On November 15, 2023, on the 8th anniversary of his episcopal consecration, His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh celebrated the early Divine Liturgy at the Dormition Cathedral in London.
On the day of your personal Pentecost, please accept heartfelt congratulations on this significant date for you - the eighth anniversary of your hierarchal consecration!
On Saturday, October 21, the feast of Venerable Pelagia the Penitent, at the invitation of His Grace Matthew, Bishop of Sourozh, Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA & Canada, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in Three Hierarchs Church in Garfield, NJ on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of parish’s founding in 1898.
On October 11th, 2023, with the blessing of the Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop Matthew, the Vice-Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes, Priest Mark Rashkov attended the Multi-Faith reception at Gracie Mansion in NYC by the invitation of Mayor Eric Adams.
Finding inspiration in the selfless life of the Holy Patriarch Tikhon who was the pillar of the Orthodox Church in America (Ikos to the Saint), you devote much effort to encouraging your flock's spiritual growth and strive to be for them a good model in everything.
On October 7th, 2023, the clergy of the Eastern States Deanery of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA gathered for Divine Liturgy at Elevation of the Cross Russian Orthodox Church in Hackettstown, NJ for the one-year anniversary of the falling asleep of one of the most respected priests of the Patriarchal Parishes and former rector of Elevation of the Cross Church, Archpriest John Kasatkin.
On 1 (14) September, the faithful of St. Innocent of Irkutsk parish gathered to celebrate the beginning of the New Ecclesiastical Year and the Feast of the Holy and Righteous Joshua, the name day of the parish’s Rector.
On September 11, the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, as part of the church-wide Day of Sobriety, with the blessing of the Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and Canada, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, cleric of St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York, Abbot Nicodemus (Balyasnikov), visited the House of Mercy dedicated to St. John of Kronstadt in Brooklyn.
A message from Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and Canada, to the clergy and parishioners of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and Canada on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov)
On Friday, August 25, Holy Trinity Church in Baltimore, MD conducted the funeral service for +Sydney-Mary Martenis, the daughter of Congressman Derrick and Sara Van Orden, from Wisconsin.
The cost of the trip includes transport and excursion service in Israel, Transfer to Sinai, transport and excursion service on Sinai, hotels - 5 nights in Bethlehem, 1 night in Galilee, 2 nights in Sinai, two meals daily (breakfast and dinner), additional expenses: departure tax from Israel, tips, night transfer to the liturgy to the Holy Sepulcher, entrances to museums and national parks.
This is to inform you that by the Decree of His Grace, Matthew, Bishop of Sourozh, Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Hegumen Nikodim (Balyasnikov) has been appointed Acting Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA as of August 5, 2023.
On Saturday, August 5, with the blessing of Bishop Matthew, Archbishop Peter of Chicago & Mid-America celebrated a hierarchal Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Pocheav Icon of the Theotokos at Nativity of Christ Church in Youngstown, OH.
On Sunday, 2 July 2023 (The Feast of St. John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco), the Chapel of St. John the Wonderworker was blessed and dedicated for prayer and services on the property of St. Innocent of Irkutsk Orthodox Church!
On Saturday June 10, the Leave-taking of Pentecost, the clergy of the Atlantic States Deanery celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA.
On Saturday, May 27, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA & Canada, celebrated Divine Liturgy in Holy Protection Church in Ottawa, Canada (Diocese of Montreal & Canada, ROCOR)
On May 13, 2023, in the Cathedral of the Patriarchate of Antioch, dedicated to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, located in the Brooklyn, New York City, the enthronement of the newly elected head of the Archdiocese of Antioch in the USA & Canada, Metropolitan Saba, took place.
On Bright Tuesday, April 18, His Eminence Metropolitan Saba of New York & all North America welcomed Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov and Archpriest Mark Rashkov, chancellor and vice chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes of the USA, to Headquarters of the Antiochian Archdiocese in America in Englewood, New Jersey. Joining them was Archpriest Thomas Zain, vicar general of the Archdiocese.
I heartily greet you with these joyful and life-affirming words and congratulate you on the great and saving feast of the Holy Resurrection of Christ!
I address all of you, Orthodox Christians living in many countries of the world, who are now in churches or praying in your homes, to extend greetings to you on the great feast of Holy Pascha with my heart full of spiritual joy, and to proclaim victoriously in accord with ancient tradition:
On April 4, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the Danilov Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Rus' met with the priests of the Russian Orthodox Church who carry out pastoral service in the coutnries abroad.
On April 1, the day of the 150th birthday of great Russian composer Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, cleric of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York performed a memorial service at his grave at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York. The service was led by the cleric of the cathedral, Vice-Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Priest Mark Rashkov.
As is the recent tradition of the Deanery, clergy and the faithful gathered to pray the Moleben for those Who Have Departed into Error and Vespers on the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy.
On February 20, 2023, in Springfield, VA, at the Interim Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America, its Primate, His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America & Canada, received Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov, Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, rector of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City, at his request.
On February 19, 2023, Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov, Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, and Priest Mark Rashkov, Vice-Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, visited Holy Trinity Church in Baltimore, MD.
On Wednesday, 15 February 2022, Fr. Joshua (Dean of the Central States) visited St. Nicholas parish in Edinboro, PA. Parish Rector, Fr. Seraphim Wing, served with Fr. Joshua for the Festal Divine Liturgy.
On Thursday, February 16, the feast day of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Nicholas, Archbishop of Japan, the namesday of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York was solemnly celebrated in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
On Sunday, February 12, 2023, on the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs, with the blessing of the Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov, visited Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Manchester, NH
On February 10, 2023, on behalf of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Vasily Alekseevich Nebenzya, an official reception was given at the Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN on the occasion of the Diplomatic Worker's Day.
On Thursday, February 2, the Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarch of Antioch, Metropolitan Anthony (El-Suri), who temporarily heads the Antiochian Archdiocese in North America until the election of its primate, visited St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA is organizing a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
On Sunday, January 29, at the invitation of the Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Archbishop Daniel of Chicago & the Midwest (OCA) celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City.
In these holy days full of Christmas joy, all our hearts with trembling and reverence rush to "God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory
Today, as the Heavenly and earthly Church in conciliar unity glorifies God Incarnate, I extend my heartfelt greetings to all of you on the great and radiant feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.