Sermon: The Wedding Garment is Our Lives

Sermon: The Foundation is Christ

Sermon: Basic Fundamentals Wax On- Wax Off

Sermon: Having Mercy

Sermon: Though I walk through the Valley of the Virus

Sermon: Habits Make Us

Sermon: To Tell the Truth

Sermon: Obedience is Essential

Sermon: Stop Clinging to Pigs

Sermon: The Authority of Christ

Sermon: Orient Yourself Towards God

Sermon: St. Jacob Enlightener of Alaska

Sermon: Reconciliation with Christ

Sermon: One in the Spirit

Sermon: Knowing God

Sermon: I Once was Blind

Sermon: Jesus Meets His Bride

Sermon: Sunday of the Paralytic

Sermon: Holy Myrrhbearing Women

Sermon: Antipascha 2020

Pre-Register for Services Here!

Everyone is invited to sign up for services. Because of Social Distancing requirements we are signing up according to the first letter of our last name alternating between the Chapel and Fellowship Hall.   Guest, visitors, and inquirers are always welcome in the Chapel!   Sign up by clicking here: Divine Liturgy September 20th  10 am All […]

Pre-Register for Services Here!

Saturday, May 16th-Divine Liturgy 10a Open to all Sunday, May 17th Divine Liturgy 10a Open to all Monday, May 18th, Vesperal Liturgy 6p Please give priority to those who are more have practiced social distancing and to those who are more vulnerable. Please do not attend if you have been unable to practice strict social distancing […]

Important Divine Liturgy Schedule Update Beginning May 17th

Since less people are pre-registering for services than was anticipated, beginning Sunday, May 17th there will be only one Divine Liturgy on Sundays at 10a.  For the present time we will be offering one Divine Liturgy on Saturdays at 10a, and one Divine Liturgy on Sundays at 10a.  We will increase the number of Liturgies […]

Directive for Phased Reopening of Churches, DOS, as applied to SJM, May 4, 2020

Attendance Using DOS social distancing requirements (an 8-0 halo around each attendee) we are allowed up to 25 people in the Nave of the sanctuary, 2 people in the Narthex- to act as Doorkeepers, 1 server and 2 celebrants in the altar, and one additional person in the vestry if need be. Do not attend […]

SJM Divine Services Preregistration May 10-18, 2020

Guiding principles: “When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him; 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you will begin with shame […]

Parish wide Virtual Readings Holy Friday & Holy Saturday Evening

As a parish community virtually we will read the Psalter Holy Friday following Vespers beginning at about 8:00p. Likewise, we will virtually read The Acts of the Holy Apostles beginning at 7:00p Saturday evening.  Both nights we will livestream the Tomb of our Lord.  The readings will take place via Zoom and everyone can either […]

Sermon: The Victory of Humility

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy

Holy Friday Vespers- Laying XC in the Tomb

Holy Friday Matins with 12 Passion Gospels sung Thursday PM

Holy Tuesday Sung Wednesday PM

Sermon: Living in the Desert

Parish “Bulletin” April 5th, 2020

My dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ! Greetings in the Name of the Lord! Beginning now we can start considering this weekly update also as your SJM bulletin.  At the bottom of this email will be the readings and the variable hymns of the day to follow.  Virtual Coffee Hour, Sunday 11:30a-12:20a:  We had a […]

Updated DOS Archpastoral Directive & Impact of “Safer at Home” Executive Orders on the Life of the Community

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Christ is in our midst!  With the ongoing pandemic, in order to protect the faithful, yesterday afternoon Vladyka Alexander issued an “Updated DOS Archpastoral Directive” Beginning immediately, the clergy are no longer to have “one-on-one pastoral interaction.” This means until further notice I am unable to hear confessions and […]

Sermon: God Calms the Storm

Virtual Coffee Hour March 29th 11:30a

Following Liturgy, tomorrow, March 29th at approximately 11:30a we will host a Virtual Coffee using Zoom.  You can log in at and the Meeting ID is: 678 235 550.  You do not need a Zoom account to log in, but you will need to download the software when you log in.  You will need […]

