In Memoriam: Deacon Simeon Peet
[Binghamton NY] Rev. Deacon Simeon (Terry) C. Peet, 74, of Binghamton NY, born August 22, 1944 in Penn Yan NY, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, August 16, 2019, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital after a 23-year battle with cancer. The family will receive friends at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 54 Baxter Street, Binghamton, New York, on Tuesday, August 20, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. A Panikhida service will be celebrated at 6:30 PM. On Wednesday, August 21, the Divine Liturgy with Litya for the Departed, celebrated by His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, will begin at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, New York. May Deacon Simeon’s memory be eternal!
COUPLE'S RETREAT: SPACE LIMITED, REGISTER SOON!
Saint Andrew’s Camp and Religious Center is located on the shore of Lake Oneida in upstate New York, about 30 minutes north of Syracuse NY. Couples attending the retreat will receive lodging, meals, and all retreat materials as part of their registration. We are honored to feature Dr. Mary and Dr. David Ford of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary as retreat leaders. Following on-line registration, participants will receive further details and travel information. The retreat is limited to 12 couples! This will facilitate an opportunity for fellowship and friendships to be formed as the retreat unfolds, with everyone having ample opportunity for sharing and involvement.
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“OPERATION PEARL RIVER”: An Overwhelming Success!
Volunteers from throughout the Diocese descended upon the little Holy Transfiguration Church in Pearl River NY, 22-26 July 2019, transforming its shabby ceiling and walls, covered with years of candle and incense soot, into a bright and welcoming place of worship once again. Archbishop Michael was the first volunteer to show up, serve the Molieben for “The Beginning of Any Good Work,” and roll up his cassock sleeves to scrub down the walls in preparation for painting.
NY STATE DEANERY: “Youth Day”
The (upstate) New York State Deanery will host “YOUTH DAY” at SeaBreeze Amusement & Water Park in Rochester NY on Thursday, 22 August 2019. The event will begin with registration and a pancake breakfast/brunch at 10:00 a.m. followed by a day of fellowship and fun at one of the highest rated medium sized amusement venues in the nation. Parents will also be offered a program during the day if not helping as escort chaperones at the park. The event is sponsored by the Diocese of New York and New Jersey at no cost to participants.
BINGHAMTON NY: BENEFIT CONCERT & BANQUET FOR ST. ANDREW'S CAMP
Pianist Gleb Ivanov will perform works by Brahms & Mussorgsky at a benefit for the Saint Andrew's Camp Building Program in Binghamton NY on 17 August 2019. Following the performance beginning at 5:00 PM, a festive banquet will be served at Saint Michael's Recreation Center, 296 Clinton Street, Binghamton NY 13905. The event is hosted by Saints Peter & Paul Church in Endicott NY. Tickets are $25 with children 12 years and under admitted free of charge. Call (607)759-1833 or (607)759-0247 to reserve tickets.
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Saint Andrew’s Camp: ANNUAL BIKE RIDE
Do a charity bike ride this year! Mark your calendar for Saturday, 24 August 2019 and bike for Saint Andrew’s Camp. This ride is ideal for the person who has never attempted a charity bike ride. You CAN do this ride! The Ride offers 3 distances to choose from, each on flat to rolling terrain. Overnight accommodations are available at the camp.
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MATCHING PLEDGE FOR SAINT ANDREW’S CAMP NEW BUILDING PROJECT
Saint Andrew’s Camp is raising funds for the building of a new Kitchen, Dining Hall and Activities Center. An architectural drawing of the proposed facility, which will cost an estimated $300,000, is shown below. At last year’s Diocesan Assembly, it was decided that every parish would take up a Collection for the benefit of this building project, and benefactors who have been blessed by God would be urged to contribute toward the cost of this new facility for our youth. Already $60,000 has been donated or pledged! An Anonymous Donor has offered a Matching Pledge: For every dollar donated for the new building in the month of July, the Anonymous Donor will match each contribution – up to $10,000! Our diocesan parishes, organizations and faithful are urged to help the Camp’s Building Project by donating this month, and having their contribution matched by this Anonymous Donor. All contributions should be made out to “Saint Andrew’s Camp” – earmarked for the “New Building Project” – and mailed to: Diocesan Chancery, 33 Hewitt Avenue, Bronxville NY 10708. "May God bless all those who contribute toward this new facility at our youth camp – with all the good things that come from His hands." ~ With love and prayers, + Archbishop Michael
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You are invited to be a part of this one of a kind religious pilgrimage and educational tour. This 13-day pilgrimage will include visits to the Holy Sites of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho and the region of Galilee; monasteries in the Judean Desert, along with the tour to the majestic Rose-city of Petra, ruins of Jerash and so much more!
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On the Diocesan Calendar
August 22, 2019
St. John the Baptist Church
and Water Park
August 24, 2019
Camp Bike Ride
August 26, 2019
September 14, 2019
Exaltation of the
September 19, 2019
Sept 20-22, 2019
Saint Andrew's Camp
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November 21, 2019
Entry of the
December 25, 2019
OUR LORD, GOD,
Diocese of New York
and New Jersey
33 Hewitt Avenue
Bronxville NY 10708