Diocese of New York-New Jersey - Diocesan News http://nynjoca.org/ 60 SAINT ANDREW’S CAMP: a “Jewell” in Upstate New York http://nynjoca.org/news_170617_1.html Mon, 26 Jun 2017 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/2017/Camp/summer_camp_2017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 200%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; color: #000000; line-height: 107%; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Our diocesan <span style="color: #008000; font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif;"><strong>Summer Camp</strong> </span>offers a uniquely Orthodox experience in a beautiful setting on the shore of Oneida Lake in Jewell NY (north of Syracuse). Children are offered 5 one-week sleep-over sessions from 2 July to 5 August 2017. Daily worship, religious education, fun, and fellowship highlight each session as enduring bonds and friendships are formed. <strong><em>&ldquo;My experience at Saint Andrew&rsquo;s Camp was life-changing,&rdquo;</em> </strong>said Father Ken James Stavrevsky of Rochester NY. <strong><span style="color: #008000;">See &ldquo;Upcoming Events&rdquo; on this website for details and registration.</span></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170617_1.html Celebrating 65 Years of Christ-centered Marriage http://nynjoca.org/news_170616_1.html Fri, 16 Jun 2017 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/2017/Nehrebecki/Nehrebecki_anniversary_2017_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="margin: 0px; color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">On Sunday, 21 May 2017, the <em>Feast-day of Saints Constantine and Helen</em>, His Eminence, Archbishop Michael visited Christ the Saviour Church in Paramus NJ to celebrate the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and honor <strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">Archpriest John and Matushka Eugenia Nehrebecki</span> on their 65th Wedding Anniversary</strong>.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170616_1.html DISTINGUISHED DIOCESAN BENEFACTORS http://nynjoca.org/news_170609_1.html Fri, 09 Jun 2017 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/2017/DDB/summertime.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000;">The days of summer bring sunshine and warmth throughout the diocese as flowers blossom and nature reflects new life. As we approach the middle of this year, upcoming Parish Council and Church School Conferences, the Diocesan Youth Day, preparations for another academic year at seminaries and our Diaconal Formation Program remind us of our common work in the Lord</span></span><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000;">&rsquo;</span></span><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000;">s vineyard. Much of this is only possible thanks to our <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</strong>. <em>You are invited to join them!&nbsp; </em></span></span></span><strong><a href="/vision_for_future_2012.html"><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="color: #0000ff;">Learn about the DDB &gt;&gt;&gt;</span></span></span></a></strong></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170609_1.html 2017 YOUTH DAY at Six Flags Great Adventure http://nynjoca.org/news_170608_1.html Fri, 23 Jun 2017 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/2017/Youth-Day/Youth_Day_2017_promo.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;">The <strong>Annual Diocesan Youth Day</strong> will again take place at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson NJ on <strong>Thursday, 24 August 2017</strong>. The day is open to all Orthodox Youth and their friends, from elementary school age to college students.&nbsp; <strong><span style="color: #993300;"><a href="/files/2017/Youth-Day/2017_YOUTH_DAY_REGISTRATION_FORM.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #993300;">Information &amp; REGISTER NOW &gt;&gt;&gt;</span></a></span></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170608_1.html WATERVLIET NY: Saint Basil’s Church Acquires Holy Relics http://nynjoca.org/news_170519_1.html Fri, 19 May 2017 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/2017/Watervliet/relics/relics_Watervliet.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;">Archbishop Michael has blessed <strong>Saint Basil</strong><strong><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">&rsquo;</span></strong><strong>s Orthodox Church in Watervliet NY</strong> with holy relics of the following saints: &nbsp;<span style="color: #333399;"><strong>Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon</strong></span>, <span style="color: #333399;"><strong>Innocent</strong></span> (Metropolitan of Moscow &amp; Apostle to America), <span style="color: #333399;"><strong>Grand Duchess Elizabeth the New-Martyr</strong></span>, <span style="color: #333399;"><strong>Tikhon</strong></span> (Patriarch of Moscow &amp; Enlightener of North America), <span style="color: #333399;"><strong>Alexis of Wilkes-Barre</strong> </span>(Confessor &amp; Defender of Orthodoxy in America), <span style="color: #333399;"><strong>Raphael</strong></span> (Bishop of Brooklyn), and <span style="color: #333399;"><strong>Venerable Ambrose</strong> </span>(Elder of Optina). Father Jason Vansuch prepared the relics by placing each in a special wax mixture called <em>mastic</em>. <em><span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">&ldquo;</span>Our reliquary was sent to us from Russia,<span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">&rdquo;</span></span></em> said Father Peter Olsen (parish rector). <em><span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">&ldquo;</span>Many thanks to God for this amazing blessing and to our loving hierarch, Archbishop Michael, and Father Jason for his kind help. Glory to Jesus Christ!