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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 Issue
 
Summer/Fall 2013
Summer/Fall 2013

 

 

See Also:

Website featuring back issues on-line 



UPCOMING EVENTS
On the Diocesan Calendar

 

July 27 - Aug 2, 2014

Saint Andrew's Camp

Jewell NY

"Teen Week"

 

August 2, 2014

Christian Education

Conference  

NJ Deanery 

Randolph NJ

details & registration >

 

August 9, 2014

Christian Education

Conference 

NY State Deanery

Cohoes NY

details & registration >

 

August 16, 2014

Christian Education

Conference

NY City Deanery

East Meadow NY

details & registration >

 

August 21, 2014

ANNUAL DIOCESAN

"YOUTH DAY"

Jackson NJ

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

details & registration >

 

August 23, 2014

Annual Bicycle Ride

Saint Andrew's Camp

Jewell NY

information & registration >

 

August 25, 2014

Diocesan Council Meeting

Bronxville NY

11:00 a.m.

 

August 26, 2014

Council of

Presbyters Meeting 

Bronxville NY

 

September 3-4, 2014

Clergy Conference

Clifton NJ

details & agenda >

lodging accommodations >

 

October 6-11, 2014

Icon Workshop

Shirley NY

details/registration >

 

November 11-12, 2014

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY

Saints Peter & Paul Church

Endicott NY

 



Diocese of New York-New Jersey
33 Hewitt Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-779-6580 (Phone)
914-779-6581 (Fax)
info@nynjoca.org




 
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