Covid at St. Alexander’s

Dear Parishioners & Friends,

Heartfelt greetings with the New Year!  May our merciful God continue to bestow His blessings on our parish family and each one of you.  Your support for our Church and the parish during this difficult time of the Covid pandemic has been both humbling and beyond wonderful!  Challenging times still lie ahead. I have recently been made aware that a handful of our parishioners have tested positive for Covid.  Some have been in church within the past week.  Just today, I myself have tested positive along with Fr. Anthony.  Additionally, our Fr. Boris – though negative for Covid – has been admitted to the hospital with pneumonia.  Please pray for him and for all of those affected!

Because of this, I sought guidance from our Bishops.  We decided that – out of an abundance of caution and with the goal of containing any spread – we should close the cathedral for two weeks and have everyone self quarantine. We will not have ANY services  from now until Saturday evening Jan. 30th.  Russian School will also be closed. We hope to reopen the School on Feb. 6th. We will be calling in a professional company that will disinfect the cathedral, lower hall, kitchen, bookstore, children’s room, parish center and classrooms.  Going forward, we will be implementing a mandatory mask-wearing policy for those attending services.  Please also remember to practice social distancing.  We feel that these steps and policies will allow everyone to feel more comfortable attending the services.

Please note, that if ANYONE was at ANY of our services from Saturday Jan 2nd to the present, you should get tested and SELF QUARANTINE. DO NOT go to St. Vladimir’s Church or ANY other church in the area just in case you may be a carrier of Covid and not be aware of it.  God willing, we will bless the Epiphany water on Sunday January 31st. Please remember in your prayers all those that are sick and suffering. Let us also remember that God sends us these struggles out of love so that we may learn and grow.  We must work together as a parish family to get through this with God’s help!  God bless you all!

With much love in Christ,
Fr. Serge Lukianov
Rector

News, Services & Events

Panihida Remembering Fr. Valery on his Birthday

December 5th-6th: Feast Day of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral ~ 5-6 декабря: Престольный праздник Св. Александро-Невского собора

On Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of December, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, in order to celebrate the feast with the clergy and parishioners there. Traveling with His Grace were the seminary choir and seminarians from Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY. CLICK HERE for an article and photos.

Чтобы отметить праздник с духовенством и прихожанами, в субботу, 5-го, и в воскресенье, 6 декабря, викарий Восточно-Американской епархии епископ Сиракузский Лука нанес архипастырский визит в Св. Александро-Невский кафедральный собор. Вместе с Его Преосвященством приехал семинарский хор и семинаристы Св. Троицкой духовной семинарии в Джорданвилле. НАЖМИТЕ ЗДЕСЬ для статьи и фотографий.

October 10th: Moleben for the Beginning of Russian School

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October 8th: Ven. Sergius of Radonezh / Fr. Serge's Namesday ~ October 8th: Преп. Сергия Радонежского / День ангела отца Сергия

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September 27th: The Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord ~ 27 сентября: Воздвижение Животворящего Креста Господня

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September 20th: Fr. Anthony's First Liturgy at St. Alexander's

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September 11th-12th: Feast Day of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral ~ 11-12 сентября: Престольный праздник Св. Александро-Невского собора

On Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th of July, His Grace Bishop Nicholas paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathdral, where he led the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast. On Friday, September 11, the clergy and faithful joyously greeted the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, under whose aegis the divine services were held. CLICK HERE for an article and photos.

В пятницу, 11-го, и в субботу, 12-го сентября, епископ Манхэттенский Николай нанес архипастырский визит в Св. Александро-Невский кафедральный собор, где возглавил богослужения престольного праздника прихода. В пятницу, 11 сентября, духовенство и верующие с радостью встретили чудотворную Курскую Коренную икону Божией Матери, под покровом которой прошли праздничные богослужения. НАЖМИТЕ ЗДЕСЬ для статьи и фотографий.

August 29th: Feast of the 3rd Savior / Fr. Serge's 20th Ordination Anniversary

Congratulations, Fr. Serge! CLICK HERE for photos.

