Lest we ignore this fact: over 9 million people died of hunger worldwide in 2020. (According to the international relief agency Mercy Corps.)
“In the gospel of Judgment Day, Christ does not tell us that we have to heal the sick, but to visit them. He does not tell us that we need to solve the problem of inequity in the world, but to share with the one that comes our way. He does not tell us that we need to change the justice system, but to reach out to those whose freedom was taken away, by sharing with them the freedom of being together. The care and the good news of the gospel are personal.” — Father Nicolaie
Needs Lists – this Lent, please help; we are in particular need of rice & beans (arroz con frijole).
Daily Orthodox Church Services in English
COVID-19 Community Updates
- St. John The Compassionate Mission and Good Neighbours Scarborough – along with other TDIN members and City of Toronto social services – will continue to provide essential services to the city’s most vulnerable, while following the provincial health guidelines for COVID-19 management as it applies to drop-ins.
- We are on Covid-19 Hours of service at 155 Broadview Avenue (with reduced hours at Good Neighbours in Scarborough):
Tuesday to Saturday Breakfast: 5–9 a.m. eat-in or takeout, 9–11 a.m. takeout
Wednesday Dinner 2-4 p.m.
Staying in touch
- Before the start of Great Lent, the Orthodox Church prays for the poor, for those who may not have received a proper burial, or who had no one to request Memorial Services to be offered for them.
On Saturday March 6 at the Mission, we remembered members of our community who died alone on the street, and many others (over 200) for whom we have a date of death but no name.
Memory Eternal beloved brothers and sisters, deemed to be worthy and to be happy!