Welcome to St. John the Divine
Metropolitan JOSEPH, Antiochian Archdiocese
Bishop BASIL, Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America
Fr. Michael Pavez and Fr. Philip Rogers, Pastors.
We are a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian archdiocese of
We are a pan-Orthodox church. We welcome all nationalities.
Our ethnic diversity includes Middle Eastern, Greek, Russian, and
Slavonic backgrounds. We are also blessed with many committed converts.
Please contact us if you have any questions. You are welcome to
attend our services.
Peace be with you.
Upcoming Events and Services
discern the Lord’s will in moving forward we are holding our
services at 729 East School Street. See you there!
|Orthros w/Father Philip
Divine Liturgy w/Fr. Philip
||Vespers and Study
Session w/Fr. Phillip
||Divine Liturgy w/Fr. Michael
Fr. Philip is available for confession before and after any service or
by appointment. For any other needs, please feel free to call.
for the times for the
celebration of these services as well as our normal monthly services.
As we continue to grow and do the
work that the Lord has called us, we are constantly in need of
assistance. Donations can come in the form of financial help, labor
towards our many different projects and upkeep needs, food for our
pantry, or ideas for how we can more successfully shine the Light of
Christ in Lake Charles.
Are you looking for an
opportunity to help out our Church community? Do you see a need
that is not being addressed that you would like to help with?
Please speak with Fr. Michael or Fr. Philip if you any thoughts.
If you have particular ideas
for topics, please let Fr. Philip or Fr. Michael know.
The memory of the righteous is celebrated
with songs of praise, but the Lord’s testimony is sufficient for thee, O
Forerunner. Thou wast shown indeed to be the most honorable of the
prophets, for in the waters thou didst baptize Him Who had been
proclaimed. After suffering with joy in behalf of the truth, thou didst
proclaim even to those in Hades the God Who appeared in the flesh, Who
takest away the sin of the world, and granteth us the Great Mercy.
—Troparion of the Feast, Tone 2
Teachings of the Church Fathers
“If you want the Lord to hear you, never offend anyone. Your words
should be peaceful, sweet, leavened with honey.” -
Elder Ieronymos of Aegina