Russian Church Abroad

Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

January 7, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 7/1/18 Beloved in the Lord Brethren Archpastors, Honorable Fathers,  Brothers and Sisters, God-Beloved Flock of the Russian Church Abroad: It is with a feeling of the greatest joy that I express my heartfelt greetings on the Nativity of […]

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“Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

December 14, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 14/12/17 Archpastors of the Holy Council of Bishops Youth ministry was deemed a priority in Church life by the recent Council of Bishosp. The adopted “Regulations on Monasteries and Monastics” aims to standardize monastic life and attract novices. […]

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A Video of the 26th Church Music Conference at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles of the North American Dioceses of the Russian Church Abroad

November 4, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 4/11/17 The 26th Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference was held at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, from October 4-8, 2017. It concluded with divine services led by His Grace Bishop Theodosius of Seattle, First Vicar of […]

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“The 10th Anniversary of the Reunification” – A Lecture by His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk

October 28, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA – 28/10/17 – ROCOR- ROC Unification  On Wednesday, October 25, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA delivered a lecture entitled “The 10th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Russian Church – Outcomes and Perspectives of Joint Service in the United States” […]

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Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, On the 150th Anniversary of the Consecration of Elevation of the Holy Cross Cathedral in Geneva

September 26, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 26/9/17 From the Editors: On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the feast day of the Elevation of the Holy Cross of the Lord, the 150th anniversary of the cathedral in Geneva dedicated to that holiday will be celebrated. EPISTLE […]

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The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” is Brought to the Kursk Metropoliate of the Russian Orthodox Church

September 24, 2017 Featured
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Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 24/9/17 On September 22, 2017, the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” was brought to the Kursk-Root Hermitage of the Nativity of the Mother of God, where it was first discovered in 1295. This […]

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“I Don’t Want the Russian Church Abroad to Lose Its Identity” – Protopriest Peter Perekrestov

September 19, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – September 2017 You were born and reared in the Russian diaspora. Tell us about the people who influenced you in your younger years and nurtured in you a love for the Church and your historic homeland. – I […]

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“Vladyka Lavr Truly Loved the Church”

September 7, 2017 Featured
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ROCOR Studies – Archpriest Victor Boldewskul – September 2017 Father Victor Boldewskul was born in 1968 in Rochester, NY. From the age of 13, he started to visit Holy Trinity Monastery as “a summer boy.” In 1986 he enrolled in Holy Trinity Seminary and graduated in 1991 with Bachelor in Theology (Cum Laude). In 1993 […]

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The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Consecrates the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery

May 27, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 27/5/17 On May 25, 2017, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia performed the rite of the great consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and […]

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“Our Roots are in the Russian Church” – An Interview with Archimandrite Luke (Murianka)

November 15, 2016 Featured News
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Official Website of the Eastern America Dioscese of the ROCOR – 15/11/16 From September 21 to 25, 2016 the solemn celebrations took place in Moscow, dedicated to the 1,000-year anniversary of Russian monastic presence on Mount Athos. Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), rector and associate professor of Patrology at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, was invited […]

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The Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” One of the Greatest Orthodox Icons, is Brought to Mordovia

November 10, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 10/11/6 Tens of thousands of believers came to venerate one of the greatest of the ancient Orthodox icons, the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” which visited Mordovia on October 4-10, 2016. The […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Sends Greetings on the 100th Anniversary of Ekaterinburg Theological Seminary

October 30, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 30/10/16 To His Eminence Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhotursk: Your Eminence, Vladyko Dear in the Lord professors, teachers and students of Ekaterinburg Theological Seminary: On behalf of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside […]

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The Main Holy Icon of the Russian Church Abroad is Brought to the Kursk Metropoliate

September 25, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – September 2016 On September 22, 2016, the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” was brought to Kursk-Root Hermitage of the Most-Holy Mother of God, the site of its discovery in 1295. The icon […]

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Appeal by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad on Aiding Refugees in Holy Dormition Lavra

September 13, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – September 2016 Reverend Fathers, brothers and sisters, all the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, It has been already three years since Ukraine is engrossed in terrible internecine strife. Civil people are dying, migrating, and becoming internally […]

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The Church-Slavonic Text of the Service to St Jonah of Hankow is Published

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – August 2016 During a meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, held in San Francisco, CA, on June […]

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The Russian Church Abroad Will Mark the 80th Anniversary of the Repose of Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky) of Kiev and Galicia of Blessed Memory

August 11, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – August 2016 During a session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia held on June 30-July 1, 2016, in San Francisco, CA, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern […]

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The Diocesan Library of Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev) of Blessed Memory, the Former Residence of St John (Maximovich), Hosted a Regular Session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad

July 7, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- July 2016 On June 30-July 1, 2016, the Diocesan Library of Archbishop Anthony Medvedev of blessed memory, formerly St Tikhon of Zadonsk Orphanage, recently rededicated as the headquarters of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside […]

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Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York on the Day of Orthodox Youth of the Russian Church Abroad, Celebrated on the Sunday of All Saints

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- 23/6/16 Beloved in the Lord Brothers and Sisters: I send my heartfelt greetings on the feast of All Saints, and the Day of Orthodox Youth celebrated on this day, which was established by the Russian Church Abroad seven years […]

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On 8th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose, Eastern American Diocese celebrates Memory of Former First Hierarch

March 21, 2016 Featured News

Eastern American Diocese (ROCOR) – March 2016 Clean Wednesday, March 16, marked the eighth anniversary of the sudden repose of His Eminence Laurus, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad. Having participated in all of the divine services on the first week of Great Lent, the 80-year-old Metropolitan peacefully […]

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A Book of Sermons and Articles by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) of Blessed Memory is published in Serbia

November 28, 2015 Featured News

ROCOR- November 2015 A Serbian-language book on the sermons and articles of Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) of blessed memory was just published by the Rukumija Monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church with the title “A Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness.” This year marks the 30th anniversary of the repose of the First Hierarch of the […]

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The Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” Marked the 175 th Anniversary of the Birth of Peter Tchaikovsky and the 95th Anniversary of the Exodus of the White Army

November 24, 2015 News

ROCOR- November 2015 On Sunday, November 15, 2015, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, Deputy Secretay of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, officiated at Divine Liturgy at the Synodal Cathedal of Our Lady “of the Sign” along with the cathedral’s Senior Priest, Protopriest Andrei Sommer; Protopriest Vasily Raskovsky; […]

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