Visitor Guide 

Guests are always welcome to visit our Cathedral at any time!
The information provided below will introduce our Orthodox Faith and Customs. 

St. John the Baptist Cathedral is a church in the Diocese of the Western American Diocese for the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America and was established in September of 1954.  We are located at 900 Baker Street, San Francisco, California. Our parish priest is Very Reverend Djurica Gordic. Visitors are always welcome to join us each Sunday to learn more about our Orthodox Faith and Serbian Culture. 

Divine Liturgy - Sunday's at 10:30 am, Church School at 11:30 am 


Cathedral Schedule

Vespers Saturdays and Feast Days 6:00 p.m.

Divine Liturgy Sundays & Great Feast Days 10:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy Minor Feast Days 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Christian Education Classes 11:30 a.m. 

Guest Guide ...

Upon entering the church, guests and parishioners are greeted and given the Weekly Sunday Bulletin which contains special prayers and Scripture Readings for that particular day, as well as parish announcements. 

Service books are provided and are located at the back of each pew. 

Guidelines for Receiving Holy Communion

For Orthodox Christians 

Orthodox Christians fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when they receive Holy Communion in fulfillment of Christ's command to eat His body and drink His Blood. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, communicants should not be conscious of grave sin, have fasted appropriately and seek to live in charity and love with their neighbors. Persons conscious of grave sin must first be reconciled with God and the church through the sacrament of Penance. A frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist is encouraged for all. 

For other Christians

We welcome to this celebration of the Eucharist those Christians who are not fully united with us. It is a consequence of the sad divisions of Christianity that we cannot extend to them an invitation to receive Communion. Orthodox christians believe that the Eucharist is an action of the celebrating community signifying a oneness in faith, life and worship of the community. Reception of the Eucharist by Christians not fully with us would imply a oneness which does not yet exist and for which we must all pray. 

For those not receiving Communion

Those not receiving sacramental Communion are encouraged to express in their hearts a prayerful desire for unity with the Lord Jesus and with one another. They are welcome to come for the blessing at the end of the liturgy. 

At the conclusion of the Liturgy guests (including non-orthodox) are welcome to come to receive the church bread and kiss the cross if they wish. 

Following the Divine Liturgy, all parishioners and guests are invited to the Social Hall for the regular Sunday Fellowship Luncheon which begins at 12:00 noon. More details below. 

Sunday School for children PK-12

Regular classes for children and youth are held beginning at 11:30pm following the Divine Liturgy on Sundays during the school year. 


Every Sunday following the Divine Liturgy there is a fellowship for all parishioners and visitors. 


Contact Us

St. John the Baptist 
Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
900 Baker Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone:(415) 567-5869
Fax: (415) 567-5855




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