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Darmstadt, Germany: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Mary Magdalene Church - 08/05/22

On Wednesday the 3rd and Thursday the 4th of August, the parish of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene in Darmstadt, Germany, celebrated its patronal feast day with particular solemnity. The presence of the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God was a special blessing, as well as the concelebration of two bishops of the Russian Church Abroad.


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Nanuet, NY: Patronal Feast of St. Seraphim Cathedral in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 08/04/22

On Sunday, July 31, and Monday, August 1, the feast of the Finding of the Relics of Venerable Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada visited Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, in connection with the patronal feast of the convent’s main church.


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Jordanville, NY: Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery - 08/04/22

On Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of July, the feast of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Princess Olga, festal All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy were served in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


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Cullman, AL: St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Mission holds First Divine Services - 08/04/22

On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of July, the feast of the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia, All-Night Vigil was served and Divine Liturgy celebrated in the new Mission of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr in Cullman, AL, for the first time. Clerics of St. Mary of Egypt Church in Atlanta, GA traveled for the services: Archimandrite John (Townsend), Hieromonk Gabriel (Davis), and Deacon Peter Epstein.


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Jackson, NJ: Annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 08/03/22

On July 31, the 7th Sunday after Pentecost, that of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils, the annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations, dedicated to the Baptism of Rus’, were held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy, co-served by Archbishop Peter of Chicagsky & Mid-America and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


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Jackson, NJ: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 07/30/22

On Thursday, July 28, when the Holy Church celebrates the memory of the baptizer and enlightener of Rus’, the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy for its patronal feast day.


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Eastern American Diocesan Parishes & Monasteries continue Construction, Restoration Projects - 07/27/22

As the summer sun beats down on the continental United States, many parishes and monasteries across the Eastern American Diocese are forging ahead with various construction and restoration projects:


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Jordanville, NY: "Summer Boys" Program concludes at Holy Trinity Monastery - 07/27/22

On Monday, July 25, the "Summer Boys" program, held at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, concluded its annual session. For three weeks, a group of 31 young men lived at the monastery, frequenting 6:00 AM Divine Liturgy, sharing obediences with the monks, partaking in meals and, of course, getting some well-deserved time for recreation every afternoon.


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Northville, NY: SGPA "Tsarskoe Selo" Chapter holds 74th Summer Camp - 07/27/22

This July, the New York "Tsarskoe Selo" Chapter of St. George Pathfinders of America (SGPA) held its 74th summer camp for Russian Orthodox youth scouts on its territory in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The three-week camp featured a program rich in theoretical as well as practical matters, including classes in Russian History, Scouting, and the Law of God,


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Rocky Hill, NJ: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church, performs Diaconal Ordination - 07/23/22

On Monday, July 18, the feast day of the Holy Venerable New Martyr Elizbeth, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to the eponymous church in Rocky Hill, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the parish’s patronal feast.


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New York City: Prince Vladimir Youth Association releases New Podcasts for Youth
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Wayne, NJ: Parish of St. Michael the Archangel Church launches New Russian-language Children’s Journal
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Directive to All Diocesan Parish Rectors, Monastery Abbots regarding forthcoming Council of Bishops
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Coconut Creek, FL: Paideia Classical Academy Hiring Teachers
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New York City: Decree by Synod of Bishops on Humanitarian, Material Aid to Ukrainian Refugees
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Directive to All Diocesan Parish Rectors, Monastery Abbots regarding Liturgical Commemoration
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"The Example Made in Silence" ‒ Fr. Daniel Valle remembers Metropolitan Hilarion - 06/02/22

Without a doubt, the praxis of silence is a divine gift that improves man’s spirituality, and even more so in the monastic path.


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Archpriest Andrei Sommer: "Our Youth will Build the Future of Their Parishes" - 06/02/22

Preparations for the All-North American Youth Conference, to be held June 13-19 in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, UT, are nearing completion. Archpriest Andrei Sommer, vice chairman of the Synodal Youth Department, talks about what awaits the participants of this conference.


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"For Us on Earth – a Loss, for the Heavens – a Gain" ‒ On the Death of Metropolitan Hilarion - 05/24/22

Our hearts responded with acute pain to the news that, on May 16 of this year, the day of commemoration of Venerable Theodosius, Abbot of the Kiev Caves, and the eve of the 15th anniversary of the re-establishment of liturgical communion within the Russian Orthodox Church,


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In Memoriam: His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 05/20/22

On Monday, May 16, the feast of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Caves, following a lengthy illness, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, reposed in the Lord in a New York City hospital.


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