WHITESTONE NY: Parish Celebrates 100th Anniversary
The 100th Anniversary of Saint Nicholas Church in Whitestone NY was celebrated on 18 September 2016. Sunday morning found the congregation eagerly waiting to greet Archbishop “Vladika” Michael. Bread, salt and flowers were presented to greet His Eminence by Paul Tymus and his granddaughter, Heather. After worship, parishioners and guests gathered nearby for a festive banquet and dance. The 100th Anniversary of Saint Nicholas Church was a time of gratitude for God’s abundant blessings, memories shared, fine fellowship and joyful festivity.
HERKIMER NY: Preparing for the Parish 100th Anniversary
The Parishioners and Clergy of Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Herkimer NY welcome you to join us as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary on (Friday and Saturday) October 14-15, 2016. Archbishop Michael will celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM with the entrance and vesting of His Eminence at 9:00 AM. A celebratory banquet will follow. For complete details and banquet reservations, please go HERE >
ONEONTA NY: Archpastoral Visit
On 27-28 August 2016, Archbishop Michael visited Saint Innocent Orthodox Mission parish in Oneonta NY. During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, Vasiliy Warner was tonsured a Reader and a fabulous celebratory festival of food and fellowship followed. “This was my first time as a priest hosting a bishop,” said Father Vasil Dubee (rector) ... “The singing was absolutely angelic thanks to the help from choir director Gleb Ivanov and the choir members from our “Mother Parish” of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Endicott NY.”
CLIFTON NJ: “Godspell” Performances on 23 & 24 September 2016
With the Blessing of Archbishop Michael, Holy Assumption Orthodox Church of the Blessed Virgin will present “GODSPELL” on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th at 7:00 PM. The Orthodox Church in America youth and friends from the Clifton Community will star in this musical at the Church Hall located at 35 Orange Avenue, Clifton NJ 07013. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under ten. To order tickets or for more information contact Barbara Baz, Director at 973-473-0076.
ROCHESTER NY: A Fascinating and Enlightening Evening Planned on September 23rd
Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester NY will host a lively two-part lecture by a guest speaker, Reverend Father Andrew Stephen Damick on Friday, 23 September 2016 beginning at 6:30 PM. Father Andrew is pastor of Saint Paul Orthodox Church of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, author of “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy” and “An Introduction to God," as well as the forthcoming "Bearing God" (2017). He is also host of the “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy” and “Roads from Emmaus” podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio, and he is a frequent speaker at lectures and retreats both in parishes and elsewhere. The event, with refreshments served, is free of charge.
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ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL: "Happy Birthday!"
"The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey convey love, admiration and sincere gratitude to His Eminence, our beloved Archbishop Michael, as he celebrates his birthday on August 29th. His love, leadership, determination and wisdom have strengthened, inspired and encouraged dedicated service of the diocesan clergy and laity, and various institutions throughout the Church. We pray that the Lord will give him strength of soul and body, and many good and blessed years. Eis polla eti Despota!" ~ Archpriest Joseph Lickwar, Diocesan Chancellor
PARAMUS NJ: Archpastoral Visit for Dormition and Parish Feast-Day
On 15-16 August 2016, Archbishop Michael made a pastoral visit to Christ the Saviour Parish in Paramus NJ. The parish celebrated the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Aug 15th) and, the following day, the patronal feast of the parish: “The Icon not made by hands” sent to heal Abgar of Edessa. A celebratory luncheon was prepared and served by the wonderful ladies of the parish. It was an extremely cordial event.
RANDOLPH NJ: Archpastoral Visit, Appreciation, and Blessing
The parishioners of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Randolph NJ were honored on 6-7 August 2016 to have Archbishop Michael visit them. The purpose of his visit was to bless the church’s refurbished stained glass windows. Thanks to the generosity of many parishioners, the windows which were damaged due to time and weather had been removed, repaired, and reinstalled. Parishioners received an explanatory booklet about Holy Trinity’s windows, most of which depict a Christian symbol or cross. One frequently used symbol is the fleur de lis, a representation of the Holy Trinity.
On the Diocesan Calendar
September 26, 2016
October 2, 2016
October 2, 2016
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October 4, 2016
Holy Apostles Church
Saddle Brook NJ
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October 6, 2016
Holy Trinity Church
October 8-9, 2016
Saint John the Baptist
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October 14-15, 2016
Saints Peter & Paul
November 1-2, 2016
November 11-13, 2016
Saint Basil Academy
November 18-19, 2016
Warwick Retreat Center
February 10-12, 2017
Saint Basil Academy
March 10-12, 2017
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