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

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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.

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

8 April 2017
April edition of Listok (in Russian).
10 January 2017
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
24 August 2017
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
Sunday, 8 April12:00 amPaschal Matins and LiturgyPascha
The Radiant Resurrection of Christ
Monday, 9 April9:00 amDivine LiturgyBright Monday
Saturday, 14 April5:00 pmAll Night VigilSecond Sunday of Pascha
St. Thomas Sunday
Sunday, 15 April9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 21 April5:00 pmNo serviceThird Sunday of Pascha
The Myrrh-bearing Women
Sunday, 22 April9:00 amNo service
Saturday, 28 April5:00 pmAll Night VigilFourth Sunday of Pascha
The Paralytic
Sunday, 29 April9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 5 May5:00 pmAll Night VigilFifth Sunday of Pascha
The Samaritan Woman
Sunday, 6 May9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 12 May5:00 pmAll Night VigilSixth Sunday of Pascha
The Blind Man
Sunday, 13 May9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Wednesday, 16 May6:00 pmAll Night VigilThe Ascension of our Lord
Thursday, 17 May9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 19 May5:00 pmAll Night VigilSeventh Sunday of Pascha
The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
Sunday, 20 May9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 26 May5:00 pmAll Night VigilPentecost
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, 27 May9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 2 June5:00 pmAll Night Vigil1st Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints
Sunday, 3 June9:00 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

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.