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New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion officiates Patronal Feast of St. Sergius Church at Synodal Headquarters - 07/23/21

On Sunday, July 18, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in honor of the patronal feast day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Church at the Headquarters of the ROCOR Synod of Bishops in New York City.


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Rocky Hill, NJ: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church - 07/22/21

On Sunday, July 18, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Rocky Hill, NJ, not far from Princeton. There His Grace celebrated led the Divine Liturgy in honor of the parish’s patronal feast day – that of the Holy Nun-Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna.


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Metropolitan Hilarion: "I love the flock like family, and always pray for them" - 07/21/21

Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and ruling bishop of the Dioceses of Eastern America and Australia & New Zealand, spent Pascha 2019 in Australia. And he departed with thoughts of seeing his Australia flock again soon.


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Washington, DC: Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 07/20/21

On Wednesday, July 14, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, visited St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC.


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New York City: On Feast of Holy Leaders of the Apostles Peter & Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 07/13/21

On Monday, July 12, the feast of the Holy Leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, visited the Synodal Headquarters of the Russian Church Abroad in New York City as part of his working visit to the United States.


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Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke marks 40th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood in Holy Trinity Monastery - 07/13/21

On Monday, July 12, the feast of the Holy Preëminent Apostles Peter and Paul, Eastern American Diocesan vicar and abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery, Bishop Luke of Syracuse celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the holy priesthood.


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New York City: On 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Bishop Nicholas celebrate Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 07/13/21

On June 11, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, and the date when the Holy Church honors the member of the Holy Martyrs and Unmercenary Physicians Cyrus and John, as well as Venerable Sergius and Herman, Wonderworkers of Valaam, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Catehdral of the Sign in New York City.


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Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion officiates Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Tikhvin Church - 07/13/21

On Friday, July 9, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Our Lady of Tikhvin Church in Howell, NJ. On the occasion of its patronal feast day, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated Divine Liturgy. 


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Mayfield, PA: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 07/12/21

On Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th of July, the feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord John, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA,


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Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Holy New Martyrs of Russia Church - 07/10/21

The first hierarchal Liturgy after the start of large-scale renovations in  Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY was celebrated on Sunday, July 4, by Eastern American Diocese vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan. On this day, Orthodox Christians honor all the Saints who have shone forth in the Russian Land, including the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia.


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Lewisburg, PA: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. John the Wonderworker Mission, blesses Cross at New Church Site - 07/10/21

On Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd of July, the feast of the Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai & San Francisco, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. John the Wonderworker Mission in Lewisburg, PA, where he officiated the divine services in honor of the mission’s patronal feast day.


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Hollywood, FL: Blessed Matrona arrives at Three Hierarchs Church - 07/07/21

The journey of one of the Russian faithful’s most beloved saints – Blessed Matrona of Moscow – to America began at the end of February when, with the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, Abbess Theophania of Holy Protection Convent in Moscow gifted an icon with a piece of the relics of the Blessed Eldress Matrona...


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Buena, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion officiates Feast of Venerable Barlaam of Khutyn in Holy Protection Skete - 07/02/21

On Friday, July 2, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to the Hermitage of the Holy Protection in Buena, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy in honor of its lesser patronal feast day – that of Venerable Barlaam, Abbot of Khutyn and Wonderworker of Novgorod.


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Mebane, NC: Holy Trinity Parish celebrates Patronal Feast - 06/27/21

On Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of June, the great feast of Holy Pentecost, the clergy and parishioners of Holy Trinity Church in Mebane, NC celebrated their patronal feast day. The festal All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy were served by parish rector Hieromonk Nikon (Kashkovalov).


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Winfield, PA: Cross erected on Future Site of St. John the Wonderworker Church - 06/26/21

The small town of Winfield, PA, will soon be home to a new Orthodox church named for one of the greatest saints to have served in America.


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Vineland, NJ: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Church - 06/25/21

On Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of June, the great feast of Holy Pentecost, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Church in Vineland, NJ, where he officiated the divine services in honor of the parish’s patronal feast.


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Howell, NJ: 80th Birthday of Archpriest Boris Slootsky celebrated at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 06/24/21

On June 13, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, the clergy of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ celebrated the 80th birthday of their brother-concelebrant, Archpriest Boris Slootsky.


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Jordanville, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal officiates Holy Spirit Day Celebrations in Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/23/21

On the eve of Holy Spirit Day, Sunday afternoon, June 20, Small Compline was served before supper with the reading of the Canon to the Holy Spirit. After supper, Matins was served in preparation for the patronal feast of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke celebrates Feast of Pentecost in Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/23/21

On Sunday, June 20, the great feast of Pentecost was celebrated in Holy Trinity Monastery with the usual solemnity. The day before, Pentecost Soul Saturday, Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the cemetery church of the Holy Dormition, upon conclusion of which a general panihida was served by His Grace Luke, Bishop of Syracuse, together with the monastery clergy.


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New York City: On Pentecost, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 06/22/21

On Sunday, June 20, the great feast of Holy Pentecost (Trinity Sunday), Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


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Pompano Beach, FL: Bishop Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit for Patronal Feast of St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church - 06/20/21

During the ongoing days of the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, on Friday, June 11, the parish of the Holy Hierarch Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Simferopol, in Pompano Beach, FL celebrated its patronal feast.


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Resaca, GA: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrates Patronal Feast of Glorious Ascension Monastery - 06/17/21

On Thursday, June 10, the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to the Monastery of the Glorious Ascension in Resaca, GA, where he officiated the patronal feast, serving festal Matins and celebrating Divine Liturgy.


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New York City: On Great Feast of Ascension of the Lord, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 06/16/21

On Thursday, June 10, the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Jackson, NJ: Clergy & Faithful remember Victims of Lienz Massacre - 06/13/21

On June 6, the Sixth Sunday of Pascha, of the Blind Man, the faithful gathered at St. Vladimir’s Cemetery in Jackson, NJ for a panihida at St. John the Baptist Chapel to commemorate the victims of Lienz. The service was officiated by Archpriest Boris Slootsky, co-served by Priest Anthony Williams and Protodeacon Paul Drozdowski (all clerics of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ).


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Jordanville, NY: 73rd Commencement Ceremony at Holy Trinity Seminary - 06/07/21

When Pascha comes at a later date, the graduation celebrations at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY are made all the more festive with the singing of "Christ is Risen…" So it was this year; the 73rd commencement on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of June was solemnly celebrated together with Paschal hymns of joy.


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New York City: On Sunday of the Blind Man, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 06/07/21

On June 6, the Sunday of the Blind Man, the last of the Paschal period, 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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Chestnut Ridge, NY: Diocesan Hierarchs participate in 75th Anniversary celebrations of American-Russian Aid Association "Otrada" - 06/06/21

On Friday evening, June 4, the American-Russian Aid Association Otrada held a reception in honor of its 75th anniversary. Attending the reception were the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York,


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Seattle, WA: On Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Diocesan Cathedral - 06/02/21

On May 29-30, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, with the blessing of His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco & Western America, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Diocesan Cathedral in Seattle, WA.


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Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in "Inexhaustible Chalice" Church - 05/31/21

On Saturday, May 22, the feast of the Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch & Wonderworker Nicholas from Myra in Lycia to Bari, with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the stavropegial metochion Church of the Mother of God "The Inexhaustible Chalice"


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Jackson, NJ: Matushka Claudia Burbelo reposed in the Lord - 05/30/21

On Thursday, May 27, Matushka Claudia Burbelo, widow of Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo (+2017) reposed peacefully in the Lord. She was 87 years old.


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Howell, NJ: Third Anniversary of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov’s Repose commemorated in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 05/29/21

On Tuesday, May 25, hierarchs, clergy, and faithful gathered in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ to commemorate the third anniversary of the repose of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov


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Wayne, WV: Metropolitan Jonah leads Feast of Port Arthur Icon of the Mother of God in Holy Cross Monastery - 05/29/21

On Thursday, May 27, the feast of the Port Arthur Icon of the Mother God, Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, where he officiated the festal All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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St. Petersburg, FL: Bishop Luke celebrates Liturgy in St. Andrew Cathedral - 05/28/21

On May 23, the Sunday of the Paralytic, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse paid an archpastoral visit to St. Andrew Stratelates Cathedral in St. Petersburg, FL.


