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Christ is Risen! Christos Voskrese!

Welcome to St John The Baptist Orthodox Christian 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 Eminence, Metropolitan 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.

Our congregation of over 70 families is multi-national, attracting members from all branches of Orthodoxy and through conversion to the Holy Orthodox Faith. 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


Parish News

Latest Bulletin and Monthly Calendar
May 18, 2024
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Upcoming Services & Events

Great Vespers
Saturday, May 25 6:30 pm
Sunday, May 26 9 am
Sunday, May 26 9:15 am
Divine Liturgy
Sunday, May 26 9:30 am
Chruch Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 30 7 pm
Great Vespers
Saturday, June 1 6:30 pm
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Updated Church Etiquette:

- To receive Communion, place your arms across your breast, tilt your head towards the heavens and open your mouth wide. 

DO NOT close your mouth on the spoon.


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In Remembrance of Veteran's Day, a Panahida was offered on Sunday 11/07/2021.
A memorial wreath was placed at the foot of the Cross. At the conclusion of the ceremony a playing of “Taps” was offered. In Honor of our Veterans who have reposed in the Lord, May their Memory be Eternal - Vic Naja Pamjat!

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Prayer Corner

Visit the Prayer Corner for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

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Learn more about the St. John The Baptist community and how to get involved!

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Learn About Orthodoxy

God invites us to experience and participate in His love by offering ourselves to one another.

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Join Us for Worship

Gathering as His Church, we give thanks to God in the Liturgy.

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Special Bible Study: Wednesday March 13 - 7pm

Topic: Jesus Christ's instruction for a Good Lent.  The discussion begins promptly at 7pm in the Church Hall.

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"In the fear of God, with faith and love draw near!"
Visitors and catechumens often voice opposition to the invitation to the chalice citing:
"Why do you say 'fear', I shouldn't be afraid of God".
For the Answer:

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Sunday School Lessons

All Parishioners-Youth & Adults-please listen to the Pod-Cast
Wisdom is earned!

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