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About the Publication

Jacob’s Well is the official publication of the Diocese New York-New Jersey (Orthodox Church in America). It provides, as did the well in ancient communities, a place for the distribution of news and activities regarding the life of the Diocese and its parishes. It seeks to highlight functions sponsored in the areas of youth and liturgical music, and the efforts taking place throughout Diocesan missions. Of special interest is the presentation of iconographic examples from Diocesan parishes.

But like the story of the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well (John 4), it also seeks to be a vehicle which provides not just news but opportunities for reflection on the living encounter with Jesus Christ. In this way it attempts to examine the role of Tradition as the "ongoing life of the Holy Spirit in the Church" (Vladimir Lossky). Through a variety of themes and materials – articles, reviews of books, films, and theater, studies of moral and even environmental issues, as well as poetry – it tries to acknowledge the many ways which the Holy Spirit seeks to make Christ known.

Finally, while input from members of the Diocese, both clergy and lay people is encouraged, contributions from those outside of the Diocese are welcome and utilized whenever possible.


Latest Issues

Summer 2016



Spring/Summer 2015



Summer/Fall 2014



See Also:

Website featuring back issues on-line 

On the Diocesan Calendar


March 22, 2018

 NY State Deanery

 Clergy Lenten Retreat

 and Meeting

Saints Peter & Paul Church

Syracuse NY

10:00 am


March 25, 2018

   The Annunciation to

   the Holy Theotokos


April 1, 2018

Palm Sunday


April 8, 2018



   The Resurrection of

   Our Lord, God, and

   Savior, Jesus Christ


May 17, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Ascension of

Our Lord


May 27, 2018

   Holy Pentecost

The Descent of

the Holy Spirit


August 6, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Transgfiguration of

Our Lord


August 15, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Dormition of

the Theotokos


September 8, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Nativity of

the Theotokos


September 14, 2018

   The Exaltation of the

   Life-Creating Cross


November 21, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Entrance of the

Theotokos into

the Temple


December 25, 2018

  Feast Day of the

  Nativity of Our

  Lord, God, and Savior

  Jesus Christ


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