Archdiocesan Office address / L'adresse pour le Centre archidiocésain:

3441 15th Avenue, Rawdon, QC, J0K 1S0
Tel. 450-834-2870


Archbishop Irénée's Visiting Schedule - September and October 2016

The archbishop's travel and visiting plans for the next two months.


Archpastoral Liturgy for the Dormition of the Mother of God, Montréal


For the Feast of the Dormition on 28 August, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and Canada served Divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Sobor in Montréal. He was assisted by the rector of the sobor, the Very Reverend Anatoliy Melnyk, as well as Priest Vasily Tsaritsyn, Priest Ivan Vyitov and Priest Nikolay Boldireff.

After the Liturgy everybody was invited to a barbecue organized by the sobor's sisterhood.

At the Hermitage of the Holy Annunciation in Nova Scotia: A chime that flies from a church on a breeze


The monks of the Hermitage of the Annunciation moved to New Germany from Halifax for peace and quiet over a decade ago. But it's a little less quiet around the small monastery these days with the arrival of traditional Russian bells earlier this month.

Archbishop Irénée concelebrates with Metropolitan Sotirios for the Feast of the Transfiguration

On Saturday, 6 August, at Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée concelebrated the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration with His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Canada. Also concelebrating were Rev Fr Charambalos Elles, rector of Metamorphosis church whose patronal feast day it was, and V Rev Fr Geoffrey Ready (both pictured, below), as well as Rev Fr Bohdan Hladio (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada) and V Rev Father Ignatios Delis.


Register now for fall classes at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College

Registration has opened for the fall 2016 term of courses at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College, University of Toronto.


Anniversary Celebrations with Metropolitan Tikhon in Rawdon


Photos from the visit of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon to St Seraphim of Sarov church in Rawdon, Québec to celebrate the parish's 60th anniversary as well as the centennial of the Archdiocese of Canada.

Consecration of altar and blessing of bells in Rawdon


Photos from the consecration of the altar of the Holy Transfiguration Chapel at St Seraphim Skete, Rawdon, Québec, and blessing of bells before they are transported to the Hermitage of Annunciation, Watford, NS.

Memory eternal: Fernanda Salinas Sanchez


​Beloved members of St Herman's Sobor in Edmonton lost their daughter, Fernanda, age 15, in a tragic car accident in Mexico on Monday July 25th.

Marco, Angelica, and their children Marco Jr and Fernanda emigrated to Canada several years ago, from Mexico City where they were parishioners of the La Ascensión del Señor Orthodox Cathedral. Fernanda attended Ross Sheppard High School in Edmonton, loved playing sports, and was a beloved daughter, sister, and friend to all. Please pray for Marco and Angelica as they grieve the loss of their sweet daughter, and Marco Jr, his sister.

Thirty years of ordination - Fr Anatoliy Melnyk


Congratulations to the Very Reverend Mitred Archpriest Anatoliy Melnyk, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Canada, and his wife Iryna, on the 30th anniversary of his ordination to the holy priesthood.

Photos from the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul in Montreal


Photos from the celebration of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul at the sobor in Montreal.