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Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2020-01-05
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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 Fourth Mode

When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message of the Resurrection and had rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His great mercy to the world.

For the Forefeast in the Fourth Mode

Jordan River once turned back when Elisha struck its stream * with his mantle in the wake of Elias's ascent; * and the water was parted to the one side and to the other. * And thus the fluid stream became a dry way for him, * a symbol and truly a type of Baptism, * by which we now pass over the streaming passage of the present life. * And Christ appeared at the Jordan River * to sanctify the waters.

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.

Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

Appearing in the streams of the Jordan today, the Lord cries out to John, “Do not be afraid to Baptize Me for I have come to save Adam, the first to be created.”
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Saints and Feasts

Baptism
January 05

Sunday before Epiphany


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January 06

The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

About the beginning of our Lord's thirtieth year, John the Forerunner, who was some six months older than Our Saviour according to the flesh, and had lived in the wilderness since his childhood, received a command from God and came into the parts of the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto the remission of sins. Then our Saviour also came from Galilee to the Jordan, and sought and received baptism though He was the Master and John was but a servant. Whereupon, there came to pass those marvellous deeds, great and beyond nature: the Heavens were opened, the Spirit descended in the form of a dove upon Him that was being baptized and the voice was heard from the Heavens hearing witness that this was the beloved Son of God, now baptized as a man (Matt. 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:1-22). From these events the Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ and the great mystery of the Trinity were demonstrated. It is also from this that the present feast is called "Theophany," that is, the divine manifestation, God's appearance among men. On this venerable day the sacred mystery of Christian baptism was inaugurated; henceforth also began the saving preaching of the Kingdom of the Heavens.


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January 07

Synaxis of John the Holy Glorious Prophet, Baptist, & Forerunner

Today we celebrate the Synaxis in honour of the most sacred Forerunner, since he ministered at the Mystery of the Divine Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rest from labour. Fish allowed.


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Announcements

 

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.

732-255-5525 or saintbarbara@stbarbaranj.org

 

 

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!
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DONATIONS FOR SAINT BARBARA FOOD PANTRY

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

 

 Saint Barbara Parish Athletic Center

Billboard Advertising

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: www.agesinitiatives.com  Feel Free to bring them to services with you.

   

DONATIONS REQUESTED:

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 amount to accomplish this is $40,000.00.

 

 

 

 

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 4:5-8.

TIMOTHY, my son, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.

For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.


Gospel Reading

Sunday before Epiphany
The Reading is from Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophets, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way; the voice of one crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.' John was baptizing in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."


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Wisdom of the Fathers

For in a contest there is much labor needed--and after the contest victory falls to some, to others disgrace. Is the palm ever given or the crown granted before the course is finished? ... Therefore no one can receive a reward, unless he has striven lawfully; nor is the victory a glorious one, unless the contest also has been toilsome.
St. Ambrose of Milan
Chapter 15, Three Books on the Duties of the Clergy, 4th century

It is the sole and peculiar property of the Substance that transcends all, to be able to bestow on men the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and make those that draw near unto It partakers of the divine nature.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke, Homily 10., 4th Century

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Weekly Calendar

Today~ Sunday, January 5th

Coffee Hour is hosted by Philoptochos

Forefeast of Holy Epiphany

Orthros & Liturgy: 9:00am

Blessing of the Waters

Cutting of the Vasilopita

Tray for St. Basil Academy

Sunday School

 

 

Monday, January 6th

Holy Epiphany

Orthros & Liturgy: 8am

Blessing of the Waters

Youth Dance

Beg: 6pm   Int:7pm

GOYA Dance

PTO Mtg: 6:30pm

 

Tuesday, January 7th

Feast of Saint John the Baptist

Orthros:  8 am  Liturgy:  9am 

Greek School: 4:30pm

Calendar Mtg: 7pm

 

Wednesday, January 8th

Kali Parea: 11am

Greek School: 4:30pm

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Bulletin Flyer Inserts

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