Metropolitan's Archpastoral Blessings for Students

Please see the Kalpana from the Diocesan Metropolitan offering blessings and advice to students on the new academic year.

Click here to view kalpana

Also see information below on some of the the Back to School Retreats held throughout the Diocese.

North Jersey/Rockland


Staten Island/Central Jersey

Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island

  • Date: September 21st
  • Time: 10am to 4pm
  • Location: St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Valley Stream
  • Speaker: Ms. Ceena Varghese
  • Theme: Changing the World
  • Theme Verse: "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.This is my command: Love each other." - St. John 15:16-17


Tags: Kalpana, MGOCSM

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