Summer 2000
Stories: Yours, Mine, and Ours
[THEME] - Fr. John Shimchick

Dedicated to
Peter Mikuliak
1944- 2000
A Life Worth Living

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Reflections on the Canonization of St.Raphael
by Archbishop Peter

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by Jessica Rose
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Saying "Amen" to Our Story
by Fr. John Shimchick

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by Rev. A. Edward Siecienski
bullet.GIF (1056 bytes) The Journals of Fr. Alexander Schmemann: Book Review
by Robert Flanagan
bullet.GIF (1056 bytes)  Two Backpage Stories:  Wilted Flowers and Limetone Pillars
by Fr. Stephen Siniari
bullet.GIF (1056 bytes) How Stories Matter
by Fr. Joseph Woodill
bullet.GIF (1056 bytes) How the World Lost its Story
by Robert W. Jenson
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by Eleana Silk
bullet.GIF (1056 bytes) Psalmic Music in Orthodox Liturgy as Foundation, Movement, and Ministry (Pt. 1) by Mark Bailey bullet.GIF (1056 bytes) The Geography of Prayer: Poetry by Donna Farley

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   Jacob’s Well, published with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop PETER, is the official publication of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (Orthodox Church in America). It provides, as did the well in ancient communities, a place for the distribution of news and activities regarding the life of the Diocese and its parishes. It seeks to highlight functions sponsored in the areas of youth and liturgical music, and the efforts taking place throughout Diocesan missions. Of special interest is the presentation of iconographic examples from Diocesan parishes.

But like the story of the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well (John 4), it also seeks to be a vehicle which provides not just news but opportunities for reflection on the living encounter with Jesus Christ. In this way it attempts to examine the role of Tradition as the "ongoing life of the Holy Spirit in the Church" (Vladimir Lossky). Through a variety of themes and materials – articles, reviews of books, films, and theater, studies of moral and even environmental issues, as well as poetry – it tries to acknowledge the many ways which the Holy Spirit seeks to make Christ known. In this regard, it is also pleased to feature the theological knowledge of His Eminence, Archbishop PETER, particularly in the areas of Orthodox history and Canon Law.

Finally, while input from members of the Diocese, both clergy and lay people is encouraged, contributions from those outside of the Diocese are welcome and utilized whenever possible.

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