, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, celebrated Divine Liturgy in Holy Dormition Cathedral in Ferndale (Detroit), MI.


Syracuse, NY: Bishop Luke celebrates Liturgy in Entrance of the Mother of God Church, presents Rector with Distinguished Award - 05/16/19

On May 12, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, His Grace Luke, Bishop of Syracuse, paid an archpastoral visit to the Church of the Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin in Jamesville (near Syracuse), NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 05/16/19

On May 12, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY, and led the parish’s patronal feast day.


Nyack, NY: On Myrrhbearers Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy at Holy Virgin Protection Church - 05/16/19

On May 12, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


Rockaway Beach, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion pays Archpastoral Visit to Holy Evangelist Mark Mission - 05/12/19

On Wednesday, May 8, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Apostle & Evangelist Mark Mission. His Eminence celebrated Divine Liturgy for the first patronal feast day of the new mission in Rockaway Beach


Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Thomas Sunday Liturgy at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 05/08/19

On the day of Antipascha, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Seraphim Cathedral of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY.


Hartford, CT: On Thomas Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy of St. Mark in Holy Panteleimon Church - 05/08/19

On Thomas Sunday, May 5, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy of the Holy Apostle Mark


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion attends Paschal Reception at Representation of Patriarchal Parishes in USA - 05/08/19

On Monday, May 6, the traditional Paschal reception was held at St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City, hosted by His Grace Matthew, Bishop of Sourozh, interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, and His Excellency, Consul General of the Russian Federation Sergei K. Ovsyannikov.


The Lord’s Pascha in the Parishes & Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 05/08/19

New Photographs 05/10/19 Albums with photographs of the feast of feasts – the Lord’s Pascha ‒ in the Eastern American Diocese will be published on the diocesan website


Des Plains, IL: Funeral Services for Newly Reposed Archbishop Alypy served in Holy Protection Diocesan Cathedral - 05/01/19

On Bright Tuesday, April 30, the hierarchs, clergy, and faithful of the Mid-American Diocese bade farewell to their long-time ruling hierarch, Archbishop Alypy (Gamanovich). who reposed on the feast of Christ’s Glorious Resurrection, April 28.


Jordanville, NY: Pascha in Holy Trinity Monastery - 05/01/19

On Saturday night the 27th and Sunday the 28th of April, divine services for the great feast of Christ’s Glorious Resurrection were held in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, led by the monastery’s abbot, Bishop Luke of Syracuse. He was co-served by monastery and seminary faculty clergy.


Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan pays Archpastoral Visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 04/29/19

On Monday, April 29, the second day of Pascha, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, where he celebrated the Paschal Divine Liturgy.


Sydney, Australia: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Paschal Services in Sts. Peter & Paul Diocesan Cathedral - 04/29/19

On Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of April, the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the festal divine services in Sts. Peter & Paul Diocesan Cathedral in Sydney, Australia.


New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 04/29/19

On Saturday night and early Sunday morning, April 27-28, Paschal celebrations were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, led by Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan


New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Great Friday Services in Synodal Cathedral - 04/27/19

On Great Friday, April 26, when the Holy Churchremembers the holy, salvific, and terrible sufferings anddeath of our Lord Jesus Christ


Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 04/27/19

On this wondrous day of great solemnity, filled with a special joy in the Lord Jesus Who has risen from the tomb, I convey my heartfelt congratulations to all of you....


Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 04/27/19

With profound spiritual joy in the Lord I greet you all on this jubilant, joyous night of the Matins of the Resurrection of Christ and Paschal Liturgy! I greet you on the Resurrection of Christ, the most triumphant and exultant of all holidays!


New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Great Thursday Services in Synodal Cathedral - 04/26/19

On Great and Holy Thursday, April 25 – the commemoration of the Mystical Supper – Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services on Great & Holy Wednesday - 04/25/19

On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 24, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated the final Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts for this year in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services for Palm Sunday in Synodal Cathedral - 04/24/19

On Sunday, April 21, the great feast of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem, also known by Christians as Palm Sunday, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Lazarus Saturday Liturgy in Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 04/24/19

On Saturday, April 20, the feast of the resurrection of the Righteous Lazarus, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY, and celebrated Divine Liturgy there. 


"Always Turn to our Lord & Savior!" – An Exhortation to Newly-Tonsured Monks - 04/23/19

On the night of Thursday, April 18, the eve of the 40th day of the Great Fast, the abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, Bishop Luke of Syracuse, tonsured three monks to the Lesser Schema.


