NJ: Rahway - 2

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Metro Area: New York City (NY)
St Thomas the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
1410 Church St
Rahway
NJ
07065-3344
USA
Phone: 732-382-5300
Fax: 732-382-3265
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Passaic of the Ruthenians


 

Always call ahead to verify times

Day

Service

Time

mid-May - mid-September
Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:00am
Monday - Friday Divine Liturgy 8:30am
Saturday Divine Liturgy (Sunday Vigil) 5:30pm
     
     
mid-September - mid-May
Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30am
  Divine Liturgy 11:00am
Monday - Friday Divine Liturgy 8:30am
Saturday Divine Liturgy (Sunday Vigil) 5:30pm
     
     

Mystery of Repentence

Saturdays 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Sundays 8:30am - 8:45am
 

Mailing Address: As Above

The exterior photograph is by Joao D. Filipe, an artist and iconographer, who painted many of the temple's icons. The photograph appears on Joao's website, http://www.filippe.com/, and is used here with his kind permission


Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1912 from St John the Baptist Greek-Catholic Church in Perth Amboy NJ
Parish erected in: 1913 under the patronage of St John the Baptist
Relocated in: 1968 to St George's Ave at Church St, Rahway NJ
Renamed in: 1968 as St Thomas the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
For this church, this is entry 2
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Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
This Entry Last Updated: 12/04/2009
Latitude: 40.6122964
Longitude: -74.2849985
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Teachings of Christ

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33 ESV)

Joachiam and Anna Rejoice

Today the bonds of childlessness are loosed, * for God has heard Joachim and Anna * and He promises manifestly that they, against all hope, would give birth to the Maiden of God * from whom the Uncircumscribed One Himself would be born, becoming man, * and he commanded the Angels to cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (Troparion - Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Today the whole world celebrates * the conception of Anne which was brought about by God, * for she gave birth to the one who, beyond understanding, * gave birth to the Word. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

Holy Forefathers

Through faith, O Christ, you justified the Forefathers, * betrothing through them in advance the Church of the gentiles. * The Saints exult in glory, * for from their seed came forth a glorious fruit: * she who gave birth to You without seed. * Through their prayers, O Christ God, have mercy on us. (Troparion, Tone 2)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

You did not honor a hand-depicted image, O thrice-blessed ones, * but defended by the undepicted Being you were glorified in a trial by fire. * And, standing in the midst of unbearable flame, you called upon God: * “Hasten, O Compassionate One, and speed to our help, * for You are merciful and You can do whatever you will.” (Kontakion, Tone 6)

(Second Sunday Before Christmas)

Saint Nicholas of Myra

The truth of your deeds has revealed you to your flock, * as a rule of faith, an image of meekness, and a teacher of abstinence. * Therefore, you attained the heights through humility, * and riches through poverty. * O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, * pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved. (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

In Myra, You were shown to be a servant of the sacred things, O Holy Nicholas, * for, fulfilling the Gospel of Christ, you, O Venerable, laid down your life for your people, * and saved the innocent from death. * Therefore, you were sanctified as a great initiate of the grace of God. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing." (Proverbs 9:13 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”

- Saint John Paul II