St. Vladimir Memorial Church Celebrates its Feast Day

St Vladimirís day was celebrated on July 25, 2004, at St. Vladimirís Memorial Church located in Jackson, New Jersey. The service was officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, joined by Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, Protopriest Boris Kizenko, Protopriest Philip Petrovsky, Protopriest Liubo Miloshevich, Priest Leonid Goferman and Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk. The services started with the greeting of the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God, which was placed outside the church for veneration. The choir sang festively under the direction of Alexander Petrovsky. Vladimir Tarkan was not able to personally direct the choir due to his health. He later received a gramata (citation) for the many years of service to the church.

After divine liturgy, a procession of the cross led the people out of the church for the blessing of the water. A banquet was then held in the church hall and was enjoyed by many.


Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk proclaims the text of the Blessed Synodal Grammata, awarded to the long-time Choir Director V. E. Tarkan.

The Most Reverend Metropolitan Laurus censes during the Lesser Entrance at the Liturgy.

Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk

The Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ, consecrated in honor of St Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles and the Millenium of the Baptism of Russia.

On the very day of the feats, the Most Reverend Metropolitan Laurus served the Divine Liturgy in concelebration with Mitered Proptopriest Boris Kizenko, Protopriests Gregory Kotliaroff, Philip Petrovsky, and Andrei Sommer, and Priests Michael Taratuchin and Daniel Meschter