Pictures for Yearbook

If you have pictures from Holy Week or Pascha (or any other time), please text or email them to Buddy Bowick.

Coffee Hour and Wednesday Meal Pick Up

Consider helping us by signing up for Coffee Hour and/or picking up the meal for Wednesday night.

 

Becoming Truly Human

It is with great excitement that I announce the upcoming opportunity to view the Orthodox Feature Film, Becoming Truly Human.

BECOMING TRULY HUMAN is a documentary film that explores the rise of the ‘nones,’ those that claim no religious affiliation. As of 2015, surveys report that this growing segment consists of 25% of the U.S. population. This trend has been met with enthusiasm from atheists and concern from religious groups.

BECOMING TRULY HUMAN challenges both responses by providing an alternative perspective on the ‘nones’ — as individuals on a spiritual journey with an unknown destination. The film offers seven cinematic portraits of ‘nones’ alongside the story of one whose path leads to Eastern Orthodoxy, in order to offer a picture of nones defined not by unaffiliation but by a search for something deeper than the religion of their youth.

A trailer for the film is available: Becoming Truly Human Trailer.

There will be three opportunities to watch the film. Each of the screenings will be followed by a Q & A with the writer/director Nathan Jacobs. There is no cost to attend though a ticket is required. This event is being co-sponsored by all three Orthodox Churches in Memphis: St John, Annunciation and St. George. The Malco Theater is graciously offering the space for the screenings.

Mark your calendar and help spread the word and invite a friend to any one of the three opportunities to watch this wonderful movie:

Tuesday, April 24 – 7 pm – Malco Forest Hill Cinema GrillTickets

Wednesday, April 25 – 7 pm – Malco Studio on the Square – Tickets

Thursday, April 26 – 7 pm – Cordova Town Cinema – Tickets

Service Schedule for Lent

A listing of our service schedule during Great Lent may be found here.

Bible Study on the Book of James

Beginning Monday, February 26, there will be a 3 week bible study on the book of James following Great Compline.  Join us for fruitful discussion of the Scriptures!

Stock up the Food Pantry for Great Lent!

Help us feed those less fortunate this Lent by donating to the St. Brigid Food Pantry.  Our small pantry is open on Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Click here for pantry needs

 

 

Orthodoxy Sunday, February 25

We will worship at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland along with St. George in Bartlett.  Orthros will begin at 8:45 a.m. and Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.  At the conclusion of the liturgy, children from all three parishes make the procession with the icons.  Have your children bring their favorite icon with them for the procession.

  • We are asked to contribute to the coffee hour following liturgy.  Please bring fast friendly items if you are able and leave them in the parish hall at Annunciation before liturgy.
  • Church School reminder for parents: We will not have church school on Orthodoxy Sunday.  Please continue to remember us in your prayers, as we strive to create a time and space for children to draw nearer to our Lord.

 

Great Lent begins February 19

Great Lent begins on Monday, February 19th!

As a reminder, remember the traditional fasting discipline is observed during the Great Fast which lasts from Pure Monday through Great and Holy Saturday (with katalysis for wine and oil on Saturdays and Sundays [except on Great and Holy Saturday when oil is not permitted], and for fish, wine and oil on the Annunciation [March 25th] and Palm Sunday).

Click here for schedule of services.

Sign up to provide Lenten Meals following Presanctified Liturgy on Wednesdays during Lent.

Lenten Booklet – 2018

Meatfare Potluck

Sunday, February 11, we will have a Meatfare Potluck following Divine Liturgy.  Please bring a dish or dishes large enough to share and enjoy the fellowship of your St. John family as we continue to prepare for Great Lent.

Pre-Lenten Retreat

Save the date!

February 9-10, Paul Finely, Executive Director of St. Herman House in Cleveland, OH will be offering a lively retreat on the Beatitudes.  All are welcome to attend and be encouraged as we prepare for Great Lent!