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Welcome to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Parish Cairns

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Parish Cairns is dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the one, Holy and Catholic and Apostolic Church.

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Baptism is the sacrament through which one is received into the Church. Through baptism we receive the full forgiveness of sins, we ” put on Christ “, becoming members of His body, the Church.

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Baptism is the sacrament through which one is received into the Church. Through baptism we receive the full forgiveness of sins, we ” put on Christ “, becoming members of His body, the Church.

Church Services Timetable

Baptism is the sacrament through which one is received into the Church. Through baptism we receive the full forgiveness of sins, we ” put on Christ “, becoming members of His body, the Church.

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About Us

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Parish Cairns is dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the one, Holy and Catholic and Apostolic Church.

The Church shall seek to fulfill its mission by:

  • Embracing the Spiritual Life of the Orthodox Church through regular prayer, worship and frequent participation in the sacraments.
  • Supporting the Church through stewardship of time and talent and sacrificial giving.
  • Providing a welcoming, caring, loving environment.
  • Having its members exemplify Orthodox Christian character and morals.
  • Supporting ministries that facilitate the overall mission of the Church.
  • Exemplifying commitment to community service and charitable outreach.
  • Creating an environment which encourages members to
  • grow in their faith.
    May God Bless you and give you strength.
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Bookings

See how you can book services at church.

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Marriages

In order for a Marriage licence to be issued, the couple that is to be married must fulfill all presuppositions for the performance of the Sacrament of Mariage and to submit to their Parish Priest the following:

Baptisms

Baptism is the sacrament through which one is received into the Church. Through baptism we receive the full forgiveness of sins, we ” put on Christ “, becoming members of His body, the Church.
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Divorces

An ecclesiastical divorce may be granted after a civil Decree Absolute has been given. However, the parish priest must exert every effort to reconcile the couple and avert the divorce.

Fasting

Fasting, accompanied by prayer and charity, is a way of disciplining our entire person, not just the body. Contrary to what most people think, it underlines rather than undermining the significance of the body towards whose glory it also contributes.

Memorials

Such services are held as an act of love and remembrance towards the departed members of the Church. On the feast days of our Lord: 1 January, Epiphany (6 January), the Presentation (2 February), the Annunciation (25 March).

Step into a world of faith, hope, and love at St. John the Baptist Parish Cairns – where our community is dedicated to living out the teachings of Jesus Christ through service and devotion.

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Greek Orthodox

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is the Australian archdiocese of the Greek Orthodox Church, part of the wider communion of Orthodox Christianity. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is a jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. As of 2015, there were over 120 parishes and eight monasteries in the four diocesan districts of the Archdiocese.

St John’s Community Care Ltd

St John’s Community Care Ltd is committed to caring for our community by enhancing the independence and quality of life of the frail aged, younger people with disabilities and people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities. We achieve this by providing a flexible, responsive, coordinated and individualised package of services to enable them to remain living at home.

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Redlynch Day Care Centre

The Redlynch Day Care and Early Childhood Development Centre was established in 1996 by the Greek Orthodox Parish of Cairns.

The Centre takes care of children aged between 6 months and 5 years.

The Redlynch Day Care and Early Childhood Development Centre operates between the hours of 7am and 6pm.

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Taigum Childcare Centre

Taigum Child Care Centre is a not-for-profit, church-based organisation that caters for children from 6 weeks to school entry age. The Centre opened on 12th January 2015. They now offer child care services to the families of Taigum and surrounding communities.

Stories, News & Articles

News and updates about Greek Orthodox Parish Cairns.

GUIDE TO FASTING
RECENT EVENTS.
CELEBRATING 15 YEARS
THE ANNUNCIATION
ENROLMENT 2016

Parish Priests

Theo Bacalakis (President)

Philoptohos Society of St John the Baptist Parish Cairns

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