Atlanta, GA: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast Day of St. Mary of Egypt Church - 04/21/19

On Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of April, the feast of Venerable Mary of Egypt, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA,


Columbia, SC: Myrrh-Streaming Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" visits the Carolinas - 04/20/19

On Tuesday, April 16, the myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" continued its visitation through the Eastern American Diocese, arriving in Columbia, SC from Atlanta, GA


New York City: Bishop Nicholas performs Sacrament of Holy Unction in Synodal Cathedral - 04/19/19

On Friday, April 19, the eve of Lazarus Saturday, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led Matins and the sacrament of Holy Unction in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Atlanta, GA: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services in Joy of All Who Sorrow Church - 04/19/19

On Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th of April, the feast of the Laudation of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to the Church of Our Lady "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in Cumming (Atlanta), GA.


Flushing, NY: Patronal Feast Day of Holy Annunciation Church - 04/16/19

On Sunday, April 7, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, the eponymous church in Flushing, NY celebrated its patronal feast day


Brooklyn, NY: Faithful receive Sacrament of Holy Unction in New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 04/16/19

On April 14, the Sunday of Venerable Mary of Egpyt, the Sacrament of Holy Unction was served in the Church of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia in Brooklyn, NY


New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Reading of Great Penitential Canon in Synodal Cathedral - 04/13/19

The fifth week of Great Lent sees a Matins service that has come to be known as the "Standing of St. Andrew." During this service, for the only time throughout the year, the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is read in its entirety


Howell, NJ: Diocesan Council holds Regular Meeting after Lenten Retreat - 04/12/19

On Wednesday, April 3, after the conclusion of the annual Lenten Retreat held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, the Eastern American Diocesan Council held its quarterly meeting.


Washington, DC: Grace-Filled Days in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 04/08/19

On April 1-3, three priests from St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC – Archpriest David Pratt, Priest Alexander Resnikoff, and Priest Damian Dantinne – took part in the annual Great Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese, held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. 


Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas performs Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 04/08/19

On March 31, 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.


Jordanville, NY: "Chastity, Purity, Integrity" – Holy Trinity Seminary hosts Conference on Orthodox Anthropology - 04/08/19

With Bishop Luke, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, rector of Holy Trinity Seminary, and abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery presiding and offering all prayers, and Archpriest Alexander, dean of Holy Trinity Seminary...


Nanuet, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Feast of Forty Martyrs in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 04/06/19

On Friday, March 22, the feast day of the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, celebrated the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts in St. Seraphim Cathedral at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY.


Howell, NJ: Third Day of Eastern American Diocesan Clergy Retreat concludes with Celebration of Presanctified Liturgy - 04/06/19

On Wednesday, April 3, the Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Clergy Retreat held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, concluded with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts, led by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Howell, NJ: Resolution of the Lenten Retreat of Eastern American Diocesan Clergy - 04/04/19

We, the clergymen of the over 100 parishes, monasteries, and missions of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, having gathered under the sacred eaves of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ


Howell, NJ: Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Retreat continues at Diocesan Center - 04/04/19

On Tuesday, April 2, the Lenten Retreat of clergy of the Eastern American Diocese opened with a moleben in St. Alexander Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.


Howell, NJ: Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Pastoral Retreat begins at Diocesan Center - 04/02/19

On Monday evening, April 1, 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, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 04/02/19

On March 31, the Sunday of the Cross, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


New York City: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Presanctified Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/30/19

On March 29, Friday of the third week of Great Lent, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the Vespers and the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts in the Chapel of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Synodal Residence in New York City.


Rochester, NY: Bishop Nicholas visits Protection of the Mother of God Church - 03/29/19

On March 23-24, the second Sunday of Great Lent, Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY.


Brooklyn, NY: Eastern American Diocese greets Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" - 03/27/19

On Saturday, March 23, the myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived in the Eastern American Diocese from Moscow. The holy icon and its guardian, Sergey Fomin, were greeted by Archpriest Serge Lukianov (rector of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY).


Hartford, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services in St. Panteleimon Church - 03/25/19

On Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of March, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT, where he led the divine services.


Boston, MA: Local Parishes hold Joint Rite of Orthodoxy Service - 03/24/19

On Sunday, March 17, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, local parishes of the Greater Boston area, served Vespers with the Rite of Orthodoxy in Holy Epiphany Church in Roslindale, MA.


Jordanville: "Last Days of the Last Tsar" Exhibit extended to May 17 - 03/23/19

There are many museums in Central NY. Among the most interesting is the Russian History Museum located on the grounds of the historic Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville. Who knew there was a museum in Jordanville?


Strathfield, Australia: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy, leads Rite of Orthodoxy - 03/21/19

On Sunday, March 17, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, Archbishop of Australia & New Zealand, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Sts. Peter & Paul Diocesan Cathedral in Strathfield, Australia.


