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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 rocaAF@gmail.com
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 […]
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 […]
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)…
The 2nd Iveron Choral Conference brought its work to a close with a number of celebratory church services, conducted with the Bishop’s rite: the All-Night Vigil at the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh at the Tolstoy Center in Valley Cottage, NY, and the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Astoria, NY…..
Much as we would like to forget about Met. Agafangel’s Synod, as one would like to forget a bad dream, we are once again reminded of them by their recent pronouncements….
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Today we commemorate the 40th day since the repose of Vladyka Stefan and I would like to say a few words about him….