Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/ 60 MEMORY ETERNAL: Archpriest John Udics http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160203_1.html Wed, 03 Feb 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/Udics/John_Udics_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="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-family: tahoma;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">UPDATED: Funeral Services (see more information)</span>&nbsp;</strong></span> The ever-memorable servant of God, <span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Archpriest John Udics</strong></span>, reposed in the Lord on Wednesday afternoon, 3 February 2016. Father John served as rector of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Herkimer NY. He was rector of Assumption of the Virgin Church in Philadelphia for over 32 years before his assignment in the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. Father John underwent serious surgery and treatment recently in response to a long and difficult period of illness.&nbsp; <span style="color: #800080;"><em><strong>May our Lord grant rest eternal in blessed repose to His faithful servant, the Archpriest John, and make his memory to be eternal!&nbsp; </strong></em></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160203_1.html PRINCETON NJ: Church Opens New Sanctuary http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160202_1.html Tue, 02 Feb 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/Princeton-NJ/blessing/Princeton_blessing2016_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 church of the <strong>Mother of God, <em>&ldquo;Joy of All Who Sorrow,&rdquo;</em> in Princeton NJ</strong> celebrated the opening of its new Church on 29-30 January 2016. Now located at 904 Cherry Hill Road in Princeton, the parish project began with the purchase of a home and property in December of 2010.&nbsp; The grand opening event, marked by prayerful thanksgiving and celebration, began on Friday evening as Archbishop Michael and long-time parishioner, Nina Robinson, cut the ribbon and everyone entered for the first time to celebrate of Great Vespers.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160202_1.html VISION FOR OUR FUTURE http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160127_1.html Wed, 27 Jan 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/VFOF/DDB-2016/2016_DDB_logo_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: #003366; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">As part of a <em><strong>"Vision for Our Future,"</strong> </em>Archbishop Michael launched the <strong>D</strong>istinguished <strong>D</strong>iocesan <strong>B</strong>enefactors [DDB] program in January 2011.&nbsp;He called upon the faithful of the diocese to voluntarily support three initiatives through their financial gifts. These initiatives are: <strong>Support for Mission Parishes, Support for Seminarians, and Support for Existing Parishes</strong>. Thanks to the sacrificial generosity of DDBs from throughout the diocese and beyond, over $650,000 was contributed during the first five years (2011-2015) of the program! Last year a record-breaking total of $160,000 was received. As a result, vital ministries have received much-needed support; the work of the Church is being funded as never before! Soon, the list of DDBs already &ldquo;on-board&rdquo; this year will be published. You are invited to join them now in this opportunity to offer your support!</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #0000ff;">visit</span> <em>&ldquo;Vision for Our Future&rdquo;</em> to learn more &gt;</span></a></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong><a href="/2015_ddb_honor_roll.html"><span style="color: #ff6600; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">see the &ldquo;honor roll&rdquo; of DDBs in 2015 &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160127_1.html SANCTITY OF LIFE http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160121_1.html Thu, 21 Jan 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/March-Life/Assembly_Bishops_Sanctity_Life_2016.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: #0000ff; font-family: arial;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Common Statement by Orthodox&nbsp;and Catholic Bishops</span></strong></span><br /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">On January 22nd, Catholic and Orthodox Christians will once again stand in solidarity on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As our communities firmly believe in the sanctity of life, the faithful -- along with many people of other traditions and good will -- lament the legal circumstances that facilitate abortion and the cultural phenomena that present abortion as the only choice for expectant mothers experiencing difficult conditions. We recognize that the choice to abort an unborn child ultimately reflects the broken condition of humanity.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160121_1.html WASHINGTON DC: ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160119_1.html Tue, 19 Jan 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/March-Life/2016_March_for_Life_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: book antiqua; font-size: medium;">Metropolitan Tikhon will be among the Orthodox Christian hierarchs, clergy, and faithful participating in the annual <span style="color: #008000;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;"><em>"March for Life"</em></span> in the US Capital on 22 January 2016</strong></span>. Among the other members of the Orthodox Church in America&rsquo;s Holy Synod of Bishops expected to participate are: Archbishop Benjamin, Archbishop Melchisedek, and Archbishop Michael. As in years past, students from Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary and Saint Vladimir&rsquo;s Seminary will be among the marchers. <span style="color: #008000;"><strong>Orthodox Christian marchers are asked to gather before noon at 17th Street NW and Constitution Avenue; look for the iconic <span style="color: #ff6600;"><em>&ldquo;Orthodox Christians for Life&rdquo;</em></span> banner.