St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Parish Council
Parish Council in 2010
Parish Council in 2010
Parish Council in 2010
Our parish council today
Our parish council today
Our parish council today

Our parish is blessed with an excellent council who look after the material needs and support of the community.  Under the capable leadership of Dr. Paul Slavchenko our capable and energetic council members have not only instituted programs and procedures which have contributed to the financial stability of our parish, but over the past several years have successfully negotiated the fund-raising campaign, design, and approval of a new parish hall which will be built this year.  

Our parish is blessed and grateful that God has given us such talented and dedicated council members!

Parish Council Presidents:

1935: Harry Cymbaluk

1936: Theodore Tychij

1937: John Jacula

 1938: Theodore Tychij

  1939: Mykyta Dutchak

  1940 – 43: Michael Starr         

 1944 – 45: William Hercia

   1946: Thomas Manilla

1947 – 52: John Stezik

1953: Dmytro Babij

1954 – 57: John Stezik

1958 – 60: Dmytro Babij

 1961 – 62: Walter Kuch

 1963: Dmytro Stanczenko

 1964: Morley Parfeniuk

 1965: Dmytro Babij

 1966: Victor Janchewsky

 1967 – 74: John Kuney

 1975: Walter Minosora

  1976: Steve Kisil

1977: Walter Minosora

1978 – 80: John Kuney

1981: Walter Minosora

1982: John Kuney

 1983: Steve Kisil

1984 - 85: Peter Senyk

1986 – 87: Alexander Polityka

1988: Gregory Nelipa

1989 – 92: Boris Skoblikowsky

1993 – 94: Gregory Nelipa

1995: Michael Klinduch

1996 – 99: Walter Minosora

 2000 – 01: Gregory Nelipa

 2002 – 03: Walter Minosora

2004 – 05: Gregory Nelipa

2006 – 07: Ihor Lysyk

2007 - 11: Carol Shewchuk   

2011 – 13: Dennis Urbanski

2013 - Present: Dr. Paul Slavchenko

"Malanka" Ukrainian New Year's Dance

Our Odessa Dancers are sponsoring a Ukrainian New Year's dance - "Malanka" - on Friday, January 17th.  It will feature a wonderful dinner, a live band, and performance by our dancers.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the Odessa Dancers at  We look forward to seeing you!

Наша Школа Українського Народнього Танцю "Одеса" запрошує Вас на новорічну забаву "Маланка," яка відбудеться у п'ятницю, 17-го січня 2020.  Квитки можете набути від танцюристів,,  Пропонуємо прекрасну вечерю, українську оркестру, танцюристи виступатимуть тощо.  Ласкаво просимо!

Orthodox Christian Family Fellowship

Our Orthodox Christian Familly Fellowship is a program for parents with young children.  Our participants include both Orthodox and non-Orthodox, Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian families, who meet on average twice a month for spiritual support, fellowship, and Christian formation.  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 in English).  Our final gathering before Pascha takes place on April 4th, and will begin with the Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, followed by a fellowship pot-luck brunch.

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

Upcoming Services
Sunday, 10 / 23 February
Meat-fare Sunday
10:00 Divine Liturgy
Parish Annual General Meeting to follow
Saturday, 16 / 29 February
Orthodox Christian Family Fellowship 3 - 5 PM
5:00 Great Vespers
Sunday, 17 February / 1 March
10:00 Divine Liturgy
6:00 PM - Forgiveness Vespers
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