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Be a part of our NEW Parish Directory!

To celebrate our church family and strengthen the bond within our parish, we have made the commitment to produce a new pictorial directory in 2018.  Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits is providing the directory at no cost to our church.  Every family photographed receives a complimentary directory and an 8×10 portrait! PORTRAIT DATES SESSION II: TUESDAY, JAN. 23 – SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2018   SIGN UP IN THE HALL on
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Hurricane Irma Relief

Please join us in praying for the victims of Hurricane Irma as our St. Katherine community collects dry goods and clothing together with Philoptochos for distribution to the needy through St. Matthew’s House. Our Cultural Hall is serving as a staging area for International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Frontliner representatives who are providing emotional and spiritual care to the people of Everglades City, Goodland,
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Sunday School Curricula, 2017-18

  “But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 / Deuteronomy 8:3 St.Katherine Sunday School Curriculum 2017-2018 Beloved in Christ, Once again Youth Registration Sunday is upon us (Sep-10), and the following Sunday, September 17, 2017, marks the beginning of the new educational year.
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TAVERNA NIGHT with BASILE! Dec. 1, 2017

It’s time to mark your calendars for our first TAVERNA NIGHT with “BASILE the Comedian” on Friday, December 1, 2017 sponsored by our Philoptochos and the Parish Council of Saint Katherine. If you have never seen Basile perform, be assured that you are in for a hilarious evening of Greek humor! Tickets and Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.This promises to be a sold-out event. Sales for
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“Bible Answer Man” Embraces “The Way”

Early Christians were known as followers of “The Way“, because they were disciples of Jesus Christ, who is, “The Way, the Truth, and the Life“.  John 14:16 The Bible Answer Man, Hank Hanegraaff, has joined the Christian Orthodox Church and embraced the original Christian way of life which is the “Fullness of the Faith and Life in Christ“. Welcome, Hank!!! Visit the Christian Research
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Lenten, Holy Week and Bright Week Services

A detailed schedule of services offered during Lent, Holy Week & Pascha are listed below. You also may refer to the Calendar tab on our home page and click the “Worship and Learning Calendar” for all service times and dates. Please click here to download a printable Holy Week & Pascha Service Schedule  –  Holy Week-Pascha Services 2017 Weekly Lenten Service Schedule Mon  
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Pin Offer – “I too am a Nazarene”

“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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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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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: The Righteous Elder Paisios had this to say about
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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. The participants will be Father Modestos (Abbott of the Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery in Williston-FL), Theodosi Palis
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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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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:

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.