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Patriarch Kyrill extends Namesday Greetings to Metropolitan Tikhon of all America & Canada - 10/09/21

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada on his namesday. The message reads as follows:


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Clergy of Greater Baltimore bid Farewell to Deacon Michael Bishop - 10/03/21

On Saturday, September 25, clergy and faithful of Greater Baltimore gathered in Holy Trinity Church to bid farewell to longtime cleric, Deacon Michael Bishop.


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OCA Chancellor Concelebrates at Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral - 10/02/21

On Monday, September 27, the feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Cross, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, concelebrated the festal Divine Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City


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Central States Deanery Clergy Convene in Redford - 10/02/21

On Saturday, 25 September, the Apodosis of the Nativity of the Theotokos, the clergy of the Central States Deanery gathered for a celebration of the Divine Liturgy and a Deanery meeting.


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Deacon Michael Bishop Reposed in the Lord - 09/20/21

*UPDATED* On Sunday, September 19, the feast of the Miracle of Archangel Michael at Colossae (Chonae), Deacon Michael Bishop, cleric of Holy Trinity Church in Baltimore, MD suddenly reposed in the Lord. 


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New Cupolas Sanctified atop St. Andrew Naval Cathedral - 08/26/21

On Saturday, August 21, the end of a major capital renovation project at St. Andrew Naval Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA took place.


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Youth Choir "Osanna" holds Debut Concert in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral - 08/24/21

On Friday evening, August 20, the newly formed youth chamber choir "Osanna" held its debut concert in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City. 


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Patriarch Kyrill sends condolences to Metropolitan Tikhon on repose of Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky - 08/04/21

His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences on the repose of Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky, Director of External Relations and Interchurch Relations of the Orthodox Church in America.


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On Feast of Holy Leaders of the Apostles Peter & Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 07/14/21

On Monday, July 12, the feast of the Holy Leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, visited the Synodal Headquarters of the Russian Church Abroad in New York City as part of his working visit to the United States


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Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America - 07/13/21

On July 11, the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with His Beatitude Archbishop Tikhon of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada.


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Metropolitan Tikhon of all America & Canada Celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral - 07/13/21

On July 10, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia, the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, arrived on a work visit to the United States of America.


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A Monograph by Architectural Historian A.V. Molodin dedicated to Churches in North America is Released - 05/18/21

The first volume from the trilogy "Orthodox Domes of America" ​​by A.V. Molodin dedicated to the history of 30 Orthodox parishes on the North American continent that are under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States, the Orthodox Church in America and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia has been released


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The clergy, monastics and laity of the Diocese of Sourozh, the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA & Canada cordially congratulate their Archpastor on 50th birthday - 05/18/21

On May 18, His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and Canada. celebrated his 50th birthday


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Patriarch Kyrill Congratulates Bishop Matthew on 50th Birthday - 05/18/21

His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Bishop Matthew of Sourozh on his 50th birthday.


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Parish Life in St. Innocent of Irkutsk Church - 05/17/21

Basking in the ongoing joy of Pascha, St. Innocent of Irkutsk parish in Redford celebrated this weekend the installation of new flooring for their temple (after 37 years) and the blessing of five new bells.


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Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 05/01/21

On this chosen and holy day, full of Paschal joy and glorious light, the life-affirming glad tidings are being passed on from mouth to mouth, from heart to heart:


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St. John Give Hope Foundation to Host Webinar - 04/19/21

We are pleased to invite you to a very unique learning experience, the first-ever St. John of Kronshtadt


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Clergy of the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA Congratulated the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on the Anniversary of his Monastic Tonsure - 04/11/21

On Wednesday, April 7, on feast of the repose of St. Tikhon (Belavin), Patriarch of All Russia - Confessor, at the invitation of His Beatitude Tikhon, Metropolitan of All America & Canada and with the blessing of the Interim Administrator of Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh...


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Archpriest Viktor Tseshkovsky reposed in the Lord - 03/15/21

On Clean Monday, March 15, the first day of Great Lent, Archpriest Viktor Tseshkovsky, cleric of the Western American Diocese of ROCOR and rector of Protection of the Holy Virgin Church in Hollywood, CA, died suddenly at the age of 62.


