St. John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

An Orthodox Christian church in Tempe, AZ
St. John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

Who We Are

St. John the Evangelist Eastern Orthodox Church was established in February of 2005 to bring the Orthodox Christian Faith to Tempe, one of the largest cities in the country without an Orthodox Church and home to one of the largest state universities in the country. Our parish is part of the Orthodox Church in America (a self-governing church with historical roots in Russia). The Mission continues under the care of His Grace, Bishop Benjamin, Diocese of the West (OCA).

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Multigenerational

Programs
Choir, Adult Education

Denomination
Orthodox Christian

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
2005

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
916 S. 52nd St
Suite 108
Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone
480.427.0630

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
The services at St. John’s are all conducted in English. Our common musical tradition is rooted in Russia; however, we also sing hymns in the Byzantine style. We are blessed to have a number of talented singers in our Mission who work very hard at making our services beautiful, and hope our visitors find worship inspirational.

What is the community like?
Visiting today, you will find us approximately 40 or so people struggling to live the fullness of Christian life together as it has been preserved and handed down to us. The members of St. John’s Mission come from a wide variety of a wide variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds – more than half of us are relatively new to Orthodoxy. Some of us are “cradle Orthodox,” but most of us have come from traditions like Evangelical Protestant, Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Baptist, non-denominational, Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ, etc.. St. John’s is a multi-generational, “kid-friendly,” and welcoming place to explore the Orthodox Faith, and to make a parish home with a fellowship of new friends.

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