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Jordanville, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services for Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Seminary - 02/16/18

On Sunday the 11th and Tuesday the 12th of February, the feast of the Three Great Hierarchs – Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, where he led the divine services.


Staten Island, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy on Feast of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir of Kiev - 02/09/18

On Wednesday, February 7, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople, and Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev & Galicia, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Church of Our Lady "Unexpected Joy" on Staten Island, NY.


Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 02/08/18

On Sunday, February 4, the feast of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, visited Holy New Martyrs Church in Brooklyn to lead the patronal feast day.


Brooklyn, NY: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad celebrates Liturgy in St. John the Forerunner Cathedral - 02/01/18

On Sunday, January 28, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, visited St. John the Forerunner Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY, and celebrated Divine Liturgy. This was Metropolitan Hilarion’s first divine service in the United States after concluding an archpastoral visit to the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand. As a result, a multitude of worshippers came that day to pray together with their archpastor.


Boston, MA: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads Festal Services in Holy Epiphany Church - 01/30/18

On Saturday, January 20th, Eastern American Diocesan Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, visited Holy Epiphany Church in Boston, MA, where he led the divine services. His Grace’s visit was timed for the parish festivities in honor of its patronal feast, which had taken place on Friday, January 19.


New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Theophany Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral - 01/29/18

On Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of January, the great feast of the Baptism of the Lord – Theophany, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the festal divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Baptism of our Lord in Eastern American Diocesan Parishes & Monasteries - 01/24/18

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


Howell, NJ: Registration for 2018 Lenten Clergy Retreat is Open - 01/23/18

Online registration for the 2018 Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese has opened on the diocesan website. 


Howell, NJ: Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov celebrates Divine Liturgy on Anniversary of Priestly Ordination - 01/22/18

On Monday, January 15, the feast of the Repose and Second Finding of the Relics of Venerable Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, and the anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.


Nanuet, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 01/17/18

On Sunday the 14th and Monday the 15th of January, Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY celebrated the patronal feast of the convent’s principal church – St. Seraphim Cathedral. All-Night Vigil was served on the eve of the feast, while the traditional services were performed the day of: a moleben and akathist to Venerable Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, the blessing of the water, and Divine Liturgy.


Wayne, WV: Feast of Christ’s Nativity at Holy Cross Monastery - 01/16/18

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV celebrated the great feast of the Nativity of Christ. Leading the divine services was monastery abbot Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel), co-served by the monastery clergy...


Mahopac, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Nativity Services in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 01/13/18

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, led the divine services in Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY.


Nanuet, NY: Feast of Christ’s Nativity at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 01/12/18

The weekend of Sunday, January 7, saw the clergy and faithful of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, celebrate the great feast of the Nativity of Christ. Leading Divine Liturgy and Vespers on Saturday morning, All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening, and Liturgy for the feast itself was the dean of the convent’s St. Seraphim Cathedral,


Mayfield, PA: Nativity at St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 01/12/18

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA celebrated the great feast of the Nativity of Christ.


Jordanville, NY: Bishop Nicholas performs Christmastide Archpastoral Visit to Holy Trinity Monastery - 01/11/18

On Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th of January, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to the monastery. On Monday, upon arrival at the holy habitation, His Grace served Vespers & Matins in the cathedral. During the Sixth Hour, Reader Nicholas Kotar was ordained a subdeacon, and later at the same service was ordained to the diaconate. After the Great Entrance, Deacon Sergei Kosov was ordained a priest. Both clerics will fulfill their service at Holy Trinity Monastery.


New York City: Russians & Serbs jointly celebrate Christ’s Nativity in Synodal Cathedral - 01/08/18

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services for the Nativity of Christ in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The All-Night Vigil for Nativity was served in a festal, joyous, and warm atmosphere.


Sydney, Australia: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Nativity Services in Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral - 01/08/18

On Saturday, January 6, the Eve of Christ’s Nativity, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the divine services in Sts. Peter & Paul Diocesan Cathedral of the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand.


Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia - 01/06/18

From the depths of my heart, I congratulate you on the great feast of the Nativity of Christ – the feast of the birth in the flesh of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from the Holy Spirit and the Most Pure Virgin Mary. Today we call upon all people, together with the Church, to glorify the Creator and Maker with the words: "O all the earth, sing ye unto the Lord" (Irmos of the First Ode of the Canon for the Nativity of Christ).


Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 01/06/18

It is with a feeling of the greatest joy that I express my heartfelt greetings on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ and the approaching feast day of the Baptism of the Lord! As expressed in one of our church hymns celebrating this holy event, when God deemed it good to appear on Earth, the entire world hastened to bring Him gifts: "The Angels offer a hymn; the heavens, a star; the Magi, gifts; the shepherds, adoration; the earth, a cave; the wilderness, a manger."


Melbourne, Australia: Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in Dedication of Bust of Holy Tsar-Martyr Nicholas - 01/02/18

The past 2017 year marked the centennial of the terrible revolutionary events that led to the mass exodus of the Russian people from the territory of the former Russian Empire and their resettlement around the globe. To this day, as a result of the sorrowful events of 100 years past, the Orthodox Russian people are perhaps the most scattered in the world.


Enfield, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas Church - 12/30/17

On Tuesday, December 19, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, visited St. Nicholas Church in Enfield, CT, in order to lead the parish’s patronal feast.


West Winfield, NY: Blessing of "Quick to Hear" Women’s Monastic Community - 12/29/17

Two years ago, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, blessed the founding of a woman’s monastic community in the Russian tradition, using English as its liturgical language and under the spiritual administration of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


Nyack, NY: St. Herman Youth Conference continues at Holy Virgin Protection Church - 12/28/17

On Monday, December 25, St. Herman Youth Conference continued its work in the parish hall of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY. Delivering a lecture to conference participants was Priest Gennady Titov, cleric of the Diocese of Tikhvin. He spoke about the kind of people who become saints, the nature of the glorification process in the Russian Orthodox Church...


Stratford, CT: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church - 12/27/17

On Sunday morning, December 17, Bishop Jerome traveled to Stratford, CT, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church. The visit was timed for the parish festivities in honor of its patronal feast, which would take place on Tuesday, December 19.


Montgomery, AL: St. Martin of Tours Mission celebrates First Patronal Feast Day - 12/27/17

On Friday, November 24, St. Martin of Tours Mission in Montgomery, AL, celebrated its patronal feast day. The mission’s rector, Priest Elias Crowder, celebrated Divine Liturgy. Afterwards, parishioners and guests enjoyed a festal meal and Christian fellowship.


Nanuet, NY: Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" hosts St. Herman Youth Conference - 12/25/17

On Saturday morning, December 23, the annual St. Herman Youth Conference opened in Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY. This year, 160 young men and women are taking part in the conference, traveling from around the Eastern American Diocese, Canada, Russia, and Australia. Arriving youth were greeted by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada.


Howell, NJ: 90th Birthday of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov celebrated in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 12/21/17

On Sunday, December 17, the feast day of the Holy Great-Martyr Barbara, celebrations were held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in honor of the 90th birthday of the cathedral’s pastor emeritus, dean of New Jersey, and president of the Synodal Arts & Architecture Commission, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov.


Daytona Beach, FL: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Andrew’s Church - 12/19/17

On Tuesday the 12th and Wednesday the 13th of December, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to Daytona Beach, FL, where he led the patronal feast day of St. Andrew the First-Called Church located therein.


Philadelphia, PA: St. Andrew’s Cathedral receives Reliquary, Saints’ Relics for Patronal Feast - 12/19/17

On Wednesday, December 13, St. Andrew’s Patriarchal Naval Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA, celebrated its patronal feast day. A spiritually significant and long-awaited gift for the church was a reliquary containing the relics of many saints, presented to St. Andrew’s parish by the clergy of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.


Syracuse, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Divine Liturgy in Entrance of the Holy Virgin Church - 12/18/17

On Sunday, December 10, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, visited the Church of the Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin in the Syracuse suburb of Jamesville, NY. The visit was timed for the parish festivities in honor of its patronal feast, which had taken place on Monday, December 4.


Moscow: Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs take part in Solemn Liturgy for 100th Anniversary of Enthronement of Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow in Christ the Savior Cathedral - 12/12/17

On Monday, December 4, the great feast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos, the 100th anniversary of the enthronement of the Holy Hierarch Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, solemn divine services were held in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.


 

 

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