Kuban Cossacks in Howell, New Jersey celebrated Pokrova

The center of the Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad,in Howell, New Jersey celebrated the National Cossack Holiday of The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary on October 18th, 2015. The Cossacks of the Stanitsa, as well as Cossacks from neighboring Stanitsas, attended Divine Liturgy at Saint George Orthodox Church, which was founded in 1959 by Kuban Cossacks. After Divine Liturgy, the Cossacks enjoyed a celebratory lunch in the Cossack hall and towards the conclusion of the celebration, everyone was invited to visit the Kuban Cossack Museum.

All Cossack Stanitsa in the name of Ataman Kaledin Pokrova Celebration

All Cossack Stanktsa in the name of Ataman Kaledin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, held it's celebration of the Cossack National Holiday The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. Attending the celebration were Cossack guests from the Cossack Stanitsa in Colombia, as well as the Supreme Ataman of the Cossack Congress in Amerca Iegor Brun de Saint Hippolyte. The celebration started the with a prayer to the Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary, and had a very friendly dinner following.

The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

The Cossack Congress in America would like to congratulate all Cossacks with our national holiday The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.

Pokrova

5th Year Anniversary Photo Special

The Cossack Congress in America has now been active for 5 years. On October 3rd, the Cossack Congress in America celebrated it's 5th year anniversary. Of course, none of this would have been possible with out the active participation of our member organizations, and the people who were elected over the years to lead the Congress. At this moment, we would like to share with you the pictures of all previous Annual Congresses. From the first ever Congress, to the most recent.

2010 First Cossack Congress in America in the All Cossack Stanitsa Nikolskaya

6th Cossack Congress in America

On October 3rd 2015, representatives of Cossack organizations and communities gathered together in the Church of Saint Nicholas, Stanitsa Nikolskaya, Chester, Pennsylvania for the 6th Annual Cossack Congress in America.

Memorial Service at the Cossack Cemetery rescheduled

Due to the State of Emergency announcement by governor Chris Christie for the State of New Jersey, the Memorial Service originally scheduled for Friday, October 2nd, 2015 has been rescheduled for October 4th, 2015 at the Stanitsa Nikolskaya following Divine Liturgy at 11:15PM.

6th Annual Cossack Congress is approaching!

The 6th Annual Cossack Congress in America October 3rd date is approaching fast! As you can imagine, we are all focused on the preparation of the 5 year anniversary of our Congress. We are pleased to announce that this year, for the first time ever, representatives of the All Cossack Stanitsa in Colombia will be attending the annual Cossack Congress in America. We would also like to remind everyone that the Federation of the Cossack Sherimitsi will be hosting the Don Sherimitsi in honor of the National Cossack holiday The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.

Ataman Yermak Timofeyevich

Approximately 430 years ago pass away Ataman Yermak Timofeyevich, the Don Cossack who was responsible for the conquest of Serbia. While little is known about his early life, his birth place was reviled to be near the Chusovaya River on the eastern fringes of the Muscovite lands. 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.

6th Annual Cossack Congress in America Schedule

The 6th Annual Cossack Congress in America will take place on October 2nd - October 4th.

Schedule:

Friday October 2nd, 2015 (Traveling guests should plan to arrive on this day)

  1. Memorial Service to all Fallen Cossacks at the Cossack Chapel - 3:00PM
    Address: 316 Cassville Rd, Jackson, NJ 08527
  2. Tour of the Cemetery

Saturday October 3rd, 2015

  1. 6th Annual Cossack Congress in America - 10:30AM
    Stanitsa Nikolskaya Address: 2513 West 4th street, Chester, Pennsylvania, 19013

On This Day In History - Don Cossack Kuzma Kryuchkov First Recipient Of The Saint George Cross of World War I

The name of Kuzma Kryuchkov was known throughout the Peoples of the Russian Empire. Kryuchkov, a Don Cossack, had his portrait on posters, cigarette packs, and even postcards, depicting his acts of bravery. The newspapers and magazines all wrote about the Cossack who was victorious in the first days of the War in battle against German cavalry near the Polish town of Kawaria.