Welcome to St. Katherine (Naples, Florida)

“Taste of Greece” Drive-Thru, 11/6

DRIVE-THRU EVENT: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015   (11 am to 6 pm) –Drive Thru Ordering OR Phone Ordering Available by Credit Card Only – (239) 591-3430 x 9 (For larger call-in orders, please call at least 30 minutes prior to pick-up.) *Next event: Friday, Dec. 11, 2015* St. Katherine’s Annual Greek Fest will be February 12-14, 2016! * Full Menu Listing *   Thank you for making our Oct-9,
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Holiday Bake Sale-Ladies Philoptochos

Our annul Holiday Bake Sale sponsored by St. Katherine Philoptochos Society is underway! Pre-order delicious Greek pastries and frozen appetizers by completing the order form below. Pick up orders via our drive thru on Sat. NOV. 21 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.  * Holiday Bake Sale 2015-Philop order form 

Family Life Ministry

www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org God loves families! “14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,[c] 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you,
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Youth Registration Sunday 2015

Sunday, Sept. 6th, 2015 is Youth Registration Sunday, the day to register for all St. Katherine’s Youth Ministries. Registration will take place after Divine Liturgy in the double classroom.  All families with age appropriate children are encouraged to participate. St. Katherine Youth Ministries include: Acolytes Hope-Joy GOYA Hellenic Dancers Greek School Sunday School Youth Committee Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month
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Atlanta Metropolis Strategic Plan

Want to know where the Atlanta Metropolis is going next? Check out the Strategic Plan presented at the Clergy Laity Assembly in Columbia, SC this past June. Atlanta Metropolis Strategic Plan

Lenten, Holy Week and Bright Week Services

You may click here to download a printable pdf – Holy Week and Pascha Services 2015 Weekly Lenten Service Schedule Mon             5:00 PM  – Great Compline Tue/Thu     12:00 (noon) – Sixth Hour Wed            5:00 PM  – Great Compline       6:00 PM  – Presanctified Liturgy Fri            
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GreekFest 2015

Come join us at St. Katherine on Feb. 6, 7 & 8 for the biggest, best, most delicious and entertaining Greek Festival ever, double the size, triple the fun, as we join forces to raise money for the “Helping Kids with Cancer” radiothon on behalf of the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. February 6-8, 2015 Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 12pm-7pm   Admission: Adults $4 for
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Apostolic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

“The forthcoming meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis in Jerusalem this coming May is expected to be a strong symbolic confirmation of the commitment and determination to continue the path which the two great Church leaders inaugurated half a century ago.” On Sunday, May 25. 2014, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will meet at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher to
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Agion Oros and its relevance in today’s society

This exciting event will be the St. Katherine Men’s Club next event on December 12, 2013.  It will begin with the famous CBS 60 Minutes video narrated by Bob Simon and entitled “Mount Athos.”  There will be a panel discussion immediately following the video presentation.  http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/mount-athos-part-1/ The participants will be Father Modestos (Abbott of the Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery in Williston-FL), Theodosi Palis
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St. Nicholas Celebration, December 5&6

Come celebrate the true story of St. Nicholas with evening service beginning at 6 pm on December 5 and Divine Liturgy at the usual time on December 6.

Greek Fest 2014, Feb 7, 8 & 9 – Hold the Date!

Come and Experience our New and Improved Greek Festival, February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 Expanded Festival Grounds, Convenient Drive-Through Pick-Up Area, New Greek Taverna, New Appetizers like Mediterranean Octopus, Fantastic New Entertainment and Dance Routines, New Sanctuary Iconography, Delicious New Menu, Kid Friendly characters and play ares, and more, more, more !!!

St. Katherine Welcomes APC’s 2013 National Clergy Retreat

St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Parish welcomes the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council’s 2013 National Clergy Retreat convocations Oct-29 through Nov-1, exploring the theme: “Look In, Lift Up, Reach Out…Connecting better with our Self, our God, and our World”. We are pleased to host a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Archbishop Demetrios of America and Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta the morning of Oct-30 at 8 am. Immediately thereafter
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Greek Fest 2013

Greek Fest 2013 is scheduled for Fri & Sat (11 am to 9 pm), and Sun (noon to 7 pm), Feb. 22, 23 & 24, 2013.  Come and enjoy the best of Greek food, dance, music, arts and entertainment! Learn more about the weekend events by watching us on FOX-4’s  Morning Blend : www.fox4morningblend.com/videos/191684311.html Free admission Friday from 11 am to 3 pm; Adult Admission
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2013 OCF New Year’s Kickoff – Naples, FL

Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) college and university students from throughout the Southeast are invited to meet one another at “2013 OCF New Year’s Kickoff” for outings, service project, worship and socials organized by the OCF of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church (Naples, FL): Jan-2-2013 (Wed) Manatee Encounter:  8 – 11 am, Manatee Park,  see a Video Registration: Noon – 2 pm  (St. Katherine, 7100 North Airport Rd,
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St. Nicholas Festivities

Would you like to know the real St. Nicholas? We will honor him with hymns and intercessory prayers during Great Vespers (Dec-5, 6 pm) and Artoclasia (Blessing of the Five Loaves) in our sancturary, and afterwards with a retelling of his holy life at 7 pm in our Community Center during which a reception with fasting desserts and hot cocoa will be offered, with
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St. Katherine Annual Feastday

By God’s grace and mercy, we will celebrate our annual St. Katherine Feastday the weekend of November 24 and 25, 2012: Saturday (Nov-24) – Great Vespers will be celebrated in our sanctuary at 6 pm with Artoclasia service (Blessing of the Five Loaves) and anointing from the altar vigil lamp.  A reception for all visitors will then follow in the Community Center. Sunday (Nov-25) – Matins and Divine Liturgy
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Stewardship Sunday

St. Katherine will be celebrating Stewardship Sunday on November 18, 2012. Community members are invited to bring their completed 2013 Pledge Cards to church so we may seek God’s blessings on all of the ministries for the coming year, just as Jesus blessed and multiplied the five loaves and two fish, Pledge cards will be collected at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, which
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New Proistamenos: Fr. Philemon

The St. Katherine community welcomes Fr. Philemon Patitsas as our new Proistamenos. Below are photos taken during Fr. Philemon’s first Sunday Divine Liturgy celebrated at St. Katherine on July 1, 2012.

“We are a Republic, not a Democracy” Nov-19, 7 pm

Fr. Philemon Patitsas    

2015/16 Christian Rights and Freedom Program

2015_16 Season Program with Bios and Subscription 30Oct FINAL

2nd National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium 3/12/16

We invite you to hold the date of March 12, 2016 for our 2nd Annual National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium, featuring Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) as our Keynote Speaker!

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

“As we dim the lights throughout the Church, the darkness symbolizes the cold and empty world without Christ with its selfish egoism, sin and despair. “The single vigil lamp lit on the Holy Altar symbolizes the light of Jesus Christ that still rises from his Holy burial stone bringing resurrected faith, hope and love to all who believe in His name.  Through our baptisms,
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2015 Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium

St. Katherine’s Christian Rights and Freedom Ministry would like to thank everyone who made our 2015 Symposium, sponsored jointly with the Archons of South Florida, such an overwhelming success.  Thank you!      

“Uplifting Christ, witnessing to our faith in the face of radical extremism.”

 ST. KATHERINE TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL NATIONAL CHRISTIAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM SYMPOSIUM WITH SOUTH FLORIDA ARCHONS* Download the Announcement – Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium 14-Mar-2015, V3Mar2015 The OCN Interview – http://myocn.net/christian-rights-and-freedom-symposium/   A National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium, entitled “Uplifting Christ – Witnessing for our Faith in the Face of Radical Extremism”, will be held on Sat., March 14, 2015 from 2 to 6
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“I too am a Nazarene!” – Pin Offer

“PURCHASE A PIN TO HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR CHRISTIAN RELIEF” $5 per Pin plus shipping (FREE Priority shipping with purchases above 50) Price per Pin 1 to 49 Pins $5.00 USD50 or More $5.00 USD “Christians Throughout The World, and Especially In The Middle East, Are Undergoing A Vicious Wave Of Persecution – Lord have mercy!” Download the Press Release for More Info When
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Islamic Influence in US Charter Schools

Islamic Influence in US Charter Schools CBS 60 MINUTES:   U.S. charter schools tied to powerful Turkish imam – By Leslie Stahl – FOLLOWED BY MR. JOHN ZAVITSANOS, Esq. Danger TO OUR CHILDREN? – HELLENIC RESPONSE FRIDAY, 23 JANUARY 2015 • 7 PM IN ST. KATHERINE’S CULTURAL HALL   WHO IS FETHULLAH GULEN? • He lives in seclusion in a large estate in the Pocono
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Christian Rights and Freedom Ministry

