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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

Summer 2016



Spring/Summer 2015



Summer/Fall 2014



See Also:

Website featuring back issues on-line 

On the Diocesan Calendar



October 29, 2016

    Consecration of

      Holy Trinity



Elmira Heights NY

9:00 a.m.

event flyer >



November 1-2, 2016




Yonkers NY

website >



November 5, 2016

Music Conference:

"Singing with Spirit

and Understanding"

Assumption of

     the Virgin Church

Clifton NJ

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

registration >



November 11-12, 2016

   Fall Vocations Retreat

"St. John Chrysostom:

         Champion of the


    Saint Tikhon's Seminary

    information & register >



November 11-13, 2016

Annual Diocesan

Girls Retreat

Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY

    event flyer >

      registration >

         chaperones >



November 18-19, 2016



   Warwick Retreat Center

    Warwick NY

details >



February 10-12, 2017

  Altar Server


Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY



March 10-12, 2017


Youth Retreat


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

Diocese of New York-New Jersey; 33 Hewitt Avenue; Bronxville, NY 10708; 914-779-6580

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