Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/ 60 Pentecost Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Archbishop Michael: June 4-17, 2017 http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161118_1.html Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Pilgrimage/holysep-768x451.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>The Department of Evangelization of the Orthodox Church in Amercia, together with Archbishop Michael (Dahulich) and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey announce a first annual Pilgrimage</strong> -- this year to the Holy Land, beginning in Nazareth and ending in Jerusalem, with an optional additional trip to Petra in Jordan, <strong>June 4-17, 2017</strong>.&nbsp; The pilgrimage begins on the Monday of Pentecost, in Israel. The itinerary includes the following cities and major sites: Capernaum, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Mar Sabba, Jerusalem (Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount Zion), and Petra (in Jordan).</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161118_1.html LANSING NY: A Half-Marathon Run in Support of the Parish http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161116_1.html Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Lansing/Lansing_Run_2016_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;"><strong>Holy Apostles Church in Lansing NY</strong> is a young and special place that has an unprecedented opportunity to purchase a building to turn into an Orthodox Church.&nbsp; This cannot be done without assistance from the friends and family of the parish. Over the last few months, at the encouragement of the faithful of Holy Apostles Church, <strong>Father James Worthington</strong>, the parish priest, has been in training for the Philadelphia Half Marathon, which is to be held on Saturday, November 19th. He is looking for sponsors to donate to the parish Building Fund for each mile he runs.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 190%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a href="/files/2016/Lansing/LansingNY_half_marathon_2016.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">details, sponsors and pledges &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161116_1.html HERKIMER NY: 100th Anniversary of Saints Peter & Paul Church http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161111_1.html Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Herkimer/Herkimer_100ANNIVERSARY_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;">On 15 October 2016 the parishioners of <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Orthodox Church in Herkimer NY</strong> celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the founding of their parish.&nbsp;&nbsp;A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday morning with His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, presiding.&nbsp; At Vespers the evening prior, new liturgical items, including a Gospel, censer and chalice set, were blessed and then used for the first time during Divine Liturgy on Saturday.&nbsp; During the Divine Liturgy, Father Thaddeus Franta, newly assigned Acting Rector of the parish, was recognized for his five years of service as a priest with the conferral of a <em>skufia</em>, or clerical hat.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161111_1.html ADVANCE DIRECTIVE RESOURCES http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161110_2.html Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/advance-directive.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;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em><strong>"There are valuables resources for pre-planning the eventuality of incapacitating illness and death"</strong></em></span>, said Diana Pasca <span style="font-size: small;">(Diocesan Member of the OCA Department of Christian Service and Humanitarian Aid)</span>. Two such resources offer a comprehensive approach to providing fa,mily members with heath care directives and desites for endo life issues and funeral arrangemnts.&nbsp; <span style="color: #800080;"><strong>"A Gift for my Loved Ones"</strong></span>: This package contains everything necessary to know should one become disabled or incapacitated and unable to make decisions on one&rsquo;s own.&nbsp; It includes a Health Care Power of Attorney and Advance Directive for Health Care&mdash;Living Will.&nbsp; <span style="color: #800080;"><strong>"Another Gift for my Loved Ones"</strong></span>: This package contains everything necessary to know to arrange a funeral and burial &mdash; an Advance Directive for Funeral Care.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><a href="/files/2016/2016-09-gift-for-my-loved-ones.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">"A Gift for my Loved Ones" &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><a href="/files/2016/2016-09-another-gift-for-my-loved-ones.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">"Another Gift for my Loved Ones" &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><a href="https://oca.org/about/departments/christian-service"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Dept. of Christian Service&nbsp;&amp; Humanitarian Aid website &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161110_2.html ANNUAL DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY CONVENED IN YONKERS NY, 1-2 NOVEMBER 2016 http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161110_1.html Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/Bishop_Michael_croppic.