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Bishop Theoctist: "The outlook for Orthodox missionary work in America is very promising" - 10/16/21

On Sunday, September 12, when the Orthodox Church celebrates the Translation of the Relics of St. Alexander Nevsky, celebrations in honor of the saint were held in the Howell cathedral, gathering together clergy and faithful from several states. One guest at the event was Bishop Theoctist (Igumnov) of Pereslavl & Uglich.


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New York City: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Sergius Chapel at Synodal Headquarters - 10/11/21

On Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th of October, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated the divine services in honor of the patronal feast of St. Sergius of Radonezh Chapel at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City.


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Wayne, WV: Bishop Nicholas pays Archpastoral Visit to Christ the Savior Parish - 10/10/21

On Saturday, the 25th and Sunday the 26th of September, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Christ the Savior parish in Wayne, WV.


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Jordanville, NY: Students view Russian Orthodox Traditions in Monastery Visit - 10/08/21

[Hamilton College] Communications Office student writer Libby Militello ’22 was among students from two classes who recently traveled to the Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville [NY] for a glimpse at Russian Orthodox traditions. She describes the visit here.


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Port-au-Prince: Death, Kidnapping Threats rock Haitian Mission, Priest forced into Hiding - 10/08/21

For over a year, what some media are calling a "kidnap-for-ransom crisis" and "kidnapping explosion" has been terrorizing the citizens of Haiti. This crime spree, which culminated in the assassination of the president last July and subsequent street battles between armed gangs and the government, has not spared the ROCOR Mission


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New York City: ROCOR First Hierarch congratulates Grand Duke George Mikhailovich, Serene Princess Victoria Romanovna on Occasion of their Holy Matrimony - 10/07/21

On Friday, October 1, in Russia’s northern capital of St. Petersburg, the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony between His Imperial Highness, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Romanov and Her Serene Highness, the Serene Princess Victoria Romanovna (née Bettarini) took place in St. Isaac’s Cathedral. The service – the first wedding in the Imperial House to take place on Russian soil since 1918 – was officiated by His Eminence Barsanuphius, Metropolitan of St. Petersburg & Ladoga.


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Washington, DC: A Creative Experiment that helped the Parish to connect in Pandemic Times and Beyond - 10/07/21

"The Parishioner" newsletter was started as a creative experiment at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC in September 2020, and quickly became a new source for fellowship, communication, and legacy-building for the parishioners and faithful living in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area.


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Sanford, ME: St. Polycarp of Smyrna Church celebrates First Anniversary - 10/07/21

On Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of October, the community of St. Polycarp of Smyrna Church in Sanford, ME held the one-year anniversary celebrations of the establishment of the parish, which is now approaching 40 members. The mission was established with the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, on September 15, 2020.


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Versailles, KY: St. Matrona of Moscow Mission holds First Divine Services - 10/06/21

On Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of September, St. Matrona Mission held its first services in Versailles, KY. Priest Jonah Campbell, mission rector and rector of Christ the Savior Church in Wayne, WV, served the All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist.


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Howell, NJ: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal officiates Funeral of Protodeacon Nicholas Lukianov - 10/05/21

On Thursday, September 30, clergy and parishioners gathered in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ to bid farewell to their longtime cleric, Protodeacon Nicholas Lukianov, who reposed in the Lord on September 27.


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Belgrade, Serbia: HTOS Senior Faculty Member organizes Conference on ROCOR History this November
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Pompano Beach, Florida: Saint Herman Youth Conference Registration Opens
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New York City: Institute for Studies in Eastern Christianity at Union Theological Seminary to hold Fifth Annual Conference
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Nyack, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion to lead Divine Services in honor of Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy
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"Know Thy Faith!" – Registration is Open for Course of Spiritual In-Depth Catechetical Talks for Clergy, Laity
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Lewisburg, PA: Hierodeacon Theodore (Stanway) to speak at Bucknell University on Fr. George Calciu, his Message to Youth
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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.


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