His Eminence's visit to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Quebec City


On Sunday, February 7, 2016, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée visited the Orthodox Community of the Holy Trinity in Québec. He concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with Archpriest Andrey Syrkin, priest in charge of the parish, Deacon Nicolas Svetlovsky and Deacon Igor Aleksandrovskiy. After Liturgy, congratulations were sung to Matushka Tatyana Syrkin, Matushka Nicole Féménias, and others celebrating names days. A luncheon was shared in the hall.

Recent ordinations in Nova Scotia

2016-01-17 to 2016-01-20

On January 17th His Eminence Archbishop Irénée ordained Pavel Slavinskyi to the subdiaconate and Deacon Alexander Treiger to the priesthood during the Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimir’s, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A few days later, on January 20th, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée tonsured Igumen Roman (Bonnel) as Schema monk Luke during Divine Liturgy at the Holy Annunciation Hermitage, Nova Scotia.

Theophany at the Holy Annunciation Hermitage in Nova Scotia


Photos taken of the blessing of the water at the pond after the Liturgy on the Feast of Theophany. Please click on the images to view the gallery.

Russian delegation visit to All Saints of North America Monastery


Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Upper Chamber of the Russian State Duma (Parliament) International Affairs Committee, and Ambassador of Russian Federation to Canada, Alexander Darchiev paid visit to All Saints of North America Monastery, Dewdney, BC.

They laid flowers at the memorial dedicated to the heroes of World War II from the former USSR.

Source: Twitter Account of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada

Feast of Theophany at St. Seraphim Orthodox Church in Richmond Hill

Feast of the Nativity at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Toronto

Christmas celebration at St. Seraphim Orthodox Church in Richmond Hill on January 6 and 7

Nativity of our Lord 2015: Archpastoral Message of His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée

Nativity of Christ


Today God descended upon the earth, and man ascended to heaven!

To all the beloved clergy, monastics and faithful of the Archdiocese of Canada


Nativity of our Lord 2015: Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

To the Honorable Clergy, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America,

My Beloved Brethren and Blessed Children in the Lord,


First Baptism at Holy Apostles Mission Station, Chilliwack, BC


The Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra, December 6, 2015, marked a joyous occasion in the life of the Holy Apostles Mission Station in Chilliwack, BC, as the first Baptism in the life of the community took place.