Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross
11 Wilkins Station Road, Medford, NJ 08055
Fr. John Shimchick, Rector - Church: (609) 654-4865 - Rectory: (856) 665-2491

An Orthodox Christian Community in Southern New Jersey for over 40 Years!
Fall/ Winter Schedule of Services
Great Vespers: Saturday 5:00pm - Divine Liturgy, Sunday 10:00am
See Monthly Newsletter and Calendar for special feast days

All Services are in English - We welcome Visitors and Inquirers
Daily Scripture Readings of the Orthodox Church

Upcoming Events:

Advent Vespers Service with guest speaker Professor John Burgess
Sunday Evening December 14 at 6:00 pm.  A choral prelude of hymns for Advent and St. Nicholas will begin at 5:30 pm.

Professor John Burgess, Professor Systematic Theology at Pittsburgh Seminary will provide a presentation entitled Incarnation and the Christian in Society.

Professor Burgess is affiliated this year with the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton where he is living with his wife.  He has become a specialist on the Orthodox Church, particularly in Russia and Ukraine.  Over the past decade he has lived several times with his family in Russia, learning the language, and interacting with Orthodox Christians within parishes and communities.

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord, we long again for a new heaven and a new earth in which the lion will lie down with the lamb, and justice and peace will reign.  In this presentation, Professor Burgess will examine the rebirth of the Church in Russia since the fall of communism, reflect on God’s promise to transfigure human society, and ask how Christians can point to “the new heaven and earth,” also in our own country.

Click the following links to read two of his articles: In-Churching Russia and Christian Witness in Ukraine

Refreshments will be served.


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