Saint John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2017-05-07
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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

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May we always labor for the Common good of the people of God and thus continually build the unity of the Church in peace and love.  We pray that God,  the  beginning and the end of all things, will continue to bless our labors.  Inspire each of us to realize that our sacrifices and our Stewardship are for the honor and glory of God, and to the Service of God's people. 

Stewardship forms for 2017 are at the Narthex.




Sunday School: We ask for all Students  to sit in the front row and class will begin after receiving Holy Communion.




Our Philoptochos is participating in the ‘Blessings & Backpacks’ ministry. Every Friday, volunteers from St. John’s will meet to pack food for the weekend  into backpacks for  37 students at Hobe Sound Elementary School every weekend. Please see Connie Monsma  to offer your time to this worthwhile ministry.

Thank You


The Community of St. John Chrysostom  wishes  to Thank  Fr. Constantine and Deacon John for  the  beautiful Liturgical Services  during Lent and Holy Week.

We also want the Thank  everyone  for  their generous Easter donations and  for their participation in our  Lily Program.


Thank You  also for all those who gathered together for our Easter Glendi and the  donations of food and drink.   It  was  a beautiful  day. 




Easter Lily Donations in Memory of and in Honor of:


Fr. Constantine Xanthakis

The Parish Council  and  The Community  of  St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church  wishes  to Thank the following  families  for  their  donations toward  the  Easter Lily  Program  honoring their  family and friends.    The  Lillies  added  such  beauty  to the  Church.


Mary and Catherine Chryssiadis

         In Memory of

Nickos Chryssiadis    Christina Thalassinos

George and Maria Chryssiadis

George and Malamati Iatrou  & Family


Voula Dakis

In  Memory of  Emmanuel


Mary D’Jay

In Memory of 

Tulla & Robert Moussouri


Tolis and Evi Deslis

In Honor of  Maria  and Eleni Deslis


Virginia and Georgette Daimos

In Memory of

George, Tom, Joann, Nick, Theresa

The Diamos Family


Athanasia Caras-Dionisopoulos

         In Memory of

Dino Caras and Alexandra Spilos

Dona Hanan

         In Memory of Christ Krantz


Stephanie King

In Memory of Edwin King

In Honor of

Joel & Connie Monsma


Nickolas & Frosso Kokenos

In Memory of

 Ioannis & Sogia Salonikis

In Honor of

Danny Kokenos & Family

John Kokenos & Family

Perry Nick Kokenos & Family


Lefco Family

         In Memory of

George & Afroditi Bilis



Athina Manis

         In Memory of Hippokratis


Phyllis Manitsoudi

In Memory of Georgia & Dimitrios


William & Diana Mihaltse

In Memory of

Frank  and Mary Kerry

Leon and Anne Mihaltse


Steve & Posie Pappas

In Memory of

Chris and Helen

Paul and Catherine


Mary & Ted Parasco

         In Memory of

Vasilios and Aspasia Plagianakos

Peter and Nafsika Parasco

Clearkos Parasco



Larry & Peggy Quick

In Memory of

Elias,   Athena  and   Fotios


The Reams  Family

In Memory of Charles Mattis

In Honor of  Vera  Mattis



Val Soupios

In Memory of

Catherine Livadas,  Michael Livadas,

Constandino and Anthony Soupios

Eleni  Statius


Siggelakis and Stamateris Family

         In Memory of

Theodore N. Siggelakis

Georgia  Siggelakis

Joann Parlounis

James Stamateris

Chris Stamateris



John & JoAnn Tambakis

In Memory of

Vasilios  and Aphrodite Haseotes

James and Kal Tambakis

Jim and Betty Haseotes

Erato Haseotes

Peter Pantazelos


Angie Vovou

In Memory of

Bill Vovou











Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal First Mode

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode

Let the heavens sing for joy, and let everything on earth be glad. * For with His Arm the Lord has worked power. * He trampled death under foot by means of death; * and He became the firstborn from the dead. * From the maw of Hades He delivered us; * and He granted the world His great mercy.

Apolytikion for the Church in the First Mode

St. John Chrysostom, Patron Saint of the Church - Apolytikion.


