"I believe in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church"
As the body of Christ, the parish family of St. Vladimir Orthodox Christian Church focuses on living out the Gospel as fully as the Holy Spirit allows us through our worship & ministries. The core elements of everything we do as a parish will always reflect the values from the Gospels and the book of Acts - the Church in which we believe and confess.
It is our life of worship that strengthens us to do all of the other wonderful things to which we are called. Orthodox Christian worship is heavenly and Spirit-filled. Join us!
Music plays an integral part in our liturgical worship. St. Vladimir is blessed to have an amazing choir. New members are always welcome!
The reader's essential role is to read the Old Testament lessons (parables) and the Epistle lessons during the Divine Liturgy, Vespers and other services. Readers also chant the Psalms, verses of the Prokimen, Alleluia and other certain antiphons and hymns.
Young men from our parish can receive special permission to serve in the Holy Altar to assist the priest during the celebration of services. St. Vladimir is fortunate to have many such young men!
Throughout the Gospels, our Savior Jesus Christ sits at table with those to whom He is ministering. On the day of Pentecost, the apostles, endowed with the Holy Spirit, were gathered together breaking bread. We have fellowship every Sunday following the Divine Liturgy and on other special occasions. Join us!
We are famous for our amazing food...be prepared for MORE then coffee and pastries! Most importantly, we are also known for our happiness in meeting YOU and welcoming new friends into our community. We are thrilled to answer any questions you might have regarding our parish or our faith : )
Jesus Christ taught using sermons, parables and through His actions. The apostles exhorted and demonstrated Christianity in their manner of living. We strive to use the same educational methods for our youth, adults, and the community around us. Join us!
*Click on the Education Tab above to learn more about Orthodox Christianity and who WAS St. Vladimir?
*View our Home Page to see when you can attend the next Saturday class on Orthodoxy for beginners!
To educate our youngest members in the Orthodox Christian faith, classes are held after Holy Communion on
Sunday during the academic year. There are also additional special programs & events for the parish youth,
like our annual Easter Egg Hunt, Fall Picnic Fun and amazing Christmas Yolka Program.
(Please see the "Media" Tab for photos of our youth activities!)
Heeding the message of our Savior Jesus Christ in Matthew 25 and following the example of the apostles in Acts (2:45), our members strive to meet the needs of our parish and and the local Trenton community. Join us!
*Church Board/Parish Council
As elected representatives of our parish, these dedicated men and women assure our church and its operations continue to function smoothly. Please view the "Contact" Tab/Ministry Leaders in our Menu to see the names of our current Parish Council members.
*Ladies Altar Society
Many years ago, the women parishioners organized this club which supports the church through various fundraising events such as bake sales, the Annual Turkey Social, pierogi making and Pascha bread making. Funds raised in the past have purchased church chandeliers, church carpeting, Priest vestments and new Daria Hall stage curtains. Meetings occur periodically on Sunday during Coffee Hour after Divine Liturgy.
*FOCA Club (formerly Senior R Club)
This church club is part of the Colonial District of the National FOCA (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America). Our District includes clubs in Trenton NJ, Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Philadelphia PA and Bethesda MD. We participate in many National and District events by sending monetary donations to support Orthodox organizations and projects. The Colonial District has three annual events hosted in turn by the clubs-Bowling Tournament, Religious Education Day and the District Convention. The FOCA Club fundraises throughout the year with food and Easter candy sales and meets monthly during Coffee Hour after Divine Liturgy.
Outreach & Evangelism
Believing that we are an apostolic church, our members understand and embrace the importance of not just opening our doors and being receptive, but going forth to share the good news of Jesus Christ and inviting everyone, even you, to experience Him in our own times. Join us!
For more mission information, please use the OCA (Orthodox Church in America) Link on the right side of our Home Page.