St. Silouan of Athos Chapel

We are an Apostolate of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, “Mother Church of Christ’s poor,” under the Omophorion of Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa (ACROD).

BRIDGES we are back...

A time for praying and learning as a community, Wednesdays at St John’s

4:30 pm Vespers / Soup
5:30 pm Confessions (or speak to a priest privately*)
6:30 pm BRIDGES followed by Compline

Liturgy...history and practice of the proskomedia - Sept 30;

Lectio divina on Jeremiah - Oct 7; Real miracles that happened at the Mission - Oct 14; What does it mean to be Orthodox - Oct 21; Lectio divina on Jeremiah - Oct 28;

History of vestments - Nov 4; Liturgy ...structure of the divine liturgy - Nov18; What is prayer? How do I pray? - Nov 25;

The Jesus prayer - Dec 2; Lectio divina - introduction to the minor prophets - Dec 9;

Liturgy...introduction to the structure of daily and Sat vespers - Jan 13; Reading the icon of Theophany - Jan 20; Lectio divina - Jan 30;

The world and the church - Feb 10

Presented by Fr Nicolaie and Dn Pawel

* Please talk to Fr Nicolaie for appointments

Extra Services for October

24 Soul Saturday   8am Divine Liturgy & Memorial Service

In order to meet 30% provincial attendance restrictions, high attendance Sunday services are by advanced reserve spots only. Please email Fr Nicolaie at info@stjohnsmission.org to ask about Sunday attendance.

All other services are open due to attendance that is lower than 30%

Tuesday to Saturday chapel open at 5 am for private prayer

Tuesday to Saturday Hours at 9 am, Noon and end of day

Wednesday Vespers at 4:30pm followed by soup

Wednesday Bridges and gospel sharing at 6:30 pm

Special meetings for any one interest in exploring the Orthodox faith please email Deacon Pawel at lts@stjohnsmission.org or Fr Nicolaie at info@stjohnsmission.org  the meetings can be on Zoom or in person.

Serving Clergy

Fr. NicolaieFr Nicolaie Atitienei, parish priest at St. John the Compassionate Mission, also serves as spiritual father at St. Zoticos and is available for confessions and sacraments. He is also a social worker, and does family and individual counselling. Originally from Romania, he is married and has four children.

Dn. PawelDeacon Pawel Mucha came to St. John’s in 2007, planning to stay for one year. Originally from the UK, he previously had a career in teaching. Ordained as a deacon for the Mission in 2010, he is now Prefect of the Lived Theology School at the Mission.

Sdn. ArsenioSub deacon Arsenio Tibayan, originally from the Philippines, speaks fluent Tagalog, is married and has two children, also serving at St. Zoticos Mission.

Br. LukeBr Luke O’Neil serves as an ordained Reader and leads the weekly daily services at St. Zoticos Mission. He came to Orthodoxy from the United Church of Canada.

Starosta MiroslavaStarosta Miroslava is married, a mother of two, and a recent retiree from the financial world. “I am blessed to serve as Starosta in our humble community. I serve with joy and reverence, with faith in our church and gospel. I care for all people of God, and humbly I am in service of the poor and the church, working along with our spiritual Fathers and the Sobor. With all my heart I rejoice to serve in humility, to help take care of people, to give and receive blessings, and to pray in our chapel. I am truly blessed to be part of our community.”

Sunday Hours

6:00am Church open for private prayer
7:00am Orthros
8:30am Divine Liturgy

Sunday Bulletins

2020: Jan; Feb; Mar; Apr; May 10, 17, 24, 31; Jun 7, 21, 28; Sep 13, 20
2019: Mar; Apr; May; Jun; Jul; Aug; Sep; Oct; Nov; Dec

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