St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Our Parish Youth
Our Parish Youth Group
Our Parish Youth Group
Our Parish Youth Group
On Our Corn Maze Adventure
On Our Corn Maze Adventure
On Our Corn Maze Adventure
Bringing Christmas Joy
Bringing Christmas Joy
Bringing Christmas Joy

Our parish is blessed with a wonderful youth group.  Our older youth are organized under the auspices of CYMK/Ukrainian Orthodox Youth, and as such often participate in common events throughout the Greater Toronto Area.  In addition, we regularly host retreats and other spiritual, social, and service events and activities here in Oshawa.

Our younger children are benefitted by Sunday School lessons and participation in age-appropriate events along with our older youth, including Christmas Caroling for our older or infirm parishioners, pysanka writing workshops, etc.

A favourite every year is our annual celebration in honour of Holy Father Nicholas on December 18th.

The greatest joy of our parish is that our youth actively participate in our liturgical life, reading and singing in the choir, serving in the altar, and helping out wherever and whenever needed.

We are proud of our youth, who actively work to make our parish, our community, and our world a better place.

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, 8 / 21 April
"Provody" at Union Cemetery at 11 AM
Great Vespers at 5 PM
Sunday, 9 / 22 April
Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers
Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
Parish "Sviachene" luncheon to follow
"Provody" at Ss. Volodymyr & Ol'ha (1 PM) and Thornton (3:30 PM) Cemeteries
Saturday, 15 / 28 April
Great Vespers at 5 PM
Events
  • Pascha 2018
    04/08/18
    Our Paschal Celebrations were especially joyful this year.  As usual, the church was packed, an
  • Holy Week 2018
    04/06/18
    Our Holy Week Services began with the celebration of Our Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem.  Many
  • Theophany Celebration 2018
    01/19/18
    On January 18th and 19th our parish celebrated the Great Feast of the Theophany of our Lord.  O
  • Nativity and New Year Celebration
    01/07/18
    On January 7th we celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord.  Royal Hours were served on
  • Bishop's Visitation
    12/26/17
    Our parish hosted Bishop Andriy for an hierarchical Liturgy on October 22nd to celebrate the 80th an