Naples, Florida
(Serving Southwest Florida)
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       St. Paul Antiochian

       Orthodox Church

has its doors open to all Christians. It is indeed a Pan-Orthodox community located as close to paradise as we can imagine here on earth. With swaying palm trees, brilliant warm sunny days, sparkling coastline, well maintained landscapes, our parish prides itself with having the friendliest and most caring family one can wish for. For first time visitors to our site and our Church, you are welcome here. We are always honored to embrace visitors to join us for prayer and worship.

If you have young children, we certainly welcome them. We strongly support the belief that Christian children should be raised and involved in the Church.

Here at St. Paul all of our facilities are handicap accessible. If you need any type of assistance please do not hesitate to ask any of our parishioners. We will be honored to help.


Sunday of the LAST JUDGMENT


FEBRUARY 19, 2017

Spiritual Saturday



Saturday, March 4, 2017 (The First Saturday of Great Lent)

Objective: To gather the Orthodox Women of our Community ---

Schedule is as follows:

9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration (Coffee & Muffins)

9:30 – 10 AM Morning Prayers

10:00 – 10:45 Lecture #1 Archpriest Vladimir Berzonsky Title: “Spirit Filled Women of God”

10:45 – 11:00 Q & A

11:00 – 11:30 Breakout Groups

11:30 – 12 Noon Free

12 Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 Lecture #2 Archpriest Joseph Shaheen Title: “Women of the Bible”

Old & New Testament

1:45 – 2:00 Q & A

2:00 – 2:30 Breakout Groups

2:30 – 3:30 Evaluation & Conclusion

3:30 Vespers

Registration Fee ­‐ $10.00 per person to cover the cost of supplies, snacks and lunch.

(Registration Fee will also help to identify numbers.)




Thought Of The Day


On behalf of the entire parish, we offer sincere thanks to our Co- Chairpersons for this Founder’s Weekend: Ed & Marilyn Edge and Nick & Jan Ferris – and to all of their chosen committee heads and members. They have done an outstanding job of attending to every little detail. We are grateful for their dedication and a job very well done!

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St. Paul Book Shop & Unique Boutique

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"The Book Shop and the Unique Boutique are OPEN every Sunday during the season. Featured in the beginning of February will be small standing crosses of various designs which can be used at home or placed on the dashboards of your cars. Prayer Cards will also be available. Perfect for including with greeting cards as a special blessing. Please come and take a look!"

For those who are "Out Of Town", you may purchase any of our beautiful items by contacting Barbara Hebeka at . A form of payment available to you is the system "Paypal" located towards the bottom of our website.

Coffee Hour

Please join us for COFFEE-AND Fellowship in the Pavilion immediately following Liturgy each Sunday. If you would like to host a Coffee Hour, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the foyer. COFFEE HOUR offers our parish family the opportunity to welcome new faces as well as catch up with those members of our parish family whom we already know. 


Monthly Newsletter

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Miami Antiochian Archdiocese Convention

July 23rd to 30th

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International Orthodox Christian Charity


THE ANTIOCHIAN WOMEN of our Parish are offering each of us an opportunity to offer aid to the suffering people – throughout our world – by preparing: EMERGENCY KITS* During December, January and February we are preparing Emergency Kits

1. Buy a one-­‐gallon plastic bag with a zippered closure and fill it with the following items: • One hand towel • One washcloth • One comb • One metal nail file or nail clipper • One bar of soap (bath size in original wrapper) • One toothbrush • Six Band-­‐Aids

2. Please bring your filled zipper-­‐bags in (may we expect several from each family?) and place in the clearly marked box in the Vestibule of our Church. Our Antiochian Women will take care of mailing these items, as they are received, to: * This will be an on-­‐going project, as the need is so great.

(Any cash donations to offset mailing costs will be accepted.) Paypal can also be used.

Sunday School

Come join us together with our great Teacher Jean Sapp for a valuable lesson in Christianity

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Bible Study

Tuesday at 6:30 PM

No Bible Study until after Lent.

Order Of St. Ignatius Of Antioch

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1.Home 2.St. Ignatius of Antioch 3.What is The Order 4.Governing Council 5.Finances 6.Articles 7.Video 8.Contact


 Of all of the saints particularly loved by Antiochian Orthodox, St. Ignatius ranks somewhere near the top of the list. Of Syrian origin, St. Ignatius, otherwise known as Theophorus, which in Greek means "God-­‐Bearer," led the Christian Church during a critical period of her history. Pious tradition has always maintained that he was the little child that Christ held on His lap when he uttered the immortal words, “Let the children come unto me.” What is known for certain is that he grew up to be a disciple of the Apostles, St. Peter personally ordained him a Bishop, and his name is mentioned in the book of Romans.

