Helping The Russian Orthodox Mission In Colombia

The Cossack Congress in America is accepting donations to help the Cossack Stanitsa and The Russian Orthodox Mission in Colombia. The Russian Orthodox mission in Colombia was organized 3 years ago, and has established communities in the cities of Bogota, Medellin, and Cali. The Russian Orthodox Mission in Colombia is working hard to create an orthodox parish life, but is limited due to economical insufficiency. The communities have turned to the Cossacks of the Stanitsa in Colombia in helping to obtain ornaments, liturgical objects, icons and other essentials.

Kuban Cossack Voisko abroad Celebrates The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Feast Day

The Kuban Cossack Voisko abroad celebrated The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Feast Day on October 15th, 2017 at Saint George Orthodox Church. The faithful gathered at the church for Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM. After Divine liturgy the Cossacks and guests gathered at the Kuban Cossack hall for a celebratory lunch. The Kuban Cossack museum was open to all guests for viewing. The Cossacks celebrated with festive Cossack singing, and a demonstration of Cossack traditions. Members of the All Cossack Stanitsa Nikolskaya had attended the celebration.

Stanitsa Nikolskaya Celebrates The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Feast Day

The Cossacks of Stanitsa Nikolskaya gathered on October 14th, 2017 at Saint Nicholas orthodox Church to celebrate the feast day of The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. Divine liturgy began at 9:00 AM led by Rector of Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church Very Reverend Father Alexey Bocharnikov. During sermon Father Alexey Bocharnikov reminded the faithful of the story how the Cossacks in 1641 defeated the Turkish armies at the Azov Fortress while being severely outnumber.

Why The Cossacks Celebrate The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

The Cossacks consider the feast day of The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary as a national holiday in all Cossack regions. This celebration has its origins dating back to 1641 when the Don and Zaporozhian Cossacks defended the fortress of Azov while being vastly outnumbered by the Turkish armies. The Cossacks, having accepted the high chance of death, prayed to Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary the night before the battle.

Saint Alexander Nevsky Celebration in Howell, New Jersey

Members of the Cossack Congress in America participated in the celebration of Saint Alexander Nevsky patron of Saint Alexander Nevsky Diocesan cathedral in Howell, New Jersey on September 12th, 2017. Present members of the Cossack Congress in America were Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad (Howell, New Jersey) and Stanitsa Nikolskaya (Chester, PA). Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the Divine Liturgy co served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and a multitude of priests.

Remembering Ataman Yermak Timofeyevich And His Legacy

Approximately 430 years ago pass away Ataman Yermak Timofeyevich, the Don Cossack who was responsible for the conquest of Siberia. While little is known about his early life, Yermak's military talents and his conquest of Siberia left behind a legacy. During his younger years, Yermak constantly enjoyed engaging in piracy on the Sea of Azov or the Caspian Sea and to rob various envoys and Russian or Persian merchants. Eventually he learned tactics of war and excelled beyond the other hetmans in skill during the Livonian War.

Kuban Cossack Viosko Abroad Annual Picnic 2017

On August 13th, 2017 the Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad hosted their annual picnic at the Kuban Cossack museum in Howell, New Jersey. Over 300 people had showed up to the annual picnic! The Kuban Cossack museum was open to all guests and provided tours to share the history of the Kuban Cossacks and its relics. The wonderful weather permitted the guests to enjoy live music and to partake in Cossack activities.

Tribute to Serge Jaroff

Serge Jaroff born April 1 1896, who is known for being the founder, conductor and composer of the Don Cossack Choir of Serge Jaroff. He fought in the white army against the Bolsheviks during the Russian civil war and in 1921 put together a choir in an internment camp near Constantinople. On 23 June 1923, they performed in the cathedral of Sofia and made their formal concert debut in Vienna on 4 July 1923. The Don Cossack Choir of Serge Jaroff subsequently toured America where they were extremely popular and had other international tours in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

Annual Picnic of the All Cossack Stanitsa in the Name of Ataman Kaledin

On July 29th, members of the all Cossack Stanitsa in the Name of Ataman Kaledin gathered at the Cossack Cemetery in Rawdon, Canada. The Cossacks held a memorial service in remembrance of all fallen Cossacks. Upon the conclusion of the memorial service the Cossacks enjoyed the great weather and hosted their annual picnic with songs and food.