Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/ 60 "JACOB'S WELL" Diocesan Magazine: Subscribe on-line! http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180716_4.html Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/f2534005-a713-4a59-b427-3bf3c3c8433a.png&archive=0&final_h=34&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 highly acclaimed diocesan magazine and journal, <strong>"JACOB'S WELL,"</strong> is now available to you by email subscription. Simply provide your contact information and each new edition will be sent to you as a PDF file.&nbsp;It's an easy and convenient way to receive valuable articles, insights, and to&nbsp;"keep informed." To get started, <strong><a href="/jacobswell.html">go here &gt;</a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180716_4.html Diaconal Formation & Parish Leadership Training Program http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180716_2.html Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Diaconal-Formation/Diaconal_2018_PA_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: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary is opening enrollment into its <strong>Diaconal Formation and Parish Leadership Training Program</strong> held in Philadelphia PA. The program is designed for laypeople who are seeking to play an active role in the life of their parishes. The program offers two educational tracks: 1) is structured to satisfy the educational requirements of ordination into the Diaconate and provides classes and training sessions for men who are discerning their call of serving at the altar; 2) is intended for faithful men and women who would like to deepen their knowledge of Orthodox theology and spiritual life to be more effective in their ministry in the Church.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><a href="/files/2018/Diaconal-Formation/2018_PA_deacon_program_flyer.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">program flyer &gt;</span></a></strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><a href="/files/2018/Diaconal-Formation/Diaconal_Parish_Leadership_PA_2018.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">detailed information &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180716_2.html NY STATE DEANERY: Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors Honored http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180716_1.html Sun, 15 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/NYS-Deanery/DDB/DDB_2018_NYS_016.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;">On&nbsp;3 June 2018 clergy and faithful from around the <strong>northeastern half of the New York State Deanery</strong> gathered for a dinner at&nbsp;<strong>Saint Basil's Church&nbsp;(Watervliet NY)</strong> with Archbishop Michael, and the presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to the Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors of the region.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180716_1.html ANNUAL YOUTH DAY: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180629_1.html Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <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-Day/Aladdin_youth-day_2018.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 220%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: large;">This year the Diocesan Orthodox Youth Day will be held in New York City to see a Broadway show. On <strong>Wednesday August 22nd at the New Amsterdam Theatre</strong> the youth are scheduled to see a 1 PM showing of Aladdin, complete with a meet and greet with the cast. A meal will be provided in the city following the show. Details are <a href="/files/2018/Youth-Day/Youth_Day_2018_details.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">here</span> &gt;</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 220%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: large; background-color: #ccffcc;"><strong><a style="background-color: #ccffcc;" href="/files/2018/Youth-Day/2018_YOUTH_DAY_REGISTRATION_form.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: book antiqua;">registration documents &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180629_1.html ROCHESTER NY: “Project Mexico” Team ready to Begin Work http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180625_1.html Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <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/Project-Mexico/IMG_0032.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, 24 June 2018, the ten-member <strong>&ldquo;Project Mexico Team&rdquo; from Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY</strong> received a blessing for their humanitarian journey to northern Mexico to build a home for a family in desperate need. The team departs on Wednesday (June 27th) and will return home 7 days later. Organized by team-leaders Deacon Sean McNulty and&nbsp;Jeremy Heise, the team raised funds and received supporting contributions from parishioners to make this long journey of love possible.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180625_1.html ARCHPRIEST JOSEPH LICKWAR HONORED http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180615_1.html Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Lickwar/Awarding_of_Mitre_Lickwar.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>Archpriest Joseph Lickwar, Chancellor of the Diocese,</strong> was awarded the Mitre <em>(honorary &ldquo;crown&rdquo;)</em> and diocesan Gramota <em>(certificate of appreciation)</em> in honor of the 55th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Holy Priesthood (July 7, 1963), by His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, in Saints Peter and Paul Church, Jersey City NJ, on Sunday, 10 June 2018.&nbsp; <em><strong>"Axios! Axios! Axios!"</strong></em></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180615_1.html Church School Workshops http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180531_2.html Sat, 14 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Church-School/2018_Church_School_conf_logo.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: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Two<span style="color: #008000; font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif;">&nbsp;<span style="color: #993300; font-size: large;"><strong>Church School</strong> </span></span><strong><span style="color: #993300; font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: large;">Workshops </span>for coordinators, teachers,</strong> and anyone interested in the religious education of our children will be presented this year; one in <span style="color: #993300; font-size: large;"><strong>Syracuse NY (August 18)</strong></span> and another in <span style="font-size: large;"><strong><span style="color: #993300;">Paramus NJ (August 25)</span></strong></span>. This year's presenter, Shelley Finkler, will explore a new method of Montessori-based Orthodox Christian Education. For information please click <strong><a href="/files/2018/Church-School-Conf/2018_Church_School_conference_flyer.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here &gt;&gt;&gt;</a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180531_2.html ANNUAL BIKE RIDE AT SAINT ANDREW'S CAMP http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180522_1.html Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Camp/Bike-Ride/SAC_BIKE_RIDE_2018_logo.