Let us welcome our newest member to the Order Of St. Ignatius

Anna Castley



Antiochian Women Announce 2017 Project Theme

The Antiochian Women of the Parish recognized KH Diane at its monthly meeting held last Saturday at the Pelican Marsh Club. Approximately 35 women of the parish attended the "Surprise" Luncheon. A beautiful poem was written by Joan Shaheen and lovely gifts were presented to Diane - which she acknowledged in a very emotional "thank you" to all.

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CREDIT CARD DONATION IS NOW AVAILABLE For more information: e-mail:,

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News Updates
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AW dues of $20 for 2017 are now being accepted - See Bessie Jarjoura
February 2017


February 26 Annual Parish Meeting Monday

February 27  GREAT Lent begins

Reminder: "Amazon" via St. Paul Website
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This is a great opportunity to increase funds for St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church through AmazonSmile donations by reminding our supporters to shop at Spread the word to our parishioners and friends. Support us when you shop. "StartWithaSmile" at and Amazon donates to St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church. Thank you.


Celebration of Fr. Joe's 57 Anniversary of his Ordination - 09/20/16

Great time - Great family

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Church Finder Reviews

Request to all Parishioners

As you may already know, there is a website labeled Church Finder.

Please write a review of our Church to enhance the attraction to our beautiful Church and family.

The steps are as follows:

  • Google "Church Finder"
  • Click on Church Finder (Find a Church)
  • Write Naples inside the oval box - wait for "Naples, Fl" in drop box then click on it and press enter.
  • Scroll down to the listing St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church and click on it.
  • To the right of our Church's picture click on "Write A Review"
  • Please fill in the areas and then click on the right Star. That will give us a 5-star rating.
  • Click on the small square "I'm not a robot"
  • Click on Submit.

St. Paul Church appreciates all your efforts.

Flea Market II

MARCH 18th

will be our next Flee Market

>Come one come all<


On Saturday Jan. 21st,  St Paul A. O. Church had its 2nd Flee Market

Many thanks to Anna Castley (and Al Castley) for organizing the Flea Market. Through their hard work and the work of the volunteers. It was again a very successful event.


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Baptism of Ariana Pagedas

The Baptism of our newest Christian member Ariana Pagedas

May God grant her many years

Founders' Day Weekend


It was our pleasure to welcome His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN and his sister, Marie Shaleesh, and His Grace Bishop JOHN. They have honored us with their presence for the 20th Annual Founder’s Celebration and the special anniversary of our beloved St. Paul Church. In addition, we are grateful to all of our visiting clergy for their participation as well as all of our friends and guests from far and near. May God Grant Them Many Years!

Fr. Joseph Shaheen's Retirement

We would like to thank Fr. Joe and Diane for all their hard efforts for St. Paul Church. A debt of gratitude is owed to them. Fr. Joe may be retiring his duties as our Pastor, but, not from our parish. May God grant them both Many Years. 

Founder's Day Anniversary
A Multitude Of Thanks from Everyone
A Multitude Of Thanks from Everyone
A Multitude Of Thanks from Everyone
Special Prayers



Please do not hesitate to send in your requests each week if possible before

Wednesday evening so the names can be included in the Sunday Bulletin.



Altar Bread is offered by Joseph & Linda Shady for the health of their children and grandchildren and for the Co-Chairs of Founder’s Weekend, Ed & Marilyn Edge and Nick and Jan Ferris.

Altar Bread is offered for the health our dear friend, His Grace Bishop ANTOUN, his sister Marie Shaleesh and for His Grace, Bishop JOHN. MAY GOD GRANT THEM MANY YEARS!

Altar Bread is offered in memory of their beloved Grammy, Beatrice Davis, by her adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Anissamarie, Christopher and Chris Castley offer prayers of oblation for Anna & Albert Castley on the occasion of their 33rd Wedding Anniversary.

Robert & Margaret Mourad have offered Thanksgiving Prayers for the good health of their grandson, Michael Simone.

News From The Parish Council

The Parish Council has approved the formation of the following committees in order to make our work more efficient and to encourage parishioner participation. The committees are:

1. Advisory 2. Finance 3. Religious 4. Maintenance 5. Activities 6. Future development.

So..... Share your talents . Contact any council member with any questions, or to VOLUNTEER. Thanks to Robert Cardoos for his work on this project.

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