Cossack Chapel of Saint John Blessed After Restoration on Thomas Sunday

On Thomas Sunday, April 23, local faithful and members of the Kuban Cossack Voisko gathered at St. Vladimir Cemetery in Jackson, NJ, for the traditional "Krasnaya Gorka" celebrations – when believers, radiant with Paschal joy, come to the cemeteries to pray for their departed relatives in the hope of the general resurrection.

Celebrating Divine Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Cossack Chapel was Archpriest Serge Lukianov (rector of St. George Cossack Church in Howell, NJ and Voisko chaplain), co-served by Protodeacon Paul Drozdowski (cleric of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell).

Galina Nowak, née Tioutiounnikova Reposed in The Lord

Longtime Stanitsa member, Galina Nowak, née Tioutiounnikova reposed in the Lord February 17, 2020.

The deceased was a member of the sisterhood of the St. Nicholas Cathedral in Montreal, the main ROCOR Cathedral for Canada, shouldering the Head Sister in many of her tasks.

The deceased was also an active member of the Montreal Cossack Stanitsa named after Ataman Kaledin where she often mirrored the same duties she carried out at the Cathedral.

The Annual Cossack Congress in America

On October 5th, the annual Cossack Congress in America was hosted by Stanitsa Nikolskaya at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Congress began with a payer in the church and continued in the church hall. Ataman Iegor gave a welcoming speech as he greeted all of the representatives gathered together. The Congress reviewed the work completed by the leadership for the past year and set goals for the upcoming 2020 year. The Congress voted to reelect the current leadership for another year in office.

Ataman Yaropolk Mikheev Reposed In the Lord

On June 2nd, following the 74th annual commemoration of the Cossack massacre and betrayal at Lienz, Austria, Ataman of the Don Cossack Voisko Abroad, Yaropolk Mikheev reposed in the Lord.

Remembering the Cossack Genocide

9th Annual Cossack Congress in America

On October 27th, 2018 the 9th annual Cossack Congress in America was hosted in the All Cossack Stanitsa of Vineland. The Congress began with a prayer at noon and the formal welcoming of all representatives, after which the leadership presented its completed work for approval. The Congress had debated the goals and missions for the upcoming year and has reelected the current leadership for a 6th consecutive term. The congress decided to continue it's work to improve the education of Cossacks and to preserve Cossack culture, history and tradition in the Americas.

Lienz Massacre and Forced Repatriation of Cossacks May 29th - June 1st

During the Russia revolution, Cossacks were one of the major ethnicity that composed the white movement to fight against the Bolsheviks. However, when the Cossacks were faced with decossackization, many were forced to leave, and those who were left behind suffered terribly from continued repression. That is why during World War II, many Cossacks saw an opportunity to free their homelands from the occupation of the Bolsheviks, and joined sides with Nazi Germany. As unfortunate their fate, at the time the Cossacks believed they were doing what was best for their homeland.

Saint George Feast Day Celebration at the Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad

On Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of May, the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr, Trophy-Bearer, and Wonderworker George, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. George Kuban Cossack Church in Howell, NJ, to lead the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast day.

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Dear brother Cossacks!

Cossack Genocide