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.

Faith and Wisdom

A new ministry will begin in our church called 'Faith and Wisdom'. These talks/discussions will help our congregation to better understand their faith and to grow in their faith. This is open to all adults and will cover all aspects of our faith including the basic concepts of Orthodoxy. Details are as follows:

Day: Every Sunday starting from 28 October 2018
Time: 11.30-12pm.
Place: Church

The dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.

For general enquiries please email For information and enquiries about hiring the parish hall, please see the contact page.

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

Printable Schedule

Recent Updates

7 January 2020
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
17 August 2019
August edition of Listok (in Russian).
28 April 2019
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
Friday, 14 February6:00 pmAll Night VigilThe Meeting of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Saturday, 15 February9:00 amDivine Liturgy
5:00 pmAll Night VigilSunday of the Prodigal Son
Sunday, 16 February9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 22 February5:00 pmAll Night VigilSunday of the Last Judgment
Meatfare Sunday
Sunday, 23 February9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 29 February5:00 pmAll Night VigilThe Sunday of Forgiveness
Cheesefare Sunday
Sunday, 1 March9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Monday, 2 March6:00 pmGreat Compline
Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete
Clean Monday
Tuesday, 3 March6:00 pmGreat Compline
Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete
Clean Tuesday
Wednesday, 4 March6:00 pmGreat Compline
Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete
Clean Wednesday
Thursday, 5 March6:00 pmGreat Compline
Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete
Clean Thursday
Saturday, 7 March5:00 pmAll Night VigilFirst Sunday of Great Lent
Triumph of Orthodoxy
Sunday, 8 March9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Wednesday, 11 March6:00 pmNo service2nd week of Great Lent
Saturday, 14 March5:00 pmAll Night VigilSecond Sunday of Great Lent
St. Gregory Palamas
Sunday, 15 March9:00 amHierarchical Divine Liturgy
Ordination of Deacon Stephen David to the Priesthood

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

Parish Life

Upcoming Events

  • January edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • August edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • Our behaviour During Services… Read on…(PDF)

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.