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|Saint John the Baptist Monastery's Feast Day|
On January 20 (Jan. 7 o.s.), 62 pilgrims gathered at Saint John the Baptist Monastery in Warwick, MA for the main feast of the Monastery- the Synaxis of St. John the Baptist. In the short time after Nativity and before our patronal feast, many friends helped the monks prepare for the Monastery’s largest gathering to date.
Our small facilities were filled to capacity with many guests from Holy Resurrection, several families who live near the monastery, and three parishioners from St. Innocent of Alaska Mission in Virginia.
The brotherhood also welcomed Fr. Patrick Tishel, and Fr. Dcn. John Williamson, who served with the Hieromonks, while Fr. Teodor Anastasoaie, Fr. Aaron W., and Mr. Gabriel M. formed a Byzantine choir that chanted for the Divine Liturgy.
After a festive trapeza meal attended by all, a parishioner from St. Innocent’s in Virginia made an inspiring presentation on the life of the Holy Martyr St. Alexander Schmorell, making available books and icons of the saint with dirt from his grave.
Through the prayers of the Holy Forerunner and of our beloved Archpastor, Metropolitan Joseph, this was a joyous celebration for the monastery, and the Hieromonks are thankful to all of our friends and benefactors who made this festive occasion possible.
CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
(On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the death of the Bulgarian Exarch Stefan1-1878-2017)
On May 14, 1957, exiled in the village of Banja, Karlovo, died the Bulgarian Exarch Stefan 1. The clergy and laity of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia, with prayer and in good memory, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the falling asleep of this great spiritual elder of Bulgarian Orthodoxy.
Announcement from the Diocesan Chancery
The Chancery of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada
and Australia announces that the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church
– Bulgarian Patriarchate, at its session on Dec 15, 2016, confirmed the
decision of the Diocesan Spiritual Court of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox
Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia concerning the defrocking of
Archpriest Paisius DeLucia, former missionary priest at St. Innocent’s
Academy, Kodiak, AK.
Former Archpriest Paisius DeLucia was defrocked by the Diocesan Spiritual
Court of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., Canada, and
Australia on March 20, 2015. Mr. DeLucia appealed the decision to His
Holiness Patriarch Neofit and the Holy Synod. The decision of the Holy Synod
from Dec 15, 2016 closes Mr. DeLucia’s appeal and confirms his return to
Orthodox Church School
The Nativity of Christ
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metro. Joseph, we are please to make this new six part Church School Curriculum for the Nativity of Christ available to you free of charge for your use in church schools and in home based religious education.
This BOYA Church School Teachers' Resource has been developed especially with elementary school age children in mind. It is both classroom tested and ready for use by parents in the home, where that is necessary or preferred. The six illustrated lessons may also be easily adapted for use with middle school or even high school youth groups. It is the first of what we pray will be many such church school resources provided free of charge on this website in the future.
Please feel free to adapt the material for use according to your own program needs, and to share it with your fellow church school teachers and youth group leaders.
Yours in Christ,
V. Rev. Fr. Philip Tolbert
Director, Bulgarian Orthodox Youth Apostolate
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada & Australia
At its meeting on 01Jun2016, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Bulgarian Patriarchate, extensive discussions were held on issues related to the convening of the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church, 16 to 26 June 2016 in Crete. (Continue Reading)
FROM THE DIOCESAN CHANCERY MARCH 21, 2015
The decision of the Diocesan Spiritual Court concerning the allegations against Archpriest Fr. Paisius DeLucia can be viewed at the following link: 21Mar Decision.pdf
From the Diocesan Chancery
In these days, when we prepare ourselves for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, we in the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia have had the chance to experience the meeting with our Lord twice – first we were reminded of the needs of our small brothers and sisters in the Orphanage of St. Nicholas, near Novi Han, Bulgaria, and second we met our Lord in the person of His Holiness John X, the Patriarch of the Martyr Orthodox Church of Antioch. Read More Here
JULY 17 - 20 2014
The 39th Annual Diocesan Convention
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia
His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph Presiding
Information: Location, Schedule & Lodging
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His Grace, Bp. Daniil brought a portion of the relics of St, John Maximovitch to our church Thursday, December 12th, 2013. He was greeted at the Indianapolis Airport and then come to our church where we had an Akathist to St. John.
Photos & More
Sts. Martha and Mary Sisterhood raise money for Fr. John's St. Nicholas Orphanage in Novi Han, Bulgaria.
I would like to inform you that this morning November 6, 2012,
His Holiness Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim passed away.
I ask you very kindly to remember him in your holy prayers, proskomidias and
Divine Liturgies as the newly departed servant of God Maxim Patriarch of Bulgaria
and Metropolitan of Sofia.
May God give rest and peace to our beloved the newly departed Patriarch Maxim.
Bog da go prosti! Vechnaia pamiat!
With love in the Lord, + M.J.
of the USA, Canada, and Australia