Bessemer, AL: Patronal Feast Day of St. John Cassian Chapel - 03/16/18
On March 11, the Sunday of the Cross, St. John Cassian Chapel in Bessemer, AL was visited by Archimandrite Maximos (Weimar) of the Brotherhood of St. Dionysios the Areopagite in St. James, NY. Fr. Maximos brought with him the Brotherhood’s relic of the True Cross for the faithful to venerate.
Howell, NJ: Lenten Clergy Retreat concludes with Presanctified Liturgy - 03/16/18
On Wednesday, March 14, the Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA concluded with the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. In keeping with recent tradition, the retreat took place on the fourth week of Great Lent, following the Sunday of the Cross.
Howell, NJ: Second Day of Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Clergy Retreat - 03/13/18
On Tuesday, March 13, the Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese continued at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. After a light breakfast, Retreat participants – including clergy from the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and some minor order clergy and matushkas – gathered in the cathedral to greet the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad
Howell, NJ: Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Pastoral Retreat begins at Diocesan Center - 03/12/18
On Monday evening, March 12, the annual Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese convened in the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Clergy from across the Diocese were in attendance.
New York City: On Sunday of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/11/18
On March 11, the Sunday of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nikolai (Soraich), Softener of Evil Hearts Icon visit St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 03/11/18
The divine services for the Sunday of the Cross, March 10-11, were particularly eventful and joyous at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. The services were led by His Grace, Bishop Nikolai (Soraich), and held under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God “Softener of Evil Hearts.”
Faces of the Diocese
"The Icon Chose My Arms & Legs to Take It Around the World" – An Interview with Eugene Korolev - 12/02/17
An icon of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos containing a piece of the omophorion of the Mother of God is visiting the churches and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese. Brining the icon from Moscow is the general director of the Russian National Creative Workshop "Art-Project," LLC, and director of the International Foundation for Mutual Development & Strengthening of Spiritual Unity and the Religious & Historical Values of Russian Orthodoxy in the Homeland & Abroad "Under the Protection of the Theotokos," Eugene (Evgeny) Korolev. Mr. Korolev first visited the Diocese in December 2015, when a monument to the Reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church was dedicated at the Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ.
Miami, FL: Report by Priest Mykhailo Mykhailenko on 70th Anniversary of St. Vladimir Parish - 11/30/17
In 2017, St. Vladimir Church in Miami, FL celebrated its 70th anniversary. The festal divine services were held on November 11-12, led by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan. At lunch after Divine Liturgy, parish cleric Priest Mykhailo Mykhailenko delivered a report about the church’s history:
Registration is Open for PaTRAM Institute Summer Academy for Conductors and Singers – June 19-24, 2018
The PaTRAM Institute Summer Academy will be held at the Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. This very unique event will accommodate all levels of church musician and will be taught by some of the finest instructors in the world. Courses are available for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels. The Academy, under the direction of Dr. Peter Jermihov, will culminate in the celebration of the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in nearby Howell, NJ.
New York City: Appeal by Metropolitan Hilarion to Parish Rectors, Directors & Teachers of Parish & Sunday Schools
With our blessing and in the framework of the initiated program "School Piggy Bank," the Prince Vladimir Youth Association (www.youthpv.org), together with the Synodal Youth Department, is organizing financial assistance to the St. Elizabeth Special Needs Orphanage in Minsk, Belarus.
Fletcher, NC: "Diaconate Boot Camp" to be held at St. Nicholas Church
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, from Wednesday the 2nd through Sunday the 6th of May, St. Nicholas Church in Fletcher, NC will be hosting the 2018 "Diaconate Boot Camp."
Historical Audio Recordings of Great Lent in Jerusalem to be Released on Diocesan Website
The Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese has recently undertaken a new project of digitizing several hundred hours of audio recordings from the diocesan archives. With God’s help, these audio recordings will be published in the podcast section of the website as they become available.
Registration for the Summer School of Liturgical Music is Open
Registration is now open for the Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY. The dates for the 2018 session are July 15-28. More information, including cost and registration, can be found on the school’s website here. Questions can also be directed to program officer Valentina Shatalova by e-mail.
Chosen One of the Mother of God
"The 20th Anniversary of Jose’s Murder" – On the 19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Grave of Jose Muñoz-Cortes
The Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Portaitissa" and the Myrrh-Streaming "Montreal" Icon of the Iveron Mother of God
Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky: "Consequences of the 1917 Revolution - Russians in the Lower Hudson Valley"