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Top News Stories of 2020

As the 2020 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 2021!

JANUARY

New York City: On Great Feast of Nativity, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Services in Synodal Cathedral - 01/08/20

Nativity of Our Lord in Parishes, Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 01/08/20

New York City: Feast of Lord’s Theophany in Synodal Cathedral - 01/21/20

FEBRUARY

Moscow: Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs take part in 11th Anniversary Celebrations of Enthronement of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill - 02/01/20

New York City: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrates Namesday in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 02/19/20

MARCH

New York City: First Week of Great Lent in Synodal Cathedral - 03/03/20

New York City: Icon of Holy Nun-Martyr Elizabeth delivered to Synodal Cathedral - 03/10/20

New York City: Statement from Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, regarding Spread of Coronavirus - 03/15/20

North Port, FL: Metropolitan Hilarion pays Archpastoral Visit to New Parish of Russian Church Abroad - 03/18/20

APRIL

New York City: Appeal of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to the God-Loving Flock, in Connection with the Coronavirus Pandemic - 04/01/20

New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Annunciation Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral - 04/08/20

New York City: On Feast of Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral - 04/14/20

New York: Metropolitan Hilarion sends Condolences on Repose of Archpriest Alexander Ageykin - 04/23/20

New York City: Passion Week Divine Services, Paschal Liturgy served in Synodal Cathedral - 04/24/20

New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad sends Condolences to Metropolitan Herman of Kursk & Rylsk on Death of Bishop Benjamin of Zheleznogorsk & Lgov - 04/29/20

MAY

Wayne, NJ: Cupola erected atop Future St. Michael Church - 05/01/20

New York City: Kursk Root Icon performs Aerial Procession around New York Metropolitan Area - 05/15/20

New York City: On Feast of the Lord’s Ascension, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/28/20

JUNE

New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad sends Condolences to Metropolitan Mark of Berlin & Germany on Repose of Archbishop Agapit of Stuttgart - 06/02/20

Mebane, NC: Holy Trinity Parish celebrates Patronal Feast, continues Beautification - 06/08/20

New York City: Feast of Holy Pentecost in Synodal Cathedral - 06/09/20

Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary graduates First M.Div. Student - 06/10/20

Pompano Beach, FL: Bishop Nicholas pays First Archpastoral Visit to St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church - 06/24/20

JULY

Wayne, WV: COVID-tide at Holy Cross Monastery - 07/07/20

New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of St. Sergius Church, celebrates Sunday Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 07/22/20

Les Cayes, Haiti: "Never Before was the Placing of an Orthodox Cupola so Beautiful!" - 07/27/20

Jackson, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations - 07/28/20

AUGUST

Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Glorification of Venerable Herman, Wonderworker of Alaska - 08/07/20

St. James, NY: Funeral for Archimandrite John (Erickson) served at St. Dionysios Monastery - 08/11/20

Wayne, WV: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Feast of St. Panteleimon in Holy Cross Monastery - 08/12/20

New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion officiates Divine Services for Transfiguration of the Lord in Synodal Cathedral - 08/21/20

Mayfield, PA: Archpriest John Sorochka celebrates 50th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination - 08/26/20

SEPTEMBER

Epistle of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Episcopate, Clergy, Monastics & Laity regarding the Onset of Devastating Pestilence - 09/01/20

Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 09/16/20

Washington, DC: Patronal Feast Day of St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 09/21/20

Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary begins New Academic Year - 09/24/20

Harrisonburg, VA: Bishop Nicholas consecrates Foundation of Future Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 09/25/20

Wayne, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion blesses Cupola, Cross for future St. Michael Church - 09/26/20

Mahopac, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion officiates 70th Patronal Feast of New Kursk Root Hermitage, performs Diaconal Ordination - 09/27/20

New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion officiates Divine Services for Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord in Synodal Cathedral - 09/29/20

OCTOBER

Buena, NJ: Bishop Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit to Holy Protection Skete - 10/17/20

Atlanta, GA: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Great Consecration of St. Mary of Egypt Church - 10/29/20

New York City: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of Holy Fathers Church - 10/31/20

NOVEMBER

Wayne, WV: New Set of Bells Arrives at Holy Cross Monastery - 11/01/20

New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion’s Namesday celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 11/05/20

Jordanville, NY: 23rd Anniversary of Martyric Death of Brother Jose Muñoz-Cortes - 11/09/20

Bessemer, AL: St. John Cassian Chapel finds New Home - 11/10/20

Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke celebrates Namesday at Holy Trinity Monastery - 11/10/20

Wayne, WV: Brethren break Ground on New Church at Holy Cross Monastery - 11/11/20

Beltsville, MD: First Commemoration of Saint Alfred, King of England, takes place at Holy Apostles Church - 11/18/20

Jubilee Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 11/21/20

New York City: Centennial of Establishment of Supreme Church Authority Abroad prayerfully celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 11/21/20

Miami, FL: Bishop Nicholas performs Visitation to Florida Parishes with Kursk Root Icon - 11/14/20

Montgomery, AL: Metropolitan Jonah blesses New Land, performs Diaconal Ordination on Patronal Feast of St. Martin of Tours Mission - 11/29/20

DECEMBER

Washington, DC: Kursk Root Icon visits Churches of Capital Region Deanery - 12/07/20

Howell, NJ: Bishop Luke officiates Patronal Feast of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 12/08/20

New York City: Regular Session of Expanded Synod of Bishops Convenes - 12/09/20

New York City: Patronal Feast Day of Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 12/11/20

Wayne, WV: Bishop Nicholas blesses St. John of Damascus Chapel during Visit with Kursk Root Icon - 12/18/20

New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral for Feast of Venerable Herman of Alaska - 12/26/20

Bávaro, Dominican Republic: UOC Hierarch consecrates New Church of St. Seraphim - 12/28/20

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