St. John the Baptist R.O. Church Celebrating 90th Anniversary.....

May 23, 2015
St. John the Baptist R.O. Church Celebrating 90th Anniversary.....

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, our parish will be celebrating our 90th anniversary with His Eminence, Archbishop Michael.   The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will start at 9:00 a.m. and a  banquet is planned for 1:00 p.m. at “The Brownstone” restaurant in Paterson.


Our history began on July 12, 1925.  Father Peter Kohanik of Whitestone, New York accepted the invitation to organize a new parish, with the blessing of Metropolitan Platon.  The parishioners unanimously agreed to name the church in honor of St. John the Baptist.  The parish acquired a little church in Passaic, NJ in November 1925.


We have been fortunate and blessed, and thank all our pastors and parishioners past and present who have devoted their time and work to our parish.  Now located on the corner of Harrison and Lexington Avenues in Passaic, our footprint has grown from the little church in the center of the block on Jackson Street.  Many people have graced our pews and enjoyed our events throughout the years, and we are forever grateful for their support.  It is with hope and prayers that we look forward to a future filled with God’s grace and assistance and with able guidance from our pastor, Fr. Igor Kseniuk.  May God grant him, Matuska Anna, Maxim and Sofia Many Years!


Come and join us and see old friends and make new ones.  Ticket price for the banquet is $45 for adults and your presence at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy that morning would be a fitting tribute to the amazing past history of our church. 

Fr. Stephen Kaznica

Jun 8, 2015 - 16:12
Congratulations to Fr. Igor and to all of our brothers and sisters in Christ, the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the founding of your parish. We will always cherish you as our neighbors and friends. With Love in Christ, Fr. Stephen Kaznica Rector SS. Peter & Paul R.O. Cathedral Passaic

Fr. W. Sophrony Royer

May 29, 2015 - 15:54
Congratulations on the happy occasion of the 90th Anniversary of St. John's. For ninety years you have been a beacon of the light of Orthodoxy in Passaic and its environs. I truly wish that I could be with you for your celebration, and I appreciated your kind invitation. With regret, I will be out of state at the time, and my travel plans are irreversible. You shall be in my thoughts and prayers on June 14th, and I wish to all of you "Many Years!"
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