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 On Tuesday, January 7, on the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Sign, NYC, was led by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada. His Eminence was concelebrated by Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Archpriest Nikolay Olhovsky (keeper and caretaker of the wonderworking Kursk-Root icon), Hieromonk Evtikhy Dovganyuk, Archdeacon Nicholas Mokhoff, deacons Nathan Muselli, Nazary Fataliev and Dionisy Lvov. All festal divine services were held at the presence of the Protectress of Russsian Diaspora, which had recently visited Russian Far Eastern Dioceses and Japan. The Synodal Choir under direction of Peter Fekula accompanied the Liturgy. After the Liturgy had concluded, all the clergy and parishioners followed to the cathedral hall for a festal abundant trapeza.

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On Sunday, November 3, on the feast day of Ven. Hilarion, Schema-monk of Kiev Caves, nameday of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, His Eminence led the Divine Liturgy concelebrated by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada and Bishop George of Mayfield and the clergy of the cathedral of the Sign. Metropolitan Hilarion was warmly greeted and congratulated by the cathedral's senior priest Archpriest Andrei Sommer and Archpriest Serge Lukianov, secretary of the Eastern American Diocese. Bishop George presented His Eminence with a set of lesser Hierarchal vestments. Metropolitan Hilarion thanked the clergy and parishioners who then shared a tasty trapeza prepared by the cathedral's sisterhood.  

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On September 26-27, the feast of Venerable and Life-Giving Cross, Archbishop of Montreal and Canada Gabriel led All-Night Vigil with the Elevation of the Holy Cross, and Divine Litirgy. His Grace was concelebrated by the Synodal cathedral's clergy.

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On Tuesday, September 24, the Synodal cathedral held St. Xenia celebrations in honor of the 35th anniversary of the saint's canonization by ROCOR in 1978. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Archpriest Sepafim Gan, Igumen Kornily with Archdeacon Nicholas Mokhoff and Deacon Nazary Fataliyev.

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On Saturday, September 21, the feast of the Nativity of Mother of God, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the festal Divine Liturgy at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign. His Eminence was co-served by His Grace Bishop Mstislav of Tikhvin and Ladeinoye Polye, who had been visiting His Eminence in New York, and the cathedral clergy. Metropolitan Hilarion presented Bishop Mstislav with the copy of the miraculous Kursk-Root icon.

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On Wednesday, September 11, the feast of the Beheading of St John the Baptist, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York led Divine Liturgy at the Synodal cathedral of the Sign. He was concelebrated by the Synodal clergy. At the liturgy His Eminence ordained subdeacon Vladimir Barros a deacon.


On Tuesday, August 27, and on Wednesday, August 28, on the great feast of the Dormition of Mother of God, All-Night Virgil and Divine Liturgy at the Synodal cathedral of the Sign were led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Chuch Abroad Metropolitan Hilarion. His Eminence was concelebrated by the Senior priest - Archpriest Andrei Sommer and Hieromonk Tikhon (Gaifudinov), Archdeacon Nicholas Mokhoff and deacon Nazariy Fataliyev. The synodal choir was conducted be Peter Fekula.

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On Monday, August 19, on the feast day of Transfiguration of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion led Divine Liturgy in the Synodal cathedral of the Sign. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad was co-served by the cathedral's clergy: Archpriest Andrei Somer, Priest Nikolai Olhovsky - the keeper of the Kursk-Rook Icon, Hieromonk Tikhon (Gaifudinov), Protodeacon Nicholas Mokhoff. At the Liturgy Subdeacon Nizariy Fataliyeff was ordained by His Eminence a Deacon. After the Liturgy Metropolitan Hilarion blessed the newly harvested fruits. The clergy and the parishioners enjoyed bountiful festal meal, prepared by the Sisterhood of the cathedral.

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On Sunday, August 11, His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal and Canada, led Divine Liturgy at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign. His Eminence was concelebrated by Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Hieromonk Nikolai (Perekrestov) and Protodeacon Nicholas Mokhoff. For Fr. Nikolai it was the last Divine service as the cathedral's cleric as he was about to leave for Florida. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion there will be established a new ROCOR parish between Tampa and Miami, in the Mexican Bay area. A church will be errected after Yaroslavl style of the 16th century, and will be concecrated in honor of the Kursk-Root Icon of Mother of God.  

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On July 21, the feast day of the Kazan Mother of God, the Divine Liturgy in the Synodal cathedral of the Sign was led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church abroad Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York Hilarion. His Eminence was concelebrated by Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Hieromonk Nikolai (Perekrestov), Archpriest Nicholas Olhovsky, Archdeacon Nicholas Mokhoff and Archdeacon Dimirty from Tula. During the Divine Service Metropolitan Hilarion tonsured Feodor Fataliyeff a Reader.

