Schedule of Services:

Worship: Saturday 5 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m.

Except the third weekend of every month,

then Friday 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.

Note: May 27-28 Services for the Feast of Ascension: 6 p.m. Vespers and 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy. 

Weather permitting, currently we worship outdoors at our rural two-acre property on Felmey Road in Winfield, adjacent to our cemetery (formerly known as Chestnut Hill Cemetery).  Otherwise, we worship on the 2nd floor of the Lewisburg Club, 131 Market Street, downtown Lewisburg; entry through rear alley door where the worship space is on the same level.

Due to the changing nature of weather, the location posted for services each week is tentative.

If you are planning to attend, it is preferable to confirm our location ahead of time: stjohnssf.parish@gmail.com or call 570-523-8876.

You are always welcome at our worship services! Worship of our Lord Jesus Christ provides safe harbor in stormy times. while humbled and repentant in prayer during this current crisis. Lord have mercy! 

Click here for directions on Google Maps to our outdoor property (or see map images below).

In addition, we offer many online activities and our Cathedral also offers online streaming of services.

What You Should Know Before Visiting

Saturday Vespers start at 5:00 pm. Confessions can be taken afterwards - appointments preferred.

Sunday Divine Liturgies start with the Reading of the Hours at 9:40 am, and services begin at 10:00 am.

If you are a baptized Orthodox in good-standing with the Church and desire to take communion, and you are new to the parish, please talk with a member of the clergy beforehand.

 

All attendees are asked to wear traditionally modest clothing, including long dresses or skirts for women, preferably also head coverings especially when taking Holy Communion, and pants and preferably long-sleeved shirts for men.

Several members of the clergy and the parish can communicate in Russian or other languages.

Normal services are located in the Pine Room of the Lewisburg Club, 131 Market St., Lewisburg PA.

The Pine Room can be entered through the back door of the Lewisburg Club.

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Services and classes/discussions are in English, and all are welcome!

PARISH TROPARION AND KONTAKION

Troparion of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco (Tone 5)

Lo, thy care for thy flock in its sojourn/ prefig­ured the supplications which thou dost ever offer up for the whole world./ Thus do we believe, having come to know thy love,/ O holy hierarch and wonderworker John./ Wholly sanctified by God/ through the ministry of the all-pure Myster­ies/ and thyself ever strengthened thereby,/ thou didst hasten to the suffering,/ O most gladsome Healer.// Hasten now also to the aid of us who honour thee with all our heart.

Kontakion of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Thy heart hath gone out to all who entreat thee with love,/ O holy hierarch John,/ and who remember the struggle of thy whole industrious life,/ and thy painless and easy repose,// O faithful servant of the all-pure Directress.

[The Service to St. John of San Francisco]