Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Cemetery is located at 1166 Millstone River Road in the township of Hillsborough, New Jersey. This Orthodox Cemetery is open to all members of the Holy Orthodox Church, serving Orthodox Christians of all church jurisdictions and ethnic backgrounds. The 4-acre cemetery is governed by Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Manville, New Jersey. The Cemetery is beautifully landscaped, seeking to provide an honorable burial place for the departed as well as a place for contemplation for the living. Scheduled Orthodox Memorial Services are held at the cemetery on the 9th day after Pascha and on Pentecost Sunday. The priest of Ss. Peter & Paul Church is available for other services that may be requested at the cemetery.
On Visiting the Graves By St. John Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople (+ 407) We receive much spiritual benefit when gazing upon graves. For with this view, the soul, if indolent and indifferent, is moved to humility and contrition; if active and eager, the soul becomes more eager for virtue. If someone is grieving his poverty, he is consoled when viewing a grave. If he is prideful over his wealth, he is humbled. The sight of graves forces everyone without wanting to, to think and to contemplate his own death. It convinces him not to consider anything steadfast, neither sorrow nor pleasant. The sight of graves forces us, whether we want it or not, to prepare for our own end.
Regular services are now being held at Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church. All are welcome! The monthly calendar gives the type and time of services. As present civil authority regulations permit only 30 persons at any given service. It is necessary for you to register for Sunday Divine Liturgy and any Other service that is marked “registration.” To register go to signupgenuis or e-mail Maria Torrisi firstname.lastname@example.org or Father James email@example.com or leave message on the parish phone 908-685-1452. Registration deadline is Fridays evenings at 9:00p.m.
Reminder that you are required to observe social distancing and wear a mask or face covering, except for children under age of 2. For further information or clarification about the schedule or health regulations, please contact Father James Parsells.