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"Glory to Your Passion, O Lord!"

We have reached the saving Passion of Christ our God. Let us, the faithful, glorify His ineffable forbearance, that in His compassion He may raise us up who were dead in sin, for He is good and loves mankind!

(Bridegroom Matins of Holy Monday)

2019 DDB: Your Opportunity to Support Vital Ministries

UPDATED: Many Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors have already joined in supporting mission parishes, seminarians, and parish ministries throughout the Diocese of New York and New Jersey through their financial contributions. An "honor roll"  listing of current 2019 DDBs is available here >.  To learn more about the DDB and join them, please go here >

PALM SUNDAY: Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem

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!  Have mercy on us!  (Vespers of Palm Sunday)


Come to Camp on Bright Saturday (4 May 2019) for a Paschal Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. celebrated by Archbishop Michael. A fellowship luncheon will follow with tours of the camp. Details are here >. The SACBR (Saint Andrew's Camp Bike Ride) is a fun and active event in support of the camp. Parishioners and their friends with various levels of abilities -- from never before bike riders to experienced cyclists, young and retired -- meet at Saint Andrew’s Camp on the 4th Saturday in August (Saturday, 24 August 2019). Participants choose from among three distances; 12, 30 or "metric century" 62 mile route. Overnight accommodations in the girl’s dormitory are available Friday and Saturday nights for a nominal cost on a first-come first-serve basis. RV and tent camping on the grounds are free. Cyclists staying overnight enjoy a free pasta dinner Friday night. Complete information and on-line registration may be found here >


This year’s Annual Diocesan Parish Council Conferences will feature guest speaker/leader Bill Marianes. The topic will be: “Discipleship through Stewardship – Becoming Closer Followers of Christ through Use of Our Time, Talent, and Treasure.”  Two regional conferences are scheduled. Saturday, June 8th at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Syracuse NY, and Saturday, June 1st, at Saints Peter and Paul Church in South River NJ. Attendance by clergy and parish council members should be of top priority; interested parishioners are welcome to participate as well. See the event flyer with complete details here >


Saint Andrew’s Camp has been providing an Orthodox sleep-away camping program for over 50 years.  It is located on 30 acres wooded, field, and waterfront property on the beautiful shores of Lake Oneida in Jewell, New York. The camp is a valuable resource of the OCA‘s Diocese of New York and New Jersey, but has traditionally welcomed campers and staff  from all geographies and jurisdictions for a pan-Orthodox camping experience. Camp is the place where Orthodox youth ages 7 and older meet, make friends, and live in a community of brothers and sisters in Christ.  Camp also provides the opportunity for Orthodox adults of all ages to come together as of staff, volunteers, clergy and parents. See "more information" to view a camp video!


A very special pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be led by Archbishop Michael on 14-26 October 2019. Spaces are still available. Download the announcement flyer here >

ARCHPASTORAL LETTER: Beginning of Great Lent

In his annual letter to the faithful as we enter into the season of the Great Fast, Archbishop Michael writes, in part: "During the Great Fast, we are given the opportunity to increase the use of these tools provided for us for our continued healing . . . If we see Lent as a time for healing, it is like going to a wellness center or health spa for two months."

read the Archpastoral Letter >


On the Diocesan Calendar


April 22-27, 2019





April 28, 2019


   The Resurrection

   of Our Lord, God,

   and Savior,

   Jesus Christ


May 4, 2019

 Bright Saturday

 Paschal Liturgy

  and Luncheon

    St. Andrew's Camp

    9:30 a.m.

    details >


May 5, 2019



Dinner for the

NY State Deanery

Saints Peter & Paul Church

Buffalo NY

5:00 p.m. 


May 11-12, 2019

Special Celebration:

225th Anniversary of

Russian Orthodox

Mission to Alaska

    Princeton NJ

    details/reservations >

    more information >


May 16, 2019

 Council of

 Presbyters Meeting

Diocesan Chancery

Bronxville NY

11:00 a.m.


May 20, 2019

  Diocesan Council


Diocesan Chancery

Bronxville NY

11:00 a.m.


June 1, 2019




Saints Peter & Paul Church

South River NJ

details >


June 6, 2019


of Our Lord


June 8, 2019




Saints Peter & Paul Church

Syracuse NY

details >


June 16, 2019


The Descent of

the Holy Spirit


June 29, 2019


   Saints Peter & Paul


July 7, 2019



Dinner for the

NY State Deanery

Saint Basil Church

Watervliet NY

5:00 p.m. 


August 6, 2019



   of Our Lord


August 15, 2019


   Dormition of

   the Theotokos


August 24, 2019


 Saint Andrew's

  Camp Bike Ride

details >


September 14, 2019


   Exaltation of the

   Holy Cross


November 21, 2019


   Entry of the

   Theotokos into

   the Temple


December 25, 2019






Diocese of New York

and New Jersey
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Bronxville NY 10708
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