Howell, NJ: ROCOR First Hierarch officiates 800th Anniversary Celebrations of Birth of Saint Alexander Nevsky - 09/15/21
On Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of September, the parish of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ triumphally celebrated the 800th anniversary of its Heavenly patron – the Holy Right-Believing Great Prince Alexander Nevsky – and the 85th anniversary of the church’s founding.
Washington, DC: Grace-filled Days in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 09/15/21
On Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of September, parishioners of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in the U.S. capital prayerfully marked their 72nd patronal feast day. The capital’s parish community was founded by the Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai when he visited Washington in 1949
Moscow: Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, on Temperance Day - 09/10/21
With the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, and in connection with the approaching observance of Temperance Day on September 11, 2021, the below Epistle of His Holiness ought to be read aloud in the churches and monasteries of the Diocese on that day after Divine Liturgy.
Rochester, NY: Bishop Nicholas officiates Great Consecration of Protection of the Mother of God Church - 09/10/21
On Monday, September 6, a monumental occasion in the life of Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY took place. With the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan arrived to officiate the Great Consecration of the church and celebrate Divine Liturgy in the newly sanctified altar.
New York City: On Leavetaking of Dormition, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 09/08/21
On Sunday, September 5, the 11th Sunday after Pentecost and the Leavetaking of the feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
Jordanville, NY: New Academic Year begins in Holy Trinity Seminary - 09/07/21
Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY opened the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday, September 1, reaching the exciting milestone of having a total of 40 students on campus. This student body includes nine new graduate and five new undergraduate students.
Jordanville, NY: Brethren of Holy Trinity Monastery celebrate Lesser Patronal Feast - 09/06/21
On Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of September, the brethren of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY celebrated their lesser patronal feast, in honor of Venerable Job of Pochaev. The divine services were officiated by His Grace Luke, Bishop of Syracuse and abbot of the monastery.
"Great art Thou, O Lord, and marvelous are Thy works" – Two of ROCOR’s Holy Icons visit Washington - 09/05/21
Parishioners of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC and faithful from other ROCOR communities near the capital were vouchsafed a great joy: for the first time in the 72-year history of the parish, founded in the American capital in 1949 by the Holy Hierarch John (Maximovitch),
Jordanville, NY: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad serves Panihida for Metropolitan Laurus - 09/05/21
On August 31, the Holy Church celebrates the memory of the Holy Martyrs Florus and Laurus. This was the namesday of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla; +2008) and Archimandrite Flor (Vanko; +2012).
Stafford, VA: Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Icon visits St. Herman Church - 09/04/21
On Tuesday evening, August 31, St. Herman of Alaska Church in Stafford, VA, welcomed the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God and her guardian, Deacon Nectarios Yangson.
Voices from Haiti: Letters from Two Priests - 08/17/21
Earlier this year, two priests of the Haitian Mission wrote to Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, on the occasion of the fifth anniversaries of their respective ordinations to the holy priesthood. To give a small glimpse into the lives of our humble and hardworking pastors in the longsuffering Haitian land, His Grace has blessed for these to be published.
Metropolitan Hilarion: "I love the flock like family, and always pray for them" - 07/21/21
Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and ruling bishop of the Dioceses of Eastern America and Australia & New Zealand, spent Pascha 2019 in Australia. And he departed with thoughts of seeing his Australia flock again soon.
Jackson, NJ: Tenth Anniversary of Repose of Archpriest Philip Petrovsky - 06/23/21
On Monday evening, June 14, the eve of the tenth anniversary of the repose of Archpriest Philip Petrovsky, family and friends of the departed gathered at St. Vladimir Cemetery in Jackson, NJ, for a panihida at the his grave.