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St. John the Compassionate Mission is dedicated to outreach and care for vulnerable individuals and families in Toronto, especially those living in poverty or on the margins – all are welcome! We’re an apostolate of the Orthodox Church of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. (See our history and mission.)
Our Opening Hours
  • • Tuesday 5am-8:30am – breakfast 5am-8:30am
    • Wednesday 5am-6pm – breakfast 5am-8:30am, dinner 5 pm
    • Thursday 5am-4pm – breakfast 5am-8:30am, lunch 1:30 pm
    • Friday 5am-4pm – breakfast 5am-8:30am, lunch 1:30 pm
    • Saturday – 9am-1pm
Daily Orthodox Church Services in English – see the schedule on our Saint Silouan’s Chapel page.
We’re happy to report that St. John’s Bakery has been named one of Toronto’s Best Bakeries by Toronto Life.
MAID financial impact“Net financial impact of providing MAID under the current legislation (Bill C-14) in 2021” – click the image to see a larger version (92 kbytes)

From page 1 of “Cost Estimate for Bill C-7 ‘Medical Assistance in Dying’,” from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
Archbishop Elpidophoros“The parishes are spaces for the public good, where we can gather, without judgment, to help one another care for the health of the whole person, soul, and body.”
— Archbishop Elpidophoros
Archbishop Elpidophoros letterArchbishop Elpidophoros sent us a letter about our Lent 2022 paper newsletter – click the image to see a larger version (120 kbytes).
2021-22 Bible studies
Click the image to see the PDF poster (~110 kb)

The Rule
The ninth edition of the Rule of the Mission is available. Let us know if you would like to find out more, and see ordering information on our multimedia page.

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155 Broadview Avenue, Toronto M4M 2E9
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