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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk expressed condolences on the repose of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak - 02/06/21

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed his condolences to His Beatitude Tikhon,  Metropolitan of All America and Canada, on the death of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, one of the oldest clerics of the Orthodox Church in America.


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Nativity Greetings of His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh - 01/06/21

The time for spiritual celebration has approached - the Church invites us to enter the Holy Days, beginning with the feast of the Nativity of Christ and concluding with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord.


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Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and all Russia - 01/06/21

Today the Church in heaven and on earth is triumphant as she rejoices at the coming into the world of our Lord and Savior and lifts up praises and thanksgiving to God for His mercy and love for the human race.


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Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA Celebrates 30th Ordination Anniversary - 12/03/20

On December 2, 1990, Archpriest George Konyev was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan John of Leningrad and Ladoga in the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral in present day St. Petersburg, Russia. 


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Metropolitan Job (Tyvonyuk) has reposed in the Lord - 12/01/20

On Tuesday, December 1st, Metropolitan Job (Tyvonyuk), former Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA & Canada from 1975-1976 reposed in the Lord after complications from the Coronavirus. 


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On his Namesday. Bishop Matthew of Sourozh celebrated the Liturgy at the Dormition Cathedral in London - 11/30/20

On November 29, the 25th Sunday after Pentecost - the feast of his heavenly patron - Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Dormition Cathedral in London.


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St. Innocent of Irkutsk Parish Celebrates Patronal Feast - 11/30/20

On November 26, St. Innocent of Irkutsk parish joyfully celebrated their Patronal Feast day with the Divine Liturgy. Parish Rector, Priest Joshua Genig, was co-served by the parish’s clergy: Hierodeacon Seraphim (Balagtas) and Rector Emeritus, Archpriest Roman Star.


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Bishop Matthew sends condolences on repose of Patriarch Irinej of Serbia - 11/20/20

In connection with the repose of the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA & Canada expressed his condolences to the hierarchs of the Patriarchate of Serbia - Bishop Dositej of Great Britain & Scandinavia and Bishop Irinej of Eastern America. 


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Funeral of Archpriest Benedict Tallant served in Brookside - 11/13/20

On November 11-12, the clergy and parishioners of St. Nicholas Church in Brookside, AL bade farewell to their beloved longtime rector, Archpriest Benedict Tallant who reposed in the Lord on November 7. 


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Archpriest Benedict Tallant reposed in the Lord - 11/07/20

On Saturday, November 7th - Demetrius Parental Saturday, Archpriest Benedict Tallant, rector emeritus of St. Nicholas Church in Brookside, Alabama reposed in the Lord. 


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Clergy of the Moscow Patriarchate Attend Funeral of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) - 10/24/20

With the blessing of the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh


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DECR Chairman expressed condolences on the repose of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) - 10/21/20

Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, sent a message of condolences to the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on the repose of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor)


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Patriarchal Condolonces on the Repose of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) - 10/20/20

I have been grieved to learn about the passing away of His Eminence Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), your beatific predecessor who headed the Orthodox Church in in America from 1977 to 2002.


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Commemoration List of departed clergy who have reposed as a result of the Coronavirus - 10/01/20

The website of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA has published a list of clergy who have reposed in the Lord as a result of the Coronavirus infection. 


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Patriarchal Parishes celebrate 50th Anniversary of Founding; Commemorates memory of Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) - 09/06/20

On September 5-6, the clergy and faithful of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States, Canada and Mexico prayerfully marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the special union of parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate on the North American continent.


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Epistle of Bishop Matthew on the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Patriarchal Parishes - 09/04/20

I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of you on this significant date - the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the United States of America and Canada...


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Work meeting held between the staff of the administration of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA - 06/30/20

On June 28, a work meeting of the Administration of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA took place in Three Saints Church in Garfield, New Jersey, between Chancellor Archpriest George Konyev, Vice-Chancellor Priest Mark Rashkov, the secretary of the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Abbot Nicodemus (Balyasnikov) and Director of the Media Office, Reader George Konyev


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Representatives of the Patriarchal Parishes took part in the International Online Conference “Youth Ministry of the Russian Orthodox Church: Experience and Perspectives" - 06/30/20

On June 29-30, the International Online Conference "Youth Ministry of the Russian Orthodox Church: Experience and Perspectives" was held. 


