On Memorial Day weekend, Orthodox Christians prayerfully commemorated the fallen men and women of the Armed Forces who perished by giving the "Ultimate Sacrifice.
On Monday, May 26, 2014, His Eminence Justinian, Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA participated in the 110th Annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage at St. Tikhon's Monastery in South Canaan PA (OCA).
On Thursday May 22, 2014 the Holy Orthodox Church commemorates the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas to Bari, in 1087. On this date, St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City, celebrated its minor Patronal Feastday.
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From July 30 - August 13, 2014; a pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of Russia will take place. The pilgrimage will be led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, His Eminence Hilarion, Metrpolitan of Eastern America and New York.
2014 marked the sixty-ninth year since the Liberation of Germany in the Second World War which allied forces claimed victory in Europe. The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA prayerfully commemorated the holiday with Divine Services and theatrical preformences to commemorate "Victory Day".
On Saturday May 10, 2014, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Eminence Justinian Archbishop of Naro-Fominsk preformed an Archpastoral Visit to St. George Church in Palmerton PA to congratulate parishioners with their Patronal Feastday which fell on May 6.
On Friday, May 9, 2014 Priest Stephen Kaznica was invited by Passaic NJ's Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost Sr. to give the invocation at the annual memorial service for their fallen brother and sister firefighters, including those who perished in the line of duty.
In the days of the Radiant Paschal Feast, when “springtime is fragrant and the new creation rejoices” (exapostilarion of Antipascha) in the Resurrected Savior, we, the delegates of the Special Convocation of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, greet you, Your All-Holiness, with filial devotion and the joyous exclamation: