News & Events

Transfiguration & Parish Russian Festival

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
This Friday at 6:30 p.m. we will serve the Vigil for the Great Feast of Transfiguration (confession at 6 p.m.) and Saturday morning we will serve Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. with the blessing of grapes, apples and other fruit.
The Lord, Who created all things, reminds us in this Feast that not only do the fruits of the earth come from Him, but that we are His as well. Though the illness of sin drags us down to something less than what He intended, the Grace of the Holy Orthodox Church can heal us and transform us into the fullness of the image and likeness of Christ. May God transform us all into the human beings He intended!
Join us at these services to ask this great gift of the Lord for your own soul.
Our wonderful, annual Russian Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Make plans to visit with friends — and plan to help make our festival a success!
Sign up to volunteer here:
If you have any questions about the festival, please contact Keith Hartzler at hartzlerhome@fuse.net or (513) 903-7416.
 
Sincerely in Christ,

priest Daniel

Services this weekend

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
Since I will be out of town this weekend, Fr. Gabriel Monforte will lead our services. Please welcome him warmly!
Vigil is as usual at 6 p.m. on Saturday and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 10 a.m.
There will be a potluck for lunch on Sunday; please bring a dish to share.
In Christ,
priest Daniel

Feast of St. Vladimir

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
Congratulations on this wonderful feast of St. Vladimir!
Though we do not have services today (I am in St. Louis with my mother this week, returning on Saturday), we still ask for the prayers of holy St. Vladimir for our Holy Russian Orthodox Church, our parish and all our parishioners and friends who bear his holy name! 
The importance of St. Vladimir has long been recognized by the faithful, including by Archbishop Vitaly (Maximenko) who made plans to build a memorial church in honor of the baptism of Rus’ dedicated to St. Vladimir in the late 1930s. Vladyka Vitaly served on the east coast and chose to locate this new church in central New Jersey in the town of Jackson. This parish holds annual celebrations which, for the last several years, have included the participation of our own Fr. Deacon Alexander Petrovsky as the choir director. Fr. Alexander’s father, Archpriest Philip Petrovsky, was ordained at this parish and served there many years, so there is a long and deep family connection with this parish.
A brief recollection of this important parish follows in English: http://eadiocese.org/news_170727_4.html
We magnify thee, O holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Grand Prince Vladimir, and we honor thy holy memory, for thou didst trample down the idols, and enlighten with baptism the whole Russian land!
Services this weekend will be as usual: Confession on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., followed by Vigil at 6 p.m.
Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sincerely in Christ,
priest Daniel

Special Collection for Serbian Church & information

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
This weekend services for the glorification of St. Mardary are being held in Chicago. The Serbian Patriarch and many other bishops, including our Archbishop Peter, are attending. Among the bishops present is Bishop Vasilije, the Serbian bishop of the diocese of Srem, the same diocese which in the 1920s became the residence of Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky) as well as other Russian clergy and laity who had fled the communist revolution. Bishop Vasilije is seeking funds to aid in the building of a small church in his diocese in honor of the White Russian Orthodox Christians who were guests of the King of Yugoslavia following the Russian Civil War. This church will be modeled after the beautiful temple in Darmstadt, Germany.
 
Though some of our parishioners do not have any particular Russian ethnicity, nonetheless, without the White Movement there would not be a Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Further, the first First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky), the great educator and theologian who was so influential on the Orthodox world of the pre- and post-Revolutionary period, was a guest of the Patriarch of Serbia at the Patriarchal palace in Sremski Karlovci – first of Patriarch Demetrius, later of Patriarch Barnabas. In other words, this is a worthy cause and one which we really should support.
 
