Almsgiving for the Nativity

St. Justin Martyr has a wonderful tradition in giving the gift of sandwich cards to the homeless early Christmas morning, Tuesday, December 25th at Hemming Plaza for 8a. This year to continue this wonderful ministry of bringing Christ’s love to the streets, we will give Jimmy John’s gift cards. If you would like to participate, […]

Caroling to Shut-Ins

Join us on Sunday, December 23rd at 1p, for our annual afternoon of bringing some of the holiday joy of the coming feast to those who cannot make it to church. We’ll sing some well-known Christmas carols. Singing talent is not required! Sign up is located in our Fellowship Hall on our community board. If […]

SJM Christmas Party

St. Justin Martyr Friends and Family! Join us for a winter celebration with fun family games, laughter, music, and wonderful memories. Special activities include: Crafts for kids and singing Christmas Carols with John Mark! Bring a treat to share! Invite friends and family too! For more information or questions, contact Deborah Weita or call our […]

COMMUNITY NIGHT THIS WEEK 11/28

Join us this week for Community Night, Wednesday 11/28! Daily Vespers begins at 6p followed by a dinner & programs from 6:30p to 7:30p. We will end the evening with Compline at 7:30p.  The meal provided will be a nominal cost.   Our programs for the evening will include: Financial Peace w/ Julie Gullick and Sandy […]

As Many As Have Been Baptized…

From left to right: Drew, Nicholas, and Mikayla   On Sunday, November 18th, St. Justin Martyr welcomed three additional members into our community through the Holy Sacrament of Baptism. Many years to Drew (Hope), Nicholas, and Mikayla, and congratulations to their sponsors!     

SJM is Now Streaming Live!

The Liturgical life of St. Justin Martyr now streams live on Sunday mornings with Divine Liturgy beginning at 10am. To access the Live Streaming, go to our homepage and choose the green Live Stream button, or download our SJM App and click choose Media at the bottom of your screen then select “SJM Live Broadcast.”

SJM 2018 Fall Festival & Dance

Sunday, November 4th, located here at our SJM home was an amazing night filled with fun, dancing, and festive joy. The SJM 2018 Fall Festival & Dance was a great hit. DJ Dave, #DJ6Burgh, led the night with great music and delicious BBQ was catered by County Road Provisions. Games were prepared for the kids […]

SJM Youth Canned Food Drive

 “I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink…Assuredly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” ~ Jesus This November, our youth will be leading a Canned Food Drive to benefit the Mandarin Food […]

Newly Installed Icons: Six Apostles Down Six To Go

On October 16th, six new beautiful icons were installed. The icons placed are of Christ’s Holy Apostles. On our North wall we have St. Paul, St. John the Theologian, and St. James of Zebeedee. On our South wall we have St. Peter, St. Matthew the Evangelist, and St. Andrew. The next group of icons will […]

SJM Meal Tickets Now On Sale!

Fall Festival & Dance on November 4th 5p-7p! Hope you’re excited! The event will be catered by County Road Provisions!                                             The menu includes: Brisket Pulled Pork Turkey German Potato Salad Baked Beans Mac & Cheese […]

Wednesday Nights Are For the SJM Community!

On Wednesday October 24th, SJM will begin our new Wednesday evening ministry of: Community Night! Community Night is our new ministry where parishioners of all ages, their friends, and guests come together to pray, fellowship, and grow closer in Christ here at St. Justin Martyr Orthodox Church. Our program takes place the second and fourth […]

SJM Fall Family Festival and Dance

Save-the-Date for our  Join us for a wonderful evening of fun, fellowship, and festivities!  All ages, families, and parishioners.  Stay tuned for more information on meal tickets, activities, and more. For questions, contact our office at (904) 880-7671.

Young Families Corn Maze Outing

Our SJM Young Families Ministry is kicking off fall with a trip to the Amazing Grace Family Farms for their annual Fall Festival and crop maze adventure. The outing is held on Sat., Oct. 20th, at 9:45a-12p. Amazing Grace Farms is located in Green Cove Springs, FL just off of Wisteria Farms Rd. Cost is $15.95 for […]

SJM Family Game Night

Calling all families! Calling all SJM parishioners! Does not matter the age, all are welcome to our SJM Family Game Night!  Join us this Sunday, September 30th at 5p in our Fellowship Hall for fun, games, and fellowship.  Bring a game, a dessert dish, and a friend. See you there!     

