St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Parish Choir
Our Church Choir with Fr. Gregory Mielnik
Our Church Choir with Fr. Gregory Mielnik
Our Church Choir with Fr. Gregory Mielnik
At the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor
At the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor
At the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor
Choir Director Lucy Ireland with Fr. Bohdan
Choir Director Lucy Ireland with Fr. Bohdan
Choir Director Lucy Ireland with Fr. Bohdan

Our parish is blessed with an excellent and dedicated choir.  Under the direction of Lucy Ireland, the choristers sing the Liturgy on all Sundays and for the Great Feasts, as well as other services during the Church year.  In addition, our choir is often invited to participate in other community events, singing for cultural and commemorative events in the Oshawa community.

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