St. John the Baptist Church

Passaic, New Jersey

St. John the Baptist Church

Founded 1925

Diocese: Diocese of New York and New Jersey

Deanery: New Jersey Deanery

Address

170 Lexington Ave
Passaic, New Jersey 07055

http://stjohnspassaic.org

Church: 973-472-7745

Parish Contacts

Rev. Igor Kseniuk
Rector
160 Lexington Ave
Passaic, NJ 07055
Home: 973-473-1928

Lay Leadership

Mr. Nicholas G Kovalycsik
Lay Contact
1 Azalea Dr
Wallington, NJ 07057
Home: 201-835-2336
Ms. Maryann Stagen
Choir Director
Ms. Maryann Stagen
Cantor
Mrs. Barbara Kary
Church School Coordinator

Directions

From the north
Take the Garden State Parkway to exit 157 to Rt 46 west.  Stay right on Rt. 46 over the Passaic River.  Keep on Rt. 46.  Bear left at fork (Rt 21).  Exit at Exit 14. Sign will say Lexington Avenue. Stay right. This is Lexington Avenue. The Hot Grill is located on the right.  Go straight on Lexington Avenue and at the fifth light, the church is on your left.

From the south
Garden State Parkway to exit 154 which puts you on Rt. 46 East. Rt. 46 East to Clifton. In Clifton, there are three lights on Rt. 46.  Stay to the right.  Immediately after the third light, exit on Piaget Avenue.  Sign will say Piaget Avenue, Main Avenue and Botany Village. Go Straight until the fourth light and turn right.  This is Lexington Avenue.  Go straight and at the fourth light, the church is on the left.

From the east
Take Rt 46 west over the Passaic River into Clifton, staying right.  Keep on Rt. 46.  Bear left at fork (Rt 21).  Exit at exit 14. Sign will say Lexington Avenue. Stay right. This is Lexington Avenue. The Hot Grill is located on the right. Go straight on Lexington Avenue and at the fifth light, the church is on your left.

From the west
Take Rt. 46 East to Clifton. In Clifton, there are three lights on Rt. 46.  Stay to the right.  Immediately after the third light, exit on Piaget Avenue.  Sign will say Piaget Avenue, Main Avenue and Botany Village.  Go Straight until the fourth light and turn right.  This is Lexington Avenue.  Go straight and at the fourth light, the church is on the left.

Schedule of Services

5:00 PM Great Vespers
Saturday Evening

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by Fellowship and Church School (11:00 AM).
Sunday Morning

6:00 PM Great Vespers
Eves of Great Feasts

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Mornings of Great Feasts

6:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent

Please call Rectory at 973-473-1928 for schedule of other services, or to arrange Baptisms, Marriages, Memorials, etc.

Parish Background

The birth of the parish began in October 1924 when a committee was formed to locate a rector. Father Kohanik of Whitestone, NY accepted the invitation to organize a new parish, with the blessing of Metropolitan Platon. The parishioners unanimously agreed to name the church in honor of St. John the Baptist. The parish acquired a church on Jackson Street in Passaic, NJ in November 1925. The growth of the parish led to the need for a larger church. Groundbreaking for the current edifice on the corner of Lexington Avenue and Harrison Street in Passaic occurred on August 3, 1959. The cornerstone was blessed on September 18, 1960 and the church was consecrated on November 27, 1960. Work then began on the church school building on Harrison Street. It was dedicated on September 13, 1964.

We have grown through dedicated parishioners to become a meaningful and viable religious body within the Orthodox Church in America. The fellowship of our parishioners is cherished and nurtured in the Brotherhood with Christ. We pray that the Lord’s blessings will continue to guide our congregation in the future.