St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

Русская Версия


Photo of the Church Welcome to the website of the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Canberra. The cathedral parish is part of the Australian Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (Abroad). We hope that your visit will be of benefit.

Faith and Wisdom

A new ministry will begin in our church called 'Faith and Wisdom'. These talks/discussions will help our congregation to better understand their faith and to grow in their faith. This is open to all adults and will cover all aspects of our faith including the basic concepts of Orthodoxy. Details are as follows:

Day: Every Sunday starting from 28 October 2018
Time: 11.30-12pm.
Place: Church

The dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.

For general enquiries please email For information and enquiries about hiring the parish hall, please see the contact page.

Our parish website also has web pages in Russian with different content.

Printable Schedule

Recent Updates

17 August 2019
August edition of Listok (in Russian).
28 April 2019
April edition of Listok (in Russian).
14 January 2019
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
23 August 2018
August edition of Listok (in Russian).


Visitors are always welcome at our services. The All Night Vigil is celebrated beginning at 5 PM on Saturday evenings and the Divine Liturgy at 9 AM on Sunday mornings. Confessions are heard during the Vigil service. The principal language of the services is Church Slavonic. Some English is used in the Divine Liturgies and usually somewhat more during the All Night Vigils. The parish church and school are located at:

1 Matina St
Narrabundah ACT 2604 (map)

Schedule of Upcoming Services
Thursday, 26 September6:00 pmAll Night VigilThe Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross
Friday, 27 September9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 28 September5:00 pmAll Night Vigil15th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 29 September9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 5 October5:00 pmNo service16th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 6 October9:00 amNo service
Saturday, 12 October5:00 pmAll Night Vigil17th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 13 October9:00 amDivine Liturgy
5:00 pmNo serviceProtection of the Most Holy Mother of God
Monday, 14 October9:00 amNo service
Saturday, 19 October5:00 pmNo service18th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 20 October9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 26 October5:00 pmAll Night Vigil19th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 27 October9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 2 November5:00 pmAll Night Vigil20th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 3 November9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 9 November5:00 pmAll Night Vigil21st Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 10 November9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 16 November5:00 pmNo service22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 17 November9:00 amNo service
Saturday, 23 November5:00 pmAll Night Vigil23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 24 November9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 30 November5:00 pmAll Night Vigil24th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 1 December9:00 amDivine Liturgy

For updates to the service schedule and other parish events, follow us (@stjohn_baptist) on Twitter or on Facebook.

Parish Life

Upcoming Events

  • August edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • April edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • January edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • August edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • Our behaviour During Services… Read on…(PDF)

Recent Snapshots

Church interior

Parish Membership


We would encourage those who attend our services and are part of the Orthodox community in Canberra to become parish members. An explanation of the importance of parish membership (PDF) is available in Russian and English, as is a parish membership form, (PDF) also in Russian and English.