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

A Joyous and Wonderful Day

On Nov. 21st, we celebrated several joyous occasions, as we welcomed His Emminence, Vladika Michael on his weekend visit to Ss. Peter and Paul. For all the pictures and video presentations, please click HERE.

Firstly, our Revered Parish Pastor, Archpriest Fr. David received a jeweled cross, considered the 'Sixth Award' for service to the Orthodox Church in America. Thank you for your service Fr. David!

Secondly, our Beloved Choir Director, Basil Kozak celebrated his 30th anniversary with our parish and received a Grammata from AB Michael. Thank you for your service Basil!

Lastly, the five so-called 'Band of Brothers' received Grammatas for service to the Parish during the Pandemic. Thank you for your service Jim Kornafel, Basil Kozak, Phil Rogozenski, Hank Dziemian and Josh Chup! 

The entire Parish celebrated after Liturgy with an extended coffee hour, while Basil waxed poetic about his early years in the Parish!


The Church will be having a babka and pierogi sale this December, spearheaded by Judy and Carol.
Potato cheese PEIROGI will be available for $8.00 a dozen. Order yours by contacting Carol Deerson at
732-254-4979 or by email at  Deadline for orders is Wednesday, December 1st.
Judy Znaiden is taking orders for the BABKAS.
The following are available: cheese, raspberry, chocolate, apricot, poppy seed, prune, raisin and
cinnamon crumb for $12.00 each
Raspberry cheese, chocolate cheese and apricot cheese are $13.50 each
Print out the pdf order form here Babka Order Form, fill it out and give to Judy OR contact Judy at
732-828-0076 or by email at  Deadline for orders is Sunday, December 5th
PICK UP TIME FOR ALL: Sat., Dec. 11th from 10am to 2pm in the church hall at 7 Jeffrie Ave, So. River.

FOR YOUR INFO: A moving and inspirational video showing the beauty of Orthodoxy can be seen here.The Orthodox Church - A Visual Journey

OCA Telegram Channel: You can now receive announcements and updates from the OCA website and social media. Subscribe to it at  To preview the channel, click here:


While at this time, many of us cannot make an offering in person to help support our Parish, please consider selecting the Donate button to make a one-time or recurring donation. Please also select "Cover Fees" and use your Bank account, in lieu of credit card. (Bank fees are less than card fees.) Thank you for your continued stewardship. 


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Reopening Letter from Fr. David
Babka Order Form Dec. 2021

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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

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 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. 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