Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/ 60 RANDOLPH NJ: Archpastoral Visit & Priestly Award http://nynjoca.org/news_150128_1.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/01-25/Randolph_25_JAN_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;">Very early Sunday morning, 25 January, Bishop Michael stepped off a <em>&ldquo;red-eye&rdquo;</em> flight from California and proceeded directly to Randolph NJ and <strong>Holy Trinity Church</strong> for a full day of activities. A primary purpose of his visit was to award an honorary <span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Gold Cross </span>to the parish rector, <strong>Father David R. Fox</strong>. In recognition of faithful and dedicated service, all present echoed <strong><em>&ldquo;Axios!&rdquo; (he is worthy!)</em> </strong>as this priestly distinction was conferred upon Father David. A fellowship luncheon followed the celebration of a joyful Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150128_1.html 2015 ALTAR SERVER RETREAT http://nynjoca.org/news_150115_3.html Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Altar-Server-Retreat/2015_Altar_Server_Retreat_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;"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><strong>DON'T DELAY! REGISTER NOW!</strong></span> <span style="color: #003300;">The <strong>Annual Diocesan Altar Server Retreat</strong> will be held at <strong>Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY from 6-8 February 2015</strong>.&nbsp;<strong>There is no charge to participate in the retreat but early registration is essential.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="/files/2015/Altar-Server-Retreat/2015_Altar_Server_Retreat_Registration.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-family: arial;"><strong><span style="color: #000000; font-size: medium;">details &amp; registration &gt;</span></strong></span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150115_3.html “JACOB’S WELL” Submission of Articles http://nynjoca.org/news_150126_1.html Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Jacobs-Well/Jacobs_Well_FALL2014_COVER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&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;">Our diocesan publication, <strong>&ldquo;Jacob&rsquo;s Well,&rdquo;</strong> is seeking the submission of articles for the Spring issue. The theme of the issue will be: <strong><em>&ldquo;The Spiritual Discipline of Hospitality.&rdquo;</em></strong> <span style="color: #800000;">Deadline for articles is <strong>2 March 2015</strong>.</span> Questions and article submissions should to directed to the editor, Father John Shimchick&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small;"><a href="mailto:frjs@aol.com"><span style="color: #000000;">frjs@aol.com</span></a>&nbsp;</span>. Father Shimchick also wishes to share additional information about his recent trip to Poland <em>&ldquo;finding family and faith&rdquo;</em> as featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer. The article is available on-line <span style="color: #666699; text-decoration: underline;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://articles.philly.com/2015-01-05/travel/57668680_1_family-history-letters-orthodox-church" target="_blank"><span style="color: #666699; text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a></span>.</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150126_1.html MANVILLE NJ: “Yolka 2015” http://nynjoca.org/news_150121_1.html Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/01-11/YOLKA_Manville_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 church of <strong>Saints Peter and Paul in Manville NJ</strong> celebrated their annual parish &ldquo;Yolka&rdquo; on Sunday, 11 January 2015. In the spirit of the Nativity/Theophany season, the children of the parish offered a marvelously unique presentation from the <span style="color: #333300;"><strong><em>&ldquo;Orthodox News Network&rdquo;</em></strong> </span>that was both informative and highly entertaining: <span style="color: #333300;"><strong><em>&ldquo;Breaking News - A Star Appears Over Bethlehem!&rdquo;&nbsp;</em> </strong></span>To view their delightfully creative performance click on <span style="color: #800000; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">'more information' </span>below.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150121_1.html SADDLE BROOK NJ: Great Blessing of Water http://nynjoca.org/news_150115_1.html Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Theophany/SaddleBrook_waterbless2015_001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=77&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">In the days of festal commemoration of <strong>Our Lord's Theophany</strong> (6 January), parishes throughout the diocese celebrated the traditional "blessing of water" in various ways.&nbsp; On Sunday, 11 January, members of <strong>Holy Apostles Church in Saddle Brook NJ</strong> took a chilly five-minute walk to the Saddle River and performed the rite of Great Blessing of Waters.<em> "It's a way to bless and sanctify all of creation,"</em> said Father Matthew Brown <span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: medium;">(parish rector)</span></span>. <em>"The blessing was held this day because it is the first Sunday after Theophany, which is celebrated on January 6th."