Special Service and Event on Saturday, March 30th

Dear Brothers and Sisters!

Today in our  Сhurch we started to clean our surrounding  area in preparation for Easter. We cleared the road in front of the Church, trimmed the bushes, cleared the area in front of the Church from dry leaves and renewed the cross at the entrance. After that the panikhida and moleben was held in our church.  Today we did only part big job for preparation our Church for Easter. Big thank you Fr. Rodion with Liliya, Julian and Malyshev family. We invite everyone to help us on following Saturdays. 

Дорогие Братья и Сестры!

Сегодня  в нашем храме мы начали уборку прилегающей территории в плане подготовки к Светлой Пасхе. Мы почистили дорогу перед храмом, подстригли кусты, почистили территорию перед храмом от сухих листьев и подновили крест при входе. После этого была отслужена панихида и молебен. Сегодня была сделана только часть большой работы по подготовке нашей Церкви к Светлой Пасхе.  Большое спасибо о. Родиону с Лилей, Юлиану и семье Малышевых. Мы приглашаем всех желающих помочь нам в последующие субботы.




The Annual Parish Meeting

Dear Brother and Sisters!

This is a remainder that the Parish Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 31 after  the Liturgy. Everyone is invited to participate. Have your suggestions and comments expressed. Please contribute to our Lenten luncheon as well.

Дорогие Братья и Сестры!

Это напоминание, что Приходское Годовое Собрание будет проведено в воскресение, Март 31 после Литургии. Все приглашены. Вы можете внести ваши предложения и комментарии. Пожалуйста, принесите что-нибудь на нашу постную трапезу.

Sunday, March 24 First Sunday of Lent. Triumph of Orthodoxy

The Church maintains the tradition of celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy at the beginning of Great Lent. This service proclaims the victory of the Church over heresies and confirms the decisions of the seven Ecumenical Councils.  Also, at the Liturgy at our Church all innocently perished victims were commemorated.

Two Crosses were donated to our Church. We thank the parish of St. John the Baptist, Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls,NJ and especially Fr. Mark and God’s servant Paul and hope for further participation and assistance.

Церковь сохраняет традицию празднования Торжества Православия в начале Великого поста. Эта служба провозглашает победу Церкви над ересями и подтверждает постановления семи Вселенских Соборов. На службе в нашем Храме также были помянуты  все невинно убиенные.

Нашему Храму были пожертвованы два Креста. Благодарим за это приход Св. Иоанна Крестителя , Русской Православной Церкви Литтл Фолс, Нью Джерси  и сугубо о. Марка и р.б. Павла и надеемся на дальнейшее участие и помощь.

Special Services and Events on Saturdays during the Lent.

Dear Brothers and Sisters!

During the Lent the panikhida, moleben and confession will be held in our church on Saturdays at 11AM. The Сhurch and the surrounding  area will be cleaned in preparation for Easter. We invite everyone to join us.

На протяжении Великого Поста в нашем храме  по субботам  в 11 утра будут проводится панихиды, молебны и исповеди, а также будет проводится подготовка храма и прилегающей территории к Светлой Пасхе. Мы приглашаем всех присоединится к нам.

Sunday, March 17 Cheesefare Sunday , Divine Liturgy Vespers with the Rite of Forgiveness Blini Luncheon

On the Cheesefare Sunday the Church commemorates the exile of Adam from paradise. This day is also known as the Forgiveness Sunday because Orthodox Christians ask mutual forgiveness before they begin the spiritual journey of the Great Lent. On this day, on March 17, St. George parish had services in our temple.

Metropolitan  Anthony  of  Sourozh

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

After these weeks of preparation during which we have examined our soul, our lives, all our relationship before the eyes and the judgement of God, we enter today into the joy of Lent; the joy of Lent. The word ‘lent’ means the spring; it is a beginning, and a beginning of life, a beginning of newness, a new time. It is a time when we will no longer be reminded of our own sins, no longer be confronted with images in parables of fall and repentance, but faced with the names of Saints who have started their lives as we start them: the frail, weak, vacillating, but who by the grace of God, by the power of God have become what they are: men, women, children whom we can venerate, in whom we can rejoice, who can be set as examples to us, to whom we can turn for their prayers unto salvation.

Tonight we will start on this journey; on the journey that leads us from our sinful condition, recognised, repentant unto a new time, unto the Resurrection of Christ which is the beginning for us of our own eternal life. We will start on this journey to-night as the people of Israel started from the land of Egypt for the Promised Land: still frail, still burdened, still incompletely free. But it is not by looking back at ourselves, but by looking towards the Living God Who is Life and salvation, and to the example of those who have been victorious by the power of God that we will find courage,
inspiration to come to the final victory, to the newness of life which is our calling and God’s promise. We will have to journey together, and we must not be in any delusion: we will be difficult for one another as companions on the journey; but we will depend on one another if we want to achieve to come to an end, — in the same way in which the Israelites were in the desert: not always obedient to God, not always loyal to one another, and yet, needing each other in order to reach the promised goal.

So, let us start now; let us think of the feast which we keep next Sunday: Triumph of Orthodoxy. It is not the triumph of the Orthodox over anyone else; it is the triumph of God over people. The triumph of His truth, the triumph of God in the lives of people.

And than, let us look at one saint after the other, and listen to what he has got to say to us: Gregory Palamas, John of the Ladder, Mary of Egypt and all those who have followed in the footsteps of Christ. And we will then reach the point at which we must forget everyone and everything, and remember nothing, no one but the Lord Jesus Christ: what He is, what He has done for us, what He is doing for us. Let us learn to forget ourselves in the course of those weeks, joyfully, gratefully, that we can now turn away from ourselves and look onlyGodwards. And when the time of Passion week comes, again, in a new way, with a new determination, with a new renunciation to ourselves, turn and look at God Who has become man that we may be saved, and be grateful, forget ourselves, remember only Him and He will remember us unto salvation. Amen.