York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Feast of Lord’s Theophany in
Synodal Cathedral & performs Great Blessing of the Water
On Tuesday, January 19, the great feast of the Baptism (Theophany)
of the Lord, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of
Manhattan celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of
the Sign in New York City.
NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Novo-Diveevo &
Installation of Convent’s New Abbess
On Friday, January 15, the feast of the Repose and Second Finding of
the Relics of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, Bishop Nicholas of
Manhattan celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the patronal feast day
of St. Seraphim Church at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in
NY: Holy Virgin Protection Church’s Fresco Restoration Nativity
Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY has undertaken the task of
restoring the church’s historic iconography. This project is both
expensive and time-consuming, and the parish is asking for the aid
of benefactors in completing this good work.
NJ: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy at Diocesan Cathedral &
attends Nativity Yolka
On Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of January, Bishop Nicholas
of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, led the
Christmastide services at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in
DC: Metropolitan Jonah performs Priestly Ordination in St. John the
On January 3, the Sunday of after the Nativity – of the Holy
Ancestors of God, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, First
Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Jonah performed
the priestly ordination of Deacon Ignatius Green at the English
Divine Liturgy at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC.
Archimandrite Martin (Hohlfeld) has reposed in the Lord
On Thursday, January 14, Archimandrite Martin (Hohlfeld), cleric of
the Eastern American Diocese, reposed in the Lord. He was 75 years
old. Fr. Martin was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1941. He converted
to Holy Orthodoxy and, in 2010, was tonsured a reader and ordained
subdeacon, deacon, and priest by Bishop Jerome of Manhattan.
City: Bishop Nicholas participates in Nativity Reception at Russian
On Wednesday, January 13, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the
Eastern American Diocese, participated in an official Nativity
reception in the Consulate of the Russian Federation in New York
City, held on behalf of Consul General Igor L. Golubovsky...
NY: First Liturgy served in New Home of "Inexhaustible Chalice"
On Saturday, January 2, the feast day of the Holy Righteous John of
Kronstadt, the parish of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Inexhaustible
Chalice" celebrated the first Divine Liturgy in its new home on
Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, NY.
Matushka Hannah Romeo has reposed in the Lord
On Tuesday, January 12, Matushka Hannah Romeo, wife of Priest
Demetrio Romeo (rector of St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church in
Coconut Creek, FL), reposed in the Lord after a long battle with
cancer. She was 48.
Born Cari Shereck, Matushka and Fr. Demetrio accepted Holy Orthodoxy
together as adults.
City: Bishop Nicholas leads Nativity Services in Synodal Cathedral
On Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th of January, Bishop
Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, led
the divine services for the great feast of the Nativity of Christ in
the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
Mahopac, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Nativity Services at New Kursk Root
The radiant feast of Christ’s Nativity was greeted prayerfully and
joyfully in the Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New
Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY. After Vigil, all of the
worshippers sat down for the humble traditional Nativity Eve supper,
consisting of sochivo
porridge, honey, homemade bread, and berry
Epistle of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, to the Archpastors,
Pastors, Monastics & Faithful Flock of ROCOR
Eminent brother-archpastors, father-concelebrants, God-loving
monastics, beloved in the Lord brothers and sisters, parishioners
and worshipers of our churches, scattered throughout the world: I
extend to you my heartfelt greetings on this grace-filled feast day
of the Nativity of Christ...
Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia to
the Archpastors, Pastors, Monastics & All the Faithful Children of
the Russian Orthodox Church
It is with a heart
overflowing with joy in the Son of God who has come in the flesh
that I address all of you and congratulate you on the radiant and
life-bearing feast of the Nativity of our Lord and God and Savior
Stafford, VA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in St.
Herman of Alaska Church
On Sunday, December 20, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion,
conducted his first hierarchal visit to St. Herman of Alaska Church
in Stafford, VA, since the little "country church" transitioned from
the Orthodox Church in America to the Russian Church Abroad on
January 31, 2013.
York City: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral &
greets Participants of Winter Pre-Nativity Concert
On January 3, the Sunday before the Nativity, of the Holy Fathers,
Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese,
celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in
New York City.
with Time to Spare for Other People’s Problems:" An Interview with a
Member of the Fund for Assistance
How much help do we, the
faithful children of the Russian Church Abroad, offer to our own
brethren, never mind those who are further afield? Often, we think
that our Christian duty consists solely of prayer, church
attendance, observance of fasts, and the participation in the
Sacraments. However, helping our neighbor is also our direct