St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Welcome!

St. John the Baptist

Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory Forever!

St. John's was founded in 1935 to serve the spiritual needs of the many Ukrainian immigrants who had settled in Oshawa.  The parish grew after World War II, receiving many people from Ukraine  and other eastern european countries who found shelter in Canada.  Our parish currently is home to the children and grand-children of these immigrants, as well as converts and Orthodox faithful of many different ethnic backgrounds.  Our services are conducted in both Ukrainian and English, and we thank God for our excellent choir, altar servers, "Holy Protection" sisterhood, men's brotherhood, and vibrant youth group.  We are also very proud of our "Odessa" Ukrainian Dance Group, which performs all over Canada.

We serve the Divine Liturgy (in Ukrainian and English) on Sundays at 10 AM and on Feast Days at 9:30 AM.  

Great Vespers is served (primarily in English) on Saturdays at 5 PM, and on the eve of Feasts at 6:30 PM.

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Українська Православна Церква

Св. Івана Хрестителя

Слава Ісусу Христу!  Слава на віки!

Парафія Св. Івана Хрестителя заснована у 1935 р. Б. іммігрантами з України які оселилися у Ошава.  Після 2-ої світової війни церква значно росла через пост-воєнну іміграцію з України та інших східньо-європейських держав.  Наша парафія нині створена дітьми та внуками цих імігрантів, канадських наверників до Православної віри, і Православні християни різьного походження.  Богослуження відбуваються двомовно,  і по-українському і по-англійському.  Дякуємо Богові за наш прекрасний церковний хор, прислужників, Сестрицтво ім. Св. Покрови, Братство і товариство молоді.  Ми так само дуже вдячні, що при парафії маємо прекрасну школу й ансамбль Українського народного танцю, "Одеса."

Відслужимо Св. Літургію (двомовно) що-неділі о год. 10-ій рано, і на святочні дні о год. 9:30 рано.

Відслужимо Велику Вечірню (переважно по-англійському) о год. 5-ій по-обіді що-суботи, і напередодні великих свят о год. 6:30 вечером.

Ласкаво Просимо!

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 Tuesdays 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.

Orthodox Family Fellowship

Our Orthodox 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 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
Saturday, 3 / 16 November
3:00 PM Orthodox Family Fellowship
5:00 PM Great Vespers
Sunday, 4 / 17 November
10:00 Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, 6 / 19 November
6:30 PM - Small Compline
7:00 PM - Book Study, When You Pray
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