St. Zoticus

St. Zoticus Mission Community

St Zoticus is an Orthodox community that along with Scarborough Good Neighbours Drop In seeks to live out in the everyday the beauty of the gospel calling.  We are centred on liturgy as the presence of Christ among the people of Scarborough.

Through prayer, ascetical life and works of mercy, we seek to enter more fully into His divine life.  Sharing in God’s compassion and love for each person, we desire to be open to all but especially those who suffer and don’t belong to any church or social community.

We hold in esteem religious academic learning but also believe it can’t be separated from a down-to-earth practical love of real concrete people.  Thus we offer the opportunity to be introduced to the Orthodox faith through opportunities of study and also of humble service to the community.

St Zoticus also holds regular retreats at St Mary of Egypt Refuge as opportunities to grow in the spiritual life and experience the Orthodox faith.

St Zoticus Mission Parish

St Zoticus is a Mission Parish of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Blessed in 2018 and under the Omophorion of Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, it is the heart and lungs of Good Neighbours Scarborough Drop-In.
We follow the new calendar. Most of the services are in English but we warmly welcome other languages such as Arabic and Malayalam.

Serving Clergy

Fr Nicolaie, parish priest at St John the Compassionate Mission, also serves as spiritual father at St Zoticus and is available for confessions and sacraments. He is also a social worker, and does family and individual counseling. Originally from Romania, he is married and has four children.

Sub deacon Arsenio, originally from the Philippines, speaks fluent Tagalog, is married and has two children, also serving at the Mission.

Br Luke serves as an ordained Reader and leads the weekly daily services. He came to Orthodoxy from the United Church of Canada.

St Zoticus Schedule

Day Time Service
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  
Reader Hours of Prayer
Wednesday 5 p.m.
Reader Vespers
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Reader Hours of Prayer
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Reader Hours of Prayer
4 p.m.
Reader Vespers
Sunday (first and last of the month)  
10:30 a.m.
Typica Service with Communion
Last Thursday of the month 7:30 a.m.
Divine Liturgy

Who Can Attend?

Everyone is welcome, especially anyone living in the Scarborough area.