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New York City: On Sunday of All Russian Saints, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 06/29/22

On June 26, the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, that of All Saints who shone forth in the Russian Land, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrate Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Jordanville, NY: Holy New Martyrs of Russia Parish in Brooklyn visits Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/29/22

On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of June, the parish of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY held a pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. Archpriests Serge Lukianov (rector) and Petro Kunitsky led the 42 parishioners.


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Jordanville, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion’s 40th Day commemorated in Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/25/22

On Friday, June 24, when the Holy Church honors the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God and celebrate the memory of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas, Divine Liturgy was celebrated in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, and a panihida served for the 40th day of the repose of Metropolitan Hilarion, ever-memorable First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.


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Buena, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion commemorated in Holy Protection Skete on 40th Day - 06/25/22

On Friday, June 24, when the Holy Church honors the Kursk Root Icon o the Mother of God and celebrate the memory of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas, as well as Venerable Barlaam of Khutyn (the skete’s lesser patronal feast day) Divine Liturgy was celebrated in Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ,


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Jerusalem: Bishop Nicholas serves 40th Day Panihida for Metropolitan Hilarion in Holy Ascension Convent - 06/24/22

On Friday, June 24, the summer feast of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Refectory Church of the Holy Ascension Convent on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Following Liturgy,


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Jerusalem: Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Church - 06/23/22

On Thursday, June 23, the feast of Holy Hierarch John (Maximovitch), Metropolitan of Tobolsk, Bishop Theodosius of Seattle celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Church at the Russian Archæological Excavations in Jerusalem.


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Jerusalem: Pilgrimage of Bishop Nicholas to the Holy Land Continues - 06/23/22

From Sunday the 19th through Tuesday the 21st of June, while accompanying the PaTRAM Male Choir, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan continued his pilgrimage to the holy sites of Jerusalem and beyond. Joining him was Western American Diocesan vicar Bishop Theodosius of Seattle.


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Salt Lake City, UT: All North American Youth Conference Concludes - 06/22/22

From June 13-19, the All North American Youth Conference was held at the Snowbird Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Readers can acquaint themselves with the opening of the conference and first days of its work here. On Sunday, June 19, the conference concluded with Divine Liturgy in St. George Church in Salt Lake City.


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Jordanville, NY: On Holy Pentecost, Holy Trinity Monastery celebrates Patronal Feast - 06/21/22

The day before Pentecost, Soul Saturday, is appointed as a special commemoration in the Church Typicon for all of the Orthodox reposed. Since Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY has a very large cemetery, it has been the custom for many years to celebrate Divine Liturgy on this day in the cemetery’s Chapel of the Dormition,


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Jerusalem: Bishops Theodosius & Nicholas celebrate Divine Liturgy in Holy Ascension Convent - 06/21/22

On Saturday the 18th Sunday the 19th of June, the Sunday of All Saints, Bishop Theodosius of Seattle officiated the All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Ascension of our Lord in Holy Ascension Convent on the Mount of Olives. S


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Jerusalem: Bishop Nicholas attends Concert honoring 150th Anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Birth - 06/20/22

On Saturday, June 18, the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute (PaTRAM) male choir performed a concert of the works of renowned Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil in the Pope John Paul II Concert Hall in Jerusalem.


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Salt Lake City, UT: All North American Youth Conference opens in Utah - 06/18/22

On Tuesday, 14 June, the All North American Youth Conference opened at the Snowbird Center in Salt Lake City, UT. This is the first such youth event of the Russian Church Abroad since the COVID pandemic began. Two similar events were held earlier in Paris and San Francisco.


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Jerusalem: Archbishop Theodosius of Sebastia celebrates Liturgy in Church of Holy Resurrection - 06/17/22

At midnight early Friday morning on June 17, clergy and pilgrims gathered in the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (Church of the Holy Sepulcher) in Jerusalem. Archbishop Theodosius of Sebastia officiated Divine Liturgy, concelebrated by Bishops Theodosius of Seattle and Nicholas of Manhattan.


