Our diocese celebrated the 5th Anniversary of the Consecration of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, on Saturday, 9 May 2015. The day began at 9:30 a.m. with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Passaic NJ, and concluded with a 1:00 p.m. celebratory luncheon at “The Brownstone” in Paterson NJ. Clergy and faithful throughout the diocese -- those attending these special gatherings as well as those unable to be present -- joined in prayers of thanksgiving for the past 5 years of Archpastoral care, faithfulness, and love manifested through Archbishop Michael’s guidance and leadership.
to our beloved spiritual father in Christ
and shepherd of the Lord’s flock
abiding in New York and New Jersey.