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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 



UPCOMING EVENTS
On the Diocesan Calendar

 

January 21, 2018

    Teen "Get-Together"

    (grades 7-12)

      Christ the Savior Church

      Paramus NJ

3:00-5:00 p.m.

details >

 

January 21, 2018

  Annual NJ

  Deanery Clergy

  Family Dinner Party

The Brownstone

Paterson NJ

 

January 25, 2018

Council of

Presbyters Meeting

Diocesan Chancery

Bronxville NY

 

January 28, 2018

  Annual NY State

  Deanery Clergy

  Family Dinner Party

Basil Leaf Restorante

Syracuse NY

5:00 p.m.

website >

 

January 28, 2018

Youth Fun Event

Urban Air Adventure Park

Milltown NJ

1:30 p.m.

details >

register to attend >

  

February 2, 2018

   Feast-Day of the

   Meeting of Our Lord

   in the Temple

 

February 9, 2018

Diocesan Council

Meeting

Diocesan Chancery

Bronxville NY

 

February 11, 2018

  Ice Skating Fellowship

  gather at:

  Saints Peter & Paul Church

  Bayonne NJ

event flyer >

register to attend >

 

February 16-18, 2018

  Annual

    Altar

      Server

        Retreat

Saint Basil's Academy

Garrison NY

event flyer >

registration >

 

February 19, 2018

Beginning of

Great Lent

 

March 25, 2018

   The Annunciation to

   the Holy Theotokos

 

April 1, 2018

Palm Sunday

 

April 8, 2018

   HOLY

   PASCHA

   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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