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New York City: Hierarchal Divine Services on Leavetaking of Nativity of Christ - 01/18/19

On Sunday, January 13, Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City was celebrated by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


New York City: Traditional Nativity Reception held in Russian Federation Consulate - 01/17/19

On January 15, a traditional Nativity reception was held in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York City on behalf of Consul General Sergey K. Ovsyannikov and the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in the United States.


Mahopac, NY: Nativity of Christ at New Kursk Root Hermitage - 01/15/19

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, the clergy and faithful of the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY celebrated the great feast of the Nativity of the Lord.


New York City: Christ’s Nativity in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 01/09/19

On Sunday the 6th and Monday the 7th of January, the great feast of the Nativity according to the flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, festal services were held in New York City’s Synodal Cathedral of the Sign.


The Nativity of our Lord in parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 01/08/19

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


Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia - 01/05/19

Today, like the shepherds of Bethlehem two thousand years ago, with joy and loving-tenderness we hearken to the triumphant voice of the angel: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill among men"


Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 01/05/19

I offer my words of greeting, which are inspired by Christian love, on this great feast of the Nativity of Christ! With a warm heart I wish you all profound and inalienable peace, heralded by the angels above the town of Bethlehem on that holy night, when "the Word was made flesh" (John 1:14).


Washington, DC: "Happy Birthday, Father Victor!" – In Honor of Archpriest Victor Potapov’s 70th - 01/04/19

Our dear Fr. Victor Potapov has turned 70. This is probably a youthful age, because it is hard to imagine a person more young at heart, more active, and more helpful to others than our batushka. And, certainly, this is a blessing, for the Lord to send our parish such a remarkable rector.


Buena, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Holy Protection Skete, presents Abbot’s Staff to Rector - 01/03/19

On Sunday, December 23, the feast day of the Holy Hierarch Joasaph of Belgorod, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


New York City: On Sunday of Holy Forefathers, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/03/19

On Sunday, December 30, the 31st Sunday after Pentecost and that of the Holy Forefathers, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Moscow: Holy Synod confirms Election of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse - 12/31/18

On Friday, December 28, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church made the following decision regarding the election of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse:


Howell, NJ: Hierarchal Divine Services in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 12/30/18

On the great feast of the Entry of the Theotokos to the Temple, Tuesday, December 4, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, divine services in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ...


Albany, NY: St Herman Youth Conference continues in Nativity of the Mother of God Church - 12/28/18

On Tuesday, December 25, the feast of Venerable Herman of Alaska, clergy and participants of the annual St. Herman Youth Conference gathered in Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY to commemorate the feast of the Enlightener of Alaska.


Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas Church - 12/26/18

On Wednesday, December 19, the feast of the Holy Hierarch & Wonderworker Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, CT, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy for the parish's patronal feast day. 


North Ft. Myers, FL: The Monastery in the Sunshine State - 12/26/18

It is deep autumn, and the palm leaves are bright green. But even the "greenery" in Fort Myers comes in many colors, because of the wide variety of palms not to be found anywhere else in Florida. That is even the city’s nickname: "City of Palms."


Albany, NY: Nativity of the Mother of God Parish hosts St. Herman Youth Conference - 12/25/18

On a snowy Monday morning, December 24, the annual St. Herman Youth Conference opened in Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY.


Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Jonah celebrates Liturgy in Diocesan Center, sung by Holy Trinity Seminary Choir - 12/24/18

On Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of December, Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen; former Primate of the Orthodox Church in America) paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, where he led the resurrectional divine services.


Lenoir City, TN: Metropolitan Hilarion visits St. Nektarios Church - 12/22/18

Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of November brought great joy to St. Nektarios parish in Lenoir City, TN, as the community welcomed the First Hierarch of the Russia Church Abroad – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.


New York City: Hierarchal Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral on Feast of Prophet Zephaniah - 12/20/18

On Sunday, December 16, when the Holy Church celebrates the feast day of the Holy Prophet Zephaniah and Venerable Sabbas of Storozhi (Zvenigorod), the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad leads Patronal Feast of Synodal Cathedral - 12/18/18

On Monday, December 10, festal Liturgy in the cathedral was celebrated by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.


