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On Saturday, 3 November 2018, nearly 50 youth and adults from across the diocese gathered at Holy Trinity Church in Yonkers NY together with Archbishop Michael for the first annual Diocesan “BIBLE BOWL.” The Bible Bowl combined competition, camaraderie, and the culmination of months of diligent study of the Scriptures. Eleven teams from six parishes competed in three divisions (Junior Youth, Senior Youth, Adult) and responded to challenging questions from the Gospel of Saint Mark.


The days of winter are upon us and snow falls in various parts of our diocese. As we warm our homes and churches to escape the cold, it's time to warm the flames of support in these final weeks of 2018 by considering a financial contribution to our Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors program. Our seminarians, mission parishes, and all of us benefit thanks to the ministries supported (made possible!) by our DDBs! See the list of our 2018 DDBs here >

Join the DDB here >>>

PEARL RIVER NY: Archpastoral Visit on 50th Anniversary

On Saturday, 27 October 2018, His Eminence, Archbishop Michael made an Archpastoral visit to the Orthodox Christian Church of the Holy Transfiguration in Pearl River NY. The parish celebrated the Fiftieth Anniversary of its formation. During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Igumen Joseph (Hoffman), Parish Rector, was elevated by Archbishop Michael to the dignity of Archimandrite.


The latest issue of our diocesan newsletter, "Beyond the Plateau" is now available. Please go here >

NEW ISSUE: "Jacob's Well" Diocesan Magazine-Journal

The Fall 2018 edition of our diocesan publication, "Jacob's Well," is now available. Click on the image above to view and read this informative and interesting magazine-journal. To see past issues, please go here >

Green Attica Symposium

Father Terence Baz of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Clifton NJ writes: "This past June, I was privileged to be invited to a four-day symposium on the environment, hosted in Greece by His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. I received this invitation as a member of the Fellowship of the Transfiguration, a body of Orthodox clergy and laity concerned about environmental matters and endorsed by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. At this event, called the Green Attica Symposium, I joined about 200 other international guests and world leaders to hear presentations outlining concerns about the environment."

see a full report by Father Baz >

ALPHA NJ: Archpastoral Visit and Celebration

On weekend of 15-16 September 2018, Archbishop Michael visited Saint John the Baptist Church in Alpha NJ and presented a Synodal Gramota to Archpriest Bohdan Ostash (Parish Rector) in recognition of his 30 years of priesthood. His Eminence also brought a new Antimension for the altar containing the relics of a saint. Following the Liturgy, in the newly renovated Church Hall, there was a festal dinner. His Eminence had a dialogue with parishioners during which he shared experiences about his recent pilgrimage visit to the Holy Land and Slovakia.


The theme of this year’s retreat is “Finding Your True North: Where Does Christ Fit into Your Life?” The retreat is open to Young Women in Grades 7-12 at Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY from November 9-11, 2018.


On the Diocesan Calendar


November 21, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Entrance of the

Theotokos into

the Temple


December 3, 2018

Council of

Presbyters Meeting

Bronxville NY


December 10, 2018

Diocesan Council


Bronxville NY

11:00 a.m.


December 25, 2018

  Feast Day of the

  Nativity of Our

  Lord, God, and Savior

  Jesus Christ


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