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ROCHESTER NY: “The Church in the Bible” - 09/25/16

On the beautiful Friday evening of 23 September 2016, Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY welcomed over forty participants for a talk on “The Church in the Bible” presented by the popular author and speaker, Father Andrew Damick. Presented in two-parts, the special event included a delightful array of tasty treats and refreshments during half-time, and prolonged time for questions and fellowship afterward. “The presentation was enlightening, inspiring, and challenging, wrapped up in a thoughtful package of profound depth,” said Father Ken James Stavrevsky (parish rector).

WHITESTONE NY: Parish Celebrates 100th Anniversary - 09/21/16

The 100th Anniversary of Saint Nicholas Church in Whitestone NY was celebrated on 18 September 2016. Sunday morning found the congregation eagerly waiting to greet Archbishop “Vladika” Michael. Bread, salt and flowers were presented to greet His Eminence by Paul Tymus and his granddaughter, Heather. After worship, parishioners and guests gathered nearby for a festive banquet and dance. The 100th Anniversary of Saint Nicholas Church was a time of gratitude for God’s abundant blessings, memories shared, fine fellowship and joyful festivity.

HERKIMER NY: Preparing for the Parish 100th Anniversary - 09/11/16

The Parishioners and Clergy of Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Herkimer NY welcome you to join us as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary on (Friday and Saturday) October 14-15, 2016. Archbishop Michael will celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM with the entrance and vesting of His Eminence at 9:00 AM. A celebratory banquet will follow. For complete details and banquet reservations, please go HERE >

ONEONTA NY: Archpastoral Visit - 09/10/16

On 27-28 August 2016, Archbishop Michael visited Saint Innocent Orthodox Mission parish in Oneonta NY.  During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, Vasiliy Warner was tonsured a Reader and a fabulous celebratory festival of food and fellowship followed. “This was my first time as a priest hosting a bishop,” said Father Vasil Dubee (rector) ... “The singing was absolutely angelic thanks to the help from choir director Gleb Ivanov and the choir members from our “Mother Parish” of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Endicott NY.”

CLIFTON NJ: “Godspell” Performances on 23 & 24 September 2016 - 09/07/16

With the Blessing of Archbishop Michael, Holy Assumption Orthodox Church of the Blessed Virgin will present “GODSPELL” on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th at 7:00 PM. The Orthodox Church in America youth and friends from the Clifton Community will star in this musical at the Church Hall located at 35 Orange Avenue, Clifton NJ 07013.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under ten. To order tickets or for more information contact Barbara Baz, Director at 973-473-0076.

ROCHESTER NY: A Fascinating and Enlightening Evening Planned on September 23rd - 09/03/16

Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester NY will host a lively two-part lecture by a guest speaker, Reverend Father Andrew Stephen Damick on Friday, 23 September 2016 beginning at 6:30 PM. Father Andrew is pastor of Saint Paul Orthodox Church of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, author of “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy” and “An Introduction to God," as well as the forthcoming "Bearing God" (2017). He is also host of the “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy” and “Roads from Emmaus” podcasts on  Ancient Faith Radio, and he is a frequent speaker at lectures and retreats both in parishes and elsewhere. The event, with refreshments served, is free of charge.

information and registration >

ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL: "Happy Birthday!" - 08/31/16

"The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey convey love, admiration and sincere gratitude to His Eminence, our beloved Archbishop Michael, as he celebrates his birthday on August 29th.  His love, leadership, determination and wisdom have strengthened, inspired and encouraged dedicated service of the diocesan clergy and laity, and various institutions throughout the Church. We pray that the Lord will give him strength of soul and body, and many good and blessed years. Eis polla eti Despota!" ~ Archpriest Joseph Lickwar, Diocesan Chancellor

PARAMUS NJ: Archpastoral Visit for Dormition and Parish Feast-Day - 08/30/16

On 15-16 August 2016, Archbishop Michael made a pastoral visit to Christ the Saviour Parish in Paramus NJ. The parish celebrated the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Aug 15th) and, the following day, the patronal feast of the parish: “The Icon not made by hands” sent to heal Abgar of Edessa. A celebratory luncheon was prepared and served by the wonderful ladies of the parish. It was an extremely cordial event.

On the Diocesan Calendar



September 26, 2016

Diocesan Council


Diocesan Chancery

Bronxville NY



October 2, 2016






October 2, 2016

College Student


read the encyclical >



October 4, 2016




             from Russia

Holy Apostles Church

Saddle Brook NJ

7:00 p.m.

event flyer >



 October 6, 2016




             from Russia

Holy Trinity Church

Randolph NJ

7:30 p.m.

details > 



October 8-9, 2016

       100th Anniversary

     Saint John the Baptist

       Orthodox Church

            Alpha NJ

      details (3 pages) >



October 14-15, 2016

100th Anniversary

Saints Peter & Paul

Orthodox Church

Herkimer NY

details >



November 1-2, 2016




Yonkers NY

website >



November 11-13, 2016

     Annual Diocesan

     Girls Retreat

Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY



November 18-19, 2016



   Warwick Retreat Center

    Warwick NY

details >



February 10-12, 2017

Altar Server


Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY



March 10-12, 2017


Youth Retreat


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