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The Naming of a Child

Since the time of Abraham, the sign of the covenant between God and the Hebrews (later Israel) was circumcision. According to the book of Leviticus, male children were circumcised on the eighth day after their birth; this was their entrance into the qa’hal, the people of God. Christians, however, enter into the new Israel – […]

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SundayBulletin

Sunday, November 22nd – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: What is the Orthodox Church? “The Orthodox Church is a body or community of people, who, first – correctly believe in divine revelation; and second – who obey a lawful hierarchy instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ himself, through the holy apostles.” – St Sebastian Dobovich Sermon Notes: Stewardship: Giving […]

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Sunday, November 15th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Bitter Medicines: “We are sick; and most useful for the sick are bitter medicines. The Savior Himself all of His life did not have a place to lay His head, and He finished his life on the cross — why should his followers have a better lot? The Spirit of […]

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4th Annual Road Rally a success!

On Sunday, November 8th, St Gregory’s hosted the 4th Annual FOCA Road Rally. 11 teams competed for glory by answering riddles related to an hour-long tour through scenic Hunterdon County. Our very own Patrick and Amy Fox used their home-field advantage to win first prize in the modern class and first prize overall. After the […]

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SundayBulletin

Sunday, November 8th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Saint Theophan on Fallen Human Nature: “Maintain the conviction that our disorderliness is not natural to us, and do not listen to those who say, ‘It is no use talking about it, because that is just how we are made, and you cannot do anything about it.’ That is not […]

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Sunday, November 1st – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Saint Nikolai of Zhica on Almsgiving: “In Holy Communion we receive the Living Lord Christ Himself, in the form of bread and wine; in almsgiving we give to the Living Lord Christ Himself, in the form of the poor and needy.” Quotable: “If you think of this world as a place […]

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Blessing Talida and Arun’s new home

After a bright Sunday Liturgy and the usual feast at coffee hour, Matushka, Eva and I hopped into the car to follow Talida and Arun to their new home. After a white-knuckle drive down 287 and some serious back-roads navigating to avoid the tolls, we arrived in Jamesburg almost an hour later. Friends and family were already gathered […]

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Four days with St Anna

I first met St Anna as a young convert to Orthodoxy. I had little practical experience in the faith and knew even less about the tradition of miraculous icons and relics. My parish priest gave me a great gift when he took me to a small Russian church near the museum in Philadelphia for the […]

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Sunday, October 18th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Happy, well-adjusted disasters: Sermon notes for the third in a five-part series on Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. Abba Dorotheus on the fear of God: “There are two kinds of fear: one preliminary, the other perfect; the one found in beginners – as someone called it ‘of the devout’; the other in those […]

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Fourth Annual Road Rally

St Gregory’s will hold its fourth annual Road Rally on Sunday, November 8th at 1pm. From Jan Eyerman, the organizer of the rally: You do not need any special equipment, experience, or special knowledge to compete (and maybe win).  It is kind of like a scavenger hunt, except you don’t collect stuff, you have to […]

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