Today's Saints
Venerable Savva the Sanctified
Venerable Savva the Sanctified

Saint Savva the Sanctified was born in the fifth century at Cappadocia of pious Christian parents, John and Sophia, and his father was a military commander. Journeying to Alexandria on military matters, John and Sophia left their five-year-old son Savva in the care of an uncle. When the boy was…

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Saint Gurias, Archbishop of Kazan
Saint Gurias, Archbishop of Kazan

Saint Gurias, Archbishop of Kazan, (in the world Gregory Rugotin), was the first archbishop of the Kazan diocese, established in 1555. He was born in the town of Radonezh outside Moscow into the family of a courtier. His parents were not wealthy, and so from his early years he had to serve Prince…

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Martyr Anastasius the Fuller of Salona in Dalmatia

The Martyr Anastasius the Fuller lived at Salona in Dalmatia during the third century. He was arrested and brought to trial because of his missionary activity in Salona. Saint Anastasius, boldly and without fear, confessed Christ as the true God and Creator of all. He even painted a cross on his…

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Venerable Karion (Cyrion) and his son, Venerable Zachariah, of Egypt

Saint Karion lived in Scetis in Egypt during the fourth century. He became a monk and left his wife and two children behind in the world. When a famine struck Egypt, Saint Karion’s wife brought the children to the monastery and complained of their poverty and difficulties. The saint took his…

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Venerable Nectarius of Bitolya and Mount Athos

Saint Nectarius of Mount Athos was raised by his father, who became a monk at the monastery of the holy Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian in Bitolya (Bulgaria). He himself was tonsured on Mount Athos, and performed his obedience under experienced spiritual guides, Saint Philotheus and the Elder…

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Venerable Philotheus of Karyes, Mount Athos

Saint Philotheus of Karyes lived an ascetic life on Athos in the cell of Iagari near Karyes. He was the Spiritual Father of Saint Nectarius. Because of the purity of his life, he was granted the gift of clairvoyance.

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Monastic Martyrs of Karyes

The Holy Monastic Martyrs of Karyes were martyred by the Latins who came with fire and sword onto Mount Athos during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Michael Paleologos (1259-1282), an apostate from Orthodoxy. Bursting in upon the Karyes monastery, the Latins burned and devastated the Church of…

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Saint Crispina

Saint Crispina lived at Thacora (Tagora) in Africa, and was arrested for professing Christianity. The proconsul Annius Anullinus presided at her trial at Theveste (or Tebessa) in December of 304. Anullinus asked her if she was aware that she was required by law to offer sacrifice to the gods for…

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March 13, 2022


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Upcoming Events

Confession schedule can be found in the bulletin OR by clicking here: Monthly Calendar For those who are hesitant to worship in person, Fr. David is available to meet with you, either at home or in church, to participate in the Sacraments of Holy Confession and Communion. Please email or call Fr. David to set up an appointment. 
 
In the church vestibule are two paper Christmas trees that herald this year's Giving Tree Ministry - our annual opportunity to share holiday joy with financially strapped seminarians and their families. You are invited to take several ornament tags, and purchase the presents. Remember to affix the tag to the present. All items must be in by Sunday, November 27th. Thanks for your love, support and generosity.
 
The St. Nicholas Day pagaent will be presented by the Church School on Sunday December 4th, following Liturgy. Anyone interested in lending a hand should see Karen Berezniak or Basil Kozak. Yolka Practice will take place in the hall this Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 4:00PM. (NOTE: There will be an expanded Coffee Hour hosted by the St. Anne's Guild and it is rumored that even St. Nicholas himself will make an appearance.
 
Plan ahead for the Holidays! A Christmas Kolachi Sale  is being held by the Senior R Club. Poppy, apricot, nut and prune rolls are available for $18.00 each. The deadline for ordering is Sunday, November 20th with a delivery date of  Friday, December 9th. Call Carol Deerson at (732) 254-4979.
 
On Saturday, December 10th, beginning at 10:am, members of the Holy Bread Baking Ministry will meet in in the hall to participate in the ancient tradition of making prosphora for our Eucharistic celebrations. If you want to help, please come! - Everyone is welcome! 
 
Teaching Liturgy will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11th, at 8:30AM. It will address the vesting of the priest and the preparation of gifts, commonly known as Prokomedia. Its goal is to engage the hearts and minds of everyone, young and old, so that you can worship with much more understanding and passion. 
 
Our Church Choir will be hosting its Annual Community Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 18th, at 3:00PM in the church. An array of liturgical and secular holiday music from around the world will be performed to delight one and all. Although there is NO CHARGE for this event, a free-will offering of a canned good would be much appreciated to support the South River Food Bank. There will be refreshments served in the church hall afterwards - come and enjoy!
 
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 jznaiden@optonline.net.
 
MEETING DATES: 

Church School: Sunday, Oct. 16th following Liturgy Dismissal

Parish Council: Mon. Dec. 19th @7:30PM (Hall)

Choir Rehearsal: Tues, Nov 29th @7:00PM (Church)

Men's Club: Thurs, Dec. 15th@7:00PM(Hall)

Altar Society: Mon, Dec. 19th @6:30 (Hall)


Monday, December 5th
7:00 Great Vespers with Litiya followed by Confessions
Tuesday, December 6th
St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 10th
6:00 Confessions
6:30 Panihida for Walter Sr., Mary and Walter (Blackie) Sudnikovich (1 yr), and Luke Naumiuk (1 yr)
7:00 Vespers followed by Confessions
Sunday, December 11th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 17th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, December 18th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102