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #666699;"><a href="/files/2016/March-Life/sanctityoflife_prayers.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #666699; font-family: book antiqua; font-size: medium;"><strong>prayers from Sanctity of Life Sunday &gt;</strong></span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160119_1.html PRINCETON NJ: Opening of a New Church! http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160118_1.html Sat, 23 Jan 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/Princeton-NJ/MOG_Luanch_2016_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;">The parish of the <strong>Mother of God, <em>&ldquo;Joy of All Who Sorrow,&rdquo;</em> in Princeton NJ</strong> will observe a very special event on <strong>Saturday, 30 January 2016</strong>, as their newly constructed church building will be blessed and officially opened for worship. The celebrations will be led by Archbishop Michael and offer prayerful tribute to the sacrifices and labors of love exhibited by the community as they arrive at this important moment of grace. Many faithful from throughout the diocese who participated with diligence during <span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">&ldquo;OPERATION PRINCETON&rdquo;</span> will rejoice with them. An invitation is extended all who wish to join in this joyous event.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160118_1.html "Welcome" - Father Vasil Dubee and family http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160108_1.html Sun, 10 Jan 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/clergy/Dubee_Family.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>Father Vasil Dubee</strong> is the new pastor of <strong>Saint Innocent Mission in Oneonta NY</strong>. He was assigned to the mission parish by Archbishop Michael on December 1st. Father celebrated his first weekend of services at the Oneonta mission on the Feast of Saint Nicholas, Dec. 5-6. He married <strong>Matushka Lesya</strong>, a native of Ukraine, in 2010; they welcomed their daughter <strong>Veronika</strong> into the world in 2013. Father was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in 2014 and to the Holy Priesthood in November 2015 by His Eminence, Archbishop Mark (Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania). Received under the omophorion of Archbishop Michael in late 2015, he served as a supply priest in the New York State Deanery while awaiting assignment to his first parish.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 190%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #993300;"><a href="/files/2016/Releases/Release_2016_1_1.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #993300; font-family: arial; font-size: medium;">read more &gt;</span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160108_1.html CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO OUR DDBs! http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160107_2.html Wed, 06 Jan 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/VFOF/DDB-2016/2015DDB_Goal_Achieved_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 ambitious goal of the <strong>2015 Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors</strong> initiative was to fully fund three essential ministries: support for our seminarians, support to mission parishes, and support to parishes in need of revitalization. With some contributions still being processed, <strong>295 individual DDBs and 59 parish/organizational DDBs</strong> provided <strong>$159,000 during 2015</strong>. <em>Thank-you to all who helped us meet the challenge!</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: right;">&nbsp;<span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a href="/2015_ddb_honor_roll.html"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">see the &ldquo;honor roll&rdquo; of&nbsp;2015 DDBs &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">learn more about the DDB &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160107_2.html WATERVLIET NY: Celebrations of Saint Basil and the Beginning of the New Year http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160107_1.html Thu, 07 Jan 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/2016/01-01/Watervliet_BasilDay_2015_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 Basil's Orthodox Church in Watervliet (Maplewood) NY</strong> celebrated its feast-day, in commemoration of Saint Basil the Great, on Friday, 1 January 2016. On Thursday evening, December 31st, Vespers with <em>Litiya</em> <em>(a fervent prayer including a blessing of breads)</em>.&nbsp; On the following day (Friday) the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great was celebrated by his Eminence, Archbishop Michael, as the faithful of Saint Basil's parish commemorated their patronal saint. The concurrence of the civil New Year on 1 January made the celebrations additionally prayerful in thanksgiving for blessings past and those anticipated in the year ahead by the grace of God.