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Welcome!

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!

Service Timings

Regular Sunday Service

08:15 AM : Morning Prayer
09:00 AM : Holy Qurbana (Malayalam)

Scripture Readings

Scripture Readings (14 April 2024)

First Sunday after New Sunday

Before Holy Qurbana (Old Testament): 
  Exodus 14 : 26 – 31                      Joshua 6 : 9 – 16
  Isaiah 63 : 8 – 14               

 Epistle Readings (New Testament):
  Acts 13 : 26 – 39               Ephesians 6 : 10 – 24

 Gospel (Evangelion) : St. John 21 : 1 – 14

Parish News and Events

THEORIA

August 2023 (Inaugural Issue)

Sunday Service

Morning Prayer
Holy Qurbana

Location

521 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON
L9C 3P7

Time

08:15am - Morning Prayer
09:00am - Holy Qurbana

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.

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H.G. Dr. Zacharias Mar Nicholovos

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.

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Parish Vicar

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

Treasurer

Roy Jacob Mob : +1 (905) 536-1157

Secretary

Jerry M Rajan Mob : +1(905) 467-9010

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