St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Cantor's Corner

Cantor's Corner contains music and texts for the services of the Church.  There is a sub-menu for the typicon, another for texts, and another for music.

The music mostly consists of Kyivan/Obikhod melodies, with the occasional Galician or other melody used as well.  The texts are those of the Dobryj Pastyr prayer book, printed by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada in 2013, along with other UOCC publications.  Where there are no official UOCC translations we have used translations which are similar in style to the UOCC translations, especially those of Archimandrite Ephrem Lash of blessed memory, and are ackowledged as such.

The typicon is an abridged version for parish use prepared by Fr. Bohdan Hladio.  All service booklets were prepared by Subdeacon Franko Diakowsky of Toronto.

Over the course of 2019 we hope to post texts and music for all the services of the Church.

Typicon

The Church Typicon according to the Julian (Old Style) Calendar for 2019 can be accessed by clicking the link below:

2019 Church Typicon

Autumn Book Study

During the autumn months St. John's will host a book study entitled "When You Pray," using the book of the same title by L. Josephy Letendre.  The gatherings will be held on the last two Mondays of each month in the Church, beginning with Small Complie at 6:30 PM, followed by a discussion from 7 till 8:15 PM.  Books are available in the parish office, and everyone is welcome.

Saints and Strollers

"Saints and Strollers" is a program for parents with young children.  Our participants include both Orthodox and non-Orthodox, Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian families, who meet twice a month for spiritual support, fellowship, and Christian education.  The gatherings are held on Saturdays, beginning at 3 PM with fellowship, followed by various educational, cultural, and spiritual activities, and concludes with Vespers at 5 PM  (which is served almost exlusively in English).

We invite everyone with younger children, from toddlers through early primary school, to participate.  

Upcoming Services
Monday, 10 / 23 September
7:00 PM - Book Study, When You Pray
Friday, 14 / 27 September
ELEVATION OF THE CROSS
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 15 / 28 September
3:00 PM Saints and Strollers
5:00 PM  Great Vespers
Events
  • Pascha 2019
    05/11/19
    On Sunday, April 28th, our parish celebrated the Bright Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord. 
  • Groundbreaking for New Parish Hall
    04/30/19
    On Bright Monday, April 29th 2019, St. John's celebrated the blessing for beginning of construction
  • Lenten Spiritual Retreat
    04/13/19
    On Saturday, April 13th, St. John's Parish held its annual Lenten Spiritual Retreat.  Presentat
  • 2018 Parish Autumn Retreat
    On November 10th and 11th St. John's hosted a parish spiritual retreat.  Fr. Dr. Timothy Chrapk