Youth Conference 2020

January 25, 2020

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Andronik,a Russian Orthodox youth conference will be held from February 15-17th, 2020 at the Spiritual Educational Center.

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Agenda for the Expanded Diocesan Meeting

January 22, 2020

1.  Opening Remarks by Archbishop Andronik 2.  Agenda for the Meeting: discussion and adoption 3.  Reading of the minutes of the Diocese Meeting of December 6, 2019 4.  Preparations and proposals for church celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the ROCA 5.  Proposed editorial board for the ROCANA diocesan website 6.  Encouraging the participation of […]

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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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Update: Servant of God Valery has reposed in the Lord

January 4, 2020

On December 31st, 2019 a servant of God Valery Karakolev has reposed in the Lord – a parishioner of the Holy Trinity Church in Astoria. A pious man and of deep faith, Valery was seriously ill for several years. The Lord called him to a place, “where there is no pain, nor any sorrow, nor […]

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