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New York, NY: Namesday of
Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal
Parishes in the USA
As reported by the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church in
the USA, on Saturday, November 27, on the feast day of the Holy
Right-Believing Emperor Justinian, Archbishop Justinian of
Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA,
celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in
New York. Bishop Jerome of Manhattan, clergy of the Patriarchal
parishes and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia...
Bishop George met with His Beatitude Theophilus, Patriarch of
Jerusalem and All Palestine
On Sunday, November 14, with the blessing of His Eminence,
Metropolitan Hilarion, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, performed
a pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of a group of pilgrims from the
Middle American Diocese. On November 17, His Grace visited the
Patriarchal residence and met with His Beatitude Theophilus III,
Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine.
NY: The Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St. Anna visited Holy Cross Monastery
On Friday, November 19, Holy Cross Monastery in Setauket, NY, was
blessed with the visit of the Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St. Anna. An
akathist was served before the icon by the Abbot, Archimandrite
Maximos (Weimar), co-served by Hierodeacon Michael. The icon’s
guardian, Archimandrite Athanasy (Mastalski; rector of Our Lady, Joy
of All Who Sorrow, Church in Philadelphia, PA), gave a stirring sermon
about the icon and what it should mean to all of the faithful.
NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the Liturgy in St. Michael’s
Church on the 25th anniversary of Metropolitan Philaret’s repose
On Sunday, November
21, on the feast day of the Holy Archangel Michael and the other
Heavenly Bodiless Hosts, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church
Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New
York, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Michael’s Church in
Paterson, NJ. The First Hierarch came to Paterson specifically, not
only to mark the parish’s patronal feast day, but also in order to
honor the memory of one of his predecessors, Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky)...
MA: St. John of Shanghai Parish’s Annual Benefit Concert
Sunday, November 14, parishioners of St. John of Shanghai Church in
Framingham, MA held their annual Benefit Concert. This year, the
concert was dedicated to the memory of the ever-memorable Matushka
Elizabeth Olhovsky. The concert was preceded by a "open-door
day." Parish friends and guests prayed at the Sunday Liturgy...
new Volunteers in Mission section has been launched on the Diocesan
purpose of the VIM program is to provide a hands-on approach to
missionary endeavors. VIM seeks to encourage a spirit of volunteerism
in the diocese and to organize projects that will benefit both the
volunteers and missions, churches, or monasteries that are
experiencing the need for assistance.
Crestwood, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion
visited St. Vladimir’s Seminary and venerated the relics of St.
On Saturday, November 13, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox
Church Outside of Russia, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of
Eastern America and New York, accompanied by Archbishop Jonathan of
Tulchin and Bratslav, traveling as a guest of the Church Abroad,
visited St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary in Crestwood, NY, in
order to venerate a piece of the relics of the Holy
Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir.
GA: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Church
of Our Lady, Joy of All Who Sorrow
On Sunday, November 7, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church
Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New
York, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Church
of Our Lady, Joy of All Who Sorrow, in Atlanta, GA, on the
occasion of the parish feast day (celebrated on November 6). The
festal celebrations began Saturday with the All-Night Vigil, led by
parish rector Archpriest Alexis Duncan...
Bank, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion led the celebrations in honor of the
60th anniversary of St. Nicholas Church
On Sunday, November 14, parishioners marked the 60th
anniversary of the founding of St. Nicholas Church in Red Bank, NJ. On
Saturday evening, parish rector Archpriest Serge Lukianov led the
All-Night Vigil, co-served by parish clergy Priest Jonah Campbell and
Deacon Leonid Roschko, as well as Deacon Paul Drozdowski. Before the
start of the Vigil, a panihida was served for all of the past rectors,
builders, and parishioners of St. Nicholas Church.
NJ: The Patronal Feast Day of Sts. Cosmas and Damian Church
On Sunday, November 14, Sts. Cosmas and Damian Church in
Passaic, NJ celebrated its patronal feast day. His Grace Jerome,
Bishop of Manhattan, celebrated the Divine Liturgy. His Grace was
co-served by Archpriest George Larin (Dean of the Upstate and New
England deaneries), Priest Ilya Gun, parish rector Priest Dmitri Don,
Protodeacon Dimitri Temidis, and Deacon Vladimir Oliynyk...
