to our St. John the Baptist Community...
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
405 North Dale Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801
Voice: (714) 827-0181
Fax: (714) 827-8143
Fr. Christopher Retelas, Presiding Pastor
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 11, 2022. 2022 Church School Registration is now open. Click HERE for the 2022 registration form.
Visit our Greek School and Greek Dance pages on the "Our Community" tab for more information on these ministries.
+ Light a Candle +
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 “...love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, [and] ...love 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.
13th Sunday of Luke
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
13th Sunday of Luke; James the Great Martyr of Persia; Nathaniel of Nitria & Pinouphrios of Egypt, the Righteous; Gregory of Sinai and his disciple Gerasimos; Arsenios of Rhaxos; James the Wonderworker, Bishop of Rostov
God invites us to experience and participate in His love by offering ourselves to one another.Read More
Divine Liturgy & Eucharist
Gathering as His Church, we give thanks to God in the Liturgy.Learn More