Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/ 60 DIOCESAN GIRLS RETREAT http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140906_1.html Mon, 08 Sep 2014 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/2014/2014-Girls-Retreat/Girls_Retreat_2014_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: terminal, monaco; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">A <strong>Diocesan Girls Retreat</strong> for those in grades 7-12 will take place at <strong>Saint Basil&rsquo;s Academy</strong> in Garrison NY from <strong>Friday-Sunday, November 14-16, 2014</strong>. &nbsp;Saint Basil's Academy has beautiful grounds offering dormitory style rooms, an indoor basketball court and an Olympic-size indoor swimming pool which will be available for use. There is no fee to participate in this three-day retreat. Participants may arrive beginning Friday, November 14, at 4:00 p.m. Registration documents and complete retreat information are being sent to all diocesan clergy; they are also available on the diocesan website. <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>Registration must be submitted by 3 NOVEMBER 2014</strong>.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 160%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_13_1.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-family: terminal, monaco; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">Release # 2014.13.1 &gt;</span></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 160%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2014/2014-Girls-Retreat/GIRLS_RETREAT_REGISTRATION_2014.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-family: terminal, monaco; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">Registration Documents and Information &gt;</span></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 160%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2014/2014-Girls-Retreat/GIRLS_RETREAT_FLYER2_2014.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-family: terminal, monaco; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">event flyer &gt;</span></strong></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140906_1.html MEMORY ETERNAL: Father John Bohush http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140908_1.html Mon, 08 Sep 2014 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/2014/John-Bohush/Buffalo_12APRIL2013_001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=52&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; color: #ff0000;">UPDATED</span> &nbsp;Father John Bohush</strong> (Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church, Endicott NY) fell-asleep in the Lord on Monday, 8 September. Well-known and beloved throughout the diocese, especially in the NY State Deanery for his extensive travels and labors assisting parishes during times of pastoral need, the news of Father John&rsquo;s passing is sudden and heartbreaking. <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Information regarding funeral services is available</strong>&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><a href="http://nynjoca.org/news_140908_1.html"><span style="color: #ff0000; text-decoration: underline;">HERE</span></a></strong></span></span>.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;"><em><strong>May his memory be eternal!</strong></em></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140908_1.html ANNUAL CLERGY CONFERENCE http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140905_1.html Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="3" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Clergy%20Conference/Clergy_Conf_2014_016.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=73&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">Priests and deacons from across the farthermost reaches of the diocese -- downstate NJ (Mays Landing) to upstate NY (Buffalo) -- gathered with Bishop Michael on <strong>3-4 September 2014</strong> in Clifton NJ, at Assumption of the Holy Virgin Church, for the <strong>2014 Diocesan Clergy Conference</strong>. Nine accredited hours of Clergy Continuing Education [CCE] were available to meet the annual requirement of twenty CCE credits established by the Orthodox Church in America for all clergy. In addition, priests and deacons enjoyed and benefited from fellowship in prayer, unity in study, spiritual renewal, and a strengthening of brotherly affection among pastoral ministers.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140905_1.html BUFFALO NY: Parish 120th Anniversary on 28 September 2014 http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140901_1.html Mon, 01 Sep 2014 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/2014/09-28/Buffalo_120_Anniv_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #333300;">The oldest parish church in the Diocese of New York &amp; New Jersey, <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul in Buffa</strong></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium;"><strong>lo NY</strong>, will celebrate a <strong>120th Anniversary on 27-28 September</strong>. <span style="font-size: small; color: #800000;"><strong><span style="font-family: helvetica;">&ldquo;OPERATION BUFFALO&rdquo;</span></strong></span> (1-13 August 2011) was a major diocesan-wide effort launched by Bishop Michael to rejuvenate and reinvigorate this older and struggling parish; dozens of faithful workers and laborers assembled from the lengths and breadths of the diocese to patch, paint, rebuild, and clean the massive church, huge hall, and parish rectory. Since then, the parish has welcomed Father Volodymyr (parish rector) and Matushka Jeanne Zablotskyy, and the renewed work of becoming a loving, welcoming, worshipping, and growing community of faith began ... and now continues with great fervor and dedication!