Sunday Services: Orthros 9:00am / Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Upcoming Special Services
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Special Oxi Day Service
On Sunday, October 25th the Divine Liturgy will conclude earlier than usual. Following the Divine Liturgy, we will hold a short Service (Great Doxology) and commemoration for the significance of the OXI Day (October 28). All are welcome to stay.
Class exercises for children and youth are now online with a link from the homepage...new classes have been uploaded this week.
Operation Christmas Child News
With a donation of $25.00 or more a needy child,in one of 32 countries, will receive a Shoe Box filled with personal and educational items, as well as toys! When a child is given a Shoe Box they also are offered the opportunity to learn about God and His love for them, through a class called the "Greatest Journey". Checks should be made out to Samaritan's Purse and be sent to the church "Attention Philoptochos". We will be taking donations up to Oct 25th.
Also, please read the letter below from our Metropolis president. And email or send any photos with a few words to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Dear Sisters in Christ,
God willing, the Metropolis of Detroit will be hosting the next Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon. Their Philoptochos Board continues with plans for the 2021 CMFL. As the theme of the Luncheon is -
Gratitude, honoring our First Responders, a "Heroes Video" will be a presentation at the Luncheon.
Our Philoptochos Chapters and Church Communities throughout the country have worked with fervor and continue to help those affected by Covid- 19. We would like to feature first responders from each Metropolis. The committee for the video is requesting 3 or 4 pictures of those who helped provide food for those who were unable to shop, caring for the ill, providing diapers and the list goes on.....
I ask that you send to me some pictures of how your chapter contributed to honoring and sustaining first responders. As the deadline is October 18, I ask that you act quickly so that our Metropolis will be featured in this video. I thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you and sharing our photos with the Metropolis of Detroit. God bless you and keep you and your families well and safe.
Eleni Constantinides, President
Metropolis of New Jersey Philoptochos
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Welcome to All Visitors!
Please join us for fellowship [when COVID-19 restrictions are removed] in the Church Hall immediately following the Divine Liturgy. For those visiting an Orthodox Church for the first time, please be aware that Holy Communion is a sign of unity of faith, which is only offered to Baptized and Chrismated Orthodox Christians. All present are welcomed to come forward and receive the antidoron (or blessed bread) which is distributed at the end of the service. For those interested in learning more about the Orthodox Christian faith, please feel free to speak with Fr. Nick after the service.
Prayers and Offerings
Click this link to download the Prayer Card PDF in PDF format, or Prayer Card DOC in Word format. The PDF file may be printed and filled in by hand or the Word file may be edited and kept up-to-date. Use this when offering prosphora, for memorial services, or for prayer requests in general. If you wish to contribute online please use this link
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Prokeimenon. Plagal 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 St. Paul's Letter to the Colossians 4:5-11, 14-18.
Brethren, conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one. Tychicos will tell you all about my affairs; he is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, and with him Onesimos, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of yourselves. They will tell you of everything that has taken place. Aristarchos my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions if he comes to you, receive him), and Jesus who is called Justos. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me. Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you. Give my greetings to the brethren at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. And when this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you read also the letter from Laodicea. And say to Archippos, "See that you fulfill the ministry which you have received in the Lord." I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my fetters. Grace be with you. Amen.
Luke the Evangelist
The Reading is from Luke 10:16-21
The Lord said to his disciples, "He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me." The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!" And he said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will."