Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/ 60 LANSING NY: "Mission on the Move!" http://nynjoca.org/news_141125_2.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/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 NEW FEATURE: An Invitation to the Orthodox Faith http://nynjoca.org/news_141120_1.html Thu, 20 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/clipart/Invitation_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">There is a new feature on this website!&nbsp; At the top of the linked icons (to the right) is a <strong>"You're Invited"</strong> section that offers a welcome to those seeking ... or on a journey to ... the Orthodox faith. No strings attached, no commitment necessary!&nbsp; Just an open and honest "welcome" and some important things to consider. Even veteran Orthodox Christians will probably find this webpage of interest! If you know someone (and you certainly do!) who needs or is seeking that which can only be found in Christ and His Holy Church, love them enough to point them in this direction!</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="/invitation.html"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">go to <strong>"You're Invited"</strong> &gt;</span></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141120_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 DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY: NOVEMBER 11th http://nynjoca.org/news_141031_1.html Wed, 01 Oct 2014 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/2014/ASSEMBLY/2014_Assembly_BANNER_frontpage.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000080;">The <strong>Annual Assembly of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey</strong> will convene at <strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church in Endicott NY on Tuesday, 11 November 2014</strong>. Bishop Michael will lead assembled clergy and laity delegates, representing all diocesan parishes, in prayerful discussion and deliberation regarding the life of the diocese. The following day, priests and deacons will participate in a Continuing Clergy Development Seminar. Complete information including important documents, forms, and official reports to the Assembly are available on a dedicated Assembly webpage. Following the Assembly, Bishop Michael&rsquo;s address to the diocese and other highlights will be published on this webpage.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><a href="/2014_diocesan_assembly.html"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000080;">go to the Assembly webpage &gt;</span></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="/diocesan_assembly.html"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000080;">reports &amp; information from previous Assemblies &gt;</span></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141031_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 “JACOB’S WELL”: Summer/Fall 2014 Edition Available http://nynjoca.org/news_141020_1.html Mon, 06 Oct 2014 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/2014/Jacobs-Well/Jacobs_Well_FALL2014_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; 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;<span style="color: #000080;"><strong><a href="/files/2014/Jacobs-Well/Jacobs_Well_SUMMER_FALL_2014.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">HERE</span></a>&nbsp;&gt;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: right;"><span style="font-family: tahoma; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">"<a href="/jacobswell.html">Jacob's Well" website &gt;</a></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141020_1.html RANDOLPH NJ: Parish Celebrates 50th Anniversary http://nynjoca.org/news_141010_1.html Fri, 10 Oct 2014 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/2014/10-05/Randolph_NJ_50th_Anniv_004.jpg&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;"><strong>Holy Trinity Church, Randolph NJ,</strong> entered its 51st year in a glorious weekend (<strong>4-5 October 2015</strong>)! At a 50th Anniversary Great Vespers on Saturday evening, Bishop Michael blessed the renovated fellowship facility, renamed <em>&ldquo;Founders Hall,&rdquo;</em> as well as new carved altar cover and a table of oblation. The new Hall is dedicated to the small group of Morris County residents who started the parish in 1964 under the guidance of Very Reverend John Nehrebecki, <em>&ldquo;through their desire for God, vision, and sacrifice.&rdquo;</em> On Sunday, following the celebratory Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, more than 200 guests enjoyed a brief, professionally-produced video exploring the history and character of the parish.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141010_1.html ROCHESTER NY: Blessing of Animals http://nynjoca.org/news_141007_1.html Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/10-04/Blessing_Pets_2014_008.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #333300;">A &ldquo;Blessing of Animals&rdquo; was held at <strong>Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester NY</strong> on Saturday, 4 October 2014. The parish&rsquo;s Evangelism Task Force [ETF] delivered, by US Mail <em>&ldquo;Every Door Delivery,&rdquo;</em> over 2,400 invitations to residents within a half-mile radius of the church as an outreach of neighborly welcome. Parishioners were also asked to bring flyers to their neighbors, friends, and coworkers with a warm and welcoming invitation. A highlight for those attending was participation by members of the Mounted Unit of the Rochester Police Department.