Fr. Spyridon and Matushka Xenia
Fr. Spyridon and Matushka Xenia
Fr. Spyridon and Matushka Xenia


Dear Friends, Inquirers and Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Welcome to the Orthodox Church of St. John the Russian located in the colonial town of Ipswich, MA!

Our website is a direct window into the life of our precious and holy parish family. As we continue to develop our website please visit us from time to time to share in and become part of our life in Christ under the protection of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Holy Patron, St. John the Russian.

When you open the home page of our site you will see our Deisis Icon of the Saviour, the Mother of God and St. John the Russian, imposed over a beautiful photo of an evening Holy Week service in our temple. Below the photo heading there are several buttons that open to articles, photo essays, sermons and an introduction to the faith and doctrines of the Orthodox Church.

As the priest and pastor of this parish I encourage you to explore the several resources and use them for yourself and share them with others.

If you live nearby or you are traveling in our area please join us for Divine Services.

With love in Christ,

Protopriest Spyridon Schneider
Tel. 978-808-6024

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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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