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Welcome to the Diocese of New York and Washington, D.C., part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of New York and Washington, D.C. is led by His Grace Bishop Nicholas, and 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.

 

Bishop Nicholas to Speak at Tenth Annual St. Stephen Retreat

“To those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints” 1 Cor. 1:2

The St. Stephen the Protomartyr Antiochian Orthodox Church Women Group is hosting a tenth annual Lenten retreat with the theme, "How to Live a Pious Life and Be Saints." The speaker is His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn, Diocese of New York and Washington DC and Assistant to the Metropolitan. The date is March 11, 2017, and we will begin at 10:00 a.m. The retreat will be followed by Great Vespers. This event is free and open to all adults, teens and children.

Schedule:
Breakfast: 9:30- 10:00 am
First Session: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Second  Session: 1:00 – 3:00
Third Session: 3:00 pm (General Questions & Answers)
Followed by Great Vespers

St. Stephen Church:
609 Lane Ave.
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Please RSVP by March 4, 2017:
Nadine Atalla (732) 512-7344 Nadina18@msn.com
Carmen Elsabee (732) 548-4947 Relsabee@hotmail.com 

Metropolitan Joseph Hosts Luncheon for Local Law Enforcement Officials

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph welcomed law enforcement officials from the New York City and New Jersey area for a luncheon, to thank them for their help and support throughout the years. The officials who attended were especially helpful during the recent visits of our Patriarch and during the funeral of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory.

After lunch, His Eminence presented each of them with an icon of the Archangel Michael, the patron saint of law enforcement. In thanking them for their efforts and praying for their safety, Metropolitan Joseph also relayed to them that he hoped to make this luncheon an annual event. Those in attendance included the following: Charbel Atie, Chief of Police for Prospect Park, NJ, Sheriff Michael Saudino of Bergen County, Deputy Inspector Amin Kosseim of the NYPD, Commander Nart Hapatsha, Intelligence Division, Wayne, NJ, Mr. Joseph Hakim, and Mr. Johnny Abuissa. Present from the archdiocese were Metropolitan Joseph, His Grace Bishop Nicholas, and Archpriest Thomas Zain, Vicar General.

Memory Eternal! + Matushka Juliana Schmemann

Memory eternal! + Matushka Juliana Schmemann, 93, wife of the late Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, reposed in the Lord at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, New York, on Sunday evening, January 29, 2017. Alongside her husband Fr. Alexander—eminent theologian, author, and Dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary—Matushka Juliana played a key role in the founding of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). She and Fr. Alexander, who fell asleep in the Lord in 1983, ministered to numerous Antiochian seminarians throughout the years they were associated with St. Vladimir's.

Matushka enjoyed a distinguished career as a teacher and headmistress. In later years she traveled widely to speak to women's groups and authored two books:  My Journey With Father Alexander and The Joy to Serve.

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