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141007_1.html BUFFALO NY: Church Celebrates 120th Parish Anniversary http://nynjoca.org/news_141001_1.html Thu, 02 Oct 2014 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/2014/09-28/Buffalo_120_Anniv_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="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">It was a glorious weekend, <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>27-28 September 2014</strong></span>, at <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Orthodox Church in Buffalo NY</strong></span>. Many guests and visitors from neighboring churches joined Father Volodymyr Zablotskyy (parish rector) and parishioners in celebration of the <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>120th Anniversary</strong></span> of the oldest Orthodox Church in Buffalo and the <em>&ldquo;senior parish&rdquo;</em> of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. Following the celebratory Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, a festive banquet took place at Creekside Banquet Facility in Cheektowaga NY.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_141001_1.html MUSICIAN APPRECIATION DAY http://nynjoca.org/news_140921_1.html Sun, 28 Sep 2014 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/2014/CoLM/Appreciation-Day/Musician_Appreciation_2014_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 170%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'andale mono', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><em>"On Sunday, September 28th, I ask all the faithful of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey to join me in celebrating <strong>Church Musician Appreciation Day.</strong>&nbsp;On that day, which is the Sunday closest to the feast day of Saint Romanos the Melodist <span style="font-size: medium;">(October 1st)</span>, I encourage Rectors, Parish Councils, and the faithful of our parishes to offer special thanks to their choir directors, singers, composers, arrangers, and those who teach church music to our children."</em></span> &nbsp;-Bishop Michael</span></p> <p style="line-height: 170%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: right;"><a href="/liturgical_music.html"><span style="font-family: 'andale mono', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">details &gt;</span></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_140921_1.html WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Fr. David & Matushka Mariam Vernak http://nynjoca.org/news_140923_1.html Wed, 17 Sep 2014 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/2014/08-17/Vernak/Vernak_40th_Anniv_003.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=54&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #333333;">The Vernak family, parishioners, and friends gathered on 17 August 2014 at Christ the Savior Church (Paramus NJ) to celebrate the <strong>40th Wedding Anniversary</strong> of Archpriest David and Matushka Mariam Nehrebecki Vernak. A highlight was the attendance of their 6 children and their spouses, and 13 grandchildren. The children presented a memorable slide show, speeches, and other spontaneous remarks about their parents and life in the church. Subsequently, Bishop Michael was present to bless and celebrate the actual anniversary date of their marriage (8 September).<strong> May God grant Father David &amp; Matushka Mariam <em>&ldquo;Many Blessed Years!&rdquo;</em></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_140923_1.html ANNUAL SAINT ANDREW’S CAMP BIKE RIDE & WALK http://nynjoca.org/news_140918_1.html Thu, 18 Sep 2014 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/2014/Camp/Bike-Ride/2014_Bike_Ride_BANNER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #003300;">The 3rd annual Saint Andrew's Camp Bike Ride was joined by a &ldquo;southern team&rdquo; Walk providing much-need financial support from both states (NY and NJ) comprising the diocese. &nbsp;On Saturday, 23 August, 17 bicyclists and 17 walkers gathered at two ends of the diocese to support the camp. At the camp in upstate NY many of the bicyclists arrived on Friday to enjoy fellowship and a pasta dinner overlooking beautiful Oneida Lake. The next morning, joined by other local riders for a light continental breakfast, they took off on a 12, 30 or 60 mile loop through the beautiful countryside of central NY. The day ended at the camp with a barbeque by the lake.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_140918_1.html BISHOP MICHAEL: Visit to Poland with Fathers Krawczuk & Shimchick http://nynjoca.org/news_140916_1.html Tue, 16 Sep 2014 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/Bishop_Michael_2012_DDB_page.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=48&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">At the invitation of His Eminence, Archbishop Abel (Diocese of Lublin and Chelm), Bishop Michael journeyed to Poland from 11-22 August 2014. Joining him from the diocese were Father Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk, Father John Shimchick and his son, John. Beginning in Warsaw, the group was formally received by the leader of the Polish Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa. Accompanied and guided by Archbishop Abel they visited many churches, monasteries, and pilgrimage sites.