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PRINCETON NJ: Letter to Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow, Parish

"A letter was found by my wife Jeanne under the door of the church when she came to set up for the potluck dinner we were going to have after Vespers on Saturday, 14 January," said Father Peter Baktis (parish rector). "I read the letter after liturgy on Sunday. When we had our first flea market this fall at the church neighbors came and visited the church. They told me they called the site the "dead house" (for the past four years before we started to complete the site). We are far from dead now and are a witness to the life that is given to us in Jesus Christ!"



"Many Years!"

On 28 December 2016, Father Paul Shafran celebrated his 69th anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood and, on 27 November, he and Matushka Mary celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary at Saint Vladimir Orthodox Church in Trenton NJ (where Father Paul is Pastor Emeritus).  The parish sang “Many Years” for both of them Sunday, 1 January 2017, in honor of Father Paul’s ordination anniversary; unfortunately, Matushka Mary unable to attend. “Many Years! Father Paul & Matushka Mary!”



NEW MISSION PARISH FORMED: New Brunswick NJ

Reader Samuel Davis of the newly formed Saint Simon of Cyrene Orthodox Mission in New Brunswick NJ writes: “It is with great joy that I can greet you, on behalf of our Mission community. More than that, I would like to extend a welcome to you to join us in prayer whenever you are in the New Brunswick area for services. The Mission is a community dedicated to building up the Holy Orthodox Church in an area that has yet to be exposed to our faith. This is a monumental task! At present the laborers are few, having just started out, but with God’s grace and mercy we will grow and truly become a proper witness to the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church on the ‘Western Shore.’”



2016 GIRLS RETREAT HELD NOVEMBER 11-13, 2016

UPDATED: new photos! Over 20 young women in grades 7-12 gathered at Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY from November 11-13, 2016 for the Third Annual Girls Retreat. "Iconography: Windows into Heaven" was the theme, with iconographer Randi Sider-Rose of “Immanuel Icons” (websiteleading the educational sessions.



MAPLEWOOD (WATERVLIET) NY: Celebration of Saint Basil the Great

Archbishop Michael visited Saint Basil Orthodox Church in Maplewood NY for evening Vespers on Saturday, 31 December 2016, and for a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the following Sunday (New Year’s Day). The parish Feast-Day celebration of Saint Basil included the blessing and cutting of the Vasilopita (Saint Basil's bread). A pot-luck dinner with a question-and-answer period between the children of the parish and His Eminence was held in the Church Center immediately following the Divine Liturgy.



“The Mystery of the Diaconate”

The Annual Diocesan Altar Server Retreat will be held at Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY from February 10-12, 2017. It is designed for altar servers of all ages! The main focus of this annual retreat is to bring the young men of our diocese together in prayer, Christian fellowship, education, and lots of fun! Under the guidance and direction of Archbishop Michael, the participants will learn the importance and role of the order of the Diaconate in the life of the Church – both in a liturgical function, and as a servant of God’s people, ministering to the outside world. More information is available in the "Upcoming Events" section of this website. For complete information and convenient on-line registration, please visit here >>>

 




UPCOMING EVENTS
On the Diocesan Calendar

 

January 28, 2017

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Workshop

South River NJ

details & register >

 

 

February 10-12, 2017

  Altar Server

      Retreat

Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY

   letter to clergy >

   event flyer >

   details and agenda >

   participant register >

   chaperone register >

   "do it all on-line!" >

 

 

 March 10-12, 2017

Lenten

Youth Retreat

  

 

April 28, 2017

   "Sleep Out"

    to support

    Homeless Youth

Orthodox Church

of the Holy Cross

Medford NJ

7:00 p.m.

details >

  

 

June 4-17, 2017

Pentecost Pilgrimage

to the Holy Land

with

Archbishop Michael

information >

 



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