On Tuesday, July 30, the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian Icon of the Mother of God visited Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY. Hundreds of the faithful gathered in church long before the icon’s arrival. At that moment, the Most Pure Theotokos was heading toward the church in her wonderworking icon, accompanied by its guardian, Brother Nectarios. She processed across the Hudson, along the streets of the big city, where hundreds of thousands live, work, love, and toil, all of whom are in need of her help, her admonition, her comfort.
On Sunday, July 28, the All-Diocesan St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations were held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. The celebrations were organized by the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Church Abroad, and dedicated to the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ and the 75th anniversary of the church’s founding.
On Saturday, July 27, on the eve of the feast day of the Holy Grand Prince Vladimir, Equal-of-the-Apostles, the national celebrations at St. Vladimir Memorial Church began with the All-Night Vigil, led by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion.