Anthony Mourgis Funeral Arrangements

Most of our parishioners know that Anthony Mourgis, son of George and Maria Mourgis and brother of John Mourgis passed away early Saturday morning. May his memory be eternal. Funeral arrangements have been finalized. The service will be held on Saturday, September 29 at St. Peter's Orthodox Church (get map). 10:00am Visitation 11:00am Funeral 12:45pm Internment at Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers, Florida (get map) 1:30pm Makaria (Memorial dinner) at the Plaka II Restaurant, 15271 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers (get map) You can find a complete obituary on the Fort Myers Memorial … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter September 25, 2018

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Second Sunday of Luke Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia Martyrs Rhipsime and Gaiana and companions of Armenia Michael the Wonderworker, First Metropolitan of Kiev Venerable Gregory of the Pelshma River St. Michael the Wonderworker, First Metropolitan of Kiev Who was Michael the Wonderworker, First Metropolitan of Kiev? Saint Michael the first Metropolitan of Kiev, according to the Joakimov chronicle, was a Syrian by birth, but according to other chronicles, he was a Bulgarian or Serb. In the year 989, he arrived at … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter September 18, 2018

Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John First Sunday of Luke Martyr Raidos of EgyptNew-Martyrs Nicholas the Grocer and John of Brachorion Venerable Xanthippa and Polyxena of Spain The Conception of St. John the Forerunner The Conception of the Venerable Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John: The holy Prophet Malachi prophesied that before the Messiah's birth His Forerunner would appear, and would indicate His coming. The Jews therefore in awaiting the Messiah also awaited the appearance of His Forerunner. In a city of the hills of Judea in the land of … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter September 11, 2018

Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross Great-Martyr Euphemia the All-Praised Martyrs Victor and Sosthenes of ChalcedonMartyr Melitina of Marcianopolis St. Euphemia the Great Martyr Who was the Great-Martyr Ephemia? Severian suffered by the weight of the stones, Hanging he rejoiced, tearing his feet from earth. Saint Euphemia lived in the 3rd century AD. She was the daughter of pious parents. Her father was a senator named Philophronos and her mother was Theodosia. She was born in Chalcedon, located across the Bosporus from the city of Byzantium (modern-day … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter September 4, 2018

Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos Synaxis of the ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna Great-Martyr Severian of Sebastia Holy Fathers of the Third Ecumenical Council Great-Martyr Severian of Sebastia Who was Great-Martyr Severian of Sebastia? Severian suffered by the weight of the stones, Hanging he rejoiced, tearing his feet from earth. Saint Severian was an eminent citizen of Sebaste in the days of Emperor Licinius (307-324). An imperial counsellor by rank, he was highly esteemed for his virtue and for his faith … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter August 28, 2018

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Fourteenth Sunday of Matthew Martyr Mamas and His Family John the Faster, Patriarch of Constantinople St. John the Faster Who was John the Faster, Patriarch of Constantinople? Our father among the saints John IV of Constantinople, also known as John the Faster, John the Abstainer, and John Nesteutes, was the 33rd bishop or Patriarch of Constantinople. He is noted for his penitential nomokanon and as the first bishop of Constantinople to assume the title Ecumenical Patriarch. His feast day is on September 2. The date of Joannes' birth is … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter August 21, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Thirteenth Sunday of Matthew Venerable Joasaph, Prince of IndiaVenerable Adrian of Ondrutsov St. Athanasius of Athos, Monk Barlaam and Venerable Joasaph of India Who was Venerable Joasaph, Prince of India? According to tradition, in the time of Constantine the Great there lived in India a pagan king named Abenner, who had only one son, Joasaph. Abenner was a wise administrator and fearless warrior, loyal to the Indian code of honor, courage and the hatred of Christians. When the Prince was born, astrologers and wise men were called to … [Read more...]

Obituary for John Hansen — May His Memory be Eternal

Source: ObitTree John R. Hansen, 70, of Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Friday, August 20, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born April 29, 1948 in Racine, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Clarence and Yolaine Hansen. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth and sister, Mary. John was a devoted husband to his college sweetheart and love of his life., Frieda. They enjoyed nearly 44 blissful years of marriage. He was a loving father to Katina (Ryan) and Michael (Kelly), and a Papou (grandfather) who cherished … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter August 14, 2018

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Twelfth Sunday of Matthew After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos Holy Martyr Andrew the Commander and those with him; Venerable Theophanes of Docheiariou Monastery on Athos Who Was Holy Martyr Andrew the Commander? Andrew was an officer, a tribune, in the Roman army during the reign of Emperor Maximian. He was a Syrian by birth and served in Syria. When the Persians menaced the Roman Empire with there military, Andrew was entrusted with the army to battle against the enemy. During this occasion, Andrew was promoted as a commander – … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter August 8, 2018

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Eleventh Sunday of Matthew After-feast of the Transfiguration of Christ Martyrs Photios and Anikytos of Nicomedia Who Were the Martyrs Photios and Anikytos? The Martyrs Anicetus and Photius (his nephew) were natives of Nicomedia. Anicetus, a military official, denounced the emperor Diocletian (284-305) for setting up in the city square an implement of execution for frightening Christians. The enraged emperor ordered Saint Anicetus to be tortured, and later condemned him to be devoured by wild beasts. But the lions they set loose became gentle and … [Read more...]