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71st Anniversary of Ordination & 71st Wedding Anniversary

Archpriest Paul Shafran, Pastor Emeritus at Saint Vladimir Church in Trenton NJ celebrated his 71st Anniversary of Ordination to the Holy Priesthood on 28 December 2018. Father Paul and Matushka Mary also recently marked their 71st wedding anniversary (November 27th). Following the liturgy on 30 December the congregation sang "Many Years" for both of them. Matushka had been in a rehab facility for a few months following surgery for a broken leg, but returned home just in time for Christmas. She and Father Paul are truly grateful for everyone's prayers. "Many Years" and warmest congratulations to them on the occasions of their remarkable anniversary milestones!



DISTINGUISHED DIOCESAN BENEFACTORS: “Thank-you!”

Vital work within our diocese has again been supported financially thanks to the contributions of our Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors (DDBs). During 2018, DDBs provided $185,860.00 for mission parish funding, seminarian scholarships, and a host of programs intended to support and enhance parish ministries and outreach. The voluntary, sacrificial efforts of our DDBs provide much-needed programs and events that would otherwise be impossible to accomplish. Our sincere gratitude is extended to our DDBs, who have made a significant contribution to the Glory of God and the building-up of the Body of Christ in New York and New Jersey. To see the “honor roll” of 2018 DDBs please go here >



WATERVLIET NY: Parish Feast-Day

On December 31st and January 1st, Archbishop Michael joined the faithful of Saint Basil's Orthodox Church in Watervliet NY for their Parish Feast-Day. Dragan Vujicic, a seminarian from Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville NY, was tonsured a Reader during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Parishioner Anna MacPherson was awarded a Diocesan Gramota (certificate of appreciation) for her many years of dedicated service to the parish. “A wonderful festive meal was served afterwards in the Parish Center," said Father Peter Olsen (parish Rector).



Theophany of our Lord ~ January 6, 2019

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!  (Troparion Hymn)



NEW YORK NY: Archpastoral Visit and Recognition

On 29-30 December 2018, Archbishop Michael made an Archpastoral visit to Christ the Savior Church in Manhattan. His Eminence presented a Gramota (certificate of appreciation) on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops (Orthodox Church in America) to the parish rector, Archpriest Michael Meerson, in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood.



Helping to Feed the Hungry

On Saturday, 29 December 2018, Orthodox faithful from the New York Capital area gathered at the Regional Food Bank to spend two hours working, sorting, and packaging food that will be distributed to food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and battered women's shelters in the 23 counties of North Eastern New York. The Regional Food Bank serves people and families in distress from Rockland and Putnam Counties up to the Canadian border.



WATERVLIET NY: “Yolka” Celebration

On the Sunday following the Feast of Saint Nicholas, 9 December 2018, the faithful of Saint Basil’s Orthodox Church in Watervliet NY celebrated their annual “Yolka” and luncheon.  The children had spent weeks preparing for the day, practicing a Nativity play called, “The Gifts of Christmas.”

 
 
 
 



UPCOMING EVENTS
On the Diocesan Calendar

 

January 27, 2019

  NY State Deanery

    Clergy Family

      Christmas Party

Basil Leaf Restorante

Syracuse NY

5:00-9:00 p.m.

details >

 

February 2, 2019

  Feast-Day of the

  Meeting

  of Our Lord, God,

  and Savior

  Jesus Christ

  in the Temple

 

February 11, 2019

Diocesan Council

Meeting

Diocesan Chancery

Bronxville NY

11:00 a.m.

 

February 25, 2019

Council of

Presbyters Meeting

Diocesan Chancery

Bronxville NY

11:00 a.m.

 

March 1-3, 2019

Annual

 Altar Servers

  Retreat

   Saint Basil Academy

   Garrison NY

   details >

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March 11, 2019

Beginning of

GREAT LENT

 

March 25, 2019

   Feast-Day:

   Annunciation of

   the Theotokos

 

April 21, 2019

   PALM SUNDAY:

   Entry of Our Lord

   into Jerusalem

 

April 28, 2019

   PASCHA:

   The Resurrection

   of Our Lord, God,

   and Savior,

   Jesus Christ

 

June 6, 2019

ASCENSION

of Our Lord

 

June 16, 2019

PENTECOST:

The Descent of

the Holy Spirit

 

June 29, 2019

   Feast-Day:

   Saints Peter & Paul

 

August 6, 2019

   Feast-Day:

   Transfiguration

   of Our Lord

 

August 15, 2019

   Feast-Day:

   Dormition of

   the Theotokos

 

September 14, 2019

   Feast-Day:

   Exaltation of the

   Holy Cross

 

November 21, 2019

   Feast-Day:

   Entry of the

   Theotokos into

   the Temple

 

December 25, 2019

   NATIVITY OF

   OUR LORD, GOD,

   AND SAVIOR,

   JESUS CHRIST

 

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