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On June 24 we celebrate the Nativity (birth) of St. John the Baptist, a patron saint-day of our parish.  The birth of St. John occurs six months prior to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas), as indicated in the Gospel according to St. Luke (1:26).  As a matter of fact, we know the date of Christmas based on the relation of Christ Jesus to St. John because John's conception occured in late September (around the Day of Atonement [Lk. 1:9]; Sept. 23) putting Christ's conception at March 25 (the Feast of Annunciation); and Christ's birth is then nine months later (Dec. 25).

All of this points out the continuous rhythm of the Christian life, from promise to fulfillment, from purification to illumination, from action to contemplation.  "And you, child (i.e., John), will be called the prophet of the Highest; for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high (i.e., Jesus) has visited us; to give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace." (Luke 1:76-79)

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

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