Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/ 60 NEW BRUNSWICK NJ: Ordination of Father Samuel Davis to the Priesthood http://nynjoca.org/news_180512_1.html Sat, 12 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/New-Brunswick/New_Brunswick_ordination_2018.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: small;">[from Saint Tikhon's Seminary communications]</span>&nbsp; <strong>Deacon Samuel Davis</strong>, who enrolled in a one-year program of studies at Saint Tikhon's Theological Seminary this fall and decided to complete the whole degree program, was <strong>ordained to the Holy Priesthood</strong> by His Eminence Michael, Archbishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey om 21 April 2018. He was ordained in what has been a mission parish in the diocese, Saint Simon of Cyrene Mission in New Brunswick NJ. The mission anticipates reaching out to the African-American and Hispanic communities in the local area, and Father Samuel&rsquo;s ordination will allow this mission to work toward a more complete liturgical life. &nbsp;<em><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;"><strong>Axios!</strong></span>&nbsp; <span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">May God grant Father Samuel, Matushka Julitssa, and their children Isaac, Morgan, Ava, and Alexander, "Many Years!"&nbsp; </span></em><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><a href="https://stots.edu/public/sv/gallery.php?ssid=863" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View photos here &gt;</a></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_180512_1.html NEW YORK STATE DEANERY: Celebration of Archbishop Michael's Consecration Anniversary http://nynjoca.org/news_180510_1.html Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/8-Anniversay-Consecration/BANNER/Anniversary_8th_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 190%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Clergy and faithful of the <strong>New York State Deanery</strong> gathered in celebration of <strong>Archbishop Michael's 8th Anniversary of Consecration to the Episopacy</strong> on 9 May 2018 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Endicott NY. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was a joyous expression of rejoicing in the Lord and the blessing we have been given in the episcopal ministry of our pastor and shepherd who's perserverance, guidance, leadership, and faith are only surpassed by his fervent love&nbsp;for his spiritual flock. "Many Years!"</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_180510_1.html SUMMER CAMP CLEAN-UP http://nynjoca.org/news_180424_3.html Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Camp/Camp_cleanup_2018.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Saint Andrew's Camp</strong> (Jewell NY) is organizing a cleanup and work weekend for any and all volunteers that can assist. Projects this year include installing new flooring for the girls' and boys' dorms, general cleanup, and other projects depending on the number of people who can come. The dates are <strong>May 19-20, 2018</strong>. Come for as long as you are able! Accommodations are available at the camp. We are also working on obtaining a priest for Sunday morning on the camp grounds. If you are interested and able to help, please contact Tim Macko at <a href="mailto:georgetimothymacko@gmail.com">georgetimothymacko@gmail.com</a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_180424_3.html LITURGICAL MUSIC WORKSHOP: "Inspiring Children to Sing" http://nynjoca.org/news_180424_2.html Sat, 05 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/CoLM/KIDS_SINGING_2018.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Nothing is more beautiful than the sound of children singing -- at home, at school and at church. We invite parents, church school teachers, clergy, choir directors and others who may be interested in learning about how the child&rsquo;s singing voice develops from pre-school through the early teens. Songs and age-appropriate activities will be presented that will both inspire children to sing and help to develop their vocal and aural skills. The workshop is on <strong>SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018</strong> at Holy Apostles Church in Saddle Brook NJ.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><a href="/files/2018/CoLM/Music_Workshop_June_2018.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">information and registration &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_180424_2.html FIRST ANNUAL "BIBLE BOWL" http://nynjoca.org/news_180424_1.html Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Bible-Bowl/Bible_Bowl_2018.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The <strong>Bible Bowl</strong> is a quiz competition for teams of young people and adults. This year, all questions will come from the Gospel of Saint Mark as found in the Orthodox Study Bible. Teams are already forming in Yonkers NY, Syracuse NY, Princeton NJ, East Meadow NY, Clifton NJ, Endicott NY, Manville NJ, Saddlebrook NJ, and Ballston Spa NY. <strong>The competition will be held in Yonkers NY on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018</strong>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><a href="/files/2018/Bible-Bowl/Bible_Bowl_2018_flyer.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">details and registration &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_180424_1.html NEW ISSUE OF "FIRST FRUITS" http://nynjoca.org/news_180413_2.html Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/publications/Newsletters_BANNER_LOGO.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The newly released issue of the diocesan publication ...&nbsp;<em><strong>"First Fruits"</strong></em> ... is now available. <strong><a href="/newsletters.html">Go here &gt;&gt;&gt;</a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_180413_2.html MEMORY ETERNAL! CHRIST IS RISEN! http://nynjoca.org/news_180413_1.html Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Nehrebecki/FrJohnMemEtern.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Archpriest John Nehrebecki</strong>, 89, fell asleep in the Lord on Great and Holy Saturday morning, April 7, 2018.&nbsp; Father John was Pastor Emeritus of Christ the Savior Church, Paramus NJ, which he and his beloved wife, Matushka Eugenia, founded and faithfully served until his retirement in 2003.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><a href="https://oca.org/in-memoriam/archpriest-john-nehrebecki" target="_blank" rel="noopener">read more &gt;&gt;&gt;</a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_180413_1.html Great and Holy Friday http://nynjoca.org/news_180402_1.html Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/crucifixion_HolyFriday_2018.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 200%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-family: book antiqua;">Today the Master of creation stands before Pilate. Today the Creator of all is condemned to die on the Cross. Of His own will He is led as a Lamb to the slaughter. He Who fed His people with manna in the desert is transfixed with nails. His side is pierced, and a sponge of vinegar touches His lips. The Redeemer of the world is slapped on the face. The Maker of all is mocked by His own servants. How great is the Master&rsquo;s love for mankind! For those who crucified Him, He prayed to His Father, saying: <em>&ldquo;Forgive them this sin, for they know not what they do!