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Sydney, Australia: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad officiates Patronal Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul Diocesan Cathedral - 07/16/24

On Tuesday evening, July 9, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, traveling with the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign," arrived in Sydney, Australia. Greeted at the airport by Bishop George of Sydney, Australia & New Zealand


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Howell, NJ: Patronal Feast, Blessing of Cupolas at Our Lady of Tikhvin Church - 07/16/24

On Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th of July, with the blessing of Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, His Grace Theodosius, Bishop of Seattle, paid an archpastoral visit to Our Lady of Tikhvin Church in Howell, NJ, where he officiated the divine services in honor of the church’s patronal feast day.


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Nyack, NY: Bishop Jerome officiates Funeral of Archpriest George Larin - 07/13/24

On Monday, July 8, His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw), arrived at Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, to celebrate Divine Liturgy and officiate the funeral of Archpriest George Larin, pastor emeritus of that parish and one-time diocesan secretary, who reposed in the Lord on July 5.


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Mayfield, PA: Bishop Luke officiates Patronal Feast of St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 07/11/24

On Sunday, July 7, the feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord John, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse paid an archpastoral visit to St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA, where he officiated the divine services in honor of the parish’s patronal feast day.


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New York City: Bishop Theodosius of Seattle celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 07/11/24

On July 7, the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost and feast of the Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord John, with the blessing of Metropolitan Ncholas of Eastern America & New York, Bishop Theodosius of Seattle, First Vicar of the Western American Diocese, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Auckland: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad visits New Zealand - 07/10/24

On Tuesday, July 2, the feast day of the repose of the Holy Hierarch John, Archbishop of Shanghai & San Francisco, the Wonderworker, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, accompanied by the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, departed for New Zealand. This marks the beginning of His Eminence’s primatial visit to the parishes of ROCOR’s Diocese of Australia & New Zealand.


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Matagalpa, Nicaragua: Feast of St. John of Shanghai Mission - 07/10/24

The Holy Spirit illuminates with His strength all the missionary work of the True Faith; and the Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai & San Francisco is one of its greatest saints. The 20th century never ceases to surprise us. The grace we receive from our God is so great that we also see it present in our parish missions.


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Nyack, NY: Archpriest George Larin reposed in the Lord - 07/05/24

On Friday, July 5, the 9th Friday after Holy Pascha and feast of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign, Archpriest George Larin reposed in the Lord. He was 89 years old.


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Stuttgart, Germany: Eastern American Diocesan Cleric delivers Lecture at 14th All-Diaspora Youth Conference - 07/04/24

On Tuesday, June 25, the 14th All-Diaspora Russian Orthodox Youth Conference began its work in the suburbs of Stuttgart, Germany. In attendance were 130 young men and women from different continents: a third of the participants were from the host country of Germany, with large delegations from the U.S. and Australia, which are always active in youth events, as well as young people from Canada, Austria, and others ‒ a total of 11 countries.


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San Francisco, CA: 30th Anniversary of Glorification of Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco the Wonderworker celebrated in Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathedral - 07/01/24

On Friday, June 28, All-Night vigil was served in the Cathedral of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in San Francisco, CA, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the uncovering of the relics of the Holy Hierarch John, Archbishop of Shanghai & San Francisco, the Wonderworker. Before the service, the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" was greeted at the entrance to the temple.


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Jordanville, NY: On Pentecost, Bishop Luke officiates Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/29/24

On Sunday, June 23, the great feast of Pentecost was celebrated in Holy Trinity Monastery in the traditional way, with three days of solemn services. The day before, Pentecost Soul Saturday, Divine Liturgy was celebrated, upon conclusion of which a general panihida was served by the monastery abbot ‒ His Grace Luke, Bishop of Syracuse, together with the monastery clergy.


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Vineland, NJ: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Feast Day of Holy Trinity Church - 06/28/24

On Sunday, June 23, the great feast of Holy Pentecost, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Church in Vineland, NJ, where he celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in honor of the parish’s patronal feast day.


