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Washington, DC: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visits St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 04/14/21

On Friday, April 9, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, arrived in Washington, DC to lead the divine services in St. John the Baptist Cathedral for the 4th Sunday of Great Lent.


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Howell, NJ: New Jersey Deanery holds Clergy Gathering - 04/13/21

On April 11, the Sunday of Venerable John Climacus, the clergy of the New Jersey Deanery gathered at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ, for a Lenten Vespers, a spiritual talk, and fraternal interaction.


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Jordanville, NY: On Feast of Annunciation, Bishop Luke celebrates Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/11/21

On Wednesday, April 7, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse celebrated Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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New York City: Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos in celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 04/09/21

On Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th of April, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York officiated the festal All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


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New York City: On Sunday of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 04/05/21

On April 4, the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


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Howell, NJ: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy, performs Diaconal Ordination in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 04/05/21

On April 4, the Sunday of the Cross, His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw), paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy


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Methuen, MA: Clergy of New England Deanery hold Gathering at St. Xenia Church - 04/04/21

On Friday, April 2, clergy of the New England Deanery gathered at St. Xenia Church in Methuen, MA for Presanctified Liturgy.


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Nanuet, NY: 60th Anniversary of Archpriest Alexander Fedorowski’s Priestly Ordination celebrated in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 04/03/21

On Thursday, April 1, diocesan hierarchs joined the clergy and parishioners of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY in gathering to honor longtime convent cleric Archpriest Alexander Fedorowski on the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the holy priesthood.


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Rochester, NY: Bishop Nicholas visits Protection of the Mother of God Church - 04/02/21

On March 28, the second Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated to the Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, visited Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY.


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Moscow, Russia: Diocesan Council Member Archpriest Alexandre Antchoutine visits Moscow Diocese - 04/01/21

From February 17-27, with the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, Eastern American Diocesan Council member Archpriest Alexandre Antchoutine paid a working visit to the Moscow Diocese.


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New York City: On Second Sunday of Great Lent, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/29/21

On March 28, the Second Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated to the Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion surveys Renovations at Holy New Martyrs Church - 03/29/21

On Thursday, March 25, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, visited Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY, in order to survey the progress of recent renovations in the church building


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Jordanville, NY: Sunday of Orthodoxy at Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/27/21

After the first week of Great Lent, one of strict fasting and long and penitential services, the brethren of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the triumph over the heresy of iconoclasm.


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New York City: Divine Services held for First Week of Great Lent - 03/24/21

Divine services for the first week of Great Lent were held in churches of the Russian Church Abroad in New York City.


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Jordanville, NY: First Week of Great Lent in Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/20/21

During the first week of Great Lent, March 15-19, the full cycle of divine services was held in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. Leading the reading of the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete in the evenings, as well as the Divine Liturgies of the Presanctified Gifts, was Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse.


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Virginia: Metropolitan Jonah performs Diaconal Ordination at St. Demetrios Monastery, Priestly Ordination at St. Herman of Alaska Church - 03/17/21

On Friday, March 5, Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Monastery of St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki in Spotsylvania, VA, where, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, he performed the diaconal ordination of Fr. James Krueger.


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13th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose - 03/16/21

Tuesday, March 16, marks thirteen years since the repose of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus – the fifth First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.


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New York City: On Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/16/21

On March 14, Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday, the commemoration of Adam’s expulsion from Paradise, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Hollywood, CA: Archpriest Viktor Tseshkovsky reposed in the Lord - 03/15/21

On Clean Monday, March 15, the first day of Great Lent, Archpriest Viktor Tseshkovsky, cleric of the Western American Diocese and rector of Protection of the Holy Virgin Church in Hollywood, CA, died suddenly at the age of 62.


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New York City: Regular Session of Synod of Bishops Convenes - 03/12/21

On Tuesday, March 9, the feast of the 1st and 2nd Findings of the Head of St. John the Forerunner of the Lord, a regular session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad was held remotely. Chairing the meeting was His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of ROCOR.


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New York City: Synodal Residence hosts Presentation of New Book by Archpriest Andrei Sommer - 03/10/21

On Thursday, March 4, a new book by Archpriest Andrei Sommer, The Zatoplyaevs – Our Ancestors Beyond Baikal, was presented for the first time, published in Russian and English editions.


