St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania
Orthodox Church in America
The Most Blessed Tikhon Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada
P.O. Box 675
Syosset, NY 11791
516-922-0550 (Phone)
Archbishop Melchisedek
Archbishop of Western Pennsylvania
8641 Peters Road
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066-3825
724-776-5555 (Phone)
Reverend John J Kotalik, IV
601 Boone Avenue
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317
724-745-8216 (Phone)
Protodeacon John Oleynik
724-941-5645 (Phone)
Dn. Theodosius Onest
724-809-9545 (Phone)
Mr. Kiprian Yarosh
Parish President/Warden
724-743-0231 (Phone)
Choir Director
Mrs. Leah Stockman
Church School Director
Mrs. Kyra Schenken
Jr. O, Youth Coordinator
Administrative Office
601 Boone Avenue
Canonsburg, PA 15317
724-745-8216 (Phone)
2021 Parish Council
  • Mr. Kiprian Yarosh - President
  • Mr. David Stockman - Vice-President
  • Mr. Anthony Cario - Treasurer
  • Mrs. Carol Sweda- Assistant-Treasurer
  • Mr. Michael Pazuchanics - Financial Secretary
  • Mrs. Anita Prince - Recording Secretary
2021 Board of Trustees
  • Mr. Richard Blaha
  • Dr. Ruth Ann Esaias
  • Rdr. Michael Galis
  • Mrs. Lynn Geer 
  • Mrs. Paula Phillis
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Reck
  • Mr. Robert Schenken
  • Mr. David Stockman
  • Rdr. John Thompson
  • Mr. Steven Udodow
  • Mr. Christopher Weber
  • Ms. Taisia Zupancic

601 Boone Ave. Canonsburg, PA 15317 – Phone: 724-745-8216 (Rectory)– Email:
Rector, Fr. John Joseph Kotalik – Phone: 425-503-2891 – Email:
Saturday Vespers: 6:00 PM – Sunday Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM – Weekday Evening Services: 6:30 PM – Weekday Divine Liturgy: 9:00 AM
Services in English – Ample Parking & Handicap Access

Service & Event Schedule
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Parish Life Amid COVID-19
As of March, the parishes of our archdiocese have been blessed to return to normal liturgical and social life as each parish has seen fit, and at our June parish council meeting we resolved to finally make this move for our parish.  What does this mean?
  • Masks are now optional; those who wish to continue wearing them are welcome to do so, and will receive the full support of the parish in this personal choice.
  • Regular veneration of icons and the Cross at the end of services will resume; those who wish to refrain out of caution are welcome not to venerate icons, and should simply bow their head and receive a blessing with the Cross as we have been doing
  • Normal use of the communion cloths will resume; paper towels will still be available for those who wish to continue to use them as we have been doing.
  • Kissing the chalice at Holy Communion will now resume; Fr. John and the deacons will hold up the chalice for veneration, but feel free to refrain if uncomfortable.
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