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2019 Announcements
Pilgrimage Tour to Italy with Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan May 11-25, 2020 - 11/16/19

The tour includes ample visitation time at the principle Orthodox Christian holy sites in Rome, Bari, Naples, and their environs. In most of these, the pilgrims will be able hold prayer services; in some, even be able to celebrate Divine Liturgy, led by His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan.


Notice Regarding the Suspension of Archpriest Alexander Belya - 11/07/19

It is our sorrowful duty to confirm to parishioners and friends of Saint John the Forerunner Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York, that the suspended Archpriest Alexander Belya, formerly rector of the parish, turning his back on his native and persecuted Ukrainian Orthodox Church, with whom the Russian Church Abroad is in full accord, has uncanonically departed from his ecclesiastical obedience...


United Men’s Choir of Russian Church Abroad Singers will hold Concerts in Greater New York - 11/03/19

In December, divine services and concerts will be held featuring the singing of the Synodal Tsar Nicholas the Passion-Bearer Singers, joined by singers from the male choirs of the Dioceses of Western America and Australia & New Zealand.


Thanksgiving Appeal to benefit the Fund for Assistance to ROCOR - 10/25/19

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.


Appeal to Support Saint Herman Youth Conference - 10/25/19

St. Herman Conference and similar youth gatherings are a wonderful opportunity for the younger generation to better acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of their Orthodox Faith and solidify bonds of friendship with other young people in the bosom of the Mother Church.


Boston, MA: Saint Herman Youth Conference Registration Opens - 10/19/19

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 Holy Epiphany Church in Roslindale (Boston), MA.


Open Informational Bulletin of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - 10/16/19

With this open letter, we respectfully inform the hierarchs of the Canonical Churches of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, their clergymen and faithful, of the following painful situation taking place in Dania Beach, FL, and North Fort Myers, FL.


Buena, NJ: Pilgrimage to the Hermitage of the Holy Protection - 09/27/19

On Sunday the 13th and Monday the 14th of October - the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God - the Hermitage of the Holy Protection in Buena, NJ will be hosting a pilgrimage in honor of its patronal feast day.


Appeal by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad to the clergy and flock of Florida - 09/16/19

As a result of some confusion and messages from members of our Church to the diocesan ecclesiastical authorities regarding the activities and behavior of Archimandrite Alexander (Belya)…


Nanuet, NY: Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" to celebrate its 70th Anniversary - 09/15/19

On Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of October, Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY will hold celebrations in honor of the 70th anniversary of its founding. All are cordially invited to take part.


Charlotte, NC: Appeal from Reigning Mother of God Parish toward New Church Building - 08/20/19

For the first time in many years, we are at the turn of building our long-awaited building, where we will offer prayers to the Lord for our forgiveness and salvation, pray for the health and longevity of our loved ones and relatives...


Boston, MA: Annual Church Musicians’ Conference to be held at Holy Epiphany Church - 08/15/19

From October 2-6, Holy Epiphany Church in Boston (Roslindale), MA will host the 28th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference, with the theme "Ensuring the Future of Liturgical Chant in our Parishes."


Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Monastery to Host 2nd International Nicholas II Conference - 08/09/19

With the blessing of His Grace Luke, Bishop of Syracuse, Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, will host the 2nd International Nicholas II Conference in the Spring of 2021. A number of historians and writers have already expressed interest in speaking at the Conference. The exact date and other details will be announced in the coming weeks.


Wayne, WV: Submit Names for St. Panteleimon Moleben at Holy Cross Monastery - 07/19/19

On Friday, August 9, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV will celebrate the feast of their beloved Heavenly patron, the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.


Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Monastery to mark 90th Anniversary with Celebrations, Fundraiser - 07/09/19

In honor of the 90th anniversary of the monastery’s founding in 1930, the brethren are holding a fundraiser, and are asking you to consider making a special gift this year to help the monastery in its mission of delivering to those who seek "Traditional Orthodoxy for the 21st Century."


Wayne, WV: Appeal from Holy Cross Monastery for New Church Construction - 06/20/19

Today through Pilgrimage Weekend (October 5), the first $300,000 donated toward the new church will be matched by anonymous benefactors, doubling your donation and giving the monastery a total of $600,000 t


Methuen, MA: St. Xenia Church embarks on Expansion Project - 06/19/19

With God’s blessing, the parish of Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg in Methuen, MA has nearly doubled in size over the last eight years!


Registration has begun for St. Seraphim Camp - 06/13/19

Registration for St. Seraphim Camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania has begun and is now available on line at the camp website.


Rocky Hill, NJ: St. Elizabeth Parish to host First Annual Midsummer Night’s Ball - 06/11/19

On Friday evening, June 21, St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Parish in Rocky Hill, NJ will be hosting its first ever Midsummer Night’s Ball...


