Welcome to the St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church of Martin County website

Church Photo"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!


  GREEK DANCERS!

Calling all Greek Dancers

With our Festival rapidly approaching, our Greek Dance Troupe is finalizing their program for this year. If you would like to participate with the group this year please contact:

Kosta Sofikitis - (772) 201-6087

Maria Sofikitis - (772) 828-0264

All are welcome, however, to offer the best performance, practice is key!

Church Directory SAVE THE DATE - Barbara Livadas Fript has set up dates for the Lifetouch Pictures to be taken on Tuesday January 27, 2015 and Wednesday January 28, 2015 for our Church directory. Sign up for your appointment as soon as possible.   The sign up sheet is at the table next to the coffee. Also, please see link:
https://www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/stjohnchrysostomgreekorthodoxchurch/index.php?page=10

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!  Join us as St. John's celebrates the Christmas Season on the evening of Friday, December 19 starting at 6pm, sponsored by our Philoptochos! Pizza, Drinks and Refreshments!  Caroling and Fellowship! Family Games (and maybe a little dancing) Time and some other details to follow...

 

CHRISTMAS TREES!

We have come to an agreement with Mr. Emory Parks, owner of Green Dollar Sod, and one of our neighbors here in Hobe Sound, for him and his family to offer Christmas Trees for sale on the front of our property. Please offer him and all who visit our hospitality… and, please let your friends know!

In the Spirit of the Season, our GOYA will be offering refreshments as a fundraiser near Mr. Park’s Christmas Tree tent. Details to follow…

 

Bible Study:

Fr. Gregory will offer a Bible Study on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm, starting Thursday, October 30, 2014. Our theme will be an examination of the Advent of Christ, looking not only at the biblical account as offered in the New Testament, but also relating this Mystical event to the prophesies of the Old Testament. Please bring your bibles with you!

Classes as follows:

Thursday, Dec 4 - Celebrating the Nativity

 

Enhancing our Liturgical Life:

St. John's will offer Saturday Evening Vespers at 5:00 pm.

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!

Ministry Update:


This year we have two classes: 8th grade and older meets on Mondays 6:00 -7:30 pm and our younger ones meet every Thursday  6:00-7:30 pm.

  • We have 6 regular students per class.
  • The Monday night class successfully completed the first chapter of their book.
  • The Thursday night class is almost done reviewing lessons 1-13 of their book and our two new students will have completed Units 1-7 by the end of October.
  • This week we are discussing OXI day and some of the students will participate in the celebration on October 26th.

However, I will not accept any new students after the end of this week due to the fact that I have several levels in each class and I will not be able to assist properly anyone if new students arrive.

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!

Announcements

Sunday School has commenced. Please have your children here at 10:00 AM for the beginning of class.

DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD IS  DECEMBER 10th. Contact RoseMarie Pappas, 772-546-8180     

 
CHRISTMAS DINNER

Please join us on Saturday, December 27 for our Community Christmas Dinner. The entrée will be provided, and we ask that each family bring side dishes, desserts and drinks. More details to follow!5:00 Vespers, 6:00 Social Hour, 7:00 Dinner

VESPERS - SATURDAY EVENINGS St. John's will offer Saturday Evening Vespers at 5:00 pm.

COFEE, CONVERSATIO & SPIRITUAL BOOKS - Join Fr. Gregory for coffee on Tuesdays at 2:30 pm, starting November 11. We will gather for fellowship, with the goal of choosing a spiritual book to read and discuss.

New Year’s Eve Celebration Join in for the fun at St. John’s, sponsored by the AHEPA, Chapter #479, 8 pm to 1am, dinner and cash bar, call 772-286-7265 or 772-288-5184 for reservations. 

Philoptochos meetings are usually held on Saturday. They are held monthly, usually on Saturdays at 10:00 AM. 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.

OFFICE HOURS FOR FR. GREGORY: Tuesday thru Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and by appointment

GREEK SCHOOL  meets for 8th grade and older class will be on Mondays from  5:30 PM TO 7:00 PM  Thursday evening class 5:30 to 7:00 PM will be for the younger children.   Please contact Evi Deslis for registration and any  questions you may have. Evi's  cell phone number is 720-840-1368   and email address is edeslis@gmail.com

Church Directory SAVE THE DATE - Barbara Livadas Fript has set up dates for the Lifetouch Pictures to be taken on Tuesday January 27, 2015 and Wednesday January 28, 2015 for our Church directory. Sign up for your appointment as soon as possible.   The sign up sheet is at the table next to the coffee.