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Fr. John Shimchick, Rector - Church: (609) 654-4865 - Rectory: (856) 665-2491

Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross

40th Anniversary Collection and Other Videos

40th Anniversary Collection:  These three videos — 1) From the Beginning; 2) This Is What Holy Cross Church Means to Us; and 3) Through the Years — were prepared and shown at our parish's 40th Anniversary Banquet celebrated on November 10, 2013.  They explore our community's history and our ministry as an OCA parish in Medford, NJ.  They feature photos from 40 years of parish life, reflections by parishioners, and thoughts from Fr. Anthony Pluth, the first pastor.

Professor John Burgess, Professor Systematic Theology at Pittsburgh Seminary provided a presentation entitled "Incarnation and the Church in Society at our Annual Advents Vespers Service which was held on December 14, 2014. 

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.

Additional Videos:

Bishop Michael's Visit to our Parish

Performed by our Choir
Nicene Creed Video

Gladsome Light