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160107_1.html SYRACUSE NY: Christmas Retreat and Blessings http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160105_1.html Tue, 05 Jan 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/2015/12-13/Syracuse_13DEC2015_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;">Archbishop Michael presented a wonderful and enlightening Christmas Retreat entitled <em>"Christ in the Old Testament"</em> at <strong>Saints Peter and Paul Church in Syracuse NY</strong> on 12 December 2015. The day-long retreat began with an Akathist to Saint Herman of Alaska followed by the presentation, luncheon, second presentation and Vespers. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy the next day (Sunday, 13 December), His Eminence blessed a beautiful new sign at the church entrance.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_160105_1.html CHRIST IS BORN! LET US GLORIFY HIM! http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151223_1.html Wed, 23 Dec 2015 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/nativity_2015_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: #800000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, offers an <strong>Archpastoral Letter</strong> to the faithful of the diocese on the celebration of <strong>Our Lord's Nativity</strong>. In part, he writes: <em>"May your Christmas and coming new year be filled with all the joy and blessings of the First Nativity &hellip; and because of the Gift that we receive, may we commend our whole lives to Christ our God &hellip; knowing that &lsquo;There never was a king like this before!&rsquo;&rdquo;</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial;"><a href="/files/2015/Archpastoral-Letters/2015_Archpastoral_Letter_NATIVITY.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: medium;">read the Archpastoral Letter &gt;</span></a></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #993300;"><strong><a href="/lessons_in_our_faith.html"><span style="color: #993300; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">watch&nbsp;the&nbsp;"Nativity of Christ" video &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151223_1.html MAYS LANDING NJ: Visitors Welcomed on Neighborhood Walking Tour http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151213_1.html Sun, 13 Dec 2015 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/2015/12-12/Mays_Landing_DEC2015_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 Saturday, 12 December 2015, the <strong>Orthodox Church of the Mother of God in Mays Landing NJ</strong> participated in the community's <em>&ldquo;Annual Christmas Walking Tour.&rdquo;</em> Sponsored by the Mays Landing Merchants Association, community members open their decorated homes to ticket-holding visitors. Of the 46 visitors, almost all had never been in an Orthodox Church, so there was ample opportunity to share the Faith of The Church with them, as well as invitations extended to attend Vespers or Liturgy. Whispers of <em><strong>"How beautiful!"</strong></em> were made as people stepped over the threshold into the church. As one person put it, <em><strong>"What a priceless gem there is in Mays Landing."</strong></em></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151213_1.html ROCHESTER NY: “Knit News” for Domestic Violence Center http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151207_1.html Mon, 07 Dec 2015 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/2015/Knitting/willow_knit_2015_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;">A group of faithful parishioners at <strong>Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester NY</strong>, where winters are cold and snowy, gave of their time, talents, and love for others by diligently knitting hats, scarves, afghans, and blankets for the Willow Domestic Violence Center. A letter received from the Center director says: <em><strong>&ldquo;Thank you for your support to our agency and the important work we do here, 24 hours a day. Together, we can make our community a safer place for everyone. We are especially grateful for your thoughtfulness to check our wish list before donating. We are lucky to be part of such a kind and generous community.&rdquo;</strong></em> The project coordinators (Ann Michael Henry and Marge Cavalcanti) did a fabulous job along with the many <em>knitters</em>.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151207_1.html LESSIONS IN OUR FAITH: Instructional Videos for the Season http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151205_1.html Mon, 14 Dec 2015 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/LioF_Nativity_2013_news_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: #800000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The <strong>"Lessons in Our Faith"</strong> video series featuring Archbishop Michael offers concise and informative instruction on a variety of topics. Two videos are particularly approporiate at this time of year. One offers an insightful discussion of the life and spirit of the beloved <em><strong>Saint Nicholas</strong> </em>the Wonderworking Archbishop of the 4th century (commemorated on December 6th). The other video is <em><strong>"The Nativity of Christ: 7 Questions &amp; 7 Answers."&nbsp;</strong></em> Each video is available for viewing on any computer or mobile device, and each is 8-12 minutes in length.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><a href="/lessons_in_our_faith.html"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">go to "Lessons in Our Faith" &gt;</span></a></strong></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151205_1.html BUFFALO NY: What Does it Mean to “Serve Out of Love?” http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151125_1.html Wed, 25 Nov 2015 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/2015/11-22/Buffalo_NOV2015_StGeorge_005.JPG&archive=0&final_h=63&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong><em>What does it mean to &ldquo;serve out of love?