ACLJ’s Chief Counsel, Jay Sekulow, Addressing the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle Mission The purpose of the Christian Rights and Freedom Ministry is to neutralize and undermine the forces of darkness that are arrayed against the Christian faith, by organizing local events, initiatives and organizations to educate, advocate, defend and counteract the antagonists of our faith. Additionally, the ministry will cooperate with Orthodox Christian
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Video On “Philotimo” (love of the honorable) …

“Philotimo” is a timeless Greek word encompassing the fullness of the Hellenistic Orthodox Christian way of life. Discover Philotimo in this amazing video produced by the OXI Day Foundation : “We love Him (God) because He first loved us.”  1 John 4:19   For more on the meaning of Philotimo explore this description prepared by Archimandrite Christodoulos Papadeas: www.orthodoxwiki.org/Orthodox_Living The Righteous Elder Paisios had this to say about
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Thanksgiving Celebration

The Thanksgiving Holiday is perhaps the most Christian Orthodox of America’s Holidays, as it is most in keeping with our Eucharistic way of life.  We give thanks for Christ Jesus our Lord for He is in all and for all! Fr. Philemon will celebrate Divine Liturgy on Thanksgiving Day in recognition of the many blessings our St. Katherine parishioners have received as citizens of
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Orthodox Christian Mission Center – Fall Board Meeting

At its fall Board meeting November 12, 2013 in St. Augustine, FL, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) approved the budget for the coming year.  Furthermore, it was agreed to establish an endowment fund to support overseas missionaries.  Fr. Philemon also heard an excellent briefing by fellow Board member, Fr. John Chakos, on his efforts sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the Mayan
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OXI Day – October 28, 1940

Early in the morning of October 28th, 1940, the Greek Prime Minister was awoken to respond to a series of demands from a representative of the Axis Powers which would have allowed foreign troops free reign in Greece. His response was simple, yet firm: “Oxi” — No. This video briefly tells that story of Oxi Day, an occasion routinely celebrated in Greece, and now,
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More blessed to give!

St. Paul testified he practiced our Lord Jesus Christ’s moral principle of giving, saying, “ I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”  (Acts 20:35) Here is a beautiful video demonstrating this virtue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIpExKZw38k

Parish Ministries Sunday – Nov-3-2013

Parish Ministries Sunday 11.3.13 Please join us on Sunday November 3rd, 2013 after Divine Liturgy in the Social Hall for our first semiannual Parish Ministries Sunday.  The next one is scheduled for January 26, 2014. All of the Adult Ministries of our parish are invited to host a table to introduce themselves and attract new members. May it be blessed! Fr. Philemon

New Iconography

St. Katherine invites one and all to come and see the new iconography written by the hands of Fr. Theodore Koufos and Valentine Streltsov, now installed in the sanctuary, including the remaining Gospel writers and Seraphs.  It is absolutely stunning! First liturgies to be celebrated Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20th.  8:30 am Orthros / 9:30 am Divine Liturgy. COME AND SEE!!!  
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New Ecclesiastical Year

September 1 marks the beginning of the new ecclesiastical year, a time of renewal and fresh starts. Our St. Katherine community invites one and all to explore the grandeur of life with fresh hearts and eyes, by receiving confession and divine eucharist, and recommitting ourselves to God, who created us in the image and likeness of the all glorious Holy Trinity.

Pascha / Easter 2013 Celebration

St. Katherine celebrates the glorious third day resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Sin, death and the fallen angels are defeated! CHRIST IS RISEN!

Christmas Celebration

The St. Katherine community will celebrate the most glorious Incarnation and Nativity of Christ with the following events: Christmas Eve (Dec-24) –  Morning The Royal Hours – 8:30 am Evening Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (Eucharistic) – 6 pm Christmas Caroling  – 7:30 pm in Sanctuary Fellowship – 8 pm food & drink in Social Hall (Potluck dishes and desserts with
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40 Liturgies

On The Incarnation Icon + Fr. Philemon and our St. Katherine community will be celebrating 40 liturgies during the Christmas Advent season in preparation for the Nativity of Christ. Please join us daily from Nov-15 through Dec-25 for Matins at 8:30 am and Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am.