Pastoral Conference of the Eastern-American Diocese



  • Communique from the Regular Clergy Conference and Retreat of the Diocese of Eastern America and New York of the ROCOR
  • 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.
  • On The Sunday of the Cross, Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America elevated Priest Yaroslav Belikow, a clergyman of the Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco and the Assistant Headmaster of the SS. Cyrill and Methodius Parochial School, to the rank of Protopriest.
  • 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

The Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God in Ohio


Regular Session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia February 17-18 2004

SAN FRANCISCO: The Cathedral Choir of San Francisco held a benefit Spiritual Concert at the local Serbian Church of St. John the Baptist. - March 7 2004

NEW YORK: A new editor and administration is appointed for the official Synodal website - February 22, 2004

MOSCOW: Represenatives of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia participate in a theological conference - February 20, 2004

JORDANVILLE: Holiday of the Holy Trinity Seminary (photo-report) -February 14, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO: The XI All-Diaspora Russian Orthodox Youth Conference is announced - February 10, 2004

WESTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE: Feast day of the New Martyrs of Russia Church in Mulino, OR (photo-report) —February 9, 2004

Bishop Artemije, Bishop of Raska and Prizren, in Washington: “Crucified Kosovo” - February 7 , 2004

DIOCESE OF SOUTH AMERICA: Letter from Bishop Alexander on his health and gratitude -February 3, 2004

GERMANY: “We expect mutual recognition of each other as parts of one Russian Church”—an interview with Archbishop Mark —1 February 2004

EASTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE: The First Hierarch at Epiphany Church in Boston - January 29, 2004

JERUSALEM: The Holy Land: Trip to the Jordan River - Jannuary 22, 2004

NEW YORK: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is scheduled for 7-22 May - January 14, 2004

Greetings on the Nativity of Christ!
 Nativity Epistle of the President of the Synod of Bishops

MUNICH: An Orthodox Conference concludes at the Cathedral of the New Martyrs - January 4, 2004

JORDANVILLE: Funeral of Hierodeacon Mefodii- January 2, 2004


Fr. Leonid Kolchev:
Sermon on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent

Materials from the Pastoral Conference in Nyack - December 2003

Thoughts on Russian Church Unity
Protopresbyter Mikhail Pomazansky: Our Ecclesiastical Juridical Conscience (1950)
Archbishop Nikon (Rklitsky): The Temple of God
Protopresbyter Alexander Kiselev:
How the New Martyrs of Russia Were Glorified

Deacon Nikolai Savchenko
The Church in Russia and the WCC:

Valeria K. Hoecke -- The “Kassia” of the Russian Diaspora
Protopriest Michael Artzimovich: “We Are One Church, One Body
Archbishop Seraphim (Dulgov): What a Joy It Is to Be a Priest!
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