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On Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, at the great feast of the Holy Trinity (Pentecost) Vigil and Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign were led by the Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese Bishop Jerome of Manhattan. His Grace was assisted by the Senior Priest of the Cathedral Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Hieromonk Eutychius (Dovganyuk) and Archdeacon Nicholas Mokhoff. After Liturgy, the clergy and parishioners shared a festive meal prepared by the sisterhood.

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On Saturday, May 18, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York Hilarion led Divine Liturgy in the Synodal cathedral of the Sign in New York City on the occasion of enthronemant of His Eminence. The First Hierarch was concelebrated by Vicar of Eastern American Diocese Bishop Jerome of Manhattan, the clergy from NYC and New Jersey. After liturgy the clergy, parishioners and guests congratulated His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and wished him Many Years!

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On the Eve of Pascha, Divine Services in the Synodal cathedral of the Sign were celebrated by His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and His Grace Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese.

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On Holy Thursday, May 2, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion led Divine Liturgy at the Synodal cathedral of the Sign. He was concelebrated by the Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, Bishop Jerome of Manhattan and the cathedral clergy. Later that day His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion headed Matins with 12 Passion Gospels, concelebrated by Bishop Jerome and the clergy of the cathedral.

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On April 14, the Fourth Week in Lent, St. John of the Ladder, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York Hilarion led Divine Liturgy in the Synodal cathedral of the Sign, concelebrated by Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Hieromonks Nikolai (Perekrestov) and Eutichius (Dovganyuk), Archdeacon Nicholas Mokhoff. The Liturgy was concluded by the sermon, delivered by Metropolitan Hilarion. The clergy and parishioners then gathered in the church hall for trapeza and fellowship.

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On April 6th and 7th, Week of the Holy Cross and Annunciation of Blessed Virgin Mary, All-Night Virgil and Divine Liturgy were celebrated by the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York Hilarion and Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan. The hierarchs were concelebrated by Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Hieromonks Nicholai (Perekrestov) and Eutichius (Dovganyuk). The faithful had the opportunity to venerate the holy relics od St. Luke, Archbishop of Simferopol and a prominent surgeon. After Divine liturgy the clergy and parishioners enjoyed tasty festal trapeza, prepared by the sisterhood of the cathedral.    

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On Sunday, March 31, the Second Week of Great Lent - St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion led Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Sign. His Eminence was concelebrated by His Grace Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan and the clergy of the cathedral: Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Hieromonk Nikolai (Perekrestov), Priest Ioann Arama, Hieromonk Eutichios (Dovganyuk), Archdeacon Nicholas (Mokhoff). The Liturgy was followed by the sermon delivered by the Most Reverend Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York. His Eminence emphasized the importance of acquiring the Holy Spirit and the inner qualities similar to Our Lord Jesus Christ. The cathedral Sisterhood entertained the clergy and parishioners to the tasty Lenten Trapeza.

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On the first Sunday of Great Lent, The Orthodox Church celebrates Triumph of Orthodoxy. On Sunday, March 24, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, celebrated the Divine Litirgy in the Synodal cathedral of the Sign. His Eminence was concelebrated by the cathedral clergy, as well as the clergy from other Russian Orthodox churches in New York City.During the Little Entrance, the cathedral's sinior priest, Archpriest Andrei Sommer, was awarded the jewelled cross.

PHOTO-REPORT by Pr. Vladimir K. Galitzine and Dr. Sergei Yakushin  


On Sunday, March 10, 2013, the Cheesefare Sunday, His Grace Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, headed Divine Liturgy in the Synodal cathedral of the Sign, concelebrated by the clergy of the cathedral. After the Liturgy, the clergy and the parishioneers proceeded into the cathedral hall for Pelmeni Trapeza, prepared by the Sisterhood of the cathedral. The main course on the eve of Great Lent has always been traditional Russian dumplings (pelmeni). There was also Russian fair (yarmarka) in the foyer of the Synodal building with plenty of paintings, books, exclusive jewelry. The clergy and parishioners had a great oportunity to socialize and enjoy delicious meals. The leaflets came handy with all the necessary information on the forthcoming Cheesefare week (Maslenitsa).

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According to Russian tradition, during the first four days of the Great Lent we hear in our churches the Penitential canon of St. Andrew of Crete read by a bishop or a priest. On Wednesday, March 20, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, was reading the Canon in the Synodal cathedral of the Sign in New York. The divine service was blessed by the presence of the wonder-working Kursk-Root icon of Our Lady of the Sign.