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Brooklyn, NY: On Feast of Pentecost, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in Holy New Martyrs Church - 06/25/24

On Sunday, June 23, the great feast of Holy Pentecost, His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw), paid an archpastoral visit to Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY, where he celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy, followed by Great Vespers with the kneeling prayers.


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Cullman, AL: St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Mission welcomes New Rector - 06/24/24

On June 15-16, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, the mission of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr in Cullman, AL celebrated its first All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy with their new rector, Priest Theodore Foley.


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North Port, FL: Pentecost in Our Lady of Pochaev Church - 06/23/24

On Sunday, June 23, the great feast of Holy Pentecost took place. This feast is the birthday of the Church, because the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles, and thus they were vested with "power from on high," the grace of the Holy Spirit for the creation of Christ’s Church throughout the world.


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Serbia: Delegation from Russian Church Abroad visits Monasteries of Serbian Orthodox Church - 06/19/24

On Sunday, June 16, a delegation from the Russian Church Abroad, headed by Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, took part in Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia. On Monday, June 17, having bidden farewell to Bishops Vasilije of Srem and Irinej of Bačka, they departed first to Žiča and then to Studenica.


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Nanuet, NY: Main Cathedral of Novo-Diveevo Convent erects New Cupola - 06/19/24

On June 12, on the feast of the Leavetaking of Holy Pascha and on the eve of the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, a second cupola was installed on the main St. Seraphim of Sarov Cathedral of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY. Before raising the dome to the roof of the temple, the dome was blessed by the convent clergy.


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Sremski Karlovci: On 7th Sunday of Pascha, ROCOR First Hierarch celebrates Liturgy at St Nicholas Cathedral - 06/18/24

On Saturday, June 15, members of the Synodal delegation of the Russian Church Abroad, headed by Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, prayed at Divine Liturgy in the home church of the Patriarchal Palace in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, where His Beatitude Anthony (Khrapovitsky), Metropolitan of Kiev & Galicia, the first First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, once loved to pray.


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Belgrade: Joint Session of Synods of Serbia & Russian Church Abroad - 06/15/24

On Friday, June 14, a joint session of the synods of the Serbian Church and the Russian Church Abroad was held in Sremski Karlovci under the chairmanship of His Holiness Porfirije, Patriarch of Serbia. The solemn meeting was attended by Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, and the Right Reverend members of the Holy Synods of Bishops of both Churches.


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Belgrade: Delegation from Russian Church Abroad participates in Patriarchal Services for Feast of the Ascension of the Lord - 06/15/24

On Thursday, June 13, the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, a delegation of the Russian Church Abroad, headed by Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America, participated in the Patriarchal divine services at the Church of the Ascension in Belgrade, Serbia.


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Jordanville, NY: On Feast of Holy Ascension, Bishop Luke officiates Divine Services in Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/14/24

Forty days after Pascha, the Feast of feasts, the Church celebrates one of the twelve great feasts of the Church: the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ into Heaven. Herein we celebrate that the Lord Jesus Christ took on our human nature, which He divinized and took to Heaven to sit at the right hand of His Father.


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Belgrade: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad celebrates Liturgy in Holy Trinity Church - 06/13/24

On Wednesday, June 12, the Leavetaking of Holy Pascha, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Church, constructed by Russian émigrés in Belgrade 100 years ago.


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Belgrade: Delegation from Russian Church Abroad arrives in Serbia - 06/12/24

Early on Tuesday morning, June 11, 2024, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, arrived in Belgrade, accompanying the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign."


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New York City: Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 06/12/24

On June 9, the 6th Sunday after Holy Pascha, that of the Blind Man, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Stratford, CT: Women’s Ensemble performs Fundraising Concert in Holy Presentation of Christ Church - 06/11/24

On Friday, May 17, The Women’s Ensemble performed its debut concert in Holy Presentation of Christ Church in Stratford, CT. The concert was held as a fundraiser for ROCOR’s Ecclesiastical Mission in the Holy Land benefitting the monastics and clergy living and serving there.


