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Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

On Saturday, 12 December 2015, the Orthodox Church of the Mother of God in Mays Landing NJ participated in the community's “Annual Christmas Walking Tour.” Sponsored by the Mays Landing Merchants Association, community members open their decorated homes to ticket-holding visitors. Of the 46 visitors, almost all had never been in an Orthodox Church, so there was ample opportunity to share the Faith of The Church with them, as well as invitations extended to attend Vespers or Liturgy. Whispers of "How beautiful!" were made as people stepped over the threshold into the church. As one person put it, "What a priceless gem there is in Mays Landing."

 

With the pathway lit by luminaries, visitors were greeted at the church doors by Sub-deacon Vlashi (Charles) Gallagher and Council President, Trudy Ellmore.  Each person was invited to take a hand-dipped candle from Shen Vlash Monastery (Albania) to light, or take home, and was given a brochure telling about the parish and Orthodox beliefs. Sub-Deacon Vlashi, who has gone on mission trips to the Shen Vlash Monastery with an OCMC mission team the past two years, donated the candles to the church. Council Vice-President, Holly Dawson (a second generation founding member) answered many questions about the parish's history and historical iconography.

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