Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2020-08-09
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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 Plagal Fourth Mode

You descended from on high, O compassionate One, and condescended to be buried for three days, so that from the passions You might set us free. Our life and resurrection, O Lord, glory be to You.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Transfiguration in the Grave Mode

When you were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, you showed disciples your glory as far as they could bear. So now, for us sinners also, let this same eternal light shine forth through the prayers of the Theotokos. O Giver of light, glory to you.

Apolytikion of Saint Barbara in the Plagal Fourth 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.

Apolytikion of Saint Haralambos in the Fourth 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.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Grave Mode

You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, showing your disciples as much of your glory as they could bear, so that when they see you crucified they will know that you suffer freely, and they will tell all the world that you are truly the radiance of the Father.

Saints and Feasts

August 09

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ



Paraklisis Schedule 2020

 Saturday, August 1st - Procession of the Cross – Orthros:  8:00 am   Liturgy:  9:00 am

 Monday, August 3rd - Paraklisis – 7:00 pm

 Wednesday, August 5th - Paraklisis – 11:00 am

 Thursday, August 6th - Transfiguration Liturgy – Orthros:  8:00 am   Liturgy:  9:00 am

 Friday, August 7th - Paraklisis – 7pm

 Monday, August 10th -Paraklisis – 7:00 pm

 Wednesday, August 12th -Paraklisis – 11:00am

 Saturday, August 15th The Falling Asleep of the Theotokos - Orthros: 8:00 am  Liturgy:  9:00 am


Hardly anyone carries cash today, but we ALL have credit cards!
Conveniently located in the Narthex is a Kiosk that is programmed and
user friendly for you to contribute to Trays, Candles, Stewardship,
Sunday School, Greek School & Dance as well as simply donating using your
credit card!

Apps make life so much easier! With GivePlus Church, you can use your smartphone to give anytime, anywhere right from the palm of your hand!!!!
You can also make recurring payments as well!! It is as easy as 1-2-3
1. Simply download the app for FREE
2. Find Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
3. Give!


Ask any Parish Council Member for assistance

         or if you have any questions!

Subject: 2020-2021 Registration

Dear Parents,

We hope this email finds you and your families in good health. We missed you and your children terribly, however we know with God’s help we will meet again soon!

In an effort to plan the Greek School schedule for the following academic year 2020-2021, we kindly ask you at this time to send an email of interest to , stating the names of  your children and any special requests you might have. We will do our best to accommodate families of two or more siblings.

With great anticipation, we await to meet and welcome the new kindergarten students. Once again, if you have an incoming kindergartner please send an email of interest. We look forward to hearing from you, soon.

Registration packets will be sent to your residents for each child indicated.

Your Greek School Teachers 


We are very excited to announce that our Sunday School Classes are now meeting virtually! Below are the days and times of our classes:
Preschool - Thursday 7pm 
Kindergarten - Monday 7pm 
1st & 2nd - Wednesday 7pm 
3rd & 4th - Tuesday 7pm 
5th & 6th - Tuesday 8pm 
7th & 8th - Thursday 8pm 
High School - Monday 8pm 
If you have not received an invite to the Zoom class please contact Pam at 
We hope to see you! Thanks!!




If you have had a change of address or email in the past few months

please contact the office so we can make the proper changes.





Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 3:9-17.

Brethren, we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw - each man's work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If any one destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and that temple you are.

Gospel Reading

9th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:22-34

At that time, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. But immediately he spoke to them, saying "Take heart, it is I; have no fear."

And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water." He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?" And when they entered the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God." And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.


Wisdom of the Fathers

So absolutely nothing does it avail to be near Christ, if not being near Him by faith .... Signifying therefore that not the assault of the wind, but his want of faith had wrought his overthrow, He said, "Wherefore did you doubt, O you of little faith?"
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 50 on Matthew 14, 4th Century

So that if his faith had not been weak, he would have stood easily against the wind also. And for this reason, you see, even when He had caught hold of Him, He suffers the wind to blow, showing that no hurt comes thereby, when faith is steadfast.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 50 on Matthew 14, 4th Century


Weekly Calendar

Sunday, August 9th


Alexandros Mastoridis 

Ekaterini Gkionis 6 mo


George Gkionis 36 Yrs

Nikolaos Rotsides 36 Yrs


Monday, August 10th

Paraklisis 7pm


Wednesday, August 12th

Paraklisis 11am


Saturday, August 15th

Falling Asleep of the Theotokos

 Orthros: 8 am  Litirgy: 9am 








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