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The Beginning of Great Lent, 2013

March 17, 2013

View the schedule of services for the beginning of Lent. The lenten spring has come – the light of repentance! O brothers, let us cleanse ourselves from all evil, crying out to the Giver of Light: Glory to Thee, O Lover of man. Let us begin the fast with joy! Let us prepare ourselves for […]

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Art Show Held at St. Andrew’s

March 7, 2013

Thank you to all who attended our first-ever Art Show and Wine Tasting, especially to our artists who showed their work. And most of all, thank you to our Parish Council President Mark Guyer for all of his work conceiving and orchestrating this event, it was enjoyed by all! Photos of the event can be […]

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Four Catechumen Begin the Journey to Pascha

February 5, 2013

On Sunday, February 3, 2013, Fr. John blessed three inquirers to join the ranks of the Catechumen of the Orthodox Faith, who together with our existing catechumen, will prepare through study and prayer for reception into the Church. We pray that, by the Grace of God, our catechumen will be prepared to receive the sacrament […]

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The Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple

February 2, 2013

(The following text is excerpted from The Meaning of Icons by Vladimir Lossky and Leonid Ouspensky. You can read more about the book, or purchase it, here.  Above, Fr. John blesses the year’s candles during the Festal Liturgy, as is traditional on the feast.) The Presentation or “Meeting” (η Υπαπαντη) of our Lord Jesus Christ (February […]

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Holy Theophany 2013

January 6, 2013

Christ is Baptized! In the Jordan! We wish you a joyous feast as we celebrate Holy Theophany – the revelation of Christ’s divinity through His Holy Baptism. On this feast, we join together to celebrate the Great Blessing of Water, in which we bless the year’s Holy Water, and thus realize water’s true and full […]

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The Feast of the Holy Nativity

December 24, 2012

We greet you warmly in the joy of this Great and Holy Feast, the birth in the flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. The Vigil is served tonight at 7:00 PM. The Divine Liturgy is served tomorrow at 10:00 AM. We look forward to celebrating this feast with you, together as a […]

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Archpastoral Message on the Tragedy in Newtown

December 20, 2012

His Grace, the Right Reverend Michael, Bishop of New York, and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, sends the following letter to the faithful among his diocese, reflecting on the tragedy that has occurred in Newtown, CT.

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Memory Eternal: Archpriest Michael Mihalick

December 13, 2012

It is with great sadness that we have learned that our former pastor, rector, and father, the +Archpriest Michael Mihalick, has reposed in the Lord. From the Orthodox Church in America’s website: Archpriest Michael J. Mihalick, 63, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully at home on the morning of Monday, December 10, 2012. For many […]

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Remembering Fr. Alexander Schmemann

December 13, 2012

Today marks the 29th anniversary of the repose of the +Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, one of the great theological writers of our times. Fr. Alexander, known the world over through his powerful books, including For the Life of the World, was a major figure in the Orthodox Church in America’s receiving independence (autocephaly) in 1977. You […]

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Diocese Holds First ‘Children’s Choir Workshop’

December 3, 2012

On Saturday, December 1, 2012, the Diocese of New York & New Jersey’s Commission on Liturgical Music held its first ‘Children’s Choir Workshop’, hosted by our parish here at St. Andrew’s.  Led by noted diocesan conductor and musician David Lucs, the workshop was a fun-filled and inspiring day, as David creatively engaged the group of […]

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