St. Johns Mission

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St. Silouan of Athos Chapel

  • Blessed and dedicated by the late Metropolitan Nicholas, of blessed memory, the chapel is part of the Apostolate of the Carpatho-Russian Diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (the Mother Church of Christ’s poor), serving under the Omophorion of Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa (ACROD).
  • Sunday Hours
    6:00 a.m. – Church open for private prayer
    7:00 a.m. – Orthros
    8:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
  • Extra Service for October
    October 24, Soul Saturday: 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy & Memorial Service
  • COVID Accommodations

    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.

  • “Bridges” — we are back

    A time for praying and learning as a community, Wednesdays at St John’s, presented by Fr Nicolaie and Dn Pawel
    4:30 pm Vespers / Soup
    5:30 pm Confessions (or speak to a priest privately; speak with Fr Nicolaie for appointments)
    6:30 pm BRIDGES followed by Compline
    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

  • The “Jesus Prayer”

    Listen to this audio recording of The Jesus Prayer, from 2020-10-23 at St. Zoticos at Good Neighbours in Scarborough (it’s under two minutes long).

  • Feast of St. Silouan, 2020-09-24

    Deacon Pawel’s sermon

  • 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
  • Have a peek at our eight-page welcome booklet
    Wecome booklet

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.”


Books for Sale at the Mission

St. John’s Mission has a wealth of new books available for purchase, with subjects including Orthodox spirituality, saints, and theology. Here’s a sample list, or come to 155 Broadview and enjoy browsing at your leisure.

