St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
2020 Pilgrimage Tour of Greece

From May 15th through May 29th of 2020 Fr. Bohdan and Dobr. Tania will be leading a pilgrimage tour of Greece.  We will be visiting Athens, Meteora, Santorini, and Crete.  The tour is arranged in such a way that participants will have the opportunity to visit and worship at holy sites like historic Churches and Monasteries; visit archeological and cultural monuments; partake of the social life of Greece; and as well have time to relax and enjoy the wonderful weather and natural beauty of Greece.  

Father and Presbytera have led several of these tours in the past, visiting various islands and localities in Greece and Turkey. Next year's pilgrimage tour will be special in that we are visiting Santorini, as well as Crete.  While in Crete we will have the special blessing of worshiping at St. Titus Church in Irakleaon, as well as at the Chrisopigi Monastery in Chania.

To access a complete and detailed itinerary please click here.

We hope you will consider joining us on this spiritually, culturally, and personally uplifting pilgrimage tour.  Space is limited, and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Full information, including cost and registration information, is given with the detailed itinerary.

"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 odessadancers@gmail.com.  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, odessadancers@gmail.com,  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
Saturday, 9 / 22 February
Meat-fare Soul Saturday
9:30 AM - Divine Liturgy with Requiem Service
Great Vespers is cancelled this evening
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
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