Community News and Events


Sunday, May 24th:
Sunday School: 10:00 AM
Children’s Greek Dance Practice: Following Divine Liturgy

Monday, May 25th:
Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 27th:
Fast Day
Choir Practice: 4:00 PM


Friday, May 29th:
Fast Day
Greek School: 5:00 PM

Saturday, May 30th:
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM (Saturday of Souls) ~ Fr. Angelo will be offering a Trisagion Service, first at Ocean Woods Cemetery and then at Southern Palms Cemetery following the Divine Liturgy today.


Saturday of Souls ~ Saturday, May 30th: Traditionally, the Orthodox remember the dead on a Saturday, the day Christ lay in his tomb four times a year. parishioners assemble to pray for all their deceased loved ones. There is a popular belief that departed souls come back to earth at Easter and return the day after Pentecost. If you would like to offer prayers for the deceased, write their first name(s) clearly and Fr. Angelo will read the list toward the end of the Service. If you have submitted names for the first three Saturdays you do not have to give Fr. Angelo the names again. Please consider bringing kolyva in memory of your loved ones. Following the Service all the kolyva is combined, symbolizing the mixing of souls in heaven. Parishioners share the kolyva and greet each other with “O Theos na tous anapafsi” (“May God give rest to the souls of the departed.”)

Last Day of Greek School: The last day of Greek School this year is Friday, June 5th.

Greek School Program & Dinner ~ Sunday, June 7th ~ 5:00 PM: Please see Poppi Kesoglou for tickets.

Sunday School Graduation, Recognition of Graduates, and GOYA Elections ~ Sunday, June 14th:If you or if you know of someone that is having a graduation, please contact the Church Office (843)-448-3773.

Bingo Fundraiser/Luncheon ~ Sunday June 14th: This year’s GOYA Bingo Fundraiser/Luncheon will take place following Divine Liturgy. Tickets are $10 per person, and $30 per Family. Please see any GOYAn for tickets.

2015 Greek Open Golf Tournament Fundraiser ~ Thursday, June 18th ~ 8:00 AM: If you are interested in being a volunteer, sponsor and/or golfer please contact Jimmy Arakas (843) 450-3665 or George Moustakis (843) 995-3953.

Father’s Day Remembrances ~ Sunday, June 21st: The St. John’s Ladies Philoptochos will sponsor a “Prayer Remembrance” celebration honoring and/or memorializing the special men in your life: fathers, grandfathers, fathers-in-law, uncles, sons, Godfathers, Godsons, and friends. The names of those honored on this special day will be read aloud during a “Prayer Remembrance,” a Trisagion Service for those who have fallen asleep in the Lord and an Artoclasia Service in honor of the living which will occur following the Divine Liturgy. In addition, a card will be sent to each honoree -or to his family- informing them of your donation. If you would like to honor a special person in your life, please fill out the form in “The Voice” and return it to the Church office – Put “Attn: Father’s Day” with your donation (any amount) no later than Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Make checks payable to “The Philoptochos Society.”

2015 Ionian Village: If your child is interested in going to Ionian Village, please visit for more information. Scholarships are available, please see Fr. Angelo.

St. Stephen’s Summer Camp: Registration for the camp is $375.00.The weeks for St. Stephen’s are June 28th - July 4th ~ Senior Week: July 5th - 11th ~ Week 1; July 12th - 18th ~ Week 2; July 19th - 25th ~ Week 3; July 26th - August 1st ~ Week 4. If your child is interested in participating in this year’s St. Stephen’s Camp, please see a GOYA Advisor. Scholarships are available, please see Fr. Angelo. Spots for this very popular Metropolis event fill up quickly.

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 Pledge forms are available today at the Pangari or from the Church Office. See or call Stewardship Chairman, Dr. Jimmy Kontos at (843) 213-1627, if you have any questions about stewardship. Fulfill your commitment of your 2015 pledge today. Thank You!

Volunteers needed for St. John’s Religious Book Store and Gift Shop: If anyone is interested in temporarily volunteering for the store please call the Church office at (843)-448-3773.

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St John the Baptist Greek Church

2009-2015 St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

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


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