Current Schedule

Dear friends:

St. Michael’s is again gathering as a community on a more informal basis.  Please join us at Uncommon Ground at 1401 W. Devon Ave. in Chicago on the following dates:

21 August 2019 at 7:00pm  Topic:  Assumption of the Holy Sophia. What is the relationship between this feast and the Catholic Feast of Assumption or the Orthodox Feast of the Dormition?

25 September 2019 at 7:00pm  Topic:  Restoration Day. The Gnostic Church of Doinel is one of the most important historical antecedents of the modern Gnostic Churches, including the AJC.

22 October at 7:00pm  Topic:  Martyrdom of the Holy Templars.  Though the AJC is by no means a “Templar Church”, the Templar mythology is essential to Johannite mythology.

19 November 2019 at 7:00pm  Topic:  The Saints of the Church. We celebrate Gregory Palamas’ feast day on 14 November. Why is he a saint in the AJC? What does it mean to be a Johannite Saint?

17 December 2019 at 7:00pm  Topic:  The Nativity of the Divine Light. What role does Christmas play in the AJC liturgical year? How is this like and unlike the winter celebrations of our Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Pagan cousins?

If you are interested in joining us for any of our liturgies or other events, please contact the Rector at st.michael@johannite.org

We expect to begin celebrating the liturgy regularly in the coming year.

About our liturgical rites:

The Theocletian Rite is a formal liturgy influenced by both the Johannite Congregational Rite and traditional Orthodox Christian practise.

We will also celebrate the Contemplative Rite by request. If you have a particular time that would work well for you and would like to experience this majestic and instrospective rite of the Apostolic Johannite Church, please contact us and we will be happy to schedule something for you at your home, office, or at our locations. The Contemplative Rite is much more informal, provides a much greater opportunity for participation by the congregation, and is meant to facilitate a group meditation in the context of the Eucharist.