Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2018-11-11
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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 Grave Mode

By means of Your Cross, O Lord, You abolished death. * To the robber You opened Paradise. * The lamentation of the myrrhbearing women You transformed, * and You gave Your Apostles the order to proclaim to all * that You had risen, O Christ our God, * and granted the world Your great mercy.

Apolytikion for Martyr Menas in the Fourth Mode

Your Martyrs, O Lord, were worthily awarded by You * the crowns of incorruption, in that they contested for You our immortal God. *Since they possessed You power, they defeated the tyrants, * dashing the demons powerless displays of defiance. *O Christ God, at their fervent entreaties, save our souls.

Saint Haramlambos 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 Fourth Mode

Behold the temple of the Savior, His precious bridal chamber. Behold the virginal and sacred vessel of God's glory. Today she enters into the house of the Lord, bearing within her the grace of the Holy Spirit. For this, the angels exclaim: She is indeed the heavenly tabernacle.

Saints and Feasts

November 11

8th Sunday of Luke




Internet Broadcasting is available every week to view Liturgy

by logging onto the Church website,,

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, click on the Live Broadcast tab and follow the donations link.

Your donations are greatly appreciated!


 can be left on the Pantry Table located in the Office Lobby.


 Saint Barbara Parish Athletic Center

Billboard Advertising

see flyer for details


Next Sunday, November 18th

Stewardship Sunday & General Assembly

Everyone's attendance is necessary

the 2019 Budget will be presented and voted upon.


Daughters of Penelope

"Blessing of the Harvest" Basket Raffle

Tickets:  $2 ea or 3 for $5

Tickets on Sale:  Nov. 11th & 18th

Drawing:  Nov. 18th


GOYA Poinsettia Sale

See flyer for more details & to place order


Saint Barbara Secret Santa Toy Drive

All Donations must be dropped off

@ Church Office by Friday, Dec. 20th.

See flyer for more details.



Please come show your support!!

Saint Barbara vs Holmdel

Sunday, Nov. 11th @ Kismisis Tis Theotokou


F/H/J Saint Nick Celebration

 Friday, Dec. 7th


PTO Christmas Program/Brunch

Sunday, Dec. 16th


GOYA ShopRite Gift Card Fundraiser

Purchase Gift Cards & ShopRite will donate 5% to Saint Barbara GOYA

Dollar 4 Dollar ~ Pay $50 get $50 Gift Card; Pay $100 get $100 Gift Card .........

To Place an Order:  Call or Text Helen Stavropoulos, 732 278-1168 or

Stop by the GOYA Table on Sunday to Purchase or Pick-Up Order


Metropolis of New Jersey Twitter Accout:  #GOMetropolisNJ


FOLLOW THE MATINS (OTHROS) SERVICES  Parishioners wishing to follow the Matins (Orthros) service in English and in Greek, please go to the following website and download the service:  Feel Free to bring them to services with you.



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!

Nov. 18th:                  Stewardship Sunday & General Assembly

Dec.   7th:                  F/H/J Saint Nick Celebration

Dec.   9th:                  Parish Council Elections

                                 Metropolis Tree Lighting

Dec. 16th:                  PTO Christmas Program/Brunch

Dec. 27th:                  GOYA Christmas Dance, Asbury




Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 67.35,26.
God is wonderful among his saints.
Verse: Bless God in the congregations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15.

Brethren, it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.

Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 10:25-37

At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live."

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."


Stewardship & Donations

 Stewardship can be paid monthly via PayPal through our church website, 



Please return your 2018 pledge cards as soon as possible!


2018 Donations Update


Week Ending                          10~28~2018                             YTD     

Candlles                                                                                  $    52,035.00

Church Tray                                                                           $    48,823.00



Wisdom of the Fathers

He who truly wishes to believe in God must be lifted above himself, his mind, and even the whole world. For this reason, the value of faith is considered higher than the value of man. It is even higher than the value of the whole world. Therefore, the reward of faith should be higher than all of man's possessions along with the glories of this world. The reward of faith is God.
Fr. Matthew the Poor
Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way, p. 74, 20th century

What is it that I love when I love you? Not the beauty of a body or the comeliness of time. Nor the luster of the light pleasing to the eyes, nor the sweet melodies of all manner of songs, nor the fragrance of flowers, ointments and spices, not manna and honey, nor limbs welcome to the embrace of the flesh - I do not love these when I love my God. And yet there is a kind of light, a kind of voice, a kind of fragrance, a kind of foods, a kind of embrace, when I love my God, who is the light, voice, fragrance, food, embrace of the inner man, where there shines into the soul that which no place can contain, and there sounds forth that which time cannot end, where there is fragrance which no breeze disperses, taste which eating does not make less, and a clinging together which fulfillment does not terminate. It is this that I love when I love my God.
St. Augustine
Confessions 10.6 in The Confessions of St. Augustine, p. 244, 5th century


Weekly Calendar


Sunday, November 11th

Coffee Hour is hosted by PTO

Sponsored by the Family of Wael Saleh

Veteran's Day

GOYA Game:  Saint Barbara vs Holmdel

@ Kismisis Tis Theotokou


Monday, November 12th

Saint John Chrysostom Vespers

7:00 pm   Metropolis

All are Invited

Youth Dance:  Beg:  6:00 pm  Int:  7:00 pm

 GOYA:  7:00 pm


Tuesday, November 13th

Saint John Chrysostom

9:00 am Liturgy @ Metropolis

All are Invited 

Greek School:  4:30 pm

Fr. Paul's 7th Grade Class:  6:00 pm


Wednesday, November 14th

Saint Philip the Apostle

Orthros:  8:00 am    Liturgy:  9:00 am

Kali Parea:  11:00 am

Greek School:  4:30 pm

Parish Council Exec. Mtg:  7:00 pm


Thursday, November 15th

Holy Unction Service

7:00 pm Ascension Church, Fairview

Beginning Christmas Lent

All are Invited.


  Friday, November 16th  

Saint Matthew the Apostle

Orthros:  8:00 am   Liturgy:  9:00 am


Saturday, November 17th  

PTO Trip








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