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St. Petersburg, FL: Bishop Nicholas visits St. Andrew Cathedral, performs Diaconal Ordination - 03/10/21

On February  20-21, the Sunday  of the Publican and the Pharisee, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Andrew Stratelates Cathedral in St. Petersburg, FL, where he officiated the divine services.


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Methuen, MA: Matushka Anna Crowley reposed in the Lord - 03/09/21

On Friday, March 5, Matushka Anna (Nancy) Crowley of St. Xenia Church in Methuen, MA reposed in the Lord after a lengthy battle with cancer.


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Fort Wayne, IN: Matushka Irina Korolenko reposed in the Lord - 03/09/21

On Tuesday, March 9, Matushka Irina Korolenko, reposed in the Lord, just a few days ahead of her 95th birthday. Matushka Ira was the wife of ever-memorable Priest Andrei Korolenko, at one time rector of Holy Trinity Church in Fort Wayne, IN.


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Millville, NJ: Deacon Jonathon Yerkes reposed in the Lord - 03/05/21

In the early morning of Wednesday, March 3, Deacon Jonathan Yerkes reposed suddenly in the Lord. He was 48 years old.


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Hollywood, FL: Bishop Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit to Three Hierarchs Church - 03/05/21

On February 28, the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Three Hierarchs Church in Hollywood, FL, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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New York City: On Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/04/21

On February 28, the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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San German, PR: Growth in San Juan Clímaco Mission - 02/26/21

As we all know and have experienced, the pandemic has brought a time of profound upheaval and uncertainty. For the small island of Puerto Rico, this test came at a time when its people were already grappling with the fallout of several other major events: Hurricanes Irma & Maria in 2017 and the earthquakes that hit the south of the island in 2019. 


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Moscow, Russia: Eastern American Diocesan Delegation visits Holy Protection Convent at Pokrovskaya Zastava - 02/24/21

On Saturday, February 20, a delegation from the Eastern American Diocese, led by Archpriest Alexandre Antchoutine (member of the Diocesan Council, dean of New York City, Long Island & the Hudson Valley, and Florida), visited Holy Protection Stavropegial Convent at Pokrovskaya Zastava in Moscow, Russia. Accompanying the delegation was Archpriest Sergiy Tocheny, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Administrative Secretariat for Reception of Foreign Delegations.


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Utica, NY: St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church bids Farewell to Protodeacon Joseph & Matushka Irina Jarostchuk - 02/23/21

On Sunday, February 14, His Grace Luke, Bishop of Syracuse, celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church, co-served by parish clerics: rector Archpriest Michael Taratuchin and Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk


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Jordanville, NY: Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in Holy Trinity Monastery - 02/22/21

On Sunday the 14th and Monday the 15th of February, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada officiated the divine services in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. His Eminence was co-served by Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse and monastery clergy.


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Jordanville, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada officiates Divine Services for Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Seminary - 02/22/21

On Friday, February 12, Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY celebrated its annual patronal feast day of the Three Great Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom.


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Wayne, WV: Emergency Appeal from Holy Cross Monastery - 02/20/21

Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV was hit hard by the ice storm on Monday, February 15. The monastery lost power, phone, and internet service. It appears the earliest the brethren will have power restored is Tuesday the 23rd. It could be longer, as the Wayne substation sustained extensive damage.


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New York City: Divine Liturgy celebrated on Namesday of Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan - 02/19/21

The Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Nicholas of Japan always remembered the counsel given him at the start of his missionary work by the Holy Hierarch Innocent of Alaska: "First, love those to whom you wish to talk about Christ.


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Archpastoral Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, to the Clergy and Flock of the Dioceses of Eastern America and Australia & New Zealand - 02/18/21

In the spirit of Christian love, I greet you with the feast of the Meeting of the Lord, that wondrous encounter between the Righteous Symeon the God-Receiver and the Divine Infant Messiah!


