St Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church


A home for Orthodox Christians

  • We worship God in English, while respecting our diverse ethnic and linguistic heritages.

A home for other Christians

  • Who seek to read the Scriptures in the light of the Holy Spirit speaking to the Church since the first Pentecost (Acts 2);
  • 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 in truth a life worth living.

Church Entrance: 332 Carlton St. Fellowship House: 75 Rolls Ave.


Questions about the Mission Church


Q. Do you have a Priest?

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.

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, and his Cathedral is in Ottawa.

Q. Are you part of an archdiocese?

A. Yes, the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.  Our Archbishop is His Eminence, the Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH. The web address is  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 Saint?

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.

Q. 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.  

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. 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) (Penguin);

Fr Thomas Hopko, The Orthodox Faith in 4 volumes (The Orthodox Church in 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 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.








Sunday Mornings
Orthros 9:20 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:30 AM
332 Carlton St., St. Catharines