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. is led by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip 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.
Master Class with The Boston Byzantine Choir
Saturday, March 15th, St. Anthony's Orthodox Church, Bergenfield, NJ
Join us for a Workshop/Master Class with the renowned Boston Byzantine Choir, directed by Protocantor Charles R. Marge.
- Learn how to sing Byzantine Chant in a mixed SATB choir setting using Western Notation.
- Gain techniques that make the Melos (melody) sound angelic even in a large choir with little training in Byzantine Chant.
- Work with English hymn texts so that the phrases dance just as they do in Greek and Arabic.
- Apply your newfound knowledge with the BBC during the celebration of Great Vespers.
- Enjoy a concert featuring music from their newly released CD, Lenten Journey.
- Enjoy a Meet and Greet Dinner Reception with Maestro Marge and the Boston Byzantine Choir.
A Registration fee will be charged to help defray costs:
15.00 per person
12.00 per person for 5-8 participants registering together from one parish (use code CHOIR5 when registering)
10.00 per person for 10 or more participants registering together from one parish: use code CHOIR10 when registering
All music materials, lunch, dinner are included.
Registration Fee will increase $5.00 after March 8 and at the door.
8th Annual Lenten Retreat
St. Stephen the Protomartyr Antiochian Orthodox Church Women's Group
609 Lane Ave, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Guest Speaker: His Grace, Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn & Assistant to His Eminence Metropolitan Philip
Topic: Overcoming Worrying and Anxiety
"Martha, Martha you are worried and troubled about many things..." Luke 10:41
Date: March 29th, 2014 - 10:00 am followed by Great Vespers
MEMORY ETERNAL! The Very Rev. John Elias was born in 1939 in Hafa, Latakia, Syria. He passed away on February 11, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. Father John faithfully served the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese in America for 40 years in the following parishes:
St. Mary's Yonkers, NY; St. Thomas in Sioux City, Iowa; St. George in Akron, OH; St. George in El Paso, Texas; St. Mary in Omaha, NE; and St. George in Jacksonville, FL, where he served from 1992-2001.
Archpriest John was preceded in death by his parents: Nassim and Badia; his sisters Yvonne, Azizeh, and Mother Antonina. He is survived by his wife, Kh. Nawall Elias; his children Yvonne, Jany (husband), Azizeh, Zaharia (husband), Nassim, Dana (wife); his grandchildren: Reema, Nicole, John, Alina, Michael, Christopher; his brothers Aziz and Spiro, and his sisters Hind and Nadia. Father John was a beloved priest, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. May his memory be eternal. Christ is Risen!