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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.)

Hours of Service — everyone is welcome!

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Hours 5 am–
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4 pm
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4 pm
Breakfast 5 am–
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Lunch/Dinner 5 pm 1:30pm 1:30pm
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.
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
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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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From the Saints

“The Church is the hospital for suffering humanity” — St. John Chrysostom

“Bad times! Troublesome times! This men are saying. Let our lives be good; and the times are good. We make our times; such as we are, such are the times.” — St. Augustine, Sermon 30

Parables of Community Podcasts

Parables of Community

Summer 2022 Newsletter


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