"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7
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We meet for worship every Sunday morning for Matins and Divine Liturgy followed by a fellowship coffee hour in our church hall.
Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 9:00 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Sunday Services begin at 9:00 AM with Matins; Divine Liturgy follows
Celebrant: Fr. Mark Vinas
Chanters: Gus Moutos, Charles Leontis, Jenny Stuhlmiller, David Jensen
Sexton: Michael Xitakis
Alter Service: Daniel Vanderhoof. George Zavitsanos, Aris Zavitsanos
His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos has assigned Fr. Ion Coman to serve our parish starting July 1 2015. We extend a warm welcome to Father Ion, Presvytera Carrie, Andrei and Alexie.We are eager to offer our support and work with Fr. Ion toward the renewal and growth of our parish that we have been planning and preparing under the spiritual leadership of Fr. Aris Metrakos over the past two years. Fr. Ion is not a stranger to many of us as he has served our church as a visiting priest on several occasions in the past year.
Dear Fr. Ion:I take great pleasure in officially and formally informing you of your appointment as the new parish priest at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Salinas, California effective on July 1, 2015.Your assignment will present you with many challenges and will demand the very best you have to offer to God and His people. The Church has need today, as it always has, for men like yourself to courageously respond to God’s call. It is my fervent prayer and belief that God will grant you His Divine Grace as you begin serving the faithful of our Church with wisdom, integrity and great sensitivity. I wish you and your family all the very best in your new assignment.With Love in Christ,+ Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco
We extend a warm welcome to Father Ion, Presvytera Carrie, Andrei and Alexie. We invite you to join us Sunday, July 5 for Fr. Ion's first Divine Liturgy at St. John's followed by a welcome luncheon, where you can individually meet Fr. Ion and his family.
5th Friday after Pentecost
Hyacinth the Martyr of Caesarea & Theodotos and Theodota the Martyrs; Anatolius, Patriarch of Constantinople; Gerasimos the Holy Martyr of Karenesi; Translation of the Holy Relics of our Father Among the Saints Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow