WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

Welcome to St. John's Church, Lafayette Square—a vibrant historic Episcopal church located across from the White House. We invite you to join with us for worship, Christian fellowship and outreach.

History

From our organization as a parish in 1815 to today, St. John's Church has provided a powerful symbol of faith in the heart of our nation's capital.

Mission

At St. John's, we believe Christ is calling us to be a renewed church in a changing world. In worship, education, parish life, and social action, we seek to expand our horizons by serving God by loving one another.

Clergy & Staff

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Directions & Parking

Located at the corner of 16th and H Streets in Northwest Washington, St. John's is near the McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro stations. Limited street parking is available; free valet parking is offered for certain hours.

When Stars Fall 2012

Psalm 97, 99 1 Genesis 49:29–50:14 Corinthians 11:17–34  Mark 8:1–10

Anew
Illumined foreseers, the chronos advent An Eastern Star, few divined its portent
Magi and students of that sacred art Perceived at the eyes, an event horizon to start
In that eastern train all the stars of the universe fell Lesser the divinely royal due a traipse foretell
Retuned to life to undo their pagan spell Wreathed in the Holy Spirit with the Good News to tell In the realm of Cain the stars returned; fated as Abel
Clepsydrae sighed an ancient pantheon Predestined for Earth; forgiven anon
Anew
Revive our eternal city, Manticus Renew its power again; what have you?
Anew
Loxias: a specter recouped, when stars fell Not our power to tell
Anew
A venerable nullified one favored by Zeus Whose anguished stars’ flesh
Anew
A praetorian’s testimony gained arrows
Anew
A laurel trunk bound; target: trunk by arrows once held;
Anew
That power known before his star fell Rebirthed by sister; a star re-earthed under equal spell
Anew
Venerable exhorted a name once favored by Zeus
Anew
Cudgeled; cast into human soil Risen, unharmed by ministered sister
A star felled, too Anew
Both, without divine, into firmament; shine
Anew –Anonymous

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