Choir of the Kovilj Monastery performs at Carnegie Hall

March 2015 The choir of the Monastery of Holy Archangels in Kovilj, Diocese of Bachka, Serbia, along with the world-famous “Kronos Quartet”, successfully performed the New York premiere of a piece of the Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918”, dedicated to the centenary of the Great War, at the fulfilled hall of the Carnegie Hall ...

Archbishop Demetrios to travel to Alabama for the 50th Commemoration of the “March on Selma”

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5/3/15 NEW YORK – Archbishop Demetrios, the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America will take part in the events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Selma, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in which Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America also participated, along with other civil rights ...

Anniversary of the Repose of Metropolitan Philip

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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America  - MARCH 2015 His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph writes: Beloved in Christ: Greetings to you and your families as we begin our season of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. I pray you are having a blessed beginning of the Fast. March 19 will mark the one-year anniversary of the falling-asleep of our beloved Metropolitan ...

Archon George E. Demacopoulos offers essay on Orthodox Fundamentalism

New York, NY 2/4/2015 Orthodox Fundamentalism by Archon George E. Demacopoulos, Historian for the Order of Saint Andrew Read this article on blogs.goarch.org » One of the cornerstones of Orthodox Christianity is its reverence for the great Fathers of the Church who were not only exemplars of holiness but were also the greatest intellectuals of their age.  The writings of ...

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 ...

2014 Nativity Pastoral Message of His Eminence Joseph – Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America

December 2014- January 2015 Come, O God-inspired faithful, arise and behold the descent of God from on high! He manifests Himself to us in Bethlehem. Let us cleanse our minds and offer Him a life of virtue instead of myrrh. Let us prepare with faith to celebrate His Nativity, storing up spiritual treasure and crying out: ...

Axion Estin offers Byzantine Music course at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

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YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - December 2014 In collaboration with The Axion Estin Foundation of New Rochelle, NY, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here will be offering a public Continuing Education course on Byzantine Chant during the spring 2015 semester. The course will be offered under the expert instruction of Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, the Foundation’s inaugural Artist in Residence ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York holds academic convocation for Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk awarded Doctor of Divinity Honoris Causa

November 9, 2014 – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, who is on a visit to the USA with a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, attended the academic convocation ...

Assyrian Genocide Exhibition to Open in New York

12/11/14 Yonkers, New York (AINA) -- The Assyrian American Association of Yonkers, in conjunction with the Museum of Human Rights Freedom and Tolerance, will present an exhibition on the massacre of Assyrians in Iraq. The exhibit is titled From A Crime Without A Name To Genocide: The Simmele Massacre of Assyrians, Iraq, August 1933. The ceremony ...

Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC – a place of prayer and peace – a place of hope and love

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21/10/14 NEW YORK – More than 2,000 people gathered yesterday Oct. 18, 2014 at 130 Liberty Street, the new site for Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, for the historic event of the Blessing of the Ground and the symbolic “laying of the corner stone.” The small and humble church of Saint Nicholas was ...

Archbishop Demetrios represents His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch at UN Summit on Climate Change

September-October 2014 During the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, which was organized by the United Nations in association with the World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace, and held at Union Theological Seminary in New York City from September 21-22, 2014, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presented the Patriarchal Message of His All-Holiness and ...

Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC Set for Oct. 18

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16/9/14 NEW YORK – A Ground Blessing ceremony for the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center is set for SaturdayOctober 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. The ceremony will include a combined prayer service of blessing of the site (aghiasmos), a doxology (a service of thanksgiving) and a memorial service for the victims of the terrorist attacks of September ...

Archon Christopher Stratakis named recipient of Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship, Oct 17

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New York, NY 8/11/2014 The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle is pleased to announce that Archon Christopher Stratakis, Esq. has been nominated as the recipient of this year’s Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship. A special tribute dinner dance will be held at the New York Hilton Hotel, Friday evening, Oct. 17, as part ...

New York Street may be Named in Honor of Holy Patriarch Tikhon

August 2014 The Northern Cross Historical Society of Russian Compatriots in the USA has proposed naming a street in New York City after Holy Patriarch Tikhon (Belavin) of Moscow and All Russia (1865-1925), reports ITAR-TASS. This initiative is supported by Russians and Orthodox Americans living in New York, hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia ...

Metropolitan HIlarion of Eastern America and New York: War always leads to more war

8/7/14 - Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. We, the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, having convened a regular session of the Council of Bishops in the God-preserved city of San Francisco, hereby mark an important spiritual event in Church history. It was here, ...

Saint Basil Academy to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

5/6/14 NEW YORK – Saint Basil Academy will celebrate its 70th Anniversary, June 21, 2014, in its magnificent campus by the Hudson River, in Garrison, NY. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will lead the celebration. Dr. Steven Gounardes is the chairman for this special 70th Celebration and Mike Emanuel, FOX News chief congressional correspondent will be ...

Arvo Pärt Project Creates Media Splash and Campus Buzz

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G abrielle Kushlan - May 2014 -SVOTS Arvo Part Concert Tickets Going Fast: purchase now at Carnegie Hall! The New York Times article The Wall Street Journal article View Metropolitan Tikhon's video endorsement After years of hard work, the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir's Seminary—headed by Associate Professor of Systematic Theology Dr. Peter Bouteneff and Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music ...

The Myrrh-Bearing Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God is Ceremoniously Greeted in Georgia

May 2014 At the invitation of His Holiness, Catholicos-Patriarch Elias II of Georgia and with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, a delegation of clergymen and laity of the Russian Church Abroad arrived in the territory of the Georgian ...

Columbia University Concert Features St. Vladimir’s Chorale

May 2014 - The Glicker-Milstein Theatre, New York City The St. Vladimir's Seminary Chorale with Robin Freeman (Photos: Stephen Osburn)The Axion Estin chanters, with Eleftherios EleftheriadisA joint concert titled "Heaven and Earth: Sacred Music from the Byzantine Greek and Slavic Eastern Orthodox Christian Traditions," was offered by the St. Vladimir's Seminary Chorale, under the direction ...

Archimandrite Cleopas Strongylis Elected Metropolitan of Sweden

Ecumenical Patriarchate - 6/5/14 NEW YORK – The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople elected unanimously today the Very Reverend Archimandrite Cleopas Strongylis Metropolitan of Sweden and All Scandinavia. His Grace Metropolitan elect Cleopas Strongylis has been serving as the Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral in Boston, Massachusetts. His Eminence Archhbishop Demetrios of ...

Extraordinary evening and book signing event with Dr. Matti Moosa

USA - New York- 22/4/14 Under the Auspices of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. The Archdiocese is holding a cultural event, sponsored by the Yunan Family, to honor Dr. Matti Moosa, who recently translated The Chronicle of Michael Rabo into English. Dr. Matti Moosa will also deliver a lecture during ...