“What’s going on?” article by Bishop of Yarraville and Australia and New Zealand Andrei

May 31, 2020

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Brothers and sisters, children of our Church, Our Lord Jesus Christ admonished the Pharisees for their inability to discern the “signs of the times”. (Mat. 16:3). This rebuke also applies to us if we fail to comprehend the meaning of […]

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The Wedding of Nathaniel and Anna

May 29, 2020

On May 10, 2020, in the fourth week after Pascha, a significant event took place in our church!  Two families of priests of our Russian Orthodox Church Abroad became related through marriage.  After the Sunday Liturgy, Anna Klestova, the daughter of Archpriest Serge Klestov, and Nathaniel Trepatchko, the son of Archpriest John Trepatchko, were joined […]

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A New Deacon for our Church

May 22, 2020

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the 4th Sunday after Pascha and the feast day of the prophet Jeremiah, a joyful event occurred in our church:  Reader Gregory Axelrod was ordained as a deacon. The Sacrament of Ordination was performed by His Eminence Andronik, Archbishop of New York and North America. May the Lord bless and […]

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Subdeacon Viktor Kachkovskiy has reposed in the Lord.

April 22, 2020

On Holy Saturday, April 18, the servant of God Viktor Kachkovskiy, a subdeacon at the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Valley Cottage, NY, reposed in the Lord. Subdeacon Viktor loved Church. Earlier in his life he had worshipped in churches of the Orthodox Church of America, but he found truth only in the […]

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Father Ilya Gun has Reposed in the Lord

April 20, 2020

Fr. Ilya Gun was born Ilya Shepeleev on July 20, 1925 in the village of Eski Kazaklar, Turkey, to parents belonging to Old Believers and Nekrasov Cossacks who had resided there for 300 years. His extended family included many priests, and he was always drawn to all things spiritual. At the time of his birth, […]

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Paschal Epistle of Bishop Andrei of Yarraville, Australia and New Zealand

April 18, 2020

PASCHAL EPISTLE Beloved in Christ fathers, brothers and sisters, Christ is Risen! This year, the Feast of Pascha is completely exceptional, because we are deprived of the opportunity of celebrating it in our churches. We are deprived of that, which actually is the substance of the Feast of Pascha – partaking of Holy Communion on […]

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Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Andronik Archbishop of New York and North America

April 18, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters, The current pandemic is causing the Church to experience difficult times.  Due to the pandemic, government authorities are restricting the number of people allowed to attend services.  In many countries, including the United States of America, people are not allowed even to enter the churches.  Even in the worst days of […]

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Palm Sunday Appeal for Donations to the ROCA Fund for Assistance

April 12, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, In keeping with a tradition established many years ago, on the occasion of the feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, or Palm Sunday, all parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad are asked to collect donations for the ROCA Fund for Assistance. I take this […]

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Please pray for the seriously ill Subdeacon Viktor

April 12, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord. Just recently, a reader and altar server of the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh the Miracle Worker at the Tolstoy Foundation, Subdeacon Viktor Kachkovskiy, was hospitalized. Let us remember Subdeacon Viktor in our private prayers and during Divine Services, so that the Lord would grant him a […]

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