Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/ 60 BRICK NJ: Celebration of 200 Years of Marriage! http://nynjoca.org/news_150831_1.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-23/Brick_NJ_23_AUG_2015_001.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="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">On Sunday, 23 August 2015, Archbishop Michael made an annual Archpastoral visit to the <strong>Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Brick, NJ</strong>. After the Divine Liturgy, His Eminence presented <em>gramotas</em> (recognition certificates of honor) to Dennis and Ann Marie Gahr, who celebrate 50 years of marriage this year. <em>Gramotas</em> were also presented to five parish couples celebrating 30 years of marriage: Thomas &amp; Deborah Anderson, Thomas &amp; Catherine Berger, Archpriest Gary &amp; Matushka Mary Breton, Steven &amp; Natalie May, and William &amp; Linda Washenko.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150831_1.html BUFFALO NY: Church Listed on National Register of Historic Places http://nynjoca.org/news_150829_2.html Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Buffalo/Buffalo_news_AUG2015_BANNER.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="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church</strong>, the oldest Orthodox Christian Church in Buffalo NY, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is excellent news not only for the parish but for&nbsp;the immediate neighborhood. A letter sent to the parish from the New York State Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation states: <em><strong>"Listing on the National Register recognizes the importance of these properties to the history of our counrty and provides them with a measure of protection."</strong> </em>Read more <span style="color: #800000;"><a href="https://www.peterandpauloca.com/2015/08/28/saints-peter-and-paul-church-is-now-on-the-national-register-of-historic-places/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #800000;">HERE</span></a>!</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150829_2.html A NOTE FROM FATHER JOSEPH CHUPECK http://nynjoca.org/news_150829_1.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Chupeck/Joseph_Chupeck_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 170%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">June 15, 2015: </span></span><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Dearly Beloved Archbishop Michael, devoted Clergy and all the Faithful of our Diocese and neighbors:</strong> <em>Bless Master!</em> My words to you all are late in coming, for only now my health and interests have returned. Thanks be to the Physician of soul and body for His Grace of healing! You also have worked no small part in this healing process, for my renewed life has been borne of your prayers.&nbsp; I have also been humbled by the other expressions of your compassion. Please accept my gratitude for all that you have done for my family and me. With love, Archpriest Joseph T. Chupeck</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150829_1.html Happy Birthday http://nynjoca.org/news_150828_1.html Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-29/Archbishop_2015_BANNER.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="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Saturday, 29 August, marks the occasion of the birthday <strong>His Eminence, Archbishop Michael</strong>. Of all the things that can be said about our beloved <em><strong>&ldquo;Vladika&rdquo;</strong></em> perhaps the most concise is that he is very well known to all of us, and we are all very well known by him; he is loved by his spiritual flock, and he manifests his love for us continually. From end to end and top to bottom of our diocese, his perpetual travels, infectious enthusiasm, Archpastoral care and guidance are truly extraordinary. <em><strong>&ldquo;Happy Birthday!&rdquo;</strong> </em>and <em><strong>&ldquo;Many Years!&rdquo;</strong> </em>to Archbishop Michael.</span>&nbsp; </span><span style="color: #800080; font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva;"><strong><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: medium;"><em>Eis Polla, Eti Despota!</em></span></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150828_1.html 2015 ANNUAL DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY http://nynjoca.org/news_150820_1.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/ASSEMBLY/2015_Assembly_BANNER.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="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Archbishop Michael, in conjunction with the Diocesan Council, has scheduled the <strong>Annual Diocesan Assembly</strong> to be convened on <strong>10-11 November 2015 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in South River NJ</strong>. As a special guest, His Eminence has invited His Beatitude, Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada to the Assembly. Additional information, delegate certification forms, and reports will be published on this website soon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="/files/2015/ASSEMBLY/2015_Assembly_Announcement.