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New York City: On Sunday of the Blind Man, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/25/20

On May 24, the last Sunday of Paschaltide, of the Blind Man, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: On Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/21/20

The Paschal divine services continue at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On May 17, the 5th Sunday of Holy Pascha, of the Samaritan Woman, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy


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New York City: Kursk Root Icon performs Aerial Procession around New York Metropolitan Area - 05/15/20

On Wednesday, May 13, the feast of Mid-Pentecost, in response to requests by many Orthodox Christians Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan served a moleben and akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos, and then performed an aerial procession with the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God around Manhattan and the New York Metropolitan Area, including the counties of Long Island.


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New York City: Archbishop Gabriel, Bishop Nicholas lead Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral - 05/11/20

Special services ‒ being conducted in the absence of parishioners ‒ continue at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. Meanwhile, all those who wish to follow along and pray can do so by watching the livestream online.


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Brooklyn NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 05/10/20

On May 3, the Third Sunday of Holy Pascha, of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy in honor of the parish’s patronal feast.


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Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, on 3rd Sunday of Pascha, of the Myrrh-bearing Women - 05/07/20

Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All, Russia on the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, the Myrrh-bearing Women, to the clergy and faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church:


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New York City: On Sunday of Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/05/20

On May 3, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


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"Today I Arise": Prof. Nadieszda Kizenko delivers Webinar for Museum of Russian Icons on Lenten Repentance & Paschal Renewal in Russian Liturgy in the Last Years of the Empire and in a Time of Pestilence - 05/02/20


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Wayne, NJ: Cupola erected atop Future St. Michael Church - 05/01/20

On Wednesday, April 29, the clergy and parishioners of St. Michael Church in Wayne, NJ marked another milestone as they work to construct a new temple. Parish rector Archpriest George Zelenin blessed the new cupola and cross before a crane placed them atop of the future church.


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New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad sends Condolences to Metropolitan Herman of Kursk & Rylsk on Death of Bishop Benjamin of Zheleznogorsk & Lgov - 04/29/20

Having heard of the death of His Grace, Bishop Benjamin, I hasten on the radiant days of Holy Pascha, which bolster our hope for eternal life, to express my condolences personally, along with those of the archpastors, brethren, and parishioners of the Russian Church Abroad.


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New York City: Passion Week Divine Services, Paschal Liturgy served in Synodal Cathedral - 04/24/20

Throughout Passion Week and up to the radiant feast of Christ’s Resurrection (Pascha), divine services were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, and owing to the current crisis situation were broadcast to the faithful via live-stream.


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New York: Metropolitan Hilarion sends Condolences on Repose of Archpriest Alexander Ageykin - 04/23/20

I learned of the death of Archpriest Alexander Ageykin with heartfelt pain, for he was a faithful son and servant of the Church of Christ, and I hasten to express the condolences of the hierarchy, clergy, and flock of the Russian Church Abroad


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Paschal Epistle of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 04/18/20

With the joy of God’s Kingdom, as we are "divinely glad, for Christ is risen" (from the Paschal Canon), I offer my Paschal greeting to all: both to those who have successfully completed the reclusion of their quarantine, celebrating now in the churches and communing of Christ’s Holy Mysteries


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Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 04/18/20

By the grace of the All-Merciful God, we have been vouchsafed to arrive at the radiant Paschal night, and once again rejoice in the glorious Resurrection of Christ. I sincerely greet all of you, my dear ones, with this great feast and "festival of festivals."


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New York City: On Feast of Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral - 04/14/20

On Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of April, the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy


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New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Annunciation Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral - 04/08/20

On Monday the 6th and Tuesday the 7th of April, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, led the All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services on 5th Week of Great Lent, Liturgy on Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt in Synodal Cathedral - 04/06/20

On the 5th week of Great Lent, the clergy of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign and St. Sergius Chapel in New York City continued to hold the lenten divine services in the absence of parishioners.


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New York City: Appeal of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to the God-Loving Flock, in Connection with the Coronavirus Pandemic - 04/01/20

I sincerely greet you with the very warmest well-wishes for the blessings of God, good health, spiritual calm, and the patience so needed in this trying time! I especially greet the doctors, nurses, and all who work in the hospitals, sincerely wishing them increased strength and Heavenly aid!


