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

Below are the sequence of discusions that our Home Study Group has completed with regards to the history of the Western Rite.  We invite you to listen to them as we continue to explore and celebrate the rich history that Western Rite Orthodoxy has to offer.  

Discussion 1- January 28, 2015

Discussion 2- February 4, 2015 (To clarify: I mixed up the date of Vatican I within this discussion and want to be clear that that took place from 1869-1870)

Discussion 3-February 11, 2015

Sunday Mass Live Stream from Facebook

View the Sunday Mass, live-streamed here from our Facebook page each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. by clicking on the above image.

Lecture Notes from "The Orthodox Way of Praying the Holy Rosary" Lecture Series
Calendar of Events
Printing Instructions Google Calendar
Sunday Services (view weekday Feast Days under Calendar of Events above by clicking on View Month)
9:30am - Matins
10:00am - Mass

The Orthodox West Short Film

Follow three men on their journey to becoming Western Rite priests in the Orthodox Christian Church.

Feasts & Saints' Commemoration Days
Ss. Chrysanthus and Daria
24 Oct 2021 at 11:00pm

St. Nicholas of Alma Ata and Kazakhstan
24 Oct 2021 at 11:00pm

Ss Crispin and Crispianan, Martyrs
24 Oct 2021 at 11:00pm