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Newark, NJ: Metropolitan Nicholas visits Our Lady of Kazan Church, congratulates Rector on Double Jubilee - 06/04/24

On June 2, the Fifth Sunday after Pascha, that of the Samaritan Woman, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York performed an archpastoral visit to Our Lady of Kazan Church in Newark, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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Pompano Beach, FL: Bishop Luke officiates Divine Services in St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church - 06/04/24

On June 2, the Fifth Sunday after Pascha, that of the Samaritan Woman, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse, performed an archpastoral visit to St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church in Pompano Beach, FL


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New York City: Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/30/24

On May 26, the Sunday of the Paralytic, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Raleigh, NC: Missionary Efforts of Holy Trinity Church - 05/30/24

With the blessing of His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, the parishioners of Holy Trinity Church in Mebane, NC have embarked on a new missionary effort to spread the Gospel of Christ in North Carolina’s Research Triangle.


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Poughkeepsie, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church - 05/30/24

On May 26, the Sunday of the Paralytic, His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw) paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Poughkeepsie, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy. His Grace’s visit was timed to coincide with the parish’s patronal feast – May 9/22, the summer feast day of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia.


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Endicott, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas Church - 05/29/24

On Wednesday, May 22, the Feast of the Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Endicott, NY to celebrate Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the parish’s patronal feast.


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Howell, NJ: Sixth Anniversary of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov’s Repose commemorated at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 05/27/24

Saturday, May 25, marked the sixth anniversary of the blessed repose of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, longtime rector of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Parish and local clergy gathered to honor the feast and pray for the eminent cleric’s soul.


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Coatesville, PA: Archpriest James Dougherty reposed in the Lord - 05/27/24

On May 26, the Sunday of the Paralytic, Archpriest James Dougherty reposed in the Lord. He was 67 years old.


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Syracuse, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Entrance of the Mother of God Church - 05/25/24

On May 19, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to the Church of the Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin in Jamesville (near Syracuse), NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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Mt. Crawford, VA: Metropolitan Jonah officiates Patronal Feast of Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 05/24/24

On May 19, the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, dedicated to the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen), paid an archpastoral visit to the eponymous church in Mount Crawford, VA, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the parish’s patronal feast.


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Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of Our Lady "The Inexhaustible Chalice" Church - 05/23/24

On Saturday, May 18, the feast of the icon of the Mother of God "The Inexhaustible Chalice," Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to the eponymous stavropegial metochion church in Brooklyn, NY, in honor of its patronal feast day.


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Brooklyn, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal officiates Patronal Feast of Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 05/21/24

On May 19, the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, with the blessing of Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada performed an archpastoral visit to Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the parish’s patronal feast.


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Nyack, NY: On Myrrhbearers Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in Holy Virgin Protection Church - 05/21/24

On May 19, the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, dedicated to the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw), 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, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 05/20/24

On May 12, the 2nd Sunday of Pascha, dedicated to the Holy Apostle Thomas, His Eminence Nicholas, 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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Beltsville, MD: Screening of "Sacred Alaska" hosted by Holy Apostles Church - 05/20/24

On Wednesday, May 15, Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD, hosted a screening of the award-winning documentary "Sacred Alaska." The screening was held in the historic Greenbelt Cinema, a small local theater near the church, in the historic town of Greenbelt. 97 tickets were sold. The purpose of the screening was missionary, following in the footsteps of our Venerable Father Herman of Alaska.


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New York: 2nd Anniversary of Repose of Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral) - 05/18/24

On Thursday, May 16, the second anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral; +2022), sixth First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, served a panihida after Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius of Radonezh Chapel at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City.


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North Port, FL: On Feast of Venerable Theodosius, Brethren of Our Lady of Pochaev Church commemorate 2nd Anniversary of Metropolitan Hilarion’s Repose - 05/17/24

May 3/16 is the feast day of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Caves – the founder of cœnobitic monasticism in Rus’. This year marks the 950th anniversary of the blessed repose of the great abbot and founder of the future Kiev Caves Lavra.


