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Reader Samuel Davis of the newly formed Saint Simon of Cyrene Orthodox Mission in New Brunswick NJ writes: “It is with great joy that I can greet you, on behalf of our Mission community. More than that, I would like to extend a welcome to you to join us in prayer whenever you are in the New Brunswick area for services. The Mission is a community dedicated to building up the Holy Orthodox Church in an area that has yet to be exposed to our faith. This is a monumental task! At present the laborers are few, having just started out, but with God’s grace and mercy we will grow and truly become a proper witness to the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church on the ‘Western Shore.’”


UPDATED: new photos! Over 20 young women in grades 7-12 gathered at Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY from November 11-13, 2016 for the Third Annual Girls Retreat. "Iconography: Windows into Heaven" was the theme, with iconographer Randi Sider-Rose of “Immanuel Icons” (websiteleading the educational sessions.

MAPLEWOOD (WATERVLIET) NY: Celebration of Saint Basil the Great

Archbishop Michael visited Saint Basil Orthodox Church in Maplewood NY for evening Vespers on Saturday, 31 December 2016, and for a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the following Sunday (New Year’s Day). The parish Feast-Day celebration of Saint Basil included the blessing and cutting of the Vasilopita (Saint Basil's bread). A pot-luck dinner with a question-and-answer period between the children of the parish and His Eminence was held in the Church Center immediately following the Divine Liturgy.

“The Mystery of the Diaconate”

The Annual Diocesan Altar Server Retreat will be held at Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY from February 10-12, 2017. It is designed for altar servers of all ages! The main focus of this annual retreat is to bring the young men of our diocese together in prayer, Christian fellowship, education, and lots of fun! Under the guidance and direction of Archbishop Michael, the participants will learn the importance and role of the order of the Diaconate in the life of the Church – both in a liturgical function, and as a servant of God’s people, ministering to the outside world. More information is available in the "Upcoming Events" section of this website. For complete information and convenient on-line registration, please visit here >>>



Thanks to the sacrificial generosity of DDBs from throughout the diocese and beyond, over $831,000 was contributed during the first six years (2011-2016) of the program! Last year a record-breaking total of $181,265 was received. As a result, vital ministries have received much-needed support; the work of the Church is being funded as never before! There are visible “fruits” of our labors and efforts as mission parishes are being established and supported, seminarians are receiving scholarships, and struggling parishes are being revitalized. The 2017 DDB Initiative is now launched!  Learn all about it here!


ONEONTA NY: News from Saint Innocent Mission Parish

Father Vasil Dubee, parish rector of Saint Innocent of Alaska Mission Parish in Oneonta NY, reports: “We have had some wonderful happenings at our Mission. We purchased 5.1 acres of land for the future site of our church and rectory in the town of Oneonta back in October. The land was purchased with a donation from the Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation for $18,500! Just two weeks after the closing, I received a call from the realtor who handled the land sale to us and he said  the seller had 5.3 acres on the south border of the land and would like to offer it to us for purchase at the same price of $18,500. I told him I would love to, but most-likely cannot do it because I have no idea where the money would come from!”

On the Diocesan Calendar


 January 15, 2017

   New York City Deanery

      Clergy Family

         Christmas Gathering

The Oda House

New York NY


January 22, 2017

   New Jersey Deanery

      Clergy Family

          Christmas Gathering

The Brownstone

Paterson NJ


January 28, 2017

Lenten Icon


South River NJ

details & register >


February 10-12, 2017

  Altar Server


Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY

   letter to clergy >

   event flyer >

   details and agenda >

   participant register >

   chaperone register >

   "do it all on-line!" >


 March 10-12, 2017


Youth Retreat


April 28, 2017

   "Sleep Out"

    to support

    Homeless Youth

Orthodox Church

of the Holy Cross

Medford NJ

7:00 p.m.

details >


June 4-17, 2017

Pentecost Pilgrimage

to the Holy Land


Archbishop Michael

information >


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