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A Letter from Metropolitan Philaret

The following is part one of a rather strong letter written by Metropolitan Philaret to Abbess Magdalena of Lesna. It is “strict ecclesiology” expressed most eloquently. A clear witness of the teachings of the Holy Church is evident. It should be noted that this letter was composed after the “Sorrowful […]

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Epistle of Metropolitan Vitaly on the State of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

An epistle of the first hierarch from March 1998, clearly stating his views on world Orthodoxy, the Moscow Patriarch, and the ROCA.  A must read in view of the current situation of our church. from St. Vladimir`s Russian Orthodox Information Center As archpastor of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, […]

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The Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Vitaly

The epistle of Metropolitan Vitaly, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Bishop of Montreal and All Canada, delivered on Pascha 2001. Remember, my dear ones, that as a bird is held up and flies through the air using two wings, so we can spiritually live and strive […]

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An Epistle of Metropolitan Vitaly

This is an unofficial translation of the recent epistle of Metropolitan Vitaly. Message of His Eminence the Metropolitan Vitaly First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Venerable Archpastors! Beloved Fathers, brothers and sisters! It is with the aim of preserving peace and unity among us that I address myself […]

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Akathist for Holy Communion

An akathist to be read as part of the prayers said in preparation for Holy Communion.

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A Brief History of The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad is the continuation of the historic Russian Orthodox Church which existed for centuries in Russia until the 1920s, when it was abolished by the atheist Soviet government. Initially, many thought the Communist regime would not endure, and then-Patriarch Tikhon mandated his most senior bishop, Metropolitan […]

Russian Orthodox service of the Resurrection

Pascha 2011

A few photos from our 2011 celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection! (Click to advance photos or let the slide show work automatically.)

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