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

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


Archdiocesan Assembly - Information & Registration Forms

Assembly of the Archdiocese of Canada
“Refreshment for the Journey”
Edmonton, Alberta
July 26-28, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Glory to Jesus Christ!

At the request of His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, and on behalf of the 2017 Canadian Archdiocesan Assembly Planning Committee, I would like to invite all of you to join us in Edmonton, Alberta, during the week of July 25-28 for our tri-annual Canadian Assembly and Clergy Synaxis. The Synaxis and Assembly will be held in the Sandman Hotel West Edmonton.

2017-07-25 to 2017-07-28

Visiting Priest to Montreal for the Feast of the Translation of the Relics of St Nicholas


The Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas from Myra to Bari (May 9/22) was celebrated with a visiting priest, Fr. Vasily Tsaritsyn, at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Sobor in Montreal. See the photos below.

Archbishop Irénée's Visiting Schedule - June 2017

June 3,4 - Holy Trinity Sobor, Winnipeg, MB

June 5 - Sts Peter & Paul, Dickie Bush, AB

June 11 - St Nicholas Church, Desjarlais, AB (100th Anniversary)

June 15 - Canadian Council of Bishops, Toronto

June 24 - Saint Benoit de Nursie Church, Montreal, QC

June 25 - Holy Trinity Parish, Quebec City, QC


Archbishop Irénée Visits Holy Myrrhbearers Mission in Toronto

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée

Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission in Toronto celebrated its first anniversary and patronal feast day on Sunday 30 April, the Third Sunday of Pascha.

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée presided at the hierarchical Divine Liturgy and ordained Chris Voulgaris to the holy diaconate. Concelebrating were Holy Myrrhbearers' rector, the Very Rev Geoffrey Ready, and Deacon Nicolas Svetlovksy.

Activity Books for Orthodox Children (in English, French, Spanish, and Romanian)

Lengua Viva logo

Activity books for Orthodox children are available from Lengua Viva, a publishing company established by Ioana Dimitriu, a Romanian-Canadian parishioner of the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa.

These new activity books would be appropriate for use in various group settings, such as Sunday School, Vacation Bible Studies, and summer camps.

Click here for more information about the new publications.


Ordinations to the Diaconate and Priesthood: Fr. Evgeniy Prokhin

2017-05-06 to 2017-05-08

Two parishes recently witnessed and celebrated the ordination of Evgeniy Prokhin – first to the Diaconate at Sts. Peter & Paul Sobor, Montreal, on May 6 (the feast of the North side altar and the day of St. George), and then to the Holy Priesthood on May 8 (the day of the holy Apostle Mark) at St. Serafim of Sarov, Rawdon. See the photos below.

St. George's Day Services at the new Brantford parish

2017-05-05 to 2017-05-06

Join us to celebrate the feast day of St. George the Great Martyr and to celebrate the inauguration of the new Brantford parish!

Mother Nila (1927-2017)

Mère Nil

Our dear sister in Christ, Mother Nila, was born Irene Lebedeff on March 9, 1927 of Russian parents in Riga, Latvia. Throughout her long and fruitful life, Mother Nila lived in Latvia, Poland, Peru and Quebec. She was married and had two children. After the death of her husband, she was tonsured a nun at the Monastery of the Protection of the Mother of God in Bussy-en-Othe, France. Returning to Quebec, she spent the past 30 years of her life in Rawdon, QC.

Baptisms at St. Aidan of Lindisfarne Orthodox Church, Cranbrook, BC


Baptisms celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Irénée in Cranbrook, BC

*Updated with some photos*

Pascha at Sts. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Sobor, Montreal


A selection of photos taken at Pascha at Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Sobor, Montreal