St Ignatius of Antioch
A home for
- who want their
children to understand the liturgy (we sing it in English), or
- who want to see
North American Orthodox united in one jurisdiction as the canons
A home for other
- who seek the
whole Christ-Christ and his Body, the Church,
- who seek to read
the Scriptures in the light of the Holy Spirit speaking to the
Church over its entire history, or
- who seek the
Church that does not change with the spirit of the age
A home for seekers
- who are coming
to realize that ideas have consequences, that truth matters, and
that the way of self-giving love is the only life worth living,
Questions about the Mission Church
Do you have a Priest?
A. We have Father
David Graham Scott, (905) 835-2884 (local call from St Catharines). Fr
David lives in Wainfleet, west of Port Colborne.
Q. 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.
you part of an archdiocese?
A. Yes. Our Primate is His Eminence,
the Most Rev. Metropolitan PHILIP. The web address is www.antiochian.org. Metropolitan
Philip lives in Englewood, NJ.
Q. Who is
your patron Saint?
A. St. Ignatius of
Antioch was the third bishop of Antioch, following St Peter and St
Euodius. His letters written on the way to martyrdom are preserved. St
Ignatius was martyred in Rome in 107 AD.
Q. Are non-Orthodox welcome to attend services?
Yes! Orthros (Matins) at 9:45 AM, followed immediately by the Divine
Liturgy at 10:30 AM. We fast for at least six hours before taking Holy
Communion, usually from midnight on.
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
books should I read?
A. Any one of:
Fr Anthony Canaris,
Introducing the Orthodox Church; Its faith and life (Light &
Timothy Ware (Bishop Kallistos),
The Orthodox Church (New Edition) (Penguin);
Fr Thomas Hopko, The Orthodox
Faith in 4 volumes (The Orthodox Church m America).
You can order these books from
happens after the service?
We usually 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 Vesperal Divine Liturgies.
Mission Statement of St Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox
Church, St Catharines
As St Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church we aim to
glorify God the Father Almighty:
by believing in his only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus
by worshipping him in the communion of the Holy Spirit
(2 Cor 13:14),
by growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Pet 3:16),
according to the Spirit (Rom 8:5), stirring up love and good works
We believe that truth matters and liberates (Jn 8:32)
and sanctifies (Jn 17:17).
We believe in the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church,
which does not change with the spirit of the times but is the pillar and ground
of the truth (1 Tim 3:15).
We welcome anyone in the Niagara Region who is seeking
the truth and Christ's way of life.
We worship God in English, while respecting our diverse
ethnic and linguistic heritage.
SERVICES IN ENGLISH:
Orthos 9:45 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:30 AM
332 Carlton St., St. Catharines