York City: Benevolent Winter Concert to be held at Synodal Cathedral
On Sunday, January 3, a Winter Musical Concert will be held at 2:00
PM the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The concert,
organized by the Prince Vladimir Youth Association, will be under
the musical direction of Adrian P. Fekula.
Jordanville, NY: St. Elizabeth Skete installs New Iconostasis
St. Elizabeth Women’s Skete in Jordanville, NY received its new
wooden iconostasis from Russia, and was able to install it in time
for the feast of St. Nicholas. The beautiful iconostasis was
hand-carved for the convent in Russia by master carver Andrey
Vukolov and his Abramtsevsky Workshop.
Valley, NY: Otrada Society hosts Gingerbread Fair
On Sunday, December 13, Otrada Society in Spring Valley, NY, hosted
a Gingerbread Fair, where children were able to decorate gingerbread
houses. In the wonderfully adorned hall, prefabricated gingerbread
houses awaited the children, whose eyes lit up when they began to
decorate them with multicolored candies.
Enfield, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas
Saturday, December 19, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas,
Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of
Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, paid an
archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Enfield, CT and led the
parish’s patronal feast day.
FL: Bishop Nicholas visits St. Vladimir Church with Kursk Root Icon
On Saturday the 12th
and Sunday the 13th of December, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of
Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Vladimir Church in
Miami, FL. The vicar of the Eastern American Diocese accompanied the
Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God in her visitation to Florida...
FL: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Lesser Consecration of St.
On Saturday, December 12, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of
Eastern America & New York, performed the lesser consecration and
led the grand opening of the Church of Blessed Matrona of Moscow in
Hallandale Beach (Miami), FL.
NY: On Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos, Bishop Peter of
Cleveland celebrates Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Cathedral
On Friday, December 4,
the great feast of the Entrance into the Temple of the Most Holy
Theotokos, His Grace Peter, Bishop of Cleveland and Administrator of
the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America, celebrated the festal Divine
Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY.
Stratford, CT: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas
morning, December 13, the feast of the Holy Apostle Andrew the
First-Called, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, celebrated Divine Liturgy in
St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, CT. At the Little Entrance, with
the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, Fr. Paul Giatas
was elevated to the rank of protodeacon.
York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Synodal
On Wednesday the 9th and Thursday the
10th of December, the patronal feast day of the Synodal Cathedral of
the Sign in New York City – the feast of the Kursk Root Icon of the
Mother of God of the Sign," His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of
Eastern American & New York, led the divine services in the
Howell, NJ: Bishop Peter of Cleveland
leads Diocesan Cathedral’s Lesser Patronal Feast
On Saturday the 5th and Sunday
the 6th of December, the 27th Sunday after Pentecost and the feast
day of the repose of the Holy Right-Believing Great Prince Alexander
Nevsky, His Grace Peter, Bishop of Cleveland, Administrator of the
Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America, paid an archpastoral visit to St.
Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral...
Haiti: Priest Gregoire Legouté laid to rest
On Thursday, November 26, Priest Gregoire Legouté, cleric of the
Russian Orthodox Mission in Haiti and rector of the parish of Ven.
Moses the Black in Fontamara, was laid to rest in Port au Prince,
Haiti. His funeral was served by Priest Jean Chenier-Dumais...
City: Primates of Russian Church Abroad to be prayerfully
commemorated on Eve of Kursk Root Icon’s Feast Day
To mark the 50th anniversary
of the repose of Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky) and the 30th
anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky),
both of blessed memory, a panihida will be served in the Synodal
Cathedral of Sign in New York City on December 9...
Blessed Days with The Kursk Root Icon:" Protectress of Russian
Diaspora visits U.S. Capital
The parishioners of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist had been
eagerly preparing for the visit of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother
of God for quite some time before its arrival. In anticipation of
its visit, the church had been tidied up, and the analogia and
iconostasis decorated with flowers...
Howell, NJ: Monument to Reunification of Russian Orthodox Church
dedicated at Diocesan Center
On Friday, December 4, the great feast of the Entrance into the
Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos, a multitude of clergy, faithful,
and guests from the U.S. and Russia gathered at St. Alexander Nevsky
Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.
Orthodox Mission in Haiti is Alive:" Fr. Gregoire Legouté’s Final
Interview with the Fund for Assistance
Only several months
before his sudden repose, Priest Gregoire Legouté, one of the two
older priests of the Orthodox Mission in Haiti, spoke with a
correspondent from the Fund for Assistance to ROCOR about the
challenges facing the clergy and parishioners in Haiti.
Assistance to participate in Giving Tuesday
This year, on Tuesday, December 1,
the Fund for Assistance to the Russian Church Outside of Russia is
participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving,
for the second year in a row. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the
Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.)...