June 12, 2015

Multicultural Day/Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2015.

June 12, 2015

Palm Sunday to Bright Monday -- some highlights.

November 9, 2014

11/09/14: Unveiing a Portrait of Cathedral Archdeacon Michael Suvak

June 15, 2014

6/15/14 Seasons of Faith: A Playlet in Four Acts

June 6, 2014

Palm Sunday Celebration, 2014

April 5, 2014

4/5/14: Kids Music Day

January 16, 2014
01/12/14: Visit of Sister Vassa (Larin) Updated: 01/20

January 5, 2014
01/05/14: Great Feast of Theophany

December 25, 2013
12/25/13: Feast of the Incarnation of our Lord and God and Savior, Jesus Christ

December 24, 2013
12/24/13: Christmas Eve: Holy Supper, Caroing and Festal Vigil

December 23, 2013
YELKA! Christmas Pageant/Nativity Tableau, 2013

December 20, 2013
12/19: Deck the halls and the Cathedral, Fa lala lala lala LA LA!

December 16, 2013
Snapshots of some recent events: Sumer/Fall, 2013

April 29, 2013
04/28/13: Visit to the NYC Cathedral of the President of Georgia, His Excellency Mikheil Saakashvili

April 13, 2013

March 24, 2013
Sunday, March 24 - Feast of Orthodoxy

October 6, 2012
Various Pictures of Events from June - October, 2012

June 17, 2012
06.17.12: All Saints of America, Ordination of Priest David Chandler Poling

April 21, 2012
4.8-15.2012: Palm Sunday, Holy Week, & Pascha, 2012

March 15, 2012
3/12-14/12: Annual Church cleaning

March 11, 2012
3/5/12: Sunday of Orthodoxy Procession

December 18, 2011
12/18/11: Craft Fair and Christmas pageant

December 8, 2011
A few photos of our Spiritual Sounds event at the Bhakti Center, 12/7/11

October 5, 2011
10/02/11: Celebration our Patronal Feast continued.

October 1, 2011
10/01/11: Festal Divne Liturgy celebrating the Altar Feast of our Cathedral

September 30, 2011
9/30/11: Festal Vigil of Holy Protection

September 13, 2011
Mary Gelement moved to Virginia

September 8, 2011
Looking Back: September 11, 2001

August 14, 2011
8/14/11: Vigil for the Dormition of the Theotokos

August 5, 2011
7/31/11: Blessing of Water in anticipation of the feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross

July 16, 2011
07/16/11: Secretary of State Hilary Clinton Visits the Ecumenical Patriarchate

June 25, 2011
6/19/11: Photos and Inspiration from the Official CD Release!

June 24, 2011
06/19/11: Two Birthdays

June 18, 2011
Gallery 3: Pentecost Celebrations

June 17, 2011
06/12/11: Pentecost Gallery Two: Ordination to Diaconate of David Chandler Poling

June 16, 2011
06/12/11: Pentecost Gallery One: Elevation of Cathedral Dean to Archimandrite

June 1, 2011
05/25/11: Faith Leaders Forum

April 23, 2011
04/23/11: Great & Holy Saturday at the Cathedral

April 17, 2011
04/17/11: Feast of Palms Celebrated at the NY/NJ Diocesan Cathedral

April 14, 2011
04/10/11: Sacrament of Holy Unction (соборование) Celebrated

April 7, 2011
04/07/11: A Lenten Sunday at the Catherdral

March 17, 2011
03/13/11: Sunday of Orthodoxy

March 9, 2011

January 15, 2011
01/09/11: 50th Birthday of our Dean, Fr. Christopher Calin

December 31, 2010
12/31/10: Christmas Celebrations and BLIZZARD, 2010

December 19, 2010
12/19/10: Christmas Pageant, YELKA, 2010

December 7, 2010
12/07/10: Spiritual Sounds: East Village Interfaith Concert

November 9, 2010
11/07/10 - Gallery II: Michael Robin Almendral's Photos - Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Virgin of Iveron

November 7, 2010
11/07/10: Visit of the Wondrous Myrrh Streaming IVERON Icon of the Mother of God

October 23, 2010
10/22/2010 Akathist for Healing of Cancer before the Icon of the Mother of God QUEEN OF ALL

September 14, 2010
09/14/10: GREAT FEAST of the Elevation of the HOLY CROSS

September 11, 2010

September 6, 2010
09/04/10: A Double Baptism to Begin the Church New Year:
Grace Ann Celeste Gibbons & Barbare Batsiashvili

August 21, 2010
8/21/10 A Baptism: Mariam Guadalupe Poling

August 19, 2010
8/19/10 - A Baptism at the Feast of the Transfiguration: Life Transfigured

June 27, 2010
June 27th - A Baptism, A Graduation and Blessing of Water

June 20, 2010
June 20th - Sunday School Recognition Awards and a Pankihida

May 30, 2010
May 30th - Sacramental Rite of Chrismation of Ryan Basil Weldzius

May 9, 2010
May 9th - The Enthronement of Bishop Michael of New York

April 10, 2010
Pascha Gallery, 2010 2.0

April 10, 2010
Egg Hunt, April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010
PASCHA, 2010 Parishioner Submitted Pictures

March 29, 2010
Exquisite Hand-Embroidered Liturgical Veil (aer) Donated to the Cathedral.

