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Click here for A LANTERN OF GRACE, about the life of St. John Maximovitch
Click to see a page of the newly translated Service and Akathist - to St. John
Click here to purchase an Artos seal of St. John the Wonderworker at Prosphora.com (scroll down the page).
St. Anthony Hours of Prayer - A windows utility that runs in the system tray and at the canonical hours, bells will sound and a Psalm relevant to that hour will be displayed.
Let Us Sing of John, the Hierarch of Christ - Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary Choir has issued a CD of music in honor of St John (Maximovich, +1966) of Shanghai and San Francisco during the tenth anniversary of the saint's glorification.
From the Little Mountain - This DVD takes you through a year at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in West Virginia. This video is an attempt to portray some of the beauty and struggle of monastic life using quotes from the Scriptures and the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church. Note: this is the Greek version. English version can be found here
From 	the Little Mountain
Come Receive the Light

Come, Receive the Light
The Orthodox Christian Radio Program


Click here for images and directions to our ChurchSaint John the Wonderworker Parish is the first church in the world named after Saint John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francisco. The Church was formed and named in 1991, at the time called Blessed John the Wonderworker as St. John was not yet canonized. On July 2, 1994 St. John was officially glorified by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russian and the name of the parish was changed to St. John the Wonderworker. July 2, 2008, the Holy Sobor of the Russian Orthodox Church approved the Canonization of Saints during the inter-Sobor period. You can read about this here. The parish is located in Atlanta, Georgia and joined the OCA as part of the Diocese of the South under Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas (now reposed) in September of 2000.

Over the years the parish has been able to gather several items that this beloved saint wore, including a thigh shield and two of his robes. More recently the Church was given a bone relic from his foot, the only part of his body that was not found to be incorrupt.

On this website you can find a great deal about the life of St. John by clicking on one of the navigational buttons to the left under "The Life of St. John". We also have a collection of testimonies to the ongoing miraculous intercessions of our beloved Saint. Please feel free to browse and learn of this great saint of our own century. We also have a special gift of a computer program written by one of our members, the Menologion (3.0) which includes an icon of the saint of the day along with the applicable troparion and kontakion, the saint's life and also the daily Bible reading. This program is written because of St. John's love of the Saints and because of his desire that all Christians should pray daily and often.

We are sad to announce that our beloved pastor Fr. Jacob Myers was taken from our midst by a sudden devastating illness. He reposed in the Lord on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. May His Memory be Eternal.

Funeral Services were held Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26.
You may view a slideshow of the Funeral Liturgy here and you may listen to the Funeral Divine Liturgy here.

If you would like to post any thoughts or remembrances regarding Fr. Jacob, you may do so at the Facebook page, Memory Eternal - Fr. Jacob Myers.

A Panikhida for Fr. Jacob was served Saturday morning, January 19.
You may listen to a recording of the service here.
You may view a slideshow of the service here.

In loving memory of Fr. Jacob we are asking donations be made to the Loaves & Fishes program that he so faithfully stewarded and loved. The funds will go to the continuation of the pan-Orthodox ministry to the poor of Atlanta. Memory Eternal, Fr. Jacob Myers.


Fr. Jacob delivered a wonderful eulogy for Mary Evelyn King that seems appropriate to re-post at this time for his words are true about himself as well.
You may listen here.


Sunday - February 10, 2013
36th Sunday after Pentecost - Fr. Christopher Williamson
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Watch a video of our Loaves & Fishes Christmas Basket Program here

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Mack, one of the homeless we serve, talks about the Jesus Prayer


Parish News

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Birthday Remembered - Dr. Dorothy Brown celebrates her birthday today. The Church remembered her with a rousing "Many Years"!

Pulling Together - Frs. Christopher Williamson and Stephen Ritter serve the Divine Liturgy Sunday, January 20, as the parish pulls together after the loss of our beloved Fr. Jacob. Fr. Chris gave an inspiring and comforting sermon.

Bill Staneck Returns with his family: A friend of Father Jacob for 30 years, Bill Staneck, an Orthodox Christians who lives in Memphis with his family, wife Jennifer, and Janine with her husband Tyson, and other daughter Veronica. It was a joy to have them with us on Theophany.