The Joy of All Christians

On August 27th, 2018, we were blessed with a newly installed icon in our church. Welcome the icon of the Theotokos, The Joy of All Christians! She can be found on the North wall above the candle box next to the Icon of St. Peter and Paul.    

Newly Installed, Old Testament Prophets!

On August 14th, 2018, we were blessed with newly installed icons in our church. The new icons are of the Great and Holy Prophets! They can be seen on the North and South Walls.  North Wall : Prophet David, Prophet Jeremiah, and Prophet Ezekiel  South Wall : Prophet Solomon, Prophet Isaiah, and Prophet Daniel    […]

OCMC Job Opening Available

DOES YOUR WORK MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD? The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) in St. Augustine continues to grow. There are many opportunities to apply your professional talents in an Orthodox Christian missionary based non-profit that reaches throughout the world, changing lives, and saving souls. Your creativity and energy are what OCMC needs. OCMC […]

CONNECT CONFERENCE 2018

Orthodox Young Adult Conference CONNECT CONFERENCE! This pan-Orthodox conference is on a mission to better connect Orthodox young professionals to Christ, The Church, and each other through a 3-day weekend of lectures, fellowship, and worship.   Blessed by Metropolitian Alexios (GOA) and Bishop Gregory Tatsis (Carpatho-Russian Diocese), 150 young adults gathered last year to hear […]

SJM Ichetucknee River Trip 2018

ALL AGES are invited. Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park  11627 SW U.S. Highway 27 Fort White, FL 32038 Date: Thursday, July 19th @ 7:30a – 3:00p. Rain Check Thursday, July 26th. Sign Up: Here Description: This year we plan to bring back our SJM river trip. We will be meeting at St. Justin Martyr for […]

Project Mexico 2018 Team Flying Out

Project Mexico 2018, June 15th-21st: The week is finally here for our 2018 SJM Project Mexico team! They have all worked very hard to prepare for this wonderful opportunity to serve impoverished families through hands-on works of mercy. The team members are Matt Augenstein, Emma Brown, Victor Hesterman, Christopher and Kirsten Reeves, Jana and Andrew […]

Root, Root for the Jumbo Shrimp

On Friday evening, May 11th, was our Annual Baseball Game Night! The SJM family enjoyed a wonderful evening cheering on our Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp as they played the Tennessee Smokies. The night was filled with fun, smiles, baseball and fireworks. A time well spent with good fellowship. Congrats on all who attended! Join us for […]

Orlando Russian Mission First Liturgy

The first Liturgy of the newly launched Orlando Russian mission was celebrated on Saturday, April 28th with 40+ attendees. This welcomed Fr. Andrey Syrkin, and family, who is the priest in charge. Fr. Arkady Migunov of Annunciation Russian Mission faithfully served the Russian community for 8-9 years gathering  them once a month for Saturday morning […]

Newly Installed, Icon of Christ!

On April 26, 2018, we were blessed with another completed icon in our church. The newly installed Icon of Christ over our candle box.  Oh Lord Jesus Christ my God, have mercy on me a sinner.  

Going Goo Goo For Gaga Ball

Bright and early Saturday morning, March 24th, the picnic area quickly became a construction zone for future fun here at St. Justin Martyr. As an Eagle Scout project that benefited SJM, Zachery Hashey designed, planned, fundraised, purchased the material, and led a team to install a Gaga ball pit in the picnic area. The workmanship […]

Alternative Spring Break at SJM

Alternative Spring Break Huge Thank You!! St. Justin Martyr played host to a 14 member group from the University of Tennessee Knoxville last week for their Alternative Spring Break. Their primary work was to minister to the immigrant and refugee populations in our area by repairing emergency housing, helping out with local English learning programs, […]

Annual Pascha Picnic

Our Annual Pascha picnic will take place on Pascha, April 8th following Agape Vespers at 1:00p (weather permitting). Everyone is invited! There will be games, an Easter egg hunt for the kids, food and drinks, and time to visit with family and friends on this joyous day.      

Holy Week Schedule

Click to see a schedule of upcoming dates and times for all events planned during Holy Week 2018.

