CHURCH SCHOOL CONFERENCES: Planned for All Three Deaneries!
All who are, or would like to be, involved in the Christian education of our youth are invited to attend. The conference leader is Jennifer Hock, founder of illumination-learning.com Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Specific dates and locations are posted in the "Upcoming Events" section of this homepage. For complete details and registration, please go HERE.
DIOCESAN YOUTH DAY: Thursday, 25 August 2016
The Annual Diocesan Youth Day will take place on Thursday, 25 August, at Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park in Jackson NJ. Complete information and registration documents are available here.
SYRACUSE NY: Centennial Anniversary of Saints Peter & Paul Church
It was a two day observance of gratitude and celebration as Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Syracuse NY commemorated their 100th Anniversary. Saturday, 25 June, found five priests at the Holy Altar celebrating the Divine Liturgy with prayers for the “Founding Fathers" and those who sustained the parish over the last hundred years. A fellowship brunch followed in the Church Parlors. The next day (Sunday, 26 June) began with the Church filled with faithful as they awaited Archbishop Michael’s entrance into the Temple for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. His Eminence was presented with a bouquet of roses by Elena Kantor; traditional bread and salt by Alexander Scott Anderson (parish warden); and the Holy Cross by Archpriest John Chupeck (parish rector).
FATHER JOHN NEHREBECKI: 64th Anniversary of Ordination
July 4th marked the 64th anniversary of ordination to the Priesthood of Father John Nehrebecki. Archbishop Michael celebrated the Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Church in Paramus NJ. Over sixty faithful attended the Monday morning Liturgy. Following the dismissal, Father John spoke of his parents’ example of piety and faithfulness. Besides attending services for every Sunday and Feast Day, they provided a separate room in their house for the poor and destitute. Sunday meals were an occasion to speak about the Gospel reading and homily. This churchly life formed a desire for the priesthood in young John, who would go on to found over ten parishes in New Jersey.
Bringing the Orthodox Christian Faith to the African-American Community
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.
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UPCOMING EVENTS: Department of Youth Ministry
The Department of Youth Ministry has several special events planned for the upcoming months: YOUTH DAY (August 25th), SAINT ANDREW’S CAMP BIKE RIDE (August 27th), GIRLS RETREAT (November 11th), ALTAR SERVERS RETREAT (February 10-12, 2017), and more! Additional information and registration will be available and listed in the "upcoming events" section of this website. See the 2016-2017 Upcoming Events flyer here.
ROCHESTER NY: Recognition and Appreciation for DDBs
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
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)."
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On the Diocesan Calendar
July 24-30, 2016
Saint Andrew's Camp
Jul 31-Aug 6, 2016
Saint Andrew's Camp
August 13, 2016
NY State Deanery
Saint John the Baptist Church
August 20, 2016
Mother of God Mission
August 25, 2016
August 27, 2016
NY City Deanery
Cathedral of the
August 27, 2016
Camp Bike Ride
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Aug 31 - Sept 1, 2016
Assumption of the
Holy Virgin Church
October 8-9, 2016
Saint John the Baptist
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November 1-2, 2016
November 11-13, 2016
Saint Basil Academy
February 10-12, 2017
Saint Basil Academy
March 10-12, 2017
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