Category: Pictures

His Grace The Right Reverend +MICHAEL Visits St. Mary’s In Jackson, NJ

On January 13th and 14th of 2011 Father John Prokopiuk and the faithful of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish had a great privilege and honor to welcome His Grace, The Right Reverend +Michael during his visit to the parish. His Grace, Bishop +Micheal made his first visit to St. Mary’s Church since becoming the first Bishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey in May of 2010.

This historic visit began on January 13th with celebration of All-Night Vigil services for the feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Orthodox Church also celebrates the memory of Our Holy Father St. Basil the Great on the same day. His Grace, Bishop +Michael pointed out to those attending the All-Night Vigil the true meaning of hospitality, exemplified in the life of St. Basil the Great. His Grace also told the faithful of St. Mary’s that the memory of Saint Basil, should challenge each of us to strive to imitate his life especially when it comes to caring for the less fortunate among us- the sick, the poor, the hungry, the widows and the orphans. Immediately after the All-Night Vigil every one was invited to the parish hall for a dinner and time of fellowship during which His Grace, Bishop +Michael made sure to meet and talk with every one who attended.

The next day, January 14th, 2011 the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace, Bishop +Michael and the local clergy. During the Divine Liturgy Bishop +Michael bestowed kamilavka onto Protodeacon John Morvay in recognition of his faithful service to the St. Mary’s Church and to the Orthodox Church in America.

During his homily, His Grace Bishop +Michael reflected upon the significance of the Feast of Circumcision of Our Lord:

After the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy once again every one was invited to the parish hall for a festive dinner.

Additional pictures and videos from the celebration will be available in the upcoming days.

Photo Album: Christmas 2010

The photo album from Christmas 2010 is a courtesy of Shawn Sakkyra.

New Photo Album: Baptism of Rylan George Gorins

On July 18, 2009, Baptism of Rylan George Gorins took place at St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church. We would like to congratulate the newly baptized, his parents, grandparents and relatives and wish them good health for Many and Blessed Years!

His Grace, Bishop TIKHON presides over the Funeral Service For Archbishop GREGORY

On Friday, April 18, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., His Grace, Bishop TIKHON of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania presided at the Funeral Service for a Hierarch for Archbishop GREGORY (Afonsky).

Wedding Of Demur and Natalia Lukas

Congratulations to the newly crowned in the Holy Marriage Demur and Natalia Lukas.

New Photo Album: Good Friday 2007

Pictures From The Visit of His Beatitude Most Blessed Herman

On September 21, 2006, His Beatitude Most Blessed Herman visited our parish on the occasion of Church rededication. Following are the photo to commemorate this beautiful moment in our parish history.

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