Diocesan Meeting March 30-31

March 24, 2021

With the blessing of Archbishop Andronik of New York and North America on March 30 & 31, Tuesday and Wednesday, in the spiritual and cultural center in Mountain View NY,  clergy will concelebrate in Communion followed by a Diocesan meeting.  Schedule: 30 March, Tuesday, at 5 PM Vespers and Matins and confessions 31 March, Wednesday, […]

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Mystery of Unction Service on March 26

March 23, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  On Friday, March 26 in the Holy Trinity Church in Astoria, NY, Archbishop Andronik of New York and North America will lead in the celebration of a traditional Mystery of Unction Service beginning at 6 PM.

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Report on the 2021 Russian Orthodox Youth Conference

March 17, 2021

The 2021 Russian Orthodox Youth Conference took place on the grounds of Mountainview in Middleburg, NY.  “Family – The little Church in Every Home” was the theme of this annual February event. The Conference began with morning prayer….. ….. followed by welcoming words by Archbishop of North America and New York Andronik and the organizers. […]

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St. Blessed Xenia and her Glorification by the ROCOR in 1978. How it all happened…

February 6, 2021

On February 6th n.s. the Russian Orthodox Church commemorates St. Blessed Xenia, the fool for Christ of St. Petersburg. At the beginning of the XXth century Blessed Xenia was a locally venerated blessed one, or fool for Christ of St. Petersburg, practically unknown outside of the city and the nearby villages. Her very interesting life […]

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Orthodox Youth Conference 2021

February 4, 2021

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Andronik, a Russian Orthodox youth conference will be held from February 13-15th, 2021 at the Spiritual Educational Center. More information here.

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Final enrollment for the St. John and St. Philaret School of Theology – Spring 2021

February 1, 2021

To all that are interested, the 1st-semester enrollment is concluding for the School of Theology which starts in February. Both male and female students are welcome. This program is intended for individuals who work or are in school full time where schedules are tight. The workload is limited to 3 one-hour classes per week. The […]

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St. Theophan the Recluse

January 25, 2021

On 10/23 January the Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Theophan the Recluse of Vysha, in the world Geoege Vasilievitch Govovrov, born on January 10th 1815 and reposed on the feast of Theophany in 1894. Together with Saint Ignaty (Brianchaninov) of Stavropol and the Caucuses, St. Theophan was one of the most important writers and thinkers of […]

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Nativity at St. Sergius Church in Valley Cottage, NY

January 12, 2021

THE NATIVITY of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Vigil, Great Compline https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfF1nkp5PtQ THE NATIVITY of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Hours and Divine Liturgy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWW7ofd1h9U

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Bishop Andrei’s Nativity Epistle

January 4, 2021

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:14) Dear Fathers, brothers and concelebrants, mothers and sisters, What manner of peace did the Angels announce to the shepherds in the night of Christ’s Birth? Don’t we see that there is no peace and never was on earth? The history […]

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Archbishop Andronik’s Nativity Epistle

January 4, 2021

Christ is born! Glorify Him!Christ descends from the heavens, welcome Him!Christ is now on earth, O be jubilant! The Nativity of Christ is a celebration of the heavenly hosts.  Born in this world the Son of God became the Son of Man, yet He remained God.  The Most Holy Theotokos Mary became a Mother, while […]

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