"Enter All into the Joy of Your Lord"
The Open Royal Doors and Altar of the Cathedral of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in San Francisco


  • His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus is scheduled to arrive in Russia on May 14. In addition to official meetings, His Eminence will make pilgrimages to venerate holy sites in the fatherland.
  • The next regular session of the Synod of Bishops will begin on April 27 in New York
  • New York: His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus congratulated President V.V. Putin of Russia with his reelection. Letter.
  • On March 12, clergy of the Church Abroad served a moleben (Service of Supplication) before the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God at St. Nicholas Cathedral on 97th St. in New York. Photo
  • On Wednesday March 10, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus elevated Priest Theodore Shevzov to the rank of protopriest, and Priest George Lardas was awarded the gold pectoral cross.
  • New developments on The Serbian Monastery of Hilandar on Mt. Athos which suffered a catastrophic fire:
    -Serbian Crown HRH Prince Alexander II was among the first to visit after the fire to give support to the monastery brotherhood. Photo
  • The heir to the British Throne HRH Prince Charles donated 650,000 Pounds ($1.2 million) for the reconstruction of the Chilendar monastery, where he secludes himself twice a year for prayer.

New York: Pascha at the Synodal Cathedral —April 12, 2004

Los Angeles: Paschal Epistle of Bishop Alexander of Buenos Aires and South America —April 12, 2004

Nyack: Celebration of the second day of Pascha—12 April 2004

Metropolitan Laurus at the Synodal Cathedral on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent
and Views the Exhibition "Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)" Detalis.

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus

SAN FRANCISCO: Paschal Epistle of Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America - Easter 2004

Orthodox Conference in Munich: 2003, Archbishop Mark (Arndt) The Unity of the Russian Church; the Situation Today

From March 17 to 19 a Pastoral Conference of the Chicago and Detroit Diocese was held. Details. The Conference issued a separate Communique and addressed a letter to the local representative of the Serbian Church, Metropolitan Christofor regarding the events in Kosovo. Photographs from this Conference can be found at the Diocesan website:

In Montreal, a Pastoral Conference of the Eastern part of the Canadian Diocese was held on March 19 and 20. Communique.

Communique from the Regular Clergy Conference and Retreat of the Diocese of Eastern America and New York of the ROCOR

STATEMENT by His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus on the Tragic Events in Serbia

"Bishops in Exile Lived in Hope of Returning to Russia" Interview with Metropolitan Laurus, March 16, 2004

Brooklyn, NY: Appeal for aid by the Parish of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia —April 3, 2004

Munich: Statement from the Chancery of the German Diocese —March 31, 2004

WASHINGTON DC: Benefit Concert for Kosovo Refugees - March 29, 2004

CHICAGO: An Evening to Commemorate the Victims of Dachau —22 March 2004

Pastoral Conference of the Eastern-American Diocese

Pastoral Conference of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - March 12, 2004

GREAT LENTEN EPISTLE of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus

The Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God in Ohio





St. Jonah of Manchuria (Hankow): Sermon on the Pascha of Christ

Priest Sergei Sveshnikov: Opinion on "Same-sex Marriage"

Materials from the Pastoral Conference in Nyack - December 2003

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