Sacristan Garden

What is the Sacristan Garden?  It is a garden or gardens planted by the sacristan – or, in our case, members of the parish – full of beautiful plants and flowers with Biblical meaning.  St. John is blessed with a group who feels strongly about sharing our Sacristan Garden with others, especially children.  All are welcome to help work in the garden itself, and all are welcome to cut the flowers and bring them into the church.  Contact Sarah Ortwein or Lynda Spinolo with any questions.

Sacristan Garden Events

  • August – (Christ-centered) Fairy-tales and Flowers  – During Orthros throughout the month of August, all children are invited to come  to hear stories of the flowers contained in our garden.

The Sacristan Garden is looking for the following donations:

  • Lenten Roses
  • Obedient Plant (can be found at Memphis Botanic Garden)
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Natural dog/animal repellent
  • Cotton Burr Compost (Back to Nature brand)
  • Materials for breezeway shrine (see Sarah Ortwein)
  • Icons:  Joy of All Who Sorrow and Let the Little Children Come Unto Me
  • Monetary Donations:  If you would like to donate financially to the garden, please make the check out to St. John Orthodox Church with SACRISTAN GARDEN in the memo line.