Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Western Rite mission of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
11199 Angleberger Road, Thurmont, MD 21788

Welcome To Our Parish

Welcome to Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church.  For those wishing to visit us, the physical address of our historic chapel is:

                                             11199 Angleberger Road, Thurmont, MD  21788

in the unincorporated village of Lewistown, Maryland (just 10 minutes north of Frederick).  We are a Western Rite mission of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America in the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic.

We endeavor to bring the ancient Faith of Christ and the Apostles to the people of Frederick County and beyond.  Nearly all of our members are former Protestants who have discovered the treasures of Holy Orthodoxy and the richness of a sacramental life in Christ.

Browse our website and learn more about us.  And finally, please visit our historic chapel for a Sunday Mass, or for our upcoming special weekday services that are posted on the adjacent calendar.  We invite you to discover for yourself why people from all walks of life have found themselves drawn to the Faith that has remained a bastion of unwavering holiness for 2,000 years. In the words of Saint Philip, "Come and see." (John 1:46). 

Yours in Christ,

Father James K. Hamrick,

Pastor


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This Weeks Service Schedule
Sunday
9:30am - Matins
10:00am - Mass
  
Wednesday
7:00pm - Deacon's Mass/Silent Prayer
  

The Orthodox West Short Film

Follow three men on their journey to becoming western rite priests in the Orthodox Christian Church.


Feast Days
St. Spiridon, A Faithful Shepherd
12 Dec 2017 at 12:00am

St. Damasus, Pope and Confessor
11 Dec 2017 at 12:00am

St. Melchiades, Pope of Rome
10 Dec 2017 at 12:00am