St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church of Martin County

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"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to that same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers to those who give it support and sustenance; to those who already belong to the church, we hope they will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church!

Please Note:

"The St. John Chrysostom Community Hall and related facilities are owned and operated as an integral part of the ministries of St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church, and are subject to the traditions, dogmas and Holy Canons of the Greek Orthodox Faith. We reserve the right to reject any request for the use of any such facilities. In addition, any uses that violate any applicable laws, ordinances, regulations or statutes are expressly prohibited."  

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This week our Sunday School classes will be taught by:

The three younger Sunday School classes will begin following Communion. The High School class will remain in the Church and their class will begin after the distribution of the antidoron.

Pre-School and Kindergarden (Presbytera Tara)

Grades 1-4 (Teachers needed)

Grades 5-8 (Teachers needed)

High School (Fr. Gregory)

A sign-up sheet for teachers will be available after Liturgy. Please contact Jodie Reams to volunteer to help out with teaching our youth!


Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the Community Dinner on Tuesday, October 6! We would like to offer special thanks to chefs Nick Siggelakis and Kosta Palaskas, to Nick and Thomae Neamonitis who assisted, along with everyone who helped! Also, we would like to thank the generous donors of the food and for those who made a free-will offering to the church in thanksgiving. While there was no cost for the meals, our offerings totaled $450.00!

"Where there is no vision, the people will perish."

 (Proverbs 29:18)

Around 42 parishioners were in attendance for the dinner, which was followed by a presentation on Strategic Planning. 



The first meeting for the upcoming year was held on Saturday, September 26. Please stay tuned for the next meeting.

We welcome all women from our Parish to join our Philoptochos.  We welcome new ideas to help establish a successful Philanthropic Philoptochos at St. John Chrysostom. 




We are excited to start another year of Greek Dancing. Please fill out a Greek Dancing Application (available in the Hallway) and return it to either Maria or Alexia Sofikis.


We will have a sign up sheet for those in our community who would like to learn to read/intone the Epistle, in either Greek or English. Please contact Fr. Gregory to sign up!



We are in need of prosfora bakers!  Please sign up for a Sunday to provide the prosforo for our parish. If you would like to learn to bake prosfora, please contact Fr. Gregory to arrange a lesson.



Our directory has arrived!

We will continue distributing the directories to all families who participated by having their portraits taken after Liturgy this Sunday. Thank you to everyone who participated in this amazing project!



Two mornings have been set to bake for our upcoming Harvest Fest now scheduled for Sat. Oct. 24th! Please come and share your talents!

Monday, October 5 - Kourabiethes

Thursday, October 8 - Koulourakia



Our next opportunity to serve will be Tuesday, October 20. Please prayerfully consider helping to cook or to serve, and becoming a part of this life-affirming Ministry!        

As a gentle reminder, we are still collecting food goods (boxed and canned) in the box in our coffee hour service area!


We will be accepting students for our Greek School until the end of October.

Classes for High School and older will be on Monday evenings.

Classes for the younger students will be on Wednesday evenings.

Please contact Evi Deslis if you have any questions.

Phone: (720) 840-1368




            Where:           Antiochian Village

                                    Ligonier, PA

            When:             November 5-8, 2015 

For more information, please see Fr. Gregory.


Topics, Tips & Resources are now available! 

Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers the opportunity to write and talk about their faith. The Oratorical Festival Program begins at the parish level and is divided into three divisions:

Elementary Division (local festival only) for students in grades 4–6

Junior Division for students in grades 7–9

Senior Division for student in grades 10–12

For more information, please see Fr. Gregory.



St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine invites all High School Students to participate in the 11th Annual Essay Contest. In your 1,000 word essay, you will compare and contrast the immigrant story of one of the Greek colonists who came to America in 1768 and a person you know – a family member or a friend of the family. Certificates of participation will be sent to all participants and the top three ranked essayists will receive:

First Prize      $500

Second Prize   $250

Third Prize     $100

For more information, please see Fr. Gregory.



District Retreat – “Training Camp” - was well atteded by our GOYA on September 26 at

St. Andrew, Kendall (S. Miami)







Thank you to those who have offered their pledge cards for this year! If you have not, we humbly ask you to offer your 2015 stewardship.

As of October 9th, we have a total of 74 Stewards who have committed for a total of:





Saturday, October 24th

Harvest Fest:

Featuring a Limited Grecian Grill, Yiayia's Attic & Bake Sale

Saturday, November 7

St. John Chrysostom
Annual Nameday Dinner Dance
Saturday, December 12
Bake Sale



We are pleased to announce the Officers of our 2015 Parish Council:

President - Steve Pappas

Vice President - Perry Bakas

Treasurer - Mary Parasco

Secretary - Mike Menexis

Financial Secretary - Currently Vacant


 Bible Study

Please check with Fr. Gregory for scheduling of Bible Studies.


Enhancing our Liturgical Life:

St. John's offers Saturday Evening Vespers at 5:00 pm. Last Great Vespers for the Summer, Saturday, 5/30

This beautiful worship service marks the beginning of the 'Lord's Day' with the setting of the sun, and sets our hearts on a path of prayer and preparation for the coming of the Divine Liturgy which follows after the 'Son' rises!


Services Schedule

We encourage you to attend services with us each Sunday:

Orthros - 9 AM - 10 AM
Divine Liturgy - 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Youth Sunday School dismisses after Holy Communion.

Join us after services for our Agape Hour where we would love to meet you!

With fear of God, faith and love, draw near!


SATURDAY VESPERS Through the summer months, St. John's will not be celebrating Saturday Vespers. We will begin again Saturday, 9/12 at 5:00 pm

Greek School and Sunday School are seeking Teachers. Please contact Evi Deslis for Greek School at 720-840-1368

Please contact Connie Monsma for Sunday School at 772-263-6764

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