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MISSION STATEMENT

 

To bring all closer to Christ, our Lord, God, and Savior through the Orthodox Faith established by the Apostles over two thousand years ago.

The mission of Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church is to give glory to God in Warren, Ohio. Through our worship, community service and life together as a church family, we attempt to continue Christ’s mission to go and make disciples of all nations. 

We will accomplish this by:

  • The learning and teaching of the Commandments;
  • Inspiring our faithful to spread the fullness of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Faith;
  • Lovingly opening our arms to all who are seeking the Kingdom of God;
  • Inviting all to “come and see”;
  • Being sensitive to the spiritual, physical, and material needs of all, and responding within the areas of our capabilities as a living, vital, and loving Orthodox community; and, finally,

Through purification of heart, soul, mind and body, making ourselves true reflections of God’s glory so that Christ and His Church may be seen in us.

 

THE NICENE CREED: A PROFESSION OF FAITH

 
I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father through Whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; And He rose on the third day, according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father; And He will come again with glory to judge the living and dead. His kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Creator of life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke through the prophets.

In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the age to come.

Amen.
 
Listen to Saint John's Choir sing the Nicene Creed by CLICKING HERE!
 
 
First Ecumenical Council of Nicea (325 A.D.)
First Ecumenical Council of Nicea (325 A.D.)
Seventh Ecumenical Council (787 A.D.)
Seventh Ecumenical Council (787 A.D.)
In the Orthodox Church, the Nicene Creed is recited at every Divine Liturgy. And while this profession of faith encompasses the fundamental framework of Orthodox Christianity, we're sure you still have a lot of questions like: 
  • Are you saved?
  • Can anyone recieve communion?
  • What do you believe about sin?
  • What's the Orthodox position on Justificiation? Santification?
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Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience, we've put together a variety of incredible videos showcasing what we believe in a creative, interesting, and thought provoking way. We hope you enjoy these videos and learn a little more about who we are.

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Address: 2220 Reeves Road • Warren, OH 44483     Phone: (330) 372-3895     Email: FrBrian@stjohnswarren.com