March 29, 2010
Palm Sunday Preparation

March 20, 2010
Benefit Concert for IOCC Haitian Relief

February 21, 2010
1st Sunday of the Great Fast - Orthodoxy Sunday

February 20, 2010
Cathedral Gallery Exhibition: Cindy Chardiet, Works in Oil

February 14, 2010
Loving Lent: A Parish Retreat Day

December 20, 2009
Christmas Pageant (Yolka)

November 15, 2009
Images from Our Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

September 27, 2009
Vesting of Fr. Nilus Lerro

August 22, 2009
Adult Baptisms

May 22, 2009
Scenes from the “Salt” Shoot

April 19, 2009
Pascha, 2009.

April 3, 2009
Immanuel Schools Youth Choir sings for NYC Deanery Clergy

February 20, 2009
Take a Virtual Tour of Our Cathedral

December 21, 2008
Sunday of the Ancestors of Christ

October 1, 2008
Parish Feast Day, October 1, 2008, Protection of the Holy Virgin

April 27, 2008
Holy Pascha 2008

April 25, 2008
Holy Friday Matins with Street Procession 2008

April 24, 2008
Great and Holy Thursday Matins 2008

March 16, 2008
Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2008

December 23, 2007
Nativity Pageant — “Yolka” 2007

November 28, 2007
Funeral Services for Archbishop Peter (L’Huillier), former Rector of the Cathedral

Gallery of Photographs

04/10/11: Sacrament of Holy Unction (соборование) Celebrated

April 14, 2011

On Sunday, April 10, 2011, Igumen Christopher, Dean, together with visiting clergy Archpriest Joseph Wodill of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (Whitestone), Archimandrite Gerasimos Makris of Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Brooklyn), Hieromonk Atanasie Popescu of St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church (Sunnyside), retired Archpriest Michael Dudas and Cathedral Archdeacon Michael Suvak, concelebrated the Sacrament of Holy Unction. Faithful from the NYC metropolitan area were in attendance. A Lenten reception followed the service in the trapeza prepared by Cathedral members and friends.

Information about Holy Unction:

Christ came to the world to "bear the infirmities" of men. One of the signs of his divine messiahship was to heal the sick. The power of healing remains in the Church since Christ himself remains in the Church through the Holy Spirit.

The sacrament of the unction of the sick is the Church's specific prayer for healing. If the faith of the believers is strong enough, and if it is the will of God, there is every reason to believe that the Lord can heal those who are diseased.

Is any among you sick, let him call for the presbyters of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed (Jas 5:14-16; see also Mk 6:13).

The sacrament of anointing is a "sobornal" sacrament in the traditional Orthodox practice. This means that as many of the faithful as possible are gathered to participate in the prayers. The rite itself calls for seven priests, seven readings from the epistles and gospels, seven prayers and seven anointings with oil specifically blessed for the service. Although it is not always possible to perform the sacrament in this way, the normal procedure is still to gather together as many priests and people as possible.

The express purpose of the sacrament of holy unction is healing and forgiveness. Since it is not always the will of God that there should be physical healing, the prayer of Christ that God's will be done always remains as the proper context of the sacrament. In addition, it is the clear intention of the sacrament that through the anointing of the sick body the sufferings of the person should be sanctified and united to the sufferings of Christ. In this way, the wounds of the flesh are consecrated, and strength is given that the suffering of the diseased person may not be unto the death of his soul, but for eternal salvation in the resurrection and life of the Kingdom of God.

It is indeed the case that death inevitably comes to man. All must die, even those who in this life are given a reprieve through healing in order to have more time on the earth. Thus, the healing of the sick is not itself a final goal, but is merely "instrumental" in that it is given by God as a sign of his mercy and as a grace for the further opportunity of man to live for him and for others in the life of this world.

In the case where a person is obviously in the final moments of his earthly life, the Church has special prayers for the "separation of soul and body." Thus, it is clear that the sacrament of holy unction is for the sick-both the physically and mentally sick-and is not reserved for the moment of death. The sacrament of unction is not the "last rites" as is sometimes thought; the ritual of the anointing itself in no way indicates that it should be administered merely in "extreme" cases. Holy unction is the sacrament of the spiritual, physical, and mental healing of a sick person whatever the nature or the gravity of the illness may be.
(taken from www.oca.org)

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