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2015 ROCOR Western Rite Conference

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the ROCOR Western Rite Conference is scheduled for September 28th - October 1st of 2015.  Please keep this conference, and the ROCOR Western Rite, in your prayers.

2015 WR Conference Updates Emerging - 02/07/15

The 2015 ROCOR WR conference is coming together very well, with some new details emerging about the presentation topics being worked on.  As more details ermge, look for additional news/announcments to be posted.

Click here to se the presentation topic titles.

Icon Donation to New Hermitage - 02/01/15

On the occasion of the newly tonsured, Heiromonk Ezekial in Louisianna, Metropolitan Hilarion donated an Icon, The Mother of God "Joy of all Joys" to the Hermitage.  The copy of this Icon comes from the Nuns of Diveyevo Monastery in Russia.  Fr. Ezekiel shared a picture of this holy Icon.

Metropolitan Visits Saint Cuthbert Orthodox Church - 02/01/15

This past fall, at Holy Cross Day, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, visited one of our mission churches, Saint Cuthbert, to have some prayer time and a refreshments.  Enjoy the pictures!

Fr. Mark Rowe Awarded the Gold Cross - 12/19/14

On the Patronal Feast of St Nicholas the Wonderworker at Saint Nicholas Monastery in Ft Myers, Fl during the Little Entrance, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, awarded the Gold Cross to Fr. Mark Rowe of the ROCOR Western Rite Communities. 

Ordination of Fr. Cyprian (Edward) Craig - 12/18/14

On the Feast of Saint Sabbas, (Dec18) Cyprian (Edward) Craig was ordained Subdeacon and then later in the liturgy Deacon by Metropolitan Hilarion.

 On the Feast of St Nicholas the Wonderworker, Fr Cyprian was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, during the Patronal Feast of the Monastery of Saint Nicholas in Ft Myers. Fl.

Ordination of Aristibule Adams - 12/18/14

On the Feast of St Sabbas (Dec 18)  Aristibule Adams was tonsured a Reader  and ordained Subdeacon by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, at Saint Nicholas Monastery, Ft Myers Fl.  He is assigned to the new WR mission of St Brendan in Panama City, FL.

Heiromonk Ezekiel Tonsured - 12/17/14

Fr. John Vieages was tonsured a Monk by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, after the All Night Vigil for Saint Sabbas at Saint Nicholas Monastery.  He is now known as Hieromonk Ezekiel.

New Hermitage in Syracuse, NY - 12/14/14

His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, has received in and tonsured Stavrophore Monk Symeon (Kilmer), who is assigned to the Camaldoli Monastic House, Orthodox Hermitage of Saint John the Divine.

New Parish in Oakland, Maine - Saint Stephen the Proto-Martyr - 12/14/14

The Clergy and faithful of the Parish of St Stephen the Proto-Martyr Orthodox Church (ROCOR-WR) in Oakland,Maine, were received into ROCOR by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion.

Clergy of St Stephen the Proto-Martyr Orthodox Church (Western Rite) are as follows, left to right; Fr Deacon Abraham, Fr Deacon Nicholas, Father Scottin Ceraphim, Metropolitan Hilarion, Reader Michael.

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