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Buena, NJ: Patronal Feast Day of Holy Protection Skete - 10/16/17

On Saturday, October 14, the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy at Holy Protection Male Skete in Buena, NJ. Brought to the skete for the feats was an icon of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos currently traveling around the world, which contains a piece of the omophorion of the Heavenly Queen.

New York City: Patronal Feast Day of St. Sergius Church at the Synodal Headquarters - 10/12/17

On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of October, the feast of the repost of Venerable Sergius, Abbot of Radonezh and Wonderworker of All Russia, St. Sergius Mission Church at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City celebrated its patronal feast day.

Wayne, WV: Brethren, Pilgrims hold Annual Pilgrimage Weekend at Holy Cross Monastery - 10/11/17

The annual Pilgrimage Weekend on September 30 & October 1 was presided over by Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) and was begun with a moleben and procession from the church to the outdoor chapel on Saturday afternoon. The All-Night Vigil for Sunday was served at the outdoor chapel by His Eminence along with monastery clergy,

Washington: Annual Fundraiser Bazaar held at St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 10/10/17

Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, of this year will long be ingrained in the memories of the parishioners and friends of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. On these days, the annual two-day fundraiser bazaar was held.

Kursk: With Hopes for Its Next Visit, People bid Farewell to Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God - 10/05/17

In the early morning of Monday, October, His Eminence Herman, Metropolitan of Kursk & Rylsk, celebrated Divine Liturgy before the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign in the city's Diocesan Cathedral of the Sign, co-served by diocesan clergy.

Nanuet, NY: Saint Herman Youth Conference Registration Opens - 10/05/17

With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, the annual Saint Herman Youth Conference will be hosted by Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY and Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY.

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Faces of the Diocese
Bill Mackanic: "I Like to See Students Grow & Graduate as Better People" - 09/29/17

In our age of technology, our enemies want us to feel down and upset, but we can’t let them do that. We must be joyful and happy. I’m no priest or deacon, but I know that God wants all of us to be happy. He doesn’t want anything to stand in our way.

Archpriest Victor Boldewskul – "Vladyka Laurus Truly Loved the Church" - 09/26/17

When I remember Vladyka Laurus, what I remember the most important was how he truly loved the Church, how he loved the Russian Church, and how he was always measured in all things... Vladyka taught by example or by his short words or comments ("short" meaning concise: he did not have to say too much to guide us). 

"The Good Shepherd" - In Hallowed Memory of Archpriest Peter Motscharsky - 08/29/17

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the feast of the Holy Image of the Savior "Not Made by Hands," the Eastern American Diocese prayerfully marked the 40th anniversary of the repose of Archpriest Peter Motscharsky (long-time rector of Holy Trinity Church in Astoria, NY). In honor of this anniversary, the diocesan Media Office would like to offer our readers the eulogy spoken at Fr. Peter’s funeral, delivered by his son-in-law, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, and translated into English for the first time.

Archpriest Victor Potapov: "I Believe that the Reunification of the Church was the Result of the Prayers of St. John of Shanghai" - 08/25/17

Archpriest Victor Potapov is a cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, rector of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, is well-known not only in the United States, but in Russia, as well. For over 30 years, he led spiritual broadcasts on "Voice of America" radio.

"In Memory of a Colleague & Friend" – On the Occasion of the Repose of Protodeacon Nikita Chakirov - 08/21/17

On August 21, 1987, longtime cell attendant to Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) of Eastern America & New York, Protodeacon Nikita Chakirov, reposed in the Lord. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the repose of this zealous laborer of the Eastern American Diocese, we offer our readers an article written in memory of Fr. Nikita by Matushka Irina Lukianov (Boston, MA).

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Atlanta, GA: Conference "100 Years of the Russian Local Council of 1917-1918" to be held at Joy of All Who Sorrow Church

On Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of November, Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Atlanta, GA will host its parish feast and a conference on the theme "100 Years of the Russian Local Council of 1917-1918." All are welcome and entry is free of charge.

Directive from Metropolitan Hilarion on Providing Financial Assistance to St. Herman Youth Conference

"St. Herman Conference and similar youth gatherings are a wonderful opportunity for the younger generation to better acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of their Orthodox Faith and solidify bonds of friendship with other young people in the bosom of the Mother Church. Once again in the 2017 year, we ask that you do your part to support St. Herman Conference and the spiritual well-being of our youth, via plate collection or a direction donation from the parish."

Jordanville, NY: Registration for 2017 Diocesan Pastoral Conference is Open

Online registration for the 2017 Pastoral Conference for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese and Patriarchal Parishes in the USA has opened on the diocesan website. With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the conference will be held at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY this October 23-26.

Prayer in the Face of Inclement Winds & Tempests at Sea

With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, the "Prayer in the Face of Inclement Winds & Tempests at Sea" is now available in the Liturgical Resources section of the diocesan website. In light of the approaching Hurricane Irma, which threatens the communities of the Eastern American Diocese and has already caused major destruction in the Caribbean, rectors and abbots are asked to read this prayer at the divine services, and laity are asked to read it in their private prayers.

Los Angeles, CA: Annual Church Musicians’ Conference to be held at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral

From October 4-8, Los Angeles, CA will host the 26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference, with the theme "Prayerful Sound in the Orthodox Church: Vocal Artistry of the Deacon, Reader, and Singer at Divine Services." 

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