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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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Lenten, Holy Week and Bright Week Services

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              8:30 AM  - Presanctified Liturgy 6:00 PM  - Akathist Hymn with Salutations to the Theotokos (The Akathist is celebrated only
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Metropolitan Philip Saliba, Memory Eternal!

Our St. Katherine Greek Orthodox community mourns the passing of Metropolitan Philip Saliba of Antioch, together with St. Paul’s Antiochian Orthodox Church of Naples, FL, and Orthodox Christians everywhere.  May His Memory be Eternal! Here is Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta’s statement on the passing of Metropolitan Philip:     Metropolitan Philip

GreekFest 2014

Come join us at St. Katherine on Feb. 7,8 & 9 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 7-9, 2014 Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 12pm-7pm   Admission: Adults $4 for the
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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.

St. Katherine Feastday 2013

Come join us for our St. Katherine Annual Feastday celebration, Mon. November 25, 2013 Divine Liturgy to be celebrated daily throughout the weekend (Nov-21 through Nov-25) at the usual time (8:30 am Matins / 9:30 am Liturgy).  Great Vespers Saturday and Sunday evenings at 6 pm. Feastday dinner shared Sunday evening as a community in our Social Hall after celebrating Great Vespers with Artoclasia
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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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I too am a Nazarene!

HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR CHRISTIAN RELIEF   Christians Throughout The World & Especially In The Middle East Are Undergoing A Vicious Wave Of Muslim Persecution. When ISIS attacked and captured the historic city of Mosul, Iraq last summer ISIS militants tagged Christian family homes in Mosul, Iraq with the letter ‘N’ in Arabic.The letter ‘N’ came with a negative connotation. It stands for
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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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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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Collection for Typhoon Haiyan

Sunday Nov-17, St. Katherine will be collecting money to help alleviate the sufferings of the Pilipino (filipino) people from the impact of Typhoon Haiyan. Our charitable donations will be directed to the victims through the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC): http://www.iocc.org/news/11-12-13philippines-typhoon.aspx We will continue directing people’s contributions for as long as necessary. Learn more about the disaster at: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/16/world/asia/typhoon-haiyan

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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