<span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">&rdquo;</span></span></em></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170519_1.html MEDFORD NJ: “What’s It Like?” Covenant House Sleep Out http://nynjoca.org/news_170516_1.html Tue, 16 May 2017 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/2017/Medford/sleep-out/Medford_sleepout_2017_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="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">What&rsquo;s it like to feel or not feel safe? What do you do when you&rsquo;ve been led to believe that you&rsquo;re not capable or are worthless? What&rsquo;s it like to be uncertain about your daily meals, where you&rsquo;ll wash up, where you&rsquo;ll sleep at night, and most other things in your life?&nbsp;These are among the questions raised during the <strong>Covenant House Sleep Out</strong> held Friday 28 April and Saturday 29 April at the <strong>Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, Medford NJ.</strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170516_1.html OUTREACH: Present-Day ways to Reach-Out http://nynjoca.org/news_170509_2.html Tue, 09 May 2017 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/outreach20logo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 180%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester NY</strong></span><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"> invites participation in their weekly Adult Discussion Group, facilitated by Deacon Sean McNulty, by offering a convenient "call-in" opportunity. Participants call using a special phone number and group number to connect audibly with the group where they can both&nbsp;listen and comment during the session. The parish has also begun posting the Scripture Readings and Sermon of the weekly Divine Liturgy "live" on Facebook; the videos also remain on-line for viewing later.</span></span><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"> <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em><strong>"It's amazing how many views we get every week,"</strong></em></span> said&nbsp;Father Ken James Stavrevsky (parish rector). <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em><strong>"Often, there are over a dozen views before we complete the Liturgy and 40 or more in the following days!"&nbsp; </strong></em>The parish&nbsp;curently has 840 people who "follow"&nbsp;its Facebook page.</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170509_2.html DIACONAL FORMATION PROGRAM: 2 Locations, Apply Now! http://nynjoca.org/news_170509_1.html Tue, 27 Jun 2017 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/2017/Diaconal-Formation/DiaconalFormation2017_001.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="margin: 0px; color: #000000; line-height: 107%; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: large;">Our <span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Diocesan Diaconal Formation Program </strong></span>offers an opportunity for men, with the blessing of their parish priest and Archbishop Michael, to experience a 2-year program facilitated by Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary. The program involves both academic and practical application of a diaconal parish ministry. While no program of study guarantees ordination as a deacon, graduates will have fulfilled the necessary academic requirements. <strong><span style="color: #000080;">There are two campus locations: Endicott NY and Philadelphia PA</span> </strong>(convenient for those in New Jersey and New York City). See the flyer <span style="color: #993300;"><strong><a href="/files/2017/Diaconal-Formation/2017_deacon_program_flyer_001.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #993300;">here</span></a></strong></span> for general details of the program and specifics of the Philadelphia campus. For information on the Endicott program, contact Father Alexey Karlgut at <a href="mailto:ayk0@yahoo.com">ayk0@yahoo.com</a> </span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170509_1.html ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL: 7th Anniversary of Consecration http://nynjoca.org/news_170504_1.html Thu, 04 May 2017 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/Archbishop_Michael_2017.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: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;">The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey express our prayerful congratulations to our beloved Archpastor, <strong>His Eminence, Archbishop MICHAEL</strong>, on the seventh Anniversary of his Consecration to the Episcopacy (May 8th) and of his enthronement as the Ruling Hierarch of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (May 9th). We are grateful to God and <em>Vladyka</em> for his continual outpouring of love, leadership, and dedication to the growth and salvation of his flock in this God-protected Diocese!