By the Grace of God, on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, at the cathedral of the Dormition in Trenton New Jersey, a meeting took place between the bishops and clergy of the two respective dioceses headed by Bishop Stefan (Sabelnik) and Archbishop Andronik (Kotliaroff). In attendance were: Bishop Stefan, Archbishop Andronik, Mitered Protopriest Gregory Kotliaroff, Protopriest […]
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. What do we celebrate, brothers and sisters, on this day of the Nativity? – The event, which astounded myriads of heavenly hosts. However, only a few people in the whole world attended it. Thus, in silence […]
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Every time we say goodbye to our parishioners, who passed away, they teach us an important lesson. Every time when a coffin stands here in the church, we recall that “we brought nothing into the world, and we can […]
The recently concluded Council meeting in Odessa chaired by Metropolitan Agafangel adopted a document under the intriguing title of “An Appeal to those who have Broken Away from the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.” Who are these individuals who have “broken away” and what is it that they must do to rejoin the bosom […]
On the evening of September 1, 2017, on the day of Martyr Andrew Stratelates, in the school at the Tolstoy Foundation Center in Valley Cottage, NY, a meeting of the Council of Bishops of the ROCA District Outside of Russia took place with representatives of the clergy and laypeople in attendance. Those unable to attend in person […]
Bishop Andrei’s Response to V. Moss In his article “The Reunification Of The Russian Church” (Воссоединение Русской Церкви) http://nftu.net/reply-of-v-moss-to-the-proposals-of-bishop-andrei-erastov/#comment-2728, church historian Vladimir Moss provides a critical analysis of the report that I prepared for the VI All-Diaspora Council in January 2017. More precisely, V. Moss examines only the final, closing section, in which […]
Monday of the Holy Spirit 2017 – Conversation with Archbishop Sophrony of Saint Petersburg and Northern Russia about contemporary issues in today’s Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
Monday of the Holy Spirit 2017 Monday of the Holy Spirit. Liturgy: Gospel reading, Litany of fervent supplication. Понедельник Св. Духа. Литургия: Чтение Евангелия, Сугубая ектения. Monday of the Holy Spirit. Liturgy: Great Entrance. Понедельник Св. Духа. Литургия: Великий вход. Monday of the Holy Spirit. Liturgy: Bishop’s blessing. Понедельник Св. Духа. Литургия: Архиерейское благословение. Monday […]
The Celebration of Pentecost and Episcopal Ordination of Hegumen Andrei Erastov, Sunday 4th Jun 2017 A big Thank You to Mr. Nicholas Sherman who is the author these absolutely stunning photographs of Vladykas Consecration. Please, visit Nicholas website to view his photography work at www.nsherman.info.
The decision to consecrate Hegumen Andrei as Bishop of Australia was made by the bishops of the District Outside of Russia of the ROCA, Archbishop Andronik of Syracuse and St. Nicholas and Bishop Stefan of Trenton and North America. On May 5/18, 2017, the following decree was issued: “We, the hierarchs of the […]
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Your Graces, brothers, and sisters, The Council of Bishops has passed the resolution to call me to the episcopal ministry. The Episcopal ministry is the continuation of the work of the apostles. The Holy Spirit descended upon […]
Letter from Metropolitan Moses of Toronto. *** Девяти муч. Кизических 29-е Апреля/ 12-е Мая, 2017 г. Христос Воскресе! От всего сердца посылаю Вам с любовью и уважением это мое смиренное поздравление. В наш век безразличия к правде, когда многие избирают широкий путь предательства, соглашаясь со все-ересью Экуменизма, Вы стараетесь сохранить наследие […]
Liturgical Concelebration between Archbishop of Syracuse and St. Nicholas Andronik, and Bishop of Trenton and North America Stefan took place on May 14th, 2017 at the St. Sergius Russian Orthodox Church in Valley Cottage, NY. Clergy and laity from both Diocese came to participate in the joyous feast from America and Canada. Part 1 […]
Glory be to God, It Is Accomplished! «Behold, what is so good or so beautiful, As for brethren to live together?» (Ps.132.1) On the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (May 14, 2017) in the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Valley Cottage (New York), a long-awaited event took place: the concelebration of the […]