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New York City: Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 02/18/21

On Monday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, which completes the Nativity cycle, 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


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New York City: On Forefeast of the Meeting of the Lord, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 02/16/21

On February 14, the 36th Sunday after Pentecost and the Forefeast of the Meeting of the Lord, when the Holy Church also commemorates the Holy Martyr Tryphon, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Brooklyn, NY: New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church celebrates Patronal Feast - 02/12/21

On February 7, the Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs of Russia, parish cleric Archpriest Petro Kunitsky celebrated Divine Liturgy in honor of the patronal feast day of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY.


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Sea Cliff, NY: New Martyrs of Russia commemorated at Nighttime Service in St. Seraphim Memorial Church - 02/10/21

On the night of Saturday the 6th into Sunday the 7th of February, when the Holy Church honors the memory of the Synaxis of New Martyrs & Confessors of the Russian Church, a triumphal


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New York City: On Sunday of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 02/10/21

On February 7, the 35th Sunday after Pentecost and the feast of the Holy New Martyr & Confessors of the Russian Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: On Sunday after Theophany, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/27/21

On January 24, the 33rd Sunday after Pentecost and the Sunday after Theophany, when the Holy Church also commemorated Venerable Theodosius the Cenobiarch, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Atlanta, GA: Growth at St. Mary of Egypt Church - 01/27/21

During this time of worldwide distress, God has richly blessed St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA with many new parishioners: through baptism of four infants, two children, and 19 adults, and through the addition to the parish of about 45 people who have come because their own parishes were closed or severely restricted in regard to attendance or liturgical practices.


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New York City: Divine Services for Theophany of the Lord held in Synodal Cathedral - 01/21/21

The divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sig in New York City for the forefeast, eve, and great feast of the Lord’s Baptism (Theophany) were officiated by the hierarchs.


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Stafford, VA: Metropolitan Jonah performs Diaconal Ordination, Clothing of Novice at St. Herman Church - 01/19/21

On Saturday, January 9, Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Herman of Alaska Church in Stafford, VA.


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New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion sends Condolences on Repose of Metropolitan Philaret (Vakhromeyev) - 01/13/21

I express my brotherly condolences on the repose of the long-time, universally beloved and respected spiritual father and first pastor of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, His Eminence, Metropolitan Philaret, Emeritus Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus.


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Sanford, ME: Nine Baptisms at St. Polycarp of Smyrna Mission - 01/13/21

On Sunday the 10th and Monday the 11th of January, nine baptisms were performed in the community of St. Polycarp of Smyrna Mission in Sanford, ME.


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Stafford, VA: Triumph of Orthodoxy in Holy Assumption Parish - 01/12/21

Several weeks ago, Priest John Trepatschko, rector of Holy Assumption Church in Stafford, VA, addressed a letter to Archpriest Victor Potapov, dean of the Capital Region of the Eastern American Diocese, regarding the return of his parish to the bosom of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.


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New York City: On Sunday after Christ’s Nativity, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/11/21

The Christmastide divine services continue in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On January 10, the Sunday after Christ’s Nativity, when the Holy Church honors the memory of St. Joseph the Betrothed, the Holy Prophet-King David, and the Holy Apostle James, the Brother of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy


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Nativity of Our Lord in Parishes, Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 01/10/21

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. 


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New York City: Nativity of Christ in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 01/09/21

Festal services for the Nativity of Christ were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On Wednesday evening, January 6, the All-Night Vigil was officiated by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York...


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Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 01/04/21

By God’s ineffable goodness, we enter once more into the joyous days of the great feasts of Christ’s Nativity and Theophany. I sincerely greet you all with this world-saving joy! The feat of faith and its fruit in life must be this joy: from the triumph of the Theophany ‒ God’s manifestation and incarnation ‒ and the sound of the Heavenly doxology and otherworldly peace being sung over Bethlehem.


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Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia - 01/04/21

Today the Church in Heaven and on earth is triumphant as She rejoices at the coming into the world of our Lord and Savior and lifts up praises and thanksgiving to God for His mercy and love for the human race. It is with spiritual trembling that we listen to the words of the hymn: "Christ is born, give ye glory!


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New York City: On Sunday of the Holy Fathers, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/04/21

On January 3, the Sunday before Nativity, of the Holy Fathers, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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