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NEW YORK: July 24, 2009
Appeal of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion on the Upcoming Feast of St Vladimir, Equal of the Apostles

Dear Donors and Benefactors of the St. Vladimir Memorial Church!                                      

The wonderful day is approaching, when we annually commemorate the memory of our great benefactor and baptizer, the holy equal-of-the-apostles Great Prince Vladimir. I extend heartfelt greetings to all of you with this feast, which is of such important significance for Orthodox Russian people. As a wise, courageous and caring ruler, St. Vladimir renounced the darkness of paganism, recognizing with his whole soul the Truth - our Savior Jesus Christ -and desired that the whole nation of Rus' be enlightened with the Light of Christ's Gospel in the waters of baptism. We, the inheritors of this great benefaction, today glorify and hymn in prayers his great labors. May these labors for the Lord remain known far and wide, memorable to all future generations.

Today, our love and gratitude to Saint Vladimir can be manifested in caring for his Memorial Church in Jackson, built to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus'. Seventy years have passed since then and the Memorial Church, erected through the love and generosity of so many Russian people, is in need of significant and immediate repairs.

Together let us extend financial help for the preservation of this historical Memorial Church, so necessary for our spiritual well-being.

Believers, please come to our assistance! The hand of the cheerful giver will never experience need!

+ Metropolitan Hilarion 
Rector of St. Vladimir Memorial Church

Schedule for St. Vladimir Holidays 

Projects for which those who wish can donate:

1) The main entrance doors are being replaced.

2) The work of gilding the three small domes has begun.   

3) Frescoes in the altar of the lower church soon will be complete.

Friday, July 24, St. Olga

Feast of the Sisterhood

9:00 AM Liturgy

Lunch in church hall                   

Saturday, July 25

Holy first martyrs of Russia St. Theodore and St. John

9:00 AM Commemorative Liturgy for the founders of the Memorial Church
5:00

PM

Meeting of Metropolitan Hilarion                                   All Night Vigil
Sunday, July 26

CELEBRATION OF ST. VLADIMIR’S DAY

9:00 AM

Greeting of the miracle-working copy of the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God

Reading of the Hours

Greeting of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion

Pontifical Divine Liturgy

Moleben and procession of the cross with blessing of the water

Festal Trapeza

Tuesday, July 28

St. Vladimir

9:00 AM Liturgy

Lunch in church hall                   

Sunday, August 9

General annual meeting of the St. Vladimir Society

9:30

AM

Liturgy

Lunch in church hall

Meeting                   

St. Vladimir Memorial Church
PO Box 143
Jackson, NJ 08527-4722