</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170504_1.html ST. ANDREW’S CAMP: Annual Bike Ride! Sign-up for summer programs! http://nynjoca.org/news_170427_3.html Thu, 25 May 2017 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/Camp/Camp_Bike_Ride_2017.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="margin: 0px; color: #003366; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Do a charity bike ride this year!&nbsp;</strong> Mark your calendar for Saturday, 26 August 2017 and bike for <span style="color: #008000; font-family: book antiqua;"><strong><span style="font-size: large;">Saint Andrew&rsquo;s Camp</span>.&nbsp;</strong></span> This ride is ideal for the person who has never attempted a charity bike ride.&nbsp; You CAN do this ride! The Ride offers 3 distances from which to choose, each on flat to rolling terrain. Overnight accommodations are available at the camp.&nbsp; Make the Ride part of a Weekend getaway. Reunite with an alumnus.&nbsp; Nearby attractions are available for family members not riding. Reach out and ask a friend to bike with you and support the Camp at the same time.<strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"> Information for the Bike Ride is</span> <span style="color: #993300;"><a href="http://saintandrewscamp.org/join-us/annual-bike-ride/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #993300;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">here</span> &gt;&gt;&gt;</span></a></span></strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170427_3.html NEW YORK STATE DEANERY: DDB Appreciation Dinner http://nynjoca.org/news_170427_2.html Thu, 27 Apr 2017 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/2017/Rochester-NY/DDB/NYS_DDB_Dinner2017_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="margin: 0px; color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The New York State Deanery held its annual <strong>Appreciation Dinner for Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors</strong> on Sunday evening, 23 April 2017. Archbishop Michael expressed his gratitude to the DDBs and presented them with certificates of appreciation (Gramota) during the fellowship of an enjoyable meal in Syracuse NY.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170427_2.html "Go and Make Disciples" - Evangelization & Outreach in Orthodox Parishes http://nynjoca.org/news_170427_1.html Thu, 27 Apr 2017 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/outreach20logo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 190%; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12pt; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">The first-ever national study on evangelization and outreach in Orthodox parishes in the United States has been released by the <strong>Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA</strong>. The report <strong><span style="font-family: book antiqua;">"Go and Make Disciples: Evangelization and Outreach in US Orthodox Parishes"</span></strong> explores the practices and strategies developed by some Orthodox parishes that can be viewed as "exemplary" in their missionary and outreach efforts.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170427_1.html SAINT THOMAS SUNDAY: from doubt to belief http://nynjoca.org/news_170422_1.html Sat, 22 Apr 2017 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/Thomas_Sunday_icon_2017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ff6600; font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: xx-large;"><strong>"My Lord and my God!"</strong></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170422_1.html ROCHESTER NY: “The Home as a Little Church” http://nynjoca.org/news_170405_1.html Wed, 05 Apr 2017 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/2017/Rochester-NY/Retreat_Rochester_2017_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: Consolas; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">On Saturday, 1 April 2017, <strong>Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester NY</strong> sponsored a Lenten Retreat: <strong><em>&ldquo;The Home as a &lsquo;Little Church.'&rdquo;</em> </strong>The day featured presentations by </span><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><strong>Dr. Mary Ford and Dr. David Ford</strong></span></span></span><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Consolas; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> of Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary. <span style="font-family: book antiqua;">&ldquo;<em><strong>We were inspired and enlightened by the insights and perspectives presented,&rdquo;</strong></em></span> said Father Ken James Stavrevsky (parish rector). <span style="font-family: book antiqua;"><em><strong>&ldquo;It was an incredible joy to have these two gifted professors, who exhibit genuine humility and living faith, in our midst.&rdquo;</strong> </em></span>Parishioners were delighted to have David and Mary also join them for the Divine Liturgy the following day.</span> </span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170405_1.html PASCHAL OPEN HOUSE at SAINT ANDREW'S CAMP http://nynjoca.org/news_170404_1.html Tue, 04 Apr 2017 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/2017/Camp/P7091149.