&nbsp;His Grace and Father Wiaczeslaw also traveled to represent the Orthodox Church in America at the enthronement in Kiev, Ukraine, of the newly elected primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_140916_1.html DIOCESAN GIRLS RETREAT: 14-16 NOV 2014 http://nynjoca.org/news_140906_1.html Tue, 30 Sep 2014 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/2014/2014-Girls-Retreat/Girls_Retreat_2014_BANNER.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=94&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: terminal, monaco; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">A <strong>Diocesan Girls Retreat</strong> for those in grades 7-12 will take place at <strong>Saint Basil&rsquo;s Academy</strong> in Garrison NY from <strong>Friday-Sunday, November 14-16, 2014</strong>. Saint Basil's Academy has beautiful grounds offering dormitory style rooms, an indoor basketball court and an Olympic-size indoor swimming pool which will be available for use. There is no fee to participate in this three-day retreat. Participants may arrive beginning Friday, November 14, at 4:00 p.m. Registration documents and complete retreat information are being sent to all diocesan clergy; they are also available on the diocesan website. <span style="color: #800000;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Registration must be submitted by 7 NOVEMBER 2014</strong></span>.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 160%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_13_1.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-family: terminal, monaco; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">Release # 2014.13.1 &gt;</span></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 160%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2014/2014-Girls-Retreat/GIRLS_RETREAT_REGISTRATION_2014.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-family: terminal, monaco; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">Registration Documents and Information &gt;</span></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: right; line-height: 160%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2014/2014-Girls-Retreat/GIRLS_RETREAT_FLYER2_2014.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-family: terminal, monaco; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">event flyer &gt;</span></strong></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_140906_1.html MEMORY ETERNAL: Father John Bohush http://nynjoca.org/news_140908_1.html Mon, 08 Sep 2014 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/2014/John-Bohush/Buffalo_12APRIL2013_001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=52&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; color: #ff0000;">UPDATED</span> &nbsp;Father John Bohush</strong> (Saints Peter &amp; Paul Church, Endicott NY) fell-asleep in the Lord on Monday, 8 September. Well-known and beloved throughout the diocese, especially in the NY State Deanery for his extensive travels and labors assisting parishes during times of pastoral need, the news of Father John&rsquo;s passing is sudden and heartbreaking. <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Information regarding funeral services is available</strong>&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><a href="http://nynjoca.org/news_140908_1.html"><span style="color: #ff0000; text-decoration: underline;">HERE</span></a></strong></span></span>.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;"><em><strong>May his memory be eternal!</strong></em></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_140908_1.html ANNUAL CLERGY CONFERENCE http://nynjoca.org/news_140905_1.html Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="3" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://nynjoca.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Clergy%20Conference/Clergy_Conf_2014_016.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=73&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">Priests and deacons from across the farthermost reaches of the diocese -- downstate NJ (Mays Landing) to upstate NY (Buffalo) -- gathered with Bishop Michael on <strong>3-4 September 2014</strong> in Clifton NJ, at Assumption of the Holy Virgin Church, for the <strong>2014 Diocesan Clergy Conference</strong>. Nine accredited hours of Clergy Continuing Education [CCE] were available to meet the annual requirement of twenty CCE credits established by the Orthodox Church in America for all clergy. In addition, priests and deacons enjoyed and benefited from fellowship in prayer, unity in study, spiritual renewal, and a strengthening of brotherly affection among pastoral ministers.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_140905_1.html 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 Release # 2014.12.2 (Annual Clergy Conference) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_12_2.pdf Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_12_2.pdf Release # 2014.11.1 (Orthodox Christian Fellowship) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_11_1.pdf Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_11_1.pdf Release # 2014.9.1 (Update: Diocesan Events) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_9_1.pdf Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_9_1.pdf Release # 2014.8.1 (Archpastoral Letter for Pentecost) /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_8_1.pdf Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Diocese of New York-New Jersey /files/2014/Releases/Release_2014_8_1.pdf