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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 Qurbono 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!
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2022
Hosanna (Palm Sunday)
- Date: Sunday, April 10th 2022
- Time: 7:15am onwards – Blessing of the Palm Leaves followed by Holy Qurbono
Pesaho (Maundy Thursday)
- Date: Wednesday, April 13th 2022
- Time: 7:00pm onwards – Evening Prayers followed by Holy Qurbono
- Date: Friday, April 15th 2022
- Time: 8:00am onwards – Matins, 3rd hour, 6th hour and 9th hour followed by Veneration of the Cross
- Date: Saturday, April 16th 2022
- Time: 6:00pm onwards – Evening prayers and Qyomtho service followed by Holy Qurbono
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MARTHA MARIAM SAMAJAM
Rev. Fr. Sam Thankachan
V. Rev. Fr. Ramban Lazarus
Catholicose of the East - H.H. Baselius Marthoma Poulose II
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 Mar Thoma Paulose II, based in Kottayam, Kerala, India.
Metropolitan of The North East American Diocese - H.G. Dr. 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.