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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.)
Daily Orthodox Church Services in English – see the schedule on our Saint Silouan’s Chapel page.
St John's Community along with our Sister Community in DRC gives thanks to God for the discovery of the new Malaria vaccine and possible new antiviral drugs for COVID.
This is an incredible long awaited happy news for the poor of the world!
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

Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew A historic joint statement has been issued by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, on climate change.
COVID-19 Community Updates – here are our opening hours
  • • Tuesday 5am-8:30am, 5am - 8:30am Breakfast
    • Wednesday 5am-6pm, 5am - 8:30am Breakfast, Dinner 5 pm
    • Thursday 5am-4pm, 5am - 8:30am Breakfast, Lunch 1:30 pm
    • Friday 5am-4pm, 5am - 8:30am Breakfast, Lunch 1:30 pm
    • Saturday 9am-1pm
The image of God found by our back door
Christmas comes early on the street
2021-22 Bible studies
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The Rule
A new edition of the Rule of the Mission is now 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

Fall 2021 Newsletter


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