- A Treasury of Serbian Orthodox Spirituality vol 2
- A Treasury of Serbian Orthodox Spirituality vol 4
- Abba: The Tradition of Orthodoxy in the West
- About Christ and the Church (Men)
- The Anointing of the Sick (Meyendorff)
- Apostle to Zaire (The Life and Legacy of Blessed Father Cosmas of Grigoriu)
- Apostolic Farming (Doherty)
- The Apostolic Fathers (Irenaeus of Lyons)
- The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology
- Athanasius’ life of Saint Anthony
- Athonite Fathers and Athonite Matters (Elder Paisios)
- Befriending the Stranger (Jean Vanier)
- Beyond Wealth (Donetas)
- Born to Hate Reborn to Love (Kenneth)
- Celebration of Faith 2 (Schmemann)
- Celebration of Faith 3 (Schmemann)
- Christ in our Midst (Father John)
- The Communion of Love (Matthew the Poor)
- Consoler of Suffering Hearts (Lebedev)
- Creative Ideas for Evening Prayer (Brind and Wilkinson)
- Cyril and Methodius of Thessalonica (Tachiaos)
- Danik Sandu Tudor (Tania Rugului Aprins)
- Dear God, It’s Me and It’s Urgent (Stroud)
- The Desert City (Chitty)
- The Diary of a Russian Priest (Elchaninov)
- Drinking from the Hidden Fountain
- Elder Ephraim of Katounaka
- Empirical Dogmatics vol 1 (Metropolitan Hierotheus)
- Encountering Men of Faith (Fitzgerald)
- Encountering Women of Faith vol 1
- Encountering Women of Faith vol 2
- Encountering the Mystery (Patriarch Bartholomew)
- The Enlargement of the Heart (Archimandrite Zacharias)
- Eternal Life (Aerakis)
- Euphemia of Serbia
- The Faith (Carlton)
- Father Arseny 1893-1973
- Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses (Bouteneff)
- Festal Orations (Gregory of Nazianzus)
- Five copies of the Psalter
- For the Hope of Humanity (Michael George Tsichlis)
- From Glory to Glory (Gregory of Nyssa)
- Gifts of the Desert: The Forgotten Path of Christian Spirituality (Kyriavos C. Markides)
- Giving Sorrow Words (Reist)
- The Good Works Reader (Oden)
- Great Lent (Schmemann)
- Hia Life is Mine (Sophrony)
- I love therefore I am (Sakharov)
- If there is life I want to live (Nikolaos, Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki)
- The Image of God The Father and Other Studies (Bigham)
- In Thy Presence (Gillet)
- In thy presence (Gillet)
- The Incarnate God: vol 1, 2
- Introducing the Orthodox Church (Coniaris)
- Investing in the Kingdom of God (Metropolitan Nikolaos)
- The Jesus Prayer (Monk of the Eastern Church)
- John Cassian (Conferences)
- Kassiana
- The Ladder of Divine Ascent (John Climacus)
- The Law of God (Philaret)
- Le Jour de Saint-Esprit (Mary of Paris)
- The Lenten Spring (Hopko)
- Letters from the desert (Barsaniphius and John)
- The Life of Christ (Cabasilas)
- Life, Miracles, Service and Akathist Hymn (Spyridon of Tremithus)
- Liturgy and Tradition (Schmemann)
- Living prayer (Metropolitan Anthony)
- Living the Liturgy (Stanley Harakas)
- Longing for God (Breck)
- Marriage: an Orthodox perspective (Meyendorff)
- Monastic Wisdom: The Letters of Joseph the Hesychast
- The Monk of Mount Athos (Sophrony)
- The Most Holy Theotokos (Puhalo)
- Mystery of Gender (Puhalo)
- New Chrysostom (Tikhon’s Press)
- The Nicene Creed (Behr)
- Not by Bread Alone (Puhalo)
- The Old English version of the Gospels
- Old Testament Introduction: vol 2 Prophetic Traditions (Tarazi)
- Old Testament Introduction: vol 3 Psalms and Wisdom Literature (Tarazi)
- On Prayer (Sophrony)
- On the Apostolic Preaching (Irenaeus of Lyons)
- On the Apostolic Tradition (Hippolytus)
- On the Ascetical Life (Isaac of Nineveh)
- On the Church (Cyprian of Carthage)
- On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ (Maximus the Confessor)
- On the Divine Liturgy (Saint Germanus)
- On the Holy Icons (Saint Theodore)
- On the Holy Spirit (Basil the Great)
- On the Life of Christ (Kontakia)
- On the Mystical Life, vol 1 (Symeon the New Theologian)
- On the Mystical Life, vol 2 (Symeon the New Theologian)
- Origin si celsus (Nicolake Corneau)
- Orthodox Feasts of Jesus Christ in the Virgin Mary: Wybrew
- Orthodox Theology (Lossky)
- Orthodox spirituality
- Orthodox Worship: a Living Continuity with the Synagogue, the Temple, and the Early Church
- Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future (Seraphim Rose)
- Our Father (Schmemann)
- Pozitia dlui Lucian Blaga fata de crestinism si Orthodoxie (Staniloae)
- The Purple Mantle (Aliki Kafetzopoulou)
- Remember Thy First Love (Archimandrite Zacharias)
- Resurrection and Modern Man (Ignatius 4)
- The Return of the Prodigal Son (Nouwen)
- Russian Letters of Spiritual Direction (Macarius)
- The Sacrament of Love (Evdokimov)
- The Sacred Gift of Life (Breck)
- Saint Macarius the Spirit-Bearer
- Saint Nektarios (Chondropoulos)
- Saint Silouan the Athonite (Sophrony)
- Seraphim of Sarov (Zander)
- Serbian Studies, vol 8
- The Serbian people as a servant of God, vol 1
- Sexual Authenticity (Selmys)
- Sharing Poverty (Pingault)
- Slave of Two Masters (Selmys)
- Small books by Mother Maria and Mother Thekla
- Spirit of Truth (Breck)
- The Tale of the Elder Basil ‘the new’ and the Theodora myth
- Teologia Vie in Orthodoxie (Puhalo)
- These ate the sacraments (Coniaris)
- Thoughts for each day of the year (Theophan the Recluse)
- Three Prayers (Clement)
- To Give A Beautiful Witness: The Rule of St. John The Compassionate Mission
- Toward a Eucharistic Vision of Church, Family, Marriage (Lemasters)
- The Truth of Our Faith (Elder Cleopa, vol 2)
- Turn my Mourning into Dancing (Nouwen)
- Um sa ne crestem copii (Danion Vasile)
- The Way of the Pilgrim
- When and How to Study the Bible (Aerakis)
- Writings from Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart
- Ye that stand in the house of the Lord (Puhalo)
- The Year of the Grace of the Lord (Monk of the Eastern Church)
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