St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
Diocese of New York - New Jersey
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Visit of Fr. Chrysostomos of Nigeria

Visit of Hieromonk Chrysostomos of the Archdiocese of Nigeria and Niger - 02/07/16

St. John's was very pleased to welcome to Sunday liturgy Hieromonk Fr. Chrysostomos of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, Archdiocese of Nigeria and Niger. Fr. Chrysostomos preached this day and shared his experiences as a mission priest in charge of five churches, an orphanage and school.

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Archpastoral Visit of Archbishop Michael (Sep. 2016)

Annual Icon Workshop

Annual Icon Workshop - 10/06/14

This year's icon workshop saw an increase to ten the number of attending students, including one from Great Britain. The long days however were filled with spiritual peace and joy, and the grace of God was present in many real and tangible ways to the students and teachers.

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Russian Tea Room Dinner-Dance

Russian Tea Room Dinner-Dance - 10/04/14

Our parish's big annual social event was a big hit yet again with a whole new program of Russian music and dance, and a Chinese and Silent Auction that was a huge hit!

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Construction Renovation Project

Phase I of the Renovation Project - 10/13/14

Photos from the conclusion of the 10-month long construction renovation project that began back in January, 2014.

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Dedication of the Alexandrovich Fellowship Hall

Dedication of the Alexandrovich Fellowship Hall - 09/28/14

At the luncheon held in honor of the Building Committee this Sunday, a surprise dedication of the parish hall in memory of Alexander Alexandrovich (+2012) and in honor of his wife, Eugenia Alexandrovich, whose family generosity made the entire construction renovation project possible (including the paying down of the remaining mortgage in the winter of 2006), was unveiled to the delight and joy of the entire parish.

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Hierarchical Visit of His Grace, Bishop +MICHAEL

Hierarchical Visit of His Grace, Bishop +MICHAEL - 11/17/13

St. John's was blessed to have His Grace, Bishop +MICHAEL, our dicoesan hierarch, lead us in divine worship and exceptional teaching, preaching and pastoral care during the weekend of November 16-17, 2013

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Fall Harvest Festival

2013 Russian Tea Room Dinner-Dance

2013 Russian Tea Room Dinner-Dance - 10/05/13

Our second annual Russian Tea Room Dinner-Dance was a huge success, with over 110 people in attendance!

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2010 JOY Summer Sleep-over

Annual Prophet Elijah Retreat a Huge Success!

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2010 Belgian Waffle Brunch and JOY Talent Show

2010 JOY Talent Show... - 02/07/10

...and Scout Sunday!

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2009 Mastic-Shirley Christmas Parade

2009 Mastic Shirley Christmas Parade - 12/06/09

More photos from the parade...

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Fall Harvest Festival

fall Harvest Festival - 11/01/09

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Summer Clean-up/Fix-up Party

Summer Clean-up/Fix-Up Party - 08/15/09

Over 2 dozen parish adults, teens, and kids worked together for the glory of God - and a cleaner church - on Saturday and Sunday after the conclusion of the divine liturgies on those days. Many thanks go out to Angie, Jo Ann, Barbara, Christine, Sylvia, Jerzy G, Jerzy T, Presbytera Irene, Kamelia, Slawomir, Jean, Rob S, Robert T, John, Sal, Elaine, David, Natasha (adults), Steven, Maria (teens), Victoria, Matthew, Alexander, Nicholas, Daniel, Natalia, Michael, Emily, and Gabriella (JOY kids)!

All in all, as you can see, about 18 adults, 2 teens, and 9 JOY kids participated over the course of the weekend; much needed supplies were donated by Mary Ann and Anna - Thank you all so very much!

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2009 JOY Summer Sleepover

Spending part of the day at Brookhaven Park

2009 JOY Summer Sleepover - 08/01/09

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Spending part of the day at Brookhaven Park
Near the shore of the Carman's River with the geese and ducks
Plating the new JOY Children's Garden
All the kids helped plant lillies
Ten JOY children and three parents... some sleep...
...or did they???
Everybody can't wait for next year's sleepover!
Fathers Day Luncheon

Fathers Day Luncheon - 06/21/09

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Mothers Day Luncheon

Mothers Day Luncheon - 05/11/09

On this day we also congratulate the newly awarded Dr. Kathy Bratby on the successful defense of her Ph.D. dissertation and the completion of a long but rewarding doctoral program.

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Pascha - 04/19/09

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Holy Week - Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday - 04/18/09

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Holy Week - Holy Friday

Holy Friday - 04/17/09

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Lazarus Saturday 2009

During the Lazarus Saturday liturgy, Fr. Jonathan showed the parish children how Proskomedie is done and what it means

Proskomedie, Lazarus Saturday Liturgy 2009 - 04/12/09

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During the Lazarus Saturday liturgy, Fr. Jonathan showed the parish children how Proskomedie is done and what it means
"One of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear"
Each step was carefully explained
As the particles were removed Fr. Jonathan explained their significance
Some of the children looking on
The children take part in the commemorations of the living and the dead
Particles commemorating the living and the dead are placed i nthe chalice
Children's Sermon

Children's Sermon on Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 03/15/09

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St. Valentine's Waffle Brunch

JOY sponsors annual Waffle Brunch for St. Valentine's Day - 02/15/09

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Baptism of Matthew Waskiewicz

Baptism of Matthew Waskiewicz - 02/08/09

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Christmas 2008 Nativity Play

The Angels enter

2008 Nativity Play - 12/28/08



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The Angels enter
Gabriel greets Mary
The Wise Men arrive from the East
The crowd gathers to praise the newborn King
Our JOY Church School kids!
Mary and Joseph with the Infant Jesus