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: medium;">The annual <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>Assembly of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey</strong> </span>convened at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Yonkers NY on 1-2 November&nbsp;2016. The first day consisted of the customary reports, decisions, and actions concerning the administration of the diocese. The Assembly opened with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Holy Unmercenary Wonder-Workers, Saints Cosmas and Damian, celebrated by His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, together with the clergy officers of the diocese. During the brunch that followed, the annual video presentation, &ldquo;2016: The Year in Review,&rdquo; was premiered in which many of the milestones and memories shared within our diocesan family over the past year were highlighted. As has become customary, on the second day of the Assembly educational workshops were held for both clergy members and laypersons. <span style="font-family: Open Sans;">The annual Address to the Diocese by Archbishop Michael will be published on this website soon.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><a href="/files/2016/Assembly/Diocesan_Assembly_2016_writeup.pdf" target="_blank">read more &gt;</a></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="/2016_diocesan_assembly.html"><strong><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #0000ff;">visit the Assembly website &gt;</span></span></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #800000;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/187032167" target="_blank"><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #0000ff;">view the video - <em>"2016: The Year in Review"</em> &gt;</span></span></strong></span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161110_1.html DISTINGUISHED DIOCESAN BENEFACTORS SUPPORT VITAL MINISTRIES http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161027_1.html Thu, 27 Oct 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/2016DDB_OCT_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: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">Already this year, <strong>Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors (DDB)</strong> have contributed <strong>$121,505.<span style="font-size: small;">00</span></strong> to support our diocesan <strong>seminarians</strong> by way of tuition scholarships, our <strong>mission parishes</strong> with grants and assistance, and <strong>parishes in need of revitalization</strong>. Meeting our goal of desperately needed funding this year will be achieved only if the &ldquo;roll call&rdquo; of DDBs enlarges with those so blessed to be able to offer a sacrificial gift of loving support. <em><strong>&ldquo;Thank-you!&rdquo; to our DDBs.</strong></em> To join them, visit the &ldquo;Vision for Our Future&rdquo; webpage, where you can become a DDB easily with an on-line contribution, or print a donation form to mail in. <em><strong>It&rsquo;s our Church and this is our Diocese &hellip; together we can accomplish so much to the glory of God and the good-estate of His Holy Church!</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">visit &ldquo;Vision for Our Future" &gt;</span></strong></span></a></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #008000;"><strong><a href="/2016_ddb_honor_roll.html"><span style="color: #008000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">see the &ldquo;Honor Roll&rdquo; of current DDBs &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161027_1.html ROCHESTER NY: “Handmaidens of the Lord” http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161024_1.html Mon, 24 Oct 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/handmaidens_23OCT2016_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 Church in Rochester NY</strong> inaugurated a special ministry of service in worship in which the girls and young women of the parish prepare for post-communion by cutting the antidoron (Ἀ&nu;&tau;ί&delta;&omega;&rho;&omicron;&nu; = unconsecrated church bread) and mixing wine with warm water for reception by the faithful. <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em><strong>&ldquo;These handmaidens of the Lord prepare the bread and wine in sight of the parishioners, standing beside the Cross and Epitaphios/tomb of the Lord, in likeness of the Myrrh-bearing Women,&rdquo;</strong> </em></span>said Father Ken James Stavrevsky (parish rector).</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161024_1.html MAYS LANDING NJ: Aid to IOCC is a Parish Project http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161020_1.html Fri, 21 Oct 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/Mays-Landing/Mays_Landing_kits2016_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;">The <strong>Orthodox Church of the Mother of God - Joy of All the Sorrowful</strong> in <strong>Mays Landing NJ</strong> participated in a parish project in support of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em><strong>&ldquo;Since the Dormition Fast seems to get lost in the fun of summer, we thought it would be a good idea to emphasize it by holding an alms-giving project,&rdquo;</strong></em></span> said Trudy Ellmore (parish treasurer). <strong><em><span style="font-family: book antiqua;">&ldquo;Our parish is very small, so the goal was set at a moderate 10 kits of essential personal items. Each kit contains: a hand towel, a wash cloth, a bar of soap, a toothbrush, a comb, six Band-Aids &amp; a nail clipper/metal nail file. After two-weeks of collection, enough items were gathered to make 65 complete kits!&rdquo;</span></em></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161020_1.html ROCHESTER NY: Feeding the Hungry in Community Outreach http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161019_1.html Wed, 19 Oct 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/Food-Kitchen/St_Peters_Kitchen_19OCT2016_011.JPG&archive=0&final_h=78&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;">Eight parishioners from <strong>Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY</strong> joined the extraordinarily dedicated volunteers of Saint Peter&rsquo;s Kitchen near the city&rsquo;s center neighborhood in preparing and serving a full-menu lunch meal on 19 October 2016. <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em><strong>&ldquo;We served 122 people who comprise a loving and socially interactive community with varying degrees of need,&rdquo;</strong> </em></span>said Father Ken James Stavrevsky (parish rector). <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em><strong>&ldquo;The example of Christian love and philanthropy exhibited by those who labor at Saint Peter&rsquo;s is amazing &hellip; serving a restaurant quality hot lunch meal Monday through Friday every week. It was an honor and great blessing to labor with them!