MAY 2014

May 31, 2014
Jordanville, NY: Graduation Day at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

Sunday, May 25, was graduation day at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary. His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, led the Hierarchal All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy.

May 30, 2014
Resaca, GA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads patronal feast day of Glorious Ascension Monastery

On Wednesday the 28th and Thursday the 29th of May, on the great feast of the Ascension of our Lord, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an Archpastoral visit to Resaca, GA, where he led the patronal feast day of Glorious Ascension Monastery.

May 30, 2014
Newark, NJ: Kazan Church Parish celebrates 25th Priestly Anniversary of Rector Archpriest Mark Burachek

On Sunday, May 18, the parishioners of Our Lady of Kazan Church in Newark, NJ marked the 25th anniversary (which took place on May 8th) of the priestly ordination of their beloved rector, Archpriest Mark Burachek.

May 29, 2014
Jordanville, NY: Summer Youth Program to commence at Holy Trinity Monastery

Holy Trinity Monastery is accepting applications for its Summer Youth Program, which will be held from June 23 to July 12. The age range for participants is 15 to 18 years old. The Summer Youth Program at Holy Trinity Monastery was established to expose young men to the rich spiritual heritage...

May 28, 2014
South Canaan, PA: Four ROCOR Seminarians graduate St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

On Saturday, May 24, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary OCA held its 72nd annual commencement ceremonies for the graduating class of 2014. Four of the graduating seminarians belong to the Russian Church Abroad.

May 27, 2014
New York City: Bishop Jerome takes part in Patronal Feast Day of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral

On Thursday, May 22, the feast of the Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia, the clergy and parishioners of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City prayerfully celebrated their minor patronal feast day.

May 25, 2014
Jordanville, NY: New Museum of Russian History to open at Holy Trinity Monastery

On Sunday, May 18, the Foundation of Russian History previewed its new museum at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. It features rare artifacts spanning four centuries of Romanov rule and post-imperial life and culture.

May 23, 2014
Directive from Metropolitan Hilarion to all Rectors of the Eastern American Diocese to Provide Relief for the Suffering Serbian People

The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, issued the below directive to all rectors of the Eastern American Diocese to hold a plate collection to benefit our suffering brothers and sisters in the flooding in Serbia...

May 23, 2014
Sea Cliff, NY: 7th Anniversary of the Reestablishment of Canonical Communion within the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated at St. Seraphim Memorial Church
As reported by the official website of the Russian Church Abroad, on Saturday, May 17, the feast day of the new martyrs and confessors of Russia at Butovo, and the anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion...

May 17, 2014
Nanuet, NY: Funeral for Archpriest Gleb Wleskoff served at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo"

On Thursday, May 15, the funeral and burial of one of the senior-most clerics of the Eastern American Diocese, Archpriest Gleb Wleskoff, were served at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY.

May 15, 2014
Biography of Archpriest Gleb Wleskoff

Gleb Wleskoff’s father was a solder in the Russian Army under Captain Peter Nikolaevich Wrangel during the First World War. He was wounded and had lost an arm. The family later settled in Berlin, where young Gleb was born on August 5, 1919. Captain Wrangel, who later became General and commanded part of the White Russian Movement...

May 15, 2014
"Ancient Spirituality, Living Voices:" Registration Open for Vladimir Gorbik 2014 Master Class Series
Registration is now open for Maestro Vladimir Gorbik’s Master Сlass series, which will take place from June 30 to July 3, 2014 at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in South Canaan, PA. In addition to learning superb sacred choral literature and honing participants’ vocal and conducting techniques...

May 14, 2014
New York, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion to Lead Pilgrimage to Holy Places in Russia

A pilgrimage to holy places in Russia is being organized from July 30 to August 14, 2014. The group will be led by His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.

May 13, 2014
Registration has begun for St. Seraphim Camp

Registration for St. Seraphim Camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania has begun and is now available on line at the camp website. The camp will mark its 20th anniversary and has planned special celebrations. St. Seraphim Camp provides an Orthodox environment for children beginning with the third grade and through high school.

May 12, 2014
Nanuet, NY: Longtime Holy Dormition Convent Cleric Archpriest Gleb Wleskoff reposed in the Lord

On Sunday, May 11, at the age of 95, longtime cleric of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, Archpriest Gleb Wleskoff, reposed in the Lord. He is survived by his Matushka Ludmilla.

May 9, 2014
Howell, NJ: Bishop George of Mayfield celebrates Namesday & Patronal Feast of St. George’s Church

On Monday the 5th and Tuesday the 6th of May, St. George’s Church in Howell, NJ marked its patronal feast day. Many clergy, parishioners, and faithful from churches in Brooklyn, Greater New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia came to honor the memory of the Holy Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer George.

May 9, 2014
Brooklyn, NY: New York City Dean meets with Local Police Head

On Friday, May 2, a meeting was held between New York City dean and rector of St. John the Baptist Church in Brooklyn Archpriest Alexander Belya and the head of the 61st Police Precinct Captain John Chell. On behalf of the parish, Fr. Alexander thanked Captain Chell for the well-organized police supervision of their Paschal procession...

May 2, 2014
Nanuet, NY: On Thomas Sunday, Archbishop Gabriel celebrates Liturgy in Novo-Diveevo

On St. Thomas Sunday, April 27, with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY.

May 2, 2014
Holy Cross Monastery launches New Website

Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV has recently launched a new version of its website. The new site features many improvements, especially increasing the ease of navigation and aesthetic appeal. The photo galleries have been updated, allowing users to preview the entire gallery

May 2, 2014
Munich: Archbishop Mark elevates Hieromonk Nicholas (Olhovsky), elected Bishop of Manhattan, to rank of Archimandrite
As reported on the official website of the Russian Church Abroad, on Sunday, April 27, the Second Sunday of Pascha, at the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia and in the presence of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God...