Day 5 of the Concelebration between the STOC and the ROCA – Abba Hegumen Archimandrite Ambrose (Amvrosii) Kurganov and Royal Saints King Martyr Lazar and holy King Stefan

October 18, 2020

On Tuesday October 12, the ROCA delegation visited the Milkov Monastery where lived the Hegumen of the men’s monastery, Archimandrite Ambrose (Amvrosii) Kurganov.  Despite reposing in the Lord at the young age of 40, Father Ambrose left a significant mark on the history of ROCA monasticism. Many future bishops of the Church Abroad learned the […]

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Day 4 of the Concelebration between the STOC and the ROCA –“Poprazdnestvo” (The Afterfeast)

October 16, 2020

On Monday October 12, 2020 the Russian Delegation visited the town of Sremski Karlovci along with Bishop Akakije and Bishop Nectary.  The center of town was once the first physical location of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, under   Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky).  There, the Serbian Orthodox Church, under Patriarch Dimitrije graciously offered their […]

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First-Ever Liturgical Service took place between the Serbian True Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad on the feast day of the uncovering of the relics of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

October 11, 2020

On Sunday October 11, 2020, the Serbian True Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Concelebrated in the first ever Divine Liturgy.  It is a wonder that this all took place on the feast day of the uncovering of the relics of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco.  St. John (Maximovich) was tonsured […]

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Day 2 of the Russian Delegation in Serbia – The Icon marking the 100-Year Jubilee Icon has arrived

October 11, 2020

By the second day, archbishop of Saint Petersburgh and Northern Russia Sofrony arrives with the Icon painted especially to mark the 100 year history and saints of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.  The Delegation visited fort Kalemegdan, where historically the Serbian army protected the city of Belgrade from invaders. Within the confines of the fort […]

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Serbian True Orthodox Church Welcomes the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

October 10, 2020

On Friday October 9th, 2020 the delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad was greeted by the Serbian True Orthodox Church in Belgrade, Serbia.  The ROCA delegation, consisting of Archbishop of New York and North America Andronik, Mitre-bearing Protopriest Gregory Kotlaroff, Protopriest Nikita Grigoriev and Priest Dmitriy Dobronravov as well as laity from the greater […]

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Marina Martinez reposed in the Lord

September 26, 2020

On Thursday, September 24th Marina Martinez, the wife of Subdeacon Alexander Martinez at the Holy Trinity Church in Astoria NY, suddenly passed, leaving two children. We ask for your prayers for the newly reposed Marina. The schedule of memorial services (panikhidas), funeral and burial is as follows: September 26, at 5:00 PM — Memorial Service […]

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September 24, 2020

On the 18th of September 2020, through God’s mercy, talks were held remotely between representatives of the Serbian True Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. The STOC was represented in the talks by Bishop Akakije and Abbess Euphrosynia (Molchanov), while representing ROCA, were: Archbishop Andronik, Archbishop Sophroniy, Bishop Andrei, Protopriest Nikita (Grigoriev), George […]

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Bishop Joseph (Hrebinka) Reposed in the Lord

September 23, 2020

On September 18, 2020, Bishop Joseph (Hrebinka) reposed in the Lord. The funeral service for the newly departed bishop will be held in Virginia on Wednessday the 23rd of September and the burial will be in Jordanville on Friday the 25th at approximately 1pm.

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One hundredth year Jubilee of Patriarch Tikhon’s Ukase (Decree)

September 14, 2020

This year, we are celebrating the hundredth year jubilee of the establishment of ROCA (19th November 1920), but it’s important that we also commemorate a jubilee no less significant – one hundred years from the day of publication of the “Decree of the Holy Patriarch, the Holy Synod and the Supreme Ecclesiastical Council of the […]

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The 4th Iveron Choral Conference

September 8, 2020

Friday October 30 – Sunday November 1, 2020 With the blessing of Archbishop Andronik, the ROCA Assistance Fund is organizing this two and a half day Russian Orthodox conference which honors the Iveron Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God and Her keeper Brother Joseph (Jose Cortez-Munoz), who suffered a martyr’s end twenty three years […]

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