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

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.

January 2017 Message From Fr. Peter

Thursday, December 29, 2016

I great you with much joy as we enter into the final days of preparation before the Great Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.

During the time of Advent we began a beautiful adult education class on a new book on the Orthodox Faith, Welcome To the Orthodox Church – An Introduction to Eastern Orthodoxy. Written by a convert to the faith, it discusses in great detail the Orthodox Christian theological understanding of Salvation, as opposed to that espoused by other Christian Confessions. This book very beautifully describes the coming into the world of our Savior as a rescue operation. He came to redeem, or rather, rescue us from the darkness of sin, which tarnished the image of God within us as a result of the sin of Adam and Eve.


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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

Adult Ed - Orthodox Boot Camp
Feb 22 7 pm
Vespers
Feb 25 4:30 pm
Pre-Lenten Dinner
Feb 25 5:30 pm
Divine Liturgy
Feb 26 9 am
Church School
Feb 26 10:45 am
Forgiveness Vespers
Feb 26 4 pm
Lenten Hours
Feb 27 9 am
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Feb 27 7 pm
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Feb 28 7 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 7:30 pm
Pagachi Workshop
Mar 4 9 am
Liturgy - Repose Andrew and Ann Habansky
Mar 4 9 am

 


 

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