Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/ 60 CHURCH SCHOOL CONFERENCES: Planned for All Three Deaneries! http://nynjoca.org/news_160722_1.html Fri, 22 Jul 2016 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/2016/Church-School/2016_Church_School_Conf_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: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: medium;">All who are, or would like to be, involved in the Christian education of our youth are invited to attend. The conference leader is Jennifer Hock, founder of <span style="font-family: helvetica;"><a href="http://illumination-learning.com/main/" target="_blank">illumination-learning.com</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Specific dates and locations are posted in the "Upcoming Events" section of this homepage. For complete details and registration, please go <a href="/files/2016/Church-School-Conf/2016ConferenceFlyer.pdf" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160722_1.html FATHER JOHN NEHREBECKI: 64th Anniversary of Ordination http://nynjoca.org/news_160712_1.html Tue, 12 Jul 2016 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/2016/Paramus-NJ/4-July/Paramus_4_July_2016_007.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 160%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">July 4th marked the <strong>64th anniversary of ordination to the Priesthood of Father John Nehrebecki</strong>. Archbishop Michael celebrated the Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Church in Paramus NJ. Over sixty faithful attended the Monday morning Liturgy. Following the dismissal, Father John spoke of his parents&rsquo; example of piety and faithfulness. Besides attending services for every Sunday and Feast Day, they provided a separate room in their house for the poor and destitute. Sunday meals were an occasion to speak about the Gospel reading and homily. This churchly life formed a desire for the priesthood in young John, who would go on to found over ten parishes in New Jersey.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160712_1.html SYRACUSE NY: Centennial Anniversary of Saints Peter & Paul Church http://nynjoca.org/news_160709_1.html Fri, 15 Jul 2016 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/2016/Syracuse-NY/Syracuse_26_June_2016_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: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">It was a two day observance of gratitude and celebration as <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Orthodox Church in Syracuse NY</strong> commemorated their <strong>100th Anniversary</strong>. Saturday, 25 June, found five priests at the Holy Altar celebrating the Divine Liturgy with prayers for the&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;Founding Fathers"&nbsp;</em>and those who sustained the parish over the last hundred years. A fellowship brunch followed in the Church Parlors. The next day (Sunday, 26 June) began with the Church filled with faithful as they awaited Archbishop Michael&rsquo;s entrance into the Temple for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. His Eminence was presented with a bouquet of roses by Elena Kantor; traditional bread and salt by Alexander Scott Anderson (parish warden); and the Holy Cross by Archpriest John Chupeck (parish rector).</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160709_1.html DIOCESAN YOUTH DAY: Thursday, 25 August 2016 http://nynjoca.org/news_160706_1.html Wed, 20 Jul 2016 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/2016/Youth-Ministry/2016_YouthDay_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="color: #333333; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: large;">The <span style="color: #0000ff; background-color: #ffff00;"><strong>Annual Diocesan Youth Day</strong> </span>will take place on <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thursday, 25 August, at Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park in Jackson NJ</strong></span>. Complete information and registration documents are available <span style="color: #993300;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="/files/2016/Youth-Ministry/2016_YOUTH_DAY_Registration.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #993300; text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a></span></strong>.</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160706_1.html UPCOMING EVENTS: Department of Youth Ministry http://nynjoca.org/news_160702_1.html Sat, 02 Jul 2016 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/2016/Youth-Ministry/YouthMinistry2016_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="color: #000000; font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: medium;">The Department of Youth Ministry has several special events planned for the upcoming months:&nbsp; <strong>YOUTH DAY</strong> (August 25th), <strong>SAINT ANDREW&rsquo;S CAMP BIKE RIDE</strong> (August 27th), <strong>GIRLS RETREAT</strong> (November 11th), <strong>ALTAR SERVERS RETREAT</strong> (February 10-12, 2017), and more! Additional information and registration will be available and listed in the "upcoming events" section of this website. See the 2016-2017 Upcoming Events flyer <span style="color: #993300;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="/files/2016/Youth-Ministry/Youth_2016_Events.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #993300; text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a></span></strong></span>.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160702_1.html ROCHESTER NY: Recognition and Appreciation for DDBs http://nynjoca.org/news_160627_1.html Mon, 27 Jun 2016 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/2016/Rochester-NY/DDB/2016_DDB_Rochester_NY.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 the Sunday of All Saints, 26 June 2016, the <strong>2015 Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors of Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY</strong> received certificates of appreciation <em>(gramota)</em> signed by Archbishop Michael. To those present (8 of the parish&rsquo;s 16 DDBs), Father Ken James Stavrevsky said: <em><strong>&ldquo;Your contributions&nbsp;provide seminarians with scholarships, mission parishes with essential support, and older parishes with revitalization.&rdquo;</strong></em> The parish community&nbsp;also contributed an additional &nbsp;$1,000 last year in support of the DDB program. The 2016 DDB is now underway and, to date, $92,000 has been contributed by DDBs from throughout the diocese and beyond. For information on the DDB and an invitation to join them, please go <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html"><span style="color: #0000ff;">HERE</span></a></strong></span>! </span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160627_1.html Bringing the Orthodox Christian Faith to the African-American Community http://nynjoca.org/news_160621_1.html Mon, 04 Jul 2016 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/2016/African_American/African_American_BANNER_June2016.