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Jackson, NJ: On Bright Saturday, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Paschal Liturgy in St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 05/16/24

On Bright Saturday, May 11, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ, where he celebrated the Paschal Divine Liturgy. At the entrance to the Memorial Church dedicated to the Millennium of the Baptism of Rus’, the First Hierarch was greeted by its deputy rector, Archpriest Serge Ledkovsky.


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The Lord’s Pascha in the Parishes & Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 05/13/24

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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White Pine, TN: New St. Peter the Aleut Mission Opens - 05/12/24

This year, with the blessing of His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, a new mission dedicated to St. Peter the Aleut was opened in White Pine, TN, under the spiritual direction of the clergy of St. Tikhon Church in Blountville, TN. Services are conducted in a temporary location while a more suitable site is procured.


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Howell, NJ: On Bright Tuesday, Metropolitan Nicholas visits Renovated St. George Church - 05/12/24

On Bright Tuesday, May 7, the third day of Christ’s Glorious Resurrection, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. George Church in Howell, NJ. The visit of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad was timed to coincide with the parish’s patronal feast 


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Howell, NJ: On Bright Monday, Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Paschal Celebrations in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 05/09/24

On Bright Monday, May 6, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


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Mahopac, NY: Bishop Jerome officiates Paschal Divine Services in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 05/07/24

On Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of May, the radiant feast of Pascha ‒ the Resurrection from the dead of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ ‒ Bishop Jerome (Shaw) officiated the divine services in Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY.


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New York City: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Paschal Celebrations in Synodal Cathedral - 05/06/24

On Sunday, May 5, the clergy and a multitude of parishioners and guests of the main cathedral of the Russian Church Abroad – the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City – celebrated the greatest Christian feast ‒ Christ’s Glorious Resurrection.


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North Port, FL: The Lord’s Pascha in Our Lady of Pochaev Church - 05/05/24

On Sunday, May 5, the entirety of the Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of feasts and the Festival of festivals – Christ’s Glorious Resurrection. The Pascha of the Lord is the Feast of the triumph of Life over death, God’s Love over evil and emptiness, of Truth over falsehood.


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Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 05/03/24

With joy and thankfulness in my heart, I greet you on this salvific night of Pascha, when our Lord Jesus Christ rose on the third day, pouring out His unfailing love and mercy on the whole world.


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Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monks and Nuns, and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 05/03/24

On today’s "feast of feasts and Festival of festivals," which, as the Holy Hierarch Gregory the Theologian proclaims, "is far exalted above all others – not only those which are merely human and are of the earth, but even those which are of Christ himself, and are celebrated in His honor


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New York City: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Passion Week Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral - 05/03/24

On Great Wednesday, May 1, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated the final Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts for this year in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Mahopac, NY: On Palm Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 05/01/24

On April 28, the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), Bishop Jerome (Shaw) celebrated Divine Liturgy in Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY.


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New York City: Feast of the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem in Synodal Cathedral - 04/30/24

On Sunday, April 28, the great feast of the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, and officiated the All Night Vigil on the eve of the feast ‒ Saturday, April 27,.


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Jordanville, NY: On Palm Sunday, Bishop Luke officiates Divine Services in Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/30/24

On Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of April, the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse, officiated the festal divine services in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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Atlanta, GA: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Mary of Egypt Church, performs Priestly, Diaconal Ordinations - 04/29/24

On Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of April, the feast of the Laudation of the Most Holy Theotokos and the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to the eponymous church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA, where he officiated the divine services on the occasion of the parish’s patronal feast.


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Washington, DC: Holy Trinity Seminary Choir visits American Capital - 04/29/24

April turned out to be a month full of wonderful events in the life of St. John the Baptist parish in Washington, DC. First, the capital community was visited by the Sitka Icon of the Mother of God, brought by His Grace Alexei, Bishop of Sitka & Alaska.


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Washington, DC: Church Life in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 04/23/24

The end of March and the beginning of April turned out to be a period filled with a number of joyful events in the spiritual life of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC.


