Chapel at St. John’s Mission

We are an apostolate of the ecumenical patriarchate, “Mother Church of Christ’s poor,” under the Omophorion of Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa.


Daily (including Sundays and feast days) Orthodox worship at the Mission takes place in our beautiful chapel.

The altar was consecrated by the late Metropolitan Nicholas (ACROD) with relics of martyrs from the Mar Saba Monastery in Palestine and the chapel dedicated to the patronage of St. Silouan the Athonite.

The chapel at St. John the Compassionate Mission is open all day from 5 a.m., to anyone who needs a place of prayer or simple silence.

Hours of Service


Come and pray with us — everyone is welcome!

(The chapel is always here — call to arrange other times)


Wednesday: 11:30 am Prayers; 4:00 pm Vespers/Dinner; 6 pm Bridges/Lectures; 7:30 pm Compline

Thursday: 11:30 am Prayers; 3:00 pm Jesus Prayer

Friday: 7:00 am Orthros/Divine Liturgy; 11:30 am Prayers; 3:00 pm Jesus Prayer

Sunday: 8:30 am Orthros; 10:00 am Divine Liturgy/Reader Service, followed by Agape meal

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

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.

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