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Welcome to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church's website!

Browse the tabs for information about Orthodoxy, weekly bulletins, and events.

We just completed a first in our Parish - the 1st Annual St. John's Fest on September 23 (the day of the Conception of St. John).  By God's grace we worked together beautifully as a team to produce the Fest, and we welcomed between 350 and 400 guests who got to witness the Church and its music from the inside, browse and purchase Orthodox religious items, listen to live traditional Russian and American folk music excellently played (by the St. Nicholas Balalaika Orchestra from Mogadore, OH, and Touch of Spring, respectively), and enjoy homemade foods and baked goods.  God grant our parish, its volunteers and hardworking members, and our guests many, many years!

On October 1st, we commemorate the Protection of the Theotokos (Slav., Pokrov, lit., "veil").  Commemorating the appearance of the Mother of God to St. Andrew, Fool-for-Christ, and his disciple (bottom right-hand corner in the icon) in the ninth century during an all-night Vigil in Constantinople as the city was under attack from the Slavs to the north, we continue to implore God for His protection through the Birthgiver-of-God.  As the foremost among all God's saints and one who "reigns with Christ" (2 Tim. 2:12; Rev. 5:10; 20:6), we take comfort in the Virgin Mary's help on our behalf and acknowledge the fact of her saving intercessions to God along with all the saints.  We on earth are not alone in the good fight of faith; rather, we are joined by this "great cloud of witnesses" (Heb. 12:1)  who have gone before us into the eternal Kingdom of God, who are members of this same Church to which we are joined in Christ Jesus our Lord.

If you are interested in the Orthodox Faith, we welcome you to come and meet with us and pick up many interesting and informative pamplets that are available for you!  If you should have any questions please feel free to call me at the Church at (330) 372-3895.

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Fr. Jonathan

Daily Readings

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You Tube Page

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