Orthodox Christian Church in Ipswich, Massachusetts

Fr. John Knox & Fr. Michael Knox, Priests

A Member of the Genuine Orthodox Church of America

Led by His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America

The Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church established by Jesus Christ. Apostles and then bishops have maintained this holy faith through the centuries. Read more about it and discover other helpful sources here.

Visitors are welcome at any of our services. Divine Liturgy begins at 9 A.M. on Sunday; Matins at 7 A.M. Dress code for men is long sleeves and long pants; for women, long sleeves, a skirt, and a headscarf. Read our news and find out about special events in our Weekly Newsletter.

We follow the Patristic (Julian) calendar. Click here for the yearly calendar. Along with our fellow "Old Calendar" parishes, we are members of The Genuine Orthodox Christians of America.

About Us

Saint John the Confessor Orthodox Christian Church is led by Father John Knox and Father Michael Knox. They are assisted by Deacon Father James Graves. The church located at 244 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938. Locals use the landmark of The Clam Box restaurant, which is 200 yards north of the church, on the same side of High St (Route 133).

Whether you are Orthodox or not, we welcome you to visit our church and attend our services. A schedule of regular services is here.

Orthodoxy is a Greek word meaning both "right worship" and "right belief." Grounded in Sacred Traditions passed down from the Apostles, the Orthodox Church uses all the beauty of creation to move her faithful children to prayer and worship: holy icons, beautiful chanting, fragrant incense, and majestic services.

Virtually everything you see in an Orthodox Church symbolizes and calls to mind some aspect of our meeting with eternal Divinity. The Orthodox Church is the Bride of Christ, and within her shelter, we can begin to struggle for our salvation.

"We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth... We only know that God dwells there among men, and their service is fairer than the ceremonies of other nations."

- Russian Prince Vladimir in 987, after witnessing Divine Liturgy in the Hagia Sophia

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