York, NY: The Episcopal Assembly through the eyes of Russian Archpastors
Friday, May 28, upon completion of the three-day Episcopal Assembly of North
and Central America, Eastern American Diocesan Media Office correspondent
Reader Peter Lukianov held interviews with Archbishop Justinian of
Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, Bishop
Job of Kashira, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in Canada, and
Bishop Jerome of Manhattan, about their impressions of the Assembly’s
York, NY: The Meeting of the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America
is Brought to a Close
Friday morning, May 28, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Greek
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York, thereby bringing to a close the
meeting of the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America. The Assembly
of bishops of North and Central America was conducted according to the
decisions of the Fourth Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conference in Chambésy,
Switzerland, held June 7-13, 2009.
MD: "A Church Singer’s Companion" is being published in English
on the website of the Eastern American Diocese
would like to inform the readers of the diocesan site that, in the Eastern
American Diocesan Music Committee section of the website, "A
Church Singer’s Companion" is being published in English. Vocal
sheet music in English is being published by St. Romanos the Melodist
Society under the direction of Archpriest George Johnson, member of the
Diocesan Music Committee and rector of Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville,
NJ: Bishop Jerome led the divine services on the patronal feast day of
Holy Trinity Church
The day of Holy
Pentecost is the patronal feast day of the parishioners of Holy Trinity
Church in Vineland, located in the southern reaches of New Jersey.
To celebrate this
special day, Bishop Jerome of Manhattan made an archpastoral visit to
the parish, leading the All-Night Vigil service. His Grace was co-served
by two priests – rector Archpriest Liubo Milosevic and Priest Eugene
Solodky, as well as Protodeacon Dimitri Temidis.
York, NY: Address of Archbishop Justinian at the Episcopal Assembly of
North and Central America
Graces, dear co-brothers! I sincerely greet all of you as the
representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, and would like to convey
to you the warmest of well-wishes from His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of
Moscow and All Russia.
The opening of the
Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America coincided with the
beginning of my service as Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in
the United States of America.
York, NY: Hierarchs of the Eastern American Diocese participate in the
Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America
Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, in which all canonical
Orthodox bishops are invited to take part, opened in New York. The head
of the American Greek Archdiocese, Archbishop Demetrios of America, led
the meeting as chairman, and began the meeting with the first address.
NY: Holy Trinity Monastery celebrates its Patronal Feast
On May 22-25, Holy Trinity Monastery
celebrated its Patronal Feast of Pentecost. The celebrations began on
Saturday evening and continued until Tuesday, the third day of the feast of
Pentecost. Seminarians actively participated in the celebrations as altar
servers and on kliros, as well in the kitchen preparing a festive meal for
the numerous pilgrims.
His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, bestowed the Order of St. Seraphim on
Bishop George of Mayfield
On Tuesday, May 25,
His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, congratulated
His Grace, Bishop George of Mayfield, on the occasion of his 60th
birthday, and for his "zealous work for the benefit of the Mother
Church" awarded him the Order of St. Seraphim of Sarov, 2nd Class.
text of the Patriarchal greeting is available below.
services for Dowager Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna Romanov in the
Eastern American Diocese
On Monday, May 24,
members of the Russian Imperial Union-Order (RIUO) attended memorial
services for the newly departed handmaiden of God, the Dowager Grand
Duchess Leonida Georgievna Romanov, in Our Lady of Tikhvin Church in
Howell, NJ, and Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY.
WV: The Great Feast of Pentecost at Holy Cross Monastery
On the great feast
of Pentecost, Abbot Seraphim led the Divine services at Holy Cross
Monastery, concelebrated by the monastery’s clergy. Photos of Soul
Saturday and the feast of Pentecost at Holy Cross Monastery are
Methodius, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence
Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, addressed a
greeting to His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, on
the occasion of the latter’s namesday, reports the official website of
the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
York, NY: Bishop Jerome of Manhattan participated in the patronal feast
day of St. Nicholas Cathedral
reported by the official website of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA,
on May 22, the feast day of the St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in
Lycia, the Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, His
Eminence Justinian, Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk, co-served by His Grace,
Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Jerome of Manhattan and cathedral
clergy, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral.
Priest Sergei Sokolov and Dowager
Grand Duchess Leonida
Romanov reposed in the Lord
On May 22,
Pentecost Saturday and the feast of the Translation of the Holy Relics
of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Priest Sergei Sokolov, cleric of the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York, reposed in the Lord. That
same day in Argentina, Archpriest Vladimir Skalon, Senior Priest of the
Resurrection Cathedral in Buenos Aires, departed this life. Fr.
