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

St. John the Baptist

Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Christ is Baptized!  In the Jordan!

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

Христос Хрещається!  Во Йордані!

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!

"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
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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