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:


For those who ARE fully vaccinated

  • Masks are no longer required; however, you are welcome to wear one if you feel more comfortable.

For those who are NOT fully vaccinated

  • PLEASE continue wearing face masks and continue to practice social distancing (of at least 6 feet) within the church.
  • If you, or a family member, requires an area in the church for social distance, please contact the church office and a pew(s) on the courtyard side near the open doors will be blocked off for you.

Other Guidelines

Capacity in the church will increase to 100%

  • Sign-ups are no longer required.

The following safety protocols will remain

  • We will not yet resume the kiss of peace, passing baskets, or kissing icons or crosses. Simply bow in reverence.

  • Altar Servers will continue to hand out holy bread with clean, gloved hands. Please do not put your hands into the bread basket.

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.  

COVID Committee Update – June 2021
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Visitations Ministry
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Parish Calendar

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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.