St. John's Parish began in the Spring of 1988 as a small Orthodox Mission. A group of Orthodox Christians bought a house, set up a chapel, and began having Bible studies, prayer services and various outreach programs with the hopes of building an Orthodox Church. St. John of Kronstadt was chosen as the patron saint of the mission. The mission continued to grow and in October 1991 the present church building was purchased. Through the direction and guidance of several priests the mission was received into the Orthodox Church of America in the fall of 2000 and became the first OCA church in Nebraska.

Fr. James Dank was ordained priest and assigned as rector of St. John's by His Grace, Archbishop Job in November 2000. St. John's has continued to grow and has helped found St. Nicholas Mission in Pella, Iowa in 2003, and continues her missionary efforts in Nebraska. In January 2004, St. John's was a recipient of a mission planting grant allowing Fr. James to devote all of his time and effort to the building up of Christ's Holy Church. 

As in many Orthodox Churches in America, you will find a diverse group of people from many different backgrounds. One thing that is noticeable is our sense of community. If you're visiting, new to our Church, or new to Orthodoxy, please stick around after the service so that we can get to know each other!


Clergy

 
  The Very REVEREND JAMES DANK Archpriest, St John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church 2800 Holdrege St., Lincoln, NE 68503 Office: 402.475.7716 Mobile: 402.560.5352 fr.james@yahoo.com

 

The Very REVEREND JAMES DANK

Archpriest, St John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church

2800 Holdrege St., Lincoln, NE 68503

Office: 402.475.7716

Mobile: 402.560.5352

fr.james@yahoo.com

  The Very REVEREND NICHOLAS Klodnicki Retired Pastor, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Lincoln, NE colonelfather@juno.com

 

The Very REVEREND NICHOLAS Klodnicki

Retired Pastor, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Lincoln, NE

colonelfather@juno.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  THE RIGHT REVEREND PAUL Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest (Orthodox Church in America) 927-933 N LaSalle Blvd Chicago IL 60610 312.202.0420 chancery@domoca.org www.oca.org

 

THE RIGHT REVEREND PAUL

Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest (Orthodox Church in America)

927-933 N LaSalle Blvd

Chicago IL 60610

312.202.0420

chancery@domoca.org

www.oca.org

 

 

  REVEREND DEACON EDWIN

 

REVEREND DEACON EDWIN

Parish Council

Rich Leiter                         President  

Joshua Higgins                 Vice-President  

Svitlana Zlenko               Treasurer  

Petronela Radu                 Secretary

Loree Thayer                    Council Member  

Yelena Wassenberg         Council Member

Wendy Leiter                  Council Member

 

If you would like to contact a member of the parish council please click here!

Choir

Deni Lautenschlager is our current choir director. If you are interested in joining the choir, please talk to Deni!

 

Readers

     

      Sub-Deacon Peter "Randy" Learned

      Stephen Bush

      Evgeni Kirianov (not pictured)