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Visitor Follow-Up in 6 Easy Steps

Visitors come and visitors go, but successful churches create systems that make it easy for them to stay. Visitors come to church for different reasons….

Oct 04, 2016

Social Networks and Kids Part 1

Being a parent isn’t easy. It can often feel overwhelming. Throw in the Internet, social networks, computers, mobile, and gaming devices and things…

Oct 04, 2016

Greek Orthodox in Jacksonville, FL Celebrate Centennial and Groundbreaking

Members of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in St. Nicholas (Jacksonville area) celebrated their church’s 100th anniversary in great style…

Oct 03, 2016

Relics of St. Nicholas of Japan in USA

 SYOSSET, NY  With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA and…

Sep 30, 2016

Orthodox Church honors first responders

In an article titled “Orthodox Church hosts blessing, breakfast for first responders,” Jessica Imbimbo with the Florence Morning News shared how the…

Sep 30, 2016

Relics of St. Seraphim Will Circle Earth in International Space Station

Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov, famous Russian saint known for saying “Attain inner peace and thousands around you will be saved. ” will…

Sep 28, 2016

Forming and Preparing your Parish Stewardship Team

Just as the vine bears fruit only through its branches, so Jesus has chosen to work in the world through us. We are the members of His body – the branches…

Sep 27, 2016

Enthronement of His Grace Bishop Irinej

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia are expected to be present at the Enthronement of His Grace Bishop…

Sep 26, 2016

FEMA Hosts Webinar on Active Shooter Situations.

Church shootings aren’t common in the US but there is a rise of Christian persecution around the world and it seems important to start the dialogue of…

Sep 23, 2016

Fr Michael Rosco Memorial House Blessing Set for December

Fr Michael Rosco Memorial House Blessing/Dedication & IOCC Team Build Date Set  PERTH AMBOY, NJ — St. John’s Church is pleased to announce…

Sep 22, 2016

Orthodox Representation at Regional Scout Jamboree

Orthodox Scouting “Slays Dragons” at Regional Jamboree by Rev. Michael Johnson The summer before each national jamboree held by the Boy Scouts of America,…

Sep 22, 2016

Angels’ Organic Community Garden

A story about a community that thinks outside the box, but is still deep in tradition. The Parable of the Talents is read year after year, telling the…

Sep 22, 2016