Ἡ τοῦ στόματός σου καθάπερ πυρσὸς ἐκλάμψασα

χάρις, τὴν οἰκουμένην ἐφώτισεν, ἀφιλαργυρίας 

τῶκόσμω θησαυροὺς ἐναπέθετο, τὸ ὕψος ἡμῖν τῆς 

ταπεινοφροσύνης ὑπέδειξεν. Ἀλλὰ σοὶς λόγοιςπαιδεύων, 

Πάτερ, Ἰωάννη Χρυσόστομε, πρέσβευε τῶ Λόγῳ Χριστῷ τῶ Θεῷ, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰςἡμῶν


The grace that from your mouth shone forth like a torch illumined the universe. It deposited in the world the treasures of the absence of avarice. It showed us the height that is attained by humility. Now you instruct us by your words, Father John Chrysostom. Intercede with Christ God, the Word Himself, entreating Him to save our souls.


Phonetic:  I  tu  sto  ma  tos—- su  kath  a—per   pyr  sos  ek  lam psa—sa  cha—-ris  tin  I  ku  me   ni —fo—  ti—–-sen.   A  fi  lar  gy—ri—  as  to  kno—-smo   thi  sa—rus  e  na  pe  the  to,  to  y  —-psos I  min   tis  ta  pi—-no—-fro—-sy—-nis   y  —pe—-di—-xen.   Al—-la  sis  lo—gis  pe—-dev—-on,   Pa—-ter    I—-o—-an—-ni   Chry—-so—-sto—-me.   Pre—-svev—-e   Chri—sto—-to—-The—-o   so—thi—ne  tas   psy——chas—-i—-mon. 


Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Fifth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:13-35

At that time, two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, "What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?" And they stood still looking sad. Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?" And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened. Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find his body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but him they did not see." And he said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent." So he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?" And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, who said, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42.

IN THOSE DAYS, as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints that lived at Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed." And immediately he rose. And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him, "Please come to us without delay." So Peter rose and went with them. And when he had come, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing tunics and other garments which Dorcas made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, rise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling the saints and widows he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Paralytic
The Reading is from John 5:1-15

At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda which has five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had. One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me." Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk." And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked.

Now that day was the sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet." But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, 'Take up your pallet, and walk.' "They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your pallet, and walk'?" Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you." The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.


Wisdom of the Fathers

For where tears are-- or rather, where miracles are, there tears ought not to be; not where such a mystery is celebrating. Hear, I beseech you: although somewhat of the like kind does not take place now, yet in the case of our dead likewise, a great mystery is celebrating. Say, if as we sit together, the Emperor were to send and invite some one of us to the palace, would it be right, I ask, to weep and mourn? Angels are present, commissioned from heaven and come from thence, sent from the King Himself to call their fellow servant, and say, dost thou weep? Knowest thou not what a mystery it is that is taking place, how awful, how dread, and worthy indeed of hymns and lauds? Wouldest thou learn, that thou mayest know, that this is no time for tears? For it is a very great mystery of the Wisdom of God. As if leaving her dwelling, the soul goes forth, speeding on her way to her own Lord, and dost thou mourn? Why then, thou shouldst do this on the birth of a child: for this in fact is also a birth, and a better than that.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 21 on Acts 9, 4th Century

In that case [Matt 9:2] there was remission of sins, (for He said, "Thy sins be forgiven thee,") but in this, warning and threats to strengthen the man for the future; "Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto you."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 37 on John 1, 4th Century


St. John's Prayer Circle


Please pray for our brothers and sisters in our Community and their families, and all those who are in need of our prayers


Baby Vera, Mary D'Jay, Presbytera Helen, Kathy, 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, Johnny, Peter, Christina, Joanna, Maria, Maria, Alyssa, Georgia, Phyllis, John, Vera, Arthur, Barbara, Steve, Maria, Kathy, Toula, Angie, Emma, Despina, Sam, Vivian, George and Soukaria Families in Syria. 

If you would like a name added to our prayer list, please contact Connie Monsma or Posie Pappas.