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The Lates Issue of "First Fruits" Is Now Available - 12/06/21


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The Latest Issue of KOINONIA is now available - 12/06/21

The latest issue of KOINONIA is now available for download and distribution in the parishes. KONIONIA is the quarterly newsletter published by the Diocesan Commission on Missions and Evangelism, under the editorship of the Director of that Commission, Archpriest Eric Tosi, and with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael.


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TOGETHER AGAIN: DOZENS GATHER FOR DIOCESAN ALTAR SERVER RETREAT - 12/01/21

On Saturday, November 20, nearly fifty altar servers, clergy, and faithful joined His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, for the 2021 Diocesan Altar Servers' Retreat, held at Holy Resurrection Church, in Wayne, NJ. This was a particularly joyous occasion, as it marked the return of the Annual Diocesan Altar Servers’ Retreat after the pandemic had caused its cancellation in 2020. The camaraderie among the re-united servers from numerous diocesan parishes was inspiring!


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Archpriest Kyril Riggs Awarded Mitre - 11/29/21


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Youth Witnessing to the Faith Video Series - 11/23/21

At its annual meeting in October 2020, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America declared 2021 the “Year of the Youth,” with the intent of augmenting ministry to children, teens, and young adults across the country. You can find more information on the Year of the Youth Hub website.


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Orthodox Church in America to Host 22nd Annual Youth & Camp Worker Conference - 11/23/21

Join the Orthodox Youth Directors in North America at Antiochian Village Conference Center in Bolivar, Pa from Thursday, February 3rd - Saturday, February 5th for the Annual Youth and Camp Workers Conference!


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Hispanic Catechumen Group Meets Virtually: Guest Speaker Deacon Basil Vazquez - 11/19/21

On Thursday, November 18, the Hispanic catechumen group met virtually with Deacon Basil Vazquez (Antiochian Archdiocese) as their guest speaker. Father John Morris opened the meeting offering a prayer and introducing Deacon Basil. Deacon Basil then gave thanks to Archbishop Michael and Bishop Anthony (Antiochian Archdiocese) for their blessings to allow him to speak to the group. He gave a wonderful talk in Spanish during which he described his journey to Orthodoxy and the diaconate in the Orthodox Church. All in the group were edified by the conversation and look forward to their next guest speaker in mid-December.

The Hispanic catechumen group is run by Fr. John Morris and catechist Ioannis (Jose) Sanchez. The group offers catechism classes to inquirers and catechumens who speak primarily Spanish. For more information contact: Fr. John Morris at frjohnmorris3@gmail.com or Ioannis Sanchez at joseorthodox33@gmail.com.


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Tips of the Week: FIRST WEEK OF THE NATIVITY FAST - 11/16/21


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Archpastoral Visitation: Woodside, NY - 11/16/21

On Sunday, November 14, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Michael visited the church of Saint John Chrysostom in Woodside, NY. During the Divine Liturgy, the parish rector, Archpriest Daniel Degyansky, was awarded ."Palitza." At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Archbishop Michael also presented Father Daniel with a Gramota from the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America issued in appreciation for his 30 years of service as a priest.


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Consecration of the Altar Table and Church Building at the Orthodox Christian Church of the Annunciation in Brick, New Jersey - 11/16/21

On Saturday, October 16, Archbishop Michael presided at the Consecration of the Altar Table and Church Building at the Orthodox Christian Church of the Annunciation in Brick, New Jersey. Nine priests served, including former Rectors, the Very Rev. Joseph Wargo (1974-76), and the Very Rev. David Vernak (1976-2003), and the current Rector, the Very Rev. Gary Joseph Breton (2003-present). The parish also celebrated its 50-year Anniversary that weekend. A celebratory banquet was held in the parish hall, the structure which now sits upon the site of the converted two-car garage that originally served as the church building.


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ARCHBISHOP TONSURES READER DURING VISIT TO SAINTS PETER AND PAUL CHURCH, BUFFALO NY — October 30 and 31 - 11/06/21

[Buffalo, NY] - On Saturday, October 30, 2021, Vespers were served by his Eminence along with priests of the Council of Orthodox Churches of Western New York at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church — Fr. Vladislav Golic of St. Stephen Serbian Church (Lackawanna), Fr. Raphael Barberg of St. George Antiochian Church (Lewiston), Fr. Jason Vansuch, Fr. Peter Irfan and Fr. Andreja Damjanovski of St. George Church (Buffalo).


