Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

Schedule of Services

Schedule of Services

This section of our website lists the schedule of services.
( Other coming events are not listed here, they have there own section called Coming Events. )

Ascension Eve Service - 2017

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Ascension Eve

Bp. Michael will be here to celebrate a Vesperal Liturgy on Wednesday, May 24th for the Ascension of our Lord.    The service will start at 6:30 pm Wednesday evening.

Great Lent Services 2017

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Great Lent Services 2017

Fasting for Presanctified Liturgy should begin after consumption of Lunch. Fasting through Great Lent should include abstaining from meat after Meatfare Sunday, and dairy products as well after Cheesefare Sunday. We may eat shellfish at any time, and fish with back bones on Annunciation, and the Entry into Jerusalem. Fasting for Holy Saturday should be a small dinner around 5PM in preparation for the Pascha Vigil Service at 11:30PM. All of us should regularly participate in Confession (once every three to four weeks) especially during Great Lent in preparation for Pascha. To facilitate regular Confession, we will continue to celebrate a General Confession and will be available for personal Confession after all Lenten services.

Services of Great Lent 2017

February 19(Sunday) 10AM Divine Liturgy, Meatfare
February 26, (Sunday) : Divine Liturgy, Cheesefare Sunday
March 5 Sunday of Orthodoxy – Divine Liturgy 10AM
March 8 (Wednesday) 6:30PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (St. Gregory) with potluck to follow
March 11 (Saturday) Vespers 6:30PM
March 12 (Sunday) 10 AM Divine Liturgy , St Gregory Palamas Sunday
March 15 (Wednesday) 630PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts with potluck to follow
March 18 (Saturday) 6:30PM Vespers
March 19 (Sunday) Divine Liturgy  Sunday of the Holy Cross,10AM
March 22 (Wednesday) 6:30PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts with potluck to follow
March 25 (Saturday) Vespers 6:30PM
March 26 (Sunday) 10AM Divine Liturgy celebrating Annunciation and St. John Clim
March  29(Wednesday) 6:30PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts with potluck to follow
April 1 (Saturday) Vespers 6:30PM
April 2(Sunday) 10AM Liturgy, St. Mary of Egypt
April 5(Wednesday) 6:30PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts with potluck to follow,
April 8 (Saturday) Vespers 6:30PM Panahida for  the departed to follow
April 9 (Sunday) Divine Liturgy 10AM Sunday of  Entry into Jerusalem
April 12(Wednesday) 6:30PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts Sacrament of Holy Unction – Healing Sacrament, open to all Orthodox Christians
April 14 (Friday)  7PM Holy Friday Matins
April 15 (Saturday) 11:30PM Holy Pascha Vigil (Nocturns, Matins, Divine Liturgy),

 I would hope that everyone will participate in ALL these services as a preparation for Holy Pascha.

Vespers Service

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Vespersv - Saturday, 6:30pm

 Saturday Vespers will be served as 6:30 pm.



Sunday Mornings

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Sunday Mornings

(9:30 AM - Church School is before Liturgy during school year, except first Sunday of each month)

Private Confession – Half hour before any service

9:40 AM - Hours

(9:45 AM - General Confession on the first Sunday of each month, except during Great Lent)

10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy  - Holy Communion is offered to those baptized Orthodox Christians who have prepared themselves for the reception of the Sacrament by prayer and fasting. Blessed Bread is available for all our visitors at the very end of the Divine Liturgy.

(Coffee Hour after Sunday Liturgy)

Pannikhida Services

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Pannikhida Services

The Church Council asks that all Pannikhida Services be restricted to the 3rd Sunday of each month.  The Pannikhida, if requested, will be celebrated right after the Liturgy and before Coffee Hour. 


From ancient times it has been an established custom to remember the dead on the 3rd, 9th 40th day after their repose. The parish will still respect this tradition, but for the anniversary of death or for the name day of our deceased loved ones, etc.,we would like to have this service monthly on the same Sunday.

(Arrangements can be made through Father)


(see also the article: Prayers for the Dead: Pannikhida)


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