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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 - 09/21/21

One Day, In Person

Saturday, October 9, 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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The Department of Youth Ministry Invites You to Fall Teen Retreat - 09/16/21

The Department of Youth Ministry is ready to welcome our young people back for in-person retreats!  All middle school and high school students are encouraged to reunite with old friends and make new ones at the OCA Diocese of New York & New Jersey’s Fall Teen Retreat being held at Shiloh Bible Camp in Hewitt, NJ from November 5-7th!


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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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In Memoriam: +Mitered Archpriest Sergei Glagolev - 09/06/21

DEEPEST SYMPATHY is expressed to: Matushka Genevieve Glagolev; her children Christia, Marina, and John; her grandchildren; and all their family; on the falling asleep in the Lord of her beloved husband and their father and grandfather, + Mitred Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, who fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, September 1, in Santa Cruz, CA.


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Committee on Missions and Evangelism Holds First In-Person Retreat - 08/29/21

The Committee on Missions and Evangelism for the Diocese of New York and New Jersey held its first in-person retreat for the mission clergy of the Diocese at St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church in Wappingers Falls, NY on Monday, August 23, 2021. While the CME has been holding quarterly Zoom meetings throughout the last two years, this was an opportunity for the mission clergy to gather together and discuss issues in the mission field as well as a training session for the mission priests. This retreat focused on leadership and management in the mission. 


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Happy Birthday, Archbishop Michael! - 08/29/21

Grant, O Lord, a prosperous and peaceful life, good health and salvation, visitation and good hastening in all things, to Thy servant, the Most Reverend Michael, Archbishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, celebrating his birthday; and protect and preserve him for many blessed years! Mnogaya Lyeta!”

"Eis Polla Eti, Despota!"


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Archpastoral Visitation: Christ the Savior Church, Ballston Lake, NY. - 08/23/21

On August 21 and 22, Archbishop Michael made his archpastoral visit to Christ the Savior Church in Ballston Lake, NY. After a beautiful Great Vespers service, a meal was provided by the women of the Church to honor His Eminence in the Church hall.


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Carnival Cookout at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Buffalo, New York - 08/23/21

On Sunday Sunday, August 22, 2021, a Carnival Cookout was held for the parish community at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Buffalo, New York.

Following the Divine Liturgy, the parish held a Carnival Cookout for young and old to enjoy. Nadia Ryan organized the event with the help of all the faithful parishioners.


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A Tribute to an Exemplary Pastor: + Mitred Archpriest Michael Koblosh - 08/20/21

By Archpriest John Shimchick

On Wednesday I learned of the “falling asleep” of one of the OCA’s most remarkable priests, Fr. Michael Koblosh (also, one of my favorites). Growing up in Yonkers, he attended both St. Tikhon’s and St. Vladimir’s Seminaries and served established and mission parishes, including: Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA; Holy Trinity, East Meadow, NY; SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, Terryville, CT; Holy Ghost Church, Bridgeport, CT; Christ the Savior Mission, Southbury, CT; and St. Nicholas Church, Whitestone, NY; and finally All Saints of America Mission, Alexandria, VA (which he started). During his time in Connecticut, Fr. Michael was Dean of the Connecticut Deanery.


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ARCHPRIEST JOHN BOHUSH CELEBRATES HIS 87TH BIRTHDAY - 08/10/21

On Friday and Saturday, August 7-8, 2021, the members of the Bohush family gathered together in Cherry Hill, NJ, to celebrate the upcoming 87th birthday on August 10 of the patriarch of the family, Archpriest John D. Bohush. 


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Archpriest Stephen Janos Falls Asleep in the Lord - 08/09/21

The Very Rev. Stephen John Janos, Jr., of Centre Township, Pennsylvania, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at his residence, at the age of 74.  He was born in Lebanon, PA, to the late Anne (née Marko) and Stephen J. Janos, Sr. He graduated from Reading Central High School in 1965, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, followed by a Master’s degree in Philosophy, from Villanova University.  He then graduated from St. Vladimir’s Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.


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A DREAM COMING TRUE AT SAINT ANDREW’S CAMP! - 08/09/21

On Friday, August 6, 2021, the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, His Eminence Archbishop Michael led a Service of Prayer and the Breaking of Ground for a new Camp Kitchen, Dining and Activities Center, at St. Andrew’s Camp, on the shore of Lake Oneida, in Jewell, New York. Saint Andrew’s is the Diocesan Camp where our young people have gathered every summer for nearly seven decades for fellowship, fun, and spiritual formation.


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In Memoriam: Father Leonid Kishkovsky - 08/05/21

Very Reverend, Reverend and Dear Fathers; Beloved in the Lord: Christ is in our midst!

During these days, we mourn the passing from this life of the + Mitred Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky. Yet, with hope in the Resurrection, we lovingly commend him into the hands of the Almighty God Whom he has served for so long, with such excellence and devotion.

Father Leonid advised Metropolitans of the Orthodox Church in America; and he imparted wise counsel to Patriarchs and Metropolitans, Chancellors and priests of ancient Churches, non-Orthodox confessions, and non-Christian communities throughout the world...


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ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE 2021 DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY: 2021 DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY TO BE HELD BY ONLINE VIDEO CONFERENCE - 08/04/21

Very Reverend, Reverend and Dear Fathers;
Delegates to the 2021 Diocesan Assembly;
Parish Council Members and Faithful Parishioners of our Diocesan Family:

Christ is in our midst!

The Diocesan Council, at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, with His Eminence, Archbishop MICHAEL presiding, received reports and entertained discussion regarding the logistical requirements for accommodating the delegates to the 2021 Diocesan Assembly in compliance with ongoing public health concerns.