 
We will take a special collection on Sunday after liturgy for this cause.
Services are as usual this weekend: Confession at 5:30 p.m., followed by Vigil at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Divine Liturgy on Sunday begins at 10 a.m.
Sincerely in Christ,
priest Daniel

Sts. Peter & Paul!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
We commemorate the leading Apostles Peter and Paul this Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. (not 6 p.m.), with confession before vigil starting at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, Divine Liturgy starts at 9 a.m. (not 10 a.m.)
Learn more about these great saints here:
This is also worth reading:
In Christ,
priest Daniel

Nativity of St. John the Baptist & Prayers for Repair Work

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

May the Lord bless you!
We gather tonight and tomorrow morning to remember the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, he whom the Lord called the greatest of the prophets! (see Luke 7:28)
Confession begins at 6 p.m. followed by Vigil at 6:30 p.m. tonight and Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
As many of you have noticed, we have a problem with water leaking into the altar so that the drywall in the apse is discolored and damaged. For more than 18 months we have been investigating this problem and trying to make our contractor, Bruns, fulfill its warranty and complete the needed repairs. While we don’t yet know when the repair work will begin, we do have a commitment from Bruns to do the work. To seek God’s help in this important job — without it we cannot safely install iconography on the walls in the altar — we will serve a moleben before the start of any good work this coming Sunday at the end of the liturgy. Please join us to pray for God’s assistance!
On Saturday confession begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by Vigil at 6 p.m. Divine Liturgy on Sunday starts at 10 a.m.
Sincerely in Christ,
priest Daniel

Schedule May – Aug 2017 • Расписание Мая – Августа 2017

Sat. May 20 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m.
Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. May 21 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Wed. May 24 Vigil-Всенощная, 6:30 p.m.
Thur. May 25 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m. – Ascension – Вознесение

Sat. May 27 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m.
Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. May 28 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
Pannykhida for Fr. Paul Bassett – Панихида для о. Павла, after liturgy

Sat. June 3 Commemoration of Departed-Родительская суббота & Панихида 4:00 p.m.
Confession-Исповедь, 5:00 p.m.; Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. June 4 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m. Pentecost – Троица
Kneeling Vespers – Вечерня c коленопреклонными молитвами
End of Church School celebration after lunch

Mon.-Wed. Vacation Church School, Pre-school + Kindergarten (ages 3-6) 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
June 5-7 First Grade through High School, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration $30

Fri. June 9 Parish canoe trip, 10 a.m. – Details coming soon

Sat. June 10 “Passing on the Flame: Thriving as Orthodox Christians in 21st Century America”
Spiritual Retreat led by Fr. Silouan Thompson in our parish hall, 2-5 p.m.

Sat. June 10 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. June 11 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
Fr. Silouan Thompson: “The Orthodox Christian Mission to the Philippines”
Mon. June 12 Start of Apostle’s Fast – начало поста

Sat. June 17 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. June 18 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Sat. June 24 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. June 25 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Fri. June 30 Confession-Исповедь, 6:00 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:30 p.m.
Sat. July 1 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m.
St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco
Sat. July 1 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. July 2 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Thu. July 6 Confession-Исповедь, 6:00 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:30 p.m.
Fri. July 7 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m.
Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Sat. July 8 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. July 9 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Tues. July 11 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Wed. July 12 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
Sts. Peter & Paul – cвв. апостолов Петра и Павла

Sat. July 15 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. July 16 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Mon. July 17 Royal Martyrs moleben, 6:30 p.m.

Sat. July 22 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. July 23 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Sat. July 29 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. July 30 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
Fr. Daniel vacation, August 1-11

Sat. Aug. 5 Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 6 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Sat. Aug. 12 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 13 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Mon. Aug. 14 Start of Dormition Fast – начало Успенскаго поста

Fri. Aug 18 Confession-Исповедь, 6:00 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:30 p.m.
Sat. Aug 19 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m.
Transfiguration of the Lord – Преображение Господне

Sat. Aug. 19 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 20 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Sat. Aug. 26 Confession-Исповедь, 6:00 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:30 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 27 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m.

Sun. Aug 18 Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Mon. Aug 28 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m.
Dormition of the Mother of God – Успение Божией Матери

Sat. Sept. 16 2016 St. George Russian Festival – mark your calendar now so you can help out!