237 N 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 • Phone: 215-563-0979
For those observing the Lenten Fast, Cheese-Fare Sunday is the last day on which eggs and dairy are eaten before Pascha.
On Cheese-Fare Sunday, we also commemorate the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, entering into the Lenten fast in remembrance of mankind's separation from God through disobeying his commandment to fast from the fruit of the tree.
Come Celebrate with us Women's Day Party at the fellowship hall of St. John's Church. We will provide food, soft drinks and music. Bring your own alcoholic beverages as they are not included. There will be Free Parking at the Catholic Church accross the street from our Church.
Contact Nilda Salavaçi for tickets or other information.
Our first Paint Event Social will be Saturday, April 28th at 4pm in our fellowship hall at St. John Chrysostom.
You will get a chance to socialize with your fellow parishioners, enjoy a glass of wine, light appetizers and most importantly you get to paint and keep your own work of art. Non church members are also welcome and their invitation is encouraged. We can introduce them to our church and other fellow members. Tickets are $30 per person and all proceeds will go to the church. Please contact Fiori Papa, or Michele Lorimer for more information.
The Charity and Benevolence Committee
Are collecting funds to help a family or a small business in Port Arkansas, Texas, which took the brunt of Hurricane Harvey. Donations for Hurricane Harvey victims can be mailed to the church or dropped off at the candle stand. Please write Hurricane Harvey in the memo area of the check.
Also, our committee has decided to help out an organization called Sunday Breakfast Mission. It is a transitional housing facility very near to our church. They need toiletries, clothing, and people to help serve lunch or dinner occasionally (a two hour commitment that we will set up. Contact Sandi Fiss or Fr. Brooks if you are able to help.
A sheet is posted in the side vestibule. Father 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 215-563-0979 or email fr.brooks to schedule an alternate date.
Metropolitan Council Meeting
Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate.
SYOSSET, NY [OCA]
Nearly two months ago, "Father D" lost his balance and fell awkwardly into the boards at Redford Ice Arena during an over-60 men’s recreational hockey league game. The Rev. Dimitrie Vincent could not get back up.
Out of his wheelchair, Dimitrie Vincent walks into the bench area where is longtime friend and fellow priest, the Rev. Andrew Yavornitzky, of St. Mark Orthodox Church in Rochester Hills gave a blessing before the start of each game.