Sermon: Social Isolation and the Goodness of God

Sermon: The Home Church

Live Streaming All Services

We are now Live Streaming all services, which presently are only Wednesday evening Presanctiified Liturgy 6p and Sunday Liturgy 10a.  We begin with Hours 940a. We recommend streaming through YouTube. To stream please click on the green banner above labeled Live Broadcast or click on YouTube link in right column. On the SJM App you […]

A Prayer in this Time of COVID-19 Pandemic

O Lord Jesus Christ, the True Physician of Souls and Bodies, in your loving care you preached the Good News and healed every disease and infirmity amongst the people. Come to our aid now in this time of global pandemic. We lift up to you all those who are sick and suffering. We pray for their families […]

Sermon: Coronavirus and Brotherly Love

Sermon: Let’s Be All In

Sermon: Love Forgives

Sermon: Mercy

Young Families Zoo Outing

On Saturday, February 22nd the Young Families Ministry went on an expedition into the Jacksonville Zoo. We had 8 families attend and 20 plus attendees enjoying good fellowship with each other and the animals.  Luckily we all found our way off the carousel! 

Sermon: The Prodigal Sons

Camp St. Christopher registration is now open!

Camp St. Christopher registration now open! Our session is from July 5th—July 11th. Registration is online @  For more information visit the Camp St. Christopher Facebook page. Deadline to register is June 1.  

SJM Annual Pan-Orthodox Olympics

  SJM Annual Pan-Orthodox Olympics will be on Saturday, March 7th 3:30p. Our theme is “ Unity in the Faith.” Invite your friends! Ages 10 & up! There is a sign up sheet in the fellowship hall on the youth bulletin board.  For any questions ask Aaron.  

SJM Icon Workshop with Fr. Anthony Salzman

SJM Icon Workshop with Fr. Anthony Salzman will be held on February 21st 7:30p-8:30p and  February 22nd 9:30a-2p at SJM. Cost $20/pp to cover expenses. Limit 30 people. Sign up posted in Fellowship Hall or call church office at 904-880-7671.  

Blood Drive at SJM

Blood Drive at SJM  As a matter of Christian stewardship & as we prepare for the Great Fast, SJM will be hosting OneBlood on Meatfare Sunday, February 23rd following Liturgy.  That day we can feast on hamburgers and hotdogs and, with our protein built up, we can share the blood we have to those who […]

6th Annual Men’s Steak Dinner

Sixth Annual Men’s Steak Dinner will take place on Sun. Feb 23rd , from 4p-6p.$12 per person. Please bring a side dish and beverage of choice.Suggestions: Garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus.In event finances are an issue, see Fr Ted. Hosted by the Pisarchuks  

Love to the End: A Documentary about Mother Maria of Paris at SJM

On Wednesday, February 26th from 7p-7:50p SJM will host a film documentary about Mother Maria of Paris: A Modern Saint, Martyr, and Heroine of the Resistance. Please join us!    

Sermon: God Hears the Prayers of the Humble

Sermon: The Light of the World

Sermon: Archbishop Mark

Registration for Camp St. Thekla Now Opens 9a Saturday, Feb. 1st:

Spots fill up quickly! Make sure you mark your calendar! We are going July 5-11 (Session Two). Please contact Aaron with any questions.

Sermon: Being Holy Water

Sermon: More Than a Sentimental Christmas

Sermon:Maintaining Peace at Christmas

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with Archbishop Mark: January 12, 2020

Please join us as we welcome Archbishop Mark and celebrate the 25 Year Anniversary of our church.  Catered BBQ Banquet to follow.

Bringing the Love of Christ Christmas Morning to the Homeless!

