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

Before Thy Cross We Bow Down in Worship.......

Apr 3, 2016
Before Thy Cross We Bow Down in Worship.......
The Veneration of the Holy Cross was today commemorated throughout all the Orthodox Christian communities. Here at St. John's, during a procession on Saturday, the Cross was placed in the center of the church and will remain there for the entire week. It will be at the center of the church on Wednesday during the Presanctified Liturgy. Come and join us.

News from St. John's for April........

Apr 1, 2016
News from St. John's for April........
We face our failings in the sacrament of reconciliation, looking at where we have missed the mark and restoring our relationships with God and man. Confessions can be heard after any Vesper or Akathist service, before the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts and at Parish Confessions to be held on April 16.

Happy Birthday to those Celebrating in April......

Apr 1, 2016
Happy Birthday to those Celebrating in April......
Happy Birthday to all those celebrating their birthday in April. Pictured here is Maxim Kseniuk who will be celebrating his birthday on April 7.

Forgiveness Sunday at St. John's......

Mar 16, 2016
Forgiveness Sunday at St. John's......
St. Paul tells in the Epistle to the Ephesians: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.” (Eph 4:32) St. Paul again reminds us in the Epistle to the Colossians: “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Col 3:13)

News From St. John's.........

Feb 25, 2016
News From St. John's.........
During Lent, Father will be visiting our home-bound parishioners who are on his list to receive the Sacraments. If you (or someone you know) have not been visited in the past and need to receive the Sacraments at home or residence, please call the Rectory to make arrangements.

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Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Great Vespers for Sunday Divine LIturgy.   Councils of Bishops, pastors, and teachers of the Church from the known world were convened for the struggle against the heretics and for the instruction of all Christians in the correct Orthodox faith.     These general...