Since the inception of the American Carpatho-Russian Diocese
in 1938 there has always been a printed forum for communicating with our
faithful. The first diocesan newspaper
was known simply as the Vistnik or Messenger.
The current format of The Church
Messenger was established in 1946 with
the express goal of serving as a medium
for education and for strengthening the sense of community within the
diocese. While in recent years it has
taken on a fresh and modern look, its
mission remains the same.
The Church Messenger serves an important role within the life of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese. First and foremost, it offers its its readership invaluable insight into the Orthodox Christian Faith and its rich
history and heritage. It also provides timely information regarding the activities and events
currently taking place in the diocese.
The Church Messenger also provides a forum for our Diocesan Hierarch to communicate with his flock, keeping them informed of his
activities and directives. It regularly features his spiritual reflections and writings.
The Holy Martyred Bishops of Cherson: Basileus, Ephraim, Eugene, Capito, Aetherius, Agathodorus, and Elpidius; Lavrentios of Megara, the Righteous; Paul the Simple
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