St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church (House Springs, Missouri)

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[[Image:Stjohnchurch1.gif|left|Inside]]'''St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church''' is a parish in the [http://www.chicagodiocese.org/ Diocese of Chicago and Detroit] of the [http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/english/ Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]. The parish was founded as an English speaking community and we have been at our present location since 1985. In the past ten years we have also become a spiritual home for the growing number of Russians in the St. Louis area.
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[[Image:Stjohnchurch1.gif|left|frame|Interior of St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church]]'''St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church''' is a [[parish]] in the Diocese of Chicago and Detroit of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]]. The parish was founded as an English-speaking community and has been at its present location since 1985. In the past ten years the parish has also become a spiritual home for the growing number of Russians in the St. Louis area.  Its patron saint is St. [[John Chrysostom]].
  
The priest, Fr. Christopher Stade, and his family are American converts to Orthodoxy. We welcome all who sincerely desire to experience and to live the Truth of the Holy Orthodox Faith, which is above all earthly boundaries and nationalities.
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The [[priest]], Fr. Christopher Stade, and his family are American [[conversion|converts]] to Orthodoxy. They welcome all who sincerely desire to experience and to live the Truth of the Holy Orthodox Faith, which is above all earthly boundaries and nationalities.
  
In addition to the regular Saturday evening vigil service and Sunday morning Liturgy, we have many other services on weekdays, as scheduled.
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In addition to the regular Saturday evening vigil service and Sunday morning [[Liturgy]], there are many other services on weekdays, as scheduled.
 
The primary language of the services is English, but on Sunday mornings the Divine Liturgy is served in both Slavonic and English.
 
The primary language of the services is English, but on Sunday mornings the Divine Liturgy is served in both Slavonic and English.
[[Image:Stjohnchurch2.jpg|right|Outside]]
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[[Image:Stjohnchurch2.jpg|right|frame|Exterior of St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church]]
  
 
Fr. Christopher meets with parishioners, inquirers, and visitors on a one-to-one basis for instruction in the Orthodox faith, and to discuss and answer questions. Please feel free to contact him at any time.
 
Fr. Christopher meets with parishioners, inquirers, and visitors on a one-to-one basis for instruction in the Orthodox faith, and to discuss and answer questions. Please feel free to contact him at any time.
We are located in Jefferson County about 15 miles southwest of the city, only a 30-45 minute drive from almost any point in the Saint Louis area. The church is situated on 20 acres of land on a wooded hillside with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and valley.
 
  
On the church property there are three other buildings, in addition to the church and hall. They contain a church office, Chrysostom Press, and seven apartments which parishioners rent. This provides a continuous Orthodox presence all week long. A small parish cemetery is located on one of the beautiful meadows next to the woods. At the bottom of the church hillside is a spring and a pond. Next to the church is a large open field which we use for our annual festival, picnics and other outdoor events.
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The church is located in Jefferson County about 15 miles southwest of the city, only a 30-45 minute drive from almost any point in the Saint Louis area. The church is situated on 20 acres of land on a wooded hillside with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and valley.
  
St. John's Bookstore has a large selection English and Russian books, as well as church music, crosses, icons, and other Orthodox items. The bookstore is located in the church office building, with an additional large display in the hall near the entrance of the church. The bookstore is open after all daytime services and on weekdays. To visit on weekdays, please call ahead (636-677-4333) to make sure someone is there when you arrive.
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On the church property there are three other buildings, in addition to the church and hall. They contain a church office, Chrysostom Press, and seven apartments which parishioners rent. This provides a continuous Orthodox presence all week long. A small parish cemetery is located on one of the beautiful meadows next to the woods. At the bottom of the church hillside is a spring and a pond. Next to the church is a large open field which is used for the annual festival, picnics, and other outdoor events.
  
We have an active and growing Russian community within the parish. We hold an annual Russian festival at the parish in September, celebrating Russian culture and cuisine. This is a major fund raiser for the church. Parishioners perform traditional folk dancing and singing and serve their favorite ethnic foods.
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St. John's Bookstore has a large selection of English and Russian books, as well as church music, crosses, [[icon]]s, and other Orthodox items. The bookstore is located in the church office building, with an additional large display in the hall near the entrance of the church. The bookstore is open after all daytime services and on weekdays. To visit on weekdays, please call ahead to the church office at (636) 677-4333 to make sure someone is there.
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There is an active and growing Russian community within the parish, including an annual Russian festival at the parish in September, celebrating Russian culture and cuisine. This is a major fund raiser for the church. Parishioners perform traditional folk dancing and singing and serve their favorite ethnic foods.
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
[http://www.russianorthodox-stl.org/ St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church]
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*[http://www.russianorthodox-stl.org/ St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church]
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*[http://www.chrysostompress.org/ Chrysostom Press]
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*[http://www.chicagodiocese.org/ Diocese of Chicago and Detroit of ROCOR]
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[http://www.chrysostompress.org/ Chrysostom Press]
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[[Category:Churches|John]]
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[[Category:USA Churches|John]]

Latest revision as of 20:39, June 28, 2013

Interior of St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church
St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church is a parish in the Diocese of Chicago and Detroit of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. The parish was founded as an English-speaking community and has been at its present location since 1985. In the past ten years the parish has also become a spiritual home for the growing number of Russians in the St. Louis area. Its patron saint is St. John Chrysostom.

The priest, Fr. Christopher Stade, and his family are American converts to Orthodoxy. They welcome all who sincerely desire to experience and to live the Truth of the Holy Orthodox Faith, which is above all earthly boundaries and nationalities.

In addition to the regular Saturday evening vigil service and Sunday morning Liturgy, there are many other services on weekdays, as scheduled. The primary language of the services is English, but on Sunday mornings the Divine Liturgy is served in both Slavonic and English.

Exterior of St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church

Fr. Christopher meets with parishioners, inquirers, and visitors on a one-to-one basis for instruction in the Orthodox faith, and to discuss and answer questions. Please feel free to contact him at any time.

The church is located in Jefferson County about 15 miles southwest of the city, only a 30-45 minute drive from almost any point in the Saint Louis area. The church is situated on 20 acres of land on a wooded hillside with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and valley.

On the church property there are three other buildings, in addition to the church and hall. They contain a church office, Chrysostom Press, and seven apartments which parishioners rent. This provides a continuous Orthodox presence all week long. A small parish cemetery is located on one of the beautiful meadows next to the woods. At the bottom of the church hillside is a spring and a pond. Next to the church is a large open field which is used for the annual festival, picnics, and other outdoor events.

St. John's Bookstore has a large selection of English and Russian books, as well as church music, crosses, icons, and other Orthodox items. The bookstore is located in the church office building, with an additional large display in the hall near the entrance of the church. The bookstore is open after all daytime services and on weekdays. To visit on weekdays, please call ahead to the church office at (636) 677-4333 to make sure someone is there.

There is an active and growing Russian community within the parish, including an annual Russian festival at the parish in September, celebrating Russian culture and cuisine. This is a major fund raiser for the church. Parishioners perform traditional folk dancing and singing and serve their favorite ethnic foods.

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