6:00 a.m. – Church open for private prayer
7:00 a.m. – Orthros
8:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
October 24, Soul Saturday: 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy & Memorial Service
To meet 30% provincial attendance restrictions, high attendance Sunday services are by advanced reserve spots only. Please email Fr Nicolaie at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or Fr Nicolaie at firstname.lastname@example.org the meetings can be on Zoom or in person.
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
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).
Fr 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.
Deacon 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.
Sub deacon Arsenio Tibayan, originally from the Philippines, speaks fluent Tagalog, is married and has two children, also serving at St. Zoticos Mission.
Br 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 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.”
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.