Dear <<First Name>>,

Blessed Feast of our patron saint, St. John the Evangelist!!!

* Today, Wednesday 9-26-18, we kick off celebrating the Feast with an Akathist in honor to St. John at 6pm.

Saturday 9/29 and Sunday 9/30 Visit from Archbishop Benjamin for our Patronal Feast.

On Saturday after Great Vespers we will have light fare reception provided by our Greek Chef, Diamantis Orfanos. He is internationally renowned and classically trained, his five world tours inspire some of the most divine culinary creations you will ever experience.

He will also be providing samples of his pure organic olive oil from Greece which will also be available for sale. You can bring your own containers to fill with oil or purchase 5 liters containers from him. 

On Sunday after Liturgy we will have festal meal and more time with Archbishop Benjamin.

Troparion — Tone 2

Beloved apostle of Christ our God, / hasten to deliver a defenseless people. / He who allowed you to recline on His breast, / receives you as you bow before Him. / Implore Him, John the Theologian, / to disperse the persistent threat from the heathens, / entreating for us peace and great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Who shall declare your greatness, / O virgin disciple, / for you pour forth wonders and are a source of healings, / and pray for our souls as Theologian and friend of Christ.

Tuesday 9/25
ASU OCF, 6pm

Wednesday, 9/26
Akathist to St. John, 6pm

Saturday, 9/29
Parish Council, 3pm
Festal Great Vespers, 5:00 pm
Festal Reception, Immediately following Great Vespers

Sunday, 9/30
Choir Practice starts at 8:30am
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Class at 8:30am
Hours at 9:30am and Divine Liturgy at 10:00am
After Festal Meal with Archbishop Benjamin

10/5-10/7 St. Katherine's and ST. George's Orthodox Food Festivals
10/12-10-15 Holy Trinity Greek Festival

UPDATE: St. John's New Vestments (Gold, Red & Blue):
Our Gold set has been completed and is on its way to our Church :-)

The remaining red and blue are being worked on.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far. If you wish to help click here to give on-line. The total cost for three sets is $2,892.

The picture here shows exactly how our gold set will look for the altar servers. (I don't have a picture of the priest set, but it will match of course). The solid Red and Blue sets will also be made using the same crown fabric pattern.

Each color we will be getting will include:a full priest set, 2 Adult servers, 1 child server, chalice covers, altar table cover, and 3 analogion covers! All for just under $930 with shipping included for each color. (Note: we will be getting 3 adult in the Gold since this will be the set we us the most often throughout the year.)

Are you looking for our St. John Church Directory?
Please download "The Connect" app by Realm. To find fellow parishioners' contact information, follow these steps:

1) Click on Groups, then select "Worship Divine Services."
2) Click on "Participants."
3) Click on the name of the person whom you are wishing to contact. 

Additionally, when posting to the church, please post to "Worship Divine Services" group. Thanks!
God Bless,
Fr. Andre Paez, Rector

   916 S. 52nd St., Tempe, AZ 85281
   Cell: 925-367-9648
- Confessions: After Saturday Great Vespers and by appointment.
Office Closed Mondays.
- Emergencies: I am on call 24/7
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