&rdquo;</em> </strong>This question was answered on Friday, 20 November 2015, when the children of <strong>Saint George Orthodox Church</strong> School in Buffalo NY came together with their parents and teachers under the guidance of Father Jason Vansuch (parish rector) to learn what it means to help and serve others during this season of the Nativity Fast.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151125_1.html 2015 ANNUAL DIOCESAN GIRLS RETREAT http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151123_1.html Mon, 23 Nov 2015 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/2015/Girls-Retreat/pictures/2015_Girls_Retreat_032.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&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;">What does it mean to <em><strong>&ldquo;serve out of love?&rdquo;&nbsp;</strong> </em>With the blessing Archbishop Michael, under the leadership of Father Jason Vansuch (Chairman, Department of Youth Ministry), young women from across the diocese were asked to ponder this question at the <strong>2nd Annual Girls Retreat from 13-15 November 2015 at Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY</strong>.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151123_1.html LANSING (ITHACA) NY: Bishop Alexander delivers Lecture on Saint Dionysius http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151121_1.html Sat, 21 Nov 2015 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/2015/11-17/Lansing_17NOV2015_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 a beautiful Tuesday evening, 17 November 2015, <strong>Bishop Alexander of Toledo&nbsp;</strong> (Bulgarian Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America) traveled to Ithaca NY to present a lecture on the writings of Saint Dionysius the Areopagite. The event was hosted by <strong>Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission Parish in Lansing NY </strong>(Father James Worthington, rector) and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship of Cornell University.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151121_1.html VETERANS DAY: Honoring those Who Serve and Have Served http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151118_1.html Wed, 18 Nov 2015 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/2015/Veterans-Day/2015_Veterans_Day_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: #333399; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000080;">As many parishes throughout the diocese commemorated <strong>Veterans Day 2015</strong>, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Randolph NJ honored its veterans in a special way. Father David Fox (parish rector) included the names of living and departed veterans during a litany offered during the Divine Liturgy.</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151118_1.html ROCHESTER NY: Annual Blessing of Animals http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151117_1.html Thu, 12 Nov 2015 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/2015/11-07/roch_7NOV2015_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;">For the third year in a row, <strong>Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester NY</strong> hosted a blessing of animals (&ldquo;our pets&rdquo;) on Saturday, 7 November 2015. Parishioners warmly welcomed local neighbors and friends invited to the event as well as special guests from the Mounted Unit and K-9 Unit of the Rochester Police Department. Following a gathering outside the church, a procession led all to a&nbsp; <em>&ldquo;molieban&rdquo;</em> prayer service of thanksgiving and blessing held in the parish basement. The occasion offered a time for fellowship and many smiles.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151117_1.html 2015 DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151113_1.html Fri, 13 Nov 2015 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/2015/ASSEMBLY/additional/20151110_2012_AB_Michael.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: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">The annual <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Assembly of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey</strong> </span>convened at Saints Peter &amp; Paul Orthodox Church in South River NJ on 10 November 2015. The following day, educational workshops were held for both clergy and laity delegates to the Assembly. The reports presented at the Assembly are now available on-line.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><a href="/2015_assembly.html"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">visit the&nbsp;Assembly website &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_151113_1.html Release # 2016.1.1 (Father Vasil Dubee) http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2016/Releases/Release_2016_1_1.pdf Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2016/Releases/Release_2016_1_1.pdf Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity of Christ http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2015/Archpastoral-Letters/2015_Archpastoral_Letter_NATIVITY.pdf Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2015/Archpastoral-Letters/2015_Archpastoral_Letter_NATIVITY.pdf Release # 2015.6.1 (Annual Girls Retreat) http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2015/RELEASES/Release_2015_6_1.pdf Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2015/RELEASES/Release_2015_6_1.pdf Release # 2015.5.1 (Clergy Conference) http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2015/RELEASES/Release_2015_5_1.pdf Sat, 12 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/files/2015/RELEASES/Release_2015_5_1.pdf