St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Nativity and New Year Celebration

On January 7th we celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord.  Royal Hours were served on the previous Friday, and on Saturday evening Great Compline with Litia was celebrated.  The morning of the 7th saw a full church, with many of the faithful approaching for Holy Communion.  After the Liturgies for the feast of the Synaxis of the Mother of God and St. Stephen on the 8th and 9th, we received a special treat.  The "Prut River Boys" of Toronto attended our Old Calendar New Year's Eve celebration ("Malanka"), joined in singing the Vesperal service, and entertained everyone at the pot-luck meal afterwards with their beautiful Christmas Carols.  It was truly a celebratory week that will be long remembered.


Nativity and New Year Celebration - 01/07/18

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Our Odessa Dancers
Our Odessa Dancers
Our Odessa Dancers

St. John's, together with the Odessa Dancers, is again sponsoring the


Our Pavilion is located at the Royal Canadian Legion, 471 Simcoe St. South, in Oshawa.

Here you can enjoy tasty Ukrainian Food and wonderful performances of Ukrainian Dance by our own Odessa Dancers.

The Pavilion is open from Tuesday, the 19th through Friday, the 22nd. 

Doors open at 4:30 PM, and shows will take place at 6:00, 7:30, and 8:15. 

Passports are available at the door.

We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Services
Saturday, 8 / 21 July
Great Vespers is cancelled this evening
Sunday, 9 / 22 July
8th Sunday after Pentecost
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy
Friday, 14 / 27 July
Great Vespers at 6:30 PM
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