Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/ 60 RANDOLPH NJ: Archpastoral Visit, Appreciation, and Blessing http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160824_1.html Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Randolph-NJ/Randolph_7_AUG_2016_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The parishioners of <strong>Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Randolph NJ</strong> were honored on 6-7 August 2016 to have Archbishop Michael visit them. The purpose of his visit was to bless the church&rsquo;s refurbished stained glass windows. Thanks to the generosity of many parishioners, the windows which were damaged due to time and weather had been removed, repaired, and reinstalled. Parishioners received an explanatory booklet about Holy Trinity&rsquo;s windows, most of which depict a Christian symbol or cross. One frequently used symbol is the <em>fleur de lis</em>, a representation of the Holy Trinity.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160824_1.html "BEYOND THE PLATEAU": New Issue now available http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160820_1.html Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/publications/Newsletters_BANNER_LOGO.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 170%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The Diocese of New York and New Jersey has two monthly newsletters: <span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;"><strong><em>"First Fruits"</em> <span style="font-size: small;">and</span> <em>"Beyond the Plateau."</em></strong></span><em>&nbsp; </em>The goal is to increase communication and grow the communal spirit of diocesan fellowship in the building-up and strengthening of our parish communities. A new issue of &ldquo;Beyond the Plateau&rdquo; has been released and distributed to all clergy for dissemination within their parishes. You may download and read the new issue and all past editions of these newsletters anytime by using the "Official Documents and Publications" tab at the top of this website!</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="/files/2016/Newsletters/Beyond_2_3_2016.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="color: #800000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">read the new issue of "Beyond the Plateau" here &gt;</span></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="/newsletters1.html"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #0000ff;">go o the Diocesan Newsletters webpage</span> &gt;</span></strong></span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160820_1.html NY STATE DEANERY: Church School Conference http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160815_1.html Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Church-School/Rochester/Ed_Conf_2016_NYS_Deanery_BANNER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester NY</strong> hosted the regional <strong>2016 Church School Conference</strong> for the parishes of the New York State Deanery on <strong>Saturday, 13 August 2016</strong>. Two additional regional conferences are scheduled for the New Jersey and New York City Deaneries (20 &amp; 27 August, respectively).&nbsp; The facilitator, Jennifer Hock, presented <span style="color: #000080;"><strong>&ldquo;Church School Approaches for Small Classrooms, One-Room Classrooms, and Special Needs Children.&rdquo;</strong> </span>Each year these conferences, developed and sponsored by the diocesan Department of Christian Education, are offered at no-fee to church school coordinators and teachers.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160815_1.html “JACOB’S WELL”: Summer Issue of Diocesan Publication Now Available http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160808_1.html Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Jacob-Well/J_W_summer_2016_LOGO.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">A new edition of the extremely popular and highly-acclaimed diocesan publication, <strong>&ldquo;Jacob&rsquo;s Well,&rdquo;</strong> has been published and released to all parishes in New York and New Jersey (Orthodox Church in America) for distribution. Be sure to obtain a hardcopy of this beautiful magazine at your local parish! &ldquo;Jacob&rsquo;s Well&rdquo; is informative and a good way to reach-out and share the faith with shut-ins, friends, and neighbors.&nbsp;View the on-line edition by clicking on the image above or visit the dedicated <strong>&ldquo;Jacob&rsquo;s Well&rdquo; webpage &hellip; </strong><span style="font-size: large; text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline;"><a href="/jacobswell.html"><span style="color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a></span></span>!</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160808_1.html Bringing the Orthodox Faith to the African-American Community http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160806_1.html Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2016/African_American/conf/African_American_Conf_2016_BANNER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><em>&ldquo;We would love to reach out to African-Americans in our community, but we don&rsquo;t know how.&rdquo; &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know where to begin.&rdquo; &ldquo;I&rsquo;m afraid we&rsquo;ll be seen as too white and too exotic.&rdquo; &ldquo;How do we merge the Black church and culture with [fill in Orthodox ethnic group of choice]?&rdquo;</em>&nbsp; Sound familiar? Orthodox parishes across the country struggle with outreach to various ethnic groups -- wishing to expand the parish&rsquo;s evangelistic efforts in bringing Holy Orthodoxy to Blacks, Latinos, and Asians -- but lacking the knowledge, insights, and tools to do so. With the biggest of hearts and greatest of desires, this area of evangelism &hellip; bringing and sharing Orthodoxy with ethnic minority groups &hellip; can nevertheless seem daunting enough to persuade many to never even begin the effort</span>.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160806_1.html Diocese of NY & NJ Launches Website for Department of Youth Ministry http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160802_1.html Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Youth-Ministry/Dept_Youth_Min_LOGO2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The Orthodox Church in America&rsquo;s Diocese of New York &amp; New Jersey is pleased to announce the launch of its new Department of Youth Ministry website. With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, this new platform offers easy access to information about upcoming events within the youth department, features a media gallery full of press releases and photos from past events, and will allow for on-line event registration in the near future.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="/files/2016/Youth-Ministry/Release_2016_4_1.