&nbsp;<em><strong>Information and banquet tickets are available</strong> </em><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;">(see <a href="http://nynjoca.org/news_140901_1.html">"more information"</a>).</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140901_1.html RANDOLPH NJ: Parish 50th Anniversary on 5 October 2014 http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140830_1.html Sat, 30 Aug 2014 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/2014/10-05/RandolphNJ_church_2014_1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=61&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;"><strong>Holy Trinity Orthodox Church</strong> in Randolph NJ is in high-gear preparing for October 5th! &nbsp;On that Sunday the parish will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace, Bishop Michael, followed by a banquet at Meadow Wood Manor. <em>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m excited and delighted at the outpouring of our parish&rsquo;s enthusiasm as we mark 50 years of offering the fullness of the Christian faith in the Morris County community,&rdquo;</em> said Father David Fox (parish rector). Since January, the parish has been carrying out ambitious plans to mark its golden anniversary.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140830_1.html BISHOP MICHAEL: “Happy Birthday!” http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140828_1.html Thu, 28 Aug 2014 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/2014/08-29/Bishop_Birthday_2014_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; color: #000080;">&ldquo;The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey convey love and appreciation to <strong>His Grace, Bishop Michael</strong>, as he celebrates his birthday on August 29th. &nbsp;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. His birthday marks the beginning of another year of service as we approach the fifth anniversary of His consecration as diocesan hierarch in May 2015. &nbsp;We pray that the Lord will give him strength of soul and body, and many good and blessed years.&nbsp;<strong><em>Eis polla eti Despota!"</em></strong></span><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; color: #000080;">&nbsp;~ <span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;">Archpriest Joseph Lickwar, Diocesan Chancellor</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140828_1.html BISHOP MICHAEL ATTENDS ENTHRONEMENT OF METROPOLITAN ONUFRY OF KYIV AND ALL UKRAINE http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140821_1.html Thu, 21 Aug 2014 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/2014/08-17/Ukrainian_Primate_17AUG2014_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">His Grace, Bishop Michael, represented the Orthodox Church in America at the enthronement of the newly elected primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Sunday, 17 August 2014, in Kyiv. After the reading of the greeting of Metropolitan Tikhon on behalf of the OCA <span style="font-size: small;">[read more <a href="http://oca.org/news/headline-news/oca-represented-at-enthronement-of-ukrainian-primate" target="_blank">here</a>]</span>, <strong>Metropolitan Onufry</strong> was presented with relics of Saint Herman, Saint Tikhon, Saint Innocent, Saint Raphael and Saint Alexis Toth, with which he blessed the thousands of hierarchs, clergy and faithful who gathered for the occasion.&nbsp;In his letter to Metropolitan Onufry on behalf of the OCA, Metropolitan Tikhon wrote: <strong><em>"On this day, we all join in the joyful exclamation: Axios! Axios! Axios!"</em></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140821_1.html DIACONAL FORMATION PROGRAM: Register Now for Fall Semester http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140814_1.html Thu, 14 Aug 2014 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/DiaconalProgramBANNER2013_001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; color: #000080;">The diocesan <strong>Diaconal Formation Program</strong> is a two-year course of study, <span style="color: #0000ff;">accredited by Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary</span>, offered at the <strong>Endicott NY Campus</strong> (Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church). Classes meet every Saturday of the academic year. Upon completion of the course, students are awarded the Certificate of Diaconal Formation. Completion of the course of studies fulfills the necessary academic requirements for ordination to the Holy Diaconate. <em>In accordance with Canon Law, all decisions regarding ordination rest with the diocesan hierarch. <strong>Applications for the program beginning with the upcoming Fall Semester are now being accepted.</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="/files/2014/Diaconal%20Formation/2014_diaconal_program_flyer.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; color: #000080;">information and registration &gt;</span></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140814_1.html CAMPING PROGRAM A “HIT!”: Saint Andrew’s Camp http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140812_1.html Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="3" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Camp/Report/Camp_2014_news_12AUG_011.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=73&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #333300;">The four-week 2014 camping season at <strong>Saint Andrew&rsquo;s Camp in Jewell NY</strong> concluded on 2 August. Weekly themes included: Horse Week, Music Week, Ecology Week, and Teen Week. According to camper and webmaster Raphael Platte of Rochester NY, <em><strong>&ldquo;Saint Andrew&rsquo;s Camp had a wonderful season this year! Nearly 70 campers came over four weeks to learn, play, and pray.