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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Father Ilya Gun has Reposed in the Lord

April 20, 2020

Fr. Ilya Gun was born Ilya Shepeleev on July 20, 1925 in the village of Eski Kazaklar, Turkey, to parents belonging to Old Believers and Nekrasov Cossacks who had resided there for 300 years. His extended family included many priests, and he was always drawn to all things spiritual. At the time of his birth, […]

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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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Palm Sunday Appeal for Donations to the ROCA Fund for Assistance

April 12, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, In keeping with a tradition established many years ago, on the occasion of the feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, or Palm Sunday, all parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad are asked to collect donations for the ROCA Fund for Assistance. I take this […]

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Please pray for the seriously ill Subdeacon Viktor

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord. Just recently, a reader and altar server of the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh the Miracle Worker at the Tolstoy Foundation, Subdeacon Viktor Kachkovskiy, was hospitalized. Let us remember Subdeacon Viktor in our private prayers and during Divine Services, so that the Lord would grant him a […]

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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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