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">announcement letter from the Chancellor &gt;</span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150820_1.html LANSING NY: Holy Apostles Mission Celebrates 5th Anniversary http://nynjoca.org/news_150815_1.html Sat, 15 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-09/Lansing_9_AUG_2015_BANNER.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="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The 5th Anniversary celebration of <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>Holy Apostles Mission in Lansing (Ithaca) NY</strong> </span>took place on the weekend of 8-9 August 2015. Archbishop Michael led the festivities having previously celebrated the 125th Anniversary of Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church in Buffalo NY, the oldest parish in the diocese. As a testimony to the faithful endurance of Orthodox Christians in the diocese and the blessings of the Lord, His Eminence followed the 125th Anniversary commemoration by traveling 150 miles south-east to lead the faithful of one of the youngest parishes in its anniversary celebration. Nine local clergy representing three jurisdictions as well as faithful from throughout the diocese and beyond came together to give thanks to God for the tremendous blessings that have been poured out on this young, vibrant community.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150815_1.html BUFFALO NY: Archpastoral Visit to a 125 Year-Old Parish http://nynjoca.org/news_150804_1.html Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-02/Buffalo_2_AUG_2015_BANNER.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="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">On 1-2 August 2015, Archbishop Michael made a pastoral visitation to one of the oldest parishes ... most likely <em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">the</span></em> oldest ... in the diocese of New York &amp; New Jersey, <strong>Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church</strong> in Buffalo NY. The faithful of both OCA Buffalo parishes (the other is Saint George Orthodox Church) as well as other local Orthodox parishes gathered for the occasion to be with His Eminence for the liturgical celebrations. To read more about Archbishop Michael's visit to Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church please visit <span style="color: #800000; text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="https://www.peterandpauloca.com/2015/08/04/archbishop-michael-august-1-2-2015/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #800000; text-decoration: underline;">HERE</span></a>!</strong></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150804_1.html CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CONFERENCES: “Darkness to Light” http://nynjoca.org/news_150730_1.html Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Church-School/Church_School_Conf_2015_008.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="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The <strong>Department of Christian Education</strong> conducted <strong>annual conferences</strong> regionally in the three Deaneries: 13 June at Christ the Savior Church, Paramus NJ; 20 June at Holy Trinity Church, East Meadow NY; 27 June at Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church, Endicott NY. Sixty-one church school coordinators and teachers attended the conferences. During opening remarks, Archbishop Michael said: <em><strong>&ldquo;Some say the youth is the future of the church. I say the church should be the future of our youth!&rdquo;</strong></em> Participant feedback was overwhelmingly positive with many stating it was extremely valuable information and exceeded all expectations.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150730_1.html 18th ALL-AMERICAN COUNCIL: Diocesan Video “As Seen on TV” http://nynjoca.org/news_150725_1.html Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/AAC/AAC_video_2015_BANNER.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="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The <strong>18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America</strong> [OCA] convened in Atlanta, Georgia on <strong>20-24 July 2015</strong>. Gathered in holy assembly were the bishops, priests, monastics, and laity representatives of the church in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The council, which meets every three years, seeks to build the unity of faith within the Body of Christ by sharing prayer, fellowship, sacramental communion, and to discern the grace and will of the Holy Spirit for today and the future. Each diocese of the OCA presented a brief look into its life with a focus on the theme: <strong><em>&ldquo;How to Expand the Mission.&rdquo;</em> </strong>The fourteen-minute video from the diocese of New York and New Jersey presented to the AAC is available for viewing <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/133580604"><strong>here</strong></a>!