&rdquo;</strong></em> On 23 August (Saturday) the summer activities at camp will conclude with an Annual Bicycle Ride fundraiser. To register for the bike ride, go <a href="http://saintandrewscamp.org/join-us/annual-bike-ride/" target="_blank">HERE</a>!</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140812_1.html BAYONNE NJ: Archpastoral Visit http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140804_1.html Mon, 04 Aug 2014 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/2014/07-20/Bayonne_20JULY2014_013.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=48&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">The weekend of 19-20 July was inspirational and memorable as the faithful of <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church, Bayonne NJ</strong>, welcomed Bishop Michael for an Archpastoral visit. Philip Benda, a lifelong parishioner, was tonsured to the rank of Reader during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday and blessed to wear the <em>sub-diaconal orarion</em>. Another happy event of the day was the 90th birthday celebration for Wilfred Royer (father of Archpriest Sophrony Royer, parish rector). Parishioners and guests were inspired by His Grace&rsquo;s words and prayers, and enriched by the chance to reconnect with friends and relatives, from near and far, during a luncheon following the Sunday Liturgy.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140804_1.html REGIONAL PARISH COUNCIL CONFERENCES http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140726_1.html Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Parish%20Council%20Conf/2014_PC_Conf_video_PART_2_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=72&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; color: #ff0000;">UPDATED!</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>The <strong>2014 Parish Council Conference</strong>, conducted regionally in all three deaneries, featured the theme: <span style="color: #0000ff;"><em><strong>&ldquo;Parish Vitality.&rdquo;</strong></em></span> Father John Reeves was the conference facilitator and provided those in church leadership with valuable information, insights, and tools to evaluate and improve the health and well-being of their local parish communities. <strong>A conference video (parts one and two) are available</strong> on this website now! Anyone involved or interested in the building-up of their parish will find these presentations helpful. See the special icon-link on this homepage ... <span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;">&ldquo;PARISH COUNCIL CONFERENCES AND RESOURCES&rdquo;</span> ... for information on this and previous conferences. <strong>To view the 2014 video, go <span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="/2014_parish_council_conf.html"><span style="color: #ff0000;">HERE</span></a>!</span></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140726_1.html COMMISSION ON LITURGICAL MUSIC: Workshop “Conducted” in Cohoes NY http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140722_2.html Mon, 21 Jul 2014 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/2014/CoLM/CoLM_Workshop_Cohoes_19JULY2014_008.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">On Saturday, 19 July 2014, twenty-five people from various locations and parishes gathered at Saint Nicholas Church in Cohoes NY for <em><strong>&ldquo;Basic Conducting: What&rsquo;s All That Hand Waving About?&rdquo;</strong></em> This music workshop, organized by the Commission on Liturgical Music [CoLM], was taught by Professor (Dr.) David Drillock -- a master teacher and conductor. It was an opportunity to learn from one of the most highly respected musicians in our church.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140722_2.html CLERGY FAMILY PICNIC: New Jersey Deanery http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140718_1.html Fri, 18 Jul 2014 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/2014/07-13/NJ_Clergy_Picnic_2014_BANNER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=47&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">The New Jersey Deanery held its annual &ldquo;Clergy Family Picnic&rdquo; in Paramus NJ on Sunday afternoon, 13 July, hosted by Bishop Michael. Due to inclement weather, the picnic became a cook-out/eat-in affair. Father David Vernak and Matushka Tamara Skvir ventured outside to prepare hamburgers and hot dogs between the rain drops; Matushka Eugenia Nehrebecki prepared a favorite chicken recipe, served on elegantly prepared tables for the nearly 40 clergy family members who enjoyed being together for fun and fellowship. Those present expressed their gratitude to His Grace for making the joyful day a reality.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140718_1.html DISTINGUISHED DIOCESAN BENEFACTORS: “ALL ABOARD!” http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140715_1.html Tue, 15 Jul 2014 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/VFOF/DDB_Train_2013.JPG&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">In order to provide much-needed financial support to our seminarians, mission parishes, and struggling older parishes, <strong>118 individuals and 24 parishes or organizations from throughout our diocese and beyond have boarded the 2014 DDB Train</strong> ... and, we&rsquo;re rolling down the track in another year of grace ... strengthening our diocese, our parishes, and our faithful! Thanks to their commitment and generosity to diocesan ministries, DDBs have contributed <strong>$59,850</strong> so far this year; over <strong>$420,000</strong> since the beginning of the DDB initiative in 2011. A train station near you is open for business, and it&rsquo;s easy to get a ticket <em>(yes, you can do it on-line)</em>! If you are able to share of the blessings you have received from God, <strong><em>&ldquo;welcome aboard!