NEW YORK: April 16, 2011
The Chancery of the Eastern American Diocese Notes the Need to Hold Palm-Sunday Collections for the Churches and Monasteries of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem

We remind the Rectors of all parishes and communities and Superiors of monasteries in the Eastern American Diocese that, according to Council decree and established tradition, annually, on Palm Sunday, all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia undertake a plate collection on behalf of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. The collection may be taken on the eve at the vigil service as well as after the Divine Liturgy on the actual day of the feast. The collection should be preceded by a brief explanation from the pastor concerning the purpose of the collection and of the needs of the Mission.

Please send donations to:

Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem
75 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128