</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="http://www.northjersey.com/news/for-saddle-brook-church-members-river-blessing-symbolizes-christ-s-baptism-1.1190645" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">read the local newspaper story &gt;</span></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150115_1.html WATERVLIET NY: Parish Feast-Day and Archpastoral Visit http://nynjoca.org/news_150106_3.html Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/01-01/Watervliet_1_JAN_2015_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: #333399; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Saint Basil's Orthodox Church</strong> in Watervliet (Maplewood) NY celebrated its patronal feast-day in commemoration of Saint Basil the Great on Thursday, 1 January 2015. Starting with the Vigil on Wednesday evening and continuing on Thursday morning with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Bishop Michael and the faithful of the parish celebrated the feast. His Grace awarded Father Peter Olsen (parish rector) the <em>Jeweled Cross</em>, a gift from the faithful for Father Peter&rsquo;s 30+ years of dedicated service to the church. The "Saint Basil&rsquo;s Bread" <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em>(Vasilopita)</em></span> was blessed by Bishop Michael, according to tradition, and distributed to parishioners at the conclusion of the service.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150106_3.html ROCHESTER & BUFFALO NY: Fellowship in Upstate~Western New York http://nynjoca.org/news_150106_2.html Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2015/3_JAN_2014_Waterpark_001.JPG&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=86&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 170%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Open Sans; font-size: medium;">On Saturday, 3 January, parishioners from <strong>Saint George Church in Buffalo NY </strong>and<strong> Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY</strong> met <em>"half-way"</em> for family fun and fellowship at Palm Island Indoor Water Park (Batavia NY). The day featured fun on the waterslides, pool basketball, and lots of splashing. As children enjoyed the water fun, adults discussed ways the parishes could collaborate and support one another in the future. Coordinating the event were Sub-Deacon Sean McNulty and Deacon (Dr) Mark Hoeplinger, both graduates of the Diocesan Diaconal&nbsp;Formation Program.&nbsp;</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150106_2.html SYRACUSE NY: Retreat and Blessings at Saints Peter & Paul Church http://nynjoca.org/news_150106_1.html Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Syracuse-Retreat/Syracuse_2014_Advent_Retreat_005.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=87&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;">Bishop Michael's fervent commitment to preach and teach the Gospel was manifested at <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church in Syracuse NY</strong> on <strong>13-14 December 2014</strong>.&nbsp; On Saturday, many parishioners and visitors were treated during the annual Advent Retreat to a tremendous <em>"Overview of the Gospel of Saint John"</em> with an emphasis on <em>"The Good Shepherd."</em>&nbsp; On Sunday, Bishop Michael celebrated the Divine Liturgy and blessed six new stained glass windows, installed to complete the Handicap Access Project in the church.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150106_1.html CHRIST IS BORN! LET US GLORIFY HIM! http://nynjoca.org/news_141220_1.html Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/LiOF_Nativity_2013_video_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=49&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">His Grace, Bishop Michael, offers an <strong>Archpastoral Letter to the faithful</strong> of the diocese on the celebration of <strong>Our Lord's Nativity.</strong> In part, he writes: <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em><strong>"On this most joyous Feast, let us unite together as a diocesan family, each in his own parish, and raise our voices in hymns of praise of the Incarnate One born of the Theotokos. Let us open our hearts to the gift of His love in His becoming one of us to die for our salvation; and let us renew our commitment to His way of life, begun at our baptism. Come, let us worship Him as our God! &hellip;not just this day, but at every opportunity through the coming new year!"</strong></em></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2014/Releases/2014_Nativity_Archpastoral_Letter.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="color: #800000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">read the Archpastoral Letter &gt;</span></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #008000;"><a href="http://vimeo.com/82413392" target="_blank"><span style="color: #008000; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: small;"><strong>watch Bishop Michael's "Nativity of Christ" video &gt;</strong></span></a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141220_1.html UPSTATE NEW YORK: Celebrations of Saint Nicholas & Christmas "Yolka" http://nynjoca.org/news_150105_2.html Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/YOLKA/Watervliet_14DEC2014_010.jpg&archive=0&final_h=75&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">A traditional Christmas <em>"Yolka"</em> complete with a children's Nativity play, sing-a-long, and visit by beloved Saint Nicholas was celebrated at <strong>Saint Basil Church in Watervliet NY</strong> on Sunday, 14 December.&nbsp; The previous Sunday, <strong>Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester NY</strong> celebrated <em>"Saint Nicholas Day"</em> with a children's sermon on the life of the saint, gold coins filled with chocolate placed in the shoes of little ones left near the saint's icon following the Liturgy, a breakfast fellowship, and the decorating of the parish Christmas tree. Similar celebrations took place in various locations around the diocese.