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News from the Central States Deanery - 06/29/20

On Saturday, 27 June 2020, the Central States Deanery met for one of their regular meetings via Zoom. This was the first meeting of the Deanery since the Convocation last fall.


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Priest Joshua Genig appointed Acting Dean of Central States - 06/06/20

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Priest Joshua Genig, rector of St. Innocent of Irkutsk Church in Redford, MI is appointed Acting Dean of the Central States. 


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Congratulations to His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh on occasion of his birthday - 05/18/20

On May 18, His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and Canada celebrates his birthday.  The clergy, monastics and laity of the Diocese of Sourozh, the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA & Canada cordially congratulate their Archpastor on his 49th birthday.


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Bishop Matthew expresses condolences to family of Yuri A. Sandulov - 05/10/20

On May 6, Yuri A. Sandulov, President of the historical society “Northern Cross” reposed in the Lord at the age of 67 from complications from the coronavirus.


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Procession held throughout Queens on Feast of St. George - 05/10/20

On Wednesday, May 6, on the feast of St. George the Great Martyr, eponymous church parish Rector, Archpriest Igor Tarasov performed an automobile procession around the area of Bayside and Flushing. He was accompanied by Warden, Olga Roussanow and Sacristan, Andrew Malyshev. 


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Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 04/18/20

By the grace of the All-Merciful God, we have been vouchsafed to arrive at the radiant Paschal night, and once again rejoice in the glorious Resurrection of Christ. I sincerely greet all of you, my dear ones, with this great feast and "festival of festivals."


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Aerial Cross Procession held over Northern New Jersey - 04/14/20

On Great and Holy Tuesday, April 14, the Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Archpriest George Konyev served a moleben and participated in an aerial cross procession over the cities in Northern New Jersey


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Alabama parish blesses town, Sews medical masks in response to Coronavirus Pandemic - 04/11/20

On Lazarus Saturday, April 11, Priest Paul Davis, rector of St. Nicholas Church in Brookside, AL served a moleben for the Cessation of Death-bearing Pestilence and performed an automobile cross-procession where he blessed the town in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. 


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Clergy of Patriarchal Parishes perform Cross Processions in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic - 04/09/20

During Great Lent, as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to entangle the entire world, a number of clergy and faithful raised up their prayers for the cessation of the death bearing pestilence in their local cities. 


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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokalamsk's Docu-Series "Jesus Christ - Life & Teachings" to be released - 04/07/20

An eight part series "Jesus Christ - Life & Teachings" to be released online during week of April 6, 2020


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Clerics of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral perform cross-procession through New York City - 04/07/20

On Wednesday, April 6, the eve of the feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos and the repose of St. Tikhon (Bellavin), Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, clerics of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City performed an automobile cross-procession through the boroughs of New York


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His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, approves Prayerful Petitions in Connection with Spread of Coronavirus Threat - 03/24/20

His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, approved the text of prayerful petitions to be read in connection with the threat the spread of the Coronavirus infection.


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Announcement regarding Divine Services in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral - 03/20/20

In connection with the adoption of emergency measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19 by the authorities of New York of , the administration of the cathedral calls for all measures to help stop the further spread of the dangerous disease.


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Instructions to rectors of parishes and metochions, abbots of monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church in connection with the threat of spreading the coronavirus infection - 03/18/20

For the sake of pastoral care of individuals, as well as in response to the request of the sanitary authorities, while maintaining strong faith in God's Good Providence...


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On National Day of Prayer, Divine Liturgy celebrated in St. Nicholas Cathedral - 03/16/20

On Sunday, March 15, the Second Sunday of Great Lent and feast of St. Gregory Palamas, Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City.


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St. Innocent Church receives relic of St. John of Shanghai & San Francisco - 03/15/20

On Sunday, 15 March 2020, St. Innocent of Irkutsk Orthodox Church was blessed with the arrival of a relic and icon of St. John the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco.


