St. Theophan the Recluse

January 25, 2021

On 10/23 January the Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Theophan the Recluse of Vysha, in the world Geoege Vasilievitch Govovrov, born on January 10th 1815 and reposed on the feast of Theophany in 1894. Together with Saint Ignaty (Brianchaninov) of Stavropol and the Caucuses, St. Theophan was one of the most important writers and thinkers of […]

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Nativity at St. Sergius Church in Valley Cottage, NY

January 12, 2021

THE NATIVITY of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Vigil, Great Compline THE NATIVITY of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Hours and Divine Liturgy

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Bishop Andrei’s Nativity Epistle

January 4, 2021

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:14) Dear Fathers, brothers and concelebrants, mothers and sisters, What manner of peace did the Angels announce to the shepherds in the night of Christ’s Birth? Don’t we see that there is no peace and never was on earth? The history […]

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Archbishop Andronik’s Nativity Epistle

Christ is born! Glorify Him!Christ descends from the heavens, welcome Him!Christ is now on earth, O be jubilant! The Nativity of Christ is a celebration of the heavenly hosts.  Born in this world the Son of God became the Son of Man, yet He remained God.  The Most Holy Theotokos Mary became a Mother, while […]

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Commemorative Publications for the Celebration of the 100th Year Jubilee of the ROCA

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! The recent centenary of the Russian Church Abroad recalled the life of several generations of our people. Our pastors in their articles have marked out various important aspects of the century of our church’s existence in the form of two beautiful brochures; “The Path of the Russian Orthodox Church […]

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St. John of Kronstadt

On January 2nd new style the Russian Orthodox Church commemorates the day of the repose of one of the greatest saints and miracle workers revealed in Russia not long before the revolution and the fall of the Russian Empire, St. John (Sergiev) of Kronstadt. As a young man St. John dreamed of being a missionary […]

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Enrollment is Open for the St. John and St. Philaret School of Theology – 1st semester

January 3, 2021

Enrollment is now open for the 1st semester. Classes start in February 2021. For more information about the School of Theology and enrollment, please click here:

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The First Graduation of the St. John and St. Philaret School of Theology – 2020

January 2, 2021

Two years ago our School of Theology opened. With the help of God, we were able to gather a group of promising candidates for service in our Church. Over these two years, we have seen evidence of God’s blessing upon our humble endeavour, and this in spite of our own weaknesses. Our teachers represented the […]

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