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Bethlehem: Hierarchs of Russian Church Abroad celebrate Liturgy at Place of Christ’s Nativity - 06/17/22

On Thursday, June 16, Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ was celebrated by Metropolitan Benedict of Diocaesarea. With the blessing of His Holiness Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem & All Palestine, Bishops Theodosius of Seattle and Nicholas of Manhattan co-served with His Eminence.


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Jerusalem: Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad received by His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem - 06/15/22

On Tuesday, June 14, the third day of Holy Pentecost, Their Graces, Bishops Theodosius of Seattle and Nicholas of Manhattan, were received by His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem & All Palestine.


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Vineland, NJ: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal officiates Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Church - 06/15/22

On Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of June, the great feast of Holy Pentecost, His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal & Canada, 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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New York City: Feast of Holy Pentecost in Synodal Cathedral - 06/14/22

On Saturday evening the 11th and Sunday the 12th of June, the great feast of Holy Pentecost (Holy Trinity Sunday), Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated the All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by cathedral dean Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Protodeacon Nicolas Mokhoff (cathedral cleric), and Hierodeacon Panteleimon (Jigalin; diocesan cleric).


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Pompano Beach, FL: Bishop Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit to St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church - 06/11/22

On June 6, the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan performed an archpastoral visit to St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church in Pompano Beach, FL. The visit was timed in connection with the parish’s upcoming patronal feast ‒ June 11.


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Resaca, GA: Patronal Feast of Glorious Ascension Monastery - 06/10/22

On Thursday, June 2, the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, the Monastery of the Glorious Ascension in Resaca, GA celebrated its patronal feast day. Monastery abbot Archimandrite Maximos (Weimar) celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy, co-served by Priest Benedict Simpson, Priest Justinian Burnett and Deacon Laurence Powell (monastery clerics).


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Jordanville, NY: Commencement Ceremony concludes 74th Academic Year at Holy Trinity Seminary - 06/09/22

The 74th school year at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY has been successfully completed, and on June 5, the 7th Sunday after Pascha – that of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, the seminary celebrated its annual commencement with a hierarchal Divine Liturgy, thanksgiving moleben, commencement exercises, and a reception.


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Bristow, VA: Bishop Nicholas visits Holy Innocents & St. Nina Church - 06/09/22

On Sunday, May 15, the first hierarchal visitation to the Church of the Holy Innocents & St. Nina, Equal-to-the-Apostles, in Bristow, VA, was made by His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan.


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Jackson, NJ: Clergy & Faithful Commemorate Victims of Lienz Massacre - 06/09/22

On June 5, the 7th Sunday after Pascha – that of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, the faithful gathered at St. Vladimir Cemetery in Jackson, NJ for a panihida at St. John the Baptist Chapel to commemorate the victims of Lienz. Archpriest Boris Slootsky (cleric of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ), led the panihida.


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New York City: Bishop Nicholas officiates Divine Services for Feast of Ascension in Synodal Cathedral - 06/04/22

On the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated All-Night Vigil on Wednesday the 1st and celebrated Divine Liturgy on Thursday the 2nd of June in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Mayfield, PA: Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon visits St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 06/04/22

On Monday evening, May 30, the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon made an unscheduled visit to St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA. The holy icon was in Northeast Pennsylvania for the Memorial Day Weekend celebrations and annual pilgrimage of the faithful at St. Tikhon Monastery in South Canaan, PA.


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New York City: On Sunday of the Blind Man, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 06/02/22

On May 29, the 6th Sunday of Holy Pascha, 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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Boston, MA: 15th Anniversaries of Act of Canonical Communion, Repose of Archpriest Roman Lukianov, celebrated in Holy Epiphany Church - 06/01/22

On Saturday, May 14, clergy and parishioners of Holy Epiphany Church in Roslindale (Boston), MA gathered to mark two important commemorative dates – the 15th anniversaries of the signing of Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Church Abroad, and the repose of longtime rector Archpriest Roman Lukianov (+2007).