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Holy Synod of Russian Orthodox Church issues Statement on Coronavirus Situation - 03/14/20

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has been following with concern the spread of the coronavirus infection throughout the world and its consequences for millions of people, many of whom not only face the threat of infection, but are also experiencing social and economic consequences therefrom.


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Statement of Bishop Matthew of Sourozh concerning the spread of Coronavirus - 03/12/20

In the Sourozh diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as throughout the world,  the continued spread of the disease associated with coronavirus infection is a cause of deep concern


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Moscow Patriarchate represented at 90th Birthday of Rabbi Arthur Schneier - 03/12/20

On Thursday, March 12, a reception was held in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, honoring the 90th birthday of Rabbi Arthur Schneier, chairman of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. 


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Central States Deanery hold Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers - 03/11/20

On Sunday, March 8, St. Innocent of Irkutsk Church in Redford, MI hosted the parishes of the Central States Deanery for Vespers on the occasion of the Triumph of Orthodoxy.


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Matushka Olga Kudrikoff has reposed in the Lord - 02/13/20

On February 7, Matushka Olga Kudrikoff, fell asleep in the Lord. She was the devoted wife of the Mitred Archpriest Dimitry Kudrikoff (+2002), the pastor emeritus of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania...


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Eastern States Deanery Clergy convene in Bayonne - 02/09/20

On Saturday, February 8, the clergy of the Eastern States Deanery celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church in Bayonne, NJ.


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Atlantic States Deanery Clergy Convene in Philadelphia - 02/05/20

On Saturday February 1, the clergy of the Atlantic States Deanery celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Philadelphia, PA. 


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Primate of the Orthodox Church in America meets with Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes - 02/03/20

On Monday, February 3, a meeting was held in the Administrative Center of the Orthodox Church in America between His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of all America & Canada and the Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Archpriest George Konyev. 


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Patriarchal Parishes to produce Commemorative Booklet in honor of 50th Anniversary - 02/02/20

In honor of the jubilee year marking the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA, a commemorative booklet is being produced to mark the occasion.


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On 11th anniversary of enthronement of Patriarch Kyrill, Liturgy was celebrated at Cathedral of Christ the Savior - 02/02/20

On Saturday, February 1, the 11th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, Divine Liturgy was celebrated in Christ the Savior Cathedral


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Registration for 2020 Lenten Clergy Retreat is Open - 01/30/20

Online registration for the 2020 Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese as well as the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA has opened on the website of the Eastern American Diocese. 


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Patriarch Kyrill congratulates Metropolitan Tikhon of All America & Canada with anniversary of enthronement - 01/27/20

His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada:


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Protopresbyter Matthew Stadniuk has reposed in the Lord - 01/26/20

On January 26, at the age of 95, Protopresbyter Matthew Stadniuk, rector emeritus of Holy Epiphany Cathedral on Yelokhovo Square in Moscow reposed in the Lord. 


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Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church attends Holocaust Remembrance Day in New York - 01/26/20

Every year, at the end of January, the United Nations commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day. On January 27, Red Army troops liberated one of the worst Nazi death camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau.


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Parish of the Moscow Patriarchate in Cancun, Mexico celebrates first anniversary - 01/20/20

One year ago, the Orthodox faithful living in Cancun, Mexico, appealed to His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and all Russia to bless the establishment of a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church.


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The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord in St. Nicholas Cathedral - 01/19/20

On January 18-19, the feast of the Holy Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Divine Services were celebrated in St. Nicholas Cathedral in NYC. 


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Waters of Atlantic Ocean Sanctified on Feast of Holy Theophany - 01/19/20

At midnight on January 19, the feast of the Holy Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Great Blessing of Waters was served on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean by the spiritual father of the St. John of Kronstadt Mercy House in Brooklyn, NY, Priest Maksim Pliskov.


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The Nativity of Christ in the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA - 01/08/20

New Photos 01/10On January 6-7, the clergy and faithful of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA prayerfully commemorated the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ


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Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia - 01/07/20

From the depths of my heart, I congratulate you all on the radiant feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The wondrous miracle of the incarnation of God, which was accomplished more than two thousand years ago, today fills our souls with ineffable joy. "Today God hath come to earth and man hath ascended to the heavens"


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