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Nativity of Christ

December 24, 2020: Great Compline

Concelebrated by Rev. Vasyl Pasakas (Pastor) and Rev. Sviatoslav Hot (Holy Ascension Parish, Maplewood, NJ). Responses sung by Seminarians of St. Sophia Theological Seminary 


December 25, 2020: Divine Liturgy

Concelebrated by Rev. Vasyl Pasakas (Pastor) and Rev. Sviatoslav Hot (Holy Ascension Parish, Maplewood, NJ).

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Nativity Celebration 2018 - 12/25/2018

Triple Celebration at the Nativity of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in South Plainfield, NJ

  • Nativity of the Lord celebrated
  • Rev. Vasyl Pasakas, Pastor, bestowed a Patriarchal blessing and presented with a gold Patriarchal cross
  • Parishioners honored for with the presentation of Centennial awards 
  • Ordination of Subdeacon Oleg Kravchenko to the Deaconate




Photo Credit: Dobrodiyka Oksana Pasakas & Seminarian Yaroslav Bilogan 



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Pascha - The Resurrection of Our Lord - 04/16/2017

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Holy Week 2017

Holy Wednesday - Holy Unction Service 

Holy Thursday Service - Reading of the 12 Gospels 

Good Friday Service and Procession with the Shroud 

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Palm Sunday 2017 - 04/09/2017

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Nativity of Christ 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Compline on the Eve of the Nativity of Christ 

Celebrated by parish pastor Rev. Vasyl Pasakas and Deacon Ivan Tchopko


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Archpastoral Divine Liturgy

Celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, parish pastor Rev. Vasyl Pasakas, Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay, and Deacon Ivan Tchopko. Responses sung by Parish Choir 

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Nettie Sherby's 90th Birthday

A celebration of Nettie Sherby's 90th Birthday and presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation for the years of service to the Church. Presented by parish pastor Rev. Vasyl Pasakas on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. 

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Blessing of New Blue Vestments - 05/15/2016

The blessing of newly purchased blue vestments for the parish. The purchase was made possible through the generous donations made in 2015-2016 in memory of parishioner Anna Vakulchik. A Memorial Litia was served after Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 15th on the 1 year anniversary of her passing. Following the Memorial Litia, the blessing of the newly purchased blue vestments took place. The vestments will be used in the parish during the year, especially on dates commemorating the Theotokos, the patron of our parish. 

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Palm Sunday, Holy Week & Pascha 2016

Palm Sunday - April 24


Holy Wednesday - April 27

The Service of Holy Unction 


Holy Thursday - April 28

Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

Matins & Reading of the 12 Gospels 


Good Friday - April 29 

Vespers & Shroud Veneration 


Holy Saturday - April 30

Grave Watching & Reading of the Acts of the Apostles 


PASCHA: Resurrection of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ - May 1 

Matins & Divine Liturgy 

Blessing of Paschal Foods 

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Nativity of Christ Celebrated by NBV Parish Community - 12/25/2015

The Eve of the Nativity of Christ - Great Compline Service (December 24th) 

Nativity of Christ - Divine Liturgy (December 25th) 

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Veteran's Day Moleben - 11/15/2015

Honoring the veterans of NBVOC. 

Moleben served by parish pastor, Rev. Vasyl Pasakas. 

Flag held by parishioner Metro Kopchak. 

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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 09/13/2015

Divine Liturgy and procession around the church on the occasion of the Feast-day and patron of our parish, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

The celebration concluded with a celebratory picnic with the parish community. 

Photo credit: Dobrodijka Oksana Pasakas 

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Memorial Litia on Memorial Day Sunday

Memorial Litia in memory of all those servicemen of the parish who had died while serving in our country's Armed Services.

Memorial Litia served by Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Pastor, Rev. Vasyl Pasakas.

Flag held by Metro Kopchak. 

Photo credit: Anita Anderson 

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Nativity 2014 - 12/25/2014

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Grand Compline served on December 24th and Divine Liturgy served on December 25th by Rev. Vasyl Pasakas (pastor) and Protodeacon Dr. Ihor Mahlay, visiting from Parma, Ohio. 

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80th Anniversary of the Parish Celebration - 11/08/2014

Archpastoral Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, ruling hierarch of the Eastern Eparchy. 

Celebratory Luncheon 

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Nativity of the Theotokos-Parish Feast-Day Celebration - 09/07/2014

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Passion Week & Pascha 2014 - 04/20/2014

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Nativity 2013 - 12/25/2013

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Thanksgiving Parish Dinner 2013 - 12/01/2013

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Pascha 2013 - 05/05/2013

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Farewell with Fr. Ivan and Family - 07/15/2012

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Christmas 2011 - 12/25/2011

Christmas gathering

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St. Nicholas is in town...! - 12/11/2011

St. Nicholas Day Celebration

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July Picnic - 07/10/2011

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Church School Camp - 06/27/2011

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February Bake Sale - 02/12/2011

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St. Nicholas Day - 12/05/2010

Celebration of St. Nicholas Day on Dec. 5, 2010.

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Dormition 2010 - 08/15/2010

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Transfiguration - 08/08/2010

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Parish Picnic 2010-07-10 - 07/10/2010

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Fathers' Day, 2010 - 06/20/2010

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Sunday 2010-05-30 - 05/30/2010

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Bake Sale 2010 - 04/24/2010

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Kopchak 50th Wedding Anniversary - 04/18/2010

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PASCHA! - 04/04/2010

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Great and Holy Friday - 04/02/2010

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Forgiveness Vespers - 02/14/2010

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Pre-Lent Party - 02/14/2010

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Saint Nicholas! - 12/27/2009

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75th Anniversary - 12/12/2009

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Halloween 2009

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Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary - 08/15/2009

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Parish Picnic - 09/13/2009

Photos from our Parish Picnic and Pig Roast.

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Bake Sale 2009 - 06/06/2009

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