St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church

St. John's was founded in 1935 to serve the spiritual needs of the many Ukrainian immigrants who had settled in Oshawa.  The parish grew after World War II, receiving many people from Ukraine  and other eastern european countries who found shelter in Canada.  Our parish currently is home to the children and grand-children of these immigrants, as well as converts and Orthodox faithful of many different ethnic backgrounds.  Our services are conducted in both Ukrainian and English, and we thank God for our excellent choir, altar servers, "Holy Protection" sisterhood, men's brotherhood, and vibrant youth group.  We are also very proud of our "Odessa" Ukrainian Dance Group, which performs all over Canada.

We serve the Divine Liturgy (in Ukrainian and English) on Sundays at 10 AM, and on Feast Days at 9:30 AM.  

Great Vespers is served (primarily in English) on Saturdays at 5 PM, and on the eve of Feasts at 6:30 PM.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Everyday Spirituality Presentation
Everyday Spirituality

Join us on Wednesday, March 28th for the second of our Lenten Spirituality Talks.  Dr. Daniel Opperwall will speak on the topic of "Everyday Spirituality: Prayer, Work, Rest."  Dr. Opperwall is the author of two books, one on spirituality entitled A Layman in the Desert, as well as a children's book entitled We Pray.  He is a professor of Church History and Patristics at the Orthodox School of Theology, Trinity College, University of Toronto.

The presentation will begin at 7 PM, and be followed by a question and answer period.

We look forward to welcoming you! 

Lenten Lecture and Book Presentation

On Wednesday, February 28th, Dr. Nicole Roccas will offer a talk on the subject of Time and Despondency, the title of her new book recently published by Ancient Faith Publications.  The talk will begin at 7 PM, and after the presentation and and question and answer period copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Everyone is welcome, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, Christian and non-Christian.

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“The first thing to say about Time and Despondency is 'Perfect timing!' More and more I hear about and speak with people struggling with despondency. In an extremely readable and refreshingly practical way, Nicole Roccas provides wisdom and advice about the struggle with despondency that can connect to the modern reader and is also grounded in the ancient wisdom of the fathers of the Church. This book would be a welcome read for anyone who has struggled with or known anyone to struggle with the ancient and modern 'noon day demon': despondency.” --Fr. Philip Rogers, St. John's Orthodox Church (Memphis, TN)

We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Services
Saturday, 4 / 17 March
3rd Soul Saturday
Divine Liturgy with Panakhyda at 9:30 AM
Great Vespers at 5 PM
Sunday, 5 / 18 March
4th Sunday of Lent
St. John Climacus
Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
Thursday, 9 / 22 March
Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete will be served at St. Anne's Church in Scarborough at 7 PM
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