St. John the Compassionate Mission

Daily (including Sundays and feast days) Orthodox worship at the Mission takes place in our beautiful chapel.

The altar was consecrated by the late Metropolitan Nicholas (ACROD) with relics of martyrs from the Mar Saba Monastery in Palestine and the chapel dedicated to the patronage of St Silouan the Athonite.

The chapel at St John the Compassionate Mission is open all day from 5am to anyone who needs a place of prayer or simple silence.

Hours of Service

Come and pray with us - everyone is welcome!

Prayer Time:


11:30 am
4:00 pm
6 pm
7:30 pm



11:30 am
3:00 pm

Jesus Prayer


7:00 am
11:30 am
3:00 pm

Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Jesus Prayer


8:45 am
10:00 am

Divine Liturgy/Reader Service
followed by Agape meal

Serving Clergy

Fr Nicolaie Atitienei, parish priest at St John the Compassionate Mission, also serves as spiritual father at St Zoticos and is available for confessions and sacraments. He is also a social worker, and does family and individual counselling. Originally from Romania, he is married and has four children.

Deacon Pawel Mucha
Sub deacon Arsenio Tibayan, originally from the Philippines, speaks fluent Tagalog, is married and has two children, also serving at St Zoticos Mission.

Br Luke O'Neil serves as an ordained Reader and leads the weekly daily services at St Zoticos Mission. He came to Orthodoxy from the United Church of Canada.



Chapel at St John's Mission Calendar updated November 2019