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RBO marks 115 years of service

Since its establishment in July 1900, the Philadelphia-based Russian Brotherhood Organization of the USA [RBO] has grown into a large and dynamic fraternal benefit society.

The RBO has contributed to many worthwhile charitable, patriotic and educational causes in the US and abroad. The organization not only provides life insurance and related products to its members, but also offers scholarships for its young people and a wide range of assistance to individuals, parishes and related organizations.

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RBO marks 115 years of service
Orthodox Church in America



Metropolitan Tikhon endorses SVOTS’ Arvo Pärt Project

In a video released on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, heartily endorses the Arvo Pärt Project at Saint Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY, especially in anticipation of concerts and events taking place in late May and early June, in Carnegie Hall and other venues. Metropolitan Tikhon spoke highly of the project, as well as of Maestro Pärt and his music, as examples of the engagement of Orthodox Christianity with the surrounding culture. He expressed his thoughts in a video released today.

The Arvo Pärt Project, headed by Associate Professor of Systematic Theology Dr. Peter Bouteneff and Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music Dr. Nicholas Reeves, is making a big splash in major media. Both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have published articles online and in print.


Metropolitan Tikhon endorses SVOTS’ Arvo Pärt Project
Orthodox Church in America