About Us

Why St. Joachim’s?

Many of us seek a real spiritual community which is loving, inclusive, spiritually lively and empowering of people of all genders, races and sexualities, both rich and poor.

The Johannite tradition represents just such a community. Guided by direct, experiential contact with the Divine, our tradition encourages personal responsibility and freedom of thought and practice.

Join us for a service or one of our social gatherings and let us help you discover your own personal relationship with the Divine. Gnosticism is real and alive in Los Angeles! We would love to show you what the Apostolic Johannite Church and our parish are all about.

As a community, we are . . .


We believe a personal, intimate relationship with the Divine is not only possible, but necessary.  We delight in the freedom to choose how we understand our tradition and to explore other paths.


We believe that this relationship takes conscientious effort on behalf of the individual to gain the knowledge necessary to uncover its secrets and hidden meanings.


We fully embrace the beauty and mystery of the living Christian tradition: candles and incense, ancient rites such as baptism and the eucharist and robed male and female priests. 


We welcome ANYONE who comes respectfully and openly to our services. Come as you are and share our pilgrimage toward the Divine.


St. Joachim’s is looking forward to getting back to our regular schedule as soon as possible. If you are in the Los Angeles area and are interested in helping us re-establish our parish, please let us know!!!

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