Questions about the Mission Church
Q. Do you have a
We have Father David Graham
Scott, (905) 935-6252. Fr David and his late wife Cynthia entered the
Orthodox Church in 2001, after serving United Church pastorates in Noranda, Sudbury, St Catharines,
Burlington and Wainfleet. He has taught at
Laurentian and Brock Universities. Fr David now lives in St Catharines.
Do you have a bishop?
A. Yes. His Grace, the Right Rev. ALEXANDER,
Bishop of Ottawa, Eastern Canada and Upstate New York. Bishop
Alexander lives in Montreal, QC, and his Cathedral is in Ottawa.
Q. Are you part of an
A. Yes, the Antiochian
Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Our Archbishop is His
Eminence, the Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH. The web address is www.antiochian.org. Metropolitan Joseph lives in
Englewood, NJ, and his Cathedral is in New York City.
The archdiocese is part of the Patriarchate
of Antioch. Acts 11:26 says, The
disciples were first called Christians at Antioch. The Cathedral of
our Patriarch, His Beatitude, John X, is in Damascus, Syria.
Q. Who is your patron
A. St. Ignatius of Antioch was the third
bishop of Antioch, following St Peter and St Euodios.
His letters written on the way to martyrdom are preserved. St Ignatius was
martyred in Rome in 107 AD.
Are non-Orthodox welcome to attend services?
A. Yes! Come and see! Sunday Orthros (Matins) at 9:40 AM, followed immediately by the
Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM.
non-Orthodox to experience the Liturgy for several months and to study holy
Orthodoxy. After six to twelve months non-Orthodox can ask our
Priest for baptism or chrismation into the Church. (Baptism with water
in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is not
Q. What books should
A. The Orthodox Church is best experienced in
the Divine Liturgy, where Christ is in our midst. But any one of the following
introductions is helpful.
Fr Anthony Canaris,
Introducing the Orthodox Church; Its
faith and life (Light & life);
Timothy Ware (Bishop Kallistos),
The Orthodox Church (New Edition)
Fr Thomas Hopko, The Orthodox Faith in 4 volumes (The
Orthodox Church in America)
You can order these books from www.light-n-life.com (952-925-3888).
Q. What happens after
have refreshments, in the living room of the house (75 Rolls Ave) attached to
the Church (332 Carlton St.) Open to all!
fast for at least six hours before receiving Holy Communion, we hold a
pot-luck supper after certain feast day Vesperal
Divine Liturgies that begin at 6:30 PM.
The Church telephone
is (905) 646-4222, and you can leave a message.