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Christmas Pageant & Visit from Santa

A Great Day! - 12/19/21

Our Sunday school Christmas Pageant was back! Many thanks to Sandi F. for making the pageant possible this year and in past years!

So, after 1 year hiatis (due to Covid-19) we have many new cast members - angles and shepherds played by our babies and toddlers.  What is especially wonderful is that some of those holding the toddlers were in the Christmas Pageant over 25 years ago! They are back at St. John Chrysostom with their children and Godchildren - how blessed is our Parish?

All of the Sunday school students were magnificent! After the Pageant we went to the church hall and enjoyed a visit from Santa & Mrs. Clause (our thanks to Paula B. and Greg D).

All in all it was a truly wonderful day for our Parish. Thank you to all who attended.

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Decorating the Tree & Vespers

Dceorating the Tree - 12/04/21

Families joined together to decorate the church Christmas Tree. The kids put all of the ornaments on the tree (except for at the very top where they could not reach). The angel was put on top and it ws BEAUTIFUL!  The adults hung the wreaths and set up the Nativities. After the decorations were in place we participated in the Vesper service. Pot Luck followed in the church hall.  All in all a wonderful afternoon! Thanks to all who participated.

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2021 Thanksgiving

2021 Thanksgiving - 11/21/21

Our Sunday school students remind us of that which we should be truly thankful for!

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St. John's Parish Nameday

We celebrated today our 90th Nameday!  Some 80 parishioners and friends of St. John church came today to celebrate this special day.  We thank all families and friends for the excellent traditional home made food they brought to share with each-other.  Some pics from the event are attached.

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2021 Halloween Party

2021 Halloween Party - 10/31/21

Many thanks to Paula B. for organizing the annual Halloween Party. Everyone had a wonderful time!

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Nick Naum Scholarship Presentation

Nick Naum Scholarship - 08/15/21

2021-2022 Nichk Naum Scholarships were presented to Caroline, Kevin, Gregory, Amanda.

Congratulations and Many Years!

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Father Arthur

Honoring Father Arthur - 06/26/21

Father Arthur Liolin, longtime Chancellor of the Albanian Archdiocese, was honored for this 50 plus years of service to the Archdiocese. Father Arthur was surrounded by family, clergy, friends and parishioners at a luncheon held in the Meditation Garden at the Chancery. It was a beautiful day. Many Years Father Arthur!

On Sunday, June 27th, Metropolitan Tikhon, Father Dennis, Father Nikodhim and others celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. George's Cathedral.

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Visiting Priest

Father Giorgi Visits - 06/12/21

Father Giorgi celebrates the Divine Liturgy with Father Dennis.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day - 05/31/21

Father Dennis blesses the graves and prays for the departed.

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Palm Sunday & Icon Auction

Palm Sunday & Icon Auction - 04/25/21

The Icon Auction during the pandemic. Thank you to those who participated.

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Holy Friday

Holy Friday - 04/30/21

Father Dennis lead us in the Lamentations.

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