PRAYER FOR PROTECTION from the CORONAVIRUS
O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in Your ineffable goodness, look down upon Your people gathered in Your Holy Name. Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction. You know our weakness. You hear our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who loves mankind deliver us from the impending threat of the corona virus. Send Your Angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of all medical personnel, and preserve those who are healthy that we may continue to serve You in peace and glorify Your most honorable and majestic Name, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. AMEN.
LIVE STREAMING OF SERVICES
Live streaming of services can be found through our sister churches
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church
Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church - Austin - YouTube
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church - Dallas
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church - Ft. Worth
VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
During this extraordinary time of quarantine, the Church is bursting with energy and ideas for you and your families. There are activities for children of all ages, college students, families and adults! There is a Virtual Sunday School classroom for you, and Orthodox authors are reading their children's books aloud, OCF and YES are hosting speakers and warm chats on Zoom, and Orthodox Camp Directors are giving cooking classes and chanting classes and art classes! There's a lot going on, and you are invited.
You'll find a complete listing online at: https://www.y2am.org/AtHome
Go to y2am.org/calendar to add these activities to your digital calendar, so that you can keep your family engaged.
Tending the Garden of Our Hearts, Ancient Faith Radio's book and podcast for families, will be offering Virtual Sunday School! We present a little lesson every week, so during this strange time, we'll be expanding those podcast lessons into a full Online Sunday School experience, and you are all invited. After streaming the Divine Liturgy at any of our parishes around the world, join us on Sundays at tending-the-garden.com
In the meantime, if you're looking for resources to entertain the kids (and maybe even enrich them a bit), take a look at this amazing list: https://orthodoxchristianparenting.wordpress.com/2020/03/16/while-at-home-choosing-tomake-the-most-of-bonus-family-time/
COVID-19 LATEST NEWS & UPDATES
Coronavirus Updates - Houston Area
Archbishop Elpidophoros Announces Further Measures To Protect The Faithful
Further Guidance From The Holy Eparchial Synod
Protocol 20-06 from Metropolitan ISAIAH
PLEASE REMEMBER TO DONATE TO THE CHURCH
In addition to Stewardship checks that can be mailed to the church, online donations can be made through our website by clicking on the Donate button. Please consider adding a small amount to cover card fees.
BUY FROM AMAZON AND KROGER
If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support St. John The Theologian Greek Orthodox Church in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Easy set up instructions can be found on the home page of our church website.
Link your Kroger Plus Card to Community Rewards #UF318.
Many thanks to those who have linked their Kroger card and used the special code.