St John the Divine Orthodox Christian Church

3612 Kirkman St., Lake Charles, LA 70607


Service Times

Sundays 9:00 am Orthros, 10:00 am Readers’ Typica

3612 Kirkman St

Lake Charles LA 70607

We meet every Sunday morning at 9:00 am for Orthros (Morning Prayers) and 10:00 a.m. for Sunday Typica Service, except when the priest comes to celebrate Divine Liturgy with us about once a month (in which case we meet on SATURDAY mornings at 10 a.m. instead) We will announce it here when he is able to come. Check this website or our facebook group, , to stay notified of services. Join us for coffee hour after services on Sundays and a potluck luncheon after services on Saturdays. We are temporarily meeting at 3612 Kirkman St. in Lake Charles, LA until our new temple is built. Please read about our rebuilding progress and donate if you are able and willing!

About Us:

We are a pan-Orthodox community of people from many different backgrounds practicing the ancient faith of the apostles. We are a mission of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, a jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch in the United States and Canada. Our mission is served by Father Michael Pavez from St. Michael’s Church in Beaumont, Texas. See service schedule above to stay updated. Read more about the services of the Church below. Contact us with any questions at 337-517-2270.



Orthros, or Matins, is the Church’s Morning Prayer Service. It is the most complex of the daily cycle of services. It’s like Sunday School for all ages, full of scripture, tradition, and the lives of the saints.

Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is the primary worship service of the Church. It is a Eucharistic service led by a priest in which communicants partake of the Mystical Supper of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ.


The Typika is a specific form of service which mirrors the Divine Liturgy. It can be used when there is no priest present.