The Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA Leads Divine Services for the Nativity of Christ in New York City
On January 6-7, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the divine services for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City.
On Friday evening, January 6, Bishop John led the All-Night Vigil for the feast co-served by cathedral clergy. Bishop John greeted the faithful at the service's conclusion after which the Hierarchal Choir sang traditional Christmas carols.
At midnight, January 7, His Grace Bishop John led the festal Divine Liturgy. During the Communion of the clergy, the Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia was read aloud. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Bishop John addressed the faithful with a sermon dedicated to feast.
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..