Kiev: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad sends Greeting to Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church on 32nd Anniversary of Hierarchal Consecration - 12/08/22
As we prepare for the feast of "great joy" (Luke 2:10), I fraternally kiss Your Beatitude and send my very most heartfelt greetings on the 32nd anniversary of your episcopal consecration, along with my best wishes for your firm health, boldness of spirit, and your peace and tranquility, as one who is revered throughout the entire Orthodox world!
Paramus, NJ: Metropolitan Nicholas leads Regular Session of Diocesan Council - 12/07/22
On Friday, December 2, the Eastern American Diocesan Council held its regular quarterly meeting in a remote online format. The Council had a busy agenda and met for over three hours, under the presidency of His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.
Syracuse, NY: Bishop Luke officiates Patronal Feast of Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin Church - 12/06/22
On Sunday, December 4 – the great feast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos – Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse paid an archpastoral visit to the Church of the Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin (St. Mary’s) in Jamesville-Syracuse, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy in honor of the parish’s patronal feast day.
San Francisco, CA: Deacon Nectarios Yangson, Guardian of Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Icon, ordained to Priesthood - 12/05/22
On Sunday, December 4, the great feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, Deacon Nectarios Yangson, guardian of the myrrh-streaming "Hawaiian" Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, was ordained to the holy priesthood.
New York City: On Feast of Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 12/04/22
The clergy and faithful of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City celebrated the great feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. On Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of December, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, officiated the festal All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy.
Buena, NJ: Holy Protection Skete celebrates Minor Patronal Feast - 12/03/22
On Saturday, November 19, the feast of Venerable Barlaam of Khutyn, Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ celebrated the hermitage’s minor patronal feast day.
"Let us Thank the Lord!" ‒ Kursk Root Icon visits Washington-Area Parishes - 12/02/22
Eight years ago, the ever-memorable Metropolitan Hilarion blessed for the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora – the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God – to visit Washington, DC during the Thanksgiving holiday (the end of November). Every year, the icon was brought by Bishop Nicholas – now Metropolitan and the new First Hierarch of ROCOR.
Richfield Springs, NY: Bishop Luke officiates Patronal Feast on 5th Anniversary of "Quick to Hear" Convent - 12/01/22
On November 21, 2017 Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral) of blessed memory blessed the opening of the new Convent of the Mother of God "Quick to Hear" in Richfield Springs, NY. Metropolitan Hilarion and Bishop Luke of Syracuse believed there was a need for a woman’s monastery in the Russian tradition using English and, with God’s blessing, the convent is now celebrating the 5th anniversary of its founding.
Nanuet/Nyack, NY: Novo-Diveevo Convent, Holy Protection Church host 29th Church Musicians’ Conference - 11/30/22
The 29th North American Church Musicians’ Conference was convened for the first time in three years with great success and on a high level. Church singers, choir directors, and readers gathered together in Nanuet and Nyack, NY from Wednesday the 9th through Sunday the 13th of November.
New York City: On Eve of Nativity Fast, Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 11/28/22
On November 27, the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, when on the eve of the Nativity (St. Philip’s) Fast, the Holy Church honors the memory of the Apostle Philip, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
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