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Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2017-06-25
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Febronia
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Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (732) 255-5525
  • Fax:
  • (732) 255-8180
  • Street Address:

  • 2200 Church Road

  • Toms River, NJ 08753


Contact Information




Services Schedule

Sunday Services:

Orthros: 8 am     Liturgy: 9:30 am

Weekday Services: (unless otherwise noted)

Orthros: 8 am     Liturgy: 9 am


Past Bulletins


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode

When You descended unto death, O Lord who yourself are immortal Life, then did You mortify Hades by the lightning flash of Your Divinity. Also when You raised the dead from the netherworld, all the Powers of the heavens were crying out: O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory be to You.

Saint Haralambos in the First Mode

O wise Haralambos, you were proven an unshakable pillar of the Church of Christ; an ever-shining lamp of the universe. You shone in the world by your martyrdom. You delivered us from the moonless night of idolatry O blessed one. Wherefore, boldly intercede to Christ that we may be saved.

Apolytikion of Saint Barbara in the First Mode

Let us honor Holy Barbara; for she broke the snares of the enemy, and by her sanctity escaped from them like a bird, by the help and defense of the cross.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

O unfailing protection of Christians, and our faithful advocate before the Creator: though we are sinners, do not ignore our entreaty; but in your goodness, grant your timely help to us who appeal to you in faith. Quickly make intercession; on our behalf make speedy supplication, O Theotokos, for you always protect those who honor you.
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Saints and Feasts

Febronia
June 25

The Righteous Martyr Febronia

This Martyr practiced the ascetic discipline in Nisibis of Mesopotamia; she was of such great beauty that the report of her came to the persecutor Selenus, and every attempt was made to make her deny Christ. After many horrible tortures, she was cruelly dismembered by the executioners, then beheaded, in the year 310 (or, according to some, in 302, during the reign of Diocletian).


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Announcements

Internet Broadcasting is available every week to view Liturgy

by logging onto the Church website, Stbarbaranj.org,

and clicking on the Live Services tab at the top of the page.

 

Please help contribute towards our Live Internet Broadcast. This ministry provides a live broadcast of all Liturgical Services from Saint Barbara. In order to continue the broadcast we must pay our server $1,000 per year. To contribute, please go to our church website,Stbarbaranj.org click on the Live Broadcast tab and follow the donations link. Your donations are greatly appreciated!
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 AHEPA is now registering

Sons of Pericles

For details please contact:

Savvas Kyriacou 732 492-0511 or AHEPA.org

 

SAVE the DATE:

Saint Barbara Parish New Year's Eve Celebration

December 31st

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DONATIONS REQUESTED:

ROOF:  Thanks to your generosity we have completed the roofing portion over the offices.  We kindly ask to continue on raising funds for the Hall roof replacement.  Remaining amout to accomplish this is $40,000.00.

 

Mark Your Calendars!

Sept. 22nd - 24th:   Festival

Nov.  11th:               Saint Barbara Parish Dance

Nov.  17th:               Philoptochos Gift Auction

Dec.  31st                 Saint Barbara Parish New Year's Eve Celebration

 

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Second Mode. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 5:1-10.

BRETHREN, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man -- though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we are now justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.


Gospel Reading

3rd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 6:22-33

The Lord said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well."


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Stewardship & Donations

 Average Stewardship Needed to Cover Operating Cost: $1,074 (based on 500 Stewards)

Stewardship can be paid monthly via PayPal through our church website, www.stbarbaranj.org.  

 

 

Please return your 2017 pledge cards as soon as possible!

 

2017 Donations Update

Week Ending                                      6/1617                              YTD     

Candlles                                                                                  $   34,826

Church Tray                                                                            $   24,879

  

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Wisdom of the Fathers

And let me beg you to consider how he everywhere sets down these two points;His part, and our part. On His part, however, there be things varied and numerous and diverse. For He died for us, and farther reconciled us, and brought us to Himself, and gave us grace unspeakable. But we brought faith only as our contribution. And so he says," "by faith, unto this grace"What grace is this? tell me. It is the being counted worthy of the knowledge of God, the being forced from error, the coming to a knowledge of the Truth, the obtaining of all the blessings that come through Baptism. For the end of His bringing us near was that we might receive these gifts. For it was not only that we might have simple remission of sins, that we were reconciled; but that we might receive also countless benefits...A person has acquired rule and glory and authority, yet he does not stand therein continuously, but is speedily cast out of it. Or if man take it not from him, death comes, and is sure to take it from him. But God's gifts are not of this kind; for neither man, nor occasion, nor crisis of affairs, nor even the Devil, nor death, can come and cast us. out of them. But when we are dead we then more strictly speaking have possession of them, and keep going on enjoying more and more.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 9 on Romans 4, 4th Century

Unless the grace of God comes to the help of our frailty, to protect and defend it, no man can withstand the insidious onslaughts of the enemy nor can he damp down or hold in check the fevers which burn in our flesh with nature's fire.
St. John Cassian
Conferences, Conference Two: On Discernment, Paulist Press pg. 74, 5th century

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Weekly Calendar

 

Sunday, June 25th

Coffee Hour sponsored by Parish Council

 

Tuesday, June 27th

AHEPA Mtg:  7:00 pm

DOP Mtg:  7:00 pm

 

Wednesday, June 28th

Kali Parea:  11:00 am

 

Thursday, June 29th

Ss Peter & Paul

Orthros:  8:00 am   Liturgy:  9:00 am

 

Friday, June 30th

Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles

Orthros:  8:00 am  Liturgy:  9:00 am

 

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