About us

St Vladimir and St Olga

Who We are

St. Vladimir Memorial Church is a Russian Orthodox Church in the jurisdiction of Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Our magnificent church was built in commemoration of 1000 year anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ by Prince Vladimir.

Church Life

Every Sunday we serve Divine Liturgy.

Sunday school - pupils learn Russian and Law of God.

Sisterhood makes luncheons every Sunday, following the Divine Liturgy.

Twelve major Orthodox Feast Days are celebrated.

Special feasts during the year:

  • Bliny Feast - on Sunday before Great Lent starts. Crepes, fish, caviar, raffles, folk music and more! Please join us - its fun! This year Bliny Feast will be on Sunday, Feb 25th 2024. Please come and help us raise funds for St. Vladimir Memorial Church. Everyone is Welcome!
    • St. Vladimir’s Day - the last Sunday of July. Last year our church feast day was on July 30th 2023. Festival at our church included Praying, and Blessing of Water. After servicees parishiners and guests could buy books, souveniers, and icons. Rusian music and food was surely there! Cossacks from Philly sut up a “Cossack’s outpost”, featuring the display of traditional cossack’s armory, archery contests for children, horse-riding, and more!

Service schedule

English language Sunday Divine Liturgies in our lower Church of St. Olga

February 18
Conversion of Zacchaeus
March 24
Triumph of Orthodoxy
April 21
St. Mary of Egypt
May 26
Healing of Paralytic
June 16
Holy Fathers of the First Eccumenical Council
July 21
Kazan Icon of Our Lady Theotokos
August 18
Forefeast of Transfiguration
September 15
12th week after Pentecost
October 20
St. Jonah of Manchuria
November 17
21th week after Pentecost
December 15
Apostle Andrew the First Called

Online Candle Box

Please choose quantity and size of the candles, then use “PayPal” button on the top to complete the purchase.

We will light the candles during the next liturgy service at the designated location.

You can submit a list of names for Proskomedia (without prosphora). The donation is $1 per every 10 names.

Ten Commandments of the Lord

A guide to confession.

1. “I am the Lord your God: you shall have no other gods besides Me”

Let’s think: do we really love no one and nothing as much as God, do we not honor or listen to anyone more than God? Do we treat God with complete trust, have we never grumbled at God, etc.?

We sin against this commandment by lack of faith, unbelief, doubt, despair in our salvation, hope in ourselves and in people more than in God; people-pleasing and partial love for people, creatures, things, activities; grumbling and impatience when things are not done according to our desires.

2. “You shall not make for yourself any graven image or any likeness”

Let’s think: Don’t we serve mammon more than God? Your self-love, your pride, covetousness, gluttony, drunkenness, the mighty of the world to the point of oblivion of God? We sin against the 2nd commandment by our subservience to the spirit of the times and worldly customs.

3. "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord God in vain"

We sin by saying prayers without any attention to their meaning; pronouncing the name of God in humorous conversations, or with irritation; violation of oaths and vows; contempt and respect for piety; modesty to appear to be a Christian; idle talk.

4. "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy"

The Sabbath day for us is Sunday. On this day, we must not only confess our faith by going to the temple of God, but we must do alms for Christ’s sake. We should spend our free time in contemplation and prayer.

We sin by not going to church out of laziness, or because we consider it unimportant; visiting festivities, theater, cinema during great holidays;

5. “Honor your father and your mother, so that your days on earth may be long.”

We sin by self-justification to our parents; disrespect for elders; negligence about the welfare of parents; carelessness about raising children, and cruel acts towards them.

6. "Thou shalt not kill"

We sin against the sixth commandment not only by physical act, but also by word. It is important to know that the Holy Church considers the abortion of an unborn child to be murder under any circumstances, and both the doctor and the mother are considered guilty of this sin.

In a word, we violate this commandment when we tempt our listeners to sin with our slander and slander against others; bitterness in sins, stubborn resistance to the truth, and irreconcilability with people and God.

7. "Thou shalt not commit adultery"

This commandment generally prohibits all carnal uncleanness, and like the sixth commandment, it is not limited to physical actions alone.

We sin by fornication, adultery, masturbation; reading immoral books, looking at unchaste pictures and films, lust; passion for obscene objects. and their enjoyment. Even those who have a civil marriage, but are not married in church and cohabit as husband and wife, are considered violators of this commandment.

8. "Thou shalt not steal"

We sin with theft, robbery, parasitism, extortion, stinginess, wastefulness, injustice, love of money, falsehood, concealment; in one word - we sin by dishonesty.

9. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

We sin with slander, gossip, ridicule, flattery, gossip, condemnation, suspicion, insincerity.

10. "You shall not covet your neighbor's wife…anything that your neighbor has."

We sin with envy; selfish desires and greed.

Parish Life

Book Store

Our book kiosk carries books, icons, crosses. It is open after church service on Sundays.

Sunday School

This is where children of our parishioners learn Russian, Theology, Classic Literature, and more.


Sisters make luncheons every Sunday, following the Divine Liturgy.

Help Needed

We welcome your contribution. Be it a candle, a donation, or time spent beatifying the church and the grounds. If you can help, please contact us.


Church Rector is Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York Nicholas (OLHOVSKY), First Hierarch of the ROCOR.



Metropolitan Nicholas (OLHOVSKY)


Deputy Rector

Archpriest Serge (LEDKOVSKY)

Contact us

134 Perrineville Rd
Jackson, NJ 08527