Given the continuing fluidity of the situation with the coronavirus pandemic, and out of concern for the delegates and the Diocese, the unanimous decision was taken by the Diocesan Council to hold the 2021 Diocesan Assembly via video conference, instead of in person at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Endicott, New York as was previously planned. This decision by the Diocesan Council was blessed and approved by Archbishop Michael.

The date and time of the Diocesan Assembly remains Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 11:00 AM.


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Memory Eternal: + Mitred Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky - 08/04/21

The Deepest Sympathies of the clergy and faithful of the Diocese are expressed to Matushka Alexandra Kishkovsky, to all the Kishkovsky family, and to the parish family of the Church of Our Lady of Kazan, Sea Cliff, NY, on the falling asleep in the Lord of the + Mitred Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky, shortly before midnight last night, Tuesday, August 3.

The schedule of services for Father Leonid’s funeral are as follows:

All services will take place at Our Lady of Kazan Church, 2 Willow Shore Ave, Sea Cliff, NY 11579

Wednesday, August 11
12:00 PM: Arrival of the Body and Panikhida
7:00 PM: Funeral Service for a Priest

Thursday, August 12
9:30 AM: Divine Liturgy
Immediately following the Divine Liturgy, Litya from the Panikhida and interment at Roslyn Cemetery.

All clergy who wish to concelebrate the Funeral or the Divine Liturgy should contact the Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, chancellor@oca.org, or (516) 922-0550 x 130.

Grant rest eternal in blessed repose with the Saints, O Lord, to the soul of Thy newly-departed servant, the ever-to-be-remembered + Mitred Protopresbyter Leonid, who has fallen asleep in the Lord, and may his memory be eternal! "Vechnaya Pamyat!"

With love and prayers,

Archbishop Michael


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Archpastoral Visitation: Watervliet, NY (Photo Gallery) - 08/02/21

His Eminence Archbishop Michael celebrated Divine Liturgy on the feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross at St. Basil’s Orthodox Church in Watervliet, New York. (08/01/21)


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St. Andrew's Camp: Blessing of Lake Oneida (Photo Gallery) - 08/02/21

Blessing of Lake Oneida by Archbishop Michael and Fr. Joel Brady on the last day of Second Horse Week at St. Andrew’s Camp in Jewell, NY. (07/31/21)


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Saint Andrew's Camp 2021 in Pictures - 07/29/21


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Archpastoral Visitation To St. Vladimir's Church in Trenton, NJ - 07/28/21

His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, visited Saint Vladimir Orthodox Church in Trenton, NJ, on July 17 and 18, 2021, to celebrate the patronal feast day. Con-celebrating the hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Vladyka, were Fr. Volodymyr Chaikivskiy (Rector), Archpriest Paul Shafran (Pastor Emeritus, retired), Archpriest John Bohush (attached, retired), and visiting clergy, including Mitered Archpriest Daniel Andrejuk, Archpriest Paul Kucynda, Archpriest Daniel Skvir, as well as deacons and subdeacons. Following the Liturgy, about 150 parishioners and friends gathered for a lavish meal in the parish social hall, and children presented His Eminence with gifts.


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The Lates Issue of "First Fruits" Is Now Available For Dwonload - 07/28/21


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Saint Andrew's Camp Annual Bicycle Ride Fundraiser! - 07/19/21

This year the bicycle ride will be on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. The ride is a fun way to support OUR Camp and to connect with other Orthodox Christians from different churches of our diocese. All levels of riding ability are welcome.


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Endicott, NY: Ordination of Fr. Jacob Ramsey - 07/11/21

On July 1, 2021, Deacon Jacob Ramsey was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Archbishop Michael of New York and the Diocese of New York and Jersey at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Endicott, NY. Co-serving with His Eminence were Mitred Archpriest Joseph Lickwar, Chancellor of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, Archpriest Alexey Karlgut, parish rector and Dean of New York State, Archpriest Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk, Dean of New York City, Archpriest Gary Breton, Dean of New Jersey, Archpriest David Cowan Vice-Chancellor of the Diocese and a multitude of clergy from the Diocese and various jurisdictions. A festive meal took place after the Liturgy.

Many Years to the newly-ordained Priest Jacob, Matushka Anastasia, and their children Stephen, Nicholas and John!


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Archpriest Paul Shafran Celebrates 99th Birthday! - 07/11/21

By the grace of God, Archpriest Paul Shafran (Pastor Emeritus, retired – Trenton, NJ) reached his 99th milestone birthday July 2, 2021.  He was blessed to serve Divine Liturgy (shown in photo) on Sunday, July 4th, with Fr. Volodymyr Chaikivskiy  (Rector of Saint Vladimir's Church, Trenton, NJ), after which Fr. Volodymyr thanked him for all he has done for the Church and intoned “Many Years!”  Parishioners then gathered in the parish social hall for celebratory cake – a welcome change from last year’s covid-related lock-down.  The prior day, Fr. Paul celebrated with family.  We extend our warm congratulations, gratitude, and “Mnogaya L’yeta” to Fr. Paul!


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Building on the Foundations Laid by the North American Saints Church School Project - 07/07/21

A video summary of the 2020-21 church school year at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral in Jersey City, NJ.


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St. Andrew's Camp: Teen Week 2021 Now Open! - 06/26/21


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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
October 8 at 11:00 AM
Diocesan Headquarters
Bronxville, NY
 
Presbyters' Council
November 11 at 11:00 AM
Diocesan Headquarters
Bronxville, NY

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