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Our congregation was started under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Babu K. Mathew in 1984. The first worship services were held at the Reformed Church located at Clinton Ave in Bergenfield, NJ.
We purchased our own Church building at 52 E. Johnson Ave, Bergenfield NJ. Subsequently in 2007, we purchasedRead More
Born in Adoor, Kerala, India, Rev. Fr. Babu K. Mathew (“Babu Achen”) was ordained as a Deacon on April 30, 1977Read More
The parish hall of our church is available for meetings and celebrations. Please contact the Hall coordinatorRead More
Saint Stephen is the first Martyr of Christianity. According to the early Church history he was Jewish Christian convert, born in 5 AD and died 34 A D; stoned to death for his Christian faith. He was one of the seven deacons ordained by the Apostles, laying their hands on them (Acts 6:5-6). Of the seven Saint Stephen was the oldest and given the title archdeacon. His Greek background made him popular among the new converts, as he was very learned and knowledgeable in Scriptures, which can be understood from his speech we read in the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 7. Bible records, “Stephen was full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people” (Acts 6:8).
We are very much blessed by virtue of being a parish founded in the name of Saint Stephen, who was a martyr and a saint who did wonders through his Christian ministry as a deacon, still hope for a multitude of people who believe in Jesus who comes to Saint Stephen to intercede. There are only few churches in the Malankara Orthodox Church established on this saint’s name and we are one among them. Let Saint Stephen intercede for us and his prayers be a stronghold for us all.
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