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Nativity of St. John the Baptist parish

Nativity of St John the Baptist parish is located at 32 Stahanovskaya street, 220009,Minsk (Belarus). The compound includes the chapel of The Holy Prophet Zachariah and the Righteous Elizabeth (erected in 2010) and the church of the Nativity of Saint John The Baptist (under construction). The parish reactor is Fr. Theodore Желенговский.

The parish was founded in October 1995. The construction of the chapel began in 1998. The parish purchased the site to build the main temple on 17 july 2001. The foundation capsule was laid by Filaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk on 7 july 2003. The temple of the Nativity of St John The forerunner of Jesus was consecrated on the Feast of the Precious Wood of the Life-giving Cross of Jesus Christ. The baptistary of the Saints Zachariah and Elizabeth was consecrated on 7 july 2010.

The parish has the active social live. There is the sunday school for teens and children, the parish library, the choir rehearsal, the study of local lore and fine arts.

St. John, the greatest among the Holy Prophets, Holy Forerunner and Baptist of Our Lord, brought to a close the history of the Old Testament Church and opened the era of the New Testament. The Holy Prophet John bore witness to the arrival on earth of the Only-begotten Son of God, who had taken on human flesh. St. John was made worthy to baptize the Savior in the waters of the Jordan, and to bear witness to the mystical appearance of the Most Holy Trinity on the day of His Baptism. The Forerunner of the Lord, born six months prior to the Nativity of Jesus Christ, was the son of the priest Zacharias and the righteous Elizabeth, who was a relative of the mother of our Lord. In the Temple of the Lord, the Archangel Gabriel revealed to Zacharias that he would have a son. An answer to his parents' prayers, and praised exceedingly from above, the child was filled with the All-holy Spirit. With concern and compassion for the fate of the people of God, St. John prepared himself for his great service by leading a strict life of asceticism, fasting, and prayer in the wilderness.

"Nativity of St. John the Baptist Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church in Minsk (Belarus)"
ул. Стахановская, 32

Phone: +375 17 299-05-93
Rector of the Parish is  Fr. Theodore 
Phone: +375 29 353-63-96
 

The regular services are held on Great Feasts Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are two Liturgies on the Feasts and Sunday. The first Liturgy is served with Father Anatoli, the second Liturgy is served by Father Theodore.  



Nativity of St John the Baptist parish is located at 32 Stahanovskaya street, 220009,Minsk (Belarus). The compound includes the chapel of The Holy Prophet Zachariah and the Righteous Elizabeth (erected in 2010) and the church of the Nativity of Saint John The Baptist (under construction). The parish reactor is Fr. Theodore Желенговский.