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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.
 
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.
 
St. John’s Thrift Store is hiring See our job ad (PDF, ~80 kb)
 
COVID-19 Community Updates – here are our opening hours
  • • Wednesday 9am-6pm, dinner 5 pm
    • Thursday 9am-4pm, lunch 1:30 pm
    • Friday 9am-4pm, lunch 1:30 pm
    • Saturday 9am-1pm
 
In preparation for the feast of the Virgin on August 15, the community decorated the Icon of the Virgin with flowers from our garden. Many of these flowering plants, over the years, were recovered from various ‘garbage’ by Brother Luke.

These flowers are an image of the life of the church at 155 Broadview Avenue. What is considered in the world to be of no value and discarded, we are called to gather, and reveal the hidden beauty that is within each person.

Dormition flowers
 
2021-22 Bible studies
Click the image to see the PDF poster (~110 kb)

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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