MIRACULOUS HEALING BY HAWAIIAN IVERON ICON AT ST. TIKHON’S MONASTERY 09/07/23
The Lord Jesus Christ and the Most Holy Theotokos worked an amazing miracle of healing through the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God during its visit to St. Tikhon’s Monastery in Waymart, Pennsylvania in May.
A man named Daniel tells the story of how he suffered from a degenerative brain disease for two years, which caused him his health, his job, and his ability to spend time with his family. He felt he was on the brink of death.
Archbishop Michael Visits New Mission Station in Plattsburgh, NY 08/28/23
On Saturday, August 19th, Archbishop Michael visited the new Diocesan mission station in Plattsburgh, NY. Twenty-eight people attended the Divine Liturgy and stayed for the coffee hour. His Eminence answered questions about the future of the mission, the process for establishing a name for the mission and what it will take to have a full-time priest in the area to serve as the community grows. The mission will continue to have monthly services and His Eminence said he will be willing to make a visit closer to the Christmas season. The mission gained a new Orthodox Christian this Saturday, bringing the total Orthodox Christians here to 22. In addition, we have one catechumen. We are grateful to God for His many blessings, and we thank Archbishop Michael and our Diocesan family for their prayerful and generous support!
Christ the Savior Church Celebrates 35th Anniversary 08/25/23
[Ballston Lake, NY] - On the weekend of August 19-20, Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Ballston Spring, NY, celebrated its 35th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, joined the clergy and parishioners of Christ the Savior to celebrate this wonderful event. On Saturday, we celebrated Great Vespers, followed by a community dinner. On Sunday, His Eminence presided at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, and afterwards presented the parish with a diocesan gramota in honor of the 35th anniversary. We are grateful to God for the support of our archbishop, our diocese, and our parish community at this special milestone!
Diocese Holds the Second Annual Evangelism School 08/10/23
By Archpriest Eric G. Tosi
The Diocese of New York and New Jersey held the second annual Evangelism School from August 7 to August 9, 2023 at St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church in Wappingers Falls, NY. In an initiative blessed by His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, fully funded by the Diocesan Council and in conjunction with the Commission on Mission and Evangelism, the participants gathered to spend three intensive days of learning and reflecting on the necessary apostolic work to strengthen the parishes and missions of the diocese. Speakers and presenters were brought in to share their experiences with the participants who were gathered from every deanery in the Diocese, in addition to rising third year seminarians from St. Tikhon’s Seminary who will be assigned to the Diocese after graduation.
Fall Teen Retreat to be held September 15-17 2023 08/10/23
The Department of Youth Ministry invites all middle school and high school students to the OCA Diocese of New York & New Jersey’s Fall Teen Retreat being held at Frost Valley YMCA Camp, in Claryville, NY from September 15-17th!