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Venerable Timothy of Symbola in Bithynia
Venerable Timothy of Symbola in Bithynia

Saint Timothy of Symbola was of Italian descent. He became a monk at a young age and pursued asceticism at a monastery called “Symbola”, in Asia Minor near Mount Olympus. At that time Theoctistus was the archimandrite of the monastery. Saint Timothy was the disciple of Theoctistus and…

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Saint Eustathius, Archbishop of Antioch
Saint Eustathius, Archbishop of Antioch

Saint Eustathius, Archbishop of Antioch (323-331) was born in Side, Pamphylia in 324. He was Bishop of Beroea (modern Aleppo), and enjoyed the love and esteem of the people, and at the request of his flock he was elevated by the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council (325) to the See of Antioch.…

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Saint George, Bishop of Amastris on the Black Sea

Saint George, Bishop of Amastris, was from the city of Kromna, near the city of Amastris close to the Black Sea. His pious and illustrious parents Theodore and Migethusa gave him a fine spiritual and secular education. Saint George withdrew to the mountains of Syriki in Asia Minor, where he…

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“Kozelshchansk” Icon of the Mother of God
“Kozelshchansk” Icon of the Mother of God

The Kozelshchansk Icon of the Mother of God was glorified in the late nineteenth century, though it is older than that. This icon is of Italian origin and was brought to Russia by one of Empress Elizabeth’s (1741-1761) maids of honor, who was Italian. The owner of the icon married a records…

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Saint John “Scholasticus”, Patriarch of Constantinople

Saint John Scholasticus, Patriarch of Constantinople, was born in Sirimion near Antioch, and studied law. He was ordained a priest because of his great holiness and piety. Later he was elevated to the patriarchal throne, where he spent the years 565 to 577. While still a presbyter, he compiled a…

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Saint Zacharias, Patriarch of Jerusalem

Saint Zacharias, Patriarch of Jerusalem, lived from the end of the sixth to the early seventh centuries. He became Patriarch of Jerusalem in 609. In the year 614 the Persian emperor Chosroes fell upon Jerusalem, looted it, and led many Christians into captivity, including Saint Zacharias. Chosroes…

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Saint Makarios of Glinsk Hermitage

The holy Elder Hieromonk Makarios (Matthew Terent'evich Sharov in the world) was born in 1802, and came from a wealthy bourgeois family in the city of Ephraimov in Tula Province. His mother was particularly devout, always walking with a prayer rope in her hands, and she raised her children in the…

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February 9, 2020


Upcoming Events

Babka Sale – Orders are now being taken for 11 different flavors – Cheese, Chocolate, Cinnamon Crumb, Prune, Poppy, Raspberry, Apricot, Raisin ($12); Raspberry Cheese, Apricot Cheese and Chocolate Cheese ($13).  To order call Judy at 732-828-0076.  Pick up will be on Thursday, March 26th, from 3-7 PM, at the church hall, located at 7 Jeffrie Ave, South River, NJ.  Last day to order, Sunday, March 22nd.

Interested in learning the history, teaching and practice of our Orthodox Faith? The last Informal Presentations with Q&A (and coffee and tea) will be held at the rectory with Fr. David on Monday February 17, at 7:00PM. These sessions are an excellent way to renew your faith or explore becoming an Orthodox Christian. All are welcome!

The Senior R Club will have a meeting at the Deerson home on Sunday, Feb. 16th, following coffee hour.

The Senior R Club  is sponsoring an Atlantic City Bus Trip to the Resorts Casino on Thurs. Feb. 20th. Bus leaves the parking lot at 9:00AM. Cost is $30; $25.00 in slot play will be given by the casino. Contact Janice Meade for tickets (732)-257-8671)

The next Men's Club meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20th at 7:00PM, in the Hall. We always welcome new members!

Prosphora Baking will be take place on Saturday, Feb. 22nd in the Hall, after the Memorial Liturgy (around 10-10:30AM). Newcomers are always welcome. 


Saturday, February 22nd
5:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, February 23rd
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, February 29th
5:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, March 1st
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102