Link Visitors Series, Women’s Spiritual Day, Sunday Schedule for Summer, and more

I pray you had a blessed Apostles’ Feast yesterday.  For those who joined us for Liturgy with the Coptic parish in Spotswood, it was such a blessing to celebrate liturgy yesterday.  In Acts 4:33 we read “And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.”  May God likewise send you out with great power to give witness to the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, as He sent out the blessed Apostles.

Last Sunday we continued our visitor’s series in the Link entitled SIMPLE LESSONS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH with Makar Naguib, who discussed Use Good Habits (and Fighting Bad Ones) to Grow SpirituallyThis coming Sunday we will have Sherif Samaan discussing how to Grow Spiritually through the Trials of Life.  All are welcome to join.

Also, just a reminder that summer is officially here, so St. Anianus will be starting and finishing 30 minutes earlier on Sunday mornings.  Please see full summer schedule below:

Summer Schedule
Saturday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM       Vespers & Praises (143 N. Bergen Mills Rd)
Sunday   8:30 AM –   9:00 AM      Matins & the Daily Office (Agpeya) (Princeton Day School)
Sunday   9:00 AM – 11:00 AM      Divine Liturgy (Princeton Day School)
Sunday  11:00 AM – 11:30 AM     Coffee Break (Princeton Day School)
Sunday  11:30 PM – 12:30 PM    The Link & Kids Ministry (Princeton Day School)
Tuesday   7:30 PM –  9:30 PM     Connect Youth Group (143 N. Bergen Mills Rd)

If you have any questions pertaining to upcoming events or other Church news, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Yours because of Christ,

Fr. Michael Sorial

Through the entire month of July, I’m excited to invite you to a visitor series entitled SIMPLE LESSONS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH.

  • July 16: Sherif Samaan (Growing Spiritually through the Trials of Life)
  • July 23: Mounir Tawadrous (Embracing a Life of Submission to Grow Spiritually)
  • July 30: Mora Sorial (The Importance of a Spiritual Rule to Growing Spiritually)

Join us this Sunday for the Link.  All are welcome to come.

If you missed last Sunday’s talk entitled Use Good Habits (and Fighting Bad Ones) to Grow Spiritually, check out the message HERE.

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Please join us at our next Women’s Spiritual Day.  Fellowship with other women.  Take time to retreat and refresh your spirit (at the new church property in Monroe Township, NJ).  Grow deeper in your love for our Lord Jesus.
What: St. Anianus Women’s Spiritual Day
When: Saturday, August 12
Time: 9:30 – 4:00 PM
Where: 143 N. Bergen Mills Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Topic: Living a Life of Faithfulness  (Speaker: Fr. Michael Sorial)
Reflections on the different aspects of faithfulness in the life of St. Mary as daughter, mother, and friend.
Details and RSVP to follow.  Sorry but no childcare is available.

Hospitality: The St. Anianus Hospitality Ministry is happy to make sure you are welcomed and fed between the Divine Liturgy and the Link & Kids Ministry.  The volunteer commitment is based on your availability to help.  Please speak with Mary Alfy at or on Sunday’s.

We believe that every member in the body of Christ should be actively serving in the Church.  You are invited to personally get involved and help out by offering your time to serving the many needs of the growing community, as we seek to serve one another, in the model of Jesus Christ.  Drop us a line at and we can help you figure out some volunteer opportunities.

Last Sunday:  July 9                      click here
This Sunday:  July 16                    click here

7/20        The Vine
7/30        Lighthouse Ministry
8/12        Women’s Spiritual Day

8:30 AM –   9:00 AM      Matins & the Daily Office (Agpeya)
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM      Divine Liturgy
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM     Coffee Break
11:30 PM – 12:30  PM    The Link & Kids Ministry
For Directions on where we worship on Sunday Morning’s CLICK HERE

6:30 PM   –    7:00 PM      Vespers
7:00 PM   –    8:30 PM      Praises & Confession
Location: 143 N. Bergen Mills Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

7:30 PM   –    9:30 PM      Connect Youth Ministry
Location: 143 N. Bergen Mills Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

  • Connect Youth Ministry seeks to connect high school and middle school youth group to Christ and His Church through engaging discussions, fun activities, and good food.  If you are interested in attending, please email us at for details or join us on Tuesday’s during the summer.

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