St Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church


A home for Orthodox Christians

  • 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 require.

A home for other Christians

  • 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


Q. 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.

Q. Are you part of an archdiocese?

A. Yes. Our Primate is His Eminence, the Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH. The web address is  Metropolitan Joseph 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?

A. 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. 

We invite 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 normally repeated.)

Q. What books should I read?

A. Any one of:

 Fr Anthony Canaris, Introducing the Orthodox Church; Its faith and life (Light & life);

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 (952-925-3888).

Q. What 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! 

Since we 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 Christ,

  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),

  by living according to the Spirit (Rom 8:5), stirring up love and good works (Heb 10:24)

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.



Adopted AGM 2011.05.01




The  Way

Sundays 5:00 - 8:00 PM, at 332 Carlton Street,

Sept. 7 - Nov. 30, 2014.


The Way is a free 12 week introduction to the Orthodox faith, videoed by the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (IOCS), UK, under the supervision of

Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia.


Sept. 7 - The Search for Faith. Prof. David Frost, principal, IOCS.

Sept. 14 - God the holy Trinity.  Father Demetrios Bathrellos.

Sept. 21 - Being Human: Fully Alive.  John Baslington, artist.

Sept. 28 - Why Did Jesus Come to Us?  Gladys Bland, educator.

Oct. 5 - Salvation in Christ.  Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia.

(Oct. 12, Thanksgiving Sunday break.)

Oct. 19 - The Holy Spirit.  Father Michael Harper, Antiochian Dean.

Oct. 26 - What on Earth is the Church? Fr Michael Harper.

Nov. 2 - Living the Faith:  The Divine Liturgy.  Fr Michael Harper.

Nov. 9 - Living the Faith: The Holy Mysteries.  Father Raphael Armour, Russian congregation at Cambridge.

Nov. 16 - Living the Faith: The Bible, Prayer & Fasting.  Fr Michael Armour.

Nov. 23 - Living the Faith:  Christian BehaviourProf. David Frost.

Nov. 30 - Heaven on Earth: Members of the Church & Citizens of Heaven.

Dr Christina Mangala Frost, author and novelist.


We start with Registration and Supper at 5:00, Talk at 5:45, Break & Discussion Groups at 6:30, Break & Plenary Question & Answer at 7:20, Conclusion, 7:55.  

Advance Registration is vital for food preparation.  Please leave a message with your name and phone number at 905-646-4222 or 905-835-2884 or write:


St Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church

332 Carlton St






Sunday Mornings
Orthos 9:45 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:30 AM
332 Carlton St., St. Catharines