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Belgrade, Serbia: HTOS Senior Faculty Member organizes Conference on ROCOR History this November - 10/16/21

With the blessing of the Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church and His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Deacon Andrei Psarev, Professor of Russian Church History and Canon Law at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY, is organizing a conference entitled "Links between Times: Conclusions and Perspectives


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Pompano Beach, Florida: Saint Herman Youth Conference Registration Opens - 10/13/21

With the blessing of Their Eminences Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, and Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal & Canada, the 2021 St. Herman Youth Conference will be held in the parish of St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon in Pompano Beach, FL. The conference will commence on Thursday the 23rd and conclude on Monday, the 27th of December.


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New York City: Institute for Studies in Eastern Christianity at Union Theological Seminary to hold Fifth Annual Conference - 10/13/21

With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, the Institute for Studies in Eastern Christianity (ISEC) of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (formerly the Sophia Institute of Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Studies) is happy to announce the upcoming fall 2021 conference, which will take place on Friday, December 17, on the theme of "Prayer in Eastern Christian Tradition."


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Nyack, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion to lead Divine Services in honor of Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy - 10/10/21

Friday, November 5, will mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of one of the most influential ROCOR priests of the 20th century, Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy. He was not only the builder of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, but also the founder of the Nyack Russian School, and was deeply involved in the growth of the Russian Orthodox youth Camp NORR


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"Know Thy Faith!" – Registration is Open for Course of Spiritual In-Depth Catechetical Talks for Clergy, Laity - 10/07/21

2021 registration is now open for the Russian-language "Know thy Faith" course of spiritual in-depth ongoing catechetical talks for clergy and laity. Classes will be held online via Zoom.


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Lewisburg, PA: Hierodeacon Theodore (Stanway) to speak at Bucknell University on Fr. George Calciu, his Message to Youth - 09/30/21

On Sunday, October 17, the interim dean of students at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, Hierodeacon Theodore (Stanway), will deliver a talk at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, entitled "Truth Before Peace: Fr. George Calciu’s Message to the Youth of His Day – and Ours"


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Jacmel, Haiti: Building of New Russian Church of St. Augustine - 09/08/21

With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York; in order to respond to the demands of the Orthodox parish community of Blessed Augustine in Jacmel, Haiti; and in order to glorify, worship, and praise God in a healthy environment


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GoFundMe: Consider Helping the Klar Family during these Difficult Times - 09/07/21

It is with a heavy heart that we pray for the soul of Emilia Klar, who was tragically taken away from us. We also ask all to pray for Priest Alexei, Matushka Patricia, Antony, Anisia and Faina Klar.


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Glen Cove, NY: Holy Intercession Church damaged in Recent Flooding - 09/02/21

On Wednesday, September 1, heavy rains from Hurricane Ida hit Glen Cove, NY, causing massive flooding in many homes and businesses. The Church of the Intercession of the Virgin and St. Sergius was one of those places affected by flooding.


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2021 Visitation Schedule of the Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God in the Eastern American Diocese - 08/20/21

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God is currently traveling to the churches and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese.


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Directive regarding Prayer for Haiti - 08/14/21

Having heard with grief and great concern of the death and devastation wrought by the earthquake today in Haiti, we ask that the faithful of the Russian Church Abroad strengthen their prayers for the wellbeing and salvation of our brothers and sisters in that country.


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Rochester, NY: Open Invitation to Great Consecration of Protection of the Mother of God Church - 08/13/21

We invite you and your parishioners to the great consecration of our Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY!


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New York City: Youth Chamber Choir “Osanna” to hold Debut Concert - 08/12/21

Experience an innovative program that connects musical lineages and looks to the future of Orthodox sacred music. Hear the finest young voices of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, hailing from around North America, as they join together for the first time to explore their heritage, establish their identity, and move into the future.


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Wayne, WV: St. Panteleimon Day Pilgrimage Cancelled - 08/01/21

As of Thursday, July 29, multiple members of the brotherhood of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, have tested positive for COVID-19 and almost everyone has fallen ill.


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Jordanville, NY: Second 2021 Issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus' now Available for Download - 08/01/21

The second issue of Holy Trinity Monastery’s Russian-language journal Pravoslavnaia Rus’ for 2021 may be downloaded as a free PDF directly from the publisher’s website.


