St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

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Photo of the Church Welcome to the website of the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Canberra. The cathedral parish is part of the Australian Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (Abroad). We hope that your visit will be of benefit.

Unction Service

The holy unction service (anointing with oils) will be held on Monday 27 March at 6:00 PM.

Easter Bazaar

The Easter bazaar will be held on 25 March, 10 AM to 2 PM.

The dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.

For general enquiries please email For enquiries about hiring the parish hall, please use the contact form.

Our parish website also has web pages in Russian with different content.

Printable Schedule

Recent Updates

15 March 2017
Announcement of the Easter Bazaar on 25 March
6 January 2016
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
25 November 2016
Announcement of the Russian Bazaar on 26 November
17 November 2016
October edition of Listok (in Russian).
1 August 2016
July edition of Listok (in Russian).
24 May 2016
Updated contact details.


Visitors are always welcome at our services. The All Night Vigil is celebrated beginning at 5 PM on Saturday evenings and the Divine Liturgy at 9 AM on Sunday mornings. Confessions are heard during the Vigil service. The principal language of the services is Church Slavonic. Some English is used in the Divine Liturgies and usually somewhat more during the All Night Vigils. The parish church and school are located at:

1 Matina St
Narrabundah ACT 2604 (map)

Schedule of Upcoming Services
Saturday 4 March5:00 PM - All Night VigilThe First Sunday of Great Lent
Triumph of Orthodoxy
Sunday 5 March9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Wednesday 8 March6:00 PM - Great Compline
Saturday 11 March5:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Second Sunday of Great Lent
St. Gregory Palamas
Sunday 12 March9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 18 March5:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Third Sunday of Great Lent
Veneration of the Cross
Sunday 19 March9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Wednesday 22 March6:00 PM - Great Compline
Saturday 25 March5:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Fourth Sunday of Great Lent
St. John of the Ladder
Sunday 26 March9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Monday 27 March6:00 PM - Holy Unction
Anointing with oils
Wednesday 29 March6:00 PM - Matins with the Great Canon
"St Andrew's Standing"
Saturday 1 April5:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
Venerable Mary of Egypt
Sunday 2 April9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy

For updates to the service schedule and other parish events, follow us (@stjohn_baptist) on Twitter or on Facebook.

Parish Life

Upcoming Events

Recent Snapshots

Church interior

Parish Membership


We would encourage those who attend our services and are part of the Orthodox community in Canberra to become parish members. An explanation of the importance of parish membership (PDF) is available in Russian and English, as is a parish membership form, (PDF) also in Russian and English.