AWSJ Women’s Fall Social

Come share an evening of being together, getting to know each other, and enjoying the Women of St. John.  All women college-aged and older are welcome!

  • October 21st following Vespers
  • Mindy Williams’ home
  • Bring drinks and/or appetizers to share


Wednesday Evening Schedule

5:30 Parish Meal

6:15 Teaching

6:15 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Levels 1 & 2

7:00 Small Compline

30th Anniversary T-shirts

Click here to sign up for your 30th Anniversary t-shirt.  Be sure to add the quantity for each size on the last step of the sign up.

  • Dark Gray with white lettering
  • Long sleeved
  • $20 adult
  • $15 youth

Proceeds will be donated to the St. Raphael Hall building fund.


Message of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

Click here to read the letter from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

Memory Eternal! – Updated

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS may be found on the Antiochian Archdiocese website.

It is with deep sadness and hope in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ that I write to inform you  of the passing into eternal life of our beloved Bishop ANTOUN.  He reposed in the Lord this morning, October 2.  Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Bishop ANTOUN is a wonderful example of a servant.  He dedicated his entire life to the service of Christ and His Church.  Bishop ANTOUN first entered the seminary  at the age of 14, in 1945, and never looked back.  He began his ministry serving under Patriarch Alexander III, was then assigned as a deacon in Brazil and finally came to the United States in 1959.  He served as a priest from 1960 until he was consecrated as  bishop in 1983, serving in that role until his retirement just this summer.  During that time, he made a number of visits to Memphis, including his visit to us last year.  It was by his hand that most of our clergy were ordained.

May the Lord grant rest to the soul of His servant, Bishop ANTOUN!  Memory eternal!

Letter from Metropolitan JOSEPH


Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for ways to get involved?  Check on the Online Sign Up page for ways you can help, including Mercy Meals for our families with new babies!

Chanters Workshop

Fr. Alex’s next chanters workshop will be held Thursday, October 19.  The workshop begins at 6:00 p.m. in the room off the kitchen.


It has come to our attention that there are those in the neighborhood who are upset that we currently use the green-space across the street from the church for parking. As we continue to attempt to be good neighbors, the parish council recently decided to ask the community to refrain from parking on that space. Our security guard will continue to use that location in order to have a good view of the majority of the property. However, we do ask that no one else park on that space. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. We will be contacting VECA to let them know our response to these comments from the neighborhood so that they are able to respond to any comments from the neighborhood as well. Thank you for your understanding!

Parish Work Day POSTPONED

POSTPONED!  Please be on the lookout for new date!

God willing, our first Sunday coffee hour in our new parish hall will be October 1, just 2 short weeks from today!  In order to make that happen, we will need the help of our able-bodied parishioners moving the new chairs, tables, boxes from the kitchen, refrigerator and freezer, pantry items, etc. into the new building.  Remember:  many hands make light work!  Come take part in our big move!

Letter regarding Hurricanes Harvey & Irma from +JOSEPH

Click here to read the letter from Metropolitan JOSEPH regarding the Hurricane Harvey appeal.