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Synod of Bishops ratifies Resolution of Spiritual Court in Case of Former Diocesan Clerics - 04/23/24

For Release: At the February 21/March 5, 2024, session of the Synod of Bishops, which was held at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City, a resolution was heard from the Spiritual Court of the Eastern American Diocese regarding the activities of Abbot Tikhon (Gayfudinov), Archpriest Andrei Pastukh, Archpriest Edward Chervinsky, and Protodeacon Vladimir Oliynyk, who wrought disturbance in the church life of several diocesan parishes.


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Pompano Beach, FL: Bishop Theodosius of Seattle pays Archpastoral Visit to St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church - 04/22/24

On Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of April, with the blessing of His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Western American Diocesan vicar Bishop Theodosius of Seattle paid an archpastoral visit to St. Saint Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church in Pompano Beach, FL


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Jordanville, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Funeral of Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk - 04/16/24

On Monday afternoon, April 15, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York arrived in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY to officiate the funeral of newly departed Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk, who reposed in the Lord the Thursday prior.


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Staten Island, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Sacrament of Unction in Our Lady "Unexpected Joy" Church - 04/15/24

On Friday, April 12, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Our Lady "Unexpected Joy" Church in Staten Island, NY, where he performed the Sacrament of Holy Unction.


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Albany, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Sacrament of Holy Unction in Nativity of the Theotokos Church - 04/12/24

On Wednesday evening, April 10, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York performed the Sacrament of Holy Unction in Nativity of the Theotokos Church in Albany, NY.


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Flushing, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Divine Liturgy in Holy Annunciation Church - 04/12/24

On Saturday, April 6, on the eve of the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY


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Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke officiates Divine Services for Annunciation in Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/12/24

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of April, divine services were held in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY for the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, as well as for the Lenten Sunday of the Cross. 


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Boston, MA: Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk reposed in the Lord - 04/11/24

On the morning of Thursday, April 11, Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk (longtime cleric of St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church in Utica, NY; since 2021 – of Holy Epiphany Church in Roslindale (Boston), MA) reposed in the Lord. He was 81 years old.


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Howell, NJ: On Sunday of the Cross and Annunciation, Bishop Jerome officiates Divine Services in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 04/11/24

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of April, the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, that of the Veneration of the Cross, and when the Holy Church also celebrates the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos this year, His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw) paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ, where he officiated the divine services.


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Jackson, NJ: Funeral Services for Matushka Tamara Kizenko held in St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 04/11/24

On Friday, April 5, at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ, a panihida was served for Matushka Tamara Kizenko, who reposed the Wednesday prior.


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Washington, DC: Sitka Icon of the Mother of God visits U.S. Capital - 04/11/24

On Saturday, March 30, the Sitka Icon of the Mother of God visited the American capital. The wonderworking icon remains on a permanent basis in St. Michael Diocesan Cathedral in Sitka, Alaska, and is one of the more venerated icons of the Mother of God in North America.


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Matagalpa, Nicaragua: Faithful of San Juan de Shanghai Mission provide Toys, Clothes to Needy - 04/11/24

On Saturday, March 30, with full Lenten sense of the mercy of God and the recognization of our own human limitation, the local faithful of Misión San Juan de Shanghai y San Francisco in Matagalpa, Nicaragua,


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Jordanville, NY: Northern Lenten Clergy Retreat concludes with Presanctified Liturgy - 04/10/24

On Wednesday, April 10, the Great Lenten Retreat for clergy of the northern deaneries of the Eastern American Diocese 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 Great Lenten Pastoral Retreat opens in Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/09/24

On Tuesday, April 9, priests and deacons of the northern deaneries of the Eastern American Diocese gathered in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY for the start of the Great Lenten Pastoral Retreat.


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New York City: On Third Sunday of Great Lent, Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral, congratulates Protodeacon Nicolas Mokhoff on 50th Ordination Anniversary - 04/09/24

On April 7, the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, that of the Veneration of the Cross, and when the Holy Church also celebrates the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos this year, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Presanctified Liturgy at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 04/08/24

On Friday, April 5, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, where he celebrated the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the convent’s St. Seraphim Cathedral.


