About Our Parish
Welcome to Saint John The Baptist Orthodox Church. We are a parish of the Orthodox Christian Faith which was established on the day of Holy Pentecost in the Year 33 AD. Our parish community is a member of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. whose presiding bishop is His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa. The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese is an autonomous diocese under the spiritual protection of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople of which His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is the Primate.
While the founding members of our parish community emigrated from the Carpatho-Rusyn region of present day Slovakia and Western Ukraine, our present ethnic composition is mixed.
Our parish community holds firmly to the traditions and beliefs of our Holy Orthodox Christian Faith as passed down to us from our forefathers. We are a small, but growing , active family-oriented parish. Building on the strong foundation of faith instilled in us by our ancestors, we are committed to sharing the Holy Orthodox Christian Faith we love so dearly, with all who seek it. We welcome you to our parish web site and hope you enjoy your on-line visit. We cordially invite you to personally visit our parish when you are in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Sunday and Feast Day Divine Liturgy: 9:30 am
Weekday Services: As indicated on the monthly calendar
Mystery of Holy Confession: Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm during the four fasting periods of the Church (Apostles, Dormition, Nativity, and the Great Fast)
Prayer Services For Various Intentions: Anytime upon request
Pastoral Counseling/Spiritual direction: (individual/family) Anytime upon request
Ministry to the Sick, Elderly and Homebound
Children's Church School - Sept to May: Sundays following Divine Liturgy
Exploring Orthodoxy 101: Adult Education Seminars (As indicated on the Monthly Calendar)
Fellowship - Social Activities:
Weekly Coffee Social Following Sunday Divine Liturgy
Seasonal Social Activities