• 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

HospiceCare Snack Basket Program

Sunday, November 04, 2018

HospiceCare is in great need of snacks for their patient families.

Holy Images, Holy Space

Monday, February 05, 2018

The leadership at St. John is planning to add large icons in the nave of our parish.

2018 Lenten Schedule

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Lenten and Holy Week schedule for 2018 has been released.

Bible Study Over until January

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

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

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

Parish Council Meeting
Dec 20 7 pm
Homeschool Co-op
Dec 21 12:30 pm
Matins
Dec 23 9:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Dec 23 10 am
Vesperal Divine Liturgy
Dec 24 4 pm
Divine Liturgy - Christmas
Dec 25 10 am
Homeschool Co-op
Dec 28 12:30 pm

Online Chapel