This Service is chanted on the Saturday closest to June 19 at Great Vespers.
The service to St John (including the Akathist) was translated by Reader Isaac E. Lambertsen from the Church Slavonic text (Jordanville: St Job of Pochaev Press, 2001, pp. 5-35).
The Akathist to St John was originally compiled in English by Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose), translated into Church Slavonic, edited and revised by Archbishop Alypy of Chicago and subsequently approved for liturgical use by the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The present English text incorporates both Fr Seraphim's original and Reader Isaac Lambertsen's translation.