Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Bright Monday 2022
Bright Monday 2022
Bright Monday 2022

Memorial Soul Saturdays

As Orthodox, it is natural for us to pray for the departed as it is for those who are still alive. We are taught that the departed are no longer able to rectify their lives as they could on earth; hence, their only hope is for us to pray for them and to do good deeds in their name in order to cover any unrepentant sins that they have brought into the next life. As an act of love and mercy, The Church has set aside four Saturdays this year, called Memorial (Soul) Saturdays to publicly commemorate all her departed children: February 18 (Pre-Lent); March 11 (Great Lent); June 3 (Eve of Pentecost) and October 21 (Demetrius Sunday). A form was included in the bulletin, and is also available at the Candle Desk. Please write their FIRST names only, and drop it off at the church or rectory. Our bright and joyous faith teaches us that someday, you will again see them in a renewed form.

Church School Registration

A Registration & Parent Meeting for the new Church School Year will be held in the hall during Coffee Hour on Sunday, Sept. 10th.  The staff is excited to share its new curriculum and activity ideas for our youth ages 4 thru high school. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our Church School Coordinator, Allison Steffaro, by telephone (732-698-1952) or e-mail (

Informal Faith Forum

An Informal Faith Forum will be held on four consecutive Wednesdays starting Sept. 13th. With the exception of the first meeting, which will be held in the church following Great Vespers for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, interested participants will be gathering at the rectory at 7PM. Entitled Review and Discussison of Our Orthodox Faith, each session will be a stand alone opportunity, which means you can attend just one or all four; there will also be a Zoom link available for those who would like to take part online. This forum will explore how Christ is revealed to us in the Scriptures, in history, in worship and in our lives. Save these dates and look for further info in the bulletin and on the website.

Pictures from 2023

Please check out more pictures from 2023 that have been added to the website, including: Holy Week, Pascha, Bright Monday, Memorial Day, Parishioner Graduation, Fr. David Farewell, Ss. Peter and Paul Feastday, St. Andrew's Camp Fundraiser, and Spaghetti Dinner with Elvis. As always, if you have other pictures that you think we could post, please send them to the webmaster.



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Fall Babka Sale  

Babkas - Orders are now being taken for 8 different flavors  – Cheese, Chocolate, Cinnamon Crumb, Prune, Poppy at $14 each.            Raspberry Cheese, Apricot Cheese and Chocolate Cheese at $15.00 each.  To order call Judy at 732‑427‑4855.  Last day to order Sunday, October 22nd.  Pick up is Thursday, October 26th from 3pm to 6pm, at the church hall, located at 9 Jeffrie Ave, South River, NJ.

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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.  
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
The Altar Society  is hosting an Atlantic City Bus Trip to the Resorts Hotel and Casino on  Thursday, Sept. 21st.  Cost is $35.00 per person, which includes a bag lunch and $15 in slot play. The bus will depart from the church parking lot on Whitehead Avenue at 9:00AM sharp. Enjoy the late summer weather with a stroll along the boardwalk, shopping on the peir and/or playing your favorite casino games. There is limited seating available; for reservations and info, contact Sonja Harris-Neumyer (732-501-7365) or Elaine Mazzei (732-254-5815).
The Senior R Club will be holding its Annual Oktoberfest Party in the parish hall on Saturday, October 21, starting at 6PM. (NOTE: Vespers with General Confession will be served at 5PM) Authentic German food will be served, along with live music and dancing, featuring a real Oom-Pa-Pa band. Tickets for this BYOB event are $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for children ages 12 and under; they are now available from any Club member.
Our Archbishop MICHAEL is scheduled to make an Archpastoral Visit on Sat-Sun, Oct 14-15,  for a dual celebration; the 25th anniversary of Father David's ordination to the priesthood and his 25 years as our rector. There will be a festal meal in the church hall, hosted by Parish Council, following Divine Liturgy on Sunday; see Starosta or Anastasia Essl for assistance in set-up and/or clean-up. It is important that we all attempt to make Vladika's visitation an important aspect of our lives; please put these dates aside and participate in this momentous occasion for our God-protected community and its pastor.
SAVE THE DATE.... Our Annual Fall Festival will be here before you know it! As always, this event will only be a success through the work of volunteers, Co-chairpeople Rebecca Kozak and Deborah Silowka have already started planning for this big event. EVERYONE is encouraged to come and help; let's make this one of the best fellowship ministries and fundraisers we have ever offered. The more people pitching in, the more fun it is! Mark you calendar now for Saturday, October 28th,  and keep checking the bulletin for more info on volunteering, cooking, baking and donating.

Church School: Commenced Sept 17

Altar Society: Wed, Sept. 20th @6:30 (Hall)

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

Choir Rehearsal: Tues Sept 19th@7:00PM (Church)

Men's Club: No Sept. Meeting @ 7:00 (Hall)

Saturday, September 23
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Great Vespers w/Litiya followed by Gen Confession
Sunday, September 24
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, September 27
7:00 Faith Forum in Rectory
Saturday, September 30
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, October 1
Protection of the Theotokos
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, October 4
7:00 Faith Forum in Rectory
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102