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Prophet Habakkuk
Prophet Habakkuk

The Holy Prophet Habakkuk, the eighth of the Twelve Minor Prophets, was descended from the Tribe of Simeon, and he prophesied around 650 B.C. The Prophet Habakkuk foresaw the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, the Babylonian Captivity and the later return of the captives to their native land.…

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Venerable Athanasius “the Resurrected One”, Recluse of the Kiev Near Caves

Saint Athanasius, hermit of the Near Caves of Kiev, was a contemporary of the archimandrite Saint Polycarp (July 24) of the Kiev Caves. Saint Athanasius was grievously ill for a long time. When he died, the brethren prepared him for burial, and on the third day the igumen came to bury him. However,…

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Venerable Athanasius the Recluse of the Kiev Caves

Saint Athanasius, Recluse of the Far Caves of Kiev is mentioned in the Fourth Ode of the general Canon of the Monastic Fathers of the Far Caves. The “Sayings and Lives of the Saints Who Repose in the Cave of Saint Theodosius” says that Saint Athanasius had no need of candles in the…

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Martyr Myrope of Chios
Martyr Myrope of Chios

The Holy Martyr Myrope was born in the city of Ephesus at the beginning of the third century. She lost her father at an early age, and her mother raised her in the Christian Faith. Saint Myrope frequently visited the grave of the Martyr Hermione (September 4), daughter of the holy Apostle Philip,…

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Saints John, Heraclemon, Andrew, and Theophilus, of Egypt

Saints John, Heraclemon, Andrew, and Theophilus lived in Egypt in the fourth century, and are mentioned in the life of Saint Onuphrius. After he had buried Saint Onuphrius, Saint Paphnutius came upon an oasis which impressed him with its beauty and abundance of fruit-bearing trees. Four youths…

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Saint Jesse, Bishop of Tsilkani, Georgia
Saint Jesse, Bishop of Tsilkani, Georgia

Saint Jesse of Tsilkani arrived in Georgia in the 6th century with the other Syrian fathers and companions of Saint John of Zedazeni. At the recommendation of Saint John of Zedazeni, Catholicos Evlavios of Kartli consecrated Saint Jesse as bishop of Tsilkani. The holy father traveled throughout his…

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Saint Stephen Urosh, King of Serbia
Saint Stephen Urosh, King of Serbia

Saint Stephen Urosh, King of Serbia, was son of King Dushan Nemany, and was born in the year 1337. In 1346 he was crowned king. Dushan sought the daughter of the French king for his son, but the Roman Pope insisted that the princess not change from the Latin confession. Dushan did not want to see a…

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Venerable Joannicius of Devic
Venerable Joannicius of Devic

Saint Ioannikios (Janićije) was a Serb from Zeta, near the Adriatic Sea. He was the son of pious and God-fearing parents, and he lived during the reign of the last medieval Serbian ruler, Prince George Branković (1427-1458). From his youth, Saint Ioannikios loved solitude, and as an adolescent he…

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Synaxis of the Gerontissa Icon of the Mother of God

The December 2 Feast Day of the Gerontissa Icon of the Mother of God commemorates a miracle which occurred on the night of December 1, 1948 when the Theotokos saved the Pantokrator Monastery on Mount Athos from a fire. Because of this event, the Icon also came to be known as the…

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Upcoming Events

Confession schedule can be found in the bulletin OR by clicking here: Monthly Calendar.  (There will be no General Confession during the Advent season.)

Our parish will be hosting an Advent Retreat of the OCF on Saturday, December 11th, starting at 11:00AM  in the church. All young adults, ages 18-25 are invited to attend. More details are available thrugh Fr. David.

Our Annual Saint Nicholas Giving Tree Project helps seminarian families who need assistance at Christmas. There are ornamnent tags placed on two "trees" hanging in the entry way of the Church. Take one or more tags, purchase the item, snd return the item Unwrapped by Sun. Nov. 28th.  Bring a smile to someone at Christmas morning!

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  www.orthodoxfellowship.org

Prosphora (Holy Bread) Baking Day is scheduled for Sat., December 4th. Beginning at 10AM in the Hall, parishioners are invited to help roll out, stamp and bake the loaves used for Holy Communion. Come and be a part of this blessed ministry. All hands are welcome!

The Holiday Cookie Sale of Holy Annunciation Church in Brick will be held on Sat., Dec. 11th  from 9:00AM-Noon. Cookies by the pound, dessert rolls, ethnic items and unique gifts will be available. Although there is No Admission Fee, free Parking, complimentary coffee and hot chocolate,  you sre asked to bring gently used coats, gloves and/or mittens to help those in need.  

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 www.eventbrite.com 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 jznaiden@optonline.net.

MEETING DATES: 

Parish Council: Mon. TBD @7:30PM (Hall)

Choir Rehearsal: Tues., Nov.30th @ 7:00PM (Church)

Men's Club: Thurs. Dec. 16th @7:00PM (Hall)

Altar Society: TBD (Hall)


Saturday, December 4th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers followed by Confessions
Sunday, December 5th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
7:00 Great Vespers w/Litiya followed by Confessions
Monday, December 6th
St. Nicholas the WonderWorker
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 11th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, December 12th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102