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Howell, NJ: Parish Life in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 05/31/22

This year’s Paschal period has been an eventful one in the parish life of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. After the celebration of Holy Pascha on Sunday, April 24, the parish welcomed His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, who paid the tradition archpastoral visit on Bright Monday the 25th, and officiated the divine services.


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Jordanville, NY: Burial of Metropolitan Hilarion takes place at Holy Trinity Monastery - 05/26/22

On May 22, the 5th Sunday of Holy Pascha, the commemoration of the meeting of the Lord with the Samaritan Woman, and then the Holy Church honors the memory of the Holy Hierarch and Wonderworker Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, the burial of the newly departed First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, was held at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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Jerusalem: His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, sends Condolences on Repose of Metropolitan Hilarion - 05/25/22

We received the news of the passing of Metropolitan Hilarion with sadness, and assure you and the entire ROCOR community of Our prayers from the Holy Tomb of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the repose of his soul in the Heavenly Kingdom.


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Madrid: Head of the Russian Imperial House sends Condolences on Repose of Metropolitan Hilarion - 05/23/22

It was with great sorrow that I heard the news of the repose of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York.


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New York City: Funeral of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad, held in Synodal Cathedral - 05/21/22

On Saturday, May 21, the feast of the Holy Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, the monastic funeral of the newly reposed First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad ‒ His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York ‒ was held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Schedule of the Funeral & Burial Services of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion - 05/20/22

On Saturday, May 21, the feast of Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian, His Eminence Mark, Metropolitan of Berlin & Germany, will officiate Divine Liturgy at 7:30 AM with the participation of archpastors, clergymen, and representatives of other Local Orthodox Churches


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Englewood, NJ: Primate of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America sends Condolences on Repose of Metropolitan Hilarion - 05/19/22

We were deeply moved when we heard of the repose of our beloved brother and concelebrant, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion. We knew him to be a man of faith, integrity, and principle.


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Kursk: Metropolitan Herman of Kursk & Rylsk sends Condolences on Repose of Metropolitan Hilarion - 05/19/22

The tragic news of the repose of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, who is deeply revered and respected by all, has been met with deep sorrow in our hearts.


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New York City: In Synodal Cathedral, Panihidas continue for Newly Reposed Metropolitan Hilarion - 05/19/22

In the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, the clergy continue to serve panihidas for the newly reposed primate of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion. On Tuesday evening, May 17, Metropolitan Mark of Berlin & Germany, recently arrived from Germany, officiated the panihida in the cathedral.


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Moscow: Patriarchal Condolences on the repose of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York - 05/19/22

It was with great sorrow that I received the news of the repose of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York. I express my deepest condolences for your loss.


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Kiev: Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church sends Condolences on Repose of Metropolitan Hilarion - 05/17/22

It is with great sorrow that I learned of the repose of our dear and beloved brother, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion.


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New York City: First Panihida for Metropolitan Hilarion served in Synodal Cathedral - 05/17/22

On Monday evening, May 16, the first panihida for the newly reposed Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, was served in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York: His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, reposed in the Lord - 05/16/22

On Monday, May 16, the feast of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Caves, at 2:00 PM New York time, following a lengthy illness, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, reposed in the Lord in a New York City hospital.


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New York City: On Sunday of the Paralytic, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/15/22

On May 15, the 4th Sunday of Pascha, of the Paralytic, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. 


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Harrisonburg, VA: Bishop Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit to Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 05/13/22

On May 8, the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Harrisonburg, VA and officiated the divine services there for the parish’s patronal feast day.


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Jordanville, NY: On Third Sunday of Pascha, Bishop Luke performs Priestly, Diaconal Ordinations in Holy Trinity Monastery - 05/12/22

On May 8, the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, the feast of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, Bishop Luke of Syracuse celebrated Divine Liturgy in the lower church of Venerable Job of Pochaev at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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Nyack, NY: On Myrrhbearers Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in Holy Virgin Protection Church - 05/11/22

On May 8, the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, dedicated to the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy. The visit to the Nyack parish on this weekend has become an annual tradition for the retired diocesan vicar.


