Feast of the Ascension, WE CLOSED TODAY, and More

Dear Friends & Family of St. Anianus,

I pray you all had a blessed Feast of the Ascension of our Good Lord, Jesus Christ.  I have some wonderful news to share with you on this great feast day.  St. Anianus Church closed today on the land that you all helped support in the Putting Down Roots Campaign.  Thank you for your love, support, and encouragement during each step of the way.  More on this in my latest blog HERE.  

Also, last Sunday we had a great discussion in the Link entitled Christ in the Midst of our  in part 4 of our series Family Tree.  If you missed last Sunday’s message, check us out HERE.

This coming Sunday in the Link, we’ll be discussing The Orthodox Understanding of Speaking in Tongues, in preparation for the Feast of Pentecost.

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

As Christ ascended to the heavens, may He grant us each the heavenly life.

Yours because of Christ,

Fr. Michael Sorial


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Praise be to God for the beautiful work He has done in such a short period of time at St. Anianus.  I give thanks to Him in all things.  Here are a couple of pictures from today’s closing:

For more on the past several months on the road to today’s closing, check out my latest blog HERE.  

Last Sunday in the Link we concluded a wonderful journey through the series Growing Together as God’s Family.  This Sunday in the Link, we’ll be discussing The Orthodox Understanding of Speaking in Tongues, in preparation for the Feast of Pentecost.
If you missed last Sunday’s message, check us out HERE.

Kid’s Ministry: St. Anianus Kids Ministry is looking for more volunteers interested in serving the kids in the Summer and/or Fall. Training is provided and Fall volunteers are asked for a 10-month commitment. This can include planning trips and activities, community service, or Sunday School. Anyone interested, please speak with Mora Sorial at morasorial@gmail.com or on Sunday’s.

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 maryalfy@hotmail.com or on Sunday’s.

June 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM: Following the Diving Liturgy on Sunday, June 22nd you are invited to join for our monthly meeting, where we a presents a topic about about Orthodox Christianity, as it engages with modern questions of faith, science, reason, philosophy, theology, doctrine, and apologetics. All are welcome to join as we seek understanding and Truth.

June 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM: Following the Diving Liturgy on Sunday, June 25th, you are invited to join for our monthly Lighthouse service to offer a meal, prayer, and Christian love to our brethren in Trenton, NJ area.  More details to follow.

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 admin@sachurch.org and we can help you figure out some volunteer opportunities.

Last Sunday:  May 21                     click here
This Sunday:  May 28                     click here

6/4          Pentecost
6/10        Volunteers Meeting
6/18        Father’s Day & Honoring the Graduates
6/22        The Vine
6/25        Lighthouse Ministry to Trenton

8:45AM   –    9:30AM      Matins & Agpeya
9:30AM   –  11:30AM      Divine Liturgy
11:30AM –  12:00PM      Coffee Break
12:00PM –    1:00PM      The Link & Kid’s 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      Midnight Praises & Confession

7:30 PM   –    9:30 PM      Connect Youth Ministry

  • Connect Youth Ministry seeks to connect the youth group to Christ and His Church through engaging discussions, fun activities, and good food.  If you are interested in attending, please email us admin@sachurch.org for directions and details.

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Here’s how it works:
1. Select “Saint Anianus” as your Charity of choice first at smile.amazon.com. (Detailed Directions HERE)
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3. Make a Purchase and Amazon makes a donation to St. Anianus

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