Welcome To St. John's Church

Welcome to Saint John The Baptist Orthodox Christian Church. We are glad you found our website!  We are a Christ centered church who loves to have visitors. Whether you are a Christian or not, you are welcome to join us anytime.

You are welcome to visit during one of our services or you can contact us to schedule a visit at a different time. Our priest loves to meet with visitors and we also offer tours of the church.

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

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.

2017 Christmas Giving Tree

Saturday, November 18, 2017

This year our Annual Christmas Outreach Project will assist the needy of Stratford. It involves the following:

1. Providing personal care items for the needy of Stratford.
2. Preparing a Festive Christmas Dinner at the Lord's Kitchen on Wednesday Dec 20th.
3. Assisting a needy family in the Greater Stratford Community.

To participate, please select one or more items you would like to donate from the Online Giving Tree (Link is Found on Parish Website Home Page) With the exception of certain items of prepared food we are asking for cash donations of varying amounts to cover the personal care items which the Church has already bought in bulk at an incredible savings, the meal ingredients, and the family assistance.

Please make payment on Sundays at Church or mail checks payable to St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church, 1240 Broadbridge Avenue, Stratford, CT 06615. Attention: Christmas Outreach.

Please be generous. Contact Fr. Peter with any questions at priest@sjoc.org or 203-260-0423

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

Liturgy:  Sundays and Feast Days 9:00 am

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

Akathists & Other Services:
As Scheduled. Consult Church Bulletin

Coming Events

Divine Liturgy
Jan 21 9 am
Church School
Jan 21 10:45 am
Great Vespers
Jan 27 5 pm
Divine Liturgy
Jan 28 9 am
Church School
Jan 28 10:45 am
Teen Catechism Class
Jan 30 7 pm
Divine Liturgy
Feb 4 9 am
Church School
Feb 4 10:45 am
Teen Catechism Class
Feb 6 7 pm
Moleben To St. Nectarios
Feb 6 7 pm
Parish Council Meeting
Feb 6 7:30 pm
Great Vespers
Feb 10 5 pm
Divine Liturgy
Feb 11 9 am
Church School
Feb 11 10:45 am
Great Vespers
Feb 17 5 pm



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