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The services of Holy Week transform us into eyewitnesses and direct participants in the awesome events of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. See our April Calendar for all Holy Week services and Confessions.

See the pictures for all of the following services/events under Media/Photos/2019.

  • Palm Sunday Vigil (April 20th), Palm Sunday and a Trip to the Holy Land presentation  by Greg, Alex and Dan on April 21st.
  • The Sacrament of Holy Unction, the Church's specific prayer for healing of the sick was served on Thursday, April 18th
  • Lenten Activity Night was held on  Friday, April 19th, where Church School students gathered after Matins to make Blessing Bags for the homeless as well as a lesson on Pascha and Holy Week.  
  • Our Easter Bazaar was held on Saturday, April 13th.  Thank you to everyone who made it a great success. You know who you are! 
  • Lenten Youth Sunday was held in our Parish on Sunday, April 7th.



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April 14th, 2019

Upcoming Events

The Annual Pascha Agape Meal will be served after Midnight Pascha service. This is a once a year opportunity for the entire Parish to break the fast together in the glory of the Resurrection. The signup sheet for this Pot-Luck event is available on the Church's bulletin board. Please make a cooked food donation and join your brothers and sisters in breaking the fast.

The Altar Society will be holding a Mother's Day Raffle during Coffee hour on Sunday, May 5th. Tickets can be purchased from any Society member up to the day of drawing. Tickets are $5.00ea or 3 fo $10.00

The annual Cemetery Grave Blessing will take place on Saint Thomas Sunday, May 5th, beginning at 1:00PM 

The Men's Club is sponsoring an Atlantic City trip on Monday, May 6th. The bus to Resorts leaves from the parking lot at 9:00AM, returning about 6:45PM. 

Tuesday, April 23rd
Holy Tuesday
7:00PM Bridegroom Matins
Wednesday, April 24th
Holy Wednesday
7:00PM Bridegroom Matins followed by Confessions
Thursday, April 25th
Holy Thursday
8:30AM Confessions
9:00AM Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil
7:00PM Twelve Passion Gospels
Friday, April 26th
Great and Holy Friday
2:00PM Vespers and Placing of Plashchnitsa
7:00PM Matins, Lamentation and Procession followed by Confessions
Saturday, April 27th
Great and Holy Saturday
8:30 Confessions
9:00am Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil

12:00PM and 4:00PM Blessing of Paschal Baskets
9:00PM Reading of the Acts of the Holy Apostles
11:30PM  Nocturne
Sunday, April 28th

12:00AM Midnight Matins and Liturgy, Procession
After Service: Paschal Basket Blessing
~2:30AM - ?? AGAPE Meal/Resurrection Supper
12:00PM Paschal Vespers w/Procession
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102