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150105_2.html BAYONNE NJ: Celebration of Saint Andrew & Saint Nicholas http://nynjoca.org/news_141211_1.html Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Bayonne/Bayonne_30NOV2014_001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=75&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">A commemoration of the Holy Apostle Andrew <em>"the First-Called"</em> and Saint Nicholas <em>"the Wonderworker"</em> was celebrated at <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Orthodox Church</strong> in Bayonne NJ on Sunday evening, 30 November 2014. The New Jersey District of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA) gathers at this time each year in remembrance of the organization&rsquo;s patron, Saint Andrew. Fellowship followed in the church hall where His Grace, Bishop Michael, gave an inspirational talk about saints and their importance in our spiritual lives.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141211_1.html MEDFORD NJ: Christmas Cookies of Appreciation http://nynjoca.org/news_150105_3.html Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/12-08/Medford_2014_Christmas_Cookies_001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=68&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #800000; font-family: Open Sans; font-size: medium;">Members of the <strong>Woman-2-Woman&rsquo;s Group</strong> at the <strong>Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross</strong> in Medford NJ gathered on Monday, 8 December, to assemble trays of Christmas Cookies. The cookies will be delivered to homebound parishioners and to Medford community servants: fire, police, and EMT squads. <em><strong>"Our hope is they will know that we remember them in our prayers,"</strong></em> said Father John Shimchick (parish rector), <strong><em>"and that we appreciate their efforts."</em> </strong>The parish will also host a <span style="color: #003300;"><strong>Choral Prelude and Advent Vespers on Sunday, 14 December at 5:30 p.m.</strong></span>&nbsp; Information is available in "Upcoming Events".</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150105_3.html FIRST ANNUAL GIRLS RETREAT http://nynjoca.org/news_141202_2.html Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-Girls-Retreat/2014_Girls_Retreat_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #003300; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The <strong>First Annual Diocesan Girls Retreat</strong> was held, with the support and blessing of Bishop Michael, at Saint Basil&rsquo;s Academy in Garrison NY from Friday, 14 November to Sunday, 16 November 2014. Over 35 young women were present for all or part of the weekend along with approximately 20 chaperones. Participants came from each of the three diocesan deaneries (New Jersey, New York City, New York State) in addition to a contingent from Berwick PA and from the Moscow Patriarchate. Given the success of this year&rsquo;s inaugural event, His Grace gave his enthusiastic blessing to make this an annual retreat to occur each fall.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141202_2.html ROCHESTER NY: Evangelism Task Force http://nynjoca.org/news_141202_1.html Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/11-12/ETF_Rochester_NY_NOV2014_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church</strong> was founded in Rochester NY on the <em>Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women</em> in 1964. That year, a group of Orthodox faithful joined together with the desire to establish a parish where the Divine Services would be conducted entirely in the English language. Faithfully enduring many difficulties and overcoming obstacles, the parish grew and found a home at its current location, a truly inviting and lovely place of worship centrally located and easily accessible from the entire greater Rochester area. At the beginning of 2014, the parish launched an <span style="color: #000080;"><strong>E</strong>vangelism <strong>T</strong>ask <strong>F</strong>orce </span>comprised of twelve members from teenage to eighty. On Wednesday, 12 November, the ETF met with Father John Parker (Chairperson of the OCA Department of Evangelization).</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141202_1.html LANSING NY: "Mission on the Move!" http://nynjoca.org/news_141125_2.html Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Lansing/Lansing_16NOV2014_BANNER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Over the weekend of 15-16 November 2014, Archpriest Jonathan Ivanoff <span style="font-size: small;">(Director, Commission on Mission and Evangelism)</span> visited <span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Holy Apostles Mission Church</strong></span> in Lansing NY to meet with parishioners, celebrate the divine services, and share in the joy and blessings that are being poured out upon this missionary parish. The faithful of Holy Apostles Church are quite blessed to be encouraged and guided by Father Jonathan and the whole diocesan family of New York and New Jersey.&nbsp;Thanks to&nbsp;the prayers and generous support of the entire diocese, the Orthodox Church in America, and beyond, the mission to spread the Gospel <em>"to all nations"</em> is bearing fruit in Lansing NY.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141125_2.html EAST MEADOW NY: "CROP" Hunger Walk http://nynjoca.org/news_141125_1.html Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/CROP-Walk/Crop_Hunger_Walk_2014.JPG&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The 5th Annual CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by Church World Service, was held on 18 October 2014.