Day 6 of the Concelebration between the STOC and the ROCA – Feast of the Protection (“Pokrov”) of the Mother of God at Novi Stjenik Women’s Monastery

October 20, 2020

Tuesday evening ended with the ROCA delegation making its way to the foot of the mountain where the Novi Stjenik women’s monastery is located.  Novi Stjenik meaning “new (rock) wall”.  A “short” hour and a half journey from the foot of the mountain, through a rocky, windy road, through mud and rain puddles, mostly driving […]

read more

The ICON of the 100 YEAR HISTORY of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Description of the Icon and the Vignettes Around It can be found by clicking here. An official description of the icon in Russian and English. High-resolution copy of the Icon can be downloaded here.

read more

Day 5 of the Concelebration between the STOC and the ROCA – Abba Hegumen Archimandrite Ambrose (Amvrosii) Kurganov and Royal Saints King Martyr Lazar and holy King Stefan

October 18, 2020

On Tuesday October 12, the ROCA delegation visited the Milkov Monastery where lived the Hegumen of the men’s monastery, Archimandrite Ambrose (Amvrosii) Kurganov.  Despite reposing in the Lord at the young age of 40, Father Ambrose left a significant mark on the history of ROCA monasticism. Many future bishops of the Church Abroad learned the […]

read more

Day 4 of the Concelebration between the STOC and the ROCA –“Poprazdnestvo” (The Afterfeast)

October 16, 2020

On Monday October 12, 2020 the Russian Delegation visited the town of Sremski Karlovci along with Bishop Akakije and Bishop Nectary.  The center of town was once the first physical location of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, under   Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky).  There, the Serbian Orthodox Church, under Patriarch Dimitrije graciously offered their […]

read more

First-Ever Liturgical Service took place between the Serbian True Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad on the feast day of the uncovering of the relics of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

October 11, 2020

On Sunday October 11, 2020, the Serbian True Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Concelebrated in the first ever Divine Liturgy.  It is a wonder that this all took place on the feast day of the uncovering of the relics of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco.  St. John (Maximovich) was tonsured […]

read more

Day 2 of the Russian Delegation in Serbia – The Icon marking the 100-Year Jubilee Icon has arrived

By the second day, archbishop of Saint Petersburgh and Northern Russia Sofrony arrives with the Icon painted especially to mark the 100 year history and saints of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.  The Delegation visited fort Kalemegdan, where historically the Serbian army protected the city of Belgrade from invaders. Within the confines of the fort […]

read more

Serbian True Orthodox Church Welcomes the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

October 10, 2020

On Friday October 9th, 2020 the delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad was greeted by the Serbian True Orthodox Church in Belgrade, Serbia.  The ROCA delegation, consisting of Archbishop of New York and North America Andronik, Mitre-bearing Protopriest Gregory Kotlaroff, Protopriest Nikita Grigoriev and Priest Dmitriy Dobronravov as well as laity from the greater […]

read more