Welcome! We are a warm, friendly community worshipping Jesus Christ together in the ancient and beautiful Christian Orthodox tradition. Our services are entirely in English. We are a parish of The Orthodox Church in America, in the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. We are currently celebrating our 50th anniversary year!

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The Holy Prophet Joel Bulletin for October 19, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Holy Prophet Joel On October 19th, we commemorate The Holy Prophet Joel. The Prophet Joel (800 B.C.) predicted the desolation of Jerusalem. He also prophesied that the Holy Spirit would be poured out upon all people, through the Savior of the world. An example of some of his writings in the Holy …
Father Ken Stavrevsky blesses Comet, a Tennesse Walker, who belongs to the Rochester Police Department. Thank You For A Wonderful Blessing of Animals and Pets 2014 - We extend a very warm and heartfelt thank you to the local community and parishioners of St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church. You made our recent Blessing of Animals and Pets 2014 event a huge success. Thank you for your participation and thank you for your compassionate love for your pets. We All Had A …
St-Martin-The-Merciful-Bishop-Of-Tours Bulletin for October 12, 2014 - Download Bulletin Saint Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours On October 12th, we commemorate Saint Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours. Saint Martin the Merciful was born at Sabaria in Pannonia (modern Hungary) in 316. Since his father was a Roman officer, he also was obliged to serve in the army. Martin did so unwillingly, …
The Martyr Charitina of Rome Bulletin for October 5, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Martyr Charitina of Rome On October 5th, we commemorate the Martyr Charitina of Rome, who was orphaned in childhood and raised like a daughter by the pious Christian, Claudius. She was subjected to horrible torments for her strong confession of the Lord Jesus Christ, and fell asleep in the Lord in the …
Holy Prince Wenceslaus (Vyacheslav) of the Czechs Bulletin for September 28, 2014 - Download Bulletin Today we commemorate the Holy Prince Wenceslaus (Vyacheslav) of the Czechs. He was a grandson of the holy Martyr and Princess Ludmilla. Also, Celeste Johnson and David Gregor will be united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony!  
pet bird ready to be blessed Blessing Is The Orthodox Way – Even For Animals And Pets - Download Pet Blessing Flyer Download Order of the Service You Are Invited! Come And See The Blessing of Pets And Animals The offering of blessings is significant and customary in the Orthodox Christian tradition. Reflecting the transforming and sanctifying grace of the Holy Spirit within the Body of Christ, these blessings act as manifestations of …
Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 1.10.44 PM Bulletin for September 21, 2014 - Download Bulletin Today we commemorate Saint Dmitri, Metropolitan of Rostov.  
Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 10.49.55 AM Bulletin for September 14, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Exaltation of the Cross Come, O Adam and Eve, our first father and mother! You fell from divine glory through the envy of the murderer of humanity! Bitter was the pleasure of the Tree of old; but see, the honored Tree of the Cross draws near! Run with haste and embrace it …
2014_Picnic_37 2014 Parish Picnic - Parish Picnic Sunday ~ September 7, 2014 Lions Park 12►
Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 8.43.19 AM Bulletin for August 31, 2014 - Download Bulletin Note that next week’s service will be held at Lions Park in Gates, with a picnic to follow!