Naples, Florida
(Serving Southwest Florida)
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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.


Weekly Bulletin Highlights

Interesting Information: Many may wonder why the priest is wearing a particular color vestment on a Sunday morning? Check the back page of this Sunday's Bulletin and you will find the answer!

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Memory Eternal Fredric S. Shaheen

Fred is the brother of our Pastor, Archpriest Joseph Shaheen and Dr. Masid Shaheen. (Dr. Masid and Joan Shaheen are seasonal members of St. Paul.) Fred sadly went to his eternal rest Saturday afternoon, October 15, 2016, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a patient.

The Funeral Service will take place at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Canton, Ohio, on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 11 AM.

Our St. Paul Parish Family offers sincere condolences to Fr. Joseph and the entire Shaheen Family. May the Soul of the Beloved Departed Servant of God, Fredric, rest in peace. MEMORY ETERNAL!


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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. 

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October Newsletter

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Miami Antiochian Archdiocese Convention
Metropolitan Joseph - Awards

Being hailed as “an ardent advocate for human rights, social justice, and peace throughout the Middle East,” His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph will serve as the keynote speaker this weekend for the 18th International Conference of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) in Washington, D.C. He will also accept an award in behalf of the Antiochian Archdiocese. On Friday night, October 14, 2016, His Eminence will receive the “Living Stones Solidarity Award” for the Antiochian Archdiocese, which HCEF has deemed a prime example of giving “its full support to Christians throughout the Middle East” and serving “as a home to many Palestinian Christians in North America seeking spiritual support and a place to belong.”

Sunday School

Come join us for a valuable lesson in Christianity with our great Teachers Jean Sapp & Dawn Dickenson. Classes resumed September 11th.

With Our Metropolitan Joseph
With Our Metropolitan Joseph


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

Antiochian Women of St. Paul Election Results    (The following are re-elected.)

President - Anna Castley

Vice President - Elaine Thomas

Treasurer - Bessie Jarjoura

Recording Secretary - Barbara Hebeka

(May God grant them many years!) The Officers were installed on Sunday, October 2

News Updates
Sunday, November 1st - Next Council Meeting starts at 5pm
Note: AW dues of $20 for 2017 are now being accepted - See Bessie Jarjoura


"As many as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ"

The Baptism of Theodore John Mook, son of Theodore and Dana Mook took place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at St. Paul. May God grant him many years!

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

Great time - Great family

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New Ecclesiastical Year Begins

Icon of the Last Supper

Donated by the George David Family


Icon of the Last Supper
Icon of the Last Supper
Icon of the Last Supper
Save the Date: Founders' Day Event

St. Paul Parish in Naples, Florida to Honor Retiring Pastor, Archpriest Joseph Shaheen After 57 Years of Priesthood

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

Flea Market
Upcoming Events (Date changed.)
Flea Market at St. Paul Antiochian Church, 2425 Rivers Road, Naples FL. 34120
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Reserve a table for only $10.00
Sell household items, books, furniture, antiques, glassware, decorative items, fabrics, crafts, new items. "NO USED CLOTHING"  
Place your space reservation by November 1, with Anna Castley, 917.362.0589 call or text
Outside sellers and crafters are welcome.
To All Our Golf Pros

Our version of "The Masters"

Fun event amongst our fellow golfers

See details in our Monthly Newsletter

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