St. John the Confessor

"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

Saint John the Confessor is an Orthodox Christian Church led by Father John Knox and Father Michael Knox. They are assisted by Deacon Father James Graves. We are located at 244 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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.

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