Blessing at Theophany Vigil: January 5th, as we celebrate the Theophany Vigil and the congregation venerates the icon of Theophany, a blessing and Lity bread (blessed earlier in the Vigil) is given to everyone.
Words of Encouragement - Matushka Rebbecca spoke words of encouragement to the congregation after Divine Liturgy, Sunday, January 20. She spoke of the love Fr. Jacob had for the parish and others world wide and the parish's love for our beloved priest. "Make Fr. Jacob proud", she told us.

The Blessing of the Waters: Theophany, January 6, which is on a Sunday this year, we blessed the water and then Father Jacob blessed the church and everyone with the water.

Volunteers Make a Delicious Breakfast January 4th, the feast day of the 70 Apostles, the Soulakos, Costos, Tammy, Angelique, John with Stephen Butler, and Peter and Sophia Wicker cooked a scrabbled egg, sausage, and homemade biscuits meal for the men and women of Atlanta who are so in need of that good meal.

Parish News from previous weeks, months, and years: : Older Parish News

Parish School and Youth News

  • St Nicholas Orthodox Academy - Click to see the web site for our Orthodox School.
  • Metropolitan Jonah, on his visit to St. John's, visit our St. Nicholas Orthodox Academy and blesses it:

See a video about our school produced by the students of St. Nicholas Academy. Click the picture below to view it:

?Sermons from Previous Weeks

Read an explanation of Why We Need the Poor.

Interested in learning more about the Orthodox faith?

Click here to hear the different Tones sung at St. John's for most of our Liturgical services.

? Click here for an index to all the sermons, classes and other media files on the website.

Schedule of Services

Monday - February 11

Matins - 5:45 AM
Vespers - 4:00 PM

Tuesday - February 12

Matins - 5:45 AM
Vespers - 4:00 PM

Wednesday - February 13

Fast Day

Matins - 5:45 AM
Divine Liturgy 6:45 AM
Vespers - 4:00 PM

Thursday - February 14

Matins - 5:45 AM
Vespers - 4:00 PM

Friday - February 15

Fast Day

Matins - 5:45 AM
Vespers - 4:00 PM

Saturday - February 16

Matins - 6:45 AM
Divine Liturgy - 8:00 AM
Great Vespers - 6:00 PM

Sunday - February 17

Matins 8:30AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM
Fellowship Meal - After Liturgy


The Mother of God and her Kursk Root Icon visiting our church

General Location

Our Church is located at 543 Cherokee Avenue in Atlanta. It is 5 minutes from Downtown Atlanta located on the Cherokee side of Grant Park at the corner of Cherokee and Orleans, across from the park (Grant Park) where Zoo Atlanta is located. We are two blocks from the Zoo.

From north of Atlanta coming south
Take either I85 or I75 South (they merge when you arrive in downtown Atlanta). Take the Fulton Street Exit, which is the exit where the Turner Field (the Braves Stadium) is located. Make a left and stay right for 1 1/2 miles until you hit Grant Park. You cannot go any further. The street is Cherokee. Make a right and go down one block. Our church has a large icon of Christ and a banner of St. John Maximovitch out front.

From south of Atlanta coming north
Take I85 or 75 North until you exit at Fulton Street. Take a right and stay right for 1 1/2 miles until you hit Grant Park. You cannot go any further. The street is Cherokee. Make a right and go down one block. Our church has a large icon of Christ and a banner of St. John Maximovitch out front.

Parish Contacts

543 Cherokee Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-577-6330 (Church phone number)

Father Christopher Williamson, Associate
543 Cherokee Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312
Cell: 404 429-4061
e-mail: Fcw8csb@comcast.net


Remember the Poor (pictures from our Christmas Day Meal 2012)

Father Deacon Seraphim Diehl
543 Cherokee Ave.
Atlanta 30312
e-mail: rdlsg@aol.com


Karen Dunn/Powers, Parish Council Warden
543 Cherokee Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312
email: kpowers@atlmetropolis.org



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