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North Port, FL: Dual Feast in Our Lady of Pochaev Church - 04/07/24

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of April, the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, that of the Veneration of the Cross, coincided with the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos. In every church, the "Fountainhead of our salvation" was celebrated, and the faithful worshipped the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord.


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Atlanta, GA: Southern Lenten Clergy Retreat concludes with Presanctified Liturgy - 04/04/24

On Wednesday, April 3, the Great Lenten Retreat for clergy of the southern deaneries of the Eastern American Diocese 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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Jackson, NJ: Matushka Tamara Kizenko reposed in the Lord - 04/04/24

On Wednesday, April 3, Matushka Tamara Kizenko, wife of the ever-memorable Archpriest Boris Kizenko (long-time cleric of St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ; +2010), reposed in the Lord. She was 89 years old.


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Atlanta, GA: Southern Lenten Clergy Retreat opens at St. Mary of Egypt Church - 04/02/24

On Tuesday, April 2, clergymen of the southern deaneries of the Eastern American Diocese flocked to St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA for the start of the Southern Great Lenten Clergy Retreat.


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Rochester, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Divine Services in Protection of the Mother of God Church - 04/01/24

On Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st of March, the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated to the Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY, where he officiated the divine services.


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Albany, NY: On Sunday of Orthodoxy, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy, officiates Orthodoxy Rite in Nativity of the Mother of God Church - 03/30/24

On March 24, the first Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated the Triumph of Orthodoxy, His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw), paid an archpastoral visit to Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY, where he officiated the divine services.


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New York City: On Sunday of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy, officiates Orthodoxy Rite in Synodal Cathedral - 03/26/24

On March 24, the first Sunday of Great Lent, dedicated the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad sends Condolences in Connection with Terrorist Attack in Moscow - 03/23/24

Having learned of the horrible attack on the peaceful citizens of Moscow, I hasten to express my deepest condolences to Your Holiness, and through you to the archpastors, clergy, and flock of the Russian Orthodox Church and the entire Russian people.


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New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad celebrates Year’s First Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts - 03/22/24

On March 20, Wednesday of the First Week of Great Lent, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, prayed at the appointed divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, and then celebrated the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.


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New York City: On Cheesefare Sunday, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy, officiates Rite of Forgiveness in Synodal Cathedral - 03/21/24

On March 17, Cheesefare Sunday (also called Forgiveness Sunday, the Commemoration of Adam’s expulsion from Paradise), Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Mahopac, NY: On Cheesefare Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy, officiates Rite of Forgiveness in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 03/21/24

On March 17, Cheesefare Sunday (also called Forgiveness Sunday, the Commemoration of Adam’s expulsion from Paradise), Bishop Jerome (Shaw) celebrated Divine Liturgy in Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY.


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Jordanville, NY: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad serves Panihida on 16th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose - 03/19/24

On Saturday, March 16, the 16th anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla; 2008) of blessed memory, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, visited Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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Charlotte, NC: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of "Reigning" Mother of God Church - 03/18/24

On March 13-14,  Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York visited the Church of the Icon of the "Reigning" Mother of God in Charlotte, NC, and led the divine services in honor of the parish's patronal feast. In accordance with the Typicon, Divine Liturgy is not served on Wednesday or Friday of Cheesefare, so the feast (usually March 2/15) was transferred to the day prior.


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Metropolitan Nicholas’ 2024 Great Lenten Epistle to the Clergy and Flock of the Eastern American Diocese - 03/14/24

Great Lent is approaching – a time set aside for delving into ourselves, for examining our lives, for repentance and correction. Great Lent is not only a time to refrain from certain types of food; it is a time for asceticism of the mind and senses, when we abstain from impure thoughts, separate ourselves from our habitual sins, entertainments, and harmful routines


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Sitka, AK: Bishop Luke performs Pilgrimage to OCA Diocese of Sitka & Alaska - 03/12/24

The Diocese of Sitka & Alaska (OCA) held its annual clergy retreat in Anchorage from Friday the 8th through Sunday the 10th of March, hosted by His Grace Alexei, Bishop of Sitka & Alaska. As a special guest, His Grace Luke, Bishop of Syracuse and abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY led the retreat


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Coronado, Costa Rica: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates 30th Anniversary Celebrations of Our Lady of Vladimir Church - 03/12/24

On Friday evening, March 8, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York arrived in Costa Rica to officiate the 30th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of Our Lady of Vladimir Church in Coronado, not far from the capital, San José.


