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Top News Stories of 2019

As the 2019 year departs, the Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese would like to share some of the year’s top stories with our readers. Below you will find articles on the principal and defining events in the life of the Diocese over the last year. The Diocesan Media Office staff would like to sincerely thank you, our readers, for your patronage, feedback, and steadfast support. May the Lord God continue to bless the clergy, and faithful of the Eastern American Diocese as abundantly in 2020!


New York City: Christ’s Nativity in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 01/09/19

The Nativity of our Lord in parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 01/08/19

New York City: Theophany celebrated at Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 01/21/19


Moscow: Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs take part in Tenth Anniversary Celebrations of Enthronement of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill - 02/04/19

Moscow: Primate of Russian Church presents Ecclesiastical Award Metropolitan Hilarion on 10th Anniversary of Local Council, Patriarchal Enthronement - 02/04/19

Consecration Address of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese - 02/12/19

Jordanville, NY: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad leads Episcopal Consecration of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese - 02/17/19

New York City: Namesday of Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 02/18/19

Howell, NJ: Triple Jubilee of Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad’s Ataman Alexander Pewnew celebrated in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 02/26/19


St. George’s: Orthodox Community in Grenada to open New Mission Parish - 03/08/19

Rockaway, NY: New Missionary Parish of Holy Apostle & Evangelist Mark Opens - 03/08/19

Brighton Beach, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Lesser Consecration of Inexhaustible Chalice Church - 03/15/19


Howell, NJ: Resolution of the Lenten Retreat of Eastern American Diocesan Clergy - 04/04/19

Howell, NJ: Third Day of Eastern American Diocesan Clergy Retreat concludes with Celebration of Presanctified Liturgy - 04/06/19

New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 04/29/19

Sydney, Australia: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Paschal Services in Sts. Peter & Paul Diocesan Cathedral - 04/29/19


Des Plains, IL: Funeral Services for Newly Reposed Archbishop Alypy served in Holy Protection Diocesan Cathedral - 05/01/19

The Lord’s Pascha in the Parishes & Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 05/08/19

Syracuse, NY: Bishop Luke celebrates Liturgy in Entrance of the Mother of God Church, presents Rector with Distinguished Award - 05/16/19

Jordanville, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Funeral for Lev I. Pawlinets in Holy Trinity Monastery - 05/28/19

New York City: Conference on Translation & Hymnography in Memory of Fr. Joseph (Lambertsen) held at Synod of Bishops - 05/29/19

Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral on First Anniversary of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov’s Repose - 05/29/19

Lewisburg, PA: St. John of Shanghai Parish purchases Land for Future Church - 05/29/19


Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Theological Seminary holds Naming Ceremony of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov Hall - 06/01/19

Nashville, TN: Deacon Andrei Zavalin reposed in the Lord - 06/01/19

Jordanville, NY: 2019 Holy Trinity Seminary holds Annual Commencement - 06/10/19

Clearwater, FL: Matushka Marina Girard has reposed in the Lord - 06/14/19

Jordanville, NY: Pentecost & Holy Spirit Day at Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/27/19


San Francisco, CA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Popular 25th Anniversary Celebrations of Glorification of St. John (Maximovitch) the Wonderworker - 07/02/19

Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion, Bishop Luke perform Archpastoral Visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 07/03/19

Erie, PA: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Archpastoral Visit, leads Centennial Celebrations of Nativity of Christ Old Rite Church - 07/21/19

Harrisonburg, VA: Archpriest John Moses reposed in the Lord - 07/25/19

Jackson, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations - 07/29/19


Woodbourne, NY: NORR holds 53rd Annual Summer Camp - 08/09/19

Blakeslee, PA: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Seraphim Camp - 08/16/19

Saratov, Russia: Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God welcomed in Holy Protection Church - 08/21/19

Saratov, Russia: Bishop Nicholas attends Concert of Spiritual Music sung by Russian-American Choir - 08/23/19


Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Kursk Root Icon begins Visitation to Central Asian Metropolitanate - 09/07/19

Jordanville, NY: Annual Labor Day Weekend Pilgrimage at Holy Trinity Monastery - 09/10/19

Washington, DC: Metropolitan Hilarion leads St. John the Baptist Parish Jubilee Celebrations, blesses St. John of Kronstadt Monument - 09/10/19

Bishkek: Kursk Root Icon begins Visitation in Kyrgyzstan - 09/10/19

Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 09/14/19

Dushanbe: Kursk Root Icon visits Tajikistan - 09/20/19

Kursk: Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God begins Visit to Russia - 09/21/19

Atlanta, GA: Matushka Barbara Townsend reposed in the Lord - 09/23/19

Kursk, Russia: ROCOR Delegation takes part in Traditional Procession from Kursk Root Hermitage - 09/26/19


Almaty, Kazakhstan: Kursk Root Icon brought to Kazakhstan Metropolitanate - 10/07/19

Boston, MA: Holy Epiphany Church hosts 28th Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference - 10/15/19

New York City: Hierarchal Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral, 25th Priestly Anniversary of Cathedral Dean Archpriest Andrei Sommer - 10/15/19

Jordanville, NY: Pastoral Clergy Conference concludes with Hierarchal Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery’s Main Cathedral - 10/25/19

Nanuet, NY: Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" marks 70th Anniversary - 10/30/19

Stratford, CT: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Jubilee Celebrations in St. Nicholas Church - 10/30/19


"Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the Death of His Saints:" Pilgrimage to Brother Jose Muñoz-Cortes’ Grave at Holy Trinity Monastery - 11/03/19

Buffalo, NY: Bishop Luke leads 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Sts. Theodore Church - 11/05/19

New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion’s Namesday celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 11/06/19

San Francisco, CA: Bishop Nicholas takes part in Consecration of Archimandrite James (Corazza) as Bishop of Sonora - 11/06/19

Bristol, VA: Bishop Nicholas leads 20th Anniversary, Patronal Feast of St. Tikhon Church - 11/24/19


Nyack, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Holy Virgin Protection Church - 12/13/19

New York City: Patronal Feast, 35th Anniversary of Hierarchal Service of ROCOR First Hierarch celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 12/16/19

Boston, MA: Holy Epiphany Parish hosts St. Herman Youth Conference - 12/26/19

New York City: Combined Male Choir from New York, Sydney (Australia) sing at Hierarchal Liturgy - 12/29/19




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