2018 Ladies Lenten Retreat

Most Holy Lady Theotokos save us! For the weekend of March 2nd & 3rd, St. Justin Martyr was blessed to have held a success women’s retreat with Khouri Frederica Mathews-Green as our guest speaker focusing on the theme of “Mary as the Early Christians Knew Her.” Guest from all over Florida came to hear Frederica […]

Camp St. Christopher 2018

Registration for Camp St. Christopher is now open.  Camp is the week of July 9-13.  Campers will arrive Monday morning and leave Friday night. The cost will be $350 per camper. Information about theme and program will be shared in the coming weeks. Spots will fill up so please be sure to register your kids. The […]

Ordination of Dn. Jacob to the Holy Priesthood

The Ordination to the Holy Priesthood of Fr. Jacob Hatch by His Eminence, Archbishop Mark of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania on behalf of Archbishop Alexander. Celebrated on February 4th, 2018. Congratulations to Fr. Jacob Hatch and his family. May God grant you many years! AXIOS!

Women’s Lenten Retreat

To Register for Women’s Lenten Retreat click here. Click image to enlarge

Summer Camps 2018 Registration Opening!

  A New Year means new friends, new memories, and new adventures with Summer Camps 2018 registrations opening soon!  Start the year off right by registering your child for camp as Camp St. Thekla opens registration on January 1st at 10AM EST! Spots fill up as quickly as they open. Be the first by connecting HERE […]

Christmas Joy with the Homeless

Christ is Born! GLORIFY HIM! The Liturgy before the Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity. Saint Justin Martyr Orthodox Church is no stranger when it comes to bringing the life of Christ to the streets, especially bright and early Christmas morning. Continuing a tradition that has lasted over 8-years, our community has been providing our […]

Camp St. Christopher Winter Retreat

Winter Retreat 2018 – “Renewing Your Mind” The theme for the weekend will be “Renewing Your Mind,” and will be using as a source the book Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives by Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica. When: January 12-14 (arrive Friday night and depart Sunday after Liturgy & coffee hour) Where: Christ the Savior Orthodox […]

Love Your Neighbor Serve Day with IOCC

Saturday, December 2nd, members from our SJM community partnered with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to help our local community in northern Jacksonville, FL. We served a wonderful woman by cleaning up home and landscaping damages done to her property by Hurricane Irma. We congratulate everyone who came out and pray that you continue to […]

St. Nicholas to Visit SJM

This Sunday, December 10th, our SJM youth will decorate the Christmas tree and enjoy cookies in the Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour.  St. Nicholas will make his annual visit following Liturgy. We welcome all children to be part of the celebration.  

Almsgiving for Nativity

Almsgiving For Nativity:  A wonderful SJM tradition is to give the gift of sandwich cards to the homeless on Christmas morning at Hemming Plaza. This year we will be giving Jimmy John’s gift cards. The cost of a regular sub sandwich including tax is $5.66.  If you would like to participate in this ministry of […]

SJM “Wake Up and Smell the Incense” Mugs Now Available in our Bookstore!

  In the past we have given visitors the gift of a coffee mug. “Wake up and Smell the Incense” is not an original idea, but the design is original by our staff.  Because the coffee mugs are popular, they are available for $10 ea., offsetting our cost to purchase more and give to visitors.  […]

Family Pumpkin Painting at SJM

Our Family Pumpkin Painting was a Success! On Sunday October 22, our SJM families came out to enjoy the Fall weather, and get creative painting pumpkins together. Artists of all ages created amazing pumpkin masterpieces, and were able to take their artwork home to display.        

The Ordination of Deacon James Marth

Click to see ordination of James Marth to the Holy Diaconate by His Eminence Archbishop Mark on behalf of Archbishop Alexander.  Axios!  

St. Justin the Martyr App

The St. Justin Martyr app is now live. Go to http://get.theapp.co/318a/ from your Apple or Android device, or search “St Justin Martyr” in the app store. All of our services and events schedules are there with easy access. Listen to weekly sermons. Turn on your push notifications for the app to receive important messages from […]

Icon Updates

We now have six beautiful new icons installed in our chapel.  While many have been commissioned, the Resurrection, Pentecost, Sts. Peter and Paul, the Entry into Jerusalem, the Nativity of Christ and the Transfiguration have been completed and installed.  If you have not yet participated in our icon beautification program, there are still several opportunities.  […]

Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward 2012 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 V6 TRD From the Community of St Justin Martyr, Jacksonville, FL USA To the 5,000 people and clergy of San Esteban, Benito Juarez, San Francisco, Santa Maria, Cruz Blanca, Zapote, Progreso, Zimatla, Jonotal, Piedra Grande, & Posa Grande, in Vera Cruz & Hidalgo, Diócesis De México In Thanksgiving […]

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