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MAYS LANDING NJ: Aid to IOCC is a Parish Project - 10/21/16

The Orthodox Church of the Mother of God - Joy of All the Sorrowful in Mays Landing NJ participated in a parish project in support of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). “Since the Dormition Fast seems to get lost in the fun of summer, we thought it would be a good idea to emphasize it by holding an alms-giving project,” said Trudy Ellmore (parish treasurer). “Our parish is very small, so the goal was set at a moderate 10 kits of essential personal items. Each kit contains: a hand towel, a wash cloth, a bar of soap, a toothbrush, a comb, six Band-Aids & a nail clipper/metal nail file. After two-weeks of collection, enough items were gathered to make 65 complete kits!”

ROCHESTER NY: Feeding the Hungry in Community Outreach - 10/19/16

Eight parishioners from Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY joined the extraordinarily dedicated volunteers of Saint Peter’s Kitchen near the city’s center neighborhood in preparing and serving a full-menu lunch meal on 19 October 2016. “We served 122 people who comprise a loving and socially interactive community with varying degrees of need,” said Father Ken James Stavrevsky (parish rector). “The example of Christian love and philanthropy exhibited by those who labor at Saint Peter’s is amazing … serving a restaurant quality hot lunch meal Monday through Friday every week. It was an honor and great blessing to labor with them!”

ELMIRA HEIGHTS NY: Consecration of Church and Parish Celebration - 10/15/16

By the Grace of God, Archbishop Michael will consecrate the Temple of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Elmira Heights NY on Saturday, 29 October 2016. The parish has just finished phase-one of its iconography project. The Rite of Consecration followed by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:00 a.m. that day and a festive reception will follow. The diocesan family is warmly invited to join in this magnificenty joyous celebration!

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With the blessing of Archbishop Michael, the Third Annual Diocesan Girls Retreat will be held at Saint Basil's Academy in Garrison NY from November 11-13, 2016 for those in grades 7-12. The main focus will be to bring the young women of our diocese together in prayer, Christian fellowship, education, and lots of fun! Participants will learn the importance and role of iconography in the life of the church by way of understanding icons as “windows into heaven.”  See all of the details and registration documents in the "Upcoming Events" section of this website!

ALPHA NJ: Parish Celebrates 100th Anniversary - 10/12/16

It was a glorious weekend, 8-9 October 2016, at Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Alpha NJ as the parish celebrated their 100th Anniversary. The joy of the occasion was enriched by the presence of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon (Orthodox Church in America) and His Eminence, Archbishop Michael. The celebration began on Saturday with Vespers and Litya. On Sunday, Metropolitan Tikhon was welcomed and greeted for the liturgical celebrations and celebratory festivities by Father Bohdan Ostash (parish rector), visiting clergy, faithful, and friends of the parish.

ROCHESTER NY: Aid for Suffering Christians in Syria - 10/09/16

Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY has raised $5,846 to help victims of the Syrian Civil War through the Syrian Relief Fund of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Thanks to the generosity of parishioners, visitors, and community members, these funds will help IOCC to provide food, shelter, sanitation, and spiritual support to Syrian Christians victimized by war and terrorism. When taking into account the many matching grants IOCC receives, this gift may have a multiplier effect of well over $40,000 when fully utilized by IOCC! Since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, millions have been forced from their homes into crowded refugee camps or have fled to neighboring countries to escape the fighting, while many thousands of others have been murdered, kidnapped, or enslaved by terror groups like ISIS who specifically target religious minority groups including Christians. Earlier this year, the United States formally declared ISIS’ persecution of Syrian and Iraqi Christians to be a genocide.

BROOKYN NY: Centennial Celebration of Cathedral (1916-2016) - 10/04/16

On 24-25 September 2016, the Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY celebrated its 100th anniversary and the 108th anniversary of the parish. At Divine Liturgy commemorating the celebration, the parish welcomed His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of America and Canada, along with His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, Bishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. The Hierarchs were joined by Archpriest Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk (parish rector), visiting clergy, deacons, sub-deacons, and many altar servers. The Cathedral has long stood as a regional landmark. It is the oldest Slavic-background Orthodox parish in Brooklyn and one of the oldest in New York City. The parish was established in 1908 by Slavic-heritage immigrants with Carpatho-Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and various other ethnic-cultural backgrounds.

JACKSON NJ: Patronal Feast-Day and Archpastoral Visit - 09/28/16

Archpriest John Prokopiuk (Rector) of  Nativity of the Virgin Parish in Jackson NJ greeted Archbishop Michael on Tuesday evening 20 September  and Wednesday 21 September 2016 to celebrate the parish patronal feast-day. On Tuesday evening the church was filled with the faithful of the parish  and friends from the neighboring Saint Vladimir’s Memorial Russian Orthodox Church (ROCOR). Following the evening Vigil service, everyone proceeded to the parish hall for a festive dinner and musical offerings by the church choir.

On the Diocesan Calendar



October 23, 2016

    Benefit Concert

     for St. Sava Cathedral

Garden City NY

5:00 p.m.

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October 29, 2016

    Consecration of

      Holy Trinity



Elmira Heights NY

9:00 a.m.

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November 1-2, 2016




Yonkers NY

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November 5, 2016

Music Conference:

"Singing with Spirit

and Understanding"

Assumption of

     the Virgin Church

Clifton NJ

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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November 11-12, 2016

   Fall Vocations Retreat

"St. John Chrysostom:

         Champion of the


    Saint Tikhon's Seminary

    information & register >



November 11-13, 2016

Annual Diocesan

Girls Retreat

Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY

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      registration >

         chaperones >



November 18-19, 2016



   Warwick Retreat Center

    Warwick NY

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February 10-12, 2017

  Altar Server


Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY



March 10-12, 2017


Youth Retreat


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