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Rochester, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Protection of the Mother of God Church - 10/22/18

On Saturday, October 13, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, flew in to lead the parish celebrations in Rochester, NY – this year, the patronal feast of the Protection of the Mother of God Church fell on Sunday, which added to the solemnity of the holiday.

Nyack, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Patronal Feast of Holy Virgin Protection Church - 10/19/18

On Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of October, the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, led the patronal feast of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY.

Buena, NJ: Hawaiian Icon visits Holy Protection Skete "Novaya Kuban" for Patronal Feast - 10/17/18

On Sunday, October 14, the major feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ – once a Cossack church – celebrated its patronal feast day. This year, the patronal feast day celebrations were celebrated over two days, in order to give the clergy and pilgrims and opportunity to come to the skete and pray before the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God which visited the skete for the feast day.

Primate of Russian Church Abroad underscores that Constantinople has No Right to Lift Anathemas from Ukrainian Churches - 10/16/18

The Patriarchate of Constantinople does not have the right or authority to lift anathemas from the heads of Ukrainian churches, because that contradicts the canons of Orthodox Christianity.

New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads patronal feastday of Ven. Sergius of Radonezh Synodal Chapel - 10/16/18

On Monday, October 8, the feast of the repose of Venerable Sergius, Abbot of Radonezh and Wonderworker of all Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius Chapel in the Synodal Headquarters in New York City.

Albany, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in Nativity of the Theotokos Church - 10/10/18

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of October, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, performed an archpastoral visit to the capital city of New York State to participate in and lead the 27th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference.

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One Hundred Years of Remembrance and Prayer: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan takes part in Centenary Commemoration of Martyric Deaths of New Martyrs Elizabeth Feodorovna & Nun Barbara in Jerusalem - 09/01/18

This past July, with the blessing of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, visited the Holy City of Jerusalem in order to observe and lead the anniversary commemorations in honor of the Centenary of the martyric deaths of New Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara

Minsk: American Youth reflect on Relics of Saint Elizabeth, Orthodoxy & Belorussian Hospitality - 08/28/18

During the spring, a great relic was brought from the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City to St. Elizabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus: a reliquary with the right arm of the Holy Nun-Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, and a piece of the relics of Nun-Martyr Barbara.

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New York City: Statement of Holy Synod of Bishops of Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 10/22/18

The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia communicates to the plenitude of her clergy and faithful, and to her fellow Orthodox Christians throughout the world, her profound sorrow at the uncanonical undertakings perpetrated by the Church of Constantinople over the past days...

Appeal for Plate Collection for Fund for Assistance to ROCOR on Thanksgiving Day - 10/22/18

Thanksgiving Day is a special occasion, when we gather in our churches and in our homes to give thanks to the Lord for the multitude of earthly and spiritual benefits bestowed upon us. At the same time, we remember those who are in need.

Directive from Metropolitan Hilarion on Providing Financial Assistance to St. Herman Youth Conference - 10/19/18

Once again in 2018, 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. This year’s conference is taking place from December 23-27 at Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY…

New York City: Synodal Cathedral to host Benefit Concert of Hierarchal Choir for Renovation of First Hierarch’s Residence - 10/06/18

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, the Russian Synodal Cathedral Choir of New York, under the direction of Peter Fekula, will perform a concert of sacred music to benefit the Synodal Building.

Albany, NY: Saint Herman Youth Conference Registration Opens - 09/24/18

With the blessing of Their Eminences Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, and Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal & Canada, the annual Saint Herman Youth Conference will be hosted by Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY. 

Moscow, Russia: Holy Synod approves Petitions for Preservation of Orthodox Unity - 09/15/18

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, during its extraordinary meeting on September 14 in the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence at St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, adopted a resolution (Journal №70) accepting new petitions for the preservation of Orthodox unity, to be offered at every Divine Liturgy at the Augmented Litany. 


Online registration for the 2018 General Assembly of the Eastern American Diocese has opened on the diocesan website. With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the assembly will be held at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ this October 22-24.

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