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

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Introduction

Photo of the Church Welcome to the English website of the St. John the Baptist Church, the Canberra parish of the Australian Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (Abroad). We hope that your visit will be of benefit.

Gardening Working Bee

There will be a working bee on Saturday 30 August to dig and plant a second flower bed. All welcome!

Choral Conference

On 1-4 May St John the Baptist Parish hosted the 2014 diocesan Choral Conference (Певческий Съезд). Photos, music and videos are being added to the conference page.

The rector of the parish is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.

For general enquiries please email enquiry@stjohnthebaptist.org.au.

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

Printable Schedule

Recent Updates

14 August 2014
July edition of Listok (in Russian)
3 August 2014
Additional video and audio recordings from the Choral conference.
29 March 2014
Announcement of the Russian Easter Bazaar.
24 March 2014
Updated information for the Choral conference, dates for the next discussion group and the Holy Unction service
10 March 2014
Registration for the Choral conference

Services

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 16 August5:00 PM - All Night Vigil10th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 17 August9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Monday 18 August6:00 PM - All Night VigilTransfiguration
Tuesday 19 AugustNo service
Saturday 23 August5:00 PM - All Night Vigil11th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 24 August9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy

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

Parish Life

Upcoming Events

Recent Snapshots

Church interior

Parish Membership

Frescos

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.