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Jackson, NJ: ARCHPASTORAL VISITATION TO NATIVITY OF THE HOLY VIRGIN PARISH - 10/30/21

On the weekend of October 23rd and October 24th, the Parish of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin, located in Jackson, NJ was blessed to have His Eminence Archbishop Michael join the faithful for our annual Archpastoral visitation. The weekend began on Saturday evening with Vespers served by our Rector, Archpriest John Prokopiuk, and Deacon Stephan Karlgut. After Vespers, everyone enjoyed a beautiful dinner in the Parish Home prepared by the Sisterhood of the Parish.


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Princeton, NJ: Feast Day Celebration - 10/28/21

On Sunday, October 24th, Mother of God, Joy of all Who Sorrow parish in Princeton NJ celebrated their Patronal Feast Day with the Divine Liturgy and a festive Picnic/ BBQ.


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2021 Diocesan Assembly - November 3, 2021 - 10/13/21

>>CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION<<


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Pearl River, NY: Archimandrite Joseph Awarded With Synodal Gramota - 10/05/21

[Pearl River, NY]

Holy Transfiguration Church, Pearl River, NY was the site for a Divine Liturgy concelebrated by the Very Reverend Mitred Archpriest Joseph Lickwar, diocesan chancellor, rector of Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral, Jersey City, NJ; the Very Reverend Archpriest Samuel Kedala, retired, former dean of the New Jersey Deanery; and the Very Reverend Stephen Evanina, rector, Holy Resurrection Church, Wayne, NJ; Saturday, September 25, 2021


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Emergency Hurricane Ida Relief in the Diocese - 09/30/21

Beloved Members of our Diocesan Family:
Christ is in our midst! – He is and ever shall be!

Almost all of us, no doubt, watched in horror and prayed with zeal as Hurricane Ida made its way across the south and up the east coast of our country.  In its path, Ida wreaked devastation upon property and, most unfortunately, claimed the lives of scores of victims.

Our Diocese of New York and New Jersey was, thanks be to GOD, spared loss of lives from among the faithful.  However, we were not exempt from destruction of church property and the homes of parishioners. 


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Diaconal Ordination of Paul Hunchak (Photo Gallery) - 09/22/21

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop MICHAEL ordained Paul Hunchak to the Holy Diaconate at Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Church in Sea Cliff, New York.

May God grant Deacon Paul and Matushka Elena many blessed years!


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THE 2021 ALTAR SERVERS' RETREAT - NEW DATE! - 09/21/21

One Day, In Person

Saturday, November 20, 2021

>>CLICK HERE TO REGISTER<<


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FIRST RESPONDERS HONORED AT ELMIRA HEIGHTS PARISH - 09/18/21

On Saturday, September 12, Holy Trinity Parish in Elmira Heights, NY solemnly commemorated the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, with a Service of Prayer and Blessing for First Responders.


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Archpastoral Visitation: Mother of God Joy of All Who Sorrow - Princeton, NJ - 09/15/21

Archbishop Michael visits the faithful at Mother of God Joy of All Who Sorrow in Princeton, NJ. Having to postpone his pastoral visit due to Covid last year the faithful were happy to have their Archpastor visit.


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Wantage, NJ: 9-11 20th Anniversary Memorial Service - 09/15/21

On Saturday evening September 11, 2021, after Great Vespers, His Eminence Archbishop Michael visited Holy Spirit Church, Wantage, New Jersey.


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The Latest Issue of KOINONIA is now available - 09/13/21

The latest issue of KOINONIA is now available for download and distribution in the parishes. KONIONIA is the quarterly newsletter published by the Diocesan Commission on Missions and Evangelism, under the editorship of the Director of that Commission, Archpriest Eric Tosi, and with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael.

Click here to download the latest KONONIA issue.


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Re-Claiming Our Children For Christ - 09/11/21

A Series of FREE Online Workshops
for Diocesan Church School Teachers and Clergy


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Project Backpack: Holy Apostles Church, Saddle Brook, NJ - 09/10/21

Inspired by the Holy Gospel, the clergy and faithful of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Saddle Brook, NJ, have undertaken “Project Backpack”, an initiative to assist needy children at Eva’s Village Residences and Shelters, in Paterson, NJ.


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JOIN ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL, TO PRAY AND FAST
FOR RECONCILIATION AND AN END TO CIVIL STRIFE

The clergy and faithful of the Diocese continue to mourn the tragic losses of life, the needless acts of violence, the divisions among races, and the civil strife which plague many of our cities and countrysides...



UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR
Diocesan Council
January 13 at 11:00 AM
Diocesan Headquarters
Bronxville, NY

Youth Witness to the Faith Videos Series




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