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New York City: Announcement of Biennial Lambertsen Translation Awards - 07/27/21

To encourage growth in the Orthodox Christian traditions of hymnody, Orthodox Christians aged 21 and below are invited to submit translations into English of previously untranslated short liturgical texts (the equivalent of a kontakion and ikos, up to ca. 250 words) from Church Slavonic. Applications must include:


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Service for the Baptism of Rus’ available in English - 07/10/21

With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America &New York, the special service commemorating the Millennium of the Baptism of Holy Rus’ has been translated into English and is now available for download here.


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Washington, DC: July 2021 Issue of Parish Life now Available for Download - 07/02/21


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Cue Cards for Pentecost Available on Diocesan Website - 06/17/21

The Eastern American Diocesan website is now offering for download cue cards for clergy for the Vespers of Holy Pentecost, including the Kneeling Prayers in English, Russian, and Slavonic, special petitions on the litanies, and the dismissal.


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New York: Stallman-Pacitti Translation Award 2021 Commendation - 06/17/21

The Stallman-Pacitti Translation Award was established by the Committee of the Conference on Translation and Hymnography to honor the memory and scholarly translation activity of Helen Cynthia Stallman-Pacitti...


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Synodal School of Liturgical Music opens 2021 Registration - 05/20/21

The Synodal School of Liturgical Music has now opened general registration for the 2021 summer session at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, running from July 18 through July 31.


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Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land to be Read on Great Saturday - 04/29/21

We hereby inform the rectors of all parishes and missions and abbots of monasteries in the Eastern American Diocese that, in accordance with the resolution of the hierarchy, on Great & Holy Saturday, May 1, the Russian Orthodox Church will take part in the annual Pan-Orthodox prayer for peace in the Holy Land.


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Announcement from the Diocesan Media Office - 04/27/21

The Diocesan Media Office will publish photo-reports of the Feast of feasts – the Lord’s Pascha in the parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese on the diocesan website.


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Virginia Beach, VA: Appeal from St. Joseph of Optina Church - 04/26/21

We are pleased to inform you that our St. Joseph of Optina Parish in Virginia Beach, Virginia has acquired 29 acres of land in the suburbs to construct a church.


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Palm Coast, FL: Fundraiser for Deacon Lev Opie - UPDATE - 04/23/21

Deacon Lev Opie, cleric of St. Nicholas Church in Palm Coast, FL is currently in the hospital for a serious medical condition regarding his heart.


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New York City: Annual Palm Sunday Appeal to Benefit Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem - 04/21/21

The age-old tradition of making Church-wide collections on Palm Sunday to benefit the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem is particularly important in 2021, in light of the difficulties faced due to the COVID-19 virus.


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Jordanville, NY: New Book on Ecclesiastical Situation in Ukraine available from Holy Trinity Publications - 03/21/21

Holy Trinity Publications is pleased to announce its forthcoming publication of the first detailed examination in English of the challenges to Orthodox ecclesiology that have arisen following the intervention of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the affairs of the Ukrainian Church in 2018.


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St. Innocent Press: "Grains of Wisdom & Piety from the Reposed Archpastors of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad" - 03/18/21

With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and in honor of the centenary of its establishment, Centenary Publications, the publishing imprint of the Synodal Centenary Committee, is publishing "Grains of Wisdom & Piety from the Reposed Archpastors of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad."


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Jordanville, NY: Fourth 2020 Issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus' now Available for Download - 03/18/21

The fourth issue of Holy Trinity Monastery’s Russian-language journal Pravoslavnaia Rus’ for 2020 may be downloaded as a free PDF directly from the publisher’s website.


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Directive regarding Commemoration of the 220th Anniversary of the Murder of Emperor Paul I - 03/15/21


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Washington, DC: New Publication of St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 02/14/21

In September 2020, we published the first issue of the new journal "The Parishioner." In January 2021, the second issue was released. The next one is scheduled to be out by Pascha of this year. "The Parishioner" is available both in printed and electronic forms.


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Directive regarding Plate Collection to Benefit Holy Trinity Seminary - 02/12/21


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Beltsville, MD: Holy Apostles Church launches Fundraiser (Video) - 02/07/21

On Monday, February 8, Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD is premiering a 10-minute parish fundraising video to help build a new parish hall. Please share this video with your friends and family! With your help, the parish hopes to raise $500,000.


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Lewisburg, PA: Appeal from St. John of Shanghai Parish - 02/07/21

St. John of Shanghai & San Francisco Mission Parish in Lewisburg, PA was established in 2015 with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, originally as Holy Protection Mission Parish. It since has acquired four acres of rural land


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An Announcement from the Diocesan Media Office - 01/05/21

The Diocesan Media Office will publish photo-reports of the Nativity of our Lord in the parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese on the diocesan website. 


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