Prison Ministry


In response to Jesus command, St Silas Orthodox Prison Fellowship Society is a non-profit group of Orthodox Christians dedicated to the following goals:

  1. Providing financial and material support for clergy to engage in full-time Orthodox Christian prison ministry in the Canadian federal and provincial correctional system.

  2. Raising awareness of Orthodoxy’s unique beliefs and practices among federal and provincial Chaplains across Canada, as well as the Interfaith Committee that advises the Correctional Service of Canada.

  3. Supporting the religious education and practices of identified Orthodox Christian inmates across Canada through the provision of literature, sacred items, pastoral guidance, teaching, and liturgical services.

Currently, we are engaged in the following activities:

  • A study and inquiry group twice a month at Mission Medium Institution.

  • Divine Liturgy two Sundays of the month at Mission Medium and Matsqui Medium Institution.

  • Monthly pastoral visits to Orthodox Christian inmates at Mountain Medium and Kent Maximum Institutions.

  • Yearly Paschal celebrations.