Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Christian Church

Edwardsville, PA

 

A Hospital for the Soul

"The Church is a hospital, not a court of justice.

Here, the priests do not hold you responsible for your sins, but grant you forgiveness."

- St. John Chrysostom - A.D. 386 - Homily 3 Concerning Almsgiving and the Ten Virgins

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  • Great and Holy Pascha
    05/05/2021
    Christ is Risen! With the church dimly lit, but all the lambadas and cloth changed to white, the parish began the Nocturns service of Pascha.
  • Holy Week
    05/05/2021
    This week saw the parish expand her services by adding a Bridegroom Matins back into the mix.
  • Palm Sunday
    04/26/2021
    On Sunday, April 25, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of our Lord with the blessing of Palms and Willows before Divine Liturgy.
  • The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation
    04/26/2021
    On Saturday, April 24, Lazarus Saturday, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church welcomed Michael-Raphael (Gricelly) and Gabriel-Patrick (Michael) as they received the sacraments of Holy
  • Assembly of Bishops Mental Health Needs Assesment Survey
    04/09/2021
    His Eminence, Archbishop MARK has released a letter regarding a mental health inititiative for Orthodox Christians developed by the Assembly of Bishops' Metnal Health Task Force, with links to a surve
  • Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross
    04/06/2021
    The community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church celebrated the mid-point of lent with the veneration of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of our Lord.
  • Arch-pastoral Letter to Respect Each Other's Privacy
    03/26/2021
    Please read the following letter from Archbishop MARK pertaining to COVID vaccinations and respecting one another.    
  • Triumph of Orthodoxy
    03/22/2021
    The first week of the Great Fast was engaged by the community of St. John' the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA in full force.
  • Forgiveness Sunday
    03/15/2021
    On Sunday, March 14, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church commemorated the Expulsion of Adam from Paradise along with Forgiveness Vespers immediately after Divine Liturgy. 
  • Candles, Visitors, Parish Council and More
    02/08/2021
    Sunday, February 7 was a busy day at the Parish despite yet more snow.
  • Sanctity of Life Sunday
    01/26/2021
    On Sunday, January 24, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church gathered for Divine Liturgy, a day proclaimed by the Orthodox Church in America as “Sanctity of Life Sunday.”
  • Recognizing Veterans
    11/12/2020
    On Sunday. November 8, the community of St. John the Baptist gathered for Worship, celebrating Divine Liturgy. At the end of Liturgy, Fr. Silouan asked all present military veterans to come to the fro
  • Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross • Edwardsville
    09/15/2020
    St. John the Baptist in Edwardsville celebrated the feast of the Cross amidst the “mess” of renovations currently occurring there consisting of a thorough paint job and all new wooden floo
  • Blessing of Students • Edwardsville
    08/31/2020
    It was a busy weekend at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA.
  • Feast of the Dormition • Edwardsville
    08/20/2020
    The community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the Feast of the Dormition, the Falling Asleep of the Theotokos.
  • Heavenly Vision Project
    08/05/2020
    On Sunday, August 2, the community of St. John the Baptist met following Divine Liturgy to discuss and vote on a major initiative to prepare the temple for its next 100 years.
  • St. Elijah’s Day • Edwardsville
    08/05/2020
    We had an active weekend at St. John's in Edwardsville, PA. On Saturday (July 19th) Tewoldemedhin Rustu along with his wife and daughters were received into the Church through confession and
  • The Feast of Pentecost
    06/30/2020
    The celebration of the Feast of Pentecost began on Saturday, June 6 with Great Vespers & Litya.
  • Organized Worship Resumes
    06/30/2020
    On Sunday, May 31, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA held their first regular Divine Liturgy since the onset of the pandemic.
  • Fathers Day 2020
    06/30/2020
    On Sunday, June 21, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville PA celebrated the Feast of All Saints of North America as well as Father's Day.
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    10:00 Divine Liturgy
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    Sunday
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
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    4:00 Great Vespers
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    Sunday
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
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    4:00 Great Vespers
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    Sunday
    10:00 Divine Liturgy

A Parish of
The Orthodox Church in America

A Parish of
The Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania