The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA Concludes its Process of Registering with the Internal Revenue Service
After a long-awaited process, the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA has been provided with a federal tax exemption (501(c) (3) number from the Internal Revenue Service. This new status classifies the Patriarchal Parishes as a centralized religious organization on the federal level providing to its parishes the ability to enjoy the rights of a non-profit organization and to use the common tax exemption number given to the Patriarchal Parishes when interacting with government agencies of the United States of America.
Parish rectors and parish councils that would like to take advantage of the status should contact the Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Archpriest Igor Tarasov, who will provide further instructions.
The following parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA who are now able to use the Federal (501(c)(3) number are as follows:
St. George Church in Bayside, NY
St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in San Francisco, CA
Church of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" in Fort Meyers, FL
Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Elizabeth, NJ
Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Scranton, PA
St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes Barre, PA
St. Innocent Church in Redford, MI
Monastery of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica in Framingham, MA
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..