Father Vladimir Krivolutskiy – a Confessor of the Russian Church

April 2, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, greetings on this Sunday of the 4th Week of Great Lent!  As you know, this Sunday we commemorate the memory of St. John Climacus, who described the steps of spiritual ascent in his book of Godly wisdom, the “Ladder of Divine Ascent.” On this day we should also commemorate a confessor […]

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Live Broadcast Services Available at our Parish of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, VA

March 28, 2020

The Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos parish of Fr. John Trepaschko has been providing live broadcasts of the church services for those that are not able to attend the services physically for numerous years.  In conjunction with the recent appeal of Vladika Andronik, those that are not able to attend services have this resource […]

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An Appeal from the Right Reverend Andronik, Archbishop of New York and Northern America

March 28, 2020

In the name of the Lord, dear Brothers and Sisters! Our Church is living through a difficult time due to the global pandemic of the corona virus.  In an attempt to stop the spread of this infection, government authorities are enacting never-before seen restrictions on travel and are forbidding any mass gatherings, including church services. […]

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Decree on the Commemoration of the ROCA 100th Anniversary

March 8, 2020

Pious fathers and faithful members of our Russian Orthodox Church Abroad! I am pleased to bless the initiation of preparations for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of our Holy Church! For the glory of God, celebrations of this anniversary in the New York and North American Diocese are scheduled to be held November 21-22, […]

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Youth Conference 2020

January 25, 2020

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Andronik,a Russian Orthodox youth conference will be held from February 15-17th, 2020 at the Spiritual Educational Center. http://mvroc.org/index.html

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Agenda for the Expanded Diocesan Meeting

January 22, 2020

1.  Opening Remarks by Archbishop Andronik 2.  Agenda for the Meeting: discussion and adoption 3.  Reading of the minutes of the Diocese Meeting of December 6, 2019 4.  Preparations and proposals for church celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the ROCA 5.  Proposed editorial board for the ROCANA diocesan website 6.  Encouraging the participation of […]

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Archbishop Andronik’s Nativity Epistle

January 6, 2020

“Christ is born, glorify Him!” Dear pastors, monastics and laypeople in the Lord! The wisdom of God, having prepared the Incarnation of God on earth, repeatedly and in many ways, was revealed to man through the lips of His Old Testament prophets and the righteous, “Children, give me your heart…”  But the heart of man, […]

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Archbishop Sofroni’s Nativity Epistle

January 6, 2020

God became Man, so that man becomes God. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill among men. By His coming, the Lord grants us liberation, liberation from ancestral sin, the sin that bound and separated us from God. And at the same time, the Lord says in the Gospel: “Do not […]

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Bishop Andrei’s Nativity Epistle

January 6, 2020

Dear Fathers, brothers and concelebrants, mothers and sisters, I greet you with the great Feast of Christ’s Nativity! Christ was born from the Ever-pure Virgin Mary, became man, so as to unite mankind with Him. Today “the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations …has been revealed … which is Christ in […]

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Update: Servant of God Valery has reposed in the Lord

January 4, 2020

On December 31st, 2019 a servant of God Valery Karakolev has reposed in the Lord – a parishioner of the Holy Trinity Church in Astoria. A pious man and of deep faith, Valery was seriously ill for several years. The Lord called him to a place, “where there is no pain, nor any sorrow, nor […]

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