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 diocese will sponsor a seminar-workshop on outreach to African-Americans led by Deacon Turbo Qualls and Father Alexei Altschul of the Brotherhood of Saint Moses the Black. The seminar includes lunch and concludes with Vespers. While designed primarily for clergy, lay ministry leaders and interested laymen are encouraged to attend. The conference is free of charge at <strong>Saints Peter and Paul Church, 605 Washington Avenue, Manville NJ on Saturday, 16 July 2016 ~ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #800000;"><strong><a href="/files/2016/Releases/Release_2016_3_1.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">information and details &gt;</span></a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160621_1.html HOLY PENTECOST: The Descent of the Holy Spirit http://nynjoca.org/news_160616_1.html Fri, 24 Jun 2016 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/Pentecost_2014_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="color: #008000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">The great feast-day of <strong>Holy Pentecost</strong>, 50 days after Pascha, was on Sunday, 19 June 2016. In his annual archpastoral letter commemorating this holy day, Archbishop Michael writes, in part: <strong><em>"The gift of the Holy Spirit that we have received is not a static one, but a transforming and sanctifying power leading human beings to accomplish the will of God. The Church&rsquo;s leaders are exhorted: 'Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you guardians, to feed the Church of the Lord' (Acts 20:28). This 'gift' of the Holy Spirit is given to both the clergy and the laity who belong to the true Church &ndash; in the Sacrament of Chrismation, our personal Pentecost, following Baptism (our personal Pascha)."</em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pentecost_2016.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="color: #008000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">read the Archpastoral Letter &gt;</span></strong></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160616_1.html NY STATE DEANERY: DDB Appreciation Dinner http://nynjoca.org/news_160613_1.html Mon, 13 Jun 2016 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/2016/DDB/NYS-Appreciation/NYS_2016_DDB_apprec_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;">Nearly 70 Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors from the New York State Deanery were hosted by Archbishop Michael for an appreciation dinner in Syracuse NY on 5 June 2016. Those recognized had offered financial support during the previous year to the program which focuses on seminarian scholarships, assistance to mission parishes, and revitalization of older parishes. Complete information with an invitation (with the option of secure on-line contributions) to join the efforts of our 2016 DDBs is available <strong><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">here</span>!</a></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160613_1.html ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: 40 Days after PASCHA (June 9, 2016) http://nynjoca.org/news_160606_1.html Mon, 06 Jun 2016 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/2016/Ascension/ascension_icon_2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 220%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><em><strong><span style="color: #993300; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">When You had fulfilled the dispensation for our sake and united earth to heaven, You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, not being parted from those who love You; but remaining with them and crying: "</span><span style="color: #993300; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">I am with you and no one will be against you!"&nbsp;</span> </span><span style="color: #993300; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: small;">(Kontakion Hymn)</span></span></strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #993300; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://oca.org/saints/lives/2016/06/09/42-the-ascension-of-our-lord" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: medium;">read more &gt;</span></a></span></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160606_1.html “ORDER OF SAINT ROMANOS” awarded to ALEKSEI SHIPOVALNIKOV http://nynjoca.org/news_160525_1.html Fri, 27 May 2016 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/2016/Order-of-Romanos/Order_of_Romanos_2016_Aleksei_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 visit of Archbishop Michael to <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church&nbsp;in Jersey City NJ</strong> on the weekend of 21-22 May 2016 went beyond the regular annual visitation. Following Saturday Vespers, His Eminence greeted and spoke with the faithful and, at the conclusion of the Sunday Liturgy, on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops (Orthodox Church in America) he awarded the <strong><em>&ldquo;Order of Saint Romanos&rdquo;</em> to Aleksei Shipovalnikov</strong>. The Holy Synod conferred this honor for extraordinary contributions in the field of liturgical music.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160525_1.html TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS: Exploring How to Serve in the Church http://nynjoca.org/news_160523_1.html Tue, 14 Jun 2016 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/2016/Explore-Calling/explore_ministry_2016_004.jpg&archive=0&final_h=72&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;"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><strong>UPDATED:</strong></span> Young people, high school freshman to college graduate 20-somethings, from the Orthodox Church in America and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese gathered at <strong>Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in New York City on 14 May 2016</strong> to hear the stories of men and women who followed a calling to serve Christ and His Church. The day started off with a prayer service <em>(molieben)</em> led by Father Christopher Calin (Cathedral Dean). Afterward the discussion format made for an intimate setting and allowed for lively dialogue. <strong>The day concluded with a trip to Saint Vladimir's Seminary for a tour and&nbsp;talk by Dr. Peter Bouteneff. </strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Sharing his own calling to ministry as a lay theologian of the Church, Dr. Bouteneff discussed&nbsp;programs&nbsp;available at the seminary.