Monday, May 16, 2022 – NEW YORK: HIS EMINENCE HILARION, METROPOLITAN OF EASTERN AMERICA & NEW YORK, FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN CHURCH ABROAD, REPOSED IN THE LORD / НЬЮ-ЙОРК: ОТОШЕЛ КО ГОСПОДУ ВЫСОКОПРЕОСВЯЩЕННЕЙШИЙ ИЛАРИОН, МИТРОПОЛИТ ВОСТОЧНО-АМЕРИКАНСКИЙ И НЬЮ-ЙОРКСКИЙ, ПЕРВОИЕРАРХ РУССКОЙ ЗАРУБЕЖНОЙ ЦЕРКВИ

NEW YORK: HIS EMINENCE HILARION, METROPOLITAN OF EASTERN AMERICA & NEW YORK, FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN CHURCH ABROAD, REPOSED IN THE LORD

On Monday, May 16, the feast of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Caves, at 2:00 PM New York time, following a lengthy illness, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, reposed in the Lord in a New York City hospital.

His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, performed the “Canon of Supplication at the Parting of the Soul.” His Grace was joined by Archpriest Serafim Gan and Hierodeacon Panteleimon (Jigalin).

Memory eternal to the newly reposed Metropolitan Hilarion!

Short bio: https://eadiocese.org/methilarion

НЬЮ-ЙОРК: ОТОШЕЛ КО ГОСПОДУ ВЫСОКОПРЕОСВЯЩЕННЕЙШИЙ ИЛАРИОН, МИТРОПОЛИТ ВОСТОЧНО-АМЕРИКАНСКИЙ И НЬЮ-ЙОРКСКИЙ, ПЕРВОИЕРАРХ РУССКОЙ ЗАРУБЕЖНОЙ ЦЕРКВИ

В понедельник, 16 мая, в день памяти преподобного Феодосия Киево-Печерского, в два часа дня по нью-йоркскому времени, после продолжительной болезни, Высокопреосвященнейший митрополит Восточно-Американский и Нью-Йоркский Иларион, Первоиерарх Русской Зарубежной Церкви, скончался в одной из больниц города.

Преосвященнейший епископ Манхэттенский Николай, викарий Восточно-Американской епархии, совершил у одра почившего Первоиерарха “Канон по исходе души от тела”. Его Преосвященству сослужили прот. Серафим Ган и иерод. Пантелеимон (Жигалин).

Вечная память новопреставленному митрополиту Илариону!

https://ru.eadiocese.org/methilarion

HOLY WEEK & PASCHA 2022 / РАСПИСАНІЕ БОГОСЛУЖЕНІЙ СТРАСТНОЙ СЕДМИЦЫ И ПАСХИ 2022

HOLY WEEK & PASCHA 2022

Friday, April 15

6:30 PM: Matins for Lazarus Saturday

Lazarus Saturday, April 16

9:40 AM: Hours & Liturgy
6:00 PM: Vigil & Blessing of Palms

Palm Sunday, April 17
ENTRY OF THE LORD INTO JERUSALEM
9:40 AM:
Hours & Liturgy
4:00 PM: Bridegroom Matins

Holy Monday, April 18
6:30 PM: Bridegroom Matins

Holy Tuesday, April 19
6:30 PM: Bridegroom Matins

Holy Wednesday, April 20
6:30 PM: Matins for Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday, April 21
10:00 AM: Vesperal Liturgy (Mystical Supper)
6:30 PM: Matins w/ 12 Passion Gospels

Holy Friday, April 22
10:00 AM: Royal Hours & Typica
3:30 PM: Vespers: Bringing out of the Shroud
6:30p PM: Matins w/ Lamentations; Procession

Holy Saturday, April 23
10:00 AM: Vesperal Liturgy

PASCHA: THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
Saturday, April 23: 11:30 PM – Midnight Office; Procession; Matins; Liturgy; Blessing of Baskets

(Pascha service extends into the early morning hours of Sunday, April 24)

Pascha Sunday, April 24
1:00 PM: Agape Vespers
2:30 PM: Pascha Cookout & Egg Hunt at Saluda Shoals Park

Holy Week 2022

РАСПИСАНІЕ БОГОСЛУЖЕНІЙ
СТРАСТНОЙ СЕДМИЦЫ И ПАСХИ 2022

Пятница, 15 апрѣля

18:30 ч.: Утреня Лазаревой субботы

Лазарева суббота, 16 апрѣля

9:40 ч.: Часы и Литургія
18:00 ч.: Всенощная и освященіе вербочекъ

Вербное воскресенье, 17 апрѣля
9:40 ч.: Часы и Литургія
16:00 ч.: Утреня Великаго понедѣльника

