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Nativity Greeting and Wishes

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

We wish all a blessed, prayer-filled, and holy feast of the Nativity. May the the promise of the new-born Christ fill all with joy and hope not only on this feast day, but every day of our life.

Fr. Onisie

The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior  Jesus Christ

Schedule of Services

16 Sunday-  28th Sunday after Pentecost. Holy Forefathers & Patriarchs Holy Liturgy 10AM

23 Sunday — Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Genealogy of Christ  Holy Liturgy 10AM.

24 Monday -   CHRISTMAS EVE   (Strict Fast)

25 Tuesday — CHRISTMAS –NATIVITY OF OUR LORD    Holy Liturgy 10AM.

26 Wednesday - Holy Fathers & Synaxis of the Holy Birthgiver of God. Holy Liturgy 10AM.

27 Thursday - St. Stephen the first Martyr,  Holy Liturgy and Akatist at 9.30AM

30 Sunday - Sunday after Nativity of our Lord—Holy Liturgy at 10 AM.

1 Tuesday -  Circumcision of Jesus Christ    St. Basil the Great   Holy Liturgy 10AM 

6 Sunday -  Holy Theophany-   Theophany of our Lord. Liturgy 10 AM   Great Blessing of Waters.

100th Anniversary Closing Ceremony with Luncheon and 50/50 Raffle Drawing

7 Monday - Synaxis of John the Holy Glorious Prophet, Baptist, & Forerunner Holy Liturgy 9.30AM

Fr. Onisie starts the house blessing.

13 Sunday- Sunday after Theophany of our Lord. Liturgy 10 AM  ( Icons’ Action immediately after the Liturgy)


The Holy Theophany

Monday, January 7,  2012 after the Liturgy and the following week Fr. Onisie will make house calls for the annual blessing  

   The Holy Water Sanctified on Theophany day is the presence of the Grace of God.

   If you are a member of the church Fr. Onisie will contact you prior to arriving at your house.  If you have a preference for a certain day, please sign up on the list in the church.  If you are not a member but wish to have your house blessed, contact Fr. Onisie he will come gladly.

    **Please have ready on a table a Bowl of water, a candle to light during the service, an icon, and a list of the living and the dead from your family for whom you would like prayers to be said.  Please turn off the TV and radio during the service.

Please remember the doors of our Church are open for everyone, and Fr. O. is available at all times to meet those in need of an advice, prayer or any other services; to visit those in need at home, hospital; or nursing homes.   Please feel free to notify him, the Phone is (401) 766-3343



WELCOME to the web site of St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church.  On this site you will find information about our parish community and our programs and ministries. The Saint John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church is a parish under the jurisdiction of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.   We are located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and although we have a small community, we try to maintain and enforce our Orthodox traditions, as well as work towards parish growth. Our doors are always open to all people who want to learn our faith and grow in Orthodoxy.

BINE ATI VENIT pe site-ul Bisericii Ortodoxe Române Sfântul Ioan Botezatorul, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Sperăm că informaţia de faţă vă va face o impresie bună despre familia parohiei noastre, şi vă invităm să ne vizitaţi şi să vă alăturaţi nouă dacă sunteţi in căutarea unei case spirituale.  Uşile noastre sunt deschise tuturor - atât credincioşilor născuţi în America cât şi în România - care doresc să trăiască şi să înveţe Sfânta Credinţă Ortodoxă: Credinţa lăsată de Hristos apostolilor Lui, iar de la aceştia prin Biserică, peste veacuri, nouă astăzi

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Calendar and Lenten Services

(Printing Instructions)
For informations about Religious Services Call

Father Onisie Morar at:

401-766-3343 or for Emergencies: 401-527-7206. Or e-mail him at

 Every Saturday 

Vespers Services at 6 PM & Confessions for all who want to take Communion on  Sunday!!

Our Church

We are pleased to have you visit our web site. We hope that your visit will give you a glimpse of the Orthodox Church through the parish community of Saint John the Baptist Church Woonsocket.  We want to extend our sincere invitation to visit and worship with us.


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