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="margin: 0px 0in; text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Clergy and faithful of the diocese are invited&nbsp;to a&nbsp;Paschal </span><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Open House at <strong><span style="color: #008000;">Saint Andrew's Camp&nbsp;(Jewell NY)</span>&nbsp;</strong>on </span><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;"><strong>Bright Saturday, 22 April 2017</strong>.&nbsp; Festivities will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. in the camp chapel.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">A&nbsp;celebratory luncheon </span><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">will follow along with tours of the camp and other activities.&nbsp;The event flyer may be found <span style="color: #800000;"><strong><a href="/files/2017/CAMP/sac_paschal_open_house_2017.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #800000;">here &gt;</span></a></strong></span>&nbsp;</span></span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170404_1.html ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL: Visit to India http://nynjoca.org/news_170330_1.html Thu, 30 Mar 2017 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/2017/India/INDIA_2017_american_bishop_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="margin: 0px; color: #000000; line-height: 115%; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">His Eminence, Archbishop Michael traveled to Kerala, India on 2 February 2017 to be the Keynote Speaker and the Guest of Honor at the <strong>Centennial of the Diocesan Convention of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in the Diocese of Thumpamon</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presiding over the five-day convention was His Holiness, Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and the Supreme Head of the Indian Orthodox Church.&nbsp;&nbsp;He was assisted by numerous Metropolitans of the Holy Synod of the Indian Church.&nbsp;&nbsp;His Holiness is the successor to Saint Thomas the Apostle, who brought the Gospel to India in the mid-first century.</span></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_170330_1.html PASCHA: The Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ http://nynjoca.org/news_150408_4.html Sun, 16 Apr 2017 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; line-height: 200%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><a href="/files/2017/Archpastoral-Letters/2017_Archpastoral_Letter_Pascha.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080; font-size: medium;"><strong>Paschal Letter from Archbishop Michael &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, 15 Apr 2017 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, 14 Apr 2017 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, 13 Apr 2017 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 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 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 PENTECOST: Archpastoral Letter from Archbishop Michael http://nynjoca.org/news_150529_1.html Fri, 02 Jun 2017 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=44&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: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">His Eminence, Archbishop Michael has issued an <strong>Archpastoral Letter</strong> to the faithful of the diocese for the <strong>Feast-Day of Holy Pentecost</strong> celebrated on&nbsp;4 June 2017. In part, he writes:&nbsp; <span style="color: #993300;"><strong><em>"</em></strong></span></span><span style="color: #993300; font-family: georgia,palatino; font-size: medium;"><strong><em>How clearly we see the Trinity in God&rsquo;s plan of salvation.&nbsp;&nbsp;'God (the Father) so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son (Jesus) that whoever believes in Him may not perish but have life everlasting' (John&nbsp;3:16).&nbsp;&nbsp;Then Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to abide with us forever."</em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; 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="/files/2017/Archpastoral-Letters/Archpastoral_Letter_Pentecost_2017.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><span style="color: #008000; font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">read the Archpastoral Letter &gt;</span></strong></span></a></p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_150529_1.html PALM SUNDAY: Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem http://nynjoca.org/news_130425_2.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 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/Palm-Sunday.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 210%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: large;"><em><span style="color: #800080; font-family: georgia,palatino;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>You have entered the Holy City, O Lord, riding on the colt of an ass; hastening to Your Passion that the Law and the Prophets might be fulfilled. The Hebrew children greeted You with palms and branches heralding Your victorious Resurrection. Blessed are You, O Savior!&nbsp; Have mercy on us!</strong>&nbsp;</span> </span></em><span style="color: #800080; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">(Vespers of Palm Sunday)</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 210%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p></div> Diocese of New York-New Jersey http://nynjoca.org/news_130425_2.html