&rdquo;</em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="/ddd_honor_roll_2014.html"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">see the list of passengers on the 2014 DDB Train &gt;</span></a></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">learn about DDB and <strong><em>get your ticket</em></strong>&nbsp;&gt;</span></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140715_1.html INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO SERIES “hits” 10,000 viewings! http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140708_1.html Wed, 09 Jul 2014 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/Bishop_Michael_2012_DDB_page.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=48&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 170%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; color: #003300;">Two-and-a-half years ago Bishop Michael&rsquo;s video series, <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>&ldquo;Lessons in Our Faith,&rdquo;</strong></span> was launched on the diocesan website. Since then, a total of 14 lessons have been produced. On a variety of subjects, each video is 8-15 minutes in length and offers a concise presentation of Orthodox teaching and practice in a straight-forward manner suitable for both church faithful and those who are not currently members of the Orthodox Church: seekers, inquirers, catechumens. On the 4th of July this year, one of the lessons <em>(&ldquo;Fasting: 7 Questions &amp; 7 Answers&rdquo;)</em> reached the milestone of being viewed <strong>3,000</strong> times; in all, there have been <strong>10,020</strong> viewings of the videos by a world-wide audience including 27 countries.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="/lessons_in_our_faith.html"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; color: #0000ff;">visit <strong>&ldquo;Lessons in Our Faith&rdquo;</strong> &gt;</span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140708_1.html SADDLE BROOK NJ: Konevets Quartet Concert http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140703_2.html Mon, 30 Jun 2014 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/2014/06-24/Saddle_Brook_KONEVETS_2014_007.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">Hushed silence, hearty laughs, and even some clapping could be heard at <strong>Holy Apostles Church in Saddle Brook NJ</strong> when the <strong>Konevets Quartet</strong> from Saint Petersburg Russia performed a concert of both hymns and folk songs on the evening of Tuesday, 24 June 2014. The concert lasted about two hours and drew over 100 people from diverse backgrounds. Orthodox churches in the area were represented including: OCA, Russian Patriarchal, Ukrainian, Antiochian, and Greek parishes. There were also a dozen parishioners from Saint Philip&rsquo;s, the neighboring Catholic church.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140703_2.html HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY: Eugenia Zaharchuk http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140703_1.html Mon, 30 Jun 2014 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/2014/06-22/Watervliet%20birthday/Watervliet_100th_birthday_2014_001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=88&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">On Sunday, 22 June 2014, the parishioners of <strong>Saint Basil&rsquo;s Orthodox Church in Watervliet NY</strong> celebrated the 100th birthday of parishioner <strong>Eugenia Zaharchuk</strong>. Eugenia, a lifelong member of the parish, received the well-wishes of her friends and a special congratulatory letter from Bishop Michael. Over 100 birthday cards, along with a blessed icon of Saint Eugenia (her patron saint) were presented to her. After the Divine Liturgy a special coffee hour and birthday celebration was held in her honor. May God continue to bless her for <em>&ldquo;Many Years!&rdquo;</em></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140703_1.html Stories of Orthodox Clergy and their Wives http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140627_1.html Wed, 02 Jul 2014 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/Clergy%20Stories/Nehrebecki_stories_001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=88&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua'; font-size: medium; color: #333399;">A series of interviews, some video and some audio, with our esteemed senior clergy and their wives has been prepared by Father John Shimchick and is now available on our website. The series, which will be expanded in the days ahead, is: <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>&ldquo;Gift and Grace: Stories of Orthodox Clergy and their Wives.&rdquo;</strong> </span>An icon-link to <span style="color: #000000;"><strong>CLERGY STORIES</strong></span> is displayed on this homepage along with other valuable icon-links to items of interest. <em>&ldquo;I hope as well this may encourage similar oral history projects within our parishes,&rdquo;</em> said Father John. <em>&ldquo;We know our seniors represent a unique and irreplaceable treasury of knowledge and experience, and of witness a kind of <strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; color: #000000;">martyria </span></strong>of love and dedication to God, pastoral work, and love. Let's all commit to this effort of documenting and learning from the lives of those who have served our Church with such energy, clergy and lay people, married and those who are single. It's important to be reminded of those stories around us that have led &lsquo;to a further, more complete, more total service of Christ and his Church.&rsquo; The stories are out there!&rdquo;</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><a href="/interviews.html"><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua'; font-size: medium; color: #333399;">visit &ldquo;Clergy Stories&rdquo; &gt;</span></a></strong></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140627_1.html WANTAGE NJ: Archpastoral Visit http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140626_1.html Fri, 27 Jun 2014 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/2014/06-22/Wantage_22JUNE2014_010.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=57&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">On 21-22 June, Bishop Michael made his annual visitation to <strong>Holy Spirit Church</strong> in Wantage NJ. After the Divine Liturgy, His Grace honored parish high school and college graduates presenting them with copies of the myrrh-streaming icon of Saint Anna and the Theotokos. A dinner was held in the church hall after the services. Later in the afternoon, the parish council and their spouses were invited to the rectory along with His Grace to discuss the life of Holy Spirit Church, its spirituality and ideas for continued growth and outreach to the area.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140626_1.html “WELCOME TO COLLEGE MINISTRY!” http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140625_1.html Wed, 25 Jun 2014 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/2014/DCM/DCM_conf_21JUNE2014_BANNER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">On Saturday, 21 June 2014, college students, clergy, and laity gathered at Holy Apostles Mission Parish in Lansing NY for <strong>&ldquo;The Fields are White for Harvest: Welcome to College Ministry.&rdquo;</strong> &nbsp;Father John Diamantis <span style="font-size: small;">(Chairman, Diocesan Department of College Ministry)</span> remarked: <em>&ldquo;It is appropriate and inspiring for us to meet at a mission parish for this conference since the spirit of missions, which the Apostles had, is embodied in this community and permeates every aspect of what we all will be doing with college ministry. More than just a way of keeping our own students connected to the Church, college ministry offers a fantastic opportunity to reach the un-churched and lapsed.&rdquo;</em></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140625_1.html Continuing Education Symposium at Saint Tikhon's Seminary http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140624_1.html Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/clipart/h2.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=79&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000080;">The <strong>2014 Clergy Continuing Education Symposium</strong> at Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan PA) convened on 17-19 June 2014. As a generous and accommodating pastoral outreach by the seminary faculty and staff, the school provided the symposium to assist Orthodox Church in America clergy in fulfilling 20 hours of continuing education annually as mandated by the Holy Synod of Bishops. &nbsp;Six three-hour session/lectures were offered, each pre-approved for a total of eighteen hours of clergy continuing education available.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140624_1.html PARAMUS NJ: Archpastoral Visit and Ordination http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140621_1.html Sat, 21 Jun 2014 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/2014/06-15/Paramus_Ordination_15JUNE2014_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">On Sunday, 15 June 2014, <strong>Christ the Savior Church</strong> in Paramus NJ welcomed Bishop Michael for an Archpastoral visit. During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, His Grace ordained Subdeacon David Maliniak to the Holy Diaconate. &nbsp;Deacon David, who is also the Senior Warden of the parish, is a 2014 graduate of the Diocesan Diaconal Formation Program in conjunction with Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, Philadelphia campus. Deacon David&rsquo;s family (Matushka Elizabeth and their daughter Sophia), the parish community, and visitors enjoyed a delicious brunch following the Divine Liturgy.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_140621_1.html Release 2014.14.1 (Musician Appreciation Day) /files/2014/Musician-Appreciation/Release_2014_14_1.pdf Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Musician-Appreciation/Release_2014_14_1.pdf Release # 2014.13.1 (Girls Retreat) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_13_1.pdf Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_13_1.pdf Release # 2014.12.2 (Annual Clergy Conference) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_12_2.pdf Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_12_2.pdf Release # 2014.11.1 (Orthodox Christian Fellowship) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_11_1.pdf Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_11_1.pdf Release # 2014.10.1 (Saint Andrew's Camp: 2014 Camping Program) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_10_1.pdf Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_10_1.pdf Release # 2014.9.1 (Update: Diocesan Events) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_9_1.pdf Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_9_1.pdf Release # 2014.8.1 (Archpastoral Letter for Pentecost) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_8_1.pdf Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_8_1.pdf Release # 2014.7.1 (Parish Council Conferences) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_7_1.pdf Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_7_1.pdf Release # 2014.6.1 (Lenten Youth Retreat) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_6_1.pdf Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_6_1.pdf Release # 2014.5.1 (Archpastoral Letter for PASCHA) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_5_1.pdf Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_5_1.pdf