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Special Appeal from Fund for Assistance to ROCOR in connection with COVID-19 Crisis - 03/31/20


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New York City: Hierarchal Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/30/20

It is now the second Sunday of this Great Lent that, in accordance with requirements by City authorities in connection with the ongoing epidemic crisis, Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


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New York City: Statement from Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan to Clergy, Faithful - 03/25/20

As we enter the fourth week of Great Lent, may the "invincible and incomprehensible and divine power of the precious and life-giving Cross" bless and protect you!


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New York City: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/25/20

On March 22, the feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, and this year also the 3rd Sunday of Lent, dedicated to the Veneration 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


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Rochester, NY: Bishop Nicholas visits Protection of the Mother of God Church - 03/24/20

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, on March 15, the Second Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated to St. Gregory Palamas, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, visited Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY


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North Port, FL: Metropolitan Hilarion pays Archpastoral Visit to New Parish of Russian Church Abroad - 03/18/20

On Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of March, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited the Church of the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God in North Port, FL.


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Wayne, WV: Special Moleben, Live Streaming of Services at Holy Cross Monastery - 03/17/20

In order to console and nourish the faithful who are quarantined, monastery abbot Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel) has blessed for church services at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV to be live-streamed for the duration of the viral outbreak crisis.


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12th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose - 03/16/20

Monday, March 16, marks twelve 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: Statement from Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, regarding Spread of Coronavirus - 03/15/20

With a sense of weighty responsibility not only for the eternal salvation of men’s souls, but also for the physical health of the clergy, monastics, parishioners, and worshippers of the Russian Church Abroad, I have been attentively following the development of events relating to the spread of the coronavirus


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Jordanville, NY: First Week of Great Lent in Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/14/20

During the first week of Great Lent, March 2-6, the full cycle of divine services was held in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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Moscow: Holy Synod of Russian Orthodox Church issues Statement on Coronavirus Situation - 03/14/20

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has been following with concern the spread of the coronavirus infection throughout the world and its consequences for millions of people, many of whom not only face the threat of infection, but are also experiencing social and economic consequences therefrom.


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New York City: On Sunday of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy, leads Rite of Orthodoxy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/11/20

On the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, March 8, on which date the Orthodox Church also commemorates the First and Second Findings of the Head of St. John the Forerunner, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy and led the Rite of Orthodoxy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


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Moscow: Diocesan Cleric holds Youth Meeting in Nativity of the Theotokos Convent - 03/10/20

Parishioners in the youth group "Molodezhka," together with Priest Roman Chistyakov, head of youth ministry at the Nativity of the Theotokos Convent in Moscow, organized a very interesting meeting. 


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New York City: Icon of Holy Nun-Martyr Elizabeth delivered to Synodal Cathedral - 03/10/20

On Tuesday, March 4, an icon of the Holy Nun-Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth, founder of Sts. Martha & Mary Convent in Moscow, was delivered to American from Belarus. Greeting the holy image in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


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New York City: First Week of Great Lent in Synodal Cathedral - 03/03/20

The first week of Great Lent in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City began with the reading of the Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete.


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New York City: Hierarchal Divine Service in Synodal Cathedral on Eve of Great Fast - 03/02/20

On March 1, Forgiveness (Cheesefare) Sunday, the commemoration of Adam’s expulsion from Paradise, 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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Hartford, CT: Bishop Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit to St. Panteleimon Church - 02/28/20

On February 23, the Sunday of Meatfare and commemoration of the Dread Judgment, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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New York City: On Meatfare Sunday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 02/25/20

On February 23, the Sunday of Meatfare and commemoration of the Dread Judgment, 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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Synod of Bishops ratifies Resolution of Spiritual Court in Case of Former Archimandrite Alexander (Belya) - 02/25/20

At the February 5/18, 2020, session of the Synod of Bishops, which was held at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City, an appeal was heard from the Spiritual Court of the Eastern American Diocese regarding the activities of Archimandrite Alexander (Belya)


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New York City: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrates Namesday in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 02/19/20

On Sunday, February 16, the feast day of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Nicholas, Archbishop of Japan, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Moscow: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Divine Liturgy at Holy Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo - 02/18/20

On February 2, the Sunday of Zacchæus, with the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, while visiting Moscow to take part in the work of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, celebrated Divine Liturgy Holy Epiphany Diocesan Cathedral in Yelokhovo.


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Wayne, WV: Holy Cross Monastery completes Phase One of New Church Construction Project - 02/18/20

As announced last year, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, have been hard at work completing the first phase of the construction of their new church.