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Nanuet, NY: On Thomas Sunday, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 05/09/22

On May 1, the 2nd Sunday of Pascha, dedicated to the Holy Apostle Thomas, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Seraphim Cathedral of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY.


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Howell, NJ: St. George Church celebrates Patronal Feast - 05/08/22

On Friday, May 6, when the Holy Church honors the memory of the Holy Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer George, the Cossack parish of the same name in Howell, NJ, celebrated its patronal feast


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North Port, FL: Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women in Our Lady of Pochaev Church - 05/08/22

On the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, the Orthodox Church glorifies the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women. This year, Sunday, May 8, was also Mother’s Day in many countries around the world.


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New York City: On Thomas Sunday, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/08/22

On Thomas Sunday, May 1, the feast of Antipascha, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. Concelebrating with His Eminence were: Priest Živojin Jakovljević (cleric of the Serbian Church in the USA), Protodeacon Nicolas Mokhoff (cathedral cleric), and Hierodeacon Panteleimon (Jigalin; diocesan cleric).


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Philadelphia, PA: Archpriest Mark Shinn marks 50th Anniversary of Pastoral Service - 05/07/22

On Saturday, May 7, clergy and faithful gathered in St. Andrew Naval Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA to mark the 50th anniversary of cathedral rector Archpriest Mark Shinn’s ordination to the priesthood. It was on this day that Archbishop Seraphim (Ivanov; +1987)


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Jackson, NJ: Departed Orthodox Faithful commemorated in St. Vladimir Cemetery - 05/07/22

On May 1, the Second Sunday of Pascha, clergy and faithful of central New Jersey gathered in St. Vladimir Cemetery in Jackson, NJ to bring the joyous news of the Resurrection of Christ to those entombed there.


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Jackson, NJ: On Bright Saturday, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 05/05/22

On Bright Saturday, April 30, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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The Lord’s Pascha in the Parishes & Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 04/28/22

NEW PHOTOGRAPHS 05/03! The Diocesan Media Office will publish photo-reports of Holy Week & the Feast of feasts – the Lord’s Pascha in the parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese on the diocesan website. 


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Howell, NJ: On Bright Monday, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 04/27/22

On Bright Monday, April 25, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Church in Howell, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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New York City: The Glorious Pascha of the Lord in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 04/25/22

On the night of Sunday, April 24, the clergy and parishioners of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City joyously celebrated the principal Christian feast of Christ’s Resurrection.


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Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 04/24/22

Addressing you with these life-affirming words, I extend to all of you my heartfelt greetings on the great and world-saving feast of Pascha. On this chosen and holy day, so overwhelming is our spiritual joy and profound gratitude to God and so distinct is the feeling of the might and depth of the Creator’s love for human beings


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Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 04/23/22

With a sense of jubilation in the Lord, the Victor over evil, hell, and death, I greet you all on this luminous night of the Lord’s Matins and Paschal Liturgy, this "feast of faith," which the great Chrysostom exhorts us to relish! Greetings on the Glorious Resurrection of Christ!


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New York City: Divine Services in the Synodal Cathedral on Great & Holy Friday - 04/23/22

On Great & Holy Friday, April 22, when the Holy Church commemorates the holy, salvific, terrible suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


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New York City: Divine Services held in Synodal Cathedral on Great Thursday - 04/22/22

On Great Thursday, April 21, 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: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services on Great & Holy Wednesday - 04/20/22

On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 20, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated the final Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts for this year in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: Bishop Nicholas officiates Divine Services for Feast of Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem in Synodal Cathedral - 04/18/22

On the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated the All-Night Vigil on Saturday the 16th and celebrated Divine Liturgy on Sunday the 17th of April in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Nanuet, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Lazarus Saturday Liturgy in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 04/18/22

On April 16, the feast of the Raising of the Righteous Lazarus, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, and celebrated Divine Liturgy there.


