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Sunday, July 28, will mark the annual national St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations, in honor of the Baptism of the Russian people into the Orthodox Christian Faith by the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir. It is to this momentous occasion that the Orthodox faithful of the Russian land owe their entire cultural identity, while non-Russian Christians in many lands the world over owe to it their illumination in the bosom of Christ’s Church. In accordance with Diasporan tradition, the national celebrations in honor of St. Vladimir – the founder of Holy Russia and the first of the Russian saints ‒ will be held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church at 134 Perrineville Road in Jackson, NJ 08527.

Divine services will be led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and ruling bishop of the Eastern American Diocese, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, co-served by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, and clergy of the Church Abroad. You are cordially invited to join us for the St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations!


Saturday, July 27th

6:00 PM: Metropolitan Hilarion will serve All-Night Vigil at St. Vladimir Memorial Church

Sunday, July 28th – Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir - National St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations

9:00 AM: Hours. Clergy should be vested in white vestments by 9:00 AM. A temporary vestry will be set up in the lower St. Olga’s Church.

9:30 AM: Greeting of Metropolitan Hilarion, followed by Divine Liturgy. A grand procession will be held after the Liturgy with the blessing of water.



Radisson Hotel Freehold
50 Gibson Place
Freehold Township, NJ 07728

Ramada Toms River
2373 Route 9
Toms River, NJ 08755

Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton
800 U.S. Route 130
Hamilton Township, NJ 08690



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