Welcome! We are a warm, friendly community worshipping Jesus Christ together in the ancient and beautiful Christian Orthodox tradition. Our services are entirely in English. We are a parish of The Orthodox Church in America, in the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. We are currently celebrating our 50th anniversary year!

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Sunday-before-the-Nativity-of-Christ Bulletin for December 21, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Sunday Before The Nativity: The Forefathers Of Christ The Sunday before the Nativity of the Lord (December 18-24) is known as The Sunday of the Holy Fathers. On this day the Church commemorates all of the Holy Fathers who were well-pleasing to God from all ages, from Adam to Saint Joseph “the …
The-icon-of-the-Sunday-of-the-Holy-Forefathers-of-Christ Bulletin for December 14, 2014 - Download Bulletin On December 14th we commemorate The Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ The Sunday that falls between December 11th and December 17th is known as The Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ. These are the ancestors of Christ according to the flesh, who lived before and during the Law given to …
A young girl decorates a tree at St John The Baptist Orthodox Church Saint Nicholas Day Celebration 2014 - On Sunday, December 7th, we celebrated our annual Saint Nicholas Day. Saint Nicholas the Wonderworking Bishop of Myra is commemorated by the Orthodox Church on December 6th, so on the following Sunday our parish offers a special “children’s sermon” on the life of Saint Nicholas, followed by a fellowship breakfast, and the decorating of the …
St Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia Bulletin for December 7, 2014 - Download Bulletin On December 7th, we commemorate St Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia. Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia is famed as a great saint pleasing unto God. He was born in the city of Patara in the region of Lycia (on the south coast of the Asia …
The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called Bulletin for November 30, 2014 - Download Bulletin On November 30th, we commemorate Apostle Andrew, the Holy and All-Praised First-Called. The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42). The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he …
Apostle-and-Evangelist-Saint-Matthew Bulletin for November 16, 2014 - Download Bulletin On November 16th, we commemorate The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, who was also named Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27); he was one of the Twelve Apostles (Mark 3:18; Luke 6:45; Acts 1:13), and was brother of the Apostle James Alphaeus (Mark 2:14). He was a publican, or tax-collector for Rome, in a …
The Icon of The Assembly of the Holy Unmercenaries Bulletin for November 2, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Assembly of the Holy Unmercenaries, the “Healers of Soul & Body” On November 2nd, we commemorate The Assembly of the Holy Unmercenaries. These Saints are known for their gifts of healing and for their selflessness. Here are just some of the hymn verses from Great Vespers about them: “… Together let us …
Holy Glorious Demetrius the Myrrhgusher of Thessalonica Bulletin for October 26, 2014 - Download Bulletin Holy, Glorious Demetrius the Myrrhgusher of Thessalonica On October 26th, we commemorate Holy, Glorious Demetrius the Myrrhgusher of Thessalonica. The Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-gusher of Thessalonica was the son of a Roman proconsul in Thessalonica. Three centuries had elapsed and Roman paganism, spiritually shattered and defeated by the multitude of martyrs and …
The Holy Prophet Joel Bulletin for October 19, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Holy Prophet Joel On October 19th, we commemorate The Holy Prophet Joel. The Prophet Joel (800 B.C.) predicted the desolation of Jerusalem. He also prophesied that the Holy Spirit would be poured out upon all people, through the Savior of the world. An example of some of his writings in the Holy …
Father Ken Stavrevsky blesses Comet, a Tennesse Walker, who belongs to the Rochester Police Department. Thank You For A Wonderful Blessing of Animals and Pets 2014 - We extend a very warm and heartfelt thank you to the local community and parishioners of St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church. You made our recent Blessing of Animals and Pets 2014 event a huge success. Thank you for your participation and thank you for your compassionate love for your pets. We All Had A …