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Photos from Archimandrite Alexander's Funeral in Saskatoon

2016-10-17 to 2016-10-18

Glory to Jesus Christ!

It was a feast of faith and love on behalf of Archmandrite Alexander [Pihach] who fell asleep in the Lord this October 2016.

Archbishop Irenée was officiating at the Parastas and Divine Liturgy services with Priest-in-charge Father Leonard Herrem of Holy Resurrection Sobor, along many Priests, Deacons from all over Canada, Deacon Cirill (who was Archimandrite Alexander’s Deacon from St. Catherine’s Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow) and retired Metropolitan John Stinka of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada.

Remembering Fr Oleg Kirilov


A memorial tribute by Yuri Sokolovski to Fr Oleg Kirilov, former rector of Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, who died on 18 October in Moscow.

In Memoriam: Archpriest Oleg Kirilov

Archpriest Oleg Kirilov fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Moscow, where he resided in retirement.


Orthodox Institute on the Family Conference on "A Christian Ending"


The Orthodox Institute on the Family conference series continues this Friday 21 October with special guest, Father Bohdan Hladio.

What is the number one thing that pains priests about dealing with those who are facing death?

Too often, it is the fact that even faithful people have no idea how to prepare themselves for a Christian end, how to face medical challenges with faith in God, and to ready themselves at the time of their parting from this life.

Archimandrite Alexander laid to rest in Saskatoon

Archimandrite Alexander [Pihach], 64, was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and Canada presided at his Funeral and the Divine Liturgy that preceded interment.

Archimandrite Alexander, a Saskatoon native, unexpectedly fell asleep in the Lord on the night of October 7, 2016 while visiting the rectory of Christ the Savior Sobor in Toronto, where he was the guest of Archpriest Vasyl and Matushka Oksana Kolega.


The Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God in Montréal


His Eminence Archbishop Irénée visited Sts Peter and Paul Sobor in Montréal for the Feast of the Protection on 14 October. During the Liturgy Deacon Gleb Melnyk was ordained priest.

Photos from the Funeral Services in Toronto for Archimandrite Alexander

2016-10-12 to 2016-10-13

Photos from the funeral services held at Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto for Archimandrite Alexander [Pihach], presided by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon:

  • Funeral Service, October 12
  • Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, October 13

Hermitage of the Annunciation in Urgent Appeal for Support


Schema-Igumen Luc of the Hermitage of the Holy Annunciation in Watford, Nova Scotia, has issued the following appeal.

Funeral for Archimandrite Alexander [Pihach]

Details of the funeral services for Archimandrite Alexander [Pihach].

2016-10-12 to 2016-10-13

Remembering Fr Alexander [Pihach]

A reflection by Fr Lawrence Farley.