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 liturgy will be on Saturday 18 November at 11:30am to celebrate the feast of Gregory Palamas.

Gregory Palamas was a prominent theologian and ecclesiastical figure of the late Byzantine period. A monk of Mount Athos and later archbishop of Thessaloniki, he is famous for his defense of hesychast spirituality, the uncreated character of the light of the and the distinction between God’s essence and energies.  For the Johannite tradition, he is revered for his dedication to inward spirituality and the direct experience of the divine.

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

December 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.

 

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.