[Trenton, NJ] - On Sunday, April 2, 2023, following the Divine Liturgy, during the coffee hour, Archimandrite Sergius of Saint Tikhon Monastery will offer a lecture at Saint Vladimir's Church in Trenton, NJ. The Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 am.
UPDATE: Abbott Sergius will bring with him the Miraculous Icon of St. Anna. We will greet the icon at 9:40 AM in the church.
[Cleveland, NY] - Saint Andrew's Camp and Retreat Center invites you to the "Paschal Open" house, which will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023. His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, will celebrate Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am. Time of fellowship and Paschal Buffet will follow. We hope you can join us! Overnight accommodations are available. For more information, please call or text (315) 383-2686 or leave a voice message at (315) 675-8005.
As Orthodox Christian young adults raised in the faith or have converted, we are acutely aware of the differences between our mindset and the prevailing ethos of the world around us and the challenges we can face in maintaining an Orthodox lifestyle.
A wonderful time of prayer, reflection, and fellowship was had at the first annual Lenten Women's Retreat, at Saint Andrew's Camp. Molly Sabourin, known for her "Filled With Less" ministry, podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio, books she authored, and more, shared meaningful incites, with those in attendance, about intentional living. "Refreshing," "uplifting," and "restorative" are just some of the adjectives used by attendees to describe the weekend, and all said they hope to be able to attend, again, in the future.
On Sunday, March 13, St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church in Wappingers Falls, NY hosted the Deanery Lenten Vespers. His Eminence, Archbishop Michael presided at the vespers along with seven clergy of the Deanery including Mitred Archpriest Joseph Lickwar, Chancellor of the Diocese, Archpriest Gary Breton, Dean of the New Jersey Deanery and Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, the Rector of the parish.
[Sounth River, NJ] - On March 5, 2023, the First Sunday of Great and Holy Lent, known as Orthodox Sunday, a Pan-Orthodox Vesper Service was celebrated honoring the Triumph of Orthodoxy (843 AD) at the Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church in South River, New Jersey. As a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, under the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, His Eminence Archbishop Michael, ruling Hierarch, was the host for the evening celebration. Under the watchful eye of the Very Reverend Archpriest David Garretson, Parish Rector, the host parish truly offered the finest of Orthodox hospitality, both liturgically and in fellowship.
[Ewing, NJ] - On March 3rd, 2023, Matushka Mary Shafran turned 98 years. Matushka Mary celebrated her birthday with two cakes, surrounded by loving family and friends.
May Our Lord continues to keep Matushka Mary in good health, grant her success in every good effort, and protect and preserve her for many years! Mnogaja Leta!
This March, Orthodox Christians for Life is organizing the 3rd Annual National Orthodox Baby Shower, an initiative designed to support women at-risk for abortion by partnering with pregnancy resource centers (PRC’s).
Dozens of parishes around the country will be holding drives to collect diapers and other baby items needed by PRC's for the women they assist, helping them choose life for their children. In this way, the Orthodox community can help transform a difficult circumstance into a profound blessing for many women. The event will take place on the weekends surrounding the Feast of the Annunciation, one of the great pro-life feast days of our Church.
On Saturday, February 18th, we had our 3rd Women’s Fellowship and Service Day. We made borscht and then had dinner and Q&A with His Eminence, Archbishop Michael. Following our Women’s Fellowship Day, His Eminence served the “Service of Intercession for those struggling with an unplanned pregnancy, pregnancy loss, infertility, post-abortion recovery, and sexual trauma or abuse. “ This service is served monthly as part of the Blessed Matushka Olga Ministry of the Diocese.
[Clifton, NJ] - On the weekend of February 11 & 12th., His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, blessed our parish of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Church in Clifton NJ with his annual Archpastoral Visit.
[South River, NJ] - On Sunday, March 5, 2023, the Vespers for the Sunday of Orthodoxy will be served at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 76 Whitehead Avenue, South River, New Jersey, and will begin at 4:00 pm. Archbishop MICHAEL will be the celebrant; Bishop THOMAS of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America will deliver the homily.
The Department of Youth Ministry invites all middle school and high school students to the OCA Diocese of New York & New Jersey’s Lenten Teen Retreat being held at a new venue, Frost Valley YMCA Camp, in Claryville, NY from March 24-26th!
[Yonkers, NY] - You are invited to come and experience an unparalleled religious education program for children ages 3 to 6. Join us for a family night where adults can deepen their understanding of the unique environment created based on the Montessori approach.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Saturday, March 11th, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Our Catechists are certified by the US Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association.
Space is limited, please RSVP to Olga Ptach (914)-262-1061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Archpriest Joseph Chupeck, celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of his Ordination to the Holy Priesthood, February 10, 1973.
Grant, O Lord, a prosperous and peaceful life, health, salvation, visitation and good hastening in all things, unto Thy servant, the Archpriest Joseph, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Holy Priesthood; and to Matushka Ellen and their family; and protect and preserve them, O Lord, for many blessed years! "Mnogaya Lyeta!"
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The Hierarchical Liturgy for His Eminence's Anniversary, at 9:30 AM Saturday, Feb. 4, will be live-streamed at the Facebook page of Christ the Saviour Church, Paramus, New Jersey: https://www.facebook.com/Christ.the.Saviour/
On the weekend of January 21 to 22, His Eminence Archbishop Michael visited St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church in Wappingers Falls, NY in anticipation of their patronal Feast Day. At the end of the Hierarchical Liturgy, His Eminence awarded Diocesan Grammotas to three founding members of the parish who turned 90 in December.
[Rahway, NJ] - Father Theodore Gregory, the rector of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church was made Police Chaplain of the city of Rahway, NJ. Congratulations, Fr. Theodore! Many Years!
[Rahway, NJ] - In December, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Rahway, NJ held a successful winter coat drive giveaway.
By God's grace, Archpriest Paul Shafran, Pastor Emeritus (retired), St. Vladimir Church, Trenton, NJ, reached his 75th anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood on December 28, 2022. Likewise by God's grace, on November 27th, he and Matushka Mary marked their 75th wedding anniversary.
Youth Ministry? Family Programs? Senior Programs?
Open Meeting for those interested in the ministry at St. Andrew's Camp. If you would like to get more information, ask questions about the programs, work as a counselor, nurse, cook, etc during the camping program, or if you want to volunteer off-season to paint, clean, do landscaping, carpentry, or other maintenance and improvement projects, or want to get involved with fundraising and other financially supportive activities, please join us Saturday, February 25th at Holy Trinity Church Yonkers, NY for our annual Open Meeting at 12:00 pm. For information, call the Camp at 315 675-9771 or 315 383-2686.
[Jackson, NJ] - Archpriest Sergius S. Kuharsky fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at the age of 92. He served Holy Trinity Church in New Britain, CT (1956-1964), Saint Theodosius Cathedral in Cleveland, OH (1964-1976) and Saints Peter & Paul Church in South River, NJ (1976-98).
On January 1st, 2023, St. Basil’s Orthodox Church celebrated its Parish Feastday. His Eminence Archbishop Michael celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Concelebrating with His Eminence were
FOR RECONCILIATION AND AN END TO CIVIL STRIFE
The clergy and faithful of the Diocese continue to mourn the tragic losses of life, the needless acts of violence, the divisions among races, and the civil strife which plague many of our cities and countrysides...
Lenten Teen Retreat
Fri.-Sun., March 24-26
Diocesan Council Meeting
Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 11:00 AM
Diocesan Altar Servers' Retreat
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Holy Resurrection Church
Presbyters' Council Meeting
Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 11:00 AM
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