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Diocese 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 Carpatho-Russian Diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, serving under the Omophorion of Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa (ACROD). (See our history and mission.)

Hours of Service — everyone is welcome!

Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Hours 5 am –
8:30 am
5 am –
6 pm
5 am –
4 pm
5 am –
4 pm
9 am –
1 pm
8:30 am
Breakfast  5 am –
8:30 am
5 am –
8:30 am
5 am –
8:30 am
5 am –
8:30 am
(Dine-In Only)
11 am –
12 noon
5 pm 1:30 pm 1:30 pm
9 am –
1 pm

Daily Orthodox Church Services in English – see the schedule on our St. Silouan Chapel page.

Prayers for Peace at the MissionJoin us at St. John’s to Pray for Peace

What does it mean to pray for peace in a time of war?

To suffer the loss of humanity in each of us; to repent for our part in the violence; to be in the ‘Peace’ where there is none, for the sake of all.

Join our Prayer for Peace (Moleben), Wednesdays at the Mission, November 22–December 20, 2023, 7:45–8:15 p.m.

Click on the image to see a poster PDF (120 kb).


St John the Compassionate Mission has been reaching out to friends in Israel and Gaza.

Our hearts and prayers are with the people at St Porphyrius Church in Gaza and our friends of the House of Grace in Haifa.

We want to find ways with them to show our support and care at this time.


Archbishop Elpidophoros of AmericaIn times of strife

“Our Church stands against violence, and even in the case of self-defense, we see it as the wrong answer to a wrong problem. Those who live by the sword eventually die by the sword. We pray for the peace of the world at every Service, but we see peace giving way to aggression and war at seemingly every turn, especially in the land where our Savior walked.”

— Archbishop Elpidophoros of America


We are grateful to the Malvern Onyx Lions Club of Scarborough for their generous donation to Good Neighbours.

Lions Club and Good Neighbours Drop-In


A scene from our agape meal for the feast day of St. John the Compassionate, November 12.

Agape meal on the feast of St. John the Compassionate


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The Rule

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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