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Registration for 2024 Lenten Clergy Retreat is Open - 03/11/24

Online registration for the 2024 Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese has opened on the diocesan website. 


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New York City: On Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/08/24

On March 3, the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: "…and Peace on Earth" – Synodal Choir performs Benevolent Concert to Benefit those Suffering from War in Ukraine & Holy Land - 03/03/24

On Friday evening, March 1, a benevolent concert entitled "…and Peace on Earth ‒ Sacred Works: Prayers for Peace" was held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The concert’s primary objective was to raise funds for relief organizations providing aid to those suffering from war in Ukraine and the Holy Land – especially ROCOR’s Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.


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New York City: On Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 02/28/24

On February 25, the Sunday of the Publican n& the Pharisee, and the date when the Church honors the memory of the Holy Hierarch Alexis of Moscow, Wonderworker of All Russia, Metropolitan Nicholas o Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: St. George Teen Youth make Pilgrimage to Synodal Cathedral - 02/26/24

From Thursday the 15th through Monday the 19th of February, seeking spiritual guidance from the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, a group of 17 youth and chaperones from St. George parish in Cincinnati, OH made a pilgrimage to the icon’s home in her cathedral at the Synod of Bishops in New York City.


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New York City: On 37th Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 02/21/24

On February 18, the 37th Sunday after Pentecost and afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Namesday Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 02/18/24

On Friday, February 16, the feast of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Nicholas, Archbishop of Japan, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated his namesday. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad officiated the All-Night Vigil the evening prior and celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Stratford, CT: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of Holy Presentation Church - 02/17/24

On Thursday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT, celebrated its patronal feast day. That day, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, arrived to share in the joy of the feast and to celebrate Divine Liturgy.


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Moscow: Patriarchal Congratulations to Metropolitan Nicholas on his Namesday - 02/16/24

His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, congratulated Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, in his namesday.


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Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke officiates Divine Services for Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Seminary - 02/16/24

On Monday, 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 Orthodox Seminary.


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Pompano Beach, FL: Metropolitan Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit to St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church - 02/16/24

On Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of February, while on an archpastoral visit to the Florida Deanery, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York visited St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church in Pompano Beach, FL and officiated the divine services there.


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Coconut Creek, FL: Metropolitan Nicholas visits Paideia Classical Academy - 02/16/24

On Wednesday, February 7, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Paideia Classical Academy in Coconut Creek, FL. Paideia Classical Academy is an Orthodox Classical School serving pre-school through 12th grade, established in 2012.


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Chestnut Ridge, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of Otrada Chapel - 02/15/24

On Saturday, February 3, the feast day of Our Lady "Comfort and Consolation," Metropolitan Nichoas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to the American-Russian Aid Association "Otrada" in Chestnut Ridge, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the local chapel’s patronal feast.


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Palm Coast, FL: Metropolitan Nicholas pays First Visit to Renovated St. Nicholas Church - 02/15/24

On Monday the 5th and Tuesday the 6th of February, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Palm Coast, FL.


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Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Jerome officiates Patronal Feast of Holy New Martyrs Church - 02/10/24

On Sunday, February 4, when the Holy Church honors the memory of the Synaxis of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, at the request of Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, Bishop Jerome (Shaw) paid an archpastoral visit to the eponymous church in Brooklyn, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy in honor of its patronal feast day.


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Norwich, CT: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 02/06/24

On Sunday, February 4, when the Holy Church honors the memory of the Synaxis of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in honor of the patronal feast day of the eponymous church in Norwich, CT.


