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Welcome to the Diocese of New York and Washington, D.C., part of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of New York and Washington, D.C. includes 15 churches and missions in the New York City metropolitan area, the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and institutions throughout North America (e.g., the Antiochian Village in Pennsylvania).

Parishes of this diocese join with the parishes of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic for Parish Life Conferences and other diocesan gatherings.

 

8th Annual Lenten Retreat: March 21, 2015

Announcing: the 8th Annual Lenten Retreat for the Diocese of NY and DC
Hosted by St. Stephen the Protomartyr Antiochian Orthodox Church Women Group
609 Lane Ave, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 - www.ststephenchurch.net
"Overcoming Worrying and Anxiety"

With Guest Speaker His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn
Diocese of New York and Washington D.C. and Assistant to the Metropolitan

March 21, 2015 - 10:00 am
Breakfast 9:30- 10:00 am, 10:00 – 12:00 noon 1st Session, Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 3:00 2nd Session- 3:00 pm 3rd session (General Questions & Answers)
Followed by Great Vespers

This event is free and open to all adults and teens
Please RSVP by 3/10/2015

For more information and to RSVP, please contact
Carmen Elsabee (732) 548-4947 or Relsabee@hotmail.com
Rosemary Kattas (973) 270-0256 or rkattas@optonline.net

 

Bishop Nicholas Delivers Schmemann Lecture on the Ministry of St. Raphael

On January 30, 2015, His Grace Bishop Nicholas engaged his audience in a fascinating historical look at "The Life and Ministry of St. Raphael of Brooklyn" during the 32nd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), attended the evening lecture.

Bishop Nicholas holds several engineering degrees as well as a Master of Divinity degree awarded with Highest Distinction from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He speaks Arabic and English fluently and has a working knowledge of French, Hebrew, Ancient Greek, New Testament Greek, and Modern Greek. His Grace administers the Diocese of New York and Washington, D.C. and also serves as the assistant to His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph.

February 8 is National Scout Sunday

The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting, an endorsed agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, released the following letter announcing this year's annual recognition of Scouting programs.

Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, Scouts all over the United States will celebrate National Scout Sunday. Scout Sunday is an annual event among all faiths which recognize the good work that is done by Scouts in our religious communities. The observance of Scout Sunday tradition was started years ago to make people in the church aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out of what is pledged each week, The Scout Law says that a "Scout is Reverent" and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their "Duty to God". These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith. That is why this Sunday is set aside to honor God and to remind us that we are all His Creatures and made in His Image or more precisely - to image (reflect) Him to the world.

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishop of the Americas has designated this also as Orthodox Scout Sunday. Through the Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting [EOCS], the Assembly and its predecessor, SCOBA, have been actively supporting both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the USA since the 1960's.

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