Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/ 60 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 ROCHESTER NY: A Fascinating and Enlightening Evening Planned on September 23rd http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160903_1.html Sat, 03 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/Church_Bible_web_logo_1.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> will host a lively two-part lecture by a guest speaker, Reverend Father Andrew Stephen Damick on <strong>Friday, 23 September 2016 beginning at 6:30 PM</strong>. Father Andrew is pastor of Saint Paul Orthodox Church of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, author of <em>&ldquo;Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy&rdquo;</em> and <em>&ldquo;An Introduction to God</em>," as well as the forthcoming <em>"Bearing God"</em> (2017). He is also host of the <span style="color: #800000;">&ldquo;Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy&rdquo;</span> and <span style="color: #800000;">&ldquo;Roads from Emmaus&rdquo;</span> podcasts on&nbsp; Ancient Faith Radio, and he is a frequent speaker at lectures and retreats both in parishes and elsewhere. The event, with refreshments served, is free of charge.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #993300;"><strong><a href="http://www.saintjohnorthodox.org/homepage-2/damick-talk/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #993300; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">information and registration &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160903_1.html PARAMUS NJ: Archpastoral Visit for Dormition and Parish Feast-Day http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160830_1.html Tue, 30 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/Paramus-NJ/15-AUG/Paramus_15AUG2016_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 15-16 August 2016, Archbishop Michael made a pastoral visit to <strong>Christ the Saviour Parish in Paramus NJ</strong>. The parish celebrated the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Aug 15th) and, the following day, the patronal feast of the parish: <em>&ldquo;The Icon not made by hands&rdquo;</em> sent to heal Abgar of Edessa. A celebratory luncheon was prepared and served by the wonderful ladies of the parish. It was an extremely cordial event.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160830_1.html ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL: "Happy Birthday!" http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160828_1.html Wed, 31 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/Archbishop/birthday_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: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">"The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey convey love, admiration and sincere gratitude to His Eminence, our beloved <strong>Archbishop Michael</strong>,<strong> as he celebrates his birthday on August 29th.&nbsp;</strong> 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. We pray that the Lord will give him strength of soul and body, and many good and blessed years. <em><strong>Eis polla eti Despota!</strong></em>" ~ <span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Archpriest Joseph Lickwar, Diocesan Chancellor</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160828_1.html 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 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 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 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