Великопостное послание Высокопреосвященнейшего Илариона, митрополита Восточно-Американского и Нью-Йоркского, Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви

Великопостное послание
Высокопреосвященнейшего
И Л А Р И О Н А,
митрополита Восточно-Американского и Нью-Йоркского,
Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви.

Преосвященные собратья-архипастыри, всечестные отцы-сослужители, дорогие о Господе братья и сестры! (more…)

Resolution of the Synod of Bishops concerning the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty

Concerning the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty,the Synod of Bishops has resolved:

  1. To decree that abbots and abbesses and rectors of the monasteries and parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia are to commemorate the Royal Passion-Bearers during the dismissal of Liturgies in the following manner: “The Holy Righteous Passion-Bearers Tsar-Martyr Nicholas, Tsarina Alexandra, Tsarevich Alexei, Tsarevnas Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia; Holy Martyrs Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara and those martyred with them,” to commence on January 1/14 until the end of 2013.
  2. And before the veneration of the cross during the first Sunday of Great Lent, to sing Eternal Memory to the Righteous Tsars and Tsarinas of the Romanov Dynasty and to “all members of the family of the All Russian Imperial House,” in accordance with the Rite of the Triumph of Orthodoxy.
  3. The general celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty will be held at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Toronto, Canada, on September 5-8, 2013, to coincide with a Russian Orthodox conference and a session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

It was also proposed by Bishop Peter; and resolved by the Synod: “To instruct the clergymen of all monasteries and churches of the Russian Church Abroad, on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, to prayerfully mark the 200th anniversary of the victory over Napoleon, commemorating Righteous Tsar Alexander Pavlovich and all the Orthodox leaders and warriors who laid down their lives for the Faith, the Tsar and Fatherland.”

Рождественское послание Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви

mh_dec12Собратья-архипастыри, всечестные отцы, боголюбивые иноки и инокини, дорогие братья и сестры, верные чада Русской Зарубежной Церкви!

С любовью и добрым сердцем приветствую  всех с великим и всерадостным праздником Рождества Христова!

Все, что совершилось в священной  пещере Вифлеемской в эту радостную  ночь пришествия в мир Сына Божия, все это носило глубокую печать смирения. Сам Всемогущий Бог, Творец мира, содержащий все в Своей длани, становится тварью, одним из нас, смиряет Себя «даже до смерти крестной» (Флп. 2, 8), чтобы спасти человека. Преблагословенная Дева, созерцая духовно тайну нашего спасения, смиренно принимает то проречение Симеоново, которое предвозвещало ей боль обоюдо острого меча, поражающего Ее материнское сердце. (more…)

Nativity Epistle of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

mh_dec12Most Reverend fellow archpastors, most honorable fathers, God-loving monastics, dear brothers and sisters, faithful children of the Russian Church Outside Russia!

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

All that took place in the sacred cave of Bethlehem on that joyous night of the coming into this world of the Son of God bears a deep imprint of humility. The Omnipotent God Himself, the Creator of the world, the One who holds all in the palm of His hand, becomes a creature, one of us. He humbles himself even “unto death upon the cross,” all in order to save man. The most blessed Virgin, contemplating the mystery of our salvation, humbly accepts the prophecy of St. Simeon, who foretells the pain her motherly heart would endure, pierced by the double-edged sword. (more…)

Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the Fifth Anniversary of the Signing of the Act of Canonical Communion

Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and the Faithful Flock of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Fifth Anniversary of the Signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

On the eve of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia issues an epistle to the archpastors, pastors, deacons, monastics and faithful flock of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Dear in the Lord Reverend Archpastors, Honorable Presbyters and Deacons, God-beloved Monks and Nuns,  Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith,
from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ
in sincerity” (Ephesians 6:23-24).

Today the Russian Orthodox Church marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion. This document brought to an end many years of division between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. We remember these events of great historical significance, representing the victory over one of the tragic consequences of the political and spiritual catastrophe endured by Russia in the 20th century. (more…)

В Мельбурне прошло собрание православного духовенства

30 апреля 2012 года в Мельбурне состоялась общеправославная встреча духовенства Мельбурна и штата Виктория.

В собрании приняли участие Первоиерарх Русской Православной Церкви Заграницей митрополит Восточно-Американский и Нью-Йоркский Иларион, епископ Дервийский Иезекииль (Константинопольский Патриархат), епископ Австралийский и Новозеландский Ириней (Сербская Православная Церковь), епископ Австралийско-Новозеландский Михаил (Румынская Православная Церковь), а также гости: епископ Мелитопольский Иаков (Константинопольский Патриархат) и епископ Новой Грачаницы, Средней и Западной Америки Лонгин (Сербская Православная Церковь). (more…)

Пасхальное послание Высокопреосвященнейшего Митрополита Илариона, Перовиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви

Пасхальное послание
ИЛАРИОНА,
митрополита Восточно-Американского и Нью-Йоркского,
Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви.

ХРИСТОС ВОСКРЕСЕ!

Праздников праздник и торжество из торжеств наступило для нас, собратья-архипастыри, досточтимые отцы, возлюбленные о Господе братия и сестры! Воскресение Христово все мы встречаем с великой радостью и не скрываем своих чувств: «веселимся божественне, яко воскресе Христос, яко всесилен»! (more…)

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Paschal Epistle
of His Eminence
Hilarion,
Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Christ is risen!

The feast of feasts and triumph of triumphs has arrived for us, brother archpastors, right honorable fathers, brethren and sisters beloved in the Lord!  Let us all greet the resurrection of Christ and not hide our feelings: “Let us be divinely glad, for Christ hath risen as One omnipotent.”

O wondrous and blessed night!  O night so full of joy for every Christian!  The risen Christ “changed the lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women into joy” on this night.  And He does the same for us!  This night of splendor proclaims to us His arising.  And now this “prophetic night” renews us to the depths of our soul.  And it gives us the certain hope that our departed ones, and we ourselves, will arise on the last day of the world to “celebrate the eternal Pascha in the never-waning day of the kingdom of Christ.” (more…)

Statement of the Episcopal Assembly of Oceania on Marriage and Same-Sex Unions

Announcement – new Sections on Diocesan website

Four new sections have been launched on the Diocesan website:

  • Forms / Анкеты
  • Liturgical notes / Литургические заметки
  • Regulations / Положения
  • Ukazes / Указы

Open the Sections menu at the top left to access the new sections.

Also, as the menu for the News Archive was becoming quite lengthy, it has been moved from the top menu to just below the Search box on the right hand side.