Join us Labor Day week end for our annual Monterey Bay Greek Festival at Monterey Custom House Plaza
Our parish will gather for a special St. John's Saturday Liturgy at St. James Episcopal Church, May 17.
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"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

We're glad that you've taken a moment to come to our parish's home on the web.  On behalf of the Parishioners of the Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, welcome to our Parish. As you explore our website, please remember that you are always welcome to join us for our services.

We hope that you find our website helpful in understanding the Orthodox Christian faith, and it gives you a better glimpse of our church family. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our church. Have a blessed day!

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Services Schedule

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

Sexton: Michael Xitakis

Great Lent and Holy Week Services are:

  • Friday, April 4 – Akathist Hymn at 6 pm
  • Saturday, April 12 – Saturday of Lazarus, Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 13 – Palm Sunday, Matins at 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 16 – Holy Wednesday, Holy Unction at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 17 – Holy Thursday, Vespers at 9 a.m., Divine Liturgy of St Basil at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 17 – Holy Passion, at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 18 – Holy Friday, Apokathilosis at 3 p.m.
  • Friday, April 18 – Holy Friday, Lamentations (Epitaphios) at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 19 – Holy Saturday, Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 19 – Matins the Resurrection (Anastasi) and Liturgy at 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 20 – Easter Picnic – Reading of the Gospel of Resurrection in different languages

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Other Services

St. John Saturday Liturgy: May 17 at St. James Episcopal Church, 381 High Street (corner of High and Franklin) in Monterey we will have Liturgy at 11:00 am. Matins precede. Directions.

For information on our Lenten and Holy Week services please see our Parish Calendar.

 

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Parish Calendar

Pascha Service
April 19, 2014 11:00 pm PDT
St John the Baptist Church, Park Street, Salinas, CA, United States
Great and Holy Pascha
April 20, 2014
Matins followed by Divine Liturgy
April 20, 2014 9:00 am PDT
St John the Baptist Church, Park Street, Salinas, CA, United States
Agape Service for Pascha
April 20, 2014 10:30 am PDT
Toro Park, California 68, Salinas, CA, United States
Easter Picnic
April 20, 2014 11:30 am PDT
Toro Park, California 68, Salinas, CA, United States
Men's Coffee Fellowship
April 21, 2014 10:00 am PDT
Sweet Elena's Bakery and Café, Olympia Avenue, Sand City, CA, United States
Sunday of Thomas
April 27, 2014
Matins followed by Divine Liturgy
April 27, 2014 9:00 am PDT
St John the Baptist Church, Park Street, Salinas, CA, United States