Великій понедѣльникъ, 18 апрѣля
18:30 ч.: Утреня Великаго вторника

Великій вторникъ, 19 апрѣля
18:30 ч.: Утреня Великой среды

Великая среда, 20 апрѣля
18:30 ч.: Утреня Великаго четвертка

Великій четвертокъ, 21 апрѣля
10:00 ч.: Вечерня съ Литургіей (Тайная Вечеря)
18:30 ч.: Утреня съ чтеніемъ 12-и Евангелій

Великій пятокъ, 22 апрѣля
10:00 ч.: Часы и изобразительны
15:30 ч.: Вечерня съ выносомъ Плащаницы

18:30 ч.: Утреня съ чиномъ Погребенія; крестный ходъ

Великая суббота, 23 апрѣля
10:00 ч.: Вечерня съ Литургіей

**ПАСХА – СВѢТЛОЕ ХРИСТОВО ВОСКРЕСЕНІЕ**
Суббота, 23 апрѣля: 23:30 ч. – Полунощница; крестный ходъ; заутреня; Литургія; освященіе корзинокъ

(Пасхальное богослуженіе длится до ранняго утра Воскресенья, 24 апрѣля)

Пасхальное воскресенье, 24 апрѣля
13:00 ч.: Пасхальная вечерня

14:30 ч.: Пикникъ и охота за яйцами въ паркѣ Saluda Shoals

Holy Week 2022 Russian

UKRAINE – Urgent Crisis Appeal (ROCOR’s Fund for Assistance)

Dear Brethren & Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
As I mentioned in the announcements after liturgy last Sunday, here is a trustworthy church organization collecting funds to help those innocent victims suffering in Ukraine. As a reminder, ROCOR is a worldwide church whose members consist of Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Moldovans, and converts from the lands where the church finds herself (not forgetting Georgians, Serbians, Bulgarians, and Romanians). ROCOR’s stance is for peace. We pray for this at every divine service and we offer special prayers at liturgy for peace in Ukraine to prevail. I ask all of you to pray for peace in your daily prayers and, if you are blessed with the means, to contribute to ROCOR’s Fund for Assistance linked below.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

Saturday, January 22 & Sunday, January 23 – UPDATED SCHEDULE

Dear Brethren & Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
We have updated the church schedule for this weekend. Tonight, we will abbreviate the Vigil to Great Vespers & 1st Hour to allow for those who come to be off the roads before temperatures reach freezing. Sunday, we will serve the services as scheduled.
Saturday, Jan 22
5:00pm: Confessions
6:00pm: Great Vespers & 1st Hour
Sunday, Jan 23
9:40am: Hours & Liturgy
12:00pm: Coffee Hour Meal
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark
PS FWIW, I have been out and about today in the area and it does seem that most of the snow has already melted away and the streets were dry for the most part.

Sunday, January 16, 2022 – Liturgy Cancelled This Morning – Inclement Weather Concerns

Dear Brethren & Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
I have been reviewing the weather this morning (as I am listening to the freezing rain here in my part of Red Bank) and if it’s to get worse, it’s projected to happen between 8am – 10am. Considering the weather and travel advisories, we are going to exercise an abundance of caution and cancel our church services this morning. Please stay home, stay safe, and be sure to say your prayers.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

A Few Notes for Bright Week and the Paschal Season

A Few Notes for Bright Week and the Paschal Season
By Archpriest Mark Mancuso

  • We greet one another during the entire Paschal season (which lasts 40 days) with the words: “Christ is risen!” and the response to the greeting is: “Indeed, He is risen!”
  • During Bright Week, the Holy Doors and the Deacons’ doors of the iconostasis remain open symbolizing the empty tomb of our Master and Savior: Christ is risen!
  • During Bright Week, our prayers in church and at home are sung and not read as we sing all week the feast of the risen Christ: Christ is risen!
  • During Bright Week, our morning and evening prayers are replaced by the singing of the short service of the Hours of Pascha (see your prayer books): Christ is risen!
  • During Bright Week, we do not read from the psalter at home or in church for the prophecies have been fulfilled: Christ is risen!
  • During Bright Week, there is no fasting as we are at feast with the Bridegroom who processes forth from the tomb: Christ is risen!
  • During the entire Paschal season and extending to Pentecost there is no prostrating or kneeling permitted in church or at home for we stand with the resurrected Christ: Christ is risen!
  • During the Paschal season we begin all of our prayers at home and in church by singing the troparion of Pascha: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!”
  • During the Paschal season and extending to Pentecost, we do not pray “O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth…” for the Comforter comes on Pentecost. Christ is risen!
  • And most important of all: “A Pascha worthy of all honor has dawned for us. Pascha! Let us embrace each other joyously!…This is the day of resurrection. Let us be illumined by the feast. Let us embrace each other. Let us call ‘Brother’ even those who hate us, and forgive all by the resurrection, and so let us cry: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!” “And unto us He has given eternal life. Let us worship His resurrection on the third day!”

 

РАСПИСАНІЕ БОГОСЛУЖЕНІЙ СТРАСТНОЙ СЕДМИЦЫ И ПАСХИ 2021

РАСПИСАНІЕ БОГОСЛУЖЕНІЙ
СТРАСТНОЙ СЕДМИЦЫ И ПАСХИ 2021

Пятница, 23 апрѣля
18:30 ч.: Утреня Лазаревой субботы

Лазарева суббота, 24 апрѣля
9:40 ч.: Часы и Литургія
18:00 ч.: Всенощная и освященіе вербочекъ

Вербное воскресенье, 25 апрѣля
9:40 ч.: Часы и Литургія
16:00 ч.: Утреня Великаго понедѣльника

Великій понедѣльникъ, 26 апрѣля
18:30 ч.: Утреня Великаго вторника

Великій вторникъ, 27 апрѣля
18:30 ч.: Утреня Великой среды

Великая среда, 28 апрѣля
18:30 ч.: Утреня Великаго четвертка

Великій четвертокъ, 29 апрѣля
10:00 ч.: Вечерня съ Литургіей (Тайная Вечеря)
18:30 ч.: Утреня съ чтеніемъ 12-и Евангелій

Великій пятокъ, 30 апрѣля
10:00 ч.: Часы и изобразительны
15:30 ч.: Вечерня съ выносомъ Плащаницы

18:30 ч.: Утреня съ чиномъ Погребенія; крестный ходъ

Великая суббота, 1 мая
10:00 ч.: Вечерня съ Литургіей

**ПАСХА – СВѢТЛОЕ ХРИСТОВО ВОСКРЕСЕНІЕ**
Суббота, 1 мая: 23:30 ч. – Полунощница; крестный ходъ; заутреня; Литургія; освященіе корзинокъ

(Пасхальное богослуженіе длится до ранняго утра Воскресенья, 2 мая)

Пасхальное воскресенье, 2 мая
13:00 ч.: Пасхальная вечерня

14:30 ч.: Пикникъ и охота за яйцами

РАСПИСАНІЕ БОГОСЛУЖЕНІЙ СТРАСТНОЙ СЕДМИЦЫ И ПАСХИ 2021

HOLY WEEK & PASCHA 2021

HOLY WEEK & PASCHA 2021

Friday, April 23
6:30pm: Matins for Lazarus Saturday

Lazarus Saturday, April 24
9:40am: Hours & Liturgy
6:00pm: Vigil & Blessing of Palms

Palm Sunday, April 25
ENTRY OF THE LORD INTO JERUSALEM
9:40am:
Hours & Liturgy
4:00pm: Bridegroom Matins

Holy Monday, April 26
6:30pm: Bridegroom Matins

Holy Tuesday, April 27
6:30pm: Bridegroom Matins

Holy Wednesday, April 28
6:30pm: Matins for Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday, April 29
10:00am: Vesperal Liturgy (Mystical Supper)
6:30pm: Matins w/ 12 Passion Gospels

Holy Friday, April 30
10:00am: Royal Hours & Typica
3:30pm: Vespers w/ Taking Down from the Cross
In Russian: “Bringing out of the Shroud”
6:30pm: Matins w/ Lamentations; Procession

Holy Saturday, May 1
10:00am: Vesperal Liturgy

**HOLY PASCHA** In Russian: “Pascha: The Glorious Resurrection of Christ”
Saturday, May 1: 11:30pm – Midnight Office; Procession; Matins; Liturgy; Blessing of Baskets

(Pascha service extends into the early morning hours of Sunday, May 2)

Pascha Sunday, May 2
1:00pm: Agape Vespers
2:30pm: Pascha Cookout & Egg Hunt at Saluda Shoals Park

Holy Week 2021 – English

Lenten Quotations for the 6th Week of Great Lent (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for the sixth week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark