Saint John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2016-11-20
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Saint John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (772) 546-8180
  • Street Address:

  • 10605 SE Federal Hwy, US1

  • Hobe Sound, FL 33475
  • Mailing Address:

  • P.O. Box 8127

  • Hobe Sound, FL 33475

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Services Schedule

Sunday Orthros: 9 AM

Sunday Liturgy: 10 AM

Past Bulletins


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal First Mode

Let us worship the Word who is unoriginate * with the Father and the Spirit, and from a Virgin was born * for our salvation, O believers, and let us sing His praise. * For in His goodness He was pleased * to ascend the Cross in the flesh, and to undergo death, * and to raise up those who had died, * by His glorious Resurrection.

Apolytikion for Forefeast of the Entry of the Theotokos in the Fourth Mode

By blossoming forth the only Ever-virgin as fruit, today holy Anna doth betroth us all unto joy, instead of our former grief; on this day she doth fulfil her vows to the Most High, leading her with joy into the Lord's holy temple, who truly is the temple and pure Mother of God the Word.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

The whole world is filled today with joy and gladness on the Theotokos's auspicious and resplendent feast, whereon with great voice it crieth out: The heavenly tabernacle is she in truth.

Saints and Feasts

November 20

The Forefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple

November 20

Gregory the Righteous of Decapolis

Saint Gregory who was from Irenopolis of the Decapolis of Asia Minor, was the son of Sergius and Mary. He became a monk as a young man, and after struggling for many years in virtue and prayer under obedience to a wise spiritual father, he was informed by revelation that it was the will of God for him to live, like the Patriarch Abraham, with no certain dwelling, moving from place to place. His journeyings took him to Ephesus, Constantinople, Corinth, Rome, Sicily, Thessalonica, and again to Constantinople, where, after many labours in defence of Orthodoxy against Iconoclasm, he reposed in peace in the first half of the ninth century. He had two disciples, one of whom was Saint Joseph the Hymnographer (see Apr. 3), who wrote the Menaion service for Saint Gregory, his father in Christ.

November 21

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

According to the tradition of the Church, the Theotokos was brought to the Temple at three years of age, where she was consecrated to God and spent her days until she was fourteen or fifteen years old; and then, as a mature maiden, by the common counsel of the priests (since her parents had reposed some three years before), she was betrothed to Joseph.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eleventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:14-25

At that time, Jesus revealed himself to his disciples after he was raised from the dead. When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." A second time he said to him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go." (This he said to show by what death he was to glorify God.) And after this he said to him, "Follow me."

Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, who had lain close to his breast at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?" When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?" Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!" So, the word went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die; but Jesus did not say to him that he would not die. He said, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?" This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things, and who has written these things; and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal First Mode. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18.

BRETHREN, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Gospel Reading

9th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 12:16-21

The Lord said this parable: "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' And he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." As he said these things, he cried out: "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


Wisdom of the Fathers

I cannot be silent about the story of Hesychius the Horebite. He passed his life in complete negligence, without paying the least attention to his soul. Then he became extremely ill, and for an hour he left his body.
St. John Climacus
Ladder of Divine Ascent. Step 6: On Remembrance of Death, 6th Century

And when he came to himself, he begged us all to leave him immediately. And he built up the door of his cell, and he stayed in it for twelve years without ever uttering a word to anyone, and without eating anything but bread and water.
St. John Climacus
Ladder of Divine Ascent. Step 6: On Remembrance of Death, 6th Century




Among the spirits of the righteous perfected in faith,
Give rest, O Savior, to the soul of your servant.
Bestow upon it the blessed life
Which is from you, O loving One.

It is with heartfelt sorrow, St. John's announces the falling asleep in the Lord of our beloved brother in Christ, William 'Bill' Vovou.

Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM with a Trisagion to start at 6:30 pm.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 18th at 11:00 am:

St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church
10605 SE Federal Hwy (US1)
Hobe Sound, FL

Following the funeral, there will be a Graveside Service with full military honors from the U.S Air Force at:

Riverside Memorial Park
19351 SE County Line Rd, Jupiter, FL 33469

May his Memory be Eternal!


Let us all offer praise and thanksgiving to God, as we congratulate this years Archangel Michael Award honorees:

Phyliss Manitsoudi and Voula Dakis

Axios! Axios! Axios!

We encourage all recipients, past and present, to bring their medallions so we may honor you, and take a photograph!

Thank you all for your service to our church family!


Please plan to stay for our Fall Parish Assembly, which will follow Divine Liturgy this Sunday, November 20. 

Lunch will be provided.


There will be a Philoptochos meeting this Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 am. Please plan to be there!


Thank you to everyone that cooked, transported and served our less fortunate neighbors at LAHIA this past Tuesday evening. May God bless you all for the service you offer!


Join your friends for breakfast, brunch or lunch at the Berry Fresh Café.


Saturday, November 19th

8 AM to 2 PM

At the Berry Fresh Café


1429 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart

 Stuart’s freshest restaurant.

Join your friends for breakfast, brunch or lunch at the Berry Fresh Café.


By presenting the flyer (downloadable in the insert section or available at church) 20% of the sales from your group will be donated to St. John's Youth programs!


Stewardship statements current through the end of September will be available to pick-up after services again this Sunday!

Please verify for accuracy!

Please keep in mind that these are 'Stewardship' statements and include only your stated stewardship offerings. You will receive a detailed statement of all donations at year-end.

Note that we are now more that 75% of the way through our fiscal year... therefore, to be in 'Good Financial Standing,' you must have completed at least 75% of your 2016 committment.

We also have a number of families that still not made a commitment for 2016. We humbly ask, please offer your committment for the financial health of our church family.

Any statements not picked up this week will be mailed out.

- The Stewardship Committee


There will be a mandatory meeting of all Parish Council Members, and all those planning to run in this year's Parish Council Elections at St. Demetrios in Ft. Lauderdale on Dec. 1 at 7:00.

Please mark your calendars!


A 2017 Festival Guide is being produced for our visitors and we are currently taking applications for Advertisers and Sponsors!

Please download a copy of our Advertising/Sponsorship application to take to the stores you frequent, your healthcare providers and anyone else that may be a potential advertiser.

Also, remember that every family can support the festival by placing and ad or listing themselves as a Patron of the festival!


The 2017 Festival Donation Board is in the Church Hall. Please consider what items you and your family can donate and assist in this beautiful event!


Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we will not have Evening Catechism for:

High School Students on Thursday, Nov. 24

Adults Class on Tuesday, Nov 22 or Nov. 29


Sunday School for Pre-K through 2nd Grade has begun. Students are asked to sit in the front row and class will begin after receiving Holy Communion.

Catechism and Bible Study for our older children (Grades 6 -12) takes place on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. 

Catechism and Bible Study for Adults takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.


Our Philoptochos is participating in the ‘Blessings & Backpacks’ ministry. Every Friday, volenteers from St. John’s will meet to pack food for the weekend  into backpacks for  35 students at Hobe Sound Elementary School every weekend. Please see Connie Monsma or Diana Palaskas to offer your time to this worthwhile ministry.


St. John's Prayer Circle


Please pray for our brothers and sisters:

Baby Vera, Eleni, Evi, Yianni, George Edward, Linda, Barbara, Steve, Maria, Calliope, Marcie, Peter, Debbie, Thomas, Vie, Demetrios, Chris, Helen, Anna, Paul, Helen, Tanya, Tom, Irene, Peter, Catherine, Nora, Beckett, Elizabeth, Leona, Despina, Virginia, Dana, Paul,  Kenneth, Ruth, Lynn, Peter, Irene, Timoleon, Paula, Mary, John, Isabell, Johnny, Peter, Christina, Joanna, Maria, Maria, Alyssa, Georgia, Phyllis, John, Vera, Jodie, Arthur, Barbara, Larry, Danny, Georgi, Mike C., William O., Christopher, Steve, John Paul, Susan, Alyssa, Dara, Takis, Maria, Haydee, Fr. Constantine & Pres. Eleni, Jim, Pauline, Kyriaki, Martha, Spiro, Sabah, Kathy, Roberta, Toula, Beckett, Karter, Kosta, Evangelos, Mary, Gina, Maria, Al, Owen John, Noah, Angie and Jim.


Church Calendar

  • St. John Chrysostom Calendar

    November 20 to December 5, 2016

    Forefeast of the Entrance
    9:00AM Orthros
    10:00AM Divine Liturgy
    Entrance of the Theotokos
    Philemon of the 70
    Amphilochios, Bishop of Iconium
    Clement, Pope of Rome
    Katherine the Great
    Alypios of Adrianopolis
    James of Persia
    9:00AM Orthros
    10:00AM Divine Liturgy
    Stephen the New
    Paramonus & 370 Martyrs
    Andrew the First-Called Apostle
    Nahum the Prophet
    Habakkuk the Prophet
    Zephaniah the Prophet

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    Advertising/Sponsorship Application

    Advertising/Sponsorship Application

    Please download a copy of the Advertising/Sponsorship Application! This is a fantastic way to raise funds for our parish and gain exposure for our 2017 Greek Festival!



    Saturday, November 19th 8 AM to 2 PM At the Berry Fresh Café Join your friends for breakfast, brunch or lunch at the Berry Fresh Café. Stuart’s freshest restaurant. 20% of the sales from your group will be donated to St. John's Youth programs!