The Narthex as a Dynamic Place of Transformation

The icon of the Fest of Transfiguration, which we celebrate on August 6th, is a beautiful metaphor for the union and the reconciliation that Christ brings between the Old and the New Testament. In this icon we see Christ in the Uncreated Light, flanked on each side by Moses and Elijah, prophetic figures of the Old Testament while, prostrated in […]

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The Dormition Fast Has Started

The Dormition fast was established as preceding the great feasts of the Transfiguration of the Lord and of the Dormition of the Mother of God. It lasts two weeks—from August 1–August 14. History The Dormition fast comes down to us from the early days of Christianity. St. Symeon of Thessalonica writes: “The fast in August [Dormition fast] was established in honor […]

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The Paschal Homily of Saint John Chrysostom

The Paschal Homily of Saint John Chrysostom If you are devout and love God, enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival. If you are a grateful servant, enter, rejoicing, into the joy of your Lord. If you followed the fast, receive your payment now. If you worked from the first hour, receive today your just reward. If you came after the third hour, […]

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Holy Week Services 2016

Saturday April 23 – Saturday of Lazarus: Orthros 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy 9:00 AM Sunday April 24 – Palm Sunday Orthros 8:30 AM Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM Bridegroom Service 7PM Monday April 25 – Holy Monday Presanctified Liturgy 6M Bridegroom Service 7PM Tuesday April 26 – Holy Tuesday Presanctified Liturgy 6AM Bridegroom Service 7PM Wednesday April 27 – Holy Wednesday Presanctified […]

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Book and Soup for the Soul – Lent 2016

Please join us every Wednesday evening of the Great Lent, after the Pre-sanctified Liturgy, for a fellowship meal and a good discussion about carefully selected orthodox books. This Lent, the featured book is: Beauty for Ashes: The Spiritual Transformation of a Modern Greek Community by Stephen R Lloyd-Moffet. The book is available at the church bookstore and library. Here is […]

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Philoptochos Scholarship 2016

St. Irene Philoptochos is pleased to announce the 2016 Scholarship Program. The program is reserved for high school graduates attending St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Euless Tx. Click on the links below to for more information and for the application forms.   2016 INSTRUCTIONS and FORMS 2016 SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA Please send all completed application forms and other documents […]

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The House Blessings at Theophany

The Church teaches us to sanctify everything: dwellings, places of work, all our pursuits, and the fruits of our labor. The home blessing at Theophany represents a renewal of our lives in Christ. Washed in the baptismal waters, our homes become temples of the Holy Spirit for the fulfillment of the will of our Heavenly Father. This is why the […]

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