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Who loves perfectly?
27 Sep 2022 at 6:52am

I don’t know if, in other eras, people experienced confusion regarding words, that is, that they said one thing and meant another. Despite the great achievements of scientific progress, technological development, the shrinking of distances, and tr...



‘Not I, but the grace of God that was with me’
26 Sep 2022 at 4:01am

‘But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them- yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me’ (1. Cor. 15, 10).

Saint Paul calls to mind a very great truth for us Chris...



‘And leaving everything, they followed him’
26 Sep 2022 at 3:49am

Today’s Gospel reading tells us how the fishermen of Galilee specifically and in practice denied themselves and their own affairs, followed Christ and became his disciples and apostles.

Our Lord was at Lake Gennesaret, and on the bank he saw two b...



Homily on the Apostolic reading for the 1st Sunday of Luke (2nd Corinthians 1...
24 Sep 2022 at 5:10pm

To understand what St. Paul is talking about in today’s reading, we have to remember that in his previous Epistle to the Corinthians, the Holy Apostle severely rebuked the Christians of that community for their bad conduct. The result of this was ...



Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)
24 Sep 2022 at 5:05pm

What should be admired first from what the Evangelist Luke told us today? The people of Galilee, who thirsted to hear the words of Jesus? They filled the shore of Lake Gennesaret as soon as they learned that Jesus was there, and they longed to see...



Then it’s cleansed
23 Sep 2022 at 5:02pm

If you say the prayer continuously, the mind settles it in the heart. By your own will-power, keep your mind purely on the words, without entertaining any imaginations, only the words of the prayer. Then the mind is cleansed and is satisfied with...



The Conception of the Honorable, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John
23 Sep 2022 at 6:03am

‘The holy Evangelist Luke says in his Gospel that when the venerable and righteous Zachariah  entered the holy of holies in order to offer the sacrifice of incense, when he was on duty in the temple, the archangel Gabriel appeared to him and trans...



We regain our brightness with repentance
22 Sep 2022 at 5:02pm

The moon, which waxes and wanes, resembles people, in that we sometimes do good and then sin. We then repent and return to the life of virtue. So people who sin don’t lose their minds, as some say, just as the body of the moon doesn’t decrease, b...



Living with cunning people
22 Sep 2022 at 3:31am

We usually view other people on the basis of our own inner eyes and ‘what the heart is full of’ (Luke 6, 45). If we’re cunning, we think other people are cunning, as well; if we’re guileless, we think that other people are, too.

Saint Gregory the ...



Something’s missing
21 Sep 2022 at 5:02pm

Very often, although there’s no external threat to us, our soul’s overcome with anxieties, fears, reservations, doubts and worries. Something’s missing from the soul then; it’s lacking something. The greatest lack our soul can experience is the a...




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We extend a prayerful and sincere welcome to all visitors. The Orthodox Church of Saint John the Russian is a growing and vibrant community. Our parishioners come from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. All of our services are in English. 

Our parish was founded in 1976 and falls under the omophorion of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR)

Whether you are an Orthodox Christian looking for a parish home, someone interested in Orthodoxy or just visiting the area, we hope that you enjoy your time worshiping with our community. 

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Newsletter "Facing East"

Thursday, 16 / 29 September
6:00AM Matins
5:00PM Vespers
Friday, 17 / 30 September
6:00AM Matins
5:00PM Vespers
Saturday, 18 September / 1 October
7:00AM Matins
8:00AM Divine Liturgy
5:30PM Vigil
Sunday, 19 September / 2 October
8:40AM 3rd & 6th Hours
9:00AM Divine Liturgy
5:00PM Ninth hour and Vespers
Monday, 20 September / 3 October
6:00AM Matins
6:00PM Vespers
Tuesday, 21 September / 4 October
6:00AM Matins
6:00PM Vespers
Wednesday, 22 September / 5 October
6:00AM Matins
6:00PM Vespers
7:00PM Bible Study
Thursday, 23 September / 6 October
6:00AM Matins
8:00AM Divine Liturgy
6:00PM Vespers

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