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

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

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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A Prayer Service for St. Xenia of St. Petersburg at the Holy Trinity Church in Astoria, NY

October 4, 2019

This year marks 200 years since the assumption of St. Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg and 41 years since her glorification by our church.  As many may know, the St. Xenia of St. Petersburg Foundation was established to memorialize these anniversaries.  The goal of the Foundation is to provide varied assistance based on love and […]

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Remember Your Leaders

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you.  Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.”  (Hebrews 13:7) Our “Restrainer” Metropolitan Vitaly reposed in 2006 and his death brought to an end the glorious history of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.  Since 2007 the church has been without […]

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Why Protestants Cannot Claim a Mission from Christ to Preach the Gospel

August 24, 2019

by Fr. Chad Arneson “And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” – Romans 10:15 It is a universal teaching of Protestants of many varied confessions that the Scriptures are […]

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3rd Iveron Choral Conference at Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church, Trenton NJ

August 6, 2019

With the blessing of Vladika Andronik, Archbishop of New York and North America, the 3rd Iveron Choral Conference will take place on October 25-27, 2019 at the Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Trenton New Jersey! Detailed information will be coming soon.  For those eager to receive information please contact the ROCA Assistance Fund at

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Russian Orthodox Family Conference

July 31, 2019

The Religious and Cultural Center in Mountain View, NY, hosted the annual Russian Orthodox Family Conference, July 12-14, 2019, with this year’s theme of OUR ROOTS. On the evening of July 12th, the feast day of the First Apostles Peter and Paul, the participants in the Family Conference shared the joy of meeting in this […]

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Opinion: Homeschooling – Part One

February 11, 2019

Not long ago I have met an elderly American teacher. I vividly remember his story about his fascinating life and family. His mother grew up in a small town called Dover, Massachusetts and graduated from high school in 1901. By the standards of that time, she received a most ordinary education. She learned perfect French […]

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“The 10th Anniversary of a Fraud”, an article by Hegumen Ignatiy (Krutkov)

November 26, 2018

The year 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the commission of a canonical and dogmatic crime against the Russian Orthodox Church by members of the Odessa Synod headed by Met. Agafangel (Pashkovskiy)…

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