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: medium;">read more &gt;</span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160802_1.html NEW YORK STATE DEANERY: Choir Workshop http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160726_1.html Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2016/CoLM/Syracuse_JULY_2016_CoLM_BANNER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The <strong>Commission on Liturgical Music</strong> (CoLM) and <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Orthodox Church in Syracuse NY</strong> hosted a workshop, <span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;"><strong>&ldquo;The Character of Choir Singing,&rdquo;</strong> </span>on 23 July 2016. The highly regarded and accomplished facilitator, Mark Bailey, presented key points in lecture and demonstrated them by rehearsing a choir comprised of the thirty participants. He stressed the need for Orthodox music to illuminate the text; the role of music in matching form and function; and the need for choral style to confirm prayer/worship through appropriate pulse and rhythm. The workshop concluded with an open and candid question and answer session.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160726_1.html CHURCH SCHOOL CONFERENCES: Planned for All Three Deaneries! http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160722_1.html Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Church-School/2016_Church_School_Conf_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: medium;">All who are, or would like to be, involved in the Christian education of our youth are invited to attend. The conference leader is Jennifer Hock, founder of <span style="font-family: helvetica;"><a href="http://illumination-learning.com/main/" target="_blank">illumination-learning.com</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Specific dates and locations are posted in the "Upcoming Events" section of this homepage. For complete details and registration, please go <a href="/files/2016/Church-School-Conf/2016ConferenceFlyer.pdf" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160722_1.html FATHER JOHN NEHREBECKI: 64th Anniversary of Ordination http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160712_1.html Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Paramus-NJ/4-July/Paramus_4_July_2016_007.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 160%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">July 4th marked the <strong>64th anniversary of ordination to the Priesthood of Father John Nehrebecki</strong>. Archbishop Michael celebrated the Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Church in Paramus NJ. Over sixty faithful attended the Monday morning Liturgy. Following the dismissal, Father John spoke of his parents&rsquo; example of piety and faithfulness. Besides attending services for every Sunday and Feast Day, they provided a separate room in their house for the poor and destitute. Sunday meals were an occasion to speak about the Gospel reading and homily. This churchly life formed a desire for the priesthood in young John, who would go on to found over ten parishes in New Jersey.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160712_1.html SYRACUSE NY: Centennial Anniversary of Saints Peter & Paul Church http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160709_1.html Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Syracuse-NY/Syracuse_26_June_2016_BANNER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 170%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">It was a two day observance of gratitude and celebration as <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Orthodox Church in Syracuse NY</strong> commemorated their <strong>100th Anniversary</strong>. Saturday, 25 June, found five priests at the Holy Altar celebrating the Divine Liturgy with prayers for the&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;Founding Fathers"&nbsp;</em>and those who sustained the parish over the last hundred years. A fellowship brunch followed in the Church Parlors. The next day (Sunday, 26 June) began with the Church filled with faithful as they awaited Archbishop Michael&rsquo;s entrance into the Temple for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. His Eminence was presented with a bouquet of roses by Elena Kantor; traditional bread and salt by Alexander Scott Anderson (parish warden); and the Holy Cross by Archpriest John Chupeck (parish rector).</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160709_1.html DIOCESAN YOUTH DAY: Thursday, 25 August 2016 http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160706_1.html Sun, 03 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Youth-Ministry/2016_YouthDay_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 200%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: large;">The <span style="color: #0000ff; background-color: #ffff00;"><strong>Annual Diocesan Youth Day</strong> </span>will take place on <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thursday, 25 August, at Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park in Jackson NJ</strong></span>. Complete information and registration documents are available <span style="color: #993300;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="/files/2016/Youth-Ministry/2016_YOUTH_DAY_Registration.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #993300; text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a></span></strong>.</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160706_1.html UPCOMING EVENTS: Department of Youth Ministry http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160702_1.html Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Youth-Ministry/YouthMinistry2016_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 190%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: medium;">The Department of Youth Ministry has several special events planned for the upcoming months:&nbsp; <strong>YOUTH DAY</strong> (August 25th), <strong>SAINT ANDREW&rsquo;S CAMP BIKE RIDE</strong> (August 27th), <strong>GIRLS RETREAT</strong> (November 11th), <strong>ALTAR SERVERS RETREAT</strong> (February 10-12, 2017), and more! Additional information and registration will be available and listed in the "upcoming events" section of this website. See the 2016-2017 Upcoming Events flyer <span style="color: #993300;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="/files/2016/Youth-Ministry/Youth_2016_Events.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #993300; text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a></span></strong></span>.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160702_1.html ROCHESTER NY: Recognition and Appreciation for DDBs http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160627_1.html Sun, 10 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Rochester-NY/DDB/2016_DDB_Rochester_NY.