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On Sunday, September 10, 2023, the clergy and faithful of Saint John's church in Little Falls, NJ celebrated the feast of the Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John with Great Vespers at 2pm followed by a memorial service for all of the Orthodox Christians that died during the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001. On Monday, September 11th, prayers for the departed and servants of God and their families continued during Divine Liturgy during which, the church bells rang at the corresponding times of the tragic events of 9/11/2001.
On August 30th, 2023, Victoria (Vicky) Duin, a life-long parishioner and most beloved member of the Saint John's parish community fell asleep in the Lord. On the day of her passing, the rector of Saint John's Church, Rev. Fr. Mark Rashkov served a memorial service for Victoria at Saint John's Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls, NJ. On Friday, August 1st, the third day of her passing, Parishioners of Saint John's Church, friends and family members all gathered at Gaita Memorial Home for the viewing and to join in prayer as Father Mark served a parastas for Victoria. The following morning, on Saturday, August 2nd, after divine liturgy, Victoria's funeral took place at Saint John's Church after which, Family members recalled their fondest memories of Victoria. Afterwards, Victoria was buried at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa, NJ.
Vicky is remembered by all as a very active and integral part of all church activities. She chaired many events (Pierogi making, selling Shop Rite Coupons to name a few). She was the President of St. Anna's Altar Society. She was a former Committee Member. Moreover, she was always first on Sunday to help sell candles and greet everyone with a Good Morning!! Vicky was one of a kind, always ready and willing to help anyone in need. The entire Saint John's community expresses their condolences to Victoria's family and prays that our Lord and God make her memory eternal!
Victoria's obituary may be read on the Gaita Memorial Home website:
Many years to Vladimir and Daria celebrating their anniversary, to Ludmila on her birthday, and to baby Hope on her baptism last week and churching and first communion today!
God grant you all many years!
And Father Aleksey's last Sunday at the parish.
Happy birthday to Anna, the parish president Jamie, our choir director Sergey, and Svetlana!
And a blessed first communion to baby Mila.
God grant you all many years!
On All Saints Sunday we gave thanks to the Lord for the school year that is coming to an end, for our Sunday School children and their teachers, as well as our high school graduate Daniel.
June, one of our Sunday School teachers, also celebrated her birthday.
Many and blessed years to each and all!
We thank You, O Lord, for guiding us and giving us wisdom to teach our children both at home and in church. If we have lacked in giving them proper Christian example, O God, we humbly ask You and pray You to forgive us and to enlighten our minds and our hearts to follow the correct path of Your commandments.
Congratulations to the newly-baptized Georgia, to her parents and sponsors!
Happy birthday to Natallia!
God grant you all many and blessed years!
Many years to the newly-baptized Luka, and to Nicholas upon his graduation from college, and to Jason and Barbara on their birthdays!
Our young artists, under the guidance of Vlad, have been perfecting their art.
Happy birthday to James, Fr Aleksey, and Anna!
God grant them many years!
Our Father (Отче Наш) in Church Slavonic
Palm Sunday Procession