St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church of Martin County

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Liturgical Services March-April 2018


 9:00 AM—11:30 AM

Friday March  16— Salutations to the Theotokos 6:00 PM

Community Lenten Potluck Supper

Sunday March 18—Sunday of St. John Climacas

Wednesday March 21— Presanctified Liturgy                  6:00 PM

Friday March  23—Fifth Friday of Lent—AKATHIST HYMN

                Community Lenten Potluck Supper


Community Lunch hosted by Joel & Connie Monsma & Stephanie King 

Saturday March 31 — Lazarus Saturday  

            Divine Liturgy                                   9—11:15  AM

            Making of Palm Crosses after Divine Liturgy and Community            Breakfast 

Sunday April 1—  PALM SUNDAY  

                Community Lunch  after Divine Liturgy

        Evening Bride Groom Service of the Nymphios    6:00 PM

Monday April 2— Holy Monday

            Evening Bride Groom Service of the Nymphios    6:00 PM

Tuesday April 3— Holy Tuesday

            Evening Bride Groom Service of the Nymphios    6:00 PM

Wednesday April 4— Holy Wednesday

            Sacrament of Holy Unction                                      6:00 PM

Thursday April 5— Holy Thursday

            Orthros and Divine Liturgy                                9-11:15  AM

Evening– The Holy Passion of Our Lord  and the

            12 Gospels                                                                  6:00 PM

Friday April 6— Good Friday

            Afternoon, Service of the Apokathelosis                 3:00 PM

            Taking down from the Cross the Body of our Lord

            EVENING SERVICE of the Lamentations           6:00 PM

Saturday April 7—Holy Saturday Morning

            Orthros and Divine Liturgy                                9-11:15  AM

            EVENING– The Service of Resurrection and

                        Divine Liturgy                                 11 PM—1:30 AM

Sunday April 8 — EASTER SUNDAY

            Service of the Agape                                                 2:00 PM

Friday April 13— Feast of Zoodochos Pege’

(The Life giving Fountain)  Divine Liturgy                  9-11:15  AM

 "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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       ST. JOHN'S                           NEWS&ANNOUNCEMENTS        



Thanks to all for helping making Festival 2018 a great success!




Next meeting scheduled TBD


 Plentiful Harvest Ministry LAHIA 

Please join in on serving in the near future.

Thank you to everyone that cooks, transports and serves our less fortunate neighbors at LAHIA. May God bless you all for the service you offer!

 Catechism/Sunday School

Classes will begin after receiving Holy Communion.

Blessings& Backpacks

Our Philoptochos is participating in the ‘Blessings & Backpacks’ ministry. Every Friday, volenteers from St. John’s will meet to pack food for the weekend  into backpacks for  35 students at Hobe Sound Elementary School every weekend. Please see Connie Monsma or Diana Palaskas to offer your time to this worthwhile ministry.


St. John's Dinner Dance, TBD 

St. John's Festival 2019, TBD


Please call Church office to schedule






We are pleased to announce the Officers of our 2018 Parish Council:

President - Constance (Connie) Monsma

Vice President - John Laskaris

Treasurer - Peter Kouklamedes

Secretary - Rosemarie (Posie) Pappas

Financial Secretary - Currently Vacant





Our Sunday School classes will be taught by:


Pre-K, K & 1st Grade

Grades 2-5 (Connie Monsma)

Grades 6-8 (Evi Deslis)

High School

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





If you have not yet offered your Stewardship this year, we humbly ask that you bring your Stewardship Card with you to church and offer it to God as your commitment 2018.

Please pray and ask God to guide your heart as you make your pledge for the upcoming year. Your offerings make possible the work of the Church and pay for our operational costs and our mortgage. We need everyone's help to support our Churc




We will have a sign up sheet in the Narthex for those in our community who would like to learn to read/intone the Epistle, in either Greek or English. Please contact Church office 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 Church office to arrange a lesson.





Contact Connie Monsma if interested in helping

promote greek school classes.



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 Chairperson Maggy Tsouchlis or Church office.




District Retreat – “Training Camp” - was well atteded by our GOYA in 2015 at

St. Andrew, Kendall (S. Miami)








 Bible Study

Please check with Church office for scheduling of Bible Studies.


Enhancing our Liturgical Life:

St. John's offers Saturday Evening Vespers at 5:00 pm. Great Vespers are not performed during the Summer. TBA.

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 and Divine Liturgy 9 AM - 11:15 AM

Youth Sunday School begins 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!

Sunday Services: Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am

Chuch Phone: 772-546-8180 or contact Mary Parasco at 772-214-7729

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

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