&rdquo;&nbsp; </em><span style="font-size: small;">(Vespers of Holy Friday)</span></span></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_180402_1.html 2018 DISTINGUISHED DIOCESAN BENEFACTORS http://nynjoca.org/news_180302_1.html Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/DDB/DDB_2018_LOGO.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 190%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors</strong> have funded vital ministries throughout New York and New Jersey for several years. Parishes, youth, seminarians, and clergy have all benefitted through financial assistance, retreats, workshops, programs, and social/educational opportunities that help to nurture and grow the Body of Christ. Thanks to our DDBs, much has been accomplished as is being accomplished to this day. The fruits of their investment in the life of our diocese are obvious and the source of much joy. As we are in the midst of the Lenten journey to PASCHA, perhaps you will consider making a contribution to the 2018 DDB program, and join with many others in this blessed work. <strong>To learn more, please "click" on the image above ... and, thank-you!</strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_180302_1.html 2018 LENTEN TEEN RETREAT http://nynjoca.org/news_180210_1.html Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/Youth-Dept/2018_Lenten_Youth_retreat.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Registration is now open for the <strong>2018 Teen Retreat</strong> for those in Grades 7-12. The retreat will be held at <strong>Saint Basil's Academy in Garrison NY from Friday, March 16th - Sunday, March 18th</strong>. The retreat theme is "In the World, But Not of the World: Orthodox Christianity in a Complicated Religious Landscape." For addition information and easy on-line registration, please go <a href="https://mailchi.mp/ed1e85c452fa/new-upcoming-youth-events-636853?e=9a11d080ab" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">HERE </span></strong>&gt;&gt;&gt;</a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_180210_1.html ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL: 8th Anniversary of Consecration http://nynjoca.org/news_170504_1.html Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/Archbishop_Michael_2017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 200%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey express our prayerful congratulations to our beloved Archpastor, <strong>His Eminence, Archbishop MICHAEL</strong>, on the&nbsp;eighth Anniversary of his Consecration to the Episcopacy (May 8th) and of his enthronement as the Ruling Hierarch of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (May 9th). We are grateful to God and <em>Vladyka</em> for his continual outpouring of love, leadership, and dedication to the growth and salvation of his flock in this God-protected Diocese!</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170504_1.html PASCHA: The Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_4.html Sun, 08 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2013/Holy%20Week%20to%20PASCHA/PASCHA_2013_2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 200%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><em><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: large;">This is the day of resurrection! Let us be illumined by the feast! Let us embrace each other! Let us call &ldquo;brothers&rdquo; even those that hate us, and forgive all by the resurrection, and so let us cry: &ldquo;Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!&rdquo; </span></strong></span></em>(Paschal Canon)</p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 200%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="/files/2018/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pascha_2018.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Paschal Letter from Archbishop Michael &gt;</strong></span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_4.html Great and Holy Thursday http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_1.html Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/mystical_supper_2_2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 190%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><em><span style="color: #800080; font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">When Your glorious disciples were enlightened at the washing of their feet before the supper, then the impious Judas was darkened by the disease of avarice, and to the lawless judges he betrayed You, the Righteous Judge. Behold, O lover of money, this man Judas who because of avarice hanged himself. Flee from the insatiable desire which dared such things against the Master! O Lord who deals righteously with all, glory to You!</span></strong></span></em> (Troparion of Holy Thursday)</p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_1.html http://nynjoca.org/news_150403_5.html Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2013/Holy%20Week%20to%20PASCHA/holy-week-20132.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 200%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong><span style="color: #000000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: large;">As the Savior went to his passion, he said to his friends: <em>&ldquo;Everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another. Be at peace with one another and with every one. Be of humble mind, and you will be exalted. Acknowledge me as Lord! Praise and extol me to all ages."</em></span> </strong>(Matins of Holy Monday)</p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150403_5.html Great and Holy Saturday http://nynjoca.org/news_130430_3.html Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2013/Holy%20Week%20to%20PASCHA/epitaphion_2_3.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">The great Moses mystically foreshadowed this day when he said: &ldquo;God blessed the seventh day.&rdquo; This is the blessed Sabbath; this is the day of rest, on which the only-begotten Son of God rested from all His works. By suffering death to fulfill the plan of salvation, He kept the Sabbath in the flesh; by returning again to what He was, He has granted us eternal life through His Resurrection, for He alone is good and the Lover of man.</span></strong></span>&nbsp; (<span style="font-size: small;">Vespers of Holy Saturday)</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_130430_3.html PALM SUNDAY: Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem http://nynjoca.org/news_130425_2.html Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2013/Holy%20Week%20to%20PASCHA/Palm-Sunday.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 230%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><em><span style="color: #800080; font-family: georgia, palatino;"><strong>You have entered the Holy City, O Lord, riding on the colt of an ass; hastening to Your Passion that the Law and the Prophets might be fulfilled. The Hebrew children greeted You with palms and branches heralding Your victorious Resurrection. Blessed are You, O Savior!&nbsp; Have mercy on us!</strong>&nbsp; </span></em></span><span style="color: #800080; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">(Vespers of Palm Sunday)</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_130425_2.html