</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/133580604"><span style="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">see the video now &gt;</span></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="http://oca.org/history-archives/aacs/the-18th-all-american-council" target="_blank"><strong><span style="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">more information on the AAC &gt;</span></strong></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150725_1.html DISTINGUISHED DIOCESAN BENEFACTORS Support Vital Ministries http://nynjoca.org/news_150707_1.html Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/VFOF/DDB-2015/DDB_2015_BANNER_JULY.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">With flowers of the field blossoming and the delightfully sweet fragrances of summer, the life of the diocese is flourishing thanks to the dedication and contributions of our <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><span style="font-size: large;">D</span>istinguished <span style="font-size: large;">D</span>iocesan <span style="font-size: large;">B</span>enefactors [DDB].</strong> </span>You can join their commitment to support our mission parishes, seminarians, struggling older parishes, and more, by adding your name to the 137 individuals, parishes and organizations that have become DDBs already this year. Last year, DDBs contributed $157,000 enabling ministries and outreach that would have been impossible without their loving, sacrificial support. Complete information about becoming a DDB including a convenient on-line contribution option may be found <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html">HERE</a></span><span style="color: #800000;">!</span></strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/2015_ddb_honor_roll.html"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">see the 2015 DDB &ldquo;Honor Roll&rdquo; &gt;</span></strong></span></a></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">become a DDB now &gt;</span></a></span></strong></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150707_1.html "JACOB'S WELL" - New Edition Now Available! http://nynjoca.org/news_150703_1.html Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Jacobs-Well/Jacob_Well_Summer_2015_BANNER.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-family: tahoma; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">A new edition of the official diocesan publication, <strong>&ldquo;Jacob&rsquo;s Well,&rdquo;</strong> is now available on-line! &nbsp;Printed copies of this highly acclaimed magazine have been sent to all parishes for distribution to parishioners and visitors, and to provide a wonderful outreach to shut-ins and &ldquo;seekers&rdquo; interested in Orthodoxy. This current edition, and previous publications, may be viewed on the "Jacob's Well" website. Get the current edition (<em>Read-All-About-it!</em>) &nbsp;<a href="/files/2015/Jacobs-Well/Jacobs_Well_Spring_Summer_2015.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong><span style="color: #000080;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">HERE</span></span>&nbsp;&gt;</strong></span></a></span></p> <p style="line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: right;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma; font-size: small;"><span style="color: #0066cc;"><a href="/jacobswell.html">"Jacob's Well" website &gt;</a></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150703_1.html Archpastoral Letter: Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage http://nynjoca.org/news_150627_2.html Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/marriage_7s6.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 190%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">In a letter addressed to the clergy and faithful of the diocese regarding the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages, Archbishop Michael provides instruction and guidance. In part, he writes: <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em><strong>"Today we have heard the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn all bans of same-sex marriages by states.&nbsp; In doing so, it has declared such unions as being a constitutional right.&nbsp; This means that same-sex marriages can be legally performed in all states of our country. Despite this announcement, nothing has changed the teaching of our Holy Orthodox Church."</strong></em></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 190%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2015/Archpastoral-Letters/2015_Archpastoral_Letter_Ruling_on_Marriage.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="color: #000000; font-family: arial; font-size: medium;">read the Archpastoral Letter &gt;</span></strong></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150627_2.html “Exercising Our Faith”: Walkers and Bikers Support Church and Camp http://nynjoca.org/news_150627_1.html Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Run-for-Church/Walk_For_Church_2015_BANNER.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="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">On Saturday, 13 June 2015,&nbsp; sixty-seven participants from several New Jersey parishes met for the annual <strong>&ldquo;Run/Walk for the Church&rdquo;</strong> to run and walk together on a course beginning and ending at Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church in&nbsp;South River&nbsp;NJ. Participants enjoyed fellowship with each other, Archbishop Michael, and the Mayor of South River NJ, while celebrating the 20th anniversary of the annual &ldquo;Run/Walk for the Church.