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Pompano Beach, FL: Bishop Nicholas performs Sacrament of Holy Unction in St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church - 04/17/22

On Sunday, April 10, the Sacrament of Holy Unction was performed in St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church in Pompano Beach, FL. For the first time in many years, the Sacrament was officiated by a hierarch – Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


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New York City: Bishop Nicholas officiates Sacrament of Holy Unction in Synodal Cathedral - 04/17/22

On Friday, April 15, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated the Sacrament of Holy Unction in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Atlanta, GA: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast Day of St. Mary of Egypt Church - 04/16/22

On Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of April, the feast of Venerable Mary of Egypt, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA, and led the divine services on the occasion of its patronal feast day.


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Nyack, NY: Holy Virgin Protection Church Russian School renews Annual Pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/15/22

On Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of April, after two years of being unable to visit Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY due to COVID, the parish school of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY was finally able to organize a small pilgrimage to the holy site.


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Atlanta, GA: Southern Lenten Clergy Retreat concludes with Presanctified Liturgy - 04/14/22

On Wednesday, April 13, the Southern Lenten Diocesan Clergy Retreat concluded with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts in St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA.


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Atlanta, GA: Southern Lenten Pastoral Retreat opens in St. Mary of Egypt Church - 04/13/22

On Tuesday, April 12, priests and deacons carrying out their pastoral ministry in the southern half of the Eastern American Diocese arrived in Roswell (Atlanta), GA for the start of the Lenten Clergy Retreat held in St. Mary of Egypt Church.


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Nyack, NY: Bishop Nicholas visits Holy Virgin Protection Church’s Parish School - 04/13/22

On Saturday, March 26, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid a visit to the parish school of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, in order to spend the school day with the students and teachers, taking part in the everyday life of the school.


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Flushing, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Holy Annunciation Church - 04/12/22

On Saturday, April 9 – the feast of the Laudation of the Mother of God – Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing,


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Montgomery, AL: 19 Baptisms in St. Martin of Tours Mission - 04/12/22

St. Martin of Tours Mission in Montgomery, AL, has seen 19 baptisms since it was established. Of the 19 baptisms, five were infants and 14 were adult converts, 11 in the past six months alone. The names of the 11 are: Michael, Sophia, Hope, Charity, Catherine, Cyprian, Leo, Emily, Maxim, Sergius, and Lydia.


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Florida: Yale Russian Chorus visits Three Hierarchs, St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Churches - 04/12/22

On Sunday the 20th and Friday the 25th of March, members of the Yale Russian Chorus (YRC), in Florida for spring break, paid a visit to Three Hierarchs Church in Hollywood and St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church in Pompano Beach, where they sang at the divine services of Great and Holy Lent.


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Harrisonburg, VA: Cupola erected atop Future Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 04/11/22

On Wednesday, April 6, the clergy and parishioners of Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Harrisonburg, VA marked another milestone as they work to construct a new temple. Parish rector Priest Gabriel Weller blessed the new cupola and cross before a crane placed them atop the future church.


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Jordanville, NY: Monastic Tonsures on Feast of Laudation of the Mother of God in Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/11/22

According to the typicon of the Lenten Triodion, on the Saturday of the Fifth Week of Great Lent, the Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos is chanted as part of the Matins service. As usual, His Grace Bishop Luke, served the Akathist Hymn, along with the brethren of the monastery.


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New York City: Bishop Nicholas officiates Divine Services for Annunciation in Synodal Cathedral - 04/09/22

On Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th of April, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated All-Night Vigil and celebrate Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Washington, DC: Church Life in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 04/09/22

The end of March and beginning of April were a spiritually rich period in the parish life of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC: many Lenten divine services were held, cathedral clergy took part in the Lenten Clergy Retreat at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY...


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Jordanville, NY: On Feast of Annunciation, Bishop Luke celebrates Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/09/22

On Thursday, 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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Wayne, WV: Visit of "Quick to Hear" Icon of the Mother of God, Tonsure of Schemamonk Anthony - 04/09/22

On Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd, the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated to Venerable John Climacus, for the first time ever, Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel) and the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV joyfully hosted a visit by the wonderworking Icon of the Mother of God "Quick to Hear" from St. Tikhon’s Monastery in South Canaan, PA.


