Wayne, WV: Two New Rassоphore Monks tonsured at Holy Cross Monastery - 05/22/18
On Wednesday evening, May 15, the eve of the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, upon completion of the All-Night Vigil at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, monastery abbot Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel) tonsured two new rassоphore monks: novices Edward (in honor of the Holy Right-Believing Edward, King of England) and Michael (in honor of St. Michael the Archangel).
Nanuet, NY: Novo-Diveevo Candle Factory reopens - 05/20/18
For the first time since 2001, the candle factory at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY fired up its wax melting stoves. The sisters and their helpers have been able to produce over 11,000 candles since February.
Fletcher, NC: First Annual Diaconate Boot Camp held at St. Nicholas Church - 05/20/18
From Wednesday the 2nd through Sunday the 6th of May, the first annual Diaconate Boot Camp was held at St. Nicholas Church in Asheville Fletcher, NC. The event is the part of the Liturgical Arts School project blessed by Metropolitan Hilarion for the purpose of providing intensive courses with hands on training for the minor and major orders, as well as iconography and choir studies.
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas visits Eastern American Diocesan Center for Leavetaking of Pascha - 05/17/18
On Tuesday, May 15, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited the Diocesan Center and, on the eve of the Leavetaking of Pascha, prayed at the evening divine service in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.
Staten Island, NY: Patronal Feast of Church of our Lady "Unexpected Joy" - 05/16/18
On Monday, May 14, the feast of the icon of the Mother of God "Unexpected Joy," Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited the church of the same name on Staten Island, NY, which was marking its patronal feast day, and celebrated Divine Liturgy there.
Washington, DC: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal leads Divine Services in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 05/11/18
On Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of May, the Sunday of the Samaritan Women, the divine services in St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC were led by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada.
Faces of the Diocese
"Father Alexander Lisnichuk: Hieromonk & Musician" - 04/07/18
Baptized at 25 years of age in Kiev, after serving in the army, he entered a music college, from which he graduated with a major in guitar. Later on, he and his guitar headed to the Jewish Autonomous Region (Oblast’).
Beltsville, MD: "Towards an Orthodox America" – Frederica Mathewes-Green to speak at Holy Apostles Church Fundraiser - 05/20/18
Parish rector Archpriest George Johnson, along with the clergy and parishioners of Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD, would like to invite you to a special address by noted author and speaker, Frederica Mathewes-Green, which kicks off the parish’s fundraising drive to construct a new parish hall at the historic chapel and campus.
Nanuet, NY: Monument to Venerable Seraphim of Sarov to be dedicated at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 05/07/18
On the Sunday of All Saints, June 3, a monument to Venerable Seraphim of Sarov will be dedicated at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY
New York City: Synod of Bishops of Russian Church Abroad issues Statement in Support of Canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church - 05/01/18
We, the members of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, who carry out our ministry in North America, Europe, and Australia, behold with pained soul that in the sacred territory of Kievan Rus’...
New York City: Celebration of 10th Anniversary of Primatial Service of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York to be Live-Streamed - 04/27/18
On Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of April, the official website of the Russian Church Abroad will live-stream divine services for the 10th anniversary of the Primatial service of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.
Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary to offer Master of Divinity Program - 04/18/18
Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY has recently announced that the Board of Regents of the State University of New York has approved the seminary’s proposal to offer the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program.
Gospel Readings & Cue Cards for Pascha Available on Diocese Website - 04/07/18
The Eastern American Diocesan website is now offering for download the Gospel Readings in various languages for the Paschal Liturgy, as well as cue cards for clergy, including the blessing of eggs and the Artos, in English and Slavonic.
The readings and cue cards are available on the Liturgical Resources page here.
Palm Sunday Plate Collection - 03/24/18
Reminder to all rectors of the Eastern American Diocese to conduct a plate collection on Palm Sunday to benefit the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. Donations should be sent directly to the Synodal Headquarters.
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"