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: #008000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">As the Camp&rsquo;s chapel bell rings, so will start the <strong>Annual Saint Andrew&rsquo;s Camp Bike Ride (SACBR).</strong> The bike ride is a charity event in an effort to support the camp. Each year the Ride is held on the 4th Saturday in August.&nbsp; This year the Ride will be on <strong>Saturday, August 25th, 2018</strong>. Archbishop Michael has long rallied to &ldquo;train up&rdquo; our youth. His recent appeal to support the Camp was clear: &ldquo;<em><strong>Saint Andrew&rsquo;s Camp remains an invaluable way to link Orthodox Christian children to one another&hellip;&rdquo;</strong></em></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180522_1.html NEW BRUNSWICK NJ: Ordination of Father Samuel Davis to the Priesthood http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180512_1.html Sat, 12 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/New-Brunswick/New_Brunswick_ordination_2018.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="font-size: small;">[from Saint Tikhon's Seminary communications]</span>&nbsp; <strong>Deacon Samuel Davis</strong>, who enrolled in a one-year program of studies at Saint Tikhon's Theological Seminary this fall and decided to complete the whole degree program, was <strong>ordained to the Holy Priesthood</strong> by His Eminence Michael, Archbishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey om 21 April 2018. He was ordained in what has been a mission parish in the diocese, Saint Simon of Cyrene Mission in New Brunswick NJ. The mission anticipates reaching out to the African-American and Hispanic communities in the local area, and Father Samuel&rsquo;s ordination will allow this mission to work toward a more complete liturgical life. &nbsp;<em><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;"><strong>Axios!</strong></span>&nbsp; <span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">May God grant Father Samuel, Matushka Julitssa, and their children Isaac, Morgan, Ava, and Alexander, "Many Years!"&nbsp; </span></em><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><a href="https://stots.edu/public/sv/gallery.php?ssid=863" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View photos here &gt;</a></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180512_1.html NEW YORK STATE DEANERY: Celebration of Archbishop Michael's Consecration Anniversary http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180510_1.html Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/8-Anniversay-Consecration/BANNER/Anniversary_8th_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="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Clergy and faithful of the <strong>New York State Deanery</strong> gathered in celebration of <strong>Archbishop Michael's 8th Anniversary of Consecration to the Episopacy</strong> on 9 May 2018 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Endicott NY. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was a joyous expression of rejoicing in the Lord and the blessing we have been given in the episcopal ministry of our pastor and shepherd who's perserverance, guidance, leadership, and faith are only surpassed by his fervent love&nbsp;for his spiritual flock. "Many Years!"</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180510_1.html SUMMER CAMP CLEAN-UP http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180424_3.html Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Camp/Camp_cleanup_2018.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 Andrew's Camp</strong> (Jewell NY) is organizing a cleanup and work weekend for any and all volunteers that can assist. Projects this year include installing new flooring for the girls' and boys' dorms, general cleanup, and other projects depending on the number of people who can come. The dates are <strong>May 19-20, 2018</strong>. Come for as long as you are able! Accommodations are available at the camp. We are also working on obtaining a priest for Sunday morning on the camp grounds. If you are interested and able to help, please contact Tim Macko at <a href="mailto:georgetimothymacko@gmail.com">georgetimothymacko@gmail.com</a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180424_3.html LITURGICAL MUSIC WORKSHOP: "Inspiring Children to Sing" http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180424_2.html Sat, 05 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/CoLM/KIDS_SINGING_2018.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;">Nothing is more beautiful than the sound of children singing -- at home, at school and at church. We invite parents, church school teachers, clergy, choir directors and others who may be interested in learning about how the child&rsquo;s singing voice develops from pre-school through the early teens. Songs and age-appropriate activities will be presented that will both inspire children to sing and help to develop their vocal and aural skills. The workshop is on <strong>SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018</strong> at Holy Apostles Church in Saddle Brook NJ.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><a href="/files/2018/CoLM/Music_Workshop_June_2018.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">information and registration &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180424_2.html FIRST ANNUAL "BIBLE BOWL" http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180424_1.html Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Bible-Bowl/Bible_Bowl_2018.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;">The <strong>Bible Bowl</strong> is a quiz competition for teams of young people and adults. This year, all questions will come from the Gospel of Saint Mark as found in the Orthodox Study Bible. Teams are already forming in Yonkers NY, Syracuse NY, Princeton NJ, East Meadow NY, Clifton NJ, Endicott NY, Manville NJ, Saddlebrook NJ, and Ballston Spa NY. <strong>The competition will be held in Yonkers NY on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018</strong>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><a href="/files/2018/Bible-Bowl/Bible_Bowl_2018_flyer.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">details and registration &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_180424_1.html ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL: 8th Anniversary of Consecration http://www.nynjoca.org/news_170504_1.html Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/Archbishop_Michael_2017.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: #000000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey express our prayerful congratulations to our beloved Archpastor, <strong>His Eminence, Archbishop MICHAEL</strong>, on the&nbsp;eighth Anniversary of his Consecration to the Episcopacy (May 8th) and of his enthronement as the Ruling Hierarch of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (May 9th). We are grateful to God and <em>Vladyka</em> for his continual outpouring of love, leadership, and dedication to the growth and salvation of his flock in this God-protected Diocese!</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://www.nynjoca.org/news_170504_1.html