Everyone is invited to Hemming Plaza Christmas morning 8a to share coffee, donuts, cookies, etc. with the homeless and give out Jimmy John’s gift cards. If you would like to participate please sign up today on the bulletin board and indicate if you would like to bring donuts or cookies.  This is a great way […]

Caroling to Shut-Ins: Sunday, December 22 at 1p

Join us for this annual afternoon of bringing some of the joy of the coming feast to those who can’t make it to church.  We’ll sing some well-known Christmas carols. Singing talent is not required!   Questions?  See Fr. Jacob.

Sermon: “Sent”

Sermon: Advent

Sermon: The Lord’s Day

Holiday Happenings at SJM!

Please join us on Sunday, December 8th at 12p following the Divine Liturgy  for St. Nicholas Day, when we receive a special visit from one of our favorite saints.

Sermon: How Not To Be A Fool

SJM Community Movie Night

Community Movie Night on the Lawn: Aladdin This Friday, November 15th at 6p. Admission—one canned food item for our canned food drive. Popcorn and candy provided!  

Paintball Adventures!

Paintball Adventures! Join us for paintball 9a on December 14th at Paintball Adventures.  Everyone is welcome!  Youth 2nd-5th grade must be accompanied by a parent. Cost will range from $40 to $50 per person.  Sign up on the Bulletin Board.  See Aaron with any questions.  

HS Bonfire and Dinner

This Saturday evening, Nov. 23rd following Great Vespers until 8:30p. At SJM. For HS youth ages 14+. Evening activities will include s’mores, campfire songs, games, and dinner. Bring a friend! For more info see Aaron.

Sermon: Slowing Down by Niko Birbilis

Sermon: How to Divorce Proof Your Marriage

Sermon: Making An Oblation

Sermon: Sharing Is In Our Nature

Sermon: Dr. Al Rossi 2019

Sermon: The Lord Shepherds

Sermon: The Golden Rule

Sermon: The Most Important Person in Church

Sermon: Check Your Ego At The Door

Sermon: Fulfilling Your Vocation

Sermon: Keeping Faith

Sermon: Storms

Sermon: Unity in Diversity

Wednesday Night Program at SJM

You are invited to our Wednesday Night Program every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, which begins at 6p and ends at 7:50p.Daily Vespers @ 6p; A Lenten dinner 6:30p-7:00p provided by SJM, love offering accepted, Program: 7:00p-7:50pWe will be studying the Book of the Apocalypse. There are many modern wild and crazy speculations […]

Sermon: The Strong Bearing the Weak

Islands of Adventure Trip

Ages: Middle School & High School, Grades 6th to 12th. 12 to 18 years of age. Location: Islands of Adventure | 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 Date: Depart Friday, January 18th from SJM @ 4:30p. Return Saturday, January 19th @ 8:00p to SJM. Cost: $74.00 by January 6th, 2019. Sign Up: HERE Youth Forms: HERE Description: […]

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 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 […]

Sunday School Begins

St. Justin Martyr Sunday School Program is now in session! St. Justin Martyr offers Sunday School for children ages 4 to 18 years old. The goal of our program to provide our students with a foundation of Prayer, Doctrine, Worship, Scripture, Spirituality, Missions, and Church History.  Classes meet every Sunday at 9a from September through April […]

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    […]

MS Service Project w/ Ana's Angels Animal Rescue

Ages: Middle School, Grades 6th to 8th. 11 to 13 years of age. Location: Petco Animal Supplies, 11111 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Date: Saturday, August 18th. 8:30a – 2p. Two Shifts: 8:30a – 12p; 12p – 2p  Sign Up: HERE Description: This is an opportunity for our MS youth to help serve our community, not […]

MS Service Project w/ Ana’s Angels Animal Rescue

Ages: Middle School, Grades 6th to 8th. 11 to 13 years of age. Location: Petco Animal Supplies, 11111 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Date: Saturday, August 18th. 8:30a – 2p. Two Shifts: 8:30a – 12p; 12p – 2p  Sign Up: HERE Description: This is an opportunity for our MS youth to help serve our community, not […]

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 […]

Annual Pascha Picnic

[pdf-embedder url=”×11-2018-2.pdf” title=”Picnic flyer 8×11 2018″]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

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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 […]

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 […]