Cossack Congress in America Educational Outreach team held a meeting on January 31, 2015

The Educational Outreach team of the Cossack Congress in America held a meeting on January 31, 2015. The members of the team reviewed all of the submitted research and have decided to progress into the second phase of the presentation preparation. The team has agreed to hold multiple presentation in the academic 2015 Fall semester, and will deliver it's results of these presentations to the annual Congress in October. The team will present an update of the current status of the educational outreach program to the Small Congress in March 2015.

Stanitsa Nikolskaya Held Memorial Service For Victims Of Cossack Genocide

January 25th 2015, the Cossacks of Stanitsa Nikolskaya gathered together to pray for all Cossacks who became victims during the Cossack Genocide. The memorial service was attended by the Vice Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America for the territory of the United States of America Alexey Bocharnikov.

Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad Held Memorial Service For Victims Of Cossack Genocide

Territory of the Don Cossacks Edward Clarke

Appearance of the Don Cossacks at Kasankaia.—House of the Ataman.—Ideal Dangers of the Country.—Voyage by Water.— Amusements and Dances of the People.—Departure.—Steppes.— River Lazovai.— Visit to a Camp of Calmuks.—Of their brandy distilled from Mare's Milk.—Personal Appearance of Calmucke.— Arts, Armour, and Weapons.— Recreations and Condition of Life.

Holy Epiphany

The Cossack Congress in America congratulates everyone with Holy Epiphany!

Nativity Celebration in Montreal, Canada

Vice Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America for the territory of the United States attended Christmas Celebration in New York

On January 16th, 2015 Vice Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America for the territory of the United States Alexey Bocharnikov attended Celebration of Nativity in the New York Russian General Consulate. Vice Ataman Alexey had explained the current works of the Cossack Congress in America to His Eminence Hilarion Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and to His Grace John Bishop of Naro-Fominsk Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.

From Woronetz to the Country Don Edward Clarke

Present state of Woronetz.- Climate and productions.--Garden of Peter the Great.—Inundation and Product of the Rivers.—In crease of Buildings.—Arsenal.——Commerce, internal and exter nal. Wine of the Don.—Change ot Manners, and of Features. —Neglect of Drowned Persons.-'1‘umuli.—Malo-Russians.— Plains South of Woronetz —Celo Usman .—-Podulok Moscow skoy,-—-Mojocks, Ekortzy, and Iestakovo.—Eocova. Sloboda.— Pau lovskoy.—Plants.——Animals.—Trade.—Rash conduct of a. yo u Peasant.--Kazinskoy Ohutor.-Nizney Momon.—Dobrinka.— Metscha.— Kasankaia, first Stanitza, of the Don Cossacks.

Stanitsa Nikolskaya Christmas Celebration

On January 11th, 2015 the Cossacks of Stanitsa Nikolskaya, guests from neighboring Stanitsas, and parishioners of Saint Nicholas Church participated in the Celebration of Christmas with friends and family. After the conclusion of divine liturgy all gathered around the holy relics of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damion for the reading of the Akathist. The parish welcomed a new icon of Saint Cosmas and Damion, and the celebration continued for many hours in the church hall at the tables with Cossack songs and interesting topics of discussions.