• Welcome to St. John Greek Orthodox Church!

"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

Welcome to our parish website! We are a warm, family-oriented community of Christian believers. Services are conducted in mostly English, while honoring our ancient Christian Tradition with some hymns in Ancient Greek. We invite you to come and worship the Lord with us as we seek to grow closer to Christ!

Please feel free to read our Frequently Asked Questions and visitor information.

In Christ,
Fr. Matthew


Parish News

Temporary Pause of Saturday Vespers

Thursday, December 07, 2017

We're taking a short break from our Saturday Vespers service.

Bible Study Over until January

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

We're taking a little break to focus on our book study

2017 Greek Bake Sale & Dinner

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Our 2017 Greek Bake Sale & Dinner is coming, and it's going to be just as delicious as you've come to expect!

Parish Growth and Outreach Videos

Monday, October 02, 2017

Last fall Ancient Faith Radio hosted a conference called 'Bringing Orthodoxy to America', which focused primarily on the need for parishes to revitilize, make goals, and refocus itself around the Eucharist, but also on how to utilize social media for messages. While the entire conference is very helpful and challenging there are three particular videos that are especially good to watch.

Services Schedule

Sundays: Spoken Orthros (Matins): 9:30 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Weekdays: Divine Liturgy: 9:00 AM

We also have a regular Bible study on Tuesdays at 10:00am. (Postponed until Jan 2018 for our book study)

For information on our Lenten and Holy Week services please contact the Church office at (304) 925-3906 between the hours of 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday.

We invite you to worship with us! You can visit our contact page for maps and directions to our church. 

The Glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist

The glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist is also referred to as John the Forerunner because he was the forerunner of Christ. He was an ascetic and great prophet, who baptized Christ and became one of the most revered saints in the Orthodox Church. John is a cousin of Christ through his mother Elizabeth who was the daughter of Zoia. Zoia is the sister of Christ's grandmother. He was later beheaded by Herod in the first century to satisfy the request of Herod's stepdaughter, Salome, and wife Herodias. He is sometimes called the Angel of the Desert; because of this title, he is sometimes depicted with wings.

Apolytikion in the Second Mode

The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise, But the Lord's testimony is sufficient for you, O Forerunner. You were shown indeed to be the most Honorable of the Prophets, for in the waters you baptize the one whom you preached. After suffering with joy on behalf of the truth, you proclaimed even to those in hell the God who appeared in the flesh Who takes away the sin of the world, and grants us great mercy!

Kontakion in Plagal of the Second Mode

The river Jordan trembled, and was driven back filled with fear at Your coming in the flesh, While John drew back in awe As he fulfilled the ministry of the Spirit. The ranks of angels stood amazed, When they beheld You baptized in the stream, And we, who were in darkness, are filled with light, praising You, God made manifest, who enlightens all!

Upcoming Events

Book Study
Dec 12 10 am
Nativity Program Rehearsal and Lunch
Dec 16 3 pm
Christmas Program
Dec 17
Matins
Dec 17 9:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Dec 17 10 am
Book Study
Dec 19 10 am
Parish Council Meeting
Dec 20 7 pm
St. John Greek Orthodox Church 3512 Maccorkle Ave SE Charleston WV 25304

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