New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Triumph of Orthodoxy Rite in Synodal Cathedral - 03/20/19

On Sunday, March 17, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy and led the Rite of Orthodoxy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


Jordanville, NY: First Week of Great Lent in Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/18/19

During the first week of Great Lent, March 11-16, the full cycle of divine services was held in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


New York – Charlotte – Mebane: On First Week of Great Lent, Bishop Nicholas leads Hierarchal Services in Diocesan Parishes - 03/18/19

On the first week of Great Lent, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan performed archpastoral visits to parishes of the Diocese, and led the lenten services there.


Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion visits Novo-Diveevo Convent, performs Monastic Tonsure - 03/18/19

On Tuesday of the first week of Great Lent, March 12, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY.


New York City: Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral on Theodore Saturday - 03/16/19

On Saturday, March 16, Great Lenten services were held at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


11th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose - 03/16/19

March 16, the Saturday of the Holy Great-Martyr Theodore the Tyro, marks eleven years since the repose of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus – the fifth First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad. In the parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese, the clergy and faithful prayed for the repose of his radiant soul.


Buena, NJ: On Obedience with the Most Holy Theotokos – A Primatial Visit to Holy Protection Skete - 03/15/19

The road to Holy Protection Skete, in Cossackdom’s Buena, NJ – is quiet and joyful. Sunrays gleam through the wild forest. A two-and-a-half-hour drive from New York City, about one and a half from Howell, NJ, where there is also a Cossack community and where in 1947 the World Cossack Association was founded...


Brighton Beach, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Lesser Consecration of Inexhaustible Chalice Church - 03/15/19

On Saturday, March 9, the feast of the First & Second Findings of the Precious Head of St. John the Forerunner, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the Lesser Consecration and celebration of Divine Liturgy in the Stavropegial Metropolitan Metochion Church of the Icon of the Mother of God "The Inexhaustible Chalice" in Brighton Beach, NY.


New York City: Divine Services for First Week of Great Lent held in Synodal Cathedral - 03/13/19

On Monday of the first week, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, read the Canon in the Synodal Cathedral. On Tuesday, it was read by diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan who, as the icon’s guardian, traveled with it from New Zealand to New York.


New York City: Hierarchal Services for Forgiveness Sunday held in Synodal Cathedral - 03/13/19

On Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday, March 10, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City...


Howell, NJ: Registration for 2019 Lenten Clergy Retreat is Open - 03/08/19

Online registration for the 2019 Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese has opened on the diocesan website. 


Jordanville, NY: Parish School of Holy Epiphany Church performs Pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/08/19

On February 17, the Sunday of the Prodigal Son the Parish School of Holy Epiphany Church in Roslindale (Boston), MA, dedicated to the memory of the Holy Royal-Martyr Tsarevich Alexis, organized a pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY


Rockaway, NY: New Missionary Parish of Holy Apostle & Evangelist Mark Opens - 03/08/19

The Rockaway Peninsula was purchased from the Mohicans by the Dutch in 1639. It is long, narrow spit, with one side facing the Atlantic Ocean, and the other separated by a long strait from the part of Long Island that is now Brooklyn.


Sea Cliff, NY: St. Seraphim Memorial Church appeals to Human Rights Organizations to Investigate Persecution of Ukrainian Church - 03/08/19

An appeal to international human rights organizations to investigate the growing number of human rights violations against the clergy and faithful of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the headship of His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev & All Ukraine, has been published by the clergy...


St. George’s: Orthodox Community in Grenada to open New Mission Parish - 03/08/19

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, on February 5-11, Archpriest Peter Jackson (dean of the Spanish Missions Deanery) visited St. George’s, the capital city of Grenada.


New York City: Memory of Long-time Warden Prince Vladimir Galitzine honored in Synodal Cathedral - 02/26/19

On February 24, the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, concelebrated by diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and cathedral clergy


Howell, NJ: Triple Jubilee of Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad’s Ataman Alexander Pewnew celebrated in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 02/26/19

On Sunday, February 17, a celebratory moleben was served after Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, in honor of the triple jubilee of Alexander M. Pewnew, ataman of the Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad, and his spouse, Elizabeth G. Pewnew.


New York City: Sermon by Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye & Melitopol on Sunday of Holy New Martyrs of Russia - 02/26/19

On Sunday, February 10, the feast day of the Synaxis of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of the Russian Church, His Eminence Luke, Metropolitan of Zaporozhye & Melitopol, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy for Meeting of the Lord in St. John the Forerunner Cathedral - 02/19/19

On Friday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. John the Forerunner Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY, where he celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy.


New York City: Namesday of Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 02/18/19

On Saturday, February 16, the feast day of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Nicholas, Archbishop of Japan, the clergy and faithful congratulated Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan on his namesday in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


Glen Cove, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Divine Liturgy in Holy Intercession Church - 02/18/19

On February 17, the Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee, with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


Jordanville, NY: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad leads Episcopal Consecration of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese - 02/17/19

On Tuesday, February 12, the feast of the Three Great Hierarchs – Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy and led the episcopal consecration of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka


New York City: Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye & Melitopol celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 02/16/19

On February 11, the Sunday of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye & Melitopol celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy Presentation Church - 02/16/19

On Thursday the 14th and Friday the 15th of February, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT, and led the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast day.