Sergei’s funeral will take place at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, May 25, in
the Synodal Cathedral.
VA: A Women’s Retreat was held at All Saints of North America Church
On Saturday, May
15, forty women from across the state of Virginia took part in a
day-long spiritual retreat hosted by All Saints of North America Church
in Middlebrook, VA. The retreat centered around talks given by both
Mother Andrea and Mother Anna of St. Nicholas Monastery in North Fort
Myers, FL. The main talk given by Mother Andrea was entitled
"Reality Check: Are you Living in Reality?"
SC: Abbess Andrea of St. Nicholas Monastery visits St. Elizabeth’s
As reported by the official site of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Church
in Columbia, SC, on the evening of Tuesday, May 11, Mother Andrea,
Abbess of St Nicholas Monastery in North Fort Myers FL, gave a
presentation entitled "What is Reality?" at that parish.
Mother Andrea’s talk was a questioning of the presuppositions of the
modern world and its manner of operating in light of the teachings of
some contemporary Orthodox fathers and saints.
CT: "Igor Sikorsky Stood at the Foundation of Our Parish" A
conversation with Archpriest Theodore Shevzov
Founded in the 17th century, the city of Stratford, CT, boasts a
beautiful landscape and a rich history. This is the birthplace of the
American helicopter industry. Here, in 1939, a Russian immigrant, a
young engineer by the name of Igor Sikorsky, tested his first helicopter
and founded the first manufacturing plant on the outskirts of town.
DC: An interview with Y.A. Petcherkin on Russian radio
On May 14, the
"Grad Petrov" ("Peter’s City") Orthodox radio
station in St. Petersburg, Russia, aired an interview with Mr. Youri
Petcherkin, the choir director of St. John the Baptist Cathedral’s
Slavonic choir. Click here
to listen to this Russian-language broadcast with excerpts of the
PA: The Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God will
visit St. John the Baptist Cathedral
With the blessing
of His Grace, Bishop George, rector of the cathedral, Archpriest John
Sorochka, dean of the cathedral, announced that on Sunday evening, May
30, the miraculous Iveron Icon of the Mother of God of Hawaii will visit
Saint John’s Cathedral. A moleben or service of intercession will be
held at 6:00 PM, which will be streamed live online.
NY: Russian television broadcast a report on the work of the St. John of
Kronstadt Mercy House
Not long before
Pascha, Russian Channel 1 journalist Boris Koltsov called the Mercy
House of the Righteous St. John of Kronstadt. He asked permission to do
a short television report on the life of the resident brethren.
Priest Vadim Arefiev, rector of the Church of Our Lady "The Inexhaustible
Chalice," under whose auspices the Mercy House operates, agreed to
a meeting with the journalist and cameraman Andrew Desnykh...
Middlebrook, VA: The New Website
of the Eastern American Diocesan Library is Online
May 13, 2010
the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America
and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, the new
website of the Eastern American Diocesan Library has gone online at www.allsaintsofamericalibrary.com.
NJ: A new Youth Association website has been launched
May 12, 2010
the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern
American and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church
Abroad, the Eastern
American Diocesan Youth Association has launched a new website at www.eadyouth.tk.
The new website will be the main source of information on Orthodox
youth activities in the Eastern American Diocese. See the new site here.
NJ: St. George's Feast Day at the Diocesan Center of the Eastern
May 8, 2010
Wednesday the 5th and Thursday the 6th of May, 2010, on the feast day of
the Holy Great Martyr and Trophy-Bearer George, festal divine services
were served in St.
George’s Church at the Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ, in honor of
the church’s patronal feast day and namesday of His Grace George,
Bishop of Mayfield.
WV: "Serving the Church through Ordination" conference
held at Holy Cross Monastery
From April 30 to
May 2, 2010, 28 men gathered at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross, located
in Wayne, West Virginia, to consider the possibility of serving the
Orthodox Church through ordination. On Friday night, the men gathered
for fellowship, lenten snacks, and evening prayers. Then, on
Saturday, after morning prayers and breakfast, they met at the pavilion
at Beech Fork State Park for a series of lectures on the life of a
sing unto the Lord!" The Choir of Moscow's Choir Direction/Choral
Seminary Visits Washington
The Parishioners of
Washington's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist will long treasure in
their hearts very warm memories of the weekend of April 24-25, memories
of performances by a choir from a unique educational institution in
Moscow — the Moscow Choir Direction/Choral Seminary.
In the evening on April 24, 38 young singers under the direction
of Priest Andrei Nefedov chanted
the entire All-night Vigil at our church.