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">On the Sunday of All Saints, 26 June 2016, the <strong>2015 Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors of Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY</strong> received certificates of appreciation <em>(gramota)</em> signed by Archbishop Michael. To those present (8 of the parish&rsquo;s 16 DDBs), Father Ken James Stavrevsky said: <em><strong>&ldquo;Your contributions&nbsp;provide seminarians with scholarships, mission parishes with essential support, and older parishes with revitalization.&rdquo;</strong></em> The parish community&nbsp;also contributed an additional &nbsp;$1,000 last year in support of the DDB program. The 2016 DDB is now underway and, to date, $92,000 has been contributed by DDBs from throughout the diocese and beyond. For information on the DDB and an invitation to join them, please go <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html"><span style="color: #0000ff;">HERE</span></a></strong></span>! </span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160627_1.html Bringing the Orthodox Christian Faith to the African-American Community http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160621_1.html Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/African_American/African_American_BANNER_June2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">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 <strong>Saints Peter and Paul Church, 605 Washington Avenue, Manville NJ on Saturday, 16 July 2016 ~ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><a href="/files/2016/Releases/Release_2016_3_1.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">information and details &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160621_1.html HOLY PENTECOST: The Descent of the Holy Spirit http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160616_1.html Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/Pentecost_2014_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 190%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #008000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">The great feast-day of <strong>Holy Pentecost</strong>, 50 days after Pascha, was on Sunday, 19 June 2016. In his annual archpastoral letter commemorating this holy day, Archbishop Michael writes, in part: <strong><em>"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&rsquo;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 &ndash; in the Sacrament of Chrismation, our personal Pentecost, following Baptism (our personal Pascha)."</em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pentecost_2016.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="color: #008000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">read the Archpastoral Letter &gt;</span></strong></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160616_1.html NY STATE DEANERY: DDB Appreciation Dinner http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160613_1.html Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2016/DDB/NYS-Appreciation/NYS_2016_DDB_apprec_BANNER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">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 <strong><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">here</span>!</a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160613_1.html ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: 40 Days after PASCHA (June 9, 2016) http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160606_1.html Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Ascension/ascension_icon_2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 220%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><em><strong><span style="color: #993300; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">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: "</span><span style="color: #993300; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">I am with you and no one will be against you!"&nbsp;</span> </span><span style="color: #993300; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: small;">(Kontakion Hymn)</span></span></strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #993300; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://oca.org/saints/lives/2016/06/09/42-the-ascension-of-our-lord" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: medium;">read more &gt;</span></a></span></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160606_1.html “ORDER OF SAINT ROMANOS” awarded to ALEKSEI SHIPOVALNIKOV http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160525_1.html Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Order-of-Romanos/Order_of_Romanos_2016_Aleksei_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The visit of Archbishop Michael to <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church&nbsp;in Jersey City NJ</strong> 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 <strong><em>&ldquo;Order of Saint Romanos&rdquo;</em> to Aleksei Shipovalnikov</strong>. The Holy Synod conferred this honor for extraordinary contributions in the field of liturgical music.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160525_1.html TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS: Exploring How to Serve in the Church http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160523_1.html Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Explore-Calling/explore_ministry_2016_004.jpg&archive=0&final_h=72&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><strong>UPDATED:</strong></span> Young people, high school freshman to college graduate 20-somethings, from the Orthodox Church in America and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese gathered at <strong>Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in New York City on 14 May 2016</strong> 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 <em>(molieben)</em> led by Father Christopher Calin (Cathedral Dean). Afterward the discussion format made for an intimate setting and allowed for lively dialogue. <strong>The day concluded with a trip to Saint Vladimir's Seminary for a tour and&nbsp;talk by Dr. Peter Bouteneff. </strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Sharing his own calling to ministry as a lay theologian of the Church, Dr. Bouteneff discussed&nbsp;programs&nbsp;available at the seminary.</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160523_1.html Release # 2016.4.1 (Youth Ministry Website) http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2016/Youth-Ministry/Release_2016_4_1.pdf Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2016/Youth-Ministry/Release_2016_4_1.pdf Archpastoral Letter: Pentecost http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pentecost_2016.pdf Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pentecost_2016.pdf Release # 2016.3.1 (Outreach to African-American Community) http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2016/Releases/Release_2016_3_1.pdf Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2016/Releases/Release_2016_3_1.pdf Archpastoral Letter: PASCHA 2016 http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pascha_2016.pdf Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pascha_2016.pdf