AWSJ Workday at the Skete

Saturday, June 23

As you know, a liturgy will be celebrated at St Paul’s skete on June 29th. To prepare for visitors, Mother Nektaria has asked for help to straighten things up. If you have not been to the skete before, it’s in a very pretty and peaceful spot near Grand Junction, TN (about an hour drive from Memphis). As the days get hot early, we will need to be there around 8 am, and work through noon. There would be both inside and outside tasks. Lunch will be served. We should be home by 2 pm.

If you are able to come, please email Anna to

Apostles Fast

The Apostles’ Fast begins Monday, June 4 and lasts through June 28th.  There is katalysis for wine & oil on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and fish, wine & oil on Saturdays and Sundays.

Wednesday Evening Schedule for Summer

5:30 p.m. Vespers

6:15 p.m. Dinner & game night

SAVE THE DATES: Vacation Church School

Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27.

Pentecost, May 27th

We will celebrate the feast with a potluck following Divine Liturgy next Sunday.  Please sign up downstairs or online if you would like to do any of the following: coordinate or assist with the decoration of the nave for Pentecost, coordinate or assist with the set up and clean up of the potluck following liturgy that day.

10:00 a.m Divine Liturgy

11:30 a.m. Potluck

5:30 p.m. Kneeling Vespers

Church School

Sunday, May 20, will be the last day of church school of the year.  We will resume in the fall.  Thank you for allowing us to grow with your children this year!

Wednesday Night Summer Kick Off


Our summer schedule for Wednesdays will begin on May 30!  The evening will begin at 5:30 with Vespers followed by a fast-free Wednesday cookout and outdoor games.  This will be BYOB&B, bring your own beverages and burgers (or anything else you would like to grill for your family) and chairs for sitting outside if weather permits.  Sides and desserts will be potluck, so bring enough to share!  We will need to borrow some grills – please call the office if you have one that we can use.

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