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Jackson NJ

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"JACOB'S WELL" - New Edition Now Available! - 07/03/15

A new edition of the official diocesan publication, “Jacob’s Well,” is now available on-line!  Printed copies of this highly acclaimed magazine have been sent to all parishes for distribution to parishioners and visitors, and to provide a wonderful outreach to shut-ins and “seekers” interested in Orthodoxy. This current edition, and previous publications, may be viewed on the "Jacob's Well" website. Get the current edition (Read-All-About-it!)  HERE >

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READY, SET, GO! Scenic Bike Ride in Central New York State - 06/30/15

Grab your bike and join the fourth-annual Saint Andrew’s Camp (Jewell NY) Bike Ride fundraiser on Saturday, 22 August 2015. Register today and prepare for a charity ride that shows off the beautiful scenery of central New York. The ride has 3 distances to suit the needs of riders of all experiences: 62 mile loop, 30 mile loop, 12 mile loop. The registration cost is $100 per participant and includes a Saint Andrew’s Camp t-shirt. An additional tiered registration structure is available for riders who wish to participate as a team. Join in support of the camp and a day of athletic achievement and fun. Grow your athletic abilities and engage your friends as you close out the end of the summer!  Accommodations are available on the camp premises for $30 per night on Friday or Saturday.


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Archpastoral Letter: Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage - 06/28/15

In a letter addressed to the clergy and faithful of the diocese regarding the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages, Archbishop Michael provides instruction and guidance. In part, he writes: "Today we have heard the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn all bans of same-sex marriages by states.  In doing so, it has declared such unions as being a constitutional right.  This means that same-sex marriages can be legally performed in all states of our country. Despite this announcement, nothing has changed the teaching of our Holy Orthodox Church."


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“Exercising Our Faith”: Walkers and Bikers Support Church and Camp - 06/27/15

On Saturday, 13 June 2015,  sixty-seven participants from several New Jersey parishes met for the annual “Run/Walk for the Church” to run and walk together on a course beginning and ending at Saints Peter & Paul Church in South River NJ. Participants enjoyed fellowship with each other, Archbishop Michael, and the Mayor of South River NJ, while celebrating the 20th anniversary of the annual “Run/Walk for the Church.” Similarly, Saint Andrew’s camp hosts an annual “Bike Ride” fund raiser, scheduled for 22 August 2015.  See the event details in the “Upcoming Events” section of this website!

DIOCESAN YOUTH DAY: 20 AUGUST 2015 in Jackson NJ - 06/20/15

REGISTER EARLY for the Annual Diocesan Youth Day at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson NJ on Thursday, 20 August, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The admission cost of $30 includes all adventure park fees, round-trip bus transportation from Saint Mary’s Church, and a meal voucher! Reservations must be made by 10 August 2015. The event is for all diocesan youth and their friends, from elementary school to college ... for a day of fun and fellowship.


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The Diocesan Diaconal Formation Program immerses students in the life of the Orthodox Church through serving in the altar, singing in the choir, and studying Scripture, Church History, Liturgics, and Spirituality. The Diaconal Formation program meets every Saturday from September to December (Fall Semester) and January to May (Spring Semester). Students attend one of two campuses: Endicott NY or Philadelphia PA. Completion of the course of studies fulfills the necessary academic requirements for ordination to the Holy Diaconate. In accordance with Canon Law, all decisions regarding ordination rest with the diocesan hierarch. Men among the laity interested in pursuing theological study, spiritual formation, and liturgical training, and sense they might be called to the diaconal ministry, are encouraged to seek guidance from their parish priest.

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TRENTON NJ: “Doing the Work of the Gospel” - 06/03/15

Seven Trenton NJ churches were awarded monies presented by Mayor Eric Jackson at City Hall on May 28, 2015.  Saint Vladimir Orthodox Church was awarded $9,000 ($8,000 from this program and an additional $1,000 from another source) to cooperate with the “Faithful Families Eating Smart Moving More” program. Saint Vladimir Church is the only Orthodox Christian parish to be awarded the grant that supports and engenders many possibilities for the parish.  Among them we will be partnering with ISLES, a non-profit organization specializing in planting community gardens.

PENTECOST: Archpastoral Letter from Archbishop Michael - 06/02/15

His Eminence, Archbishop Michael has issued an Archpastoral Letter to the faithful of the diocese for the Feast-Day of Holy Pentecost celebrated on 31 May 2015. In part, he writes: "I pray that on this Pentecost all of us will open ourselves to the coming of the Holy Spirit; that we will not simply recite by rote: 'O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things; Treasury of blessings and Giver of life:  Come and abide in us, and cleanse us from every impurity, and save our souls, O Good One.' Rather, as we offer this prayer, may we fervently entreat the Holy Spirit to permeate our very being – and enable us to be changed into even better Orthodox Christians. May He guide us to know Christ ever more richly, serve Him ever more faithfully, and become each day ever more and more like the One Who loves us more than we love ourselves."


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On the Diocesan Calendar


July 5 - July 11, 2015

 "Horse Week"

 Saint Andrew's


 Jewell NY

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July 12 - July 18, 2015

 "Art Week"

Saint Andrew's


Jewell NY

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July 19 - July 25, 2015

     "Ecology Week"

Saint Andrew's


 Jewell NY

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July 20-24, 2015



of the

Orthodox Church

in America

Atlanta GA

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July 26, 2015

NY City Deanery

Clergy Family Picnic


July 26 - Aug 1, 2015

"Music Week"

Saint Andrew's


Jewell NY

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August 20, 2015



Youth Day

Nativity of the

Virgin Mary Church

Jackson NJ

Six Flags

Great Adventure

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deadine 10 Aug


August 22, 2015

    Saint Andrew's Camp



    Jewell NY

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August 23, 2015

 NJ Deanery

 Clergy Family Picnic


September 2-3, 2015

   Clergy Conference

Assumption of

the Virgin Church

Clifton NJ


September 6, 2015

NY State Deanery

Clergy Family Picnic


November 10-11, 2015




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