August 2013

August 29, 2013
Full-Length Video of St. Vladimir’s Day Liturgy Released Online
On Wednesday, August 28, the great feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, the Eastern American Diocesan Media Office released a full-length video of the Divine Liturgy celebrated on St. Vladimir’s Day, July 28, 2013. The Liturgy was celebrated by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad...

August 29, 2013
Russians and Americans to Sing Sacred Choral Music

The Patriarch Tikhon Choir, a unique choral ensemble made up of professional singers from Russia and North America, under the direction of renowned Moscow conductor Vladimir Gorbik, will perform their premiere concert series of Orthodox sacred choral works entitled "Their Sound Hath Gone Forth."

August 28, 2013
Jackson, NJ: The St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations in America ‒ A "Test Flight"

This year, in the normally quiet town of Jackson, an hour’s ride from New York, clamor marked the sweeping celebrations of two major anniversaries ­­– one common to all Russians: the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ – and one more local: the 75th anniversary of the founding of St. Vladimir Memorial Church.

August 28, 2013
Jordanville: Renovations continue in Holy Trinity Monastery

Desperately needed renovations continue at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. The first phase of repairs involved updating electrical work throughout the monastery. The second phase is now in motion, and is focused on the monastery’s main building...

August 26, 2013
Franklin, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion visited Holy Trinity Chapel & St. Innocent of Irkutsk Spiritual Center
On Saturday, August 24, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Trinty Chapel in the village of Franklin, NY, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy. He was co-served by chapel rector Priest Michael Vladimirov.

August 26, 2013
Wayne, WV: August Life in Holy Cross Monastery
The month of August is a spiritually joyful time for the brotherhood and pilgrims at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. On August 14, the monastic community began the Dormition Fast with a solemn celebration of the feast of the Procession of the Cross, followed by the blessing of the water and honey from the monastery’s apiary.

August 24 2013
Archpriest Vladimir Doroshkevich reposed in the Lord

On Friday, August 23, Archpriest Vladimir Doroshkevich, longtime cleric of the Eastern American Diocese, reposed in the Lord. He was 94 years old. Fr. Vladimir’s clerical service lasted over 65 years, which he spent in various parishes of the Church Abroad.

August 21, 2013
Mayfield, PA: Diaconal Ordination Performed at St. John the Baptist Cathedral
On Sunday, August 18, on the eve of the great feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York carried out an Archpastoral visit to Mayfield, PA, and performed a diaconal ordination.

August 19, 2013
Jackson, NJ: Greetings of the Primates and Representatives of the Russian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian Orthodox Churches at the St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations

On Sunday, July 28, the feast of the Holy Great Prince Vladimir, Equal-of-the-Apostles, the
diocesan celebrations in honor of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ were held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ.

August 18, 2013
A Renovations Appeal from ROCOR’s Mission in Haiti
For almost 20 years, the Orthodox Mission in Haiti has been carrying on its work under the jurisdiction of the Russian Church Abroad, with 3,000 faithful gathering together in prayer at seven parishes throughout the country. The Mission operates several schools, including one of Haiti’s few educational institutions...

August 18, 2013
Resaca, GA: A Children’s Summer Camp was held at Glorious Ascension Monastery

In an effort to unite the Orthodox youth in Georgia, the parishioners of Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Atlanta organized a new summer camp on the grounds of Holy Ascension Monastery in nearby Resaca. The Eastern American Diocese is usually home to four summer camps...

August 13, 2013
Wayne, WV: The Feast of St. Panteleimon at Holy Cross Monastery

The festal celebrations of the heavenly protector of Holy Cross Monastery, the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, began with the All-Night Vigil on the evening of Thursday, August 8th. Visiting clergy and pilgrims came from near and far to Wayne, WV to celebrate with the monastery’s abbot...

August 12, 2013
The Remarks of His Excellency Vuk
Jeremić, President of the United Nations General Assembly, at the Celebrations of the 1025th Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’

On Sunday, July 28, the feast of the Holy Great Prince Vladimir, Equal-of-the-Apostles, the diocesan celebrations in honor of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ were held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ.

August 11, 2013
Brooklyn, NY: The Opening of St. Joasaph of Belgorod Church

On Saturday, August 10, the Russian Orthodox faithful of Brooklyn, NY celebrated a joyous occasion in the life of the Eastern American Diocese – the blessing of a new church. With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, a new parish was formed in the beginning of 2013...

August 9, 2013
The 77th Anniversary of the Repose of the Most Blessed Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky)

Saturday, August 10, will mark the 77th anniversary of the repose of His Beatitude, the ever-memorable Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky), first of the First Hierarchs of the Russian Church Abroad, Thanks to Metropolitan Anthony’s struggles, the Church Abroad...

August 6, 2013
Howell, NJ: The Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Icon concluded her travels in the Eastern American Diocese with a visit to St. George’s Church

On Saturday
 the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of August, the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God visited St. George's Church in Howell, NJ.

August 6, 2013
Sea Cliff, NY: The Patronal Feast Day marked the Opening of the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of St. Seraphim Memorial Church

On Thursday, August 1, the feast day of St. Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, the St. Seraphim Church, Memorial to the Re-Establishment of Unity in the Russian Church, drew many people despite it being a work day

August 6, 2013
Jackson, NJ: A Sermon by Bishop Meletiy of Khotin on St. Olga’s Day

On Wednesday, July 24, on the feast day of the Holy Grand Princess Olga, Equal-of-the-Apostles, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad visited St. Olga’s Church at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ and led the rite of Great Consecration and the divine services in honor of the patronal feast day.

August 3, 2013
Brooklyn, NY: Hundreds of the Faithful came to pray before the Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Icon

On Tuesday, July 30, the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian Icon of the Mother of God visited Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY. Hundreds of the faithful gathered in church long before the icon’s arrival.

August 3, 2013
Jordanville: The Feast Day of St. Elizabeth Skete

On Wednesday the 17th and Thursday the 18th of July, on the feast day of the Holy Nun-Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Barbara, the nuns of St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Skete in Jordanville, NY celebrated their patronal feast.  Having successful completed major renovations in the skete’s chapel...

August 2, 2013
A Joint Press Release from the Administrations of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA

On Thursday, August 1, a meeting was held at Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY, dedicated to a review of the 1025th anniversary celebrations of the Baptism of Rus’ and a discussion regarding the organization of events in 2014...

August 2, 2013
Kittatinny, NJ: August 11th will mark the 50th Anniversary of St. Panteleimon’s Church

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding and consecration of the chapel-church of the Holy Great Martyr & Healer Panteleimon on Kittatinny Lake, NJ. The celebrations will be led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad...

August 1, 2013
Novo-Diveevo: The 60th Anniversary of St. Seraphims Church was celebrated at Holy Dormition Convent
On Thursday, August 1, the parishioners and monastics of
Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, marked the 60th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the convent’s main St. Seraphim’s Church.