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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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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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

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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Enrollment is Open for the St. John and St. Philaret School of Theology – 1st semester

January 3, 2021

Enrollment is now open for the 1st semester. Classes start in February 2021. For more information about the School of Theology and enrollment, please click here: https://auroca.org/enrollment-update/

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The First Graduation of the St. John and St. Philaret School of Theology – 2020

January 2, 2021

Two years ago our School of Theology opened. With the help of God, we were able to gather a group of promising candidates for service in our Church. Over these two years, we have seen evidence of God’s blessing upon our humble endeavour, and this in spite of our own weaknesses. Our teachers represented the […]

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Bishops’ Teleconference with the participation of the District Council of the ROCA, December 22, 2020

December 28, 2020

Meeting agenda: 1. Pilgrimage to Serbia and Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the ROCA 2. Acceptance of bishops and clerics from other jurisdictions into communion. 3. Our relationship with Met. Filaret (Semovskih) Resolutions: 1. Vl. Andronik and other participants in the trip to Serbia described their impressions. It was, indeed, a grace-filled communion in […]

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PATH OF THE RUSSIAN CHURCH ABROAD – PATH OF CHURCH TRUTH

December 1, 2020

Translated by Seraphim Larin From the very first days of Her creation, the fundamental significance of the Russian Church Abroad was that, beginning with Met. Anthony, She was the bearer of Church Truth in our dark and deceitful times. The Serbian Patriarch Barnabas, in a homily spoken in the Russian Holy Trinity Church in Belgrade, […]

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100-Year Jubilee of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad – Part One

November 23, 2020

We wanted to share some important and joyful events, which happened during the 100-Year Jubilee Celebration. Archpriest Gregory (Kotliaroff) was elevated to the rank of Protopresbyter during the Divine Liturgy. Archpriest Nikita (Grigoriev) was elevated to the rank of Mitred Archpriest. Brother David became a cassock monk. We also would like to share a full […]

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The Fourth Iveron Choral Conference Concluded on November 1, 2020 at Mountain View

November 7, 2020

The Iveron Choral Conference concluded at the Church of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, Mountainview in Middleburgh New York on November 1, 2020.  The seventy participants, for the two and a half day event,  included children for a new one day kids program for those ages of 7 to 13, which included […]

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