ST. JUDE MISSION - Tokyo, Japan
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Orthodox Church of Ukraine



Who We Are

Although founded by a group of Ukrainian expatriates, our community is open to people of any nationality. All who come with sincere intent, whether or not they are Orthodox or Christian, are welcome, and all who attend, whether or not they are Ukrainian, will have a good chance to make friends as we worship together according to the ancient Christian tradition, and together explore how to apply the wisdom of Christian teachings to our lives in today's world.

Services alternate between Ukrainian and Japanese, with English used each week. Our priest, Fr. Paul Koroluk, speaks English and Japanese.

Worship Schedule

We are extremely grateful to the Faithful of St. Alban's Anglican Church, and to Bishop Takahashi of Tokyo, for allowing us to worship at St. Alban's. God Grant them many years!


1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month
Divine Liturgy at 1:00 p.m., at St. Alban's in Kamiyacho
(Confession and reading of hours at 12:30 p.m.)

2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month
Divine Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. Fleet Activities Yokosuka Chapel of Hope

Special Days

Yokota Air Base Friendship Chapel

Upcoming Calendar

Although the virus remains with us, we are blessed that the cooperation and consideration we have shown each other has made it possible for us to carefully resume some aspects of our former lives, including to once again together celebrate the Divine Liturgy and receive the life-giving Body and Blood of our Lord. Please see below for the schedule of upcoming services.

Importantly, please do not feel pressure to attend if you are not comfortable. Each person or family can, and must, make a decision for themselves, and none of us should judge the choices - either way - made by others.

If you do decide to join, please note that we will enforce a number of mitigation measures. Please DO wear a mask, please do NOT arrive early, and please DO stay home if you are unwell.


Sunday, 20 September
1:00 p.m. - Divine Liturgy

     at St. Alban's

Monday, 21 September  - Nativity of the Theotokos

Saturday, 26 September

12:00 noon - Parish General Meeting

Sunday, 27 September - Exaltation of the Holy Cross
11:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
     at FA Yokosuka Chapel of Hope

Sunday, 4 October
1:00 p.m. - Divine Liturgy

     at St. Alban's

Sunday, 11 October
11:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
     at FA Yokosuka Chapel of Hope

Wednesday, 14 October  - Protection of the Theotokos

Sunday, 18 October
1:00 p.m. - Divine Liturgy

     at St. Alban's

Sunday, 25 October
11:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
     at FA Yokosuka Chapel of Hope

Here for you

Fr. Paul is always eager to bring the sacraments, or simply a friendly ear, to anyone who wishes either. If you, or anyone you know, has some need, or is simply in Japan for a long or short stay, please contact the mission to arrange a visit. For visiting seafarers, a visit to your ship and services on board or at a nearby Mission to Seafarers can be arranged.

Women who come to Japan alone face unique difficulties, but you are never really alone; God will never forget you, and neither will we! Our community includes other women who would want to meet you.

Please see our contact page to find out how to reach us.