Current Schedule

Dear friends:

In the coming months, St. Michael’s will continue celebrating liturgy on a “feast day” basis, rather than on a regular day.  This only affects services at our home parish in Kenosha.  We serve a wide geographic area, as we no longer have active parishes in Chicago, IL or Chesterton, IN.  Service in Chicago may resume next year.

Our next liturgies will be on 23 December, to celebrate the Feast of St. Raphael, Archangel, and 25 December for the Feast of the Nativity of the Divine Light.

The archangelic feasts mark the quarters of the year, and we honour four Archangels (Gabriel, Raphael, Michael, and Uriel).  St. Raphael is one of the seven Archangels who stand before the throne of the Lord, and one of the only three mentioned by name in the Bible. He appears, by name, only in the Book of Tobit. Raphael’s name means “God heals.” As we  await the coming of the Divine Light, we are all in need of healing and we remember all others in need of the healing power of the divine.

If you are interested in joining us for any of our liturgies, please contact the Rector at [email protected]

January Liturgy will be on 13 January, to celebrate the Feast of Hypatia the Martyr.

February Liturgy will be 17 February, to celebrate the feast of Holy Giordano Bruno

March Liturgy will be 24 March, to celebrate the feast of the Holy Angel Gabriel.

 

About our liturgical rites:

The Theocletian Rite is a formal liturgy influenced by both the Johannite Congregational Rite and traditional Orthodox Christian practise.

We will also celebrate the Contemplative Rite by request. If you have a particular time that would work well for you and would like to experience this majestic and instrospective rite of the Apostolic Johannite Church, please contact us and we will be happy to schedule something for you at your home, office, or at our locations. The Contemplative Rite is much more informal, provides a much greater opportunity for participation by the congregation, and is meant to facilitate a group meditation in the context of the Eucharist.