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Archpriest Victor Potapov: "We made a solemn promise to pray before the Saints of the Kiev Caves until the end of the conflict in Ukraine" - 04/06/22

The clergy and faithful of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC decided to place the relics of the saints of the Kiev Caves – a remarkable gift from Metropolitan Vladimir, former Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – in the middle of the church and conduct special prayer services before them each Sunday


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New York City: On Sunday of St. John Climacus, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 04/06/22

On April 3, the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated to Venerable John Climacus, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. Concelebrating with His Eminence was cathedral dean Archpriest Andrei Sommer.


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Howell, NJ: Sacrament of Holy Unction served in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 04/04/22

On the evening April 3, the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated to Venerable John Climacus, clergy of the New Jersey Deanery gathered at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ to perform the Sacrament of Holy Unction.


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Jordanville, NY: Northern Lenten Clergy Retreat concludes with Presanctified Liturgy - 03/31/22

On Wednesday, March 30, the Northern Lenten Diocesan Clergy Retreat concluded with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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Jordanville, NY: Northern Lenten Clergy Retreat opens in Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/30/22

On Tuesday, March 29, clergy from across the Eastern American Diocese flocked to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY for the start of the annual Lenten Clergy Retreat. The clergy, donned in winter riassas, braved the freezing temperatures and snow of Central New York State to be warmed by the affectionate greeting of their brother clergy, many seeing each other for the first time in three years.


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Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas performs Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 03/29/22

On March 27, the Sunday of the Cross, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY.


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New York City: On Sunday of the Cross, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/29/22

On March 27, the third Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated to the Holy 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 - 03/28/22

On Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of March, the Second Sunday of Great Lent – dedicated to the Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas – His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY.


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San Germán, PR: Orthodox Christian Fellowship holds Work Week at San Juan Clímaco Mission - 03/25/22

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 13, the Misión Ortodoxa San Juan Clímaco in San Germán, PR, welcomed eight students from across the United States as part of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s (OCF) Real Break ministry. The Mission was chosen as one of this year’s service and pilgrimage locations.


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New York City: Statement from the Chancery of the Synod of Bishops - 03/24/22

On Thursday, March 24, the Chancery of the Synod of Bishops published a statement in connection with rumors that had spread "of the discontinuance of commemoration of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, in some parishes of the Russian Church Abroad:"


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Howell, NJ: Presanctified Liturgy celebrated in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in honor of Forty Martyrs, Namesday of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov - 03/23/22

On Tuesday, March 22, when the Holy Church commemorated the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, the clergy and faithful of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ also marked the namesday of the ever-memorable Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, the cathedral’s builder and long-time rector.


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New York City: On Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/21/22

On March 20, the second Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated to the Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Brooklyn, NY: Faithful receive Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 03/21/22

On March 20, the Sunday of Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, the Sacrament of Holy Unction was served in the Church of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia in Brooklyn, NY.


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Jordanville, NY: Sunday of Orthodoxy at Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/21/22

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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Stafford, VA: On Theodore Saturday, Metropolitan Jonah performs Priestly Ordination in St. Herman of Alaska Church - 03/20/22

On March 12, the first Saturday of Great Lent and the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr Theodore the Tyro, Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Herman of Alaska Church in Stafford, VA.


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14th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose - 03/16/22

Wednesday, March 16, marks fourteen 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: Hierarchal Services for Sunday of Orthodoxy held in Synodal Cathedral - 03/15/22

On March 13, the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Bishop Irenei of London & Western Europe celebrated Divine Liturgy and performed the Rite of Orthodoxy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


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Howell, NJ: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal officiates Divine Services, Rite of Orthodoxy in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 03/14/22

On Sunday, March 13, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ.


