Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Rocky Hill, New Jersey

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St. Elizabeth's Feast Day - 07/18/2022

We celebrated a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the Feast of our heavenly Patroness, the venerable Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth and the 24th anniversary of the founding of our parish. We were blessed and honored with the visit of Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan on this special day as he ordained our new Deacon Father Michael and tonsured Reader Timothy. Special thanks to all that helped with cleaning, decorating and setting up the trapeza and donating. S Prazdnikom!



New church bell! - 07/06/2022

Thank you to our parishioner that funded the acquisition of the new brass bell and those who helped in its installation. Special thank you to Rocky Hill FD and Montgomery FD for coordinated assistance in lifting it up to the belfry. God bless them!


Children's Sermon February 2018
Parish Kids Jan 2017
Theophany 2014

Theophany 2014 - 01/18/2014

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St. Nicholas of Myra 2013

St. Nicholas of Myra - 12/19/2013

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Exaltation of the Cross

Exaltation of the Cross - 09/27/2013

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St. Elizabeth's Feastday 2013 - 07/18/2013

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Bishop George Visit (1 of 5)

Tonsuring of Reader Philip - 11/05/2011

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Bishop George Visit (2 of 5)

Hierarchal Liturgy - 11/05/2011

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Bishop George Visit (3 of 5)

Ordination of Fr. Steven - 11/05/2011

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Bishop George Visit (4 of 5)

Gramotas Awarded - 11/05/2011

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Bishop George Visit (5 of 5)

After Liturgy and Trapeza - 11/05/2011

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Bishop George Visit 2010

Bishop George Visit - 10/31/2010

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Pascha 2010

Pascha - 04/04/2010

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Metropolitan Hilarion visit 2010

Metropolitan Hilarion Visit - 02/28/2010

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Funeral of Fr Joasaph

Funeral of Fr Joasaph - 12/21/2009

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Kursk Icon Visit

Kursk Icon Visit - 12/15/2009

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Spirit of Orthodoxy Concert - 11/02/2008

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A Liturgy in 2008

Liturgy - 10/12/2008

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Renovations in 2008

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April 27, 2008

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Holy Saturday

April 26, 2008

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Great and Holy Friday

April 25, 2008

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Holy Thursday

April 24, 2008

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Holy Wednesday

April 23, 2008

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Palm Sunday

April 20, 2008

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Lazarus Saturday

April 19, 2008

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Joy of All Who Sorrow, Philadelphia

5 November 2006 - 11/05/2006

The Ordination of Fr. Deacon Kevin Kalish and

the Elevation of Fr. David Straut to Archpriest

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Bishop Gabriel Visits St. Elizabeth's

28 November 2004

The first Episcopal visitation of Bishop Gabriel,Vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern America and New York, to St Elizabeth's Church at which Nicolas Shidlovsky and Kevein Kalish were tonsured Church Readers.

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Holy Week & Pascha at St. Elizabeth's Church


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Our New Church

38 Princeton Avenue in Rocky Hill, New Jersey

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Our Former Chapel

September 2001-February 2004

From the Spring of 1998 through August of 2001, all the liturgical services, fellowship, and meetings of St Elizabeth's Mission were held in the home of our priest, Fr David Straut, on Eastern Avenue in Somerville. From September 2001 to February 2004, a faithful parishioner allowed the Mission to use a large room at the back of his house on North Bridge Street in Somerville as a dedicated Chapel and his basement for fellowship and meetings.


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The Kursk Root Icon of the Theotokos

The Kursk Root Icon visits Somerville, New Jersey

St Elizabeth's Mission with blessed with four separate visits of the Kursk Root Icon of the Most-Holy Mother of God in the early years of our existence.  This holy Icon, called the Directress of the Russian Diaspora, normally resides at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign in New York City, but frequently travels throughout the Diaspora to strengthen Orthodox Christians.  The Kursk Root Icon visited our small chapel on Eastern Avenue in Somerville three times: in 1999, 2000, and 2001.  It visited our chapel on North Bridge Street in early 2002.  The photographs above were taken on the latest visit.

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The Icons of St. Elizabeth's Orthodox Church

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Upcoming Services
Saturday, 27 November / 10 December
'Kursk Root' Icon of the Thetokos
6:00 Vigil Service; Confessions
Sunday, 28 November / 11 December
9:10 3rd & 6th Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy; Trapeza (coffee hour)
Saturday, 4 / 17 December
Great-martyr Barbara
St John of Damascus
6:00 Vigil Service; Confessions
Sunday, 5 / 18 December
St Sabbas the Sanctified
9:10 3rd & 6th Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy; Trapeza (coffee hour)
6:00 Vigil Service; Confessions
St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Orthodox Church
38 Princeton Ave; Rocky Hill, NJ 08553
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