Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/ 60 MEMORY ETERNAL: Matushka Barbara Kucynda http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180220_1.html Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Barb-and-paul.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="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Barbara Anne Kucynda</strong>, age 71, of Wayne NJ passed peacefully at home on Friday, February 16, 2018.&nbsp;She was born to John and Anna Kuntzevich and raised at 5905 Glenwood Road in Brooklyn. She graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn and for one year attended Saint Johns University in Brooklyn. Her family moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut and Barbara finished her education at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.&nbsp; Barbara met a young man named Paul Kucynda who was doing seminary field work at her parish, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Brooklyn.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180220_1.html WATERVLIET NY: Archpastoral Visit, Reader Tonsured http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180216_1.html Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Watervliet/Reader/Watervliet_4FEB2018_006.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;">On Sunday, 4 February 4 2018, Archbishop Michael visited <strong>Saint Basil&rsquo;s Orthodox Church in Watervliet NY</strong>. During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, <strong>Artёm Timofeev</strong> was tonsured as a <em>&ldquo;Reader.&rdquo;</em> Artёm and his family first joined the parish ten years ago having emigrated from Russia. Artёm is a CPA having completed his higher education at SUNY Albany. He was an altar server at Saint Basil&rsquo;s, attended summer camp as a camper and counselor at Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery, and participated Altar Servers Retreat of our diocese. Artёm also has assisted Archbishop Michael as his driver, traveling the lengths and breadths of the diocese.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180216_1.html ARCHPASTORAL LETTER FOR THE BEGINNING OF GREAT LENT http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180215_1.html Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/Great_Lent_begin_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&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;">The season of the <strong>Great Fast (Lent)</strong> in preparation and anticipation of the joyous celebration of Our Lord's PASCHA <strong>begins on Monday, 19 February 2018.</strong> As we enter this holy season of increased prayer, ascetic&nbsp;fasting, and philanthropic charity, <strong>Archbishop Michael offers a letter to us with an invitation of encouragement to enter the Lenten journey with seriousness in faith, hope, and love.</strong> In part, he writes: <em><strong><span style="font-family: book antiqua;">"Truly, the way for us to see Lent is as a journey of repentance &ndash; a return home, like the Prodigal Son, to the house and embrace of the God Who loves us more than we love ourselves. As he rediscovered his place in the household of his Father, so we must rediscover and recover what we were made to be through our baptismal death and resurrection. Lent is our pilgrimage to Pascha, to share in the Passion and Death of our Savior and in the Victory of His Resurrection."</span></strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><a href="/files/2018/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Great_Lent_2018.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">read the Archpastoral Letter &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180215_1.html GREAT LENT BEGINS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19th http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180211_1.html Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/LENT/LioF.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="font-family: book antiqua; font-size: medium;">As&nbsp;we approach the&nbsp;season of spiritual renewal&nbsp;in <strong>Great Lent&nbsp;</strong>(through prayer, fasting, and charity)&nbsp;a wonderful instructional video by Archbishop Michael is available to us. In this concise eight-minute presentation, we are offered a good introduction to the meaning and purpose of the Lenten Journey in our lives. This is a helpful discussion&nbsp;for our Lenten preparation for the celebration of PASCHA -- the Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ.&nbsp; <strong>To watch the video, please go <a href="https://vimeo.com/63330949"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">here</span>&gt;&gt;&gt;</a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180211_1.html 2018 LENTEN TEEN RETREAT http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180210_1.html Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Youth-Dept/2018_Lenten_Youth_retreat.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;">Registration is now open for the <strong>2018 Teen Retreat</strong> for those in Grades 7-12. The retreat will be held at <strong>Saint Basil's Academy in Garrison NY from Friday, March 16th - Sunday, March 18th</strong>. The retreat theme is "In the World, But Not of the World: Orthodox Christianity in a Complicated Religious Landscape." For addition information and easy on-line registration, please go <a href="https://mailchi.mp/ed1e85c452fa/new-upcoming-youth-events-636853?e=9a11d080ab" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">HERE </span></strong>&gt;&gt;&gt;</a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180210_1.html WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180126_1.html Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/West-Point/Frawley_Gramota2018.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;">On 21 January 2018, Archbishop Michael visited <strong>Saint Martin's Orthodox Chapel at West Point Military Academy</strong> and presented a <em>Synodal</em> <em>Gramota</em> to Archpriest Joseph Frawley in recognition of his 40 years of priesthood, 20 years as chaplain at West Point, his work at the Orthodox Church in America&rsquo;s Department of History and Archives, and his work on the lives of the saints. His Eminence also brought a new antimension for the altar containing the relics of the Holy New Martyr Saint Hilarion Troitsky (+1929).</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180126_1.html NEW JERSEY DEANERY: Clergy Family Gathering http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180122_1.html Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/NJ-Deanery/NJ_Clergy_Party_14JAN2018_006.