SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

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I will wash my hands in innocence; so I will go about Your altar, O Lord,

that I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,

and tell of all Your wondrous works.

Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house,

and the place where Your glory dwells.

Psalm 26:6-8

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"And she brought forth her firstborn Son,and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."   (Luke 2:6-7)     So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:  "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call his name Immanuel,"  which is translated, "God with us."  (Matthew 22-23)   And he called His name Jesus.   (Matthew 1:25)

Epiphany

When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan,

The worship of the Trinity was made manifest

For the voice of the Father bore witness to You

And called You His beloved Son.

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Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!

Give thanks to Him, bless His name!

For the LORD is good; His steadfast love endures forever,

and His faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100: 4-5

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O magnify the LORD with me,

and let us exalt His name together!

Psalm 34:3

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Praise the LORD!

Praise Him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!

Let everything that breathes praise the LORD!

Praise the LORD!

Psalm 150:5-6

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And all who believed were together

and had all things in common;   

Acts 2:44

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Be still, and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10

Parish News

December News from St. John's.......

Dec 2, 2016
December News from St. John's.......
As we join together to worship during this pre-Nativity season in preparation for Christmas, to sing the traditional hymns we all love so well, to sit together to eat those special dinners, which will be prepared, will we have also prepared a place for Christ? Will we have made that spiritual journey to Bethlehem to bow down and worship Him and to offer Him the gift of our love and devotion? Let all of us, by God's grace, make that effort so that we can answer "yes," and be enabled to know the joy of all creation, which at His birth sang, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." -Fr. Igor

Happy Birthday to Those Celebrating in December......

Nov 30, 2016
Happy Birthday to Those Celebrating in December......
Shown here is Georgiana Stankiewicz who shares her birthday with Effie Stankovci on December 7. Happy Birthday to Georgiana, Effie and all those celebrating their birthday in December and Many Years!

News from St. John's.......

Nov 13, 2016
News from St. John's.......
Icon shown here is of the Feast of the Entry of the Most-Holy Theotokos Into the Temple. Divine Liturgy will be at 9:00 a.m. on November 21. "Today is the prelude of the good will of God, of the preaching of the salvation of mankind. The Virgin appears in the temple of God, in anticipation proclaiming Christ to all. Let us rejoice and sing to her: Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator's dispensation!: (Troparion) Click on "Read Full Story" for news from St. John's Church.

Diocesan Church Musician Appreciation Day at St. John's.....

Nov 1, 2016
Diocesan Church Musician Appreciation Day at St. John's.....
Matushka Anna Kseniuk and Sonya Finno were presented awards by Fr. Igor for their dedication to church choir singing. Many Years!

His Eminence Archbishop Michael Visits St. John's......

Oct 27, 2016
His Eminence Archbishop Michael Visits St. John's......
Sonja Finno greeted His Eminence Archbishop Michael on his Archpastoral visitation to St. John's by presenting him with a lovely bouquet of flowers on Sunday, October 16.

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Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - On the Path to the Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ - A covenant between God and the Jews was established and God promised that the Redeemer (Messiah) would arise out of the Jews.  God directly intervened in the history of the Jews...