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ARCHPASTORAL LETTER FOR THE FEAST OF HOLY PENTECOST 2024
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Discovering the Liturgy: Bridging Understanding and Participation - 07/12/24
Last updated: 2024-07-12 08:45:58

[Sea Cliff, NY] - Recently, an “instructional Liturgy” took place at the Church of Our Lady of Kazan in Sea Cliff, NY. This special service, led by Father John Bartholomew with the assistance of Deacon Paul Hunchak, was designed to give the children (and adults) in our parish a better understanding of the Liturgy.

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Annual Diocesan Altar Server's Retreat in Wayne, NJ: Nurturing Reverence and Understanding in Service - 07/11/24
Last updated: 2024-07-11 14:05:23

[Wayne, NY] - The Annual Diocesan Altar Server's Retreat was held on Saturday, June 29th, at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Wayne, NJ.  His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, and over thirty altar servers participated. The beautiful Eucharistic celebration was followed by a wonderful brunch provided by the parish.

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Photogallery: St. Andrew's Camp - Family Week - 07/08/24
Last updated: 2024-07-08 22:05:00
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Fr. Shafran Celebrates His 102d Birthday Milestone - 07/05/24
Last updated: 2024-07-11 16:05:18

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Archpriest Paul Shafran, who reached the ripe old age of 102 on July 2d! By God's grace, he continues to serve in the altar with Father Volodymyr Chaikivskiy, Rector, St. Vladimir Church, Trenton, NJ, as he did on Sunday, June 30th, for the Divine Liturgy. Also co-celebrating that morning were visiting clergy, Rev. Bohdan Chaikivskiy and Rev. Dn. Mark Bohush (both currently attached at St. Athanasius Chapel, Bronxville, NY). Father Paul was feted afterward by parishioners, his daughters, son-in-law, and granddaughter at the fellowship hall next door. Although Matushka Mary was unable to attend, she joined family members later that day as the birthday celebration continued at home. Thank you, Father Paul, for your wonderful ministry to the Orthodox Church over these many decades, and may God grant you enduring strength and good health! Mnogaya L'yeta!

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Centennial Jubilation: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Celebrates 100 Years of Faith and Community in East Meadow - 07/05/24
Last updated: 2024-07-05 08:42:19

[East Meadow, NY] (June 23, 2024) - Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow, NY, joyously celebrated its 100th anniversary on the Day of Pentecost, coinciding with the church's Patronal Feast Day. This momentous occasion, filled with faith and community spirit, marked a significant milestone in the parish's rich history.

His Eminence, Archbishop Michael celebrated Vigil on Saturday and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed by Kneeling Vespers on Sunday. Archbishop Michael awarded Fr. Martin Kraus the Jeweled Cross for his many years of priestly service.

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Celebrating 110 Years: St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church - Spring Valley, NY - 07/01/24
Last updated: 2024-07-01 15:58:24

On June 1, 2024, Archbishop Michael and Father Gary Breton, Dean of the NJ Deanery, joined the faithful and guests of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Spring Valley, NY, to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the setting of the cornerstone of the parish church.

A highlight of the celebration was seeing Dr. Damien Havriliak and Sonia Arthur, lifelong parishioners, receive the Gramota of the Holy Synod of the OCA. This recognition underscores their enduring commitment to the church and its mission.

The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was followed by a luncheon reception at a local restaurant, where the community gathered to share in fellowship and joy. The day was a testament to the strength and unity of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church.

His Eminence presented Father John Holoduek with his first priestly award -- the nabedrennik -- for his faithful service to the Spring Valley parish.

Axios! Axios! Axios!

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St. Andrews Camp: Orientation Week Sets the Stage for a Great Summer Camp Season! - 07/01/24
Last updated: 2024-07-01 15:52:48

St. Andrews Camp had a wonderfully blessed Orientation Week! The staff learned a lot and worked hard to get everything ready for camp to begin. Archbishop Michael also visited and offered words of encouragement to the staff for the important ministry they are undertaking. It's going to be another great summer!

Photo credit: Kristy Zaitseva

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PARISH COUNCIL CONFERENCES, JULY-AUGUST 2024 - 06/21/24
Last updated: 2024-06-21 20:45:01

NY State Deanery, East, 7/6/24

New York City Deanery, 8/3/24

New Jersey Deanery, 8/10/24

 
 
 
 



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