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;">Every year, Archbishop Michael hosts a holiday season dinner party for clergy families; a festive gathering for each of the three Deaneries (New Jersey, New York State, New York City). The first event was on 14 January for the NY City Deanery at <em>Angelina&rsquo;s Ristorante</em> in Tuckahoe NY. On 21 January the dinner was at <em>The Brownstone</em> in Paterson NJ for the New Jersey Deanery. The final dinner will be on 28 January for the NY State Deanery at <em>Basil Leaf Ristorante</em> in Syracuse NY.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180122_1.html Theophany of our Lord ~ January 6, 2018 http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180106_2.html Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/baptism1-1800.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="font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest! For the voice of the Father bore witness to You and called You His beloved Son. And the Spirit, in the form of a dove, confirmed the truthfulness of His word. O Christ, our God, You have revealed Yourself and have enlightened the world, glory to You! &nbsp;<span style="font-size: small;">(Troparion Hymn)</span></span></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180106_2.html WATERVLIET NY: Celebration of Saint Basil Day on January 1st http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180106_1.html Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Watervliet/Watervliet_St_BasilDay2018_012.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;"><strong>Saint Basil&rsquo;s Orthodox Church in Watervliet NY</strong> celebrated its Patronal Feast Day on 31 December and 1 January 2018 with the presence of Archbishop Michael for Great Vespers with the Blessing of Loaves and the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great. Children of the parish joyfully greeted Archbishop Michael, presenting him with flowers and receiving his blessing. As is customary on the Feast of Saint Basil, the blessing and distribution of the <em>Vasilopita</em> (Saint Basil&rsquo;s Bread) took place following the Divine Liturgy.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180106_1.html Gift and Grace: The Spiritual Legacy of Orthodox Christians in America http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180105_1.html Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Clergy%20Stories/48-Leaving-a-Legacy-of-Faith_small.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;">A series of insightful interviews (Gift and Grace: The Spiritual Legacy of Orthodox Christians in America) has been produced featuring esteemed clergy and laity of the Orthodox Church in America. Thanks to the efforts of Father John Shimchick, we gain an inspiring look into their lives and work to the glory of God in His Holy Church. Interviews include: Dr. Constantine and Arlene Kallaur, Dr. Albert Rossi, Father Paul and Mary Shafran, Father John and Eugenia Nehrebecki, Father Daniel Skvir, Father Daniel and Dunia Hubiak, Father Stephen Siniari, Father Sergius and Faith Kuharsky, Father Sergei Glagolev, and Father Thomas and Anne Hopko.<strong> See the interviews by clicking on the image above (which you will also find permanently displayed among the link icons on this homepage).</strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180105_1.html ROCHESTER NY: Baptismal Divine Liturgy on Christmas Day http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180104_1.html Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Rochester/IMG_2989.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 servant of God, Christopher Mayhew, was baptized and Chrismated during the Divine Liturgy on Christmas Day at Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester NY. Using the large adult baptismal font, Christopher was fully immersed and robed with the white garment of holy illumination. <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><strong><em>"The beauty and significance of celebrating a Baptismal Liturgy was a true joy for all blessed to be in attendance,"</em></strong></span> said Father Ken James Stavrevsky (parish rector).</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180104_1.html http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180101_1.html Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/NewYear2018_banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180101_1.html 0RDINATION & MARRIAGE: Celebrating 70 Years of Blessings http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171228_1.html Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Shafron/anniversary/Shafran_70_Anniv_004.JPG&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Archpriest Paul Shafran</strong> celebrated his <strong>70th anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood</strong> (28 December), and he and <strong>Matushka Mary</strong> celebrated their <strong>70th wedding anniversary</strong> (27 November).&nbsp; On 28 October at Saint Vladimir Church in Trenton NJ, where Father Paul had served as Rector for 55 years and is now a retired <em>&ldquo;Pastor Emeritus,"</em> a Jubilee Celebration was held&nbsp;in their honor including a joyous Divine Liturgy followed by a festive testimonial banquet.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171228_1.html http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171219_2.html Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/NATIVITY2017_logo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: center; line-height: 230%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><em><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Christ is born, glorify Him!</span></strong></span></em></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-large;"><em><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Christ comes from heaven,</span></strong></span></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; line-height: 230%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><em><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">go to meet Him!</span></strong></span></em></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-large;"><em><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Christ is on earth, be exalted!</span></strong></span></em></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-large;"><em><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Sing to the Lord, all the earth,</span></strong></span></em></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-large;"><em><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">and praise Him in gladness,</span></strong></span></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; line-height: 230%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><em><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">O people,</span></strong></span></em></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-large;"><em><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">for He has been glorified!