Nanuet, NY: Reliquary Icons visit Eastern American Diocese - 05/16/19

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, twelve icons with holy relics have arrived at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY


Jackson, NJ: Sunday Lecture Series to be held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 05/08/19

After a very successful run in Autumn 2018, a new Sunday lecture series for the 2019 Paschal period will recommence on May 19 at 6:00 PM


New York City: Holy Myrrhbearers Women's Choir to Sing 22nd annual Vigil in Synodal Cathedral - 05/03/19

On Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 PM, the Holy Myrrhbearers Women’s Choir will sing its 22nd annual All-Night Vigil on the eve of Myrrhbearers Sunday in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. All female and treble singers are invited to join the choir in singing at Vigil.


Announcement from the Diocesan Media Office - 04/21/19

Albums with photographs of the Feast of feasts – the Lord’s Pascha ‒ in the Eastern American Diocese will be published on the diocesan website.


Palm Sunday Plate Collection - 04/12/19

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 at 75 East 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128.


"Religious Freedom in Ukraine?" – Statement by Clergy of Long Island & Hudson Valley Deanery - 03/30/19

It is with heavy heart that the clergy of the Long Island & Hudson Valley Deanery of the Eastern American Diocese of ROCOR writes this statement. We, the clergy of the deanery, are comprised of loyal American citizens, living and working in the United States...


Palestine: Pilgrimage & Work Trip to Benefit Bethany Orthodox School Planned - 03/28/19

With the blessing of the diocesan hierarchs, a work trip is being organized to aid the Community of the Resurrection of Christ in Bethany, Palestine, on July 13-22.


New York: Conference on Translation & Hymnography in Memory of Monk Joseph (Lambertsen) to take place in Synod of Bishops - 03/21/19

On Saturday, May 11, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, a conference on Translation and Hymnography in Memory of Monk Joseph (Lambertsen) will take place in the Synod of Bishops in New York City.


Appeal by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York to Parish Rectors, Directors, Teachers of Parish, Sunday Schools - 03/18/19

With our blessing and within the framework of the current program "School Piggy Bank," for the fourth year in a row, St. Prince Vladimir Youth Association, alongside with the Synodal Youth Department, is organizing financial assistance for children with special needs...


New York City: Synodal School of Liturgical Music announces 2019 Summer Session July 14-27 - 03/11/19

The Synodal Summer School of Liturgical Music will be holding its annual session at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY from July 14-27, 2019.


2019 Visitation Schedule of the Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" in the Eastern American Diocese - 03/08/19

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" will remain in the Eastern American Diocese until April 30. The Icon’s visitation schedule is available to our readers...


New York: Preliminary Itinerary for Holy Land Pilgrimage with Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan - 02/11/19

Provided below is the preliminary itinerary for the pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, which is being organized by St. Seraphim Parish in Sea Cliff – the Memorial Church in Memory of the Reestablishment of Unity in the Russian Orthodox Church.


Nomination & Consecration of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) to the Episcopacy – February 11-12, 2019 - 02/01/19

The nomination to the episcopacy of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) will take place at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY on February 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM. The consecration to the episcopacy will take place on the following day, February 12, 2019, also at the Monastery.


Directive Regarding Holding of Plate Collection to Benefit Holy Trinity Seminary - 01/29/19

Rectors are hereby reminded that, in accordance with the resolution adopted and confirmed by the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, a special plate collection is to be held to meet the needs of our Holy Trinity Theological Seminary in Jordanville, NY, on the nearest Sunday to the feast of the Three Great Holy Hierarchs (this year – February 10). 


Clarification with Regard to Funds Exempted from Parish Dues - 01/28/19

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the following statement was issued from the office of the diocesan treasurer in order to clarify funds and organizations exempted from taxation via parish dues to the Synod of Bishops and the diocesan administration. Rectors are asked to please acquaint their parish treasurers with these exempted funds, and to take this information into account when preparing dues checks for the second half of 2018, which must be submitted to the Diocese by March 1, 2019.


Jackson, NJ: Sunday Lecture Series to be held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 01/11/19

The Sunday Lecture Series for 2019 will begin on January 27, and continue on February 10 and 24. This winter block of lectures features very interesting topics covering Canon Law, Ministry to the Incarcerated, and the Glorification of the Russian New Martyrs at the ROCOR Council of Bishops in 1981.


New York City: Schedule for Pilgrimage led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York to Russia’s Holy Sites Now Available - 01/11/19

This year, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, will lead a pilgrimage to the holy sites of Russia. Further information and a visitation schedule is available in PDF format here: 


An Announcement from the Diocesan Media Office - 01/08/19

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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