Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest
Deanery: Minneapolis Deanery
Stanley, Wisconsin 54768
Minneapolis, MN 55417
The parish is the oldest Orthodox Church in the state of Wisconsin, having celebrated 100 years in 2006.
The church was recently designated as a historic site by the Chippewa County Historical Society. A new plaque that was placed on the church reads: “St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church is the oldest Orthodox church in the state of Wisconsin. Shortly after their arrival from eastern Europe in 1901, the Carpatho-Russian community settled in this area and began holding church services in their homes. They built the church building in 1906 following the Byzantine style of architecture and included a dome with an Orthodox cross placed on top.”