Registration for the Northern & Southern
Lenten Retreats is Open
Online registration for the Northern and Southern Lenten Retreats for
clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal
Parishes in the USA has opened on the diocesan website. With the
blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion...
Wayne, WV: Bishop George leads Theophany
Services in Holy Cross Monastery
On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of January, His Grace, Eastern
American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, led the divine
Holy Cross Monastery
in Wayne, WV for the great feast of the Baptism of our Lord (Theophany).
Bishop Jerome leads Theophany Services in
Greater Boston Area
On the weekend of January 18-19, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, led the
festal divine services for Theophany of our Lord in the diocesan
parishes of Greater Boston. On Saturday, January 18, the feast of
Theophany Eve, His Grace celebrated the Divine Liturgy...
Nyack, NY: Holy Virgin Protection Church’s
Parish School holds Nativity "Yolka"
On Sunday, January 12, the parish school at Holy Virgin Protection
Church in Nyack, NY held its annual children’s Nativity "Yolka"
celebration. The clergy, children, and adult guests who had gathered
began the event with the traditional singing of a prayer...
Benefit Luncheon to be held in support of
Remodeling Novo-Diveevo Convent’s Reception Hall
sisterhood, and parishioners of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo"
have been laboring to remodel and reopen the monastery’s Reception Hall,
which has been closed since the mid-1980s. The convent hopes that the
hall will be used for luncheons...
Wayne, WV: Twelve Days of Christmas at
Christ the Savior Parish
A large chemical spill left much of West Virginia, including the area
ministered by Christ the Savior Church, without drinking water for ten
days. In all, 300,000 people were affected by the ban on the use of
public water for drinking and bathing in the region.
Feast of Theophany in Eastern American
Diocesan Parishes and Monasteries - New Photos
January 19, the clergy and faithful of the Eastern American Diocese
joyously celebrated the great feast of the Baptism (Theophany) of our
Lord Jesus Christ. On the day of the feast, when "the nature of the
waters is sanctified," it is proper to perform the Great Blessing of the
Brooklyn, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal
leads Patronal Feast of St. John the Baptist Church
On Monday, January 20, the feast of the Synaxis of the Forerunner and
Baptist of the Lord John, parishioners of St. John the Baptist Church in
Brooklyn, NY celebrated their patronal feast day.
A Crown of Life: A Novel of the Great Persecution
‒ Novel by Deacon Patrick Mitchell available in Paperback
Deacon Patrick Mitchell (cleric of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in
Washington, DC) has authored an historical fiction novel, centered
around the life of three witnesses for the Christian Faith in the face
of the Great Persecution (303-313) of the Roman Emperor Diocletian.
Methuen, MA: St. Xenia Church announces 2014 Lenten Choir Retreat
for March 13-16
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, St. Xenia
Church in Methuen, MA will be hosting a Lenten Choir Retreat the second
weekend of Great Lent, March 13-16, 2014.
The retreat is designed
for church musicians of all ages, and will be conducted in English.
Nanuet, NY: Funeral for Abbess Irene
(Alexeev) held at Novo-Diveevo Convent
On Friday, January 10, the funeral for Abbess Irene (Alexeev) was held
at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY. Abbess Irene was
rectress of the convent, and reposed on Wednesday, January 8, the feast
of the Synaxis of the Mother of God.
Jordanville: Fire destroys Holy Trinity
On the afternoon of Thursday, January 9, the apiary building at Holy
Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, used for extracting honey, burnt
down, along with some adjoining sheds. As reported by the official site
of Holy Trinity Monastery, the equipment used in extracting honey...
Jordanville: Bishop George leads Nativity
Services at Holy Trinity Monastery
On the great
feast of the Nativity of Christ, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan
vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, led the divine services at Holy Trinity
Monastery in Jordanville, NY. On Monday, January 6, Bishop George
celebrated Vespers and the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great...
Mayfield, PA: Bishop George leads Divine
Services in St. John the Baptist Cathedral on Holy Fathers Sunday
On Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of January, on the Sunday of the
Holy Fathers, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, led the divine
services in his Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Mayfield, PA.
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Joint
Service on Lesser Feast of "Inexhaustible Chalice" Church
On Thursday, January 2, on the feast day of the Holy Righteous John of
Kronstadt, parishioners of the Church of our Lady "The Inexhaustible
Chalice" in Brooklyn, NY celebrated their lesser patronal feast. The
church operates a Mercy House named in honor of St. John...
Abbess Irene (Alexeev) reposed in the Lord
On Wednesday, January 8, the feast of the Synaxis of the Mother of God,
Abbess Irene (Alexeev), rectress of Holy Dormition Convent
"Novo-Diveevo" reposed in the Lord. She was 91 years old. Mother Irene
served as convent rectress for over 20 years, beginning in 1992...
"Orthodox Christmas in Washington" ‒ An
Interview with Archpriest Victor Potapov on Voice of America
"Voice of America," the official external broadcast institution of the
United States federal government, recently held an interview with
Archpriest Victor Potapov – rector of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in
Washington, DC and the Eastern American Diocese’s Dean of the South.
Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill,
Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Monastics
and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
Your Eminences the archpastors, honorable presbyters and deans,
God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters!
Today our churches are filled with people who have come to praise the
Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion,
Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the
Russian Church Abroad
Most Reverend fellow archpastors, most honorable father-concelebrants,
God-loving monastics, dear brothers and sisters!Motivated
by the best thoughts and deepest feelings of brotherly love and
spiritual joy, I greet the faithful children of the Russian Church
Appeal for Help from the First Hierarch for
a Family in Need
Venerable clergy, beloved in the Lord brothers and sisters!
In early September of this year, Maxim Lvov, the year-old son of my
long-time assistant and subdeacon (now Deacon) Dionysius Lvov, became
very seriously ill. At first Maxim was diagnosed with pneumonia and it
was expected that the baby...
Coronado: Parish Life in Costa Rica
10-20, Eastern American Diocesan secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov
performed a work and pastoral visit to Our Lady of Vladimir Church in
Coronado, Costa Rica. The parish, which has been without a full-time
rector for more than half a year now, is in dire need of pastoral care.
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