The Synodal Liturgical Music Commission announces the 27th North-American conference of the Russian Church Abroad

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 31/8/18 The Synodal Liturgical Music Commission is inviting deacons, choir directors and singers to the 27th annual North American Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The event will be held on October 3-7, 2018, at the ...

ARCHBISHOP EVGENY OF VEREY ELECTED HEAD OF ESTONIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com - 30/5/18 Meeting in an extraordinary session today in Tallinn’s St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Holy Synod of the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate elected His Eminence Archbishop Evgeny of Verey to the primatial see, reports the site of the Estonian Church. Abp. Evgeny has served as a vicar of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Chairman of ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION LEADS PATRONAL FEAST OF ST. GEORGE CHURCH

Eastern American Diocese- ROCOR - 11/5/18 On Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of May, the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr, Trophy-Bearer, and Wonderworker George, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. George Kuban Cossack Church in Howell, NJ, to lead the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast ...

The Russian diaspora prayerfully marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Tsar-Emancipator

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 4/5/18 On April 29-30, 2018, pannikhida services were performed in many cities of Russia and the Russian diaspora in memory of Emperor Alexander II, the Tsar-Emancipator, who was born 200 years ago. In St Petersburg, the international committee “200 Years of ...

Holy Trinity Monastery prayerfully marks the 10th anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Laurus of blessed memory

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/3/18 On Friday, March 16, 2018, the 10th anniversary of the death of Metropolitan Laurus of blessed memory, His Grace Bishop Nicholas prayed during morning services at the cathedral of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, then officiated at the ...

A new standard over the crypt of Princess Alice Battenberg is consecrated

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 8/3/18 On February 10, 2018, Cheesefare Saturday, following a funerary Liturgy at the "Royal" Church of Gethsemane Convent in Jerusalem, a new standard was consecrated. It was donated by His Highness Prince Charles of Wales to be placed over the ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION LEADS PATRONAL FEAST OF HOLY NEW MARTYRS & CONFESSORS OF RUSSIA CHURCH

Eastern American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - February 2018 On Sunday, February 4, the feast of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, visited Holy New Martyrs Church in Brooklyn to lead the patronal feast day. At ...

Looking Toward Unity: How the Russian Church Abroad Viewed the Patriarchate of Moscow, 1927-2007

Deacon Andrei Psarev - ROCOR Studies- 28/1/18 362In 1920 the Russian refugee bishops established the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), also known as the Russian Church Abroad. In 1927 this church renounced subordination to the Church in Russia (also known as the Moscow Patriarchate). On May 17, 2007, representatives of both churches concelebrated Divine ...

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

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 our Lord Jesus ...

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

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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. What is ...

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

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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 the ...

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

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" during ...

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

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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 of His Eminence ...

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

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 icon ...

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

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 was born ...

“Vladyka Lavr Truly Loved the Church”

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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 Victor ...

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

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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 the ...

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

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 to ...

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

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 miracle-working ...

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

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 of Russia, I send my ...

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

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 is ...