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

March 5, 2023, 1st Sunday in Lent, "The Proving Ground" (Fr. James Hamrick)

February 12, 2023, Septuagesima Sunday, "The Journey to Our Reward" (Fr. James Hamrick)

February 5, 2023, 5th Sunday after Epiphany, "The Real Thing" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 22, 2023, 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, "The Good Wine" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 8, 2023, 1st Sunday after Epiphany, "Seeking Jesus" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 11, 2022, 3rd Sunday in Advnet, "Make Straight the Paths of Our God (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 4, 2022, 1st Sunday in Advent, "Preparing Ourselves" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 13, 2022, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, "Lord Over All" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 6, 2022, Sunday in the Octave of All Saints, "Remember Who You Are, and Whose You Are" (Fr. James Hamrick)

October 23, 2022, 19th Sunday after Pentecost, "Called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb" (Fr. James Hamrick)

October 9, 2022, 17th Sunday after Pentecost, "The Church Abides!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 25, 2022, 15th Sunday after Pentecost, "The Tree of Life" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 11, 2022, 13th Sunday after Pentecost, "The Heart of Thanksgiving" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 4, 2022, 12th Sunday after Pentecost, "Life Everlasting" (Fr. James Hamrick)

August 7, 2022, 8th Sunday after Pentecost, (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

July 31, 2022, 7th Sunday after Pentecost, "By Their Fruit" (Fr. James Hamrick)

July 24, 2022, 6th Sunday after Pentecost, "Do You Hunger for God?" (Fr. James Hamrick)

July 10, 2022, 4th Sunday after Pentecost, "The Radical Demands of the Gospel" (Fr. James Hamrick)

July 3, 2022, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, "Safely Home" (Fr. James Hamrick)

June 19, 2022, Trinity Sunday, "The Most Holy Trinity" (Fr. James Hamrick)

June 12, 2022, Pentecost, "Christ is in Our Midst!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

June 5, 2022, Sunday after the Ascension, "Anticipation" (Fr. James Hamrick)

May 22, 2022, Fourth Sunday after Easter, "Better Things to Come" (Fr. James Hamrick)

May 1, 2022, Low Sunday, "Testimony Believed" (Fr. James Hamrick)

April 10, 2022, Passion Sunday, "The Passion of Jesus" (Fr. James Hamrick)

April 3, 2022, Fourth Sunday in Lent, "For the Life of the World" (Fr. James Hamrick)

March 6, 2022, Quinquagesima Sunday, "To Follow Jesus" (Fr. James Hamrick)

February 6, 2022, Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, "Our Growth in Christ" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 30, 2022, Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

January 23, 2022, Third Sunday after Epiphany, "The Queen Mother" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 2, 2022, The Second Sunday after the Nativity, "The Church Militant" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 1, 2022, The Circumcision of Our Lord, "The Eighth Day" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 24, 2021, Christmas Eve, "Not the Magic of Christmas, But the Majesty of God" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 12, 2021, Third Sunday in Avent, "Into the Wilderness" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 5, 2021, Second Sunday in Advent, "The Coming of Our Lord" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 28, 2021, First Sunday in Advent (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

November 14, 2021, Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, "To the Heights!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 7, 2021, Patriarchs & Prophets of the Old Law (Octave of All Saints), "The Saints in Light" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 1, 2021, The Feast of All Saints, (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

October 31, 2021, The Sunday of Christ the King, (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

October 24, 2021, Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, "For the Healing of Body and Soul" (Fr. James Hamrick)

October 10, 2021, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, "By Humility" (Fr. James Hamrick)

October 3, 2021, Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, "Defeat of Death" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 26, 2021, Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, "Kingdom Priority" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 12, 2021, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, "Who Is My Neighbor?" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 5, 2021, Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, "Be Opened!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

August 22, 2021, Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, "The Foundation of Peace" (Fr. James Hamrick)

August 1, 2021, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, "Freedom in Christ" (Fr. James Hamrick)

July 25, 2021, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

July 11, 2021, Third Sunday after Pentecost, "Humble Yourselves" (Fr. James Hamrick)

July 4, 2021, Sunday in the Octave of Corpus Christi, "The Body of Christ" (Fr. James Hamrick)

June 27, 2021, Trinity Sunday (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

June 6, 2021, Fifth Sunday after Easter, "That Your Joy May Be Full" (Fr. James Hamrick)

May 23, 2021, Third Sunday after Easter, "Immovable Joy" (Fr. James Hamrick)

