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HOLY PENTECOST: The Descent of the Holy Spirit - 06/24/16

The great feast-day of Holy Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha, was on Sunday, 19 June 2016. In his annual archpastoral letter commemorating this holy day, Archbishop Michael writes, in part: "The gift of the Holy Spirit that we have received is not a static one, but a transforming and sanctifying power leading human beings to accomplish the will of God. The Church’s leaders are exhorted: 'Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you guardians, to feed the Church of the Lord' (Acts 20:28). This 'gift' of the Holy Spirit is given to both the clergy and the laity who belong to the true Church – in the Sacrament of Chrismation, our personal Pentecost, following Baptism (our personal Pascha)."

read the Archpastoral Letter >

Bringing the Orthodox Christian Faith to the African-American Community - 06/18/16

The diocese will sponsor a seminar-workshop on outreach to African-Americans led by Deacon Turbo Qualls and Father Alexei Altschul of the Brotherhood of Saint Moses the Black. The seminar includes lunch and concludes with Vespers. While designed primarily for clergy, lay ministry leaders and interested laymen are encouraged to attend. The conference is free of charge at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 605 Washington Avenue, Manville NJ on Saturday, 16 July 2016 ~ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

information and details >

TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS: Exploring How to Serve in the Church - 06/14/16

UPDATED: Young people, high school freshman to college graduate 20-somethings, from the Orthodox Church in America and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese gathered at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in New York City on 14 May 2016 to hear the stories of men and women who followed a calling to serve Christ and His Church. The day started off with a prayer service (molieben) led by Father Christopher Calin (Cathedral Dean). Afterward the discussion format made for an intimate setting and allowed for lively dialogue. The day concluded with a trip to Saint Vladimir's Seminary for a tour and talk by Dr. Peter Bouteneff. Sharing his own calling to ministry as a lay theologian of the Church, Dr. Bouteneff discussed programs available at the seminary.

NY STATE DEANERY: DDB Appreciation Dinner - 06/13/16

Nearly 70 Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors from the New York State Deanery were hosted by Archbishop Michael for an appreciation dinner in Syracuse NY on 5 June 2016. Those recognized had offered financial support during the previous year to the program which focuses on seminarian scholarships, assistance to mission parishes, and revitalization of older parishes. Complete information with an invitation (with the option of secure on-line contributions) to join the efforts of our 2016 DDBs is available here!

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: 40 Days after PASCHA (June 9, 2016) - 06/06/16

When You had fulfilled the dispensation for our sake and united earth to heaven, You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, not being parted from those who love You; but remaining with them and crying: "I am with you and no one will be against you!"  (Kontakion Hymn)

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DDB: Building a Bridge to Our Future - 05/28/16

UPDATED: In offering vital financial support for our seminarians, mission parishes, and struggling parishes, Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors provide “building blocks” to construct a bridge to our future. The church of tomorrow will require priests, deacons, growing parishes and revitalized parishes that were founded during the last century. This year to date, 128 DDBs have generously contributed over $83,000 to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. See the current list of 2016 DDBs HERE!  If you are one of our DDBs, thank-you! If you would like to join them, find out more and accept our invitation HERE!


The visit of Archbishop Michael to Saints Peter & Paul Church in Jersey City NJ on the weekend of 21-22 May 2016 went beyond the regular annual visitation. Following Saturday Vespers, His Eminence greeted and spoke with the faithful and, at the conclusion of the Sunday Liturgy, on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops (Orthodox Church in America) he awarded the “Order of Saint Romanos” to Aleksei Shipovalnikov. The Holy Synod conferred this honor for extraordinary contributions in the field of liturgical music.

MEMORIAL DAY PILGRIMAGE: Concert to Benefit Saint Tikhon’s Seminary - 05/26/16

The Chamber Choir of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery will sing a benefit concert of sacred music by American composers at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18701, on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  Proceeds from the concert, titled “Rejoice, O Mountains of Pennsylvania,” benefit Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. The performance is part of a series of events that will take place during the 112th annual Saint Tikhon’s Memorial Day Pilgrimage. Tickets are available at the door: $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.

On the Diocesan Calendar


June 27, 2016

Diocesan Council


Bronxville NY

11:00 a.m.



July 1, 2016

Presbyters Council


Bronxville NY

11:00 a.m.



July 3-9, 2016

  "Teen Week"

  Saint Andrew's Camp

  Jewell NY

  details >



July 10-16, 2016

  "Horse Week"

  Saint Andrew's Camp

  Jewell NY

  details >



July 16, 2016


      Bringing the

      Orthodox Christian

      Faith to the



     Manville NJ

     10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

       details >

     event flyer >



July 17-23, 2016

  "Art Week"

  Saint Andrew's Camp

  Jewell NY

  details >



July 23, 2016



"Sing with


Syracuse NY

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

info & registration >



July 24-30, 2016

 "Ecology Week"

  Saint Andrew's Camp

  Jewell NY

  details >



Jul 31-Aug 6, 2016

  "Music Week"

  Saint Andrew's Camp

  Jewell NY

  details >



August 13, 2016

NY State Deanery

Church School


Saint John the Baptist Church

Rochester NY



 August 20, 2016

NJ Deanery

Church School


      Mother of God Mission

      Princeton NJ



August 25, 2016




Six Flags

Great Adventure

Jackson NJ



August 27, 2016

NY City Deanery

Church School


Cathedral of the


Brooklyn NY



August 27, 2016


Saint Andrew's

Camp Bike Ride


details & register >



Aug 31 - Sept 1, 2016

Diocesan Clergy


Assumption of the

Holy Virgin Church

Clifton NJ



October 8-9, 2016

     100th Anniversary

    Saint John the Baptist

      Orthodox Church

            Alpha NJ

      details (3 pages) >



November 1-2, 2016




Yonkers NY



Nov 11-13, 2016

     Annual Diocesan

     Girls Retreat

Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY


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