Protopriest Wsewolod Drobot Reposes in the Lord

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 9/11/17 +Memory Eternal+ On Wednesday morning, November 8, 2017, the feast day of Great Martyr Demetrios of Thessaloniki, Protopriest Wsewolod Drobot died following a long illness. Fr Wsewolod has been a priest since 1964. Over the course of many years, he ...

Protopriest Nikolai Artemoff is Granted a Lofty Clerical Award

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- May 2016 On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the feast day of St Nicholas Chapel in the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Munich, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, in accordance with ...

Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York – First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

April 2015 Most Reverend Archpastors and brethren, most honored fathers and concelebrants, monastics, beloved brethren and sisters in Christ, parishioners and worshippers of our Church scattered throughout the whole world: Christ is Risen! Truly, these age-old holy words which we exchanged with one another at the time of the Pascha of the Lord resonate with great joy in the hearts ...

Christmas Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York – First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

January 2015 - ROCOR Most Reverend fellow archpastors, most honorable fathers–concelebrants, reverent diaconate in Christ, beloved in the Lord monastics, laboring in our monasteries; brothers and sisters, faithful children of the Russian Church Abroad, spread as God’s grains of wheat across the face of the entire earth! From the depth of my heart, filled with joy, I ...

30th Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad held at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign”

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the feast day of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" and the 30th anniversary of his episcopal consecration, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Synodal Cathedral ...

A Regular Session of the Synod of Bishops is Convening at the Residence of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

ROCOR - December 2014 On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 , the feast day of St Innokenty of Irkutsk, following Divine Liturgy at St Sergius Chapel at the Synodal Residence in New York, a regular session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia commenced. This meeting coincides with the celebration of the ...

The Western American Diocese announces celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the birth of St Sergius of Radonezh and the 50th anniversary of the glorification of St John of Kronstadt by the Russian Church Abroad

ROCOR - September 2014 The Western American Diocese Announces Celebrations of the 700th Anniversary of the Birth of St Sergius of Radonezh and the 50th Anniversary of the Glorification of St John of Kronstadt by the Russian Church Abroad His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill has announced an All-Diocesan celebration-pilgrimage to Saint Seraphim of Sarov Church in Monterey, California, ...

Commemorative Book to be Printed in Honor of 30th Anniversary of Episcopal Consecration of Russian Church Abroad’s First Hierarch

ROCOR- July 2014 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and Ruling Bishop of the Eastern American Diocese. On the feast day of the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora, December 10, 1984, Archimandrite Hilarion was consecrated ...

Eastern American Diocesan Media Office Releases New Film – “Russian America: Hidden Sanctuary of the Orthodox World”

During the month of  October 2013, with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov, spiritual father of Alexeevsky Monastery in Krasnoe Selo, Moscow, performed his fourth pilgrimage to the parishes and monasteries of the Russian Church in the United States. Fr. Artemy is well known ...

A Joint Conference is Held by Clergymen of the Moscow Patriarchate and Russian Church Abroad

On October 1-3, 2013, St Panteleimon Parish Center in Koln, Germany, hosted the fourth joint pastoral conference of the Diocese of Berlin of the Russian Orthodox Church and the German Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The meeting was headed by His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, His Eminence Archbishop Feofan ...

Statement from the Chancery of the Synod of Bishops

ROCR- July 2013 The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia has recently received repeated complaints about the activities of and statements made by a certain Nathanael (Kapner), who lives on the territory of the Western American Diocese, but has no relation to it. The clergymen and laity of the Russian Church Abroad ...

Appeal by the primate of Russian Orthodox Church Abroad on the celebration of the 1,025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus

21/6/13 To archpastors, pastors, deacons, monastics, and all of the faithful children of the Eastern American Diocese on the occasion of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ Beloved in the Lord Right Reverend archpastors, reverend presbyters and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters! The feast day of the enlightener of the Russian people, ...

Metropolitan Hilarion officiates at Divine Liturgy in Chicago Cathedral of the Russian Church Abroad

On 28 October 2012, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, currently on a visit to the USA with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral of ...

A Delegation of the Russian Church Abroad Brings the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God to Divine Services in St Stefan Monastery

Olga Troitskaya Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia 10/101/2012 On October 7, 2012, His Eminence Metropolitan Mefody of Perm and Solikamsk and His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany celebrated Divine Liturgy at the main church of the city of Perm’s Holy Trinity-St Stefan Monastery. The archpastors were joined in the service by clergymen of Perm Diocese. Many ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Meets With the Primate of the Russian Church Abroad and the Working Group on Strengthening Church Unity

On May 20, 2012, in the hall of the Supreme Church Council in Christ the Savior Cathedral, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York and the hierarchs accompanying him on his trip to Russia, along with members of the Working Group ...

The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad can lose its main building in New York

New York, January 19, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad strive to preserve ownership of its headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City. ROCOR is facing a financial crisis that can result in losing the building. As was noted in a statement posted on the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad website, in order for the Synod ...

The Primate of the Russian Church Abroad Sends Greetings to the Orthodox Christians of Kazakhstan

16/9/2011 Your Eminence, Vladyka Metropolitan Alexander, Brother Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Dear Orthodox Christians in Kazakhstan: Today I rejoice together with you over this important event, the pilgrimage to Kazakhstan of the miracle-working Holy Icon of the Russian Diaspora, the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign.” Until very recently, the existence of this ...

On the Feast Day of SS Florus and Laurus, the Primate of the Russian Church Abroad Heads Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Monastery Cathedral

1/9/2011 On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, the feast day of SS Florus and Laurus, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, prayed during midnight office at 5 am at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Jordanville, NY, after which he officiated at Divine Liturgy. He ...

The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad thanks all who helped organize the 12th All-Diaspora Russian Orthodox Youth Conference

21/7/2011 From the Editors: Below is a letter from His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, addressed to GS Poltavchenko, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Central Federal Region. Similar letters were also sent to Protopriest Michael Boikov, President of the Russian ...

Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad

17/5/2011 We, the Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, having gathered for a regular session of the Council of Bishops at the Synodal Residence in the God-preserved city of New York, under the presence of our Protectress, the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God, address our beloved flock with the Paschal greeting: ...

Metropolitan Ilarion Volokolamsky Visits the Synodal Residence of the Primate of the Russian Church Abroad

Russian Church Outside Russia On February 5, 2011, His Eminence Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk, President of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, as part of a trip to the United States, visited the Synodal Residence of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church in New York.  His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of ...