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PENTECOST: Archpastoral Letter from Archbishop Michael - 05/29/15

His Eminence, Archbishop Michael has issued an Archpastoral Letter to the faithful of the diocese for the Feast-Day of Holy Pentecost celebrated on 31 May 2015. In part, he writes: "I pray that on this Pentecost all of us will open ourselves to the coming of the Holy Spirit; that we will not simply recite by rote: 'O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things; Treasury of blessings and Giver of life:  Come and abide in us, and cleanse us from every impurity, and save our souls, O Good One.' Rather, as we offer this prayer, may we fervently entreat the Holy Spirit to permeate our very being – and enable us to be changed into even better Orthodox Christians. May He guide us to know Christ ever more richly, serve Him ever more faithfully, and become each day ever more and more like the One Who loves us more than we love ourselves."

read the Archpastoral Letter >


2015 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CONFERENCE - 05/23/15

Clergy, Church School Directors, teachers, and parents are invited to the 2015 Annual Diocesan Department of Christian Education Conference. Three regional conference locations will encompass the Deaneries of our diocese: New Jersey (Paramus NJ on June 13th), New York City (East Meadow NY on June 20th), and New York State (Rochester NY on June 27th). Attendance is free-of-charge and lunch will be provided. All who are currently, or would like to become, involved in the education of our youth are welcome. Advance registration is highly encouraged.

information and registration >


MAYS LANDING NJ: “Mothers Day” at the Mother of God Church - 05/18/15

On Mothers Day, 10 May 2015, the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” Parish in Mays Landing NJ  greeted Archbishop Michael, along with his mother and sister. The parish faithful, Father Matthew Searfoorce, Proto-Deacon John Morvay, and area friends joined to celebrate the Divine Liturgy as Reader Charles Vlash (Blaise) Gallagher was ordained to be a Sub-Deacon.  Following the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, all joined in fellowship and a delicious meal which was prepared by the Parish Sisterhood.


ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL: 5th Anniversary of Consecration - 05/13/15

Our diocese celebrated the 5th Anniversary of the Consecration of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, on Saturday, 9 May 2015. The day began at 9:30 a.m. with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Passaic NJ, and concluded with a 1:00 p.m. celebratory luncheon at “The Brownstone” in Paterson NJ.  Clergy and faithful throughout the diocese -- those attending these special gatherings as well as those unable to be present -- joined in prayers of thanksgiving for the past 5 years of Archpastoral care, faithfulness, and love manifested through Archbishop Michael’s guidance and leadership. “Many Years!” to our beloved spiritual father in Christ and shepherd of the Lord’s flock abiding in New York and New Jersey.


UPSTATE NY: Two Ordinations in the Month of May - 05/10/15

Two ordinations will be celebrated by Archbishop Michael during the month of May 2015. On Saturday, May 16th, Proto-Deacon (Dr.) Michael Speck will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood at his home parish, Saint Nicholas Church, in Auburn NY. The following day, Sunday, May 17th, Sub-Deacon Sean McNulty (a graduate of our diocesan Diaconal Formation Program) will be ordained to the Holy Diaconate at his home parish, Saint John the Baptist Church, in Rochester NY.


POTSDAM NY: Archbishop Michael Names New Mission Parish - 05/06/15

On 1 April 2015, following a Lenten Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts, Archbishop Michael blessed the faithful of the former Orthodox Christian Mission Station (Potsdam NY) naming “Saint Olympia” as their patron. Following the dedication of the new mission parish, His Eminence blessed and administered the oath of office to their first parish council and thanked Father David Edwards of the Monastery of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Spencerville, Ontario, Canada, for his dedicated service to the mission. Also serving that evening was Father Luke Majoros, also from Saint Silouan Monastery.


YONKERS NY: CoLM Music Conference - 05/06/15

On 2 May 2015, Archbishop Michael and the Commission on Liturgical Music [CoLM] spent the day with more than 25 participants for a two-part workshop at Holy Trinity Church in Yonkers NY. In the morning, Mark Bailey (leading scholar in liturgical music; Director of the Yale Russian Chorus) led participants in an interactive session of learning and singing; the vitality of singing through rhythm, pulse, diction, and phrasing while expressing music liturgically. The afternoon’s presenter was liturgical expert Aleksei Shipovalnikov who, with His Eminence and Father David Cowan, “walked through” the more challenging parts of the Hierarchical Liturgy commenting on “what’s going on” from their perspectives.


SAINT ANDREW’S CAMP: Campers & Staff Make Ready for the 2015 Season! - 05/01/15

The summer programs at Saint Andrew’s Camp in Jewell NY are “gearing-up” for another summer of faith, fun, and fellowship. Currently the camp is seeking additional male counselors, and there’s always room for dedicated volunteers to support the activities of the five-week resident camping schedule in the beautifully rustic setting along the shore of Lake Oneida. Programs begin on 28 June and conclude on 1 August. See "Upcoming Events" on this webpage for dates and program themes! Of course, campers may resister now to attend! For complete information and on-line registration, visit the camp website.

camp website >

male counselors needed! >





UPCOMING EVENTS
On the Diocesan Calendar

 

 June 6, 2015

NY State Deanery

Parish Council

Conference

Saint Basil Church

Watervliet NY

details > 

 

June 6, 2015

    Annual Run/Walk

    for the Church

     Ss. Peter & Paul Church

     South River NJ

     event flyer >

 

June 7, 2015

NY City Deanery

Parish Council

Conference

Cathedral of the

Holy Transfiguration

Brooklyn NY

  

 June 13, 2015

NJ Deanery

Church School

Teachers

Conference

Christ the Savior Church

Paramus NJ

info & registration >

  

 June 20, 2015

NY City Deanery

Church School

Teachers

Conference

Holy Trinity Church

East Meadow NY

info & registration >

 

June 27, 2015

NY State Deanery

Church School

Teachers

Conference

      St. John the Baptist Church

      Rochester NY

info & registration >

 

June 28 - July 4, 2015

"Teen Week"

Saint Andrew's Camp

Jewell NY

website & registration >

  

June 30, 2015

Diocesan Council Meeting

Assumption of

the Virgin Church

Clifton NJ

11:00 a.m.

 

July 5 - July 11, 2015

 "Horse Week"

 Saint Andrew's Camp

 Jewell NY

 website & registration >

  

July 12 - July 18, 2015

 "Art Week"

Saint Andrew's Camp

Jewell NY

website & registration >

  

July 19 - July 25, 2015

     "Ecology Week"

 Saint Andrew's Camp

 Jewell NY

 website & registration >

  

July 26, 2015

NY City Deanery

Clergy Family Picnic

  

July 26 - Aug 1, 2015

"Music Week"

Saint Andrew's Camp

Jewell NY

website & registration >

 

August 20, 2015

Orthodox

Youth Day

Nativity of the

Virgin Mary Church

Jackson NJ

Six Flags

Great Adventure

 

August 22, 2015

    Saint Andrew's Camp

    ANNUAL BIKE RIDE

    Jewell NY

invitation letter >

info & registration >

 

August 23, 2015

 NJ Deanery

 Clergy Family Picnic

  

September 2-3, 2015

   Clergy Conference

Assumption of

the Virgin Church

Clifton NJ

 

September 6, 2015

NY State Deanery

Clergy Family Picnic

 

November 10-11, 2015

DIOCESAN

ASSEMBLY

 



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