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Nanuet, NY: Novo-Diveevo Candle Factory reopens - 05/20/18

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.


Fletcher, NC: First Annual Diaconate Boot Camp held at St. Nicholas Church - 05/20/18

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.


Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas visits Eastern American Diocesan Center for Leavetaking of Pascha - 05/17/18

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.


Staten Island, NY: Patronal Feast of Church of our Lady "Unexpected Joy" - 05/16/18

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.


Washington, DC: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal leads Divine Services in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 05/11/18

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.


Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of St. George Church - 05/07/18

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


Howell, NJ: Senior ROCOR Cleric congratulates Metropolitan Hilarion on 10th Anniversary of Primacy - 05/04/18

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...


New York City: In Keeping with his Last Wishes, Synodal Choir sings Panihida at Grave of Sergei Rachmaninoff - 05/03/18

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


Brooklyn, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal leads Patronal Feast of Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 05/02/18

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.


New York City: Decennial of Metropolitan Hilarion’s Primatial Service celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 05/02/18

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.


Florida: Primatial Visit to St. Matrona Cathedral, St. Nicholas Monastery - 05/01/18

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.


Howell, NJ: Bicentennial of Tsar-Liberator’s Birth commemorated at Diocesan Center - 05/01/18

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.


New York City: ROCOR First Hierarch meets with Chairman of Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for Institutions Abroad - 05/01/18

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


"Truly He is Risen!" How they celebrate Pascha in America - 04/25/18

About half of the parish of the Epiphany of the Lord Church in Boston, MA, consists of people whose grandparents were first-wave immigrants. They had fled Russia forever after the Revolution, many departing on ships from Grafskaya....


Nyack, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in Holy Protection Church - 04/25/18

On April 22, the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


New York City: Holy Myrrhbearers Women’s Choir sings Vigil in Synodal Cathedral - 04/24/18

On Saturday, April 21, the eve of the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, the Holy Myrrhbearers Women’s Choir, renowned throughout the Russian Diaspora and under the direction of Matushka Eugenia Temidis, sang the All-Night Vigil in New York City’s Synodal Cathedral of the Sign for the 21st time in its existence.


New York City: Paschal Reception held in Consulate General of Russian Federation - 04/22/18

On Thursday, April 19, an official reception in honor of the feast of Christ’s Glorious Resurrection was held in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York City on behalf of the Consul General, Sergey K. Ovsyannikov


Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Thomas Sunday Liturgy at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 04/21/18

On St. Thomas Sunday, April 15, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid his traditional archpastoral visit to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy in the convent’s main St. Seraphim of Sarov Cathedral.


Flushing, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Divine Liturgy at Holy Annunciation Church - 04/18/18

On Bright Saturday, April 14, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy. A hierarchal service is usually scheduled each year for the parish’s patronal feast day – April 7.


Pascha in Eastern American Diocesan Monasteries - 04/16/18

On Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, the monastic communities of the Eastern American Diocese celebrated the Feast of feast and Triumph of triumphs: Christ’s Glorious Resurrection – Pascha.


Buena, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Paschal Divine Liturgy in Holy Protection Skete - 04/14/18

On April 10, Bright Tuesday, the third day of Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ.


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in Reception marking Russian-American History Month - 04/13/18

On Thursday, April 12, an official reception was held in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York City, honoring "Russian-American History Month" in the state of New York.


Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Paschal Celebrations at Diocesan Center - 04/12/18

On Bright Monday, April 9, Paschal celebrations were held in the administrative center of the Eastern American Diocese. Before the start of Divine Liturgy, the Holy Fire was brought to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ...


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Paschal Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral - 04/09/18

On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th 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 the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 04/07/18

From a heart filled with radiant joy in the Savior Who has risen from the tomb, I greet you all with these life-affirming words and congratulate you on the "feast of feasts" – the Lord’s Pascha.


New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad leads Great Friday in Synodal Cathedral - 04/07/18

On Great Friday, April 6, when the Holy Church remembers the holy, salvific, and terrible sufferings and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York...


Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 04/07/18

I express my heartfelt greetings to you my brother archpastors, dear in the Lord fathers, brothers and sisters, on this holy, brightest and all-joyous day of the Resurrection of Christ, and in the name of the Three-day Risen God, the Lover of Mankind


New York City: Diocesan Hierarchs read Twelve Passion Gospels in Synodal Cathedral - 04/06/18

At Great Friday Matins on Thursday evening, Christ’s Church triumphally proclaims the tidings of the sufferings and death of the God-man, divided into 12 Gospel readings, called the Passion Gospels.


New York City: Hierarchal Liturgy on Great Thursday in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 04/06/18

On April 5, Thursday of Passion Week, the feast of the Mystical Supper, 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


Nanuet, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Presanctified Liturgy at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 04/05/18

On April 2, an unexpectedly snowy Monday morning, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, came to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY to celebrate the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts.


Nyack, NY: Students from Holy Virgin Protection Church’s Russian School perform Pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/04/18

On Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of March, the fifth Sunday of Great Lent, the students, teachers, and parents of the parish school of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY performed a pilgrimage trip to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


New York City: Palm Sunday in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 04/04/18

On Sunday, April 1, the great feast of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Lazarus Saturday Liturgy at Inexhaustible Chalice Church - 04/03/18

On Saturday, March 31, the feast of the resurrection of the Righteous Lazarus, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to the Metochion Church of our Lady "The Inexhaustible Chalice" in Brooklyn, NY...


New York: Bishop Nicholas serves Lenten Divine Services in New York City, State - 04/02/18

As the radiant feast of the Resurrection of Christ approached, Bishop Nicholas led Lenten divine services in parishes across New York City and State.


Long Island, NY: Joint Lenten Services at St. Seraphim Memorial Church & Holy Intercession Church - 04/02/18

It was with solemnity and great spiritual enthusiasm that the joint celebration of the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts was held in St. Seraphim Memorial Church to the Restoration of Unity with the Russian Orthodox Church in Sea Cliff, NY and the Memorial Divine Liturgy in Holy Protection Church in neighboring Glen Gove


Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Presanctified Liturgy at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 04/02/18

On Friday, March 30 – the eve of Lazarus Saturday – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, and celebrated the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the convent’s main St. Seraphim Cathedral.


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.


 

 

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