Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 5/3/21
Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 5/3/21
Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 5/3/21
Good Friday  4/30/21
Good Friday 4/30/21
Good Friday 4/30/21
Pascha John 1:1 Languages of our Parish
Pascha John 1:1 Languages of our Parish
Pascha John 1:1 Languages of our Parish


Please join us for coffee hour in the Church hall after Liturgy this coming Sunday, October 31st, 2021. Take some time to "catch up" with your fellow parishioners and friends over bagels and coffee.


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Confession schedule can be found in the bulletin OR by clicking here: Monthly CalendarAppointments are no longer necessary. 

Archbishop MICHAEL will join us for an Archpastoral Visit on Sat-Sun, Nov.20-21. We will be formally acknowledging the 30th anniversary of our Choir Director, Basil Kozak. Please make every effort to attend both services, and offer his Eminence a warm welcome.

Diocesan Fall Teen Retreat for middle and high school students will be held at Camp Shiloh in Hewitt, NJ. Fri-Sun Nov. 5-7. The goal is to embolden our teens in their faith, to lead them toward Christian maturity, and to have some fun with their peers. This weekend of fellowship and faith will include zip lining, archery, rock wall climbing, a high ropes course and a new heated pool. There is NO FEE to participate, but you must register online at by Fri. Oct. 22nd. Questions should be directed to Danielle Geeza (

An Atlantic City Bus Trip,  sponsored by the Men's Club, will take place on Thursday, November 11th. Price is $30.00 per person.  For details and registration:  see Phil in Church.. or call (908)331-1297

The Men's Club Spaghetti Dinner  is back! Mark your calendar for Sat., Nov. 13th from 5:00PM - 8:00PM in the Church Hall. (Vespers will be held at 4:00PM) Tickets are $14.00 each, ($8.00 for children 14 and under) and can be reserved through any Men's Club member or by contacting Phil at (908) 331-1297. Soda and water available for 
sale; BYOB for anything else. Baskets will be available for raffle! Proceeds aid the Church in various projects.

The Annual Economos Orthodoxy in America Lecture will be hosted by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University on Tues., Nov. 16th at 6:00PM on the Rose Hill Campus, 441 East Fordham Rd in the Bronx. If you cannot attend, this year's presentation will also be live-streamed. Register by Tues., Nov. 9th at

The 2021 Diocesan Altar Servers retreat will be held Sat., Nov. 20th at Holy Resurrection Church in Wayne. This one-day event will commence with Liturgy at 9:00AM, a brunch, as well as workshops and outdoor activities. The retreat will end with Vespers at 5:00PM, followed by dinner. More info will be on the Church bulletin board.

Virtual National Youth Retreat & Tour  will be held via Zoom on Fri., Nov. 26th  from 10AM-4PM. Entitled Where Saints Have Walked: A Visit to America's Oldest Monestary,  it is sponsored by the FOCA. Advanced online registration is required by Sun. Nov. 21.  A freewill donation to St. Tikhon's is being asked for as a "Thank you". For more info, go to

A Virtual St. Andrew's Day Celebration  will be hosted by the FOCA on Tues., Nov. 30, @ 8:00PM, where an Akathist to St. Andrew will be served by past and present spiritual advisors, followed by a Keynote Address by His Eminence, Archbishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest. For more details, see

A Virtual Tour of Bethlehem  will be led by Very Rev. Ilya Gotlinsky on Sun. Dec. 12th @7:00PM via Zoom.  If you are having difficulty finding the true spirit and meaning of Christmas, then join in on this journey thru the Holy City and relive the events and places of our Saviour's birth. To reserve a spot, simply make a tax deductible donation at Proceeds will benefit the FOCA United Fund, which provides for youth activities, scholarships and charitable outreach.

FOOD CARD PROGRAM : Food cards are available for various supermarket chains after Divine Liturgy, and do not cost any more than the face value of the card. The church receives a percentage as a free fundraiser! See Judy Znaiden in church or at


Parish Council: Mon. Oct 25th @7:30PM (Hall)

Choir Rehearsal: Tues. Oct 26th @7:00PM (Church)

Altar Society: Mon. Nov. 15th @6:30PM (Hall)

Annual NY/NJ Diocesan Assembly: Wed. Nov 3rd (online)

Saturday, October 30th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, October 31st
9:00 Divine Liturgy followed by Coffee Hour
Saturday, November 6th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers / General Confession
Sunday, November 7th
9:00 Divine Liturgy followed by Coffee Hour
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102