February 2013

February 28, 2013
Howell, NJ: Announcement from the Diocesan Office concerning the 5th Anniversary of the Repose of Met. Laurus
Dear in the Lord Reverend Fathers, Saturday, March 16th will mark the fifth anniversary of the blessed repose the ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus. That morning, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 6:00 AM by Metropolitan Hilarion, in Holy Trinity Monastery...

February 26, 2013
"Today Christ came to us!" – Archpriest Alexey Ohotin’s Interview available in English
Several months prior to the repose of Archpriest Alexey Ohotin on Friday, January 18, diocesan Media Office correspondents met with Fr. Alexey and conducted an interview about his life as a priest in the Russian Church Abroad.

February 25, 2013
An Interview with Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov – "Russian America saturated and satiated my heart" – Part 1 of 4
In the first segment of his four-part interview, given as part of the diocesan Pastoral Resources Program (PRP), renowned Muscovite homilist Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov answers questions shares his thoughts on pastoral life...

February 22, 2013
Boston, MA: Metropolitan Hilarion visited Holy Epiphany Church
On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of February, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Epiphany Church in Boston, MA.

February 16, 2013
Stratford, CT: Metropolitan Hilarion led the Patronal Feast Day of Holy Presentation Church
On Thursday the 14th and Friday the 15th of February, on the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an Archpastoral visit to Stratford...

February 16, 2013
Moscow: Address of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, on the Day of Orthodox Youth
On Friday, February 15, His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, sent the following address on the occasion of the Day of Orthodox Youth: Dear Brothers and Sisters! I express my heartfelt congratulations to you on the feast day of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple...

February 16, 2013
Wilkes-Barre, PA: "Hymns of Holy Russia in the New World" – A Joint Seminary Choir Concert
For the first time in the history of three of America’s premier Orthodox Christian seminaries, a combined seminary choir will hold a joint concert. The combined choirs from St. Tikhon’s (OCA, South Canaan, PA), St. Vladimir’s (OCA, Yonkers, NY), and Holy Trinity (ROCOR)...

February 16, 2013
Jordanville, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion led Holy Trinity Seminary’s Patronal Feast Day
On Tuesday, February 12, on the feast day of the Three Holy Hierarchs – Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom the faculty and students of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, celebrated their patronal feast day.

February 15, 2013
Jordanville, NY: A Clarification regarding the erroneous article claiming Holy Trinity Monastery does not commemorate the American Authorities

In an article dated February 11 (in the English version; February 8 in the Russian), 2013, Interfax Information Group wrote, "Monks of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville (USA) - do not pray for American authorities at Liturgies."

February 15, 2013
Howell, NJ: Bishop George led the Divine Services in St. George’s Church on the Feast of the New Martyrs
On Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of February, on the Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, paid an archpastoral visit to Howell, NJ...

February 15, 2013
Brooklyn, NY: The Patronal Feast Day of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church
On February 10, the Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, parishioners of
Holy New Martyrs Church
in Brooklyn, NY celebrated their patronal feast day. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by parish rector Archpriest Victor Tseshkovsky, co-served by Abbot Cornelius (Apukhtin).

February 12, 2013
"This day is Christ come unto us!" – An Interview with Archpriest Alexei Ohotin
On Friday, January 18, Archpriest Alexei Ohotin, rector of Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY, reposed in the Lord. Several months prior to his passing, Fr. Alexei sat down with diocesan Media Office correspondents Reader Peter Lukianov and Alena Plavsic...

February 8, 2013
Khotkovo, Russia: Bishop George Visited the Orphanage at Holy Protection Convent

On Thursday, January 31, on the feast of the Holy Venerable Cyril & Maria – parents of St. Sergius of Radonezh – His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, and those with him visited Holy Protection Convent in Khotkovo, a suburb of Moscow.

February 6, 2013
Moscow: Metropolitan Hilarion was Awarded the Order of St. Seraphim of Sarov, 2nd Class
On Tuesday, February 5, the final meeting day of the Holy Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church began with joint prayer at the Divine Liturgy. During the day’s work, ecclesiastical awards were presented to a group of Council participants marking significant milestones in their lives.

February 5, 2013
Moscow: Epistle of the Holy Council of Bishops to the Clergy, Monastics, Laity, and Spiritual Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

Beloved in the Lord Reverend Father Presbyters, Honorable Deacons, God-loving Monks and Nuns, Dear Brothers and Sisters, Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church!

February 5, 2013
Atlanta, GA: Parish Life in the Church of our Lady, Joy of All Who Sorrow
Last week, the second stage in the construction of a new church in the parish of the Mother of God, Joy of All who Sorrow, in Cumming, GA was completed. The building frame and exterior walls were constructed, and windows and doors were installed.

February 4, 2013
Stafford, VA: St. Herman of Alaska Church is Admitted into the Eastern American Diocese

On Thursday, January 31, having been dissolved as a mission parish in the Archdiocese of Washington by the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, Metropolitan Tikhon, and with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, St. Herman of Alaska Church in Stafford, VA has officially joined...

February 4, 2013
Moscow: Bishop Jerome Concelebrated the Sunday Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Church in Kuznetsy
On Sunday, February 3, the feast day of St. Maximus the Confessor, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. Nicholas Church in Moscow’s Kuznetskaya Sloboda, led by His Eminence Michael, Archbishop of Geneva & Western Europe, along with His Grace, Bishop Jerome...

February 4, 2013
Chattanooga, TN: Holy Protection Mission Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Archpriest Stavros Rousos’ Ordination to the Priesthood
January 16/29 marks the Feast of the Veneration of the Precious and Honorable Chains of the Holy Apostle Peter. On January 29, 1978, Archpriest Stavros Rousos was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Kyprian, Archbishop of Philadelphia (OCA).