Russian Version


Celebration of the Synodal Cathedral feast
Of the Kursk-Root Icon of Our Lady of the Sign
the 100th Anniversary of the Glorification
of Saint Seraphim of Sarov


  • Thee Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia opened at the Synodal Building in New York City on 13 Decmeber. It will convene until 16 December.  
  • The Miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God will visit St. Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle (Western American Diocese) on the feast day of the saint. His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus will officiate at the services.
  • A report (in Russian) on the delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad to Russia can be found at the German Diocese link.
  • From 26-27 December, the Cathedral of Munich will host a conference. The following topics have been proposed: the Question of the Unity of the Russian Church Today (Archbishop Mark); A Half-century of Church Life in Germany; a Personal Experience (Protopr. Amvrosii Bakhaus); The Ecclesiology of Holy Martyr Kyrill of Kazan as the Basis for the Unity of the Russian Church (A.V. Zhuravsky, Professor of Theology). For registration, call: (089) 690 07 16 or (089) 690 42 95.
  • The 39th Conference of Russian Orthodox Youth of the Australian Diocese will be held from 21 to 26 December in Sydney. The topic of the Conference: "Save Yourself, and a Thousand Around You will be Saved." Main speaker: Priest Andrew Phillips from Great Britain.
  • November marks the 48th anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Ioassaf of Canada and Argentina of blessed memory.
  • A Church Music Youth Seminar is scheduled from 26-28 December in Montreal, Canada. For information, visit:
  • Program of the expanded pastoral conference "Path of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia: Past and Future."


of the All-Diaspora Pastoral Conference
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Days Four and Five
Day Two and the Feast Day of the Protectress
Day One

JORDANVILLE: Holy Trinity Monastery has published its Orthodox Calendar for the year 2004--13 December 2003.

WESTERN EUROPEN DIOCESE: The Western European Flock Escorted His Eminence Archbishop Seraphim to his Final Repose - December 2, 2003

FRANCE: Archbishop Seraphim reposes (formerly of Geneva and Western Europe) - November 24, 2003

BROOKLYN: The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God visits the Parish of the Holy New Martyrs (photo-report) - November 24, 2003

JORDANVILLE: From the Editors of Pravoslavnaya Rus' - November 21, 2003

EASTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE: Fire at Holy Cross Skete - November 21, 2003

MOSCOW: Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in Moscow November 18, 2003

NEW YORK: The oldest parish of the conciliar Church in New York celebrated its 75th anniversary (photo-report)--November 19, 2003

NEW YORK: Schedule of the Celebration at the Synodal Cathedral- - November 14, 2003

SAN-FRANCISCO: The Oldest Clergyman of the Russian Diaspora,
Protopresbyter Elias Wen, Turns 107!
- November 15, 2003

LOS ANGELES: Protection Parish celebrates its 50th anniversary (photo-report)- November 13, 2003

EASTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE: Southern Deanery Resolution - November 12 2003

GEELONG: The last leg of the First Hierarch's visit to Australia is the celebration of the 50th anniversary in Geelong (photo-report) - November 8, 2003

The First Hierarch's Visit to the Australian Diocese Ends
Vladyka Metropolitan Laurus conducts services in Melbourne, Dandenong and on the 50th Anniversary in Geelong

NEW YORK: The Oldest Parish of the Conciliar Russian Church in New York to mark its 75th anniversary on 15-16 November - November 7, 2003

BELGRADE: His Holiness Patriarch Pavle greets pilgrims from Washington (photo-report) - 6 November 2003

AUSTRALIAN DIOCESE; Resolution of the Pastoral Conference in Sydney, Australia - October 30, 2003

AUSTRALIA: Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Holy Protection Church in Cabramatta (photo-report) -30 October 2003

BRISBAINE: The First Hierarch, Metropolitan Laurus, serves for the first time at the oldest church of the Australian Diocese (photo-report) – October 29, 2003

JORDANVILLE: Two Years as First Hierarch: Glory to God for All Things! - October 26, 2003

LONDON: The lower church of Dormition Cathedral is consecrated (photo-report) – October 25, 2003

CABRAMATTA: Anniversary Concert of Church Music at Protection Church (photo-report) –October 24, 2003

AUSTRALIAN DIOCESE: THE FIRST HIERARCH IN AUSTRALIA: The 50th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Stratfield - October 21, 2003

WADI FARA: Archbishop Mark officiates at the feast day of the Skete of St. Chariton – October 17, 2003

MONTREAL: The XVI Annual Church Music Conference concludes - October 16, 2003

WESTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE: The First Hierarch in California: 50th Anniversary of the Church of the Ascension in Sacramento - October 14, 2003

Metropolitan LAURUS: All Orthodox Russians Must Repent

A Unique Landmark: Chants of the Russian Diaspor

Metropolitan Philaret: The Main Goal of Man is to Save his Soul for Eternity





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