May 9, 2021, Low Sunday, "That You Might Believe" (Fr. James Hamrick)

May 2, 2021, Easter Sunday (The Pascha of Our Lord), "From Darkness into Light" (Fr. James Hamrick)

April 25, 2021, Palm Sunday, "Victorious King" (Fr. James Hamrick)

April 11, 2021, Fourth Sunday in Lent, "According to the Spirit" (Fr. James Hamrick)

March 28, 2021, Second Sunday in Lent, "After Six Days" (Fr. James Hamrick)

March 14, 2021, Quinquagesima Sunday, "I See!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

February 28, 2021, Septuagesima Sunday, "Many Are Called, But Few are Chosen" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 24, 2021, Third Sunday after Epiphany, "They Have No Wine" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 10, 2021, First Sunday after Epiphany, "A Joyful Mystery" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 3, 2021, Second Sunday after Christmas, "Out of Egypt" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 24, 2020, Nativity of Our Lord, "Christ is Born!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 13, 2020, Third Sunday in Advent, "The Testimony" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 6, 2020, Second Sunday in Advent, "Preparing the Way" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 29, 2020, First Sunday in Advent, "The Kingdom of God is Near" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 22, 2020, The Last Sunday after Pentecost, "The End" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 8, 2020, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, "Whose We Are" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 1, 2020, Feast of All Saints, (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

October 25, 2020, Christ the King Sunday, "Christ is King!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

October 11, 2020, 18th Sunday after Pentecost, "Be of Good Cheer!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

October 4, 2020, 17th Sunday after Pentecost, "Let God Arise" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 27, 2020, 16th Sunday after Pentecost, (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

August 30, 2020, 12th Sunday after Pentecost, "The Good Samaritan" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

August 23, 2020, 11th Sunday after Pentecost, "The Divine Touch of God" (Fr. James Hamrick)

August 16, 2020, 10th Sunday after Pentecost, The Children's Homily (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

August 9, 2020, 9th Sunday after Pentecost, "Under the Shadow of His Wings" (Fr. James Hamrick)

August 2, 2020, 8th Sunday after Pentecost, "The Just Steward" (Fr. James Hamrick)

July 26, 2020, 7th Sunday after Pentecost, "Bearing the Good Fruit" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

July 12, 2020, 5th Sunday after Pentecost, "The Law of the Heart" (Fr. James Hamrick)

July 5, 2020, 4th Sunday after Pentecost, "To Forsake All" (Fr. James Hamrick)

June 28, 2020, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

June 14, 2020, Trinity Sunday, "Unity in Diversity & Diversity in Unity" (Fr. James Hamrick)

June 7, 2020, Pentecost, "Whose Kingdom Shall Have No End" (Fr. James Hamrick)

May 27, 2020, The Ascension of Our Lord (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

May 24, 2020, 5th Sunday after Easter, "Peace in Victory" (Fr. James Hamrick)

May 17, 2020, 4th Sunday after Easter, Children's Homily (Fr. James Hamrick)

May 10, 2020, 3rd Sunday after Easter, "Seeing Christ" (Fr. James Hamrick)

May 3, 2020, 2nd Sunday after Easter/Finding of the True Cross, "Gate of Paradise" (Fr. James Hamrick)

April 19, 2020, Easter Sunday, "Hell Vanquished!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

April 17, 2020, Good Friday (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

April 16, 2020,Maundyy Thursday, "People of Ritual" (Fr. James Hamrick)

April 12, 2020, Palm Sunday (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

April 5, 2020, Passion Sunday, "The I AM" (Fr. James Hamrick)

March 22, 2020, Third Sunday in Lent, "The Church" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

March 8, 2020, First Sunday in Lent, "Re-Creation" (Fr. James Hamrick)

March 1, 2020,Quinquagesimaa Sunday, "The Cry of the Heart" (Fr. James Hamrick)

Februraryy 23, 2020,Sexagesimaa Sunday, "In God's House" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

February 9, 2020, Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, "Holy Church" (Fr. James Hamrick)

February 2, 2020, Presentation of Our Lord Candlemass), "Holding Out Hope" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 26, 2020, Third Sunday after Epiphany, "The Good Wine" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