York City: Metropolitan Hilarion presided over a regular meeting of
the Diocesan Council
On Tuesday, November 2, a regular meeting
of the Diocesan Council of the Eastern American Diocese was held in
the Synodal Administrative Center in New York City, presided over by
His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York.
Also present at the meeting were the diocesan vicars, Their Graces,
Bishops George of Mayfield and Jerome of Manhattan...
MA: The Boston Symposia
In 1636, six
years after the city was founded, a new university was established
there, the renowned Harvard University, which neighbors many other
academic institutions, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
to Holy Cross Seminary, one of the leading spiritual academies of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate, and numerous technology and biotech
companies, from Polaroid and Adobe to Novartis.
Hilarion ordained new clerics for Georgia and Tennessee
Sunday of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, October 24,
2010 is one that will be long remembered in the lives of the many who
gathered at St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell, Georgia. The warm and
sunny autumn day was resplendent with the colors of the season
outside, while it was the colors of the vestments of our First
Hierarch, Metropolitan Hilarion, and the several priests and deacons
that adorned the inside of the church.
to all rectors for a Plate
Collection for the Fund for Assistance to the Russian Orthodox Church
Outside of Russia on Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is
a special occasion when we gather in our churches and in our homes to give
thanks to the Lord for the multitude of earthly and spiritual benefits
bestowed upon us. At the same time, we remember those who are in need. There
are many Orthodox families and communities who are less fortunate than us
and are in need, not only in this country, but in other countries where our
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) has parishes and missions.
NJ: The Myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God
visited St. George’s Serbian Church
On Saturday, November 6, with the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, the myrrh-streaming
Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God visited St. George’s
Serbian Church in Elizabeth, NJ. The icon was accompanied by its
guardian, Reader Nektary Yangston. Before the start of Divine Liturgy,
the icon was greeted in procession by the parishioners, led by rector
Archpriest Zoran Radovic.
Bishop Jerome celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Our Lady of Kazan
the eve of the feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, the Holy
Myrrhbearers Diocesan Women’s Choir joined their spiritual father,
, in celebration of his parish’s patronal feast, by singing the
All-Night Vigil in Our
Lady of Kazan Church in Newark, NJ. Under the direction of choir
director Eugenia Temidis, the choir sang the festal sticheras in
Slavonic and English.
NJ: The Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God visited
St. George’s Church
On Wednesday, November 3, the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the
Mother of God visited St. George’s Church at the diocesan center in
Howell, NJ. At 7:00 PM, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, greeted the
wonder-working icon in procession to the peal of bells. After the triumphal
greeting, His Grace addressed worshippers...
Patronal feast day of the Chapel of St. John of Rila & St. John of
On Monday, November 1, on the feast of St. John of Kronstadt, the Abbot of
Holy Trinity Monastery, Archimandrite Luke, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in
the Chapel of St. John of Rila & St. John of Kronstadt. The chapel is
located in the monastery forest on the shores of a beautiful pond not far
from the personal skete of Metropolitan Laurus of blessed repose.
York, NY: A Message from the Office of the Primate of the Russian Church
brother-archpastors, reverend fathers, dear in the Lord brothers and
sisters! November 21, the
feast of the Synaxis of the Chief of the Heavenly Hosts, Archangel Michael,
and the other Heavenly Bodiless Hosts, will mark the 25th anniversary of the
repose of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky), third of
the First Hierarchs of the Russian Church Abroad and one of my predecessors
as Metropolitan of Eastern America...
D.C.: Unforgettable Pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery
The 13th annual Holy Trinity
Monastery Pilgrimage organized by the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in
Washington, DC, was spiritually filled to the brim. On October 30, over 65
pilgrims woke up very early, and at 6:00 AM departed by bus for far-off
Jordanvilee. Among the pilgrims was Matushka Julia Sysoyeva, widow of Fr.
Daniel Sysoyev, a young Moscow priest and missionary who was murdered one
York, NY: The First Hierarch’s Namesday was
celebrated in the Synodal
Cathedral of the Sign
On Tuesday the 2nd and Wednesday the 3rd of November, the namesday
of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, was celebrated in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
His Eminence was co-served by a multitude of clergy from across the
diocese and from other Local Churches , who came to prayerfully congratulate the First Hierarch on his