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On February 10, 2013, the feast day of the New Holy-Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Divine Liturgy at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign was led by His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal and Canada. His Eminence was concelebrated by Archpriest Andrei Sommer and Hieromonk Evtikhiy (Dovganyuk). His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, was praying in the altar. The clergy and parishioners extended congratulations to H.E. Archbishop Gabriel on his Name's Day and wished him many years.

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On January 18 and 19 the festal Holy Epiphany services were held in the Synodal Cathedr al of the Sign in New York City. All-Night Virgil and Divine Liturgy were headed by Hie Grace Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern-American Diocese. His Grace was concelebrated by the Very Reverend Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Priest Nicholas Olkhovsky and the cathedral clergy. THe Wonder-working icon of Our Lady of the Sign Kursko-Korennaya was present at both festal services.

According to the custom Bishop Jerome blessed the water, thereafter the synodal sisterhood had the clergy and parishioners entertained at the fellowship and tasty trapeza.

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On January 6 and 7 the festal Christmas services were held at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. As the Rector of the Cathedral - Metropolitan of the Eastern America and New York Hilarion, the Firsl Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad - is being on an archpastoral visit to Australia, the services were celebrated by His Grace Jerome of Manhattan, Vicar Bishop of the Eastern American Diocese. His Grace was concelebrated by Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Hieromonk Nicholas (Perekrestov), the custodian of the wonder-working Kursk-Root Icon Priest Nicholas Olkhovsky, Archdeacon Nicholas Mokhoff and the clergy of the Synodal Cathedral. The icon itself was also present, sitting on the left side in its place. 

After the Liturgy the clergy and laity were invited to participate in the banquet, preraped with love by the Sisterhood of the Cathedral.

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NATIVITY EPISTLE OF HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN HILARION OF NEW YORK AND EASTERN AMERICA

Most Reverend fellow archpastors, most honorable fathers, God-loving monastics, dear brothers and sisters, faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia!

With heartfelt love I greet all of you with the great, all-joyous Feast of the Nativity of Christ!

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Kursk-Root Icon To Visit Cathedral of the Sign in NYC

Kursk-Root Icon will be at attendance at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in NYC the following dates:

February 19 - March 2, 2014

For more information visit the Schedule of Visitation


NEW! WEEKLY DIVINE SERVICES IN ENGLISH

Saturday: Vespers - 6:00pm

Sunday: Matins - 7:30am

Divine Liturgy - 8:30am

For more information please contact Hieromonk Zosimas:

(631) 721-8151

HmkZosimas@gmail.com


Cathedral Services and Events

Wednesdays 7PM - MOLEBEN (Prayer Service)

Thursdays 7.30PM - Spiritual Talk and Youth Meeting

Saturdays 10AM - PANIKHIDA (Service for Departed)

Saturdays NOON - St. Sergius Church School


Divine Services at the Synodal Cathedral Led by HE Metropolitan Hilarion

Information is updating  


NEW! Church Leaflet 37, November 17, 2013

NEW! Church Leaflet 35, November 3, 2013

Church Leaflet 34, October 27, 2013

Church Leaflet 31, October 6, 2013

Church Leaflet 30, September 29, 2013


Fifth Anniversary of the Enthronement of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

"We Must Follow the Example of the Ancient Saints". A discussion with His Eminence Metrioilitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. Read more...


Marina Ledkovsky: Berlin, 1924-1945. Reminiscences.


NEW! Martyanov and other calendars

Books of St. John of Kronstadt; Metr. Filaret (Voznesensky); Arch. Vilaly (Ustinov); Arch. Dimirty (Voznesensky)

Wonder-working Icons of Mother of God in Russian History

V. Rusak, History of the Russian Church

Voice of Saint. Homilies of St. John of Shanghai

Synodal Choir under Direction by Perer Fekula (audio)

Holy Myrrh Bearers Choir (audio)

ALSO: The New Testament, Psalms, Russian/English Prayer Book

Silver crosses, Sets of wedding icons, candles, etc. 



On Forgiveness

In our earthly relationship it is easy to begrudge and grow bitter, it is east to want to vwrite off those who have offended us. Forgiveness, on the other hand, takes great courage and trust in God to submit ourselves and our earthly relationships to Him. Read more...


The Theological Necessity for Humor

In a collection of essays called “Holy Laughter”, Conrad Hyers says, “A common trait of dictators, revolutionaries, and ecclesiastical authoritarians alike is the refusal to laugh at themselves or permit others to laugh at them.”

Of course, “them” can easily mean “us.” At times we all take ourselves too seriously, forgetting to laugh at the mirror and refusing to let others see us as we are, as little children toddling toward the Kingdom. If we do not laugh at ourselves, and allow others to laugh at and with us, we tend to worship ourselves. Making fun of ourselves is like making a good confession. Letting others make fun of us is like accepting prophecy. More...

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