Washington, DC: Second Priest transfers from ACROD to Eastern American Diocese - 12/16/18

On October 15, Fr. Mark Tyson, formerly of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese (ACROD), a jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in America, was received into the jurisdiction of the Eastern American Diocese ROCOR


New York City: Hierarchal Services on Feast of St. Innocent of Irkutsk, Eve of Patronal Feast held in Synodal Cathedral - 12/16/18

On Sunday, December 9, the feast day of the Holy Hierarch Innocent of Irkutsk, Apostle to Siberia & Alaska, and upon completion of the work of the ROCOR Synod of Bishops at the Synodal Headquarters, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Syracuse, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin Church - 12/11/18

On Tuesday, December 4 – the great feast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos – Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to the Church of the Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin...


Mayfield, PA: Bishop George celebrates Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 12/09/18

On Sunday, December 2, His Grace George, Bishop of Canberra, paid an archpastoral visit to St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral for Feast of Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos - 12/09/18

On Tuesday, December 4 – the great feast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holt Theotokos – the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Washington, DC: Protectress of the Russian Diaspora visits U.S. Capital - 12/06/18

Over the course of nine days – November 21-30 – the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, one of the most ancient holy icons of the Russian Orthodox Church (1295 A.D.) visited St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. 


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral, presents New Portrait of Bishop Gregory (Grabbe) - 12/03/18

On Sunday, December 2, when the Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of the Holy Prophet Obadiah and the Holy Hierarch Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City .


Paterson, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Michael Cathedral - 11/29/18

On Wednesday, November 21, when the Orthodox Church honors the memory of the Holy Archangel Michael, Commander of the Heavenly Bodiless Hosts, the parish of the same name in Paterson, NJ, celebrated its patronal feast day.


New York City: Orthodox Monarchy – Thing of the Past or Example for Emulation? - 11/28/18

On Saturday, November 10, a symposium entitled "Monarchy, Modernity & Mythology from Babylon to Byzantium and Beyond" was held at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City. The symposium was organized by the St. Prince Vladimir Youth Association


New York City: ROCOR First Hierarch meets with Administrator of Patriarchal Parishes in USA - 11/21/18

On Tuesday, November 20, a meeting was held at the residence of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in New York City between the Administrator pro tempore of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, and Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.


Dania Beach, FL: Archpastoral Visit to St. Matrona of Moscow Cathedral - 11/20/18

On Sunday, November 18, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of St. Nicholas Monastery in North Ft. Myers, FL, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Matrona of Moscow Cathedral in Dania Beach, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


Philadelphia, PA: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Joy of All Who Sorrow Church - 11/07/18

On Tuesday, November 6, the feast of the Icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow," Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Philadelphia, PA, where he led its patronal feast day.


Newark, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Kazan Church - 11/05/18

On Sunday, November 4, the feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Our Lady of Kazan Church in Newark, NJ, where he led its patronal feast day.


New York City: Namesday of First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 11/03/18

On Thursday, November 1, the feast of Venerable John of Kronstadt, clergy and believers triumphally commemorated the namesday of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America &New York, in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. Since the feast of Venerable Hilarion, Schemamonk of the Kiev Caves (Nov. 3) coincided this year with St. Demetrius Soul Saturday, the celebration of His Eminence’s namesday was moved to November 1.


Rocky Hill, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Parish Festivities at St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church - 11/03/18

On Wednesday, October 31, and Thursday, November 1, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Rocky Hill, NJ, where he led the parish festivities in honor of the centennial of the Venerable Martyr Elizabeth and Nun-Martyr Barbara.


Albany, NY: 27th Annual Church Musicians’ Conference held at Nativity of the Mother of God Church - 10/30/18

The 27th Annual North American Church Musicians’ Conference for church conductors, singers, and readers, which was held at the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Albany, NY, from October 3-7, took place with great success and prayerful enthusiasm.


Howell, NJ: Triennial Diocesan Assembly concludes at Diocesan Center - 10/26/18

From Monday the 22nd through Wednesday the 24th of October, the triennial Eastern American Diocesan Assembly was held at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Hierarchs, clergy, and parish delegates met there to discuss the state of the Diocese and various affairs relating to Church life.


 

 

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