Priests from various parts of the New Jersey Deanery gathered together on Sunday, 18 March, for a “Mission Vespers Service” at the Mother of God Church in Mays Landing NJ. This parish is the southern-most Church in the Deanery; New Jersey is 180 miles in length, north to south. Priests from throughout the Deanery participated (some traveling 3.5 hours one way). Priest Boris Slootsky and his faithful parishioners hosted the event, followed by a Lenten meal.
The service homilist was Archpriest John Nehrebecki; the main celebrant was Archpriest Joseph Lickwar (Chancellor, Diocese of New York and New Jersey). The New Jersey Deanery celebrates “Mission Vespers” at different NJ Deanery parishes weekly during the Great Fast. In the words of the Dean, Archpriest Samuel Kedala, “Glory to God for all good things!”