Naples, Florida
(Serving Southwest Florida)
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Welcome Everyone to St. Paul!
St. Paul Church
St. Paul Church
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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.


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A Special Note From Fr. Joe

Every end marks a new beginning. Keep your spirits and determination unshaken, and you shall always walk the glory road. With courage, faith and great effort, you shall achieve everything you desire. I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year. May God Bless each of you and your loved ones!

Fr. Joe

Thought Of The Day

"Be fearful that you do not become famous because of some work that you do. If they begin to praise you because of your work, do not rejoice or take delight in it, but keep your works secret as much as you can, and do not allow anyone to speak about them." -- St. Anthony

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St. Paul Book Shop & Unique Boutique

"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!"

The Book & Gift Store wishes everyone a Blessed Nativity and Happy New Year to all!

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 for a valuable lesson in Christianity with our great Teachers Jean Sapp & Dawn Dickenson.

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Bible Study

Tuesday at 6:30 PM

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.

Antiochian Women Announce 2017 Project Theme
Antiochian Women Announce 2017 Project Theme


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

Back By Popular Demand

SATURDAY, January 21, 2017, 9:00 am

Gently used items, antiques, books, household goods, small appliances, local raw honey, costume jewelry, furniture, refreshments, produce, new clothing, and many other vendors.

Want to rent a Space/Table? Just $20.

Have crafts to sell? Want more information?

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Baptism of Ariana Pagedas

The Baptism of our newest Christian member Ariana Pagedas

May God grant her many years

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Save the Date: Founders' Day Weekend

The Clergy, Parish Council & Parishioners Of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church Naples, Florida Joyfully announce the honor of welcoming His Grace, Rt. Reverend Bishop Antoun Hierarch of the Diocese of Miami & the Southeast

SAVE THE DATE: Next February 18 and 19, 2017, St Paul Naples, Fl. will be hosting a double celebration honoring the retirement of Archpriest Joseph Shaheen and the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Naples parish.

After 57 years of devoted service to the archdiocese, Father Joseph Shaheen will retire. He and Khouria Diane will continue to reside in Naples. The retirement date is planned to coincide with the annual Founder's Weekend celebration in sunny Naples, Fl. in February 2017. Guests and parishoners of St. Paul will be honored by the attendance of His Grace Bishop Antoun, Diocese of Miami and the Southeast for this special weekend. More details are readily available by contacting Ed Edge, Co-Chairman, at or by cell at 317-418-5300

St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church

Naples, Florida

Founder’s Weekend Agenda


Friday, February 17, 2017


6:00 pm – 10:00 pm --- Reception for Out of Town Guests and Dignitaries Location: Aria, 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. Naples, FL Phone: (317) 418-5300


Saturday, February 18, 2017


6:00 pm 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Cocktails Dinner, honoring the retirement of Very Reverend Father Joseph Shaheen Location: Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, 896 River Point Dr., Naples, FL Phone: (239)-774-0424


Sunday, February 19, 2017


9:00 am 10:00 am Orthos Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Location: St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church 2425 Rivers Rd., Naples, FL Phone: (239) 348-0828




Immediately Following Divine Liturgy


Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church

Location: Wyndemere Country Club, 700 Wyndemere Way, Naples, Phone: (239) 643-6336


Hotel Reservations: Holiday Inn Express, Located 1 block from US-41, this contemporary, newly remodeled hotel is a 20-minute drive from the airport and 20-minute drive to St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church. Includes free breakfast and WIFI. ROOMS MUST BE RESERVED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 15, 2017 to receive the exceptional rate of $159.00++. Please reference St Paul Church when making reservations. Address: 27891 Crown Lake Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Phone: (239) 948-0699

Special Prayers

PRAYERS FOR THE HEALTH OF / AND IN MEMORY OF/ OUR LOVED ONES ARE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED. 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.

 A Special Prayer is directed towards Al Salem. We are hopeing for a speedy recovery.

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.

Founders' Dinner

The Clergy, Parish Council & Parishioners


St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church

Naples, Florida

Joyfully announce the honor of welcoming

His Grace, Rt. Reverend Bishop Antoun

Hierarch of the Diocese of Miami & the Southeast


 To Celebrate

The 20th Annual St, Paul Founders’ Weekend 


February 18, 2017, 6:30 PM – Program devoted to…

The Retirement of Archpriest Joseph Shaheen

Naples Sailing &  Yacht Club

896 River Point Drive, Naples, FL 34102


February 19, 2017,


Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 10 AM

 St. Paul Brunch Immediately following Liturgy

 12 Noon – Program devoted to

The 20th Anniversary of St. Paul

Wyndemere Country Club

700 Wyndemere Way, Naples, FL 34105


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R.S.V.P. by January 15, 2017

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St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church – Naples,

Florida Founders’ Weekend 2017 – February 18, & 19, 2017


Please reserve_____Seats for Sat. Feb. 18 @ $100 - Total_______

After February 1 – cost is $110

Please reserve ____Seats for Sunday, Feb. 19 @ $40_____

After February 1 – cost is $45

Attached is my check for the total amount of: $_______


Checks payable to St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church


Unable to attend but would like to make a contribution $_______

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