Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
Who says God exists?
3 Oct 2023 at 5:05pm

(From a letter to a school-teacher and her mother).

Both you and your elderly mother are interested in the Orthodox faith. Since you began to fulfil the commandments of fasting, prayer, charity and communion, the secrets of the truth have become e...

Life and miracles of St John of Choziba the wonderworker (Nameday October 3rd)
2 Oct 2023 at 5:10pm

Saint John came from Thives of Egypt and was raised by a rich family. After he took his monastic order from his grandfather ,he said goodbye to the Elder and went to the Holy Land of Jerusalem. He wasn’t blessed with the Orthodox Church ,because h...

‘Be Ye in Crucified Love’
2 Oct 2023 at 5:10pm

The monk who strives to offer the Lord a mighty love, as He showed unto us, and tries to invent ways to find stronger contact with Christ so that his heart may confess this mighty love towards Him, will surely make progress. Monasticism is indeed ...

Saint John Koukouzelis
2 Oct 2023 at 12:11am

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Saint John Koukouzelis, a native of Dirrachia (now Bulgaria), was orphaned in childhood. Endowed with a very fine voice, he entered the Constantinople court school. He found favor with the emperor John Comnenos (1118-1143) and became a chief cour...

Love is the Criterion of Faith and Works (2nd Sunday of Luke)
30 Sep 2023 at 5:10pm

The Gospel reading for 2nd Luke comes from the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. In Saint Matthew’s Gospel, in which almost all Jesus’ teaching during his public ministry is gathered together, emphasis is placed on the overall context of the Christian l...

2nd Sunday of Luke: What is Perfect Love?
30 Sep 2023 at 5:05pm

All the legislation of the world is contained in 13 words of the Gospel reading for the 2nd Sunday of Luke.

So simple. So easy.

‘As you wish that others would do to you, do so to them’.

We pass thousands of laws with articles and provisions that h...

Sermon on the 2nd Sunday of Luke (Luke 6: 31-36)
30 Sep 2023 at 5:05pm

Our Lord Jesus Christ has revealed many wonderful truths, which until then were unknown. Many of these concern our relations with other people, either inside our homes or outside in society. Perhaps there is difficulty in remembering everything on...

Homily on the Apostolic reading for the 1st Sunday of Luke (2nd Corinthians 1...
23 Sep 2023 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)
23 Sep 2023 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...

Sunday After the Elevation of the Holy Cross – The Form of Redemption
16 Sep 2023 at 5:16pm

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Over the centuries preachers and hymnographers have declared that the shedding of a single drop of Christ’s blood – una stilla, wrote St. Thomas Aquinas – would have sufficed for our Redemption. It is important, I believe, to bear in mind the met...

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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 Nicholas 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. 

You are cordially invited to join us for refreshments in our Fellowship Hall after Divine Liturgy.

Newsletter "Facing East"

Wednesday, 21 September / 4 October
6:00AM Matins
6:00PM Vespers
7:00PM Bible Study - All are welcome!
Thursday, 22 September / 5 October
7:00AM Matins
8:00AM Divine Liturgy
5:00PM Vespers
Friday, 23 September / 6 October
6:00AM Matins
5:00PM Vespers
Saturday, 24 September / 7 October
7:00AM Matins
8:00AM Divine Liturgy
5:30PM Vigil
Sunday, 25 September / 8 October
8:40AM 3rd & 6th Hours
9:00AM Divine Liturgy, followed by Coffee Hour
5:00PM Vespers
Monday, 26 September / 9 October
6:00AM Matins
5:00PM Vespers
Tuesday, 27 September / 10 October
6:00AM Matins
5:00PM Vespers
Wednesday, 28 September / 11 October
6:00AM Matins
5:00PM Vespers