Diocesan News

Upcoming Events within the Life of Our Diocese Diocese of New York-New Jersey – Home 


January 28, 2018

  Annual NY State

  Deanery Clergy

  Family Dinner Party

Basil Leaf Restorante

Syracuse NY

5:00 p.m.

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January 28, 2018

Youth Fun Event

Urban Air Adventure Park

Milltown NJ

1:30 p.m.

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February 2, 2018

   Feast-Day of the

   Meeting of Our Lord

   in the Temple


February 9, 2018

Diocesan Council


Diocesan Chancery

Bronxville NY


February 11, 2018

  Ice Skating Fellowship

  gather at:

  Saints Peter & Paul Church

  Bayonne NJ

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February 16-18, 2018





Saint Basil’s Academy

Garrison NY

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February 19, 2018

Beginning of

Great Lent


March 25, 2018

   The Annunciation to

   the Holy Theotokos


April 1, 2018

Palm Sunday


April 8, 2018



   The Resurrection of

   Our Lord, God, and

   Savior, Jesus Christ


May 17, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Ascension of

Our Lord


May 27, 2018

   Holy Pentecost

The Descent of

the Holy Spirit


August 6, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Transgfiguration of

Our Lord


August 15, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Dormition of

the Theotokos


September 8, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Nativity of

the Theotokos


September 14, 2018

   The Exaltation of the

   Life-Creating Cross


November 21, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Entrance of the

Theotokos into

the Temple


December 25, 2018

  Feast Day of the

  Nativity of Our

  Lord, God, and Savior

  Jesus Christ



What is a Distinguished Diocesan Benfactor?

In order to fund necessary ministries and fulfill the work of the Church in the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors generously contribute financial support.  Their contributions are voluntary, significant, and arise from thankfulness and gratitude to God for blessings received.

Through their generosity the diocese obtains much needed funding to build up and nourish the Body of Christ (His Holy Church).  Without them, many essential ministries would simply go unfunded and unattended.




What essential ministries do they support?

During the year 2011, Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors support three major initiatives.  They select how the diocese will use their contributions by designating the initiative of their choice:

Support A Mission Parish

Scholarship Our Seminarians

Help An Existing Parish

Who is a Distinguished Diocesan Benefactor?

Perhaps you … if God has richly blessed you!


“Please consider becoming a Distinguished Diocesan Benefactor!  By offering a sacrificial gift of $500, $1,000, $2,500,  $5,000 or whatever you are able this year, you will enable our Diocese to financially support a vitally important ministry of your choice.”

“May the Lord bless and keep you
in His loving care!”

~ Bishop +Michael ~






Your generous support is what being a Distinguished Diocesan Benefactor is all about.  Your love, your prayers, and your sharing of the riches with which you have been blessed make it all possible.  You may contribute by check using the donation form included on the brochure available for download (above) and sending it to us by mail.  Or, you may contribute now on-line using your credit card.  For your convenience and safety, our credit card donations are processed through Payment Processing Consultants to ensure security and protect your transaction.



 To learn more about the Diocese of New York and New Jersey and the upcoming events with the life of our Diocese, please click on the link below which will take you to the website for

The Diocese of New York and New Jersey:




His Grace, Bishop Michael

Bishop Michael presents a series of talks on matters of faith, belief, and the teachings of the Church. These instructional videos are concise and “to the point,” offering Orthodox Christians much-needed information, helpful advice for their spiritual journey, and assistance in answering questions that may come from non-Orthodox friends or acquaintances.

The goal is that we might better know and better live our faith.

The entire “Lessons in Our Faith” series is available through a special link by simply clicking below: