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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]