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

December 2016 Message From Fr. Peter

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The month of December is upon us and we are in the beautiful and holy season of the Nativity Fast in preparation for the birth in the flesh of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

It is indeed a busy and hectic time of year, as there is much to do to prepare for our Christmas celebration with our family and friends.

With this in mind, knowing that we need to find a calm in the midst of a storm, Bishop Gregory in his Encyclical for the Nativity Fast has asked us to become more spiritually active, by increasing our efforts in church attendance, in prayer, in fasting, in scriptural reading, in almsgiving, in repentance and confession, and in receiving the Holy Eucharist. In addition, as he did last year, Bishop Gregory is again asking all the faithful of the Diocese and especially our youth to offer a special prayer for peace each night of the forty day fast during evening prayers.

November 2016 Message From Fr. Peter

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dear Parishioners & Friends Christ Is In Our Midst! He Is And Ever Shall Be! It is hard to believe that Autumn is here in its full glory and later this month, we will be gathering together with our families to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. In this month's edition of The Prophet I have chosen to highlight the venerable, saintly brothers in the flesh, Saints Cosmas and Damian of Asia Minor


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Worship

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

Pastry Roll Workshop
Dec 10 4:30 am
Great Vespers
Dec 10 5 pm
Divine Liturgy
Dec 11 9 am
Church School
Dec 11 10:45 am
Moleben To St. Nectarios
Dec 13 7 pm
Parish Council Meeting
Dec 13 7:30 pm
Pastry Roll Workshop
Dec 14 9 am
Lord's Kitchen
Dec 14 4 pm
Adult Ed: Orthodox Boot Camp
Dec 14 7 pm
Pastry Roll Pre-order Pickup
Dec 17 11 am
Great Vespers
Dec 17 5 pm
Divine Liturgy
Dec 18 10 am
St Nicholas Brunch
Dec 18 11:30 am
Adult Ed: Orthodox Boot Camp
Dec 21 7 pm
Great Vespers
Dec 24 5 pm

 


 

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"We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendor or beauty anywhere on earth. We cannot describe it to you; we only know that God dwells there among men and that their Service surpasses the worship of all other places..." In the latter part of the tenth century, Vladimir the Prince of Kiev sent envoys to various Christian centers to study their form of worship. These are the words...  Read More >>>