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St. James, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas installs new Abbot of St. Dionysios the Areopagite Monastery - 02/01/24

On Tuesday, January 30, Archimandrite Maximos (Weimar) retired as abbot of the Monastery of St. Dionysios the Areopagite in St. James, NY. Per an agreement with the brotherhood, he assumed the role of abbot emeritus.


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New York City: Primate of Orthodox Church in America visits Synodal Residence of First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad - 02/01/24

On Monday, January 29, His Beatitude Tikhon, Metropolitan of All America & Canada, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, visited the Synodal Residence of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in New York City.


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Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Nicholas pays Archpastoral Visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, celebrates Matushka Irina Lukianov's 90th Birthday - 01/31/24

The days following the radiant feasts of Christ’s Nativity, the New Year, and the Theophany of the Lord marked a significant event in the life of St. Alexander Nevsky Parish in Howell, NJ.


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Boston, MA: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Divine Services in Holy Epiphany Church - 01/26/24

On Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of January, the Sunday after Theophany, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Epiphany Church in Roslindale (Boston), MA, where he officiated the divine services.


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New York City: During Afterfeast of Theophany, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/25/24

On January 21, the 33rd Sunday after Pentecost, that after Theophany, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


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Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke officiates Theophany Services in Holy Trinity Monastery - 01/23/24

On Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of January, the brethren of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY celebrated the great feast of the Theophany of the Lord. Officiating the divine services was the monastery’s abbot, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse.


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New York City: Theophany of the Lord in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 01/22/24

On the great feast of Theophany – the Baptism of the Lord ‒ solemn divine services were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On Thursday, January 18, the Eve of Theophany, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York officiated the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great and the festal All-Night Vigil.


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Nyack, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas attends Nativity Yolka at Holy Virgin Protection Parish - 01/17/24

On Sunday, January 14, the feast of the Circumcision of the Lord, the parish school of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY held its annual Nativity Yolka.


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Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov Cathedral - 01/16/24

On Monday, January 15, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the convent’s main St. Seraphim Cathedral.


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Chania, Crete: Priest Emmanuel Hatzidakis reposed in the Lord - 01/16/24

On Tuesday, January 9, Priest Emmanuel Hatzidakis (diocesan cleric) reposed in the Lord in Chania, Crete, Greece. He was 82 years old.


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New York City: On Feast of Circumcision of the Lord, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/16/24

On Sunday, January 14, when the Church commemorates the Circumcision of the Lord and honors the Holy Hierarch Basil the Great, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Jordanville, NY: Christ’s Nativity in Holy Trinity Monastery - 01/15/24

The great feast of Christ’s Nativity is celebrated with great solemnity in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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Nanuet, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Nativity Liturgy in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 01/13/24

On Sunday, January 7, the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw), paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the feast.


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Nativity of Our Lord in Parishes, Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 01/11/24

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 the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 01/10/24

Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York officiated the divine services for the Nativity of Christ in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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North Port, FL: Feast of Christ’s Nativity in Our Lady of Pochaev Church - 01/08/24

On January 7 (December 25 o.s.), the Orthodox world celebrates the great feast of the Nativity of Christ. The greatness and importance of this feast is attested to by the preparatory 40-day Nativity Fast. Every person, family, and church celebrates this remarkable and important feast in his own way, and the Church of Our Lady of Pochaev in North Port, FL was no exception.


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Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 01/05/24

It is with feelings of humble gratitude, love, and joy in the Lord that I greet everyone on this great and most joyous celebration of the Nativity of Christ ‒ the arrival on earth of the incarnate Son of God born to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.


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Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia - 01/05/24

The unutterable love of God has gathered us today so that in the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph. 4:3) we may celebrate one of the most solemn ‒ and at the same time mysterious ‒ feasts of the Church: the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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New York City: On Sunday of the Holy Fathers, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/03/24

On December 31, the 30th Sunday after Pentecost and before Nativity, that of the Holy Fathers, Metropolitan Nicholas 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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