Parish Events

Live Stream: Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Orthros & Divine Liturgy, Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 8:00am. Click on the embedded link below for the service:
Light a Candle at the Pangari
If you would like Fr. John and Fr. Athanasios to light a candle for you at the Pangari at the next Live Streamed service you may do so by donating towards candles. Click on the link below. The information will be shared with
Fr. John & Fr. Athanasios right before the service begins. Please be sure to select the CANDLE option from the drop down menu under Give To.
Study on the Book of Acts
We begin with Paraklesis Live-Stream at . Then the study on the Book of Acts by Fr. John Rallis.
The ZOOM link will be listed below as soon as it is available.
COVID-19 Relief Food Drive
St. John the Baptist Parish and Philoptochos request contributions to a Food Drive, to be dropped off at church on Saturday, May 30, from 10 am - 2 pm. (All donations will support the Metropolis's "Orthodox Store" ministry, the Des Plaines Food Pantry, and our own parishioners in need.) Click on the link below for complete information.
Graduate Sunday 2020
The parish of St. John the Baptist would like to honor your Graduates!
Although we will not be in church together this year, we will be recognizing the accomplishments of our graduates on Sunday, June 14 after Divine Liturgy and also via email and on our website. Click on the link below by May 30 to submit your information.
Contact Linda Karras at 317-709-0168 or lindakarras@yahoo.com with any questions.
Congratulations and God bless all our Graduates!
Mother's Day 2020 (1 of 2)
Dear St. John the Baptist family,
Traditionally, on Mother’s Day, our church & chapel are filled with family & friends coming together to pray & honor their mothers. We'd embrace our mothers, grandmothers & godmothers with prayers, love & a flower joyfully handed to them by one of our GOYAns.
Although we're not able to be together in our church this year, we still choose to honor each of you...in a special and unique way. The north wall of our chapel is adorned with icons of women saints.
Mother's Day 2020 (2 of 2)
To honor them and you, we have placed flowers in front of each and we have placed a choir of women saints in the pews. May Panagia and the saints guide and protect our mothers! Please know that we are thinking of all of you.
Wishing you all a blessed and beautiful Mother's Day!

With love in Our Resurrected Lord,
+ Fr. John Rallis, Protopresbyter
+ Fr. Athanasios Minetos, Associate Pastor
John Strubulis, President, Parish Council
Kathi Stamatis, President, Ladies Philoptochos Society
St. John Local Open Businesses
Click on the link for a spreadsheet with open local small businesses from people from our community. Let's do our best to help support these local businesses during these times! You will find the business type, the service they provide, and contact info. If your business is not listed, and you'd like to share with the community, email frathanasiosm@stjohnthebaptistgoc.org and we'll update the list periodically.
GAODS Admissions Open
Click on the link below to be directed to the school's website.
Who is St. Andrew of Crete and What is the Great Canon?
As we approach the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, we have an opportunity to learn about and appreciate St Andrew of Crete, and his Great Penitential Canon, which is recited this Thursday. We will be live streaming this service at 6pm to your little church in your home this week. Join us as we continue to live stream Divine services of the Orthodox Church regularly. The full copy of St Andrew is below based on the three questions Fr. John asked during his sermon a few days ago.
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Light a Candle at the Pangari

If you would like Fr. John and Fr. Athanasios to light a candle for you at the Pangari at the next Live Streamed service you may do so by donating towards candles. Click on the link below. The information will be shared with Fr. John & Fr. Athanasios right before the service begins. Please be sure to select the CANDLE option from the drop down menu under Give To.

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