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Welcome to St. John’s Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Our church serves the Indian Orthodox community in the Hamilton Area (Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford, Niagara). When we are in the presence of our merciful Lord, we become aware of our sinfulness and ask forgiveness from Him. Our worship consists of praise, thanksgiving, confession, petition, and reading of the Holy Scriptures. The Holy Qurbana is celebrated every Sunday, and all the faithful are encouraged to take part in it. The Church also provides it’s members opportunities for fellowship, study, and service. Prayer meetings are held regularly at the homes of our members. The Church emphasizes the importance of instilling Orthodox Christian values in its members. Caring for the poor and the disadvantaged has always been the concern of our Church. If you are looking for a church that is orthodox in doctrine, orthodox in worship, orthodox in values, please join us on Sundays!
Regular Sunday Service 08:15 AM : Morning Prayer
09:00 AM : Holy Qurbana (Malayalam)
08:15 AM : Morning Prayer
Scripture Readings (26 November 2023) Annunciation to St. Mary Before Holy Qurbana (Old Testament): Epistle Readings (New Testament): Gospel (Evangelion) : St. Luke 1 : 26 – 38
Deuteronomy 26 : 16 – 24 Judges 13 : 2 – 14
Zachariah 2:1-13,4:1-17,8:3 Isaiah 63:15 – 64:5
1John 3 : 2 – 17 Hebrews 6:13-20 , 7:1-10
Annunciation to St. Mary
Before Holy Qurbana (Old Testament):
Epistle Readings (New Testament):
Gospel (Evangelion) : St. Luke 1 : 26 – 38
Parish News and Events
House to House Caroling Starting from November 11th, we will be visiting residences of our members and well-wishers. Note: Carpooling can be arranged if informed in advance.
Everyone is invited to join the house to house caroling. Please reach out to Coordinators for more details.
Starting from November 11th, we will be visiting residences of our members and well-wishers.
Note: Carpooling can be arranged if informed in advance.
Note : Location and time may change according to the availability. Please contact us to confirm.
Catholicose of the East - H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews III
Our church belongs to the Malankara Orthodox Church of India. The Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Church is the Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, based in Kottayam, Kerala, India.
Metropolitan of The North East American Diocese - H.G. Zacharias Mar Nicholovos
Our Parish is under the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Previously, our Diocese was collectively known as the 'American Diocese'. In 2009, the Malankara Orthodox Church decided to divide into two dioceses, namely - the ‘Northeast American Diocese’ and the ‘Southwest American Diocese’. The North East American Diocese is headquartered in the Long Island suburb of Muttontown, New York. His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos is the current Metropolitan of our Diocese.
Meet Fr. Vineeth Vattakunnel Kurian, the Vicar of St. John’s Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in Hamilton. He comes from the ancient Vattakunnel Family in Kottayam that has nurtured and protected the rich heritage of Christian ideals and principles for many decades, with 28 priests having been ordained from the family. Fr. Vineeth is the 29th priest from this family, and his parents are Vattakunnel Abraham Kurian and Mariamma Kurian from the Kallooparambil family in Manarcadu, Kottayam. Read more…