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Pilgrimages to Holy Sites Around the Globe Announced for 2018 - 11/20/17

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fomisnk, the pilgrimage center of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA at St. Gregory Church in Tampa, Florida has announced the dates for pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Holy Russia, Italy, Greece (incl. Mount Athos for males) and Alaska in 2018. 


Holy Trinity Church in Baltimore Commemorates Centennial Anniversary of the Election of St. Tikhon (Bellavin) to Patriarchal Throne - 11/20/17

On Saturday, November 18, the centennial anniversary of the election of St. Tikhon (Bellavin) as the Patriarch and Moscow and all Russia as well as the anniversary of the Restoration of the Patriarchate was prayerfully commemorated in Holy Trinity Church in Baltimore, MD. 


The Primate of the Orthodox Church in America Leads Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral - 11/19/17

On Sunday, November 19, the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, the clergy and parishioners of St Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral prayerfully commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Election St Tikhon (Bellavin) to the Patriarchal throne


Bishop's Council Meeting Concludes in Little Falls - 11/15/17

On Wednesday, November 15, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk chaired a session of the Bishop's Council in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Church in Little Falls, NJ.


Bishop John Attends "For Unity" Symposium in Washington, DC - 11/15/17

On Monday, November 13, a symposium, “For Unity”, was held in the National Cathedral in Washington DC sponsored by the Appeal-Conscience Foundation, Sustained Dialogue Institute and the George Cannon Institute. The main goal of the forum was to gather individuals who are looking for ways of interaction between the people of Russia and America through a dialogue of culture, art and religion.


Bishop John Leads Divine Liturgy in St. Michael Church in Philadelphia - 11/14/17

On Sunday, November 13, the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy in St. Michael the Archangel Church in Philadelphia, PA.


Bishop John Attends Tenth Annual Orthodox Prayer Service for UN Community - 11/09/17

On Wednesday evening, November 8, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Representative of the Russian World People's Council to the United Nations, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk attened the Tenth Annual Orthodox Prayer Service for UN Community in the Holy Trinity Greek Archdiocesan Cathedral in New York City.


Patronal Feast Day of St. Demetrius Monastery - 11/05/17

On Sunday, November 5, the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco in the Monastery of St. Demetrius of Thessalonnica. 


Bishop John Leads Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God - 11/04/17

On Saturday, November 4, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral for the feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.


Patriarchal Parishes Represented in Youth Congress in New York - 10/31/17

On October 7, the III Russian Youth Forum of the United States was held at the Russian Consulate General in New York. The event was organized by the Russian Center in New York (President - Elena Branson) under the auspices of the Russian Embassy in the United States and the Russian Consulate


Bishop John Leads Celebrations Commemorating 50th Anniversary of St. Innocent Church - 10/28/17

New Photos! On Saturday, October 28, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, led the Divine Liturgy in St. Innocent Church in Redford, MI.


"The 10th Anniversary of the Reunification" - A Lecture by His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk - 10/27/17

For ten years, thanks to regular joint services and brotherly interaction between the Archpastors, clergy and laity outside the services, we have learned more about each other; mutually respectful relationships have been established, which, better than any theoretical concepts, contribute to our common goal – to preach the Gospel and to care for the nurturing of our flock...


Annual Russian Festival Held at Holy Trinity Church in Baltimore, MD - 10/27/17

On the weekend of October 20-22, the culmination of months of preperation on the part of the parishioners of Holy Trinity Church in Baltimore, MD finally occured, as the parish held its 44th Annual Russian Festival. 


Bishop John Delivers Lecture at 2017 Pastoral Conference in Holy Trinity Monastery - 10/26/17

On Wednesday, October 25, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA delivered a lecture entitled "The 10th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Russian Church - Outcomes and Perspectives of Joint Service in the United States" during the 2017 Pastoral Conference of Clergy and Matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA...


Bishop John Leads Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral in San Francisco, California - 10/25/17

On Sunday, October 22, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral in San Francisco, California. 


Archpastoral Visit to Spokane, Washington - 10/17/17

On Saturday, October 14, the great feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fomisnk visited the metochion of the Monastery of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica - the Church of Our Lady of Kazan, in Spokane, Washington. 


Bishop John Leads Regular Session of the Bishop's Council - 10/12/17

On Wednesday, October 10, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led a regular session of the Bishop's Council in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Church in Little Falls, NJ.


The Wonderworking Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God Visits Youngstown, Ohio - 10/12/17

On Wednesday evening October 11, the Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Holy Mother of God visited Nativity of Christ Church in Youngstown, Ohio.


The Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA Leads Divine Liturgy for Feast of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco - 10/12/17

On Thursday, October 12, the feast of  the Uncovering of the Relics of St. John (Maximovitch), Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA,  His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City. 


Bishop John Leads Divine Liturgy for Feast of St. Sergius of Radonezh - 10/08/17

On the 18th Sunday after Pentecost and the feast of the repose of St. Sergius of Radonezh, October 7-8, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City.


8th Annual Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Held in New Jersey - 10/05/17

From October 4-6, the Eighth Annual Assembly Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America was held in the cities of Clifton and Garfield, New Jersey.


Bishop John Leads Divine Liturgy for Sunday after the Elevation of the Cross - 10/01/17

On Sunday, October 1, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy for the Sunday after the Elevation of the Cross in St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City


Members of St. Nicholas Cathedral Parish School Visit Holy Protection Church in Nyack, NY - 09/30/17

On September 30, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, a meeting was held between the administrators of the parish school of St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City and the administrators of the parish school of Holy Protection Church in Nyack, NY.


Parish Life in St. Innocent Church in Redford, MI - 09/29/17

During the months of August and September, the parish community of St. Innocent of Irkutsk Church in Redford, MI has been quite festive with a number of celebrations much to the joy of its parishioners. 


Divine Services for the Feast of the Elevation of the Life-Giving Cross in New York City - 09/27/17

On Tuesday, September 27, the feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk presided at the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City.


ATTENTION: Holy Protection Church in Mexico Needs our Help! - 09/26/17

On September 19, a strong earthquake of a 7.1 magnitude struck the nation of Mexico killing more than 300 people, injuring thousands, toppling homes with many others on the verge of collapse. One major casuality of this earthquake is the single parish directly under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate in the nation - the parish of the Protection of the Mother of God in a suburb of the capital.


Bishop John Concelebrates with Primate of the Orthodox Church in America - 09/25/17

On Saturday, September 23, the feast of St. Sergius of Radonezh (according to the New Calendar), the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of all America and Canada led the patronal feastday services of the house chapel at the administrative center of the OCA. 


Bishop John Leads Divine Liturgy on the Sunday before the Elevation of the Cross - 09/24/17

On Sunday, September 24, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy for the Sunday before the Elevation of the Cross in St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City.


Bishop John Leads Divine Services on the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos - 09/21/17

On Thursday, September 21, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the festal Divine services for the feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos in St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City. 


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Administrator of the

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Bishop John Sends Condolonces to the Family of Archpriest Carlos Chacon - 08/25/17

In connection with the recent repose of Archpriest Carlos Chacon, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA expressed his condolences to the departed's family.

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..