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Welcome to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church's website!

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The Church New Year begins September 1, going back to the days of the Emperor Constantine (c. 312).  With the adoption of the Julian calendar in 45 B.C., the Roman year began on January 1.  But according to the Tradition of the Church, Israel entered the Promised Land in September and Christ declared the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy of the acceptable year of the Lord on September 1 (Luke 4:16-22).

This month at St. John's we celebrate three significant events, two major feasts and one patronal feast day with a first-time Parish festival.  We commemorate the Nativity (Birth) of the Theotokos on September 8.  The Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross occurs on September 14.  These two major feasts set the stage for the grace of God in the year to come, the one pre-figuring the Birth of our Savior in the flesh from the Virgin Mary, and the other presenting the goal of the Incarnation of the Son of God in His Crucifixion and Resurrection for our forgiveness and victory over death.

On September 23, the Conception of St. John the Baptist, our Parish will host its first annual St. John's Fest.  During the Fest we hope to showcase to our surrounding community who and what we are as the Orthodox Church: with entertainment, with food, with Orthodox vendors, and most importantly with Church tours, talks, and prayers.  Our iconographer Ivan will be on premises during the Fest to illuminate the beautiful work now adorning the House of God.  All are welcome to come to St. John's on September 23 (10 AM to 8 PM).

If you are interested in the Orthodox Faith, we welcome you to come and meet with us and pick up many interesting and informative pamplets that are available for you!  If you should have any questions please feel free to call me at the Church at (330) 372-3895.

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Fr. Jonathan

Daily Readings

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You Tube Page

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