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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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

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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On the Shutdown of Churches

April 7, 2020

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Dear brothers and sisters, We are now unable to gather in our churches for prayer. But was it right on the part of the Australian government to ban all religious gatherings? Humanity in the past experienced much more dangerous epidemics, […]

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An Appeal to the Parishioners

April 6, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Man was created to live in close communion with God. Lack of faith and mistrust of God separated and continues to separate man from God. Disunity with God is absolutely disastrous for man. All of man’s troubles fundamentally proceed from his separation from and disunity with God.  God came […]

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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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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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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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