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.

Schedule Correction

The Vigil for Theophany (Monday 18 January) is at 6 PM, not 5 PM as previously indicated. There will be no services on Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 January.

The dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.

For general enquiries please email

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

Printable Schedule

Recent Updates

5 December 2015
Announcement of the Russian Bazaar on 12 December
28 November 2015
November edition of Listok (in Russian).
12 October 2015
Russian food festival(PDF) on 24 October 2015
26 July 2015
July edition of Listok (in Russian).
11 May 2015
Photos from Great Friday and Pascha.
10 May 2015
April edition of Listok (in Russian).


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
Wednesday 6 January6:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Nativity of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Thursday 7 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 9 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil32nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday after the Nativity
Sunday 10 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 16 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil33rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday before Theophany
Sunday 17 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Monday 18 January6:00 PM - All Night VigilTheophany
Tuesday 19 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Great Blessing of Water
Saturday 23 JanuaryNo service34th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday after Theophany
Sunday 24 JanuaryNo service
Saturday 30 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil35th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 31 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 6 February5:00 PM - All Night Vigil36th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 7 February9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 13 FebruaryNo service37th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 14 February9:00 AM - No service
5:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Meeting of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Monday 15 February7:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 20 FebruaryNo serviceSunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
Sunday 21 FebruaryNo service
Saturday 27 FebruaryNo serviceSunday of the Prodigal Son
Sunday 28 February9:00 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.