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

March 2017 Message From Fr. Peter

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We are now at the threshold of the Great and Holy Fast in preparation for the Feast of Feasts, The Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.

During the first week of the Fast, although fasting from food, extraneous conversation, and sinful activity, we feast on the rich spiritual food offered to us in the daily services of the Lenten Hours, Compline and the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, the Presanctified Liturgy and the Service of Supplication (Paraklis) to the Most-Holy Mother of God. These services with their penitential and somber character, often served in a candlelit Church, are a source of consolation and assistance to us as we labor to repent – to change our mind and our hearts, so that we can foster a deeper relationship with our Lord.

February 2017 Message From Fr. Peter

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

What an incredible few weeks it has been since the Great Feast of Theophany! I have very much enjoyed travelling to nearly every home in the parish. The custom of blessing homes is a very beautiful opportunity for me to extend the blessing of the Jordan River to your home, and spend some quality time in fellowship with you. During our visits we have shared our hopes and dreams for a happy, holy and blessed New Year and have prayed that God grant us many more years together, serving God as he gives us the ability and strength.


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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

Sixth Hour Service
Mar 1 12 pm
Presanctified Liturgy & Adult Ed
Mar 1 6:30 pm
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Univ of CT
Mar 2 5:30 pm
Presanctified Liturgy - Cambridge Manor
Mar 3 10 am
Paraklis Service
Mar 3 7 pm
Pagachi Workshop
Mar 4 9 am
Divine Liturgy - Repose Gideon Steinhaus
Mar 4 9 am
Great Vespers
Mar 4 5 pm
Divine Liturgy
Mar 5 9 am
Church School
Mar 5 10:45 am
Sunday of Orthodox Vespers - Holy Ghost Church, Bridgeport, CT
Mar 5 4 pm
Sixth Hour Service
Mar 8 12 pm
Presanctified Liturgy & Adult Ed
Mar 8 6:30 pm
Presanctified Liturgy- University of CT
Mar 9 7 pm
Paraklis Service & All Souls Panachida
Mar 10 7 pm

 


 

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