&rdquo;</strong></em></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161019_1.html ELMIRA HEIGHTS NY: Consecration of Church and Parish Celebration http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161015_1.html Sat, 22 Oct 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/Elmira/Elmira_Consecrate_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: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">By the Grace of God, Archbishop Michael will consecrate the Temple of <strong>Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Elmira Heights NY</strong> on <strong>Saturday, 29 October 2016</strong>. The parish has just finished phase-one of its iconography project. The Rite of Consecration followed by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:00 a.m. that day and a festive reception will follow. The diocesan family is warmly invited to join in this magnificenty joyous celebration!</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><a href="/files/2016/Elmira/2016_Emira_consecration_flyer.pdf" target="_blank">event flyer &gt;</a>&nbsp;</span></strong></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161015_1.html ANNUAL DIOCESAN GIRLS RETREAT http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161013_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 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/Girls/2016_Girls_Retreat_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;">With the blessing of Archbishop Michael, the <strong>Third Annual Diocesan Girls Retreat</strong> will be held at <strong>Saint Basil's Academy in Garrison NY from November 11-13, 2016</strong> for those in grades 7-12. The main focus will be to bring the young women of our diocese together in prayer, Christian fellowship, education, and lots of fun! Participants will learn the importance and role of iconography in the life of the church by way of understanding icons as <em>&ldquo;windows into heaven.&rdquo;&nbsp; </em><span style="color: #ff00ff;"><strong>See all of the details and registration documents in the "Upcoming Events" section of this website!</strong></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161013_1.html ALPHA NJ: Parish Celebrates 100th Anniversary http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161012_1.html Wed, 12 Oct 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/Alpha-NJ/Alpha_NY_100_Anniversary_002.JPG&archive=0&final_h=59&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;">It was a glorious weekend, 8-9 October 2016, at <strong>Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Alpha NJ</strong> as the parish celebrated their 100th Anniversary. The joy of the occasion was enriched by the presence of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon (Orthodox Church in America) and His Eminence, Archbishop Michael. The celebration began on Saturday with Vespers and Litya. On Sunday, Metropolitan Tikhon was welcomed and greeted for the liturgical celebrations and celebratory festivities by Father Bohdan Ostash (parish rector), visiting clergy, faithful, and friends of the parish.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161012_1.html ROCHESTER NY: Aid for Suffering Christians in Syria http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161009_1.html Mon, 03 Oct 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/IOCC/Egypt-Christians-AP.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: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester N</strong>Y has raised <strong>$5,846 to help victims of the Syrian Civil War</strong> through the Syrian Relief Fund of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Thanks to the generosity of parishioners, visitors, and community members, these funds will help IOCC to provide food, shelter, sanitation, and spiritual support to Syrian Christians victimized by war and terrorism. When taking into account the many matching grants IOCC receives, this gift may have a multiplier effect of well over $40,000 when fully utilized by IOCC! Since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, millions have been forced from their homes into crowded refugee camps or have fled to neighboring countries to escape the fighting, while many thousands of others have been murdered, kidnapped, or enslaved by terror groups like ISIS who specifically target religious minority groups including Christians. Earlier this year, the United States formally declared ISIS&rsquo; persecution of Syrian and Iraqi Christians to be a genocide.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161009_1.html BROOKYN NY: Centennial Celebration of Cathedral (1916-2016) http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161004_1.html Tue, 04 Oct 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/Brooklyn/Brooklyn_100_Anniv_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;">On 24-25 September 2016, the <strong>Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY</strong> celebrated its <strong>100th anniversary and the 108th anniversary of the parish</strong>. At Divine Liturgy commemorating the celebration, the parish welcomed His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of America and Canada, along with His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, Bishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. The Hierarchs were joined by Archpriest Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk (parish rector), visiting clergy, deacons, sub-deacons, and many altar servers. The Cathedral has long stood as a regional landmark. It is the oldest Slavic-background Orthodox parish in Brooklyn and one of the oldest in New York City. The parish was established in 1908 by Slavic-heritage immigrants with Carpatho-Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and various other ethnic-cultural backgrounds.