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Jordanville, NY: First Week of Great Lent in Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/12/22

During the first week of Great Lent, March 7-11, 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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New York City: Divine Services, Reading of Canon of St. Andrew of Crete held in Synodal Cathedral - 03/12/22

With the start of Great Lent, the divine services with the reading of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On Monday the 7th and Thursday the 10th of March, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated Great Compline e with the reading of the Great Canon


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New York City: Hierarchal Liturgy, Rite of Forgiveness in Synodal Cathedral - 03/11/22

On March 6, Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday, the commemoration of Adam’s expulsion from Paradise, 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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Registration for 2022 Lenten Clergy Retreat is Open - 03/05/22

Online registration for the 2022 Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese has opened on the diocesan website. 


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New York City: On Meatfare Sunday, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/01/22

On February 27 – Meatfare Sunday, or the Sunday of the Dread Judgement – 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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New York City: Archpastoral Epistle to the Clergy, Flock of the Eastern American & Australian-New Zealand Dioceses on Great Lent, Events in the Holy Ukrainian Land - 02/24/22

On the threshold of Great Lent, this salvific time of augmented prayer and self-correction, and in connection with events unfolding in the Ukrainian land, I turn to all with a heartfelt plea: refraining from excesses in watching television, following newspapers and the internet


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Howell, NJ: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal officiates Divine Services in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 02/22/22

On February 19-20, the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ, where he officiated the divine services.


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

On Monday the 14th and Tuesday the 15th of February, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Bishop Luke of Syracuse officiated the divine services in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. His Grace was co-served by monastery clergy.


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New York City: Divine Liturgy for Namesday of Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan - 02/18/22

On Wednesday, February 16, when the Holy Church honors the memory of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Nicholas of Japan, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy on the occasion of his namesday in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: Bishop Nicholas officiates Divine Services for Meeting of the Lord in Synodal Cathedral - 02/18/22

On the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated the All-Night Vigil on Monday the 14th and celebrated Divine Liturgy on  Tuesday the 15th of February.


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Mahopac, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Divine Liturgy for Meeting of the Lord in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 02/17/22

On Tuesday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, celebrated Divine Liturgy in Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY.


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Stratford, CT: Patronal Feast of Holy Presentation Church - 02/17/22

On Monday the 14th and Tuesday the 15th of February, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT, celebrated its patronal feast day.


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Hollywood, FL: Patronal feast of Three Hierarchs Church - 02/17/22

On Saturday, February 12, the feast of the Synaxis of the Three Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John of Chrysostom was celebrated in the eponymous church in Hollywood, FL.


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Des Plains, IL: Feast of Three Holy Hierarchs celebrated in Holy Protection Diocesan Cathedral - 02/17/22

On Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th of February, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, visited the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America.


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Jordanville, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada officiates Divine Services for Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Seminary - 02/17/22

On Saturday, February 12, the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. These three great hierarchs and luminaries of the Church are considered patrons of every Orthodox seminary, and therefore this feast is recognized as the patronal feast of Holy Trinity Seminary.


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New York City: Delegation from Ukrainian Orthodox Church visits Synodal Residence of ROCOR First Hierarch - 02/11/22

On Wednesday, February 9, a delegation from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, headed by Their Graces, Bishops Victor of Baryshevka and Dionysius of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, visited the Synodal Residence of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in New York City.


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Pompano Beach, FL: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy, leads Parish Fundraiser Event with Participation of Synodal Choir - 02/10/22

On Sunday, February 6, the feast of the Synaxis of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of the Russian Church, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church in Pompano Beach, FL, co-served by vicars of the Kiev Metropolia: Bishops Victor of Baryshevka and Dionysius of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky (Ukrainian Orthodox Church).


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New York City: On Feast of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal officiates Patronal Feast of Eponymous Church in Brooklyn - 02/10/22

On Sunday, February 6, when the Holy Church honors the memory of the Synaxis of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in honor of the patronal feast day of the eponymous church in Brooklyn, NY.


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Boston, MA: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Holy Epiphany Church - 02/09/22

On Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of January, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Epiphany Church in Roslindale (Boston), MA to officiate the 50th anniversary celebrations of the church’s consecration. The visit was timed near the parish’s patronal feast – the great feast of the Theophany of the Lord, January 6/19.


