Questions about the Mission Church
Q. Do you have a
We have Father David Graham Scott, (905) 835-2884 (local call from St Catharines). Fr David lives in Wainfleet,
west of Port Colborne.
Do you have a bishop?
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
A. Yes. Our Primate is His
Eminence, the Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH. The web address is www.antiochian.org. Metropolitan
Joseph lives in Englewood, NJ.
Q. Who is your patron
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.
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
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
Any one of:
Anthony Canaris, Introducing the Orthodox Church;
Its faith and life (Light & life);
Ware (Bishop Kallistos), The Orthodox Church (New
Thomas Hopko, The Orthodox Faith in 4 volumes (The
Orthodox Church m America).
can order these books from www.light-n-life.com
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!
we fast for at least six hours before receiving Holy Communion, we hold a
pot-luck supper after Vesperal Divine Liturgies.
Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church we aim to glorify God the Father
ü by believing in his only-begotten
Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
ü by worshipping him in the communion
of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 13:14),
ü by growing in the grace and
knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2
ü by living according to the Spirit
(Rom 8:5), stirring up love and good works (Heb
believe that truth matters and liberates (Jn 8:32)
and sanctifies (Jn 17:17).
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
welcome anyone in the Niagara Region who is seeking the truth and Christ's
way of life.
worship God in English, while respecting our diverse ethnic and linguistic
Adopted AGM 2011.05.01
5:00 - 8:00 PM, at 332 Carlton Street,
- Nov. 30, 2014.
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
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
Oct. 26 - What on Earth is the Church? Fr Michael Harper.
Nov. 2 - Living the Faith: The Divine
Liturgy. Fr Michael Harper.
- Living the Faith: The Holy Mysteries. Father Raphael Armour,
Russian congregation at Cambridge.
16 - Living the Faith: The Bible, Prayer & Fasting. Fr
Nov. 23 - Living the Faith: Christian Behaviour. Prof.
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:
Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church
ON L2N 1C3