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Metropolitan Hilarion's Repose

Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, 1st Hierarch of the Russian Church Outside Russia, reposed in the Lord Monday, May 16th, 2022 at 2:00 PM.  The late Metropolitan was very close to us and our parish.  He ordained both myself and Fr. Christopher to the diaconate and priesthood.  He provided his personal witness and blessing, supporting our parish in its forward looking development.  We possess and treasure his last personal blessing, written in the midst of his ever-increasing struggle with his affliction.

Vladyka once told me that, if he could not completely imitate the ascetic example of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, he could at least attempt to follow his example in being among his flock the world over through his travels.  Although obviously accepting his situation with characteristic humility and joy in following God's will, it must have been a disappointment that he could no longer be physically among his world-wide flock.  It is among my treasured memories to have been with him in Australia in Canberra in 2014 for a choir conference.  Since I could not drive there, I may be among a very few that had the Metropolitan as my driver!  I was surprised and happy to see his almost boyish joy at being among his Australian flock.

According to projected plans, Metropolitan Hilarion's successor will be selected in September.  Let us continue to remember his pure soul in our prayers for his rest.

- Archpriest George Johnson

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From 'St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Zealous Builder of Churches'

Everywhere he went he either oversaw the building of churches or supported the same with his attention and prayers... He wrote about the godly work of building churches: 

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Historic Chapel Restoration

Since 2009 we have been restoring our beautiful chapel, gifted to our parish that year by the Christian Brothers. We have received and administered grants of approximately $350,000 so far, and continue to apply for the grants as they become available.

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EPISTLE BOOK, published by Holy Apostles Orthodox Church


The only Orthodox Epistle Book using the KJV text.

Includes the Acts and the Epistles, arranged for liturgical use according to Russian Orthodox practice. An appendix features all relevant prokeimena and readings for the whole year. Rubrics, introductory notes and monthly calendar for the Church Year are also included. Hardbound with full color dust cover, 632 pages. Published by Holy Apostles Orthodox Church and St Polycarp Press.

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St Romanos the Melodist Society


The St. Romanos the Melodist Society produces and publishes English language music of the Russian Orthodox Church.


The St. Romanos website is the online extension of A Church Singer's Companion, a project started in 1998 with the blessing of Metropolitan (then Archbishop) Laurus. Inspired by the Russian Sputnik Psalomshchika, the Companion is envisioned to contain the music necessary for every service a parish choir might need to sing, while staying simple enough so that any parish choir can sing it.

The St. Romanos Society produces music in both printed and recorded formats, and conducts seminars and workshops on the proper performance of that music. The Society is a sodality of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Beltsville, Maryland.

To get started looking at music, proceed to the Church Singer's Companion and begin familiarizing yourself with the content. You'll find there are a few more challenging settings mixed in, marked “difficult” or “very difficult”. Audio or video examples accompany some of the music. In addition, the Introduction provides valuable advice about proper church singing and related topics.

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