Welcome To St. John's Church

Welcome to Saint John The Baptist Orthodox Church. We are a parish of the Orthodox Christian Faith which was established on the day of Holy Pentecost in the Year 33 AD. Our parish community is a member of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. whose presiding bishop is His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa. The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese is an autonomous diocese under the spiritual protection of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople of which His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is the Primate.

Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to the worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers. We hope you will consider paying us a visit and joining us for worship.   Learn More ... 

Parish News

February 2018 Message From Fr. Peter

Thursday, February 01, 2018

It is hard to believe that so soon after celebrating the beautiful feasts of The Nativity of Our Lord and Theophany, we have now begun our journey to another spiritually amazing season: that of Great Lent.

As the above hymn which is sung as the Season of the Great Fast begins teaches us, Great Lent is a wonderful gift from the Church. While it is true that Lent is spiritually challenging, its purpose is not to punish us, but rather help us. There is so much spiritual fruit for us to feast on, with the beautiful Divine services and the many opportunities for quiet time and reflection.

January 2018 Message From Fr. Peter

Sunday, December 31, 2017

II greet you with great spiritual joy as we conclude the beautiful and saving days of the Nativity Fast. I look forward to celebrating the deeply moving and spiritually uplifting services of Christmas with all of you. I especially enjoy the Vigil Service for the Nativity, when in the wee hours of the morning we sing the beautiful Christmas Canon that was composed by St. Cosmas of Maiuma.

In the ninth Ode of the Canon, which we repeat as the Hymn to the Virgin at the Christmas Liturgy, we proclaim the great mystery of the birth of our Saviour.

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Vespers: Saturdays 5:00 pm
Eve of Great Feasts 7:00 pm

Liturgy:  Sundays and Feast Days 9:00 am

Great Lent: 
Presanctified Liturgy -
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Paraklis - Fridays at 7:00 pm

Moleben to St. Nectarios:
Second Tues of The Month 7:00pm

Akathists & Other Services:
As Scheduled. Consult Church Bulletin

Coming Events

Teen Catechism Class
Mar 20 4 pm
Moleben to St. Nectarios and Parish Council Meeting
Mar 20 7 pm
Presanctified Liturgy and Adult Ed
Mar 21 6:30 pm
Presanctified Liturgy - Univ. of CT
Mar 22 6:30 pm
Paraklis to The Theotokos
Mar 23 7 pm
Eastern Region Lenten Retreat - Bethlehem, PA
Mar 24 9 am
Divine Liturgy
Mar 25 9 am
Church School
Mar 25 10:45 am
Lord's Kitchen - Christ Church, Stratford
Mar 26 4 pm
Teen Catechism Class
Mar 27 4 pm
Presanctified Liturgy and Adult Ed
Mar 28 6:30 pm
Paraklis to The Theotokos
Mar 30 7 pm
Lazarus Saturday Liturgy
Mar 31 8 am
Easter Bake Sale
Mar 31 10 am
Great Vespers
Mar 31 5 pm



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