Community News and Events


Sunday, January 25th:
Sunday School: 10:00 AM
40-Day Memorial Service: John Pournaras
 ~ May his memory be eternal.
1-Year Memorial Service: Mike Arakas
 ~ May his memory be eternal.
7-Year Memorial Service: Constantine Marinakos
 ~ May his memory be eternal.


Wednesday, January 28th:
Fast Day
Religious Discussion w/ Fr. Angelo: 2:00 PM
Choir Practice:4:00 PM

Friday, January 30th:
Fast Day
The Three Hierarchs: Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM
Greek School: 5:30 PM


House and Business Blessings: It is traditional to invite your priest to bless your home and business with Holy Water within a few weeks following Theophany. During the month of January, Fr. Angelo will be blessing homes and businesses. Please call Fr. Angelo at (843) 448-3773 to set up a time that is convenient for you to have your homes and businesses blessed.

Flowers for Salutation Services: If anyone would like to adorn the icon of the Theotokos for the Salutation Services, please call the Church Office (843) 448-3773 and specify which Friday you are requesting. You may decorate the icon yourself or have it professionally done by a florist at a cost of $50.00 payable to “St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church”.

2015 IOCC “Souper Bowl” Sunday ~ Sunday, February 1st: Please help the GOYA by being Souper Bowl MVPs by collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the local soup kitchen and monetary donations to send to the IOCC. A box and basket will be placed in the Narthex on February 1st for all food collection and monetary donations. Thank you for your support.

GOYA Valentine’s Day Fundraiser ~ Drawing Sunday, February 8th: GOYA is selling tickets to win a Valentine’s Day Dinner ($100) from Joe’s Bar & Grill with candy and flowers for $5.00 a ticket. See any GOYA at their booth in the Hall Foyer today.

HOPE & JOY Valentine’s Day Party ~ Sunday, February 8th ~ Following Divine Liturgy: Parents, if you have a child between the ages of 5-11, please bring them to the Fellowship Hall for Valentine’s Day crafts while you enjoy the Coffee Hour.

2015 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Local Competition ~ Sunday, February 15th ~ Following Divine Liturgy: It is become that time again for those interested in participating in the annual St. John Chrysostom Festival to contact Mike Merisotis (843) 357-9780. Please note that this festival is for all ages 4th Grade and up and we would love to see your children participate in the poetry, essay or oral parts of the competition. Please see more information regarding this competition in the January/February issue of “The Voice.”

AHEPA Golf Tournament ~ Wednesday, February 25th: Please come join us at River Oaks Golf Plantation. Registration begins at 9:00 AM with a 10:00 AM shotgun start. If you are interested please see George Karukas (843-333-3490) for more information.

Building Fund: The Parish of St. John’s needs your help in the costs of maintenance and upgrades to both the Hall and the Church. If you have not filled out a Building Fund Pledge Card you are encouraged to do so at this time. Please see or call Jimmy Lambrinos (843) 626-1572 or Sam Stathos (843) 238-5618 or any member of the Hall Committee with any questions.

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Stewardship: Our St. John's Parish Family depends on regular stewardship offerings in order to continue the work of our Lord through our services and activities year round. The 2015 Stewardship Pledge forms are available today at the Pangari or from the Church Office. Please see or call Stewardship Chairman, Dr. Jimmy Kontos at (843) 213-1627, if you have any questions about stewardship. Please fulfill your commitment of your 2015 pledge today. Thank You!

Business Sponsor Ads: Sponsors offset the costs of producing a bi-monthly newsletter. The cost for a business-card sized ad is only $150 per year. Ads will appear in “The Voice” and on our parish website. Contact the Office at (843) 448-3773 for more information. Thank you to our current sponsors for your continued support.

2014-2015 Greek School Year ~ Fridays ~ 5:30 PM: We have geared up our Greek School program in the beginning of September. Parents who wish to have their child enrolled, please fill out a registration form located at the Pangari. For more information, contact Dena Platingos (585) 773-0788.

Sunday Greeters: Are you interested in being a Sunday Greeter? Please contact Loretta Siotka at (843) 399-8955.

Church Email Listserv: Do you currently receive our emails? If not please contact the Church Office (843) 448-3773 or send an email to and never miss out on weekly bulletins, announcements and more.

Orthodox Observer: If you are a steward in good standing and are not receiving the Orthodox Observer from the Archdiocese please contact the Church Office (843) 448-3773 and your name will be submitted to the Archdiocese to get on the mailing list.

St. John’s Religious Book Store and Holy Nook Gift Shop: Our parish bookstore and Holy Nook gift shop has a variety of books, icons, instructional guides, Orthodox literature, worship items, greeting cards, bracelets, pure traditional olive oil soaps from Greece (a variety of scents) "A Voyage in Greek Cooking," St. John's parish cook-book and much more. The store is located in the former kitchen in the Narthex. Please stop by following Divine Liturgy, or you may contact Anna Kouis at (843) 347-2868. If there is a book or item that we don't carry, let us know and we will try to get it for you.

2015 Parish Directory
The 2015 Parish Directory is currently accepting changes or new additions. If you would like to submit a correction or be added into the directory, please pick up an update form located in the Narthex or call the Church Office (843) 448-3773 to request one. If you want a current copy of the Parish Directory to be mailed to you, please call the Church Office and one will be sent to you. When sending back the update form, please put “Attn: Parish Directory” if sending by mail or in the subject line if sending by email to

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St John the Baptist Greek Church

2009-2013 St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

3301 33rd Avenue Ext. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone - 843-448-3773


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