St. John the Divine has been serving and ministering in the Jacksonville area for over 90 years. We invite you to come and celebrate the Divine Liturgy with us every Sunday beginning at 10:00 am. All are welcome. May God bless you.
Rev. Dr. Nicholas G. Louh
The Reverend Dr. Nicholas Louh was born in Jacksonville, Florida on September 25, 1974 and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church.
Upon graduating from the University of North Florida, Rev. Louh entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated with a highest distinction Masters of Divinity (1999) and a Masters of Theology (2000). He then attended Gordon Cornwell Theological Seminary where he earned a Doctorate of Ministry (2003) with an emphasis on Pastoral Counseling in the urban ministry.
In addition to his role as pastor at St. John the Divine, Rev. Louh serves as the Vicar for the Eastern Florida Conference of the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta and a member of Greek Orthodox Church Archdiocese Council. He is also an Adjunct Professor of World Religions at the Florida State College at Jacksonville and is the chaplain for the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football Team. He appears on WJCT radio as part of the “God Squad”, a monthly panel discussion broadcast program discussing a broad array of religious topics of current interest. He also proudly serves on several local and state boards, including OneJax. He is the co-host of a live call-in radio show with his wife, Dr. Roxanne Louh, called “Healthy Minds | Healthy Souls“, which can be found on Ancient Faith Radio on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 8pm. Rev. Louh also shares daily inspirational radio messages on 92.5 FM Sports Radio, as well as on local cable television.
Rev. Louh and his wife Dr. Roxanne Louh have two children, George and Gabriella.
Rev. Dr. Milton A. Magos
The Reverend Dr. Milton Magos was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1943 to Harriet and Anthony Magos. He currently serves as a pastor of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church.
He attended Florida State University and upon graduation entered into the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where he received a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in May of 1970. He has retired from the practice of Dentistry after 45 years of service to the community of Jacksonville.
He has served actively in the St. John the Divine Parish since 1955, as an acolyte (altar boy), choir member, church school teacher, parish council member, festival chairman, GOYA (youth advisor) and member of the Diocesan Religious Education Commission. On September 29,1985 he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate of the Greek Orthodox Church by Bishop John (of blessed memory) of Atlanta. On May 23,1993 he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by Bishop Philip ( of blessed memory) of Atlanta.
Fr. Milton continues to assist Fr Nicholas Louh, the senior pastor of St. John the Divine.
Rev. Magos and his wife Helen Magos have been married 52 years and have two married children and six grandchildren.
Rev. Dn Athanasios Kartsonis
Rev. Deacon Athanasios Kartsonis was born in Teaneck, New Jersey to Demetrios and Demetra Kartsonis. The family moved from New Jersey to Jacksonville, Florida in 1978 and have been members at Saint John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church ever since. Deacon Athanasios, growing up, served as an altar boy and was tonsured a church reader by His Grace, Bishop John, of blessed memory. He graduated from Wolfson High School in 1987, attended and graduated from Florida State University in 1992, with a degree in Psychology. He is married Diakonissa Christina and together they have four children; Angelica, Katherine, Demetrios and Anaryiros.
In spring of 2010, with God’s grace and Metropolitan Alexios’ blessing, he was accepted to the Special Diaconate Program at Holy Cross Greek School of Theology and graduated in 2012. Deacon Athanasios was ordained to the Diaconate on February 3, 2013 by His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios. Because deacons are primarily in service to their Bishop or Metropolitan, Rev. Deacon Athanasios serves not only St. John the Divine, but travels to all the neighboring parishes in the NorthEast Conference.
MDiv, Pastoral Assistant
Alyssa Kyritsis was born and raised in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies concentrating in Childhood and Adolescents. While there, she was a member of Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity and played on the Club Rugby team.
Realizing her heart and soul were in the Church and Youth Ministry, Alyssa entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and received a Master of Divinity with High Distinction in 2014. While at Holy Cross, she was the Director of the Campus Activities Board, a Sonia Belcher HCHC Ambassador, served on the Student Government Association Board and worked as the assistant to the Dean of Students. She is currently the youngest representative on the HCHC Alumni Board and was recently elected to serve on its Executive Board as the Secretary. She moved to Jacksonville in June 2014 to begin her work as the Pastoral Assistant of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church.
Alyssa has served on staff and in leadership roles at Pittsburgh’s Camp Nazareth, the Metropolis of Boston Camp, Ionian Village and St. Stephen’s Summer Camp for various summer camps and retreats over the past 10 years. She has been a contributing author for PRAXIS Magazine, interned at both the Metropolis of Pittsburgh and the Archdiocese Youth Offices, is a recipient of OCN’s 2017 30 under 30, and currently serves on the Metropolis of Atlanta’s Strategic Planning Committee. Alyssa is also very passionate about women in ministry in the Orthodox Church. In 2014, she spoke to the National Philoptochos Biennial Convention about being a female at Holy Cross and has been blessed to offer workshops at Winter Youth Rally, Detroit REAL Weekend, and the Atlanta Cathedral regarding the role of women in the Church. In October 2015, she married the love of her life, Nikolas Kyritsis, who currently serves as the Web Developer for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.