Paschal Greeting from His Grace Bishop Irénée to the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Canada, the Orthodox Church in America.
Homily delivered by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at the Bridegroom Matins Service at the Chapel of Saint Sergius of Radonezh.
Photos from the celebration of the Feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Toronto.
Palm Sunday at St Seraphim Parish in Richmond Hill (Northern Greater Toronto). At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy an especially joyful event occurred. Svetlana Rotarciuk presented to the community a special gift: a wonderful embroidered Shroud that she had made herself.
In response to recent questions and comments that have been directed to the Orthodox Church in America by the media, victim advocates and members of the Church with regard to Archbishop Seraphim [Storheim], the following clarifications are in order.
Pastoral Letter from His Grace Bishop Irénée
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, and other members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will celebrate a Panikhida for the repose of the soul of His Eminence, the late Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, at Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, 355 State Street, Brooklyn, NY at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014.
All OCA clergy are invited to attend and serve. It is requested that they bring purple cuffs and stole.
The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concluded its spring session on Friday, March 21, 2014. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, chaired the session.
His Grace Bishop Irénée visited Christ the Saviour Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto on the third Sunday of Great Lent, the feast of the Veneration of the Cross.
On March 21, 2014, during their regular Spring Session, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America made the following decisions.
Father Deacon Alexander Treiger and Samuel Noble have released the first ever anthology of early Arabic Orthodox Christian texts.
At the invitation of His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, a Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Church convened at the Phanar March 6-9, 2014.
The gathering was called to consider a variety of issues related to the convocation of a Great and Holy Synod by the Ecumenical Patriarch in 2016. It is felt that such a gathering would offer the world a coherent and united Orthodox witness and voice while serving as an occasion for discerning a much-needed united Orthodox response to today’s social and moral challenges.
At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the First-Hierarchs of all the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches will gather from March 6-9, 2014, for a Sacred Synaxis at the Phanar in order to deliberate on matters pertaining to the entire Orthodox Church throughout the world and procedural issues for the convocation of the Holy and Great Council, whose preparation is coming to an end.
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, has asked that prayers for peace and justice in Ukraine continue.
On Sunday March 2, 2014, His Grace Irénée, Bishop of Quebec City, Administrator of Archdiocese of Canada, ordained Deacon John Gryba to the Holy Priesthood. The Ordination took place during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Sunday of the Expulsion of Adam from Paradise (Cheesefare), at Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa. Axios! Axios! Axios!
Memorandum of His Grace, Bishop Irénée, in connection to the announcement of the verdict in the court case of Archbishop Seraphim in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 24, 2014
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, greets the clergy, monastics and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America at the outset of the Great Fast
In a letter dated February 26, 2014, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, offered congratulations to His Eminence, Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsi and Bucovina upon his appointment as Locum Tenens of the Kyiv Metropolitan See in light of the declining health of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine.
In a letter dated February 20, 2014 addressed to His Beatitude, Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon offered words of support and prayers on behalf of the bishops, clergy, monastics and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America in the wake of the escalating crisis gripping Ukraine.