Laying of Wreaths to the Spirit of the Elbe Memorial Plaque - 04/29/14
On April 25, 2014 the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak laid a wreath to the Memorial Plaque “Spirit of Elbe” erected at the Arlington National Cemetery. At the invitation of the office of the Ministry of Defense at the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Rector of St. Andrew's Cathedral Philadelphia PA, Archpriest Mark Shinn, and Alexander Kozlov, director of St. Andrew’s Museum, were present at the ceremony.
Paschal Divine Liturgy at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral - 04/26/14
On Bright Saturday, Clergy and faithful of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA gathered before God’s Holy Altar for a time-honored tradition, to celebrate the Paschal Divine Liturgy together with their Archpastor. His Eminence Justinian, Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk and Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA presided at the triumphant Divine Liturgy at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Passaic NJ.
Holy Week and Pascha in the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA - 04/22/14
NEW PHOTOS ADDED - 4/27/2014
The Official English language website of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA will be adding photographs of parishes during Great and Holy Week as well as the Feast of the Bright Resurrection of Christ. We invite our readers to acquaint themselves with the various celebrations around our Patriarchal Parishes!
Paschal Epistle of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia - 04/19/14
On ‘this chosen and holy Day’ when the world ‘that is visible and invisible’ (see: the Canon of Holy Pascha) glorifies the Prince of life and Victor over death, I send my heartfelt greetings to all of you through the Paschal exclamation: CHRIST IS RISEN!
Paschal Message of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North & Central America - 04/18/14
This is the day of resurrection. Let us be illumined by the feast. Let us embrace each other. Let us call "brothers" even those that hate us, and forgive all by the resurrection, and so let us cry: Christ is Risen from the Dead!
Announcement from the Editors of the Website - 04/16/14
During Bright Week, the editors of the website will be publishing photographs of the Divine Services during Holy Week and Pascha. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to the website to become aquatinted with the different celebrations held in our Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.
During Great Lent of 2014, the Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metro-Detroit, Michigan, continued its long-standing tradition of holding joint Inter-Orthodox Lenten Vespers on Sunday evenings at various metro-Detroit churches on each of the five Sundays of Great Lent.
Bishop's Council Meeting Concludes in Philadelphia - 04/08/14
On Tuesday, April 8, a regular meeting of the Bishop's Council of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA was held in St. Michael the Archangel Church in Philadelphia, PA, presided over by the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Eminence Justinian, Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk.
The Official English language website of the Patriarchal Parishes of the USA has officially opened. With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, this website was created to better suit the needs of the English speaking community of the Patriarchal Parishes and its visitors. Below, our readers can view the official video greeting, from his Eminence Archbishop Justinian to visitors of the new website.
Paschal Epistle of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk - 04/29/16
Paschal Epistle of His Grace John, Bishop of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA to all the clergy and faithful children of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA.
Nativity Epistle of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk - 01/06/16
“God is with us, understand, all ye nations!” These words of the liturgical hymn, hearkening back to the biblical prophecy of Isaiah about Emmanuel (cf. Is. 7, 14), have become for us a verbal icon of the Nativity Feast..