The Great and Small Supplication (Paraklesis) Services to the Theotokos

There are two forms of the Paraklesis Canon to the Theotokos: the Small Paraklesis which was composed by Theosteriktos the Monk in the 9th century (or some say Theophanes), and the Great Paraklesis. During the majority of the year, only the Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos is chanted. However, during the Dormition Fast (August 1—14), the Typikon prescribes that the […]

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End of Sunday School – Church Picnic May 17th

All Church School and Parish Families, Sunday, May 17th is the last day of Church School before summer begins.  We will celebrate the children’s accomplishments and will host our End of the Year Picnic on that day. Please make every effort to attend this day, we will be awarding certificates directly after Divine Liturgy. Children will remain with their parents until […]

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Eparchial Synod in Support of Traditional Marriage

NEW YORK— A few days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the rights of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, more than 30 religious leaders representing tens of millions of US citizens from diverse faith communities throughout the United States have reaffirmed their shared commitment to marriage and religious freedom. […]

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Announcing the New St. John’s Website

Christ is risen! Beloved brothers and sisters, Out with the old and in with the new! In this period of spiritual regeneration we are also very happy to announce that our website just got a complete overhaul! Built on a modern, mobile and social friendly platform our website will keep you connected with everything that is happening at St. John’s. Please […]

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