We are a group of Orthodox Christians who participate in all aspects of Orthodox worship and church life, with enthusiasm and passion. So much so, that we want to share these with our fellow Canadians.
We typically attend church at the two English-speaking parishes in Toronto, namely St. Silouan the Athonite's and Holly Myrrhbearers'; see the Links page.
Some of us work with the inner-city poor and at-risk youths, while others pursue studies in Orthodoxy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto.
We meet regularly in the church halls, in public places on St. George campus and/or in places near the subway line.
We assist in the catechism of people who embark on the journey to become Orthodox.
We connect those interested in pastoral guidance with available clergy and those interested in more advanced study with Bible Study groups.
We maintain relations with other Orthodox missionary groups in the city.
Our original sponsoring organization was “St. Athanasius Orthodox Christian Mission”, a fellowship of Orthodox laity established in 1992 with the blessing of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto, Canada.
By being active in the various Orthodox parishes around GTA, and participating in all pan-Orthodox services, gatherings and events, we are familiar with the orthodox landscape and we can help a newcomer navigate through it, so that they can explore it, feel welcome in our parishes, and grow spiritually in them.
In addition to the regular activities mentioned above, occasionally we take part in trips of artistic or historical interest, attend Vespers, visit monasteries, and attend lectures.
All of our activities aim to make Orthodoxy known and accessible to all Canadians.
Join us, even if it’s only for a cup of coffee!