St. John's COVID-19 Updates

Based on state, as well as Town of Dedham guidelines, the following changes have been made to St. John’s Safety COVID protocol:

Update from St. John's COVID Committee as of August 4, 2021

The Executive Board’s COVID committee regularly meets to see if we are doing everything in our power to keep our parishioners and visitors safe during the COVID-19 public health crisis. This is the committee’s only concern and mandate.

Unfortunately, with the rise of the COVID Delta variant in nearby Massachusetts counties, the committee, out of an abundance of caution, asks that ALL those who come to St. John’s, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to, once again, wear a mask when you are at the church. This is effective immediately.

For those who remain unvaccinated, whatever the reason, please consult with your physician to discuss your concerns.  In addition, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a wealth of information.

Please continue to pray for those throughout the world and country battling this virus; as well as for the families who have lost loved ones.  As always, please reach out to Fr. John with questions or concerns. We, of course, will keep you updated.

Welcome to St. John's

Welcome to St. John's parish community.  Below are our latest news and events.  If you would like something posted here, please contact the church office.  

FREE Holiday Pops Concert!
Due to continued Covid-19 safety protocols, the Holiday Pops concert will be presented Virtual. The Pops concert will be recorded and made available for FREE to everyone who registers and should be available for viewing by December 10th. Once you register, you will be e-mailed a link to view the concert...
Winter newsletter
We hope that you enjoy reading the Winter/Christmas issue of The Torchbearer. A blessed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's to you and all those whom you love! Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Announcing the Breeze system for our parishioners
A few months ago, we sent an email introducing you to St. John's new church management system called Breeze.  This system provides many benefits to our parishioners, just to name a few: Update your own information on file (and family member's...
COVID Committee Update – June 2021
Based on the state, as well as Town of Dedham guidelines, the following changes have been made to St. John’s Safety COVID protocol: Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals.  Anyone who is more comfortable wearing a mask...
Stewardship Pledges
“Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.” (Luke 6:30) Just a friendly reminder that pledge forms for 2021 were mailed in November 2020. After prayerful consideration, please remember to...
Visitations Ministry
The Visitation Ministry is being introduced as a way to provide companionship and assistance to individuals and families for ANY reason. Donna Sabbag, who chairs the visitation ministry, has over 32 years of experience in human services. Please visit the...

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Our Mission

We worship and glorify God, by loving and caring for each other, providing a safe, thriving and life-long home, from which we spread the teaching and good works of our Orthodox Christian Faith. Being God's stewards, we celebrate our faith by:

  • participating fully in the sacramental and liturgical life of the church;
  • responding to the needs of all by living the message of the Gospel through outreach to each other and to the community at large;
  • fostering our God-given talents as stewards to strengthen God's church.

"Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." 
Romans 15:7

Virutal Tour of St. John of Damascus Church

Take a Virtual Tour of our church.

Thanks to the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham for providing this interactive tour!

Hall Rentals available at St. John's

Are you interested in renting St. John's Hall?  

Visit our Hall Rental Web Page for more details.