</span></strong></span></em></span><br /><strong>Ode 1 &ndash; Heirmos</strong></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 230%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #008000; font-size: large;"><a style="color: #008000;" href="/files/2017/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Nativity_2017.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><strong>Read the Letter from Archbishop Michael &gt;</strong></span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171219_2.html ONEONTA NY: Mission Parish Celebrates Chrismations & Food Sale http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171219_1.html Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Oneonta/Nativity/Oneonta_Christmas2017_001.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 Innocent of Alaska Orthodox Mission</strong> <strong>in Oneonta NY</strong> celebrated the Chrismation (Holy Anointing) of Amy Johnson-Smith as she was received into the Orthodox Faith on Saturday, 9 December 2017 following the Vespers service. The following day, Sunday, after the celebration of the Divine Liturgy the entire parish family decorated the chapel for the Nativity. The parish held their Ethnic Food Sale for the Christmas season on 2 December. <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><strong><em>&ldquo;Our parishioners worked very hard and God has blessed us for our labors,&rdquo;</em></strong></span> said Father Vasil Dubee (parish rector).</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171219_1.html ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL'S MOTHER, ANN DAHULICH, REPOSES IN THE LORD http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171207_1.html Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/1_4.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;"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-family: arial;"><strong>UPDATED</strong></span>&nbsp; The deepest sympathies of all the clergy and the faithful of the Diocese are expressed to our beloved Archpastor, His Eminence, Archbishop Michael; his brother George and sister Barbara; and all their family, on the falling-asleep in the Lord of their mother, <strong>+ Ann Dahulich</strong>, shortly after noon on Wednesday (6 December 2017) at Mercy House in Endicott NY. &nbsp;<strong><span style="font-family: book antiqua;">Please see "more information" below for the schedule of services.</span></strong> <span style="color: #800080;"><strong><span style="font-family: andale mono,times;"><em>Grant rest eternal in blessed repose with the Saints, O Lord, to the soul of Your newly departed handmaiden, the ever-to-be-remembered + Ann, who has fallen asleep, and make her memory to be eternal!</em></span></strong></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171207_1.html 100th ANNIVERSARY OF PATRIARCH TIKHON http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171202_1.html Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/SaintTikhon_Centennial_2017_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: book antiqua; font-size: medium;">The Diocese of New York and New Jersey is celebrating the <strong>100th Anniversary of the restoration of the Patriarchate of Moscow, and the election of Metropolitan Tikhon, the former Archbishop of New York who served in America from 1898-1907, to the office of Patriarch</strong>.&nbsp; <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>There will be a series of liturgical celebrations in the Diocese to mark this centennial.</strong></span> At each event, there will be an Akathist offered to Saint Tikhon; an opportunity for each of the faithful to venerate the Saint&rsquo;s holy relics; and a fellowship reception afterward.&nbsp; His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, is urging the faithful of each Deanery to make it part of their pre-Nativity Fast commitment to make the pilgrimage to pray before these relics. Please see "more information" below for the schedule of celebrations throughout the diocese.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171202_1.html REVISED & APPROVED DIOCESAN BY-LAWS http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171201_1.html Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/administration/BY_LAWS_2017_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: large;">The <strong>By-Laws of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey</strong> have been revised and approved to be consistent and in agreement with the Statute of the Orthodox Church in America. Approval was unanimously granted at the Diocesan Assembly of 1 November 2017 and received the blessing of Archbishop Michael. <strong>View the By-Laws <span style="color: #800000;"><a style="color: #800000;" href="/files/BY-LAWS/Diocesan_By_Laws_Approved_Diocesan-Assembly_2017.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="background-color: #ffff00;">here &gt;&gt;&gt; </span></a></span></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171201_1.html SYRACUSE NY: Advent Retreat on 16 December 2017 http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171130_1.html Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/220916_p.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;">In commemoration of the <strong>100th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Moscow Patriarchate</strong> -- <span style="font-size: small;">the Election and Enthronement of Patriarch Tikhon to the throne of Moscow and All Russia</span> -- Archbishop MICHAEL will celebrate the <em><strong>&ldquo;Akathist to Saint Tikhon&rdquo;</strong></em> in the presence of a reliquary with the relics of the saint. Clergy and faithful are invited to attend this wonderful and unique opportunity to come and pray together in <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>Syracuse NY (Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church)</strong></span> with our Archpastor on <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>Saturday, 16 December 2017, at 9:30 a.m.</strong> </span>and venerate the relics of the saint who was most foundational to the establishment and growth of the Orthodox Church in America. A retreat presentation by Archbishop Michael,<strong><em> &ldquo;The Fullness of the Church&rdquo;</em></strong> will follow the Akathist.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-size: large; background-color: #ffff00;"><strong><a style="color: #ff0000; background-color: #ffff00;" href="/files/2017/Syracuse/AbpMICHAEL_Syracuse2017DEC_Akathist.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">Details and invitation &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_171130_1.html