SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Events

March, 2018

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2, March
Akathist to the Divine Passion, Panikhida Cancelled
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3, March
Memorial Saturday - Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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4, March
Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. - St. Gregory Palamas
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7, March
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy Here at St. John's has been cancelled.
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9, March
Akathist to Jesus Christ, Panikhida - 6:00 p.m.
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10, March
Memorial Saturday - Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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11, March
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Veneration of the Holy Cross
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12, March
Enlightener Deadline
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14, March
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 7:00 p.m.- Paramus
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16, March
Akathist to the Cross, Panikhida - 6:00 p.m.
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17, March
Memorial Saturday - Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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18, March
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - St. John of the Ladder
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21, March
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 6:30 p.m.- Saddle Brook
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23, March
Akathist to the Theotokos, Molieben - 6:00 p.m.
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24, March
Akathist Saturday - Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.
Parish Confessions 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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25, March
Annunciation of the Theotokos - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - St. Mary of Egypt
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28, March
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 6:30 p.m.- Clifton - 6:30 p.m.
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Lazarus Saturday - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m. - Blessing of Willows and Palms

Akathist to the Divine Passion, Panikhida Cancelled

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Akathist to the Divine Passion, Panikhida cancelled. 

Memorial Saturday - Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 06:00 PM
“Turn not away Thy face from Thy servant for I am afflicted! Hear me speedily, attend to my soul and deliver it!” Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - 6:00 p.m.

Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. - St. Gregory Palamas

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - The second Sunday of Lent is the commemoration of St. Gregory Palamas. It was St. Gregory (de. 1359) who bore living witness that men can become divine through the grace of God in the Holy Spirit. St. Gregory clearly teaches that by cooperating with the God who makes all things possible, we can attain eternal life.

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy Here at St. John's has been cancelled.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 06:30 PM
Unfortunately due to the inclement weather expected on Wednesday, March 7, the Pre-sanctified Liturgy scheduled at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled. 

Akathist to Jesus Christ, Panikhida - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 06:00 PM
"Sweetest Jesus Christ, O Jesus, open to me the portals of repentance, O Jesus, You the Friend of man, and accept me, O Jesus my Saviour, as I fall down before You and fervently implore the forgiveness of my sins."

Memorial Saturday - Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Memorial Saturday - Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m. - "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However for this reason I obtained mercy that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Tim 1:15-17)

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Veneration of the Holy Cross

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Veneration of the Holy Cross

Enlightener Deadline

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 01:00 AM
Please give Barbara all articles before this date.   Thank you. 

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 7:00 p.m.- Paramus

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 07:00 PM
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 7:00 p.m. - Paramus - "O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance.  Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians, over their adversaries; and by viture of Thy Cross, preserve Thy habitation." 

Akathist to the Cross, Panikhida - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Akathist to the Cross, Panikhida - 6:00 p.m. - Extol the Lord our God;  worship at His footstool, for it is holy!

Memorial Saturday - Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Memorial Saturday - Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m. - Great Lent is not a season of morbidity and gloominess.  On the contrary, it is a time of joyfulness and purification.  We are called to "anoint our faces" and to "cleanse our bodies as we cleanse our souls." 

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - St. John of the Ladder

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - St. John of the Ladder - The fourth Sunday of Lent is dedicated to St. John of the Ladder (Climacus), the author of the work, The Ladder of Divine Ascent.  This book contains thirty homilies on virtue.  Each homily deals with one virtue and they raise a man up as though by means of steps unto the height of Heaven. 

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 6:30 p.m.- Saddle Brook

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 06:30 PM
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 6:30 p.m.- Saddle Brook - The Prayer of St. Ephraim of Syria:  O Lord and Master of my life:  take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power and idle talk.  But grant rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant.  Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own errors and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou unto ages of ages. Amen.

Akathist to the Theotokos, Molieben - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Akathist to the Theotokos, Molieben - 6:00 p.m. - The Akathist is really one great Hymn of Praise in honor of the Theotokos (or Christ, etc.).  The priest leads us in singing each verse and we answer him with the response:  "Hail, O Bride ever-virgin!" 

Akathist Saturday - Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Akathist Saturday - Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.

Parish Confessions 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 01:30 PM
Parish Confessions 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Please be here by 2:30 p.m. Thank you.

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Sunday Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.- Today is the beginning of our salvation, the revelation of the eternal mystery! The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin as Gabriel announces the coming of Grace. Together with him let us cry to the Theotokos: Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you. (Tropario)

Annunciation of the Theotokos - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - St. Mary of Egypt

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Annunciation of the Theotokos - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.- St. Mary of Egypt - O Victorious leader of triumphant hosts!  We, your servants, delivered from evil, sing our grateful thanks to you, O Theotokos!  As you possess invincible might set us free from every calamity so that we may sing:  Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!  (Kontakion)

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 6:30 p.m.- Clifton - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 06:30 PM
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy -  Clifton - 6:30 p.m.- Since the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom or St. Basil the Great is forbidden on lenten weekdays, the Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts, during which Holy Communion which was first consecrated at the preceeding Sunday's Liturgy is distributed to the faithful, is served. 

Lazarus Saturday - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Lazarus Saturday - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. -  When Jesus Christ saw Mary weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply troubled in spirit and said, "Where have you laid him?"  They said to Him, "Lord, come and see."       Jesus wept. 

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m. - Blessing of Willows and Palms

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m. - Blessing of Willows and Palms - The blessed blooming willow branches, distributed to the faithful members of the Church, are to remind us about our resurrection and htat we must bloom only with good deeds and virtues, bringing forth fruits worthy of repentance.

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