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Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy Presentation Church - 02/16/20

On Friday the 14th and Saturday 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.


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New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy for feast of Meeting of the Lord in Synodal Cathedral - 02/15/20

On Saturday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, 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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Jordanville, NY: Archbishop Peter leads Divine Services for Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Seminary - 02/14/20

On Wednesday, 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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Montgomery, AL: Dean of Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi visits St. Martin of Tours Mission - 02/13/20

On February 8-9th, the Sunday of the Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee, as well of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, St. Martin of Tours Mission in Montgomery, AL, was honored by a visit from the dean of Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi


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Brooklyn, NY: On Feast of Holy New Martyrs of Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Eponymous Church - 02/12/20

On February 9, the Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the patronal feast of the eponymous church in Brooklyn, NY.


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Staten Island, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates visits "Unexpected Joy" Church on Feast of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir of Kiev - 02/11/20

On Friday, February 7, the feast of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev & Galicia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to the Church of Our Lady "Unexpected Joy" on Staten Island, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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Moscow: Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs take part in 11th Anniversary Celebrations of Enthronement of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill - 02/01/20

On Saturday, February 1, the 11th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was joined by representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches...


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Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke leads Theophany Services at Holy Trinity Monastery - 01/29/20

The great feast of Theophany – the Baptism of the Lord – comes at the end of the so-called "Holy Days," or Christmastide. At Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, the divine services for the feast began with the reading of the Royal Hours on Friday morning, January 17, with no Liturgy, since the feast fell on Sunday this year.


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Coconut Creek, FL: An Appeal from St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Parish - 01/28/20

In March 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, blessed the establishment of the parish of St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon. Providentially, the parish held its first Liturgy on Sunday, March 17, the eve of the Feast of the Uncovering of St. Luke’s relics.


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Boston, MA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Holy Epiphany Church - 01/25/20

On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of January, the great feast of the Baptism of our Lord (Theophany), Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Epiphany Church in Boston, MA, where he led the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast day.


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New York City: Feast of Lord’s Theophany in Synodal Cathedral - 01/21/20

On Saturday the 18th – Theophany Eve – and Sunday the 19th of January, the great feast of the Theophany (the Baptism of the Lord), Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Nanuet, NY: Patronal Feast Day of St. Seraphim Cathedral at "Novo-Diveevo" Convent - 01/21/20

On Wednesday, January 15, the commemoration of the repose and second finding of the relics of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Dormition Convnet "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY...


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Howell, NJ: Nativity Yolka held at St. Alexander Nevsky Parish Russian School - 01/13/20

On Sunday, January 12, the traditional St. Alexander Nevsky Russian School Yolka was held in Howell, NJ. Children performed a beautiful Nativity play, directed by Anna Mohlenhoff, Elena Serebrennikova, and Lubov and Maria Volski.


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New York City: Hierarchal Liturgy, Reception at Synodal Cathedral - 01/13/20

On January 12, the Sunday of the Holy Ancestors of God (the feast of the Holy King David, Righteous Joseph the Betrothed, and Apostle James, Brother of the Lord), 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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Nativity of Our Lord in Parishes, Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 01/08/20

New Photographs 1-15 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: On Great Feast of Nativity, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Services in Synodal Cathedral - 01/08/20

On Monday the 6th and Tuesday the 7th of January, the great feast of Christ’s Nativity, 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.


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Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia - 01/07/20

From the depths of my heart, I congratulate you all on the radiant feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The wondrous miracle of the incarnation of God, which was accomplished more than two thousand years ago, today fills our souls with ineffable joy. "Today God hath come to earth and man hath ascended to the heavens" 


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New York City: On Sunday before Christ’s Nativity, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/06/20

On January 5, the Sunday before Christ’s Nativity, dedicated to the Holy Fathers, 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.


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Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 01/05/20

With a feeling of humble gratitude and love in the Lord, I greet you all with the "metropolis of all feasts," as St. John Chrysostom named the day of Christ’s Nativity, which we now celebrate! May God’s grace...


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Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Monastic Tonsure at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 01/04/20

On Wednesday, January 1, at Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, where he attended the All-Night Vigil for the feast of Righteous John of Kronstadt.


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Hollywood, FL: Three Hierarchs Church transfers to ROCOR, Altar to be Consecrated - 01/01/20

On Monday, December 30, with the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Three Hierarchs Church in Hollywood, FL, was received under the omophorion of Church Abroad and the Eastern American Diocese.


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