Sunday Orthros: 9 AM
Sunday Liturgy: 10 AM
Welcome to St. John Chrysostome Greek Orthodox Church
We are a thriving community of 65 families, working to share the Orthodox Faith with the South Florida area. We try to balance our lives with both corporate and personal prayer, philanthropic works to our greater community and common meals together. Our goal is the progression towards the kingdom of God in this life, in loving our fellow man and seeing Christ in the person sitting next to us.
We are pleased that you have joined us today for worship. To receive Communion in the Orthodox Church, one must be Baptized and/or Chrismated in the Orthodox Faith. The Orthodox Church understands Holy Communion as the sign of unity. If you are interested in learning more about the Orthodox Faith, please contact Father Andrew. Whether you are an Orthodox Christian or not, please come forward at the dismissal to receive the blessed bread which is offered to everyone as you leave. May Christ's blessings be with all of you.
ON BEING A GOOD FATHER
SUMMERTIME ANGELS (Concept borrow from St. Demetrios in Ft. Lauderdale)
Many of the Florida parishes have numerous parishioners who summer away from our Florida churches, "snowbirds", which adversely affects our revenue during the summer. Therefore, we have adopted another parish's system of paying for some our our regular monthly expenses.
It's called Summertime Angels, people who are willing to donate towards the cost of the Water ($225), Elecetric ($450), Waste Management ($225) (trash) and Internet/phone ($250).
The amounts in parenthesis are the average monthly cost of these services. If some or any of you are able, in addition to your Stewardship Pledge, were able to subsidize one of these items for a month or two, throught September, we would be able to maintain our current services and actually survive thru the end of the year. I am sure you realize that the current pandemic has created a reduction in our income. We require $10.5-12,000 to meet our monthly expenses, including the mortgage and priest. Any extra help you can provide at this time will be greatly appreciated.
It is important, if your decided to help, to mark the item you are subsidizing int he left bottom of your check in the MEMO line.
I thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and continued generosity.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE SUMMERTIME ANGELS WHO HAVE ALREADY STEPPED FORWARD TO HELP WITH OUR REGULAR EXPENSES FOR THE SUMMER. THEY WILL BE LISTED IN THE 1ST SUNDAY BULLETIN OF JULY.
***IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO DO THAT YET, PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO COMPLETE YOU STWARDSHIP PLEDGE, THE SUNDAY TRAY OFFEREINGS AND CANDLE MONEY AND SEND THEM TO THE CHURCH.
This Martyr, who was born to a pagan father and a Christian mother, was from Cilicia, confessed the Christian Faith before the Proconsul Marcian, and was perfected in martyrdom at the age of eighteen, when he was put into a sack with sand and venomous serpents and cast into the sea. Saint John Chrysostom has a homily in his honour.
Second Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:1-8
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back, for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.
Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 2:10-16.
Brethren, glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
2nd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 4:18-23
At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in our Community and their families, and all those who are in need of our prayers.
William (Bill), Evangelos, Katherine (Dr. Mary's mother) Harry, Mirsini, Peter, Helen, Eleni, Becky, Mary D’Jay, Presbytera Helen, Fr. Constantine, Fr. Demetri Tsigas (Melbourne Priest), SAVAS, Kosta, Demetrios, Mary, Evangelia, Kyriakos (Charley), Danny, Peter, Kay, Linda, Chris, Diana, Tom and Family, Nick K, Maggie, Helen, Gena Mildner, Joanna, Constantina, Mimi, Virginia, Apostolos, Sophie, Joshua, Despina, Thomas, Jan, Aristides, Lucas, Baby Paul, Leona, Mary, Toula, Eleni, Phylitsa, George Edward, Efrosini, George, Stella, Phyllis, Irene, Georgia, Marcia, Sheila and Maureen, Laura, Sophia.
ALL SUNDAY SERVICES 9– 11:15 AM
JUNE SERVICES AND ACTIVITIE
Sun. June 21st, SUNDAY, Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 9-11:30AM FATHER'S
40 day Memorial for the soul of CHRIS LOIZOS, son of Helen Loizos, our longtime member of our parish family.
May his memory be ever eternal!
Sun. June 28th, Sunday, Orthros & Divine LIturgy, 9-11:30AM
Mon. June 29th, Monday, Saints Peter & Paul, Orthros & Divine Liturgy, 9-11:30am