&nbsp; The event was spearheaded by <strong>Holy Trinity Church</strong> in East Meadow NY with the coordination of a pan-Orthodox leadership committee. To date, $9,000 has been raised to help eradicate hunger and poverty locally and world-wide: <em>one step at a time.&nbsp;</em> "CROP" stands for <strong>C</strong>ommunities <strong>R</strong>esponding to <strong>O</strong>vercome <strong>P</strong>overty.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141125_1.html COHOES NY: Parish Celebrates 100th Anniversary http://nynjoca.org/news_141124_1.html Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Cohoes-Anniv/Cohoes_100th_anniv_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times;">On the weekend of 11-12 October 2014, <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Cohoes NY</strong></span> celebrated their Centennial year. Saturday morning a memorial Divine Liturgy was celebrated commemorating departed priests, parish leaders, and parishioners who had served in the church the previous 100 years. That afternoon, Father Terenti </span><span style="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times;">Wasielewski </span><span style="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times;">(parish rector)</span><span style="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times;"> offered</span><span style="color: #000080; font-family: times new roman,times;"> a history session, speaking about <em>Lemkovyna</em>: the place of origin for many parish founders. Stephanie Stroyen provided a pictorial time-line of the parish history. Vespers was served and a fellowship followed. On Sunday, Bishop Michael celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and the festive rejoicing continued afterward at the Ukrainian Citizen's Club of Cohoes.</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141124_1.html DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY: Videos, reports, and more now available! http://nynjoca.org/news_141115_1.html Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="3" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/ASSEMBLY/PHOTOS/2014_Assembly_11NOV_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&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;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">UPDATED!</span></strong> Saint Andrew's Camp report (slideshow). </span>Videos of Bishop Michael's <span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><strong>"Address to the Diocese"</strong></span> and <span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><strong>"2014: The Year in Review"</strong></span> along with photos, documents, reports, and more from the annual <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Assembly of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey</strong></span> are now available! Of special note regarding the proceedings are the unanimous approval of the proposed <strong>FY-2015 Budget</strong>, and the unanimously affirmed appointments by Bishop Michael of <strong>Father David Cowan </strong>as<strong> Vice Chancellor of the Diocese</strong> and <strong>Father Peter Olsen</strong> as the<strong> clergy member of the Diocesan Council</strong> representing the New York State Deanery, &nbsp;Special presentations to the Assembly included an update on <strong>Saint Andrew's Camp</strong> by Father John Malcom (Camp Director) and a stimulating discussion on <strong>"Parish Evangelism"</strong> by Father John Parker (OCA Department of Evangelization, Chair). &nbsp;You can view the videos and more on the Assembly website!</span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 160%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/2014_diocesan_assembly.html"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium;"><strong>go to the Assembly website &gt;</strong></span></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141115_1.html JACKSON NJ: Archpastoral Visit http://nynjoca.org/news_141106_1.html Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/10-26/Jackson_NJ_26_OCT_2014_005.JPG&archive=0&final_h=72&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">Beautiful skies and bright sunshine greeted His Grace, Bishop Michael, for a pastoral visit to the <strong>Nativity of the Virgin Church in Jackson NJ</strong> the weekend of 25-26 October. Bishop Michael arrived on Saturday evening and was met by the Archpriest John Prokopiuk (parish rector) who greeted His Grace before the start of evening Vespers. Upon entering the church Bishop Michael met with the faithful of the parish and greeted everyone in attendance. After Vespers everyone proceeded to the parish hall for dinner. On Sunday, His Grace celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed by a lunch fellowship.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141106_1.html Appeal to Support Saint Andrew's Camp /files/2014/Releases/2014_Camp_Appeal_Letter.pdf Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/2014_Camp_Appeal_Letter.pdf Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity of Christ /files/2014/Releases/2014_Nativity_Archpastoral_Letter.pdf Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/2014_Nativity_Archpastoral_Letter.pdf Release 2014.14.1 (Musician Appreciation Day) /files/2014/Musician-Appreciation/Release_2014_14_1.pdf Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Musician-Appreciation/Release_2014_14_1.pdf Release # 2014.13.1 (Girls Retreat) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_13_1.pdf Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_13_1.pdf