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
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Pascha John 1:1 Languages of our Parish
Pascha John 1:1 Languages of our Parish

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If you cannot make it to Church, we are  still live-streaming! Our last streaming service will be Sunday, August 29th. It has been a privilege to bring these services to our Parishioners. However, it is time to come back to church! Our next services will be as follows:

(1) Sat. July 31st @7:00PM    Vespers

(2) Sun. August 1st @9:00AM   Divine Liturgy - 6th Sunday after Holy Pentecost - Beginning of the Dormition Fast

At the end of Liturgy, the Lesser Blessing of Water  will take place.This blessing asks for the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God, at the start of this two-week period of abstinence, prayer and repentence, as we prepare for her Dormition on August 15th. Bring a container so you may take some water home with you for use in times of celebration and distress.

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The General Confession schedule will resume in August on the first and third Saturdays of the month following Vespers. (Aug7 and 21). Those of you who regularly commune can participate on whichever weekend is more convenient. You are NOT  required to go twice each month. If you desire a private confession before then, Father is available on Saturdays at 6:00PM.  Confession schedule can be found in the bulletin OR by clicking here: Monthly CalendarAppointments are no longer necessary. 

Upcoming Parish Live-Streamed Services:

(1) Sat. July 31st @7:00PM    Vespers

(2) Sun. August 1st @9:00AM   Divine Liturgy - 6th Sunday after Holy Pentecost - Beginning of Dormition Fast

It is time to start planning for St. Andrew's Camp. The Camp season started on Mon. July 5th, with five glorious trips on Lake Oneida, NY. Remaining weeks are Horse Week II, and Teen Week. To register, go to or call the office at (315) 676-9771. email (

Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)  has planned  11 Mission Trips  this summer and fall. Our assistance is needed in the form of both clergy leaders and hard-working laity. A poster is affixed to the church bulletin board with openings in Albania, Guatemala, Indonesia, Alaska and Ghana. See the OCMC website for details.

25 Week Club Tickets  are now available from any  Men's Club member. A $25 contribution enters you into 25 weekly drawings for a cash prize. And you can win in multiple weeks. The fundraiser is capped off by the 25-Week Club Nite, held in mid-January where all participants are invited. Purchase tickets for you and your family! Click 25weekclub for full details.

An Atlantic City Bus Trip,  sponsored by the Senior R Club, will take place on Tuesday, September 28th. See Janice Meade for details and registration: (732-257-8671 or

Save the date! The  Senior R Club will be hosting an Oktoberfest Party, featuring delicious German cuisine and great live music, on Saturday, October 2nd, in the church hall. Tickets will soon be available from any Club member. 

Annual School Supply Drive:  This drive, to benefit "under-resourced" youth attending South River Schools, will kick off on Sunday, Aug. 1st thru Aug. 15th. Allison Steffaro is chairing the initiative. Please bring backpacks, notebooks, binders, folders, pencils/pens, lined paper, glue sticks and scissors, or a check and drop them off at the Candle Desk. or church hall.

Pysanky Decorating Workshop: Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately patterned Easter eggs on Sunday, Aug. 15th at 11:00AM and Monday, Aug. 23rd at 7:00PM. Cost is $10.00 / person, which includes supplies. Coffee and refreshments will be served. To register, call or email  Barb Kaminsky at (609)-902-1790 or .

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 at church or at


Parish Council: Tues. July 26th @ 7:30

Saturday, July 31st
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, August 1st
Procession of the Cross
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Thursday, August 5th
7:00 Vespers with Litiya
Friday, August 6th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, August 7th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers and General Confession
Sunday, August 8th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102