January 12, 2020, First Sunday after Epiphany, "Looking for Jesus" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 5, 2020, The Epiphany of Our Lord, "Christ's Appearing" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 29, 2019, Sunday in the Octave of the Nativity, "The Manifest Promises of God" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 24, 2019, The Nativity of Our Lord, "Christ is Born! Glorify Him!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 22, 2019, Fourth Sunday of Advent, "The Path to Mercy" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 8, 2019, Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, "The Beginning of Our Salvation" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 1, 2019, First Sunday of Advent, "Lift Up Your Heads!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 24, 2019, Last Sunday after Pentecost (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

November 17, 2019, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, "Armor Up!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 10, 2019, 21st Sunday after Pentecost, "Redeeming the Time" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 3, 2019, 20th Sunday after Pentecost (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

October 27, 2019, 19th Sunday after Pentecost, "Christ in Us" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

October 20, 2019, 18th Sunday after Pentecost, "The Final Word" (Fr. James Hamrick)

October 6, 2019, 16th Sunday after Pentecost, "Our Struggle" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 29, 2019, 15th Sunday after Pentecost, "Get Off the X!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 22, 2019, 14th Sunday after Pentecost (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

September 8, 2019, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (Fr. James Hamrick)

March 24, 2019, Second Sunday in Lent, "The Glory of the Lord" (Fr. James Hamrick)

March 3, 2019,Sexagesimaa Sunday, "A Life Lived for Others" (Fr. James Hamrick)

February 24, 2019,Quinquagesimaa Sunday, "Finishing the Race" (Deacon Stephen Kerr")

February 17, 2019, Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, "The Small Things" (Children's Sermon, Fr. James Hamrick)

February 10, 2019, Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, "The Rule of Love" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 3, 2019, Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, "The Testing of Faith" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

January 14, 2018, Second Sunday after Epiphany, "Out of the Waters" (Fr. James Hamrick)

January 7, 2018, First Sunday after Epiphany, "In the Present" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 24, 2017, First Mass of Christmas, "The Sign" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 24, 2017, Vigil of the Nativity (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

December 17, 2017, Third Sunday in Advent, "Rejoice!" (Fr. James Hamrick giving the Children's Homily)

December 10, 2017, Second Sunday in Advent, "Preparing-the-Way" (Fr. James Hamrick)

December 3, 2017, First Sunday in Advent, "Signs and Wonders" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 26, 2017, Last Sunday after Pentecost, "Christ Will Come Again" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

November 12, 2017, Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, "In Imitation of Christ" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 5, 2017, Sunday in the Octave of All Saints, "Rendering All Their Due" (Fr. James Hamrick)

November 1, 2017, The Feast of All Saints, "All Things Visible and Invisible" (Fr. James Hamrick)

October 29, 2017, Feast of Christ the King, (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

October 22, 2017, Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, "Redeeming the Time" (Fr. James Hamrick)

October 8, 2017, Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, "Such Power" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 24, 2017, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, "The Virtue of Humility" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

September 10, 2017, Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, "Kingdom Primacy" (Fr. James Hamrick)

September 3, 2017, Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, "A Life of Thanksgiving" (Fr. James Hamrick)

August 27, 2017, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

August 20, 2017, Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, "Be Opened!" (Fr. James Hamrick)

August 15, 2017, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, "The Good Part" (Fr. James Hamrick)

August 13, 2017, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, "Our Trust" (Fr. James Hamrick)

August 6, 2017, Transfiguration of Our Lord, "The Light of Love" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

July 30, 2017, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, "Debtors and Heirs" (Fr. James Hamrick)

July 23, 2017, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, "The Gift of God" (Fr. James Hamrick)

July 9, 2017, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, "Righteousness of the Heart" (Fr. JamesHamrick)

July 2, 2017, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, "The Lord Be With You" (Fr. James Hamrick)

June 25, 2017, Third Sunday after Pentecost, "Return to Him" (Deacon Stephen Kerr)

June 18, 2017, Corpus Christi Sunday, "The Body of Christ" (Children's Homily, Fr. James Hamrick)

June 11, 2017, Trinity Sunday, "A New Creation" (Fr. James Hamrick)

June 4, 2017, Pentecost, "The Tabernacle of God" (Fr. James Hamrick)

Sunday Mass Live Stream from Facebook

View the Sunday Mass, live-streamed here from our Facebook page each Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. (11:30 a.m. on the last Sunday of the month) by clicking on the above image.

Lecture Notes from "The Orthodox Way of Praying the Holy Rosary" Lecture Series
Calendar of Events
Weekly Services
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

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St. Kentigern
13 Jan 2023 at 12:00am

St. Benedict Biscop
12 Jan 2023 at 12:00am

St. Paul the First Hermit
10 Jan 2023 at 12:00am