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 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.

The dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.

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

Recent Updates

5 January 2021
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
17 December 2020
Important update regarding COVID-19
19 June 2020
Important update regarding COVID-19
26 May 2020
Important update regarding COVID-19
10 May 2020
Important update regarding COVID-19
19 March 2020
April edition of Listok (in Russian).

Updates Related to COVID-19

We are pleased to advise worshipers at our church that the introduction of the Check in CBR application for which we have been registered now allows us to have up to 50 attendees at services. This relaxation of restrictions is conditional on those attending initially downloading the app onto their phones and then checking in their attendance at the candle stall each time they come to a service. As not everyone has a mobile phone we will still be able to offer the ability for worshipers to register their attendance manually, but only if using the phone application is not possible.

This means that for normal Sunday services, people wishing to attend are no longer required to advise me of their intention beforehand. However, if for some reason we look like exceeding our capacity limit on a particular day, please be aware that you may be asked to wait outside the church until we can accommodate you.

Father Alexander

To help us through this period, we ask you to consider a regular monthly financial contribution to our parish. Contributions directly into our parish bank account is the easiest way to make your donation. Our bank account details are as follows:

BSB: 032719
Account: 602930

Other updates for the parish community and communications from the parish clergy will be published here. Please check back regularly.

Schedule of Upcoming Services

Saturday, 9 January5:00 pmAll Night VigilSunday after the Nativity
31st Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 10 January9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 16 January5:00 pmAll Night VigilSunday before the Theophany
32nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 17 January9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Monday, 18 January6:00 pmAll Night VigilTheophany
Baptism of the Lord
Tuesday, 19 January9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 23 January5:00 pmAll Night VigilSunday after Theophany
33rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 24 January9:00 amDivine Liturgy

If you would like your home blessed with holy water on Theophany, please leave your name and details on the list at the candle stall.

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 is located at:

1 Matina St
Narrabundah ACT 2604 (map)

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

Parish Life

Details of the ministries provided by Fatih&Wisdom Ministries are now available on the other ministries page.

Upcoming Events

  • January edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • April edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • 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

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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.

Information is available about how members of our community can help to support our parish financially, when unable to attend weekly services.