St. John the Divine Antiochian Orthodox Church

5732 Bennie Lane
Lake Charles, LA  70605

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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 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

Due to the fire, the service schedule is being revised.  The new schedule will be posted as soon as possible.
Thank you.
April 1 6:00 pm Reader's Great Compline
April 5 9:30 am Divine Liturgy w/Fr. Michael
April 8 6:00 pm Presanctified Liturgy w/Fr. Philip
April 12 9:00 am
10:00 am
Reader's Orthros
Typica for Lazarus Saturday
April 13   Palm Sunday - Attend in Beaumont or Lafayette
April 15 6:00 pm Bridegroom for Holy Tuesday
April 19   Pascha - Attend in Beaumont or Lafayette
April 27 9:00 am
10:00 am
Reader's Orthros

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.

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

 Patriarch YOUHANNA X

The Bridegroom

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