Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2019-01-13
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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 Theophany Afterfeast in the First Mode

At Your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest for the Father's voice bore You witness by calling You his beloved Son, and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of the Father's word. O Christ our God, You have appeared to us and enlightened the world. Glory 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 Fourth Mode

You have revealed Yourself to the world today, and Your light shines forth on us, who sing Your praise with full knowledge: You have come to us, O Lord; You are made manifest, O inaccessible Light.

Saints and Feasts

January 13

Sunday after Epiphany




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 


Come Out & Support Your Teams!!

GOYA Playoffs:  Jan. 12th & 13th, 2019

Senior Playoffs @ Saint Barbara


AHEPA Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday, January 20, 2019

see flyer for details

Apokriato Glendi

Saturday, February 16, 2019

see flyer for details





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!


Jan. 12th-13th:           GOYA Basketball/Volleyball Playoffs

Jan. 20th:                   AHEPA Breakfast Fundraiser

Jan. 27th:                   Greek Letter Day Program

Jan. 30th:                   The Three Hierachs

Feb.  1st:                    F/H/J Cupcake/Lego Contest

Feb.  1st:                    Oratorical Festival

Feb. 15th:                   GOYA Valentine Dance, Piscataway

Feb. 16th:                   Apokriato Glendi

Feb. 24th:                  Sights & Sounds Luncheon




Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13.

BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Gospel Reading

Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17

At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."


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                          12~30~2018                             YTD     

Candlles                                                                                  $      61,637.00

Church Tray                                                                           $     57,384.00



Wisdom of the Fathers

For as persons not even knowing where to put a step forward, so they sat, overtaken by the darkness.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when ye assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
Epistle to the Ephesians Ch. 13, 2nd century


Weekly Calendar


Sunday, January 13th

Coffee Hour is hosted by PTO

and Sponsored by the Drivas Family

Sunday School Teachers Mtg



  Monday, January 14th

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

 GOYA Dance:  7:00 pm


  Tuesday, January 15th

Greek:  4:30 pm

Fr. Paul's 7th Grade Class:  Cancelled

Philoptochos Mtg:  6:30 pm

AHEPA Mtg:  7:00 pm


 Wednesday, January 16th

 Kali Parea:  11 am

    Greek School:  4:30 pm

Parish Council Exec. Board Mtg:  7:00 pm


Thursday, January 17th

Saint Anthony

Orthros:  8:00 am   Liturgy:  9:00 am


Friday, January 18th

Saint Athanasius

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


Saturday, January 19th

F/H/J Trip




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