Welcome to St. John the Divine
Metropolitan PHILIP, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
Bishop BASIL, Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America
Fr. Michael Pavez and Fr. Philip Rogers, Pastor.
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
|Due to the
fire, the service schedule is being revised. The new
schedule will be posted as soon as possible.
||Reader's Great Compline
||Divine Liturgy w/Fr. Michael
||Presanctified Liturgy w/Fr. Philip
Typica for Lazarus Saturday
||Palm Sunday - Attend in Beaumont or Lafayette
||Bridegroom for Holy Tuesday
||Pascha - Attend in Beaumont or Lafayette
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.
Teachings of the Church Fathers
“When we pray, all our care should be focused on filling our
souls with such emotion that when the tongue speaks in prayer, the ears
hear that prayer, and the body prostrates
itself, the heart will not be found empty—but will be moved towards God
by its emotion.” -
St. Theophan the Recluse