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ROCHESTER NY: Recognition and Appreciation for DDBs - 06/27/16

On the Sunday of All Saints, 26 June 2016, the 2015 Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors of Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY received certificates of appreciation (gramota) signed by Archbishop Michael. To those present (8 of the parish’s 16 DDBs), Father Ken James Stavrevsky said: “Your contributions provide seminarians with scholarships, mission parishes with essential support, and older parishes with revitalization.” The parish community also contributed an additional  $1,000 last year in support of the DDB program. The 2016 DDB is now underway and, to date, $92,000 has been contributed by DDBs from throughout the diocese and beyond. For information on the DDB and an invitation to join them, please go HERE!


HOLY PENTECOST: The Descent of the Holy Spirit - 06/24/16

The great feast-day of Holy Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha, was on Sunday, 19 June 2016. In his annual archpastoral letter commemorating this holy day, Archbishop Michael writes, in part: "The gift of the Holy Spirit that we have received is not a static one, but a transforming and sanctifying power leading human beings to accomplish the will of God. The Church’s leaders are exhorted: 'Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you guardians, to feed the Church of the Lord' (Acts 20:28). This 'gift' of the Holy Spirit is given to both the clergy and the laity who belong to the true Church – in the Sacrament of Chrismation, our personal Pentecost, following Baptism (our personal Pascha)."

read the Archpastoral Letter >


Bringing the Orthodox Christian Faith to the African-American Community - 06/18/16

The diocese will sponsor a seminar-workshop on outreach to African-Americans led by Deacon Turbo Qualls and Father Alexei Altschul of the Brotherhood of Saint Moses the Black. The seminar includes lunch and concludes with Vespers. While designed primarily for clergy, lay ministry leaders and interested laymen are encouraged to attend. The conference is free of charge at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 605 Washington Avenue, Manville NJ on Saturday, 16 July 2016 ~ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

information and details >


TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS: Exploring How to Serve in the Church - 06/14/16

UPDATED: Young people, high school freshman to college graduate 20-somethings, from the Orthodox Church in America and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese gathered at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in New York City on 14 May 2016 to hear the stories of men and women who followed a calling to serve Christ and His Church. The day started off with a prayer service (molieben) led by Father Christopher Calin (Cathedral Dean). Afterward the discussion format made for an intimate setting and allowed for lively dialogue. The day concluded with a trip to Saint Vladimir's Seminary for a tour and talk by Dr. Peter Bouteneff. Sharing his own calling to ministry as a lay theologian of the Church, Dr. Bouteneff discussed programs available at the seminary.


NY STATE DEANERY: DDB Appreciation Dinner - 06/13/16

Nearly 70 Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors from the New York State Deanery were hosted by Archbishop Michael for an appreciation dinner in Syracuse NY on 5 June 2016. Those recognized had offered financial support during the previous year to the program which focuses on seminarian scholarships, assistance to mission parishes, and revitalization of older parishes. Complete information with an invitation (with the option of secure on-line contributions) to join the efforts of our 2016 DDBs is available here!


ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: 40 Days after PASCHA (June 9, 2016) - 06/06/16

When You had fulfilled the dispensation for our sake and united earth to heaven, You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, not being parted from those who love You; but remaining with them and crying: "I am with you and no one will be against you!"  (Kontakion Hymn)

read more >


“ORDER OF SAINT ROMANOS” awarded to ALEKSEI SHIPOVALNIKOV - 05/27/16

The visit of Archbishop Michael to Saints Peter & Paul Church in Jersey City NJ on the weekend of 21-22 May 2016 went beyond the regular annual visitation. Following Saturday Vespers, His Eminence greeted and spoke with the faithful and, at the conclusion of the Sunday Liturgy, on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops (Orthodox Church in America) he awarded the “Order of Saint Romanos” to Aleksei Shipovalnikov. The Holy Synod conferred this honor for extraordinary contributions in the field of liturgical music.


“Go … make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them …” - 05/21/16

During the season of Holy PASCHA we sing: “As many as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Galatians 3:27). Traditionally, catechumens are received into the Church by sacramental rite (baptism and/or anointing with Holy Chrism) especially during this period of the liturgical year. We welcome all the newly illumined members of the Body of Christ -- His Holy Church.





UPCOMING EVENTS
On the Diocesan Calendar

 

July 1, 2016

Presbyters Council

Meeting

Bronxville NY

11:00 a.m.

 

 

July 3-9, 2016

  "Teen Week"

  Saint Andrew's Camp

  Jewell NY

  details >

 

 

July 10-16, 2016

  "Horse Week"

  Saint Andrew's Camp

  Jewell NY

  details >

 

 

July 16, 2016

   Seminar:

      Bringing the

      Orthodox Christian

      Faith to the

      African-American

      Community

     Manville NJ

     10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

       details >

     event flyer >

 

 

July 17-23, 2016

  "Art Week"

  Saint Andrew's Camp

  Jewell NY

  details >

 

 

July 23, 2016

Choir

Workshop

"Sing with

Understanding!"

Syracuse NY

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

info & registration >

 

 

July 24-30, 2016

 "Ecology Week"

  Saint Andrew's Camp

  Jewell NY

  details >

 

 

Jul 31-Aug 6, 2016

  "Music Week"

  Saint Andrew's Camp

  Jewell NY

  details >

 

 

August 13, 2016

NY State Deanery

Church School

Conference

Saint John the Baptist Church

Rochester NY

 

 

 August 20, 2016

NJ Deanery

Church School

Conference

      Mother of God Mission

      Princeton NJ

 

 

August 25, 2016

   Orthodox

        Youth

              Day

Six Flags

Great Adventure

Jackson NJ

 

 

August 27, 2016

NY City Deanery

Church School

Conference

Cathedral of the

Transfiguration

Brooklyn NY

 

 

August 27, 2016

Annual

Saint Andrew's

Camp Bike Ride

Fundraiser

details & register >

 

 

Aug 31 - Sept 1, 2016

Diocesan Clergy

Conference

Assumption of the

Holy Virgin Church

Clifton NJ

 

 

October 8-9, 2016

     100th Anniversary

    Saint John the Baptist

      Orthodox Church

            Alpha NJ

      details (3 pages) >

 

 

November 1-2, 2016

Annual

  Diocesan

    Assembly

Yonkers NY

 

 

Nov 11-13, 2016

     Annual Diocesan

     Girls Retreat

Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY

  



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