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_161004_1.html JACKSON NJ: Patronal Feast-Day and Archpastoral Visit http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160928_1.html Wed, 28 Sep 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/JacksonNJ/Jackson_NJ_SEPT2016_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;">Archpriest John Prokopiuk (Rector) of&nbsp; <strong>Nativity of the Virgin Parish in Jackson NJ</strong> greeted Archbishop Michael on Tuesday evening 20 September&nbsp; and Wednesday 21 September 2016 to celebrate the parish patronal feast-day. On Tuesday evening the church was filled with the faithful of the parish&nbsp; and friends from the neighboring Saint Vladimir&rsquo;s Memorial Russian Orthodox Church (ROCOR). Following the evening Vigil service, everyone proceeded to the parish hall for a festive dinner and musical offerings by the church choir.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160928_1.html ROCHESTER NY: “The Church in the Bible” http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160925_1.html Sun, 25 Sep 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/Damick/Damick_Rochester_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;">On the beautiful Friday evening of 23 September 2016, <strong>Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY</strong> welcomed over forty participants for a talk on <em><strong>&ldquo;The Church in the Bible&rdquo;</strong></em> 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. <em><strong>&ldquo;The presentation was enlightening, inspiring, and challenging, wrapped up in a thoughtful package of profound depth,&rdquo;</strong></em> said Father Ken James Stavrevsky <span style="font-size: small;">(parish rector).</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160925_1.html WHITESTONE NY: Parish Celebrates 100th Anniversary http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160921_1.html Wed, 21 Sep 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/Whitestone/Whitestone_100_Anniv_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 100th Anniversary of <strong>Saint Nicholas Church in Whitestone NY</strong> was celebrated on 18 September 2016. Sunday morning found the congregation eagerly waiting to greet Archbishop <em>&ldquo;Vladika&rdquo;</em> 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&rsquo;s abundant blessings, memories shared, fine fellowship and joyful festivity.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160921_1.html HERKIMER NY: Preparing for the Parish 100th Anniversary http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160910_2.html Sun, 11 Sep 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/Herkimer/Herkimer_100_Anniv_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="font-family: book antiqua;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: medium;">The Parishioners and Clergy of <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Orthodox Church</strong> in <strong>Herkimer NY&nbsp;</strong>welcome you to join us as we celebrate our </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: medium;"><strong>100th Anniversary </strong>on&nbsp;(Friday and Saturday)<strong> October 14-15, 2016</strong>. Archbishop Michael will celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning&nbsp;at 9:30 AM with the entrance&nbsp;and vesting of His Eminence at 9:00 AM. A celebratory banquet will follow. For complete details and banquet reservations, please go <span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><a href="/files/2016/Herkimer/Herkimer_100ANNIV_flyer.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>HERE</strong> &gt;</a></span></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160910_2.html ONEONTA NY: Archpastoral Visit http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160910_1.html Sat, 10 Sep 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/Oneonta/Oneonta_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;">On 27-28 August 2016, Archbishop Michael visited <strong>Saint Innocent Orthodox Mission</strong> parish in <strong>Oneonta NY</strong>.&nbsp; During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, Vasiliy Warner was tonsured a Reader and a fabulous celebratory festival of food and fellowship followed. <em><strong>&ldquo;This was my first time as a priest hosting a bishop,&rdquo;</strong> </em>said Father Vasil Dubee (rector) ...&nbsp;<em><strong>&ldquo;The singing was absolutely angelic thanks to the help from choir director Gleb Ivanov and the choir members from our &ldquo;Mother Parish&rdquo; of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Endicott NY.&rdquo;</strong></em></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160910_1.html CLIFTON NJ: “Godspell” Performances on 23 & 24 September 2016 http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160907_1.html Wed, 07 Sep 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/Clifton-NJ/Godspell_New.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;">With the Blessing of Archbishop Michael, <strong>Holy Assumption Orthodox Church of the Blessed Virgin</strong> will present <span style="font-family: helvetica;"><strong>&ldquo;GODSPELL&rdquo;</strong></span> on <strong>Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th at 7:00 PM</strong>. 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.&nbsp; <span style="color: #333333; font-family: helvetica;"><strong>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</strong>.</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160907_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