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 ...
What a great time I had taking once, again, the more than five hundred mile journey around the parish blessing homes! I am so grateful that each year you willingly welcome me to your homes so that I could bestow the blessing of the Church upon your homes with the newly sanctified Jordan (Holy Water). This feast day is high on my list of favorite celebrations. It gives me an opportunity to offer back to you the many blessings that I receive from you throughout the entire year. You are my spiritual family, and like my own family in the flesh, you do so much to support my ministry.
I great you with much joy as we begin our celebration of the Great Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ! During the time of the Nativity Fast, we labored to prepare ourselves for this beautiful and holy feast, through increased prayer, fasting and the performance of acts of kindness and generosity. This year, as an additional spiritual discipline, we were encouraged by Bishop Gregory to add a special intention to our prayers – world peace. Through His Grace’s Nativity Fast Prayer Challenge, we were united with our fellow parishioners, the members of our Diocesan Family and hundreds of other Orthodox Christians and friends in praying, each day for peace – for the world, and our own families.
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
Visit the Prayer Corner for daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints/feasts and more.
Most Recent Divine Liturgy From
Christ The Saviour Orthodox
Cathedral of Johnstown, PA