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St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio

Stories of the lives of the people who come to St. John the Compassionate Mission, an apostolate of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese located in Toronto, Ontario.



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Jun 10, 2016 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Pawel, the prefect of the Lived Theology School Program, highlights connections between the stories of St. Mary of Egypt, the Annunciation, and our own.
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Feb 10, 2016 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Roberto shares reflections on how we can only truly know what we have experienced.
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Feb 3, 2016 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Roberto shares about Joe, an example of someone who feels deeply the struggles of others and has compassion for them.
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Jan 28, 2016 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Nicolaie shares about the deep faith of a woman who helps at the mission.
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Jan 21, 2016 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Nicolaie shares about the interest in St. Anthony the Great expressed by a man at the mission.
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Jan 14, 2016 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Nicolaie shares a short story about forgiveness.
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Dec 5, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Father Roberto reflects on a moment that he shared with a woman who visits the mission.
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Dec 2, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Roberto reflects on one of his experiences with the people that go to the mission for help.
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Dec 1, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Roberto shares that there is little that we can do to solve the world's problems, yet that little is perhaps the most important thing in the world.
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Sep 12, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Nicolaie expresses the beauty of the mission that many are quick to over look in their every day busy lives.
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Sep 8, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore tells about the new ministry that the mission provides.
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Aug 26, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Paul and Naomi talk about the importance of the mission in the busyness of downtown Toronto. They also reflect on the mission's purpose of being there for those who need them.
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Jul 14, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Naomi tells about her relationship with an older friend at the mission, and how it relates to living the Orthodox way of life.
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Jul 7, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Paul shares about his experiences at the mission with children of all backgrounds and from all walks of life. He reflects on a story that changed his perspective of world cultures, and how that pertains to our Orthodox way of life.
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Jun 30, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore shares from his many experiences at the mission about the topic of confession.
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Jun 22, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore describes an encounter he recently had with a man who claims to have written a quantum formula that proves the existence of God.
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May 19, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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The Orthodox view existence as directed toward an encounter with a personal God who gives meaning to all the dimensions of earthly human existence.
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May 6, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Roberto Ubertino, Founder and Executive Director of St. John the Compassionate Mission, reminds us that the Lord can be found in the crumbs of daily life.
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Apr 23, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore, the Director of Community of St. John the Compassionate Mission, tells a suffering man to pray, but is that enough?
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Apr 6, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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It's called the Agape meal because that is where we are challenged to live what we have experienced in the liturgy.
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Mar 24, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore, the Director of Community of St. John the Compassionate Mission, explains that the real work of the mission comes from sitting and talking.
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Mar 18, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Pawel, the prefect of the Lived Theology School Program, discusses the narthex of St. John the Compassionate Mission and its meaning.
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Mar 11, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Nikolai, a counselor at St. John the Compassionate Mission, explains why it's important to break bread together with the poor.
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Mar 4, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Nikolai, a counselor at St. John the Compassionate Mission, discusses Great Lent and the Early Morning Breakfast Program at the mission.
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Feb 23, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore, the Director of Community of St. John the Compassionate Mission, discusses a man at the mission who wanted to love God but felt as though he just couldn't love back anymore.
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Feb 16, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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What does The Rule of St. Benedict have to say to an Orthodox mission in 21st-century Toronto?
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Feb 9, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore, the Director of Community of St. John the Compassionate Mission, reminds us that by thinking that the sole purpose of a mission is to convert everyone, you put a price tag on compassion.
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Feb 3, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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What does it mean to be mentally healthy?
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Jan 28, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Roberto Ubertino, Founder and Executive Director of St. John the Compassionate Mission, tells the story of a man who would have given up hope if not for his remembrance of the bells at the mission.
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Jan 20, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Pawel, the prefect of the Lived Theology School Program, describes a typical/atypical lunch discussion at St. John the Compassionate Mission.
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Jan 13, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Roberto Ubertino, Founder and Executive Director of St. John the Compassionate Mission, explains how mission work begins by showing how God is already working in people's lives.
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Jan 6, 2015 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore, the Director of Community of St. John the Compassionate Mission, discusses a regular at the mission named John and his encounter with St. Moses the Ethiopian.
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Dec 31, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore, the Director of Community of St. John the Compassionate Mission, tells a story about Libby, a non-Orthodox woman who attends prayers every day.
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Nov 18, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore, the Director of Community of St. John the Compassionate Mission, reminds us that Christ arrives at 3:45 on a Friday afternoon.
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Nov 11, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore, the Director of Community of St. John the Compassionate Mission, tells the story of an unborn child named Maria who changed his life forever.
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Nov 4, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Pawel, explains how the mission came to minister to victims of abuse.
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Oct 2, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Theodore, the Director of Community of St. John the Compassionate Mission, reminds us that our relationship with God needs to be simpler and a lot more trusting.
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Sep 24, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Roberto Ubertino, Founder and Executive Director of St. John the Compassionate Mission, demonstrates how part of the challenge and the beauty of living Orthodox mission is learning to accept the tenderness of God in our lives through the poor.
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Sep 17, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Nikolai, a counselor at St. John the Compassionate Mission, shares how he learned from the mission to be attentive.
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Sep 10, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Pres. Maria Drossos, Director of Operations, describes what makes St. John the Compassionate Mission unique and different from the outside world.
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Sep 3, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Only those who suffer and speak the universal language of the heart can help others who suffer.
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Aug 21, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Dn. Pawel, the prefect of the Lived Theology School Program, tells the story of Karina, one of many who experienced for a time the comfort and safety of St. John the Compassionate Mission.
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Aug 8, 2014 St. John the Compassionate Mission and Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Roberto Ubertino, the Founder and Executive Director of St. John's, discusses the open doors of the mission.