&rdquo; Similarly, <span style="color: #008000;"><strong>Saint Andrew&rsquo;s camp hosts an annual &ldquo;Bike Ride&rdquo;</strong></span> <strong><span style="color: #008000;">fund raiser, scheduled for 22 August 2015</span>.</strong>&nbsp; See the event details in the &ldquo;Upcoming Events&rdquo; section of this website!</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150627_1.html DIOCESAN YOUTH DAY: 20 AUGUST 2015 in Jackson NJ http://nynjoca.org/news_150613_1.html Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Youth-Day/Youth_Day_BANNER22.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: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: medium;">REGISTER EARLY for the <strong>Annual Diocesan Youth Day at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson NJ on Thursday, 20 August, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.</strong>&nbsp; The admission cost of $30 includes all adventure park fees, round-trip bus transportation from Saint Mary&rsquo;s Church, and a meal voucher! <span style="color: #ff0000;">Reservations must be made by 10 August 2015.</span> The event is for all diocesan youth and their friends, from elementary school to college ... for a day of fun and fellowship.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #800000;"><a href="/files/2015/Youth-Day/2015_YOUTH-DAY_FLYER.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: medium;">information &amp; registration &gt;</span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150613_1.html DIACONAL FORMATION PROGRAM http://nynjoca.org/news_150605_1.html Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Diaconal-Propgram/DiaconalFormation_2015_announce.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="color: #003300; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The <strong>Diocesan Diaconal Formation</strong> <strong>Program</strong> immerses students in the life of the Orthodox Church through serving in the altar, singing in the choir, and studying Scripture, Church History, Liturgics, and Spirituality. The Diaconal Formation program meets every Saturday from September to December (Fall Semester) and January to May (Spring Semester). <strong>Students attend one of two campuses: Endicott NY or Philadelphia PA.</strong> Completion of the course of studies fulfills the necessary academic requirements for ordination to the Holy Diaconate. In accordance with Canon Law, all decisions regarding ordination rest with the diocesan hierarch. <span style="color: #003366; font-family: book antiqua;"><strong><em>Men among the laity interested in pursuing theological study, spiritual formation, and liturgical training, and sense they might be called to the diaconal ministry, are encouraged to seek guidance from their parish priest.</em></strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2015/Diaconal-Program/deacon_program_2015_endicott.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="color: #003300; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #0000ff;">Endicott NY Campus information</span> &gt;</span></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2015/Diaconal-Program/deacon_program_2015_philly.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="color: #003300; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #008000;">Philadelphia PA Campus information</span> &gt;</span></strong></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150605_1.html TRENTON NJ: “Doing the Work of the Gospel” http://nynjoca.org/news_150531_1.html Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/05-28/Trenton_NJ_28MAY2015_002.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="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Seven Trenton NJ churches were awarded monies presented by Mayor Eric Jackson at City Hall on May 28, 2015.&nbsp; <strong>Saint Vladimir Orthodox Church</strong> was awarded $9,000 <span style="font-size: small;">($8,000 from this program and an additional $1,000 from another source)</span> to cooperate with the <em><strong>&ldquo;Faithful Families Eating Smart Moving More&rdquo;</strong></em> program. Saint Vladimir Church is the only Orthodox Christian parish to be awarded the grant that supports and engenders many possibilities for the parish.&nbsp; Among them we will be partnering with ISLES, a non-profit organization specializing in planting community gardens.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150531_1.html Archpastoral Letter for Pentecost 2015 /files/2015/Archpastoral-Letters/Pentecost_2015_Archpastoral_Letter.pdf Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2015/Archpastoral-Letters/Pentecost_2015_Archpastoral_Letter.pdf OCF First Forty Days Initiative /files/2015/RELEASES/OCF_First_40_Days_Letter_15MAY2015.pdf Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2015/RELEASES/OCF_First_40_Days_Letter_15MAY2015.pdf Release 2015.4.1 (Lenten Youth Retreat) /files/2015/RELEASES/Release_2015_4_1.pdf Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2015/RELEASES/Release_2015_4_1.pdf Archpastoral Letter for PASCHA 2015 /files/2015/Archpastoral-Letters/2015_PASCHA_letter_v3.pdf Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2015/Archpastoral-Letters/2015_PASCHA_letter_v3.pdf