Orthros: 8 am Liturgy: 9:30 am
Weekday Services: (unless otherwise noted)
Orthros: 8 am Liturgy: 9 am
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.
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!
Philoptochos Gift Auction
Friday, June 2nd ~ 6:00 pm
see flyer for details
Philoptochos "End of Year" Dinner
Tuesday, June 6th ~ 6:00 pm
Kristy's Casual Dining, Waretown
For Reservations: Cindy Lobman 732 278-6464
Elaine Peters 732 773-0168
Saint Barbara Annual Golf Outing
Wednesday, June 7th
Woodlake Country Club
For Information Contact:
George Gkionis 732 500-5480
Mark Your Calendars!
May 27th-28th: GOYA Outdoor Olympics, Monmouth Univ.
May 28th: Memorial Service @ Memorial Garden
June 1st: Sunday School Teachers Mtg. & Dinner
June 2nd: Philoptochos Gift Auction
June 3rd: Greek School Graduation
June 6th: Philoptochos "End of Year" Dinner
June 7th: Annual Golf Outing
June 8th: PTO Teachers Appreciation Dinner
June 10th: Faith/Hope/Joy "End of Year" Paint Party
June 16th: GOYA "End of Year" & Sports Banquet
Sept. 22nd - 24th: Festival
Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 18.4,1.
Their voice has gone out into all the earth.
Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God.
The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 26:1, 12-20.
IN THOSE DAYS, King Agrippa said to Paul, "You have permission to speak for yourself." Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense: "I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining round me and those who journeyed with me. And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It hurts you to kick against the goads.' And I said, 'Who are you, Lord?' And the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you to serve and bear witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, delivering you from the people and from the Gentiles-to whom I send you to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' "Wherefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and perform deeds worthy of their repentance."
Sunday of the Blind Man
The Reading is from John 9:1-38
At that time, as Jesus passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him. We must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day; night comes, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." As he said this, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle and anointed the man's eyes with the clay, saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar, said, "Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?" Some said, "It is he"; others said, "No, but he is like him." He said, "I am the man." They said to him, "Then how were your eyes opened?" He answered, "The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash'; so I went and washed and received my sight." They said to him, "Where is he?" He said, "I do not know."
They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. The Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, "He put clay on my eyes and I washed, and I see." Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" There was a division among them. So they again said to the blind man, "What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."
The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight, and asked them, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?" His parents answered, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself." His parents said this because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess him to be Christ he was to be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, "He is of age, ask him."
So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, "Give God the praise; we know that this man is a sinner." He answered, "Whether he is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I know, that though I was blind, now I see." They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" He answered them, "I have told you already and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you too want to become his disciples?" And they reviled him, saying, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from." The man answered, "Why, this is a marvel! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing." They answered him, "You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?" And they cast him out.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, "Do you believe in the Son of man?" He answered, "And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?" Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and it is he who speaks to you." He said, "Lord, I believe": and he worshiped him.
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 5/19/17 YTD
Candlles $ 28,801
Church Tray $ 18,975
Sunday, May 21st
Coffee Hour sponsored by AHEPA/DOP
Monday, May 22nd
Beg: 6:30 pm Int: 7:30 pm
GOYA Dance: 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 23rd
Greek School: 4:30 pm
Fr. Paul's 7th Grade Class: 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 24th
Kali Parea: 11:00 am
Greek School: 4:30 pm
Thursday, May 25th
Orthros: 8 am Liturgy: 9 am
Saturday, May 27th
GOYA Outdoor Olympics, Monmouth University