Bishop John Leads Rite of Forgiveness in St. Nicholas Cathedral
On Sunday evening, February 26, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the rite of Forgivness following the Vespers of Forgiveness Sunday. After the singing of the Great Prokimen, the bright vestments worn by clergy were changed to dark colors. At the end of the service, His Grace read aloud the prayer before the Begining of Great Lent. Afterwards, all were given the opprotunity to ask forgiveness of one another.
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..