Welcome to the website of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church. You will find a host of resources and information about ministries to help you in your walk of faith. We encourage you to take special note of the content bar at the bottom of the screen, which will connect you to our social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition, we would love for you to visit our Church and worship with us every Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m. with morning prayers, followed by the Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. We hope to see you soon at St. John the Divine and pray that our almighty God will bless and keep you always.
Our Vacation Bible School is a week filled with daily worship, Bible classes, arts and crafts, singing, and a grand finale filled with lots of fun activities for the children of our parish and local community. Vacation Bible School will be held June 8-12 2015 at 8:45am – 12:15pm. To register click on the banner to the right and download and complete the registration and medical forms.
In order to improve outreach within our Church, we have recently introduced a new ministry called Homeless Ministry. It is crucial that we as Christians take the time to help those in need, whether across the globe or in our own backyards. We work closely with the City Rescue Mission, cooking and/or serving meals to the homeless of Jacksonville during the third Sunday of each month. We have also started creating bags full of food and toiletries. These bags are to be kept in our cars and offered to someone we encounter that is in need. If you are interested in being a part of this beautiful ministry, please contact Alyssa Loutsion at email@example.com to get involved!
We are so happy to announce that we will be utilizing our YouTube Channel to post Father Nicholas Louh’s Sunday Sermons! Please Subscribe to St. John the Divine on You Tube:here
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?” 1st Corinthians 6:19
This ministry focuses on the betterment of our Bodies as a Temple. Emphasis is placed on the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our lives. Our short term goal is to train all intere3sted parishioners to do the walk/jog/run for the Gate River Run in March. Come join us for a fun and healthy lifestyle. Everyone is welcome, including children! If interested, please contact Alyssa at firstname.lastname@example.org
When Abba Macarius was returning from the marsh to his cell one day carrying some palm leaves, he met the devil on the road with a scythe. The latter struck at him as much as he pleased, but in vain, and he said to him, ‘What is your power, Macarius, that makes me powerless against you? All that you do, I do, too; you fast, so do I; you keep vigil, and I do not sleep at all; in one thing only do you beat me.’ Abba Macarius asked what that was. He said, ‘Your humility. Because of that, I can do nothing against you.’— Macarius the Great