St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania
Orthodox Church in America
Welcome to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church


Thank you for visiting the St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church's website.  Our parish is part of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), and the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. We are located 22 miles south of Pittsburgh less than one mile from exit 43 (Houston) on Interstate 79.

We hope you will "come and see" and visit us very soon.

COVID-19 Update
All services are live-streamed on our YouTube page.
Visitors continue to be welcome!
Parish Life Amid Coronavirus (12/20)
  • All services are open to all parishioners and visitors.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except for when receiving Holy Communion; serving clergy will remain maskless, but will put on masks whenever possible.
  • On Sunday mornings, we have moved to a first-come, first-served model: ushers will help to seat you so as maintain social distance of 6-8 between families. If there is no room upstairs, please sit downstairs in the hall to watch the service on the projector, coming up for Holy Communion and for the Veneration of the Cross.
  • For those more concerned about COVID, feel free to head downstairs directly.
  • If you would like to volunteer to help usher, please contact Mat. Myra Oleynik:
  • For other services, we ask that you practice social distancing. Spots are marks for individuals and small families with a “1-3” sticker, and for larger families with a “4+” sticker.
  • We are currently having no more than six singers, who are wearing masks in the choir loft. At other services, we are employing a single singer up front, without a mask. We kindly ask that we refrain from singing from the pews for the time being.
  • If you would like to get on the singing rotation, please contact Diane Yarosh:
  • Depart the church as soon as possible after services; socialize in the parking lot.
  • Abp. Melchisedek has instructed us to follow the updated Pennsylvania travel directives: other than commuters, if you travel out of state, you must EITHER quarantine for 10 days or receive a negative COVID test before you return to church services.
  • For those uncomfortable coming to church, remember that all services continue to be live-streamed, confessions can be heard over the phone, and Holy Communion can be received by special appointment.
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601 Boone Ave. Canonsburg, PA 15317 – Phone: 724-745-8216 (Rectory) – Email:
Acting Rector, Fr. John Joseph Kotalik – Phone: 425-503-2891 – Email:

Saturday Vespers: 5:00 PM (Nov.-Feb.) OR 6:00 PM (March-Oct.) – Sunday Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM
Weekday Evening Services: 6:30 PM – Weekday Divine Liturgy: 9:00 AM

Services in English – Ample Parking & Handicap Access


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