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Jacob's Well
About the Publication

Jacob’s Well is the official publication of the Diocese New York-New Jersey (Orthodox Church in America). It provides, as did the well in ancient communities, a place for the distribution of news and activities regarding the life of the Diocese and its parishes. It seeks to highlight functions sponsored in the areas of youth and liturgical music, and the efforts taking place throughout Diocesan missions. Of special interest is the presentation of iconographic examples from Diocesan parishes.

But like the story of the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well (John 4), it also seeks to be a vehicle which provides not just news but opportunities for reflection on the living encounter with Jesus Christ. In this way it attempts to examine the role of Tradition as the "ongoing life of the Holy Spirit in the Church" (Vladimir Lossky). Through a variety of themes and materials – articles, reviews of books, films, and theater, studies of moral and even environmental issues, as well as poetry – it tries to acknowledge the many ways which the Holy Spirit seeks to make Christ known.

Finally, while input from members of the Diocese, both clergy and lay people is encouraged, contributions from those outside of the Diocese are welcome and utilized whenever possible.


Latest Issues

Spring/Summer 2015



Summer/Fall 2014



See Also:

Website featuring back issues on-line 

On the Diocesan Calendar


October 16-18, 2015

 Visitation of the


 Icon of Saint Anna

      St. Gregory Palamas Church

      Glen Gardner NJ

    Friday: Healing Service, 7pm

    Saturday: Vespers, 5pm

    Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 10am

 parish website >




November 2, 2015


Clergy Retreat

      Saint George Antiochian

      Orthodox Church

Little Falls NJ

10:30 a.m.

details >




November 7, 2015

Blessing of Animals

Saint John the Baptist

Orthodox Church

Rochester NY

2:00 p.m.

event flyer >




November 10-11, 2015



official website >




November 13-15, 2015




Saint Basil's Academy

Garrison NY

Event Flyer >

information >

registration >


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Bronxville, NY 10708
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914-779-6581 (Fax)

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