St. John the Divine Antiochian Orthodox Church

729 East School Street
Lake Charles, LA  70607

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Concerning the january 2014 fire

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 North America.

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

While we discern the Lord’s will in moving forward we are holding our services at 729 East School Street. See you there!

Sep  7 9:15 am
10:00 am
Reader's Orthros
Sep 13 9:00 am
10:00 am
Orthros w/Father Philip
Divine Liturgy w/Fr. Philip
Sep 21 9:00 am
10:00 am
Reader's Orthros
Sep 23 6:00 pm Vespers and Study Session w/Fr. Phillip
Sep 27 10:00 am 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.

Special Services.  See the calendar for the times for the celebration of these services as well as our normal monthly services.

Donations Needed.
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.

Volunteers Needed.
 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.

A Missions and Evangelism Project of the Archdiocese

Metropolitan Joseph   Metropolitan Joseph

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