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Moscow: Member of Diocesan Council concelebrates with Chancellor of Moscow Patriarchate at Patronal Feast of St. James Son of Zebedee Church - 05/28/21

During his visit to Moscow, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, Eastern American Diocesan Council member Archpriest Alexandre Antchoutine (dean of New York City, Long Island & the Hudson Valley, and Florida) concelebrated alongside Metropolitan Dionysius of Voskresens


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New York City: On Sunday of the Paralytic, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/25/21

On May 23, the Sunday of the Paralytic, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


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Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion officiates Patronal Feast of Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 05/19/21

On May 16, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan performed an archpastoral visit to Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY.


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Nanuet, NY: On Thomas Sunday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy, performs Priestly Ordination at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 05/12/21

On May 9, the 2nd Sunday of Pascha, dedicated to the Holy Apostle Thomas, 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.


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The Lord’s Pascha in the Parishes & Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 05/11/21

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


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Howell, NJ: Patronal Feast celebrated in St. George Church - 05/08/21

On Bright Thursday, May 6, the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer George, clergy and faithful gathered at St. George Cossack Church in Howell, NJ to celebrate the parish’s patronal feast day.


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Howell, NJ: On Bright Monday, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 05/05/21

From Monday, April 26, through Saturday, May 1, the clergy and faithful of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ observed all of the solemn divine services for the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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New York City: Radiant Feast of Christ’s Resurrection celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 05/04/21

On the night of Sunday, May 2, the clergy and parishioners of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City celebrated a long-awaited event – the great and radiant feast of Christ’s Resurrection. Officiating the festal divine services was the First Hierarch of the Russian Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York


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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 - 05/01/21

On this chosen and holy day, full of Paschal joy and glorious light, the life-affirming glad tidings are being passed on from mouth to mouth, from heart to heart:


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Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 05/01/21

The blessed and all-joyful night of the radiant Resurrection of Christ has come again, eminent Brother-Archpastors, venerable fathers, beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord! We greet the Resurrection of Christ with the greatest joy as the victory of Life


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New York City: Divine Services of Great Friday held in Synodal Cathedral - 05/01/21

On Great Friday, April 30, divine services were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, in anticipation of the greatest and most radiant feast of Christ’s Resurrection


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New York City: Divine Services held in Synodal Cathedral on Great Thursday - 04/30/21

On Great Thursday, April 29, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, celebrated the Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


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New York City: On Great Feast of Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 04/28/21

On Palm Sunday, April 25, the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Jordanville, NY: On Feast of Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem, Bishop Luke celebrates Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/28/21

On Sunday, April 25, the great feast of the Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse celebrated Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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Atlanta, GA: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Mary of Egypt Church, ordains Deacon, Priest - 04/24/21

On April 17-18, the Sunday of Venerable Mary of Egypt, St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA celebrated its patronal feast.


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Flushing, NY: On Sunday of St. John Climacus, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Holy Annunciation Church - 04/23/21

On April 11, the Sunday of Venerable John of the Ladder (Climacus), Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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New York City: On Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 04/20/21

On April 18, the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, that of St. Mary of Egypt, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Blountville, TN: Sacrament of Holy Unction served in St. Tikhon Church - 04/19/21

On Friday, April 9, clergy and a multitude of faithful from the surrounding area gathered at St. Tikhon Church in Blountville, TN to participate in the Rite of Holy Unction.


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St. Petersburg, FL: Archbishop Gabriel officiates Divine Services in St. Andrew Stratelates Cathedral, performs Diaconal Ordination - 04/18/21

On Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of April, His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal & Canada, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Petersburg, FL, where the officiated the divine services for the Sunday of the Cross in St. Andrew Stratelates Cathedral.


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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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Staten Island, NY: On New Martyrs Sunday, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in "Unexpected Joy" Church - 02/07/21

On February 7, the Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada paid an archpastoral visit to Our Lady "Unexpected Joy" Church in Staten Island, NY, where he celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy.


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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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Staten Island, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Christ’s Nativity in "Unexpected Joy" Church - 01/07/21

On Thursday, January 7, the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada paid an archpastoral visit to Our Lady "Unexpected Joy" Church in Staten Island, NY, where he celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy.


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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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