Our Own Apiary

In the spring of 2011, Matushka Xenia and daughter Juliana began keeping bees in the Church yard.  At the beginning, the hive was located on the back side of the Church in hopes that noone would get stung. However, as interest among friends and parishioners increased, it was decided to move the hive into the Church garden, next to the well. Though a few have been stung, generally the bees peacefully buzz about, pollinate the flowers and draw interest. Each year it seems the hive gets a bit stronger and this year, each parishioner received honey.  

The beehive is named for Saint Zosimas Abbot of Solovki.

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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.

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