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

Preparing For Holy Week and Pascha: A Message From Fr. Peter

Thursday, March 26, 2015

It is hard to believe that the Holy Season of Great Lent is nearly complete and Holy Week and Pascha are just around the corner. What a drastic transformation has taken place in our natural environment during these weeks of the Holy Fast! When we began, there were several feet of snow on the ground with even more falling on the Sunday of Orthodoxy as we prepared to celebrate Vespers at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. And now, as I sit in front of the computer writing this message, the snow is gone and I see the crocuses and daffodil shoots coming out of the ground! Hopefully, we can truthfully say the same is true in our spiritual lives

March Message From Fr. Peter

Friday, February 27, 2015

Brothers and Sisters, Isn’t it interesting that the Church uses the adjective “Great” when it refers to the fasting season in preparation for the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord? As we know this season is referred to as either Great Lent or the Great Fast. From a human standpoint, we might legitimately ask what is so great about Lent? After all it is a time of deprivation and negative. What is so great about giving up some of the things we love so much: meat, dairy, sweets, and other pleasures and entertainments? What is so great about having to fit our busy weekday schedules attendance at the Wednesday and Friday Presanctified Liturgy and Paraklis Services?


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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

Bible Study
Apr 1 11 am
Presanctified Liturgy
Apr 1 6:30 pm
St Johns Mill Hill
Paraklis Service
Apr 3 7:30 pm
Lazarus Sat Liturgy
Apr 4 8 am
Bake Sale
Apr 4 10 am
Great Vespers
Apr 4 5 pm
Divine Liturgy
Apr 5 9 am
Bridegroom Matins
Apr 5 4 pm
Presanctified Liturgy
Apr 6 6:30 pm
Vesperal Liturgy For Annunciation
Apr 7 6:30 pm
Bridegroom Matins
Apr 8 8 am
Deanery Unction Service
Apr 8 7 pm
St Johns Mill Hill
Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Thurs
Apr 9 9 am
Matins of Holy Friday
Apr 9 7 pm
Royal Hours
Apr 10 11 am

 


 

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