August 28th: The Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos ~ 28 августа: Успение Пресвятой Богородицы

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August 23rd: Farewell to Fr. George and Family / Happy 96th Birthday to Lidia Mikhailovna

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August 19th: The Transfiguration of Our Lord ~ 19 августа: Преображение Господне

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July 25th: Feast Day of St. Veronica / Fr. Paul’s 10th Ordination Anniversary

Congratulations to all of our Veronicas and to Fr. Paul! CLICK HERE for photos.

July 11th-12th: Supreme Leaders of the Apostles Peter & Paul

Happy Namesday to all of our Peters and Pauls! CLICK HERE for photos.

July 8th-9th: Feast Day of the Tikhvin Church ~ 8-9 июля: Престольный праздник Тихвинского храма

On Wednesday the 8th and Thursday the 9th of July, Bishop Jerome paid an archpastoral visit to Our Lady of Tikhvin Church in Howell, NJ, where he led the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast. CLICK HERE for an article and photos.

В среду, 8-го, и в четверг, 9 июля, епископ Иероним нанес архипастырский визит в Тихвинский храм гор. Ховелл, шт. Нью-Джерси, где возглавил богослужения престольного праздника прихода. НАЖМИТЕ ЗДЕСЬ для статьи и фотографий.

May 31st: 75th Anniversary of the Lienz Massacre

Commemorating the Victims – Memory Eternal!

Сегодня отметили 75-летие трагедии в Лиентц Австрии когда в 1945 году Английские солдаты совершили ужасное злодеяния выдачей казаков и казачек обратно в СССР. Тысячи невинных людей включая детей были убиты. А тех которых насильно вернули в СССР попали в концлагерь или были расстреляны. Вечная память нашем Русским героем. НАЖМИТЕ ЗДЕСЬ для статьи и фотографий.

We served a panihida to mark the 75th anniversary of the horrible and brutal killing of Cossacks in Lienz Austria when British soldiers forcibly sent back to the USSR many Cossacks with their families. Thousands were killed in Austria. Those who were forced to return were either sent to concentration camps or killed. Memory eternal to our Russian heroes. CLICK HERE for an article and photos.

May 25th: 2nd Anniversary of Fr. Valery's Repose - Memory Eternal!

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April 2020: Great Friday & Pascha ~ апрель 2020 г.: Великий Пяток и Пасха

April 2020: Great Friday & Pascha ~ апрель 2020 г.: Великий Пяток и Пасха

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April 30th: Memory Eternal: Herman Krueger

It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to our longtime friend and parishioner, Herman Krueger. Our prayers are with the family & loved ones of this truly exemplary brother in Christ.

January 19th: The Theophany of Our Lord ~ 19 января: Крещение Господне

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January 12th: Nativity Yolka ~ 12 января: Рождественская Ёлка

On Sunday, January 12, the traditional Russian School Yolka was held. CLICK HERE for an article and photos.

В воскресенье, 12 января, в русской школе прошла Рождественская Ёлка. НАЖМИТЕ ЗДЕСЬ для статьи и фотографий.

CLICK HERE for more photos on the Russian School website.

January 7th: The Nativity of Our Lord ~ 7 января: Рождество Христово

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December 14th-15th: Bishop Luke & HTS Choir

EAD vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse performed an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Accompanying His Grace was the seminary choir and seminarians from Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY. CLICK HERE for an article and photos.

Викарий Восточно-Американской епархии, епископ Сиракузский Лука посетил с архипастырским визитом Св. Александро-Невский собор. Вместе с Его Преосвященством приехал семинарский хор и семинаристы Св. Троицкой семинарии в Джорданвилле, шт. Нью-Йорк. НАЖМИТЕ ЗДЕСЬ для статьи и фотографий.

December 8th: Archimandrite Nektariy of Holy Trinity Monastery in Mexico visited our parish.

December 4th: The Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos

November 23rd: Panihida for Br. Joseph, martyred guardian of the myrrh-streaming Montreal-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God

November 9th-10th: Visit of the Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon


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CLICK HERE: Miraculous Healing of the Custodian of the Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God
НАЖМИТЕ ЗДЕСЬ: Исцеление хранителя мироточивой “гавайской” иверской иконы божией матери