Norwich, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 02/13/19

On February 10, the Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan arrived in Norwich, CT to lead the divine services for the patronal feast day of the church of the same name.


Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 02/13/19

On February 10, the Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion paid an archpastoral visit to their eponymous church in Brooklyn, NY


Consecration Address of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese - 02/12/19

With fear and trembling in my heart, with great turmoil I come to your summons, for if according to the words of the Holy Hierarch John Chrysostom, few priests will be saved, what can await me in the future life?


Jordanville, NY: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad leads Rite of Nomination of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse - 02/12/19

On Monday evening, February 11, the eve of the feast of the Three Great Hierarchs – Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the Rite of Nomination of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka)


Holy Trinity Monastery will live-stream divine services during the nomination and consecration of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse - 02/06/19

The official website of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, will live-stream the festive divine services during the nomination and consecration of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse; the schedule of services is also posted here. 


New York City: On Feast Day of Venerable Maximus the Confessor, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 02/06/19

On Sunday, February 3, the feast of Venerable Maximus the Confessor, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Kiev: Diocesan Deans concelebrate with Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev & All Ukraine - 02/06/19

The diocesan deans were received by His Beatitude in the working residence of the Primate, located on the territory of the Kiev Caves Lavra. Here, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Onufry, conversed with the clergymen of the Russian Church Abroad and their companions, discussing the current situation of the Church in the Ukrainian land...


Moscow: Primate of Russian Church presents Ecclesiastical Award Metropolitan Hilarion on 10th Anniversary of Local Council, Patriarchal Enthronement - 02/04/19

On Friday, February 1, His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, presented ecclesiastical awards to an array of hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Throne Room of the Patriarchal Residence of Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.


Moscow: Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs take part in Tenth Anniversary Celebrations of Enthronement of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill - 02/04/19

On Friday, February 1, the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was joined by the Primates and representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches, On Friday, February 1, the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was joined by the Primates and representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches...


Boston, MA: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads Festal Services in Holy Epiphany Church - 01/25/19

On Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of January, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited Holy Epiphany Church in Boston, MA...


New York City: Theophany celebrated at Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 01/21/19

The clergy and parishioners of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City celebrated the great feast of the Theophany of the Lord.


Nanuet, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 01/20/19

On Monday the 14th and Tuesday the 15th of January, Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY celebrated the patronal feast of the convent’s principal church – St. Seraphim Cathedral.


New York City: Hierarchal Divine Services on Leavetaking of Nativity of Christ - 01/18/19

On Sunday, January 13, Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City was celebrated by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


New York City: Traditional Nativity Reception held in Russian Federation Consulate - 01/17/19

On January 15, a traditional Nativity reception was held in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York City on behalf of Consul General Sergey K. Ovsyannikov and the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in the United States.


Mahopac, NY: Nativity of Christ at New Kursk Root Hermitage - 01/15/19

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, the clergy and faithful of the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY celebrated the great feast of the Nativity of the Lord.


New York City: Christ’s Nativity in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 01/09/19

On Sunday the 6th and Monday the 7th of January, the great feast of the Nativity according to the flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, festal services were held in New York City’s Synodal Cathedral of the Sign.


The Nativity of our Lord in parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 01/08/19

The Diocesan Media Office has begun publishing photo-reports of the Nativity of our Lord in parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese on the diocesan website. 


Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia - 01/05/19

Today, like the shepherds of Bethlehem two thousand years ago, with joy and loving-tenderness we hearken to the triumphant voice of the angel: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill among men"


Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 01/05/19

I offer my words of greeting, which are inspired by Christian love, on this great feast of the Nativity of Christ! With a warm heart I wish you all profound and inalienable peace, heralded by the angels above the town of Bethlehem on that holy night, when "the Word was made flesh" (John 1:14).


Washington, DC: "Happy Birthday, Father Victor!" – In Honor of Archpriest Victor Potapov’s 70th - 01/04/19

Our dear Fr. Victor Potapov has turned 70. This is probably a youthful age, because it is hard to imagine a person more young at heart, more active, and more helpful to others than our batushka. And, certainly, this is a blessing, for the Lord to send our parish such a remarkable rector.


Buena, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Holy Protection Skete, presents Abbot’s Staff to Rector - 01/03/19

On Sunday, December 23, the feast day of the Holy Hierarch Joasaph of Belgorod, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


New York City: On Sunday of Holy Forefathers, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/03/19

On Sunday, December 30, the 31st Sunday after Pentecost and that of the Holy Forefathers, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


 

 

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