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North Port, FL: Feast of New Martyrs of Russia in Our Lady of Pochaev Church - 02/07/22

On Sunday, February 6, the clergy and parishioners of Our Lady of Pochaev Church in North Port, FL celebrated the memory of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of the Russian Church. The rector, Archimandrite Stefan (Khilchuk), celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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New York City: On 32nd Sunday after Pentecost, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/31/22

On January 30, the 32nd Sunday after Pentecost, and the date when the Holy Church honors the memory of Venerable Anthony the Great, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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All North American Youth Conference – Building a Church from the Inside Out - 01/21/22

The Youth Department of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia is proud to debut its newest project: the All North American Youth Conference. Due to the pandemic, there has not yet been an opportunity to organize an All-Diaspora Youth Conference


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New York City: Theophany of the Lord in the Synodal Cathedral - 01/20/22

Festal celebrations were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City on the great feast of the Theophany of the Lord. On Tuesday, January 18, the Eve of Theophany, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated the Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great and officiated the festal All-Night Vigil.


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Nanuet, NY: Patronal Feast Day of St. Seraphim Cathedral at "Novo-Diveevo" Convent - 01/19/22

On Saturday, January 15, the commemoration of the repose and second finding of the relics of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, on the occasion of the patronal feast day of its St. Seraphim Cathedral, and celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy.


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Virginia Beach, VA: Nativity Concert held at St. Joseph of Optina Church - 01/18/22

A festal concert dedicated to Christ’s Nativity took place at St. Joseph of Optina Church in Virginia Beach, VA on Sunday, January 9. The Nativity concert started with a common prayer led by parish rector Priest Serge Kosov, who also addressed the audience with congratulations and good wishes. The sisterhood arranged a fine table for all of the guests.


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Río Negro, Nicaragua: Nativity Celebrations at Monasterio de San Antonio el Grande - 01/15/22

On Friday, January 7, the clergy and faithful of the ROCOR Mission in Nicaragua came together at Monasterio de San Antonio el Grande in Río Negro, Boaco, to joyously greet the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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Endicott, NY: Bishop Nicholas officiates Funeral of Archpriest Stavros Rousos - 01/14/22

On Tuesday afternoon, January 11, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan arrived at St. Nicholas Church in Endicott, NY, to officiate the funeral of Archpriest Stavros Rousos, who reposed in the Lord on January 3.


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New York City: On Sunday after Christ’s Nativity, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/12/22

The celebration of Christ’s Radiant Nativity continues. On January 9, the Sunday after Nativity, of the Holy Ancestors of God, when the Church also celebrates the memory of the Holy Righteous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and the Apostle James, Brother 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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Nativity of Our Lord in Parishes, Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 01/10/22

NEW! 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: Bishop Nicholas officiates Divine Services for Nativity of Christ in Synodal Cathedral - 01/09/22

The clergy and faithful of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City celebrated the great feast of the Nativity of Christ. Officiating the festal All-Night Vigil on Thursday the 6th and celebrating Divine Liturgy on Friday the 7th of January was Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


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Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 01/06/22

Beloved in the Lord archpastors, reverend presbyters and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters!


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Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 01/05/22

It is with profound gladness that I greet my Eminent fellow archpastors, reverend fathers, monastics, parishioners, and worshippers of our churches, scattered throughout the world, on the feasts of the Nativity of Christ, the Theophany of the Lord, and the New Year!


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Endicott, NY: Archpriest Stavros Rousos reposed in the Lord - 01/04/22

On Monday, January 3, Archpriest Stavros Rousos (retired cleric of St. Nicholas Church in Endicott, NY), reposed in the Lord after complications from the Coronavirus. He was 68 years old.


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New York City: On Sunday before Christ’s Nativity, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/02/22

Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated the first Divine Liturgy of the New Year in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City on January 2, the Sunday before Christ’s Nativity, of the Holy Fathers. 


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