SAINT ANDREW'S CAMP: "Bright Saturday" Celebration on April 18th
Visit our camp! Enjoy our camp! Learn about our camp! The clergy and faithful of the diocese are invited to a "Bright Saturday" celebration at Saint Andrew’s Camp on Saturday, 18 April. The day will begin with the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Michael. Following the Liturgy, a Paschal Buffet will be served and participants will have an opportunity to tour and learn more about the camp. Overnight accommodations are available for Friday and Saturday nights (reservation required). Contact the camp for further information and let them know if you will be able to participate in this special day!
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ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL: 5th Anniversary of Consecration CELEBRATION on MAY 9th
We will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the consecration of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, on Saturday, 9 May 2015. The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Passaic NJ, and conclude with a 1:00 p.m. celebratory luncheon at “The Brownstone” in Paterson NJ. Clergy and faithful from throughout the diocese are invited to attend. Reservations are required for the luncheon and seating is limited; reservations may be made on-line.
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WHITESTONE NY: Vespers on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent
On the fourth Sunday of Great Lent (22 March) the pastor and faithful of Saint Nicholas Church in Whitestone NY invited guests from parishes of the New York City Deanery to come together to pray an evening Lenten Vespers service, meditate on the call of the Great Fast, and encourage one another. And did they come! The church was full of priests and believers who answered the invitation to fellowship. Archbishop Michael's sermon was a reminder that there is no “cheap grace” and as we look to the Cross we see the great price of love; we are called to respond with hearts made new and lives changed.
HIS EMINENCE, ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL
It gives us great joy to announce that the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, at its meeting concluded this past Friday, elevated our beloved diocesan hierarch to the rank of Archbishop. Liturgical commemorations should reflect this good news. Grant, O Lord, a prosperous and peaceful life, good health and salvation, visitation and good hastening in all things, to His Eminence, the Most Reverend MICHAEL, Archbishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey; and protect and preserve him for Many Years!
WATERVLIET NY: Lenten Youth Retreat at Saint Basil Church
It was a great joy for the faithful of Saint Basil Orthodox Church in Watervliet NY and their Rector, Archpriest Peter Olsen, to host a Lenten Youth Retreat on Saturday, 14 March 2015. This annual regional event has been hosted for over 20 years and includes participation by local Orthodox parishes; in recent years it has been hosted by Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church in Troy NY. This year the Lenten tradition returned to Saint Basil’s in Watervliet. Participating laity and clergy represented parishes in Troy, Albany, Ballston Lake and, of course, Watervliet NY.
“SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY”: First Sunday of Great Lent in the NJ Deanery
UPDATED: Photos Added Despite snowy and icy conditions, many faithful gathered at Saint John the Baptist Church in Passaic NJ for the “Sunday of Orthodoxy” Vespers on Sunday, 1 March 2015. After a 40-minute travel delay, clergy from our New Jersey Deanery and the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese (AOCA) greeted and received blessings from His Eminence, Joseph, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America (AOCA). His Eminence led the procession of clergy into the church accompanied by His Grace, Bishop Michael, and His Grace, Nicholas, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn (AOCA) and Assistant to the Metropolitan.
MANVILLE NJ: Outreach to College Students
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Manville NJ has launched a new outreach for their college students. Designed by Rebecca Oliver, an alumna from Penn State and young adult in the parish, the program is “Adopt a College Student.” The mission is to connect with college students from the parish and make sure they feel connected to their home parish. Parishioners were sought to “adopt” a college student from the parish and were given a survey to better know the interests and needs of their student. They were encouraged to sent packages, bulletins, cards, and warm messages to their adopted student. The program is off to a great start!
2015 ANNUAL ALTAR SERVERS RETREAT
The 5th Annual Diocesan Altar Servers Retreat was held at Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY from Friday, 6 February to Sunday, 8 February 2015. Over fifty participants were present for all or part of the weekend. Altar servers and clergy came from each of the three deaneries (New Jersey, New York City, New York State) as well as from the Carpatho-Russian Diocese. His Grace, Bishop Michael, together with six priests, a deacon, a sub-deacon, and a tonsured reader led the retreat. The participants enhanced their skills as servers at the Lord's altar and learned about the history and theology of the Divine Liturgy. They are now prepared to better assist during the divine services in their home parishes.
On the Diocesan Calendar
April 5, 2015
Entry of Our Lord
April 6-11, 2015
April 12, 2015
Great & Holy
The Resurrection of
Our Lord, God, and
Savior, Jesus Christ
April 15, 2015
Christ the Savior Church
April 18, 2015
Divine Liturgy with
followed by a
Saint Andrew's Camp
April 19, 2015
NY State Deanery
Saints Peter & Paul Church
May 9, 2015
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August 22, 2015
Saint Andrew's Camp
ANNUAL BIKE RIDE
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