04/16/21

Holy Week and Covid Precautions:

 Lent ends this Friday and it is with great joy that we will soon be celebrating the Festival of Palms, Holy Week, & Pascha beginning this coming Saturday, Lazarus Saturday.  The Parish Council takes very seriously everyone’s concerns about safety and staying in conformance with our bishop’s guidelines. 

We have rented a 40 X 60 tent that will be installed in the playfield for the well-attended services.  A stage will be installed for the altar area and a floor before the ambo.  Since social distancing will be relaxed to three feet between members of different households, we will mark the ground for 3-0 social distancing and install 70+ socially distanced chairs. 

Everyone is encouraged to wear flat shoes for the larger services that will be under the tent. 

For all indoor services and activities (church, fellowship hall, and youth building) face covering will still be required. To help laaeviate any fears, masks are still stongly encouraged for services in the tent area.

Discontinuation of Signups

 Unless conditions change, signing up in advance is no longer necessary to attend any of the services. 

Potential Cessation of Covid Precautions

We have a blessing to cease Covid precautions after 8 weeks of vaccine availability to those 16 and older.  Some have raised concerns that this is too premature.  The SJM Parish Council will meet in near the end of May to evaluate/assess current conditions.  Please understand that there are some that feel that we are being over cautious and there are others that feel these precautions are unnecessary.  The church is conciliar, so we will prayerfully and carefully approach this with everyone’s best interest in mind.  

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Thank you for visiting our website.  St Justin Martyr is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the South.  Services are in English.  Visitors are always welcome.  We are committed to sharing the fullness of the Ancient Christian life and living it.  We offer year-round classes for those inquiring about the Orthodox faith and for those who would like to be received into the faith.  Please click on the adjacent video to learn more. 

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I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalm 122:1

  • 18

    Apr

    Sunday
    St. Mary of Egypt
    9a Sunday School
    Last SS of 2020-2021
    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Div. Liturgy
  • 20

    Apr

    Tuesday
    6p Parish Council Meeting
  • 21

    Apr

    Wednesday
    11a-5:30p Confessions by Appt.
    6p PreSanctified Liturgy
  • 22

    Apr

    Thursday
    7p-7:40p Zoom Bible Study- Hebrews
  • 23

    Apr

    Friday
    6p-6:45p Children's Zoom Craft Night
  • 24

    Apr

    Saturday
    Lazarus Saturday
    10am Div. Liturgy
    Pancake Breakfast

    1p Vespers with Blessing of Palms
  • 25

    Apr

    Sunday
    PALM SUNDAY
    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Div. Liturgy
  • 26

    Apr

    Monday
    Holy Monday
    6:30p Bridegroom Matins
  • 27

    Apr

    Tuesday
    Holy Tuesday
    6:30p Bridegroom Matins
  • 28

    Apr

    Wednesday
    Holy Wednesday
    6:30p Bridegroom Matins

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  • Sun
    18Apr

    St. Mary of Egypt
    9a Sunday School
    Last SS of 2020-2021
    9:40am Hours
    10:00am Div. Liturgy
  • Tue
    20Apr

    6p Parish Council Meeting
  • Wed
    21Apr

    11a-5:30p Confessions by Appt.
    6p PreSanctified Liturgy
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  • No sign up for PreSanctified Liturgy
    04/13/21
    Because of attendance levels, we find it no longer necessary to ask people to sign up for Presanctified Liturgy.
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St. Justin Martyr Orthodox Church
12460 Old St. Augustine Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32258
(904) 880-7671