</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160523_1.html Archbishop Michael Celebrates 6th Anniversary of His Episcopacy http://nynjoca.org/news_160512_1.html Thu, 12 May 2016 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/2016/Archbishop/9MAY2016_Yonkers_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 Monday, 9 May 2016, several clergy members, altar servers, and Matushki gathered from across the Diocese at Holy Trinity Church in Yonkers NY to join with His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, in celebrating the Divine Liturgy with special thanksgiving to God for <strong>Archbishop Michael's sixth anniversary of consecration to the episcopacy (May 8) and enthronement in the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (May 9)</strong>.&nbsp; <span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;"><em>May God grant His Eminence many, many more years of blessed and fruitful service as our Archpastor!</em> <em>"Eis polla eti, Despota!"</em></span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160512_1.html “Go … make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them …” http://nynjoca.org/news_160509_1.html Sat, 21 May 2016 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/2016/Baptism-Chrismation/2016_Baptism_Chrismations_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="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">During the season of Holy PASCHA we sing: <em><strong>&ldquo;As many as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ&rdquo;</strong></em></span> (Galatians 3:27). Traditionally, catechumens are received into the Church by sacramental rite (baptism and/or anointing with Holy Chrism) especially during this period of the liturgical year. <em><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">We welcome all the newly illumined members of the Body of Christ -- His Holy Church.</span></strong></em></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160509_1.html ARCHPASTORAL LETTER for GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA 2016 http://nynjoca.org/news_160427_1.html Wed, 27 Apr 2016 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/2016/Archbishop/PASCHA_2016_Letter_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium;">Archbishop Michael has issued an archpastoral letter to the faithful of the diocese for the feast-day of Our Lord's PASCHA: His glorious Resurrection from the dead. In part he writes, <em><strong>"Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! On this joyous day, my beloved, let us truly celebrate! But let us also remember: We do not really belong to ourselves. We belong to the One Who has redeemed us! Our will should always depend upon His! For this reason we say in the Lord&rsquo;s Prayer: 'Thy will be done!' Yes, we belong to the Risen Savior ... the One Who has triumphed on Holy Pascha! We belong to the Resurrected Christ ... the One Who promises us: 'I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, yet shall he live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die' (John 11:25- 26). We belong to the Lord of Glory ... the God Who loves us more than we love ourselves!"</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pascha_2016.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium;">read the Archpastoral letter &gt;</span></strong></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_160427_1.html PASCHA: The Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_4.html Sun, 01 May 2016 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/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;"><a href="/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pascha_2016.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #008000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;"><strong>Archpastoral Letter &gt;</strong></span></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_4.html Great and Holy Saturday http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_3.html Sat, 30 Apr 2016 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/2013/Holy%20Week%20to%20PASCHA/epitaphion_2_3.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;"><span style="color: #800080;"><em><span style="font-size: large;"><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></em>&nbsp; <span style="color: #333333;">(Vespers of Holy Saturday)</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_3.html Great and Holy Friday http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_2.html Fri, 29 Apr 2016 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/2012/Holy%20Week/Holy_Friday_2012_logo.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;"><em><span style="color: #800080;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: large;">Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the tree of the cross.&nbsp; The King of the Angels is adorned with a crown of thorns.&nbsp; He who wraps the heavens in clouds is wrapped in a purple robe of mockery.&nbsp; He who is the new Adam, manifested at His baptism in the Jordan, is slapped on the face.&nbsp; The Bridegroom of the Church is affixed to the cross with nails.&nbsp; The Son of the Virgin is crucified and pierced by a spear.&nbsp; We worship Your passion, O Christ!&nbsp; We worship Your passion, O Christ!&nbsp; We worship Your passion, O Christ!&nbsp; Show us also Your glorious resurrection!&nbsp;</span></strong></span></em> (Antiphon Fifteen)</p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_2.html Great and Holy Thursday http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_1.html Thu, 28 Apr 2016 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/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 Sun, 24 Apr 2016 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/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 Archpastoral Letter: Pentecost http://nynjoca.org/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pentecost_2016.pdf Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pentecost_2016.pdf Release # 2016.3.1 (Outreach to African-American Community) http://nynjoca.org/files/2016/Releases/Release_2016_3_1.pdf Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/files/2016/Releases/Release_2016_3_1.pdf Archpastoral Letter: PASCHA 2016 http://nynjoca.org/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pascha_2016.pdf Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pascha_2016.pdf Archpastoral Letter: Beginning of Great Lent http://nynjoca.org/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/2016_Archpastoral_Letter_Great_Lent.pdf Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/files/2016/Archpastoral-Letters/2016_Archpastoral_Letter_Great_Lent.pdf