To our St. John the Baptist Community...

Join us for our 60th Anniversary Gala
on November 20, 2021
go to
or click the tab above.

In addition to celebrating the
accomplishments of the past 60 years
and toast to and pray for a
bright and vibrant future
for our community, we will also be


Rev. Fr. John Kariotakis

For his faithful service to St. John’s for 10 years
and his near 40 years as a dedicated priest
of the Orthodox Church, as he now enters
into a blessed and well-deserved retirement.


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Westin Anaheim Resort at a discounted rate.  If you are intersted in reserving one of the rooms, please scan this QR code  or click RESERVATIONS and you will be directed to our Reservation page. 

Contact the Church Office for assistance with reservations and any other information - 714-827-0181.


On July 28th, the State of California and Orange County Health Care updated their guidance for facial coverings (masks) in response to new CDC  guidance  recommending mask use for public indoor settings to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the delta variant.  

Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals and recommended for fully vaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses.  It is important to wear a mask if you are around someone that is high risk, with unvaccinated children or with people whose vaccination status is unknown especially indoors. 
Please note that fully vaccinated individuals may self-attest that they are in compliance.  Verification of your vaccination will not be required for entry into the Church.

Services on Sunday begin at :

     9:00 am - Orthros
     9:45 am - Memorials
    10:00 am - Divine Liturgy

Please visit the Calendar tab for upcoming Church services and events. 

We will continue to broadcast all services on Facebook, YouTube and on the "Live Streaming" tab on this website.   

Church School and other Ministry Registration

Church School begins on Sunday, September 12th.  Click on REGISTER to access the online registration form.  

Visit our Greek School and Greek Dance pages on the "Our Community" tab for more information on these ministries.

+ Light a Candle +

We know that at this time it can be difficult to pray from home and not physically be in the church. Lighting a candle is one of the first acts we do as we enter the Church.  The candle is an indicator of our burning faith and desire to communicate with the Almighty God and to ask for His mercy. Our Lord tells us: "...let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven" (Matt 5:16b, ESV).

If you would like a 7-day vigil candle lit in the Church, Father Chris will light the the candle for you and pray for you and your family.

Simply go to the One-Time Offering on our website "Giving Page" to make your donation, or mail the donation to the Church Office. You may also use your VENMO App.  Search for @stjohnbaptist. Remember to include your prayer request and names.

 Sharing the Gospel in Orange County since 1961.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV).

Do you feel burdened? Are you in need of spiritual support and nourishment? Are you looking for a place to come and find rest in the midst of Christ-loving believers?

In a world where moving "100 miles an hour" is normal, the Greek Orthodox Christian Church, the fullness of God's revelation of Himself in the midst of His creation, calls us to slow down and meet God in the present moment. In being present, and learning how to encounter God and one another, we slowly begin to learn what it means to “ the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, [and] your neighbor as yourself". Matthew 22:37,39 New King James Version (NKJV)

Come join us for services, and experience the love of Christ, in and through the St. John the Baptist community!

Saint John the Baptist’s Church is located in beautiful Orange County, California. We offer many activities and programs for all ages, including Studies in the Faith, Church Choir, and Ladies Philoptochos Society. Our Sunday School Program seeks to nourish the souls of our children from Pre-Kindergarten through High School. Community is one of our major strengths - come join us! See our Parish Ministries page for more detailed descriptions.

Visit our Parish Calendar and get up-to-the-minute information and schedules of all activities.

Also, please use our website's What We Believe Section as a valuable resource to explore the power and beautiful of Orthodox Christianity.

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Our Parish Community

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Orthodox Spirituality

God invites us to experience and participate in His love by offering ourselves to one another.

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Divine Liturgy & Eucharist

Gathering as His Church, we give thanks to God in the Liturgy.

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Bible Study Every Tuesday!
Tuesday Studies in the Faith

Join us as we journey through the book of Acts, and discuss Christian life!

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