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Fast Free Week (May 1–8)

Krishti u ngjall!

Vertete Ungjall!

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Christ is Risen!

Indeed He is Risen!

10 a.m. Sunday Liturgies of Pascha:
May 8: St. Thomas Sunday 
May 15: Myrrhbearing Women Sunday 
May 22: Paralytic Sunday 
May 29: Samaritan Woman Sunday 

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Race for the Cure: Sunday, May 8


Race for the Cure Race for the Cure. It's not too late to register for our team, Albanians & Friends for the Cure. The race is NEXT Sunday, May 8th, 2016 — Mother's Day —. Click on the link below and join us as we walk in unison, raising money to help find the cure for breast cancer. If you are unable to join us next Sunday, Great News time has not run out and you are still able to make a donation — remember no donation is too small or for that matter too large! It is easy to donate by clicking the link below. Click here to view the team page for Albanians & Friends for the Cure If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:


Buddy Walk: Sunday, May 15


Buddy Walk - Sunday, May 15, 2016: Team Brother John looks forward to another great Buddy Walk this year. We are always looking for new faces to join us as we celebrate together.

The Walk will be taking place at University of Delaware Athletic Complex, Newark, Delaware from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

If you are unable to attend the walk but would like to donate to this very worthy organization please click: BuddyWalk-Brother John

If you have any questions contact Susan or Vlad Melnik. Thank you for your support!


Home Blessing & Visitation

A sheet is posted in the side vestibuleFather Brooks intends to visit on Thursdays and Saturdays. Please pick a date and time and sign up. If you notice someone has signed up on the same date but lives far from you, please pick another date. As always if you are unable to schedule a visitation on Thursday or Saturday, Father Brooks encourages you to contact him directly 210-461-1956 or email fr.brooks to schedule an alternate date.

OCA Activities

Read the latest: St. Johns Fall 2015 Newsletter (pdf)

Photos of Past Events

View the following photo series:
Photos from: Fr. Emmanuel serves at St. John and  semi-annual parish meeting (3/20/16), Souper-Bowl event (2/7/16), Icon Auction (2016), Theophany (1/10/16), Christmas Pageant & Chrismation (12/20/15), Halloween party (10/25/15), 2015 Gregory E Costa Golf Classic (09/13/15), Sunday School Graduation and Bishop Seraphim (6/14/15), Team Brother John (5/17/15), Race for the Cure (5/10/15):

Portrait of Saint John Chrysostom of Antioch (Hagios Ioannis Chrysostomos)

An early Byzantine mosaic from the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (modern Istanbul). The mosaic is approximately 1,000 years old.


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