At a news conference upon completion of a short moleben before the wonderworking Icon in the VIP terminal of Koltsovo Airport, Metropolitan Kyrill, Metropolitan Herman, and Bishop Nicholas spoke about the history and signification of the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God...
On Sunday, October 4, friends of Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY gathered at the "Otrada" Russian Society in neighboring Spring Valley, and held an "Asado" luncheon, featuring meat barbequed over coals according to Argentinian recipes. One of the main organizers and chefs of Asado is convent cleric Archpriest Yaroslav Belikow.
At the Liturgy, in honor of his longtime dedicated service to Christ’s Church and with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Jonah awarded cathedral rector Archpriest Victor Potapov the right to wear the second cross.
On Friday, October 9, Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY commenced its second annual academic symposium, entitled "Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1865-1925): His Life & Times." The Symposium was dedicated to the Saint’s "double" anniversary this year: 150 years since his birth, and 90 years since his blessed repose.
On Wednesday, October 14, the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, the festal Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Holy Virgin Protection Skete in Buena (New Kuban), NJ. Holy Protection Church was built by Kuban Cossacks in the middle of the 1950s.
On Wednesday, October 14, the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion led the Divine Liturgy in Holy Protection Church in Nyack, NY, on the occasion of the parish’s patronal feast day.
In keeping with the experience and traditions of the Synodal Youth Department, the St. Vladimir Youth Association has organized the "Food Bank 2015" Project. The Youth Association has reached an agreement with the Food Bank for New York City to organize a food drive for Thanksgiving Day for needy and homeless residents of New York.
On Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of October, with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, Metropolitan Jonah paid an archpastoral visit to St. John the Russian Church in Ipswich, MA. On Saturday night, parish rector Archpriest Spyridon Schneider served Great Vespers...
On Sunday, October 18, after the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, over 200 attendees – scout leaders, scouts, parents, relatives, friends, and other guests gathered at the parish hall of St. George Antiochian Church to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SGPA Chapter "Putivl."
On Friday, October 23, the feast of the Synaxis of the Venerable Optina Elders, His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. Many pilgrims and local faithful gathered to pray at the divine services and venerate the relics of the Holy Elders.
On Saturday, October 24, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Church in Mebane, NC.
On October 25, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the VII Ecumenical Council, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, carried out his second archpastoral visit to Holy Fathers Church in New York City, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy...
On Sunday, October 25, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the joint Divine Liturgy of the parishes of the Carolinas in Cheraw State Park. In accordance with yearly tradition, the divine services were sung by a mixed choir from the parishes, in Slavonic, English, and Greek.
On Tuesday, October 27, the clergy of the Eastern American Diocese gathered at the Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ for the triennial General Diocesan Assembly, during which their Ruling Bishop, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, called the Assembly to order and delivered his State of the Diocese address.
From Monday the 26th through Wednesday the 28th of October, the Eastern American Diocese held its triennial Diocesan Assembly at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, under the aegis of the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora, the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God.
On October 26-28, the clergy of the Eastern American Diocese gathered at the Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ for the triennial General Diocesan Assembly, during which its participants, led by their Ruling Bishop, would examine the achievements of the past three years...
On Saturday, October 31, the Church of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in Cumming (Atlanta), GA, held a children’s festival. The All-Night Vigil for Sunday and the feast day of the Holy Righteous John of Kronstadt was served earlier than usual.
For more than fifteen years, St. Xenia Church in Methuen, MA has served the All-Night Vigil for the feast of the Holy Righteous John of Kronstadt on October 31st. The celebration has built steadily, and now brings many parents and children to church to have fun and avoid the Halloween madness.