Diocese: Diocese of the South
Deanery: Southeastern Deanery
543 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312-3248
Atlanta, GA 30312
Our Church is 5 minutes from Downtown Atlanta located on the Cherokee side of Grant Park at the corner of Cherokee and Orleans and the park of our city where our Zoo Atlanta is located. We are 2 blocks from the zoo.
From north of Atlanta coming south
Take either I85 or I75 South (they merge when you arrive in downtown Atlanta). Take the Fulton Street Exit, which is the exit where the Turner Field (the Braves Stadium) is located. Make a left and stay right for 1 1/2 miles until you hit Grant Park. You cannot go any further. The street is Cherokee. Make a right and go down one block. Our church has a large icon of Christ and a banner of St. John Maximovitch out front.
From south of Atlanta coming north
Take I85 or 75 North until you exit at Fulton Street. Take a right and stay right for 1 1/2 miles until you hit Grant Park. You cannot go any further. The street is Cherokee. Make a right and go down one block. Our church has a large icon of Christ and a banner of St. John Maximovitch out front.
Schedule of Services
Matins is served on Weekdays at 5:45 AM, except on Saturdays, when it is served at 7 AM. On Saturdays, Divine Liturgy is also served at 8 AM, and on Wednesdays and Fridays (outside of Lent), Divine Liturgy is served at 6:45 AM.
Daily Vespers is served on Mondays through Thursdays at 4 PM.
6:00 PM Great Vespers.
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by Fellowship.
8:30 AM Matins.
In Lent we do the Lenten Hours every weekday at 8:30AM: 3rd Hour, 12 Noon: 6th Hour, 3:30PM: 9th Hour followed by Presanctified Liturgy, Monday through Friday (our Diocesan Archbishop has given us a blessing to do this). The full service for the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is on Wednesday of the 5th Week at 7-10:30PM. We have a complete set of services for each day of Holy Week, including Presanctified Divine Liturgy at 6PM Monday-Wednesday, Holy Unction on Wednesday Evening at 7PM, the service of the Passion Gospels at 7PM on Thursday, the Lamentations at 7PM on Friday, Holy Saturday Liturgy with Baptisms at 9AM and Paschal Matins begins at Midnight followed by Divine Liturgy at 1:30AM and the breaking of eggs at 3AM : please call for the complete schedule.
For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the Monthly Calendar on the parish website.
Our church is the first church in the world named after the newly canonized saint, John Maximovitch, forming and naming our church after him in 1991. At the time we called our church Blessed John the Wonderworker because St. John was not yet canonized. When the canonization happened in 1994, we changed the name to St. John the Wonderworker. We have over the years been able to gather several items that this beloved saint wore including a thigh shield and two of his robes. More recently we were given a bone relic from his foot, the only part of his body that was not found to be incorrupt. Our church joined the OCA under our Diocesean bishop, Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas in September of 2000. Visit our web page for the complete life of St. John Mamivotch at http://the-internet-eye.com/stjohn and also scroll to the bottom of the web page for a special gift of a computer program written by one of our members called the Menologion (2.0) which includes a daily icon of the saint of the day with their troparion and kontakion and also the daily Bible reading.