The Nativity of Christ at the Sobor of Sts. Peter and Paul in Montreal, QC

January 7, 2012

His Grace Bishop Irénée celebrated the Vigil and the Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of Christ (Old Calendar) at the Russian Orthodox Sobor of Ss. Peter and Paul in Montreal, QC, on January 6 and 7, 2012. Concelebrating with His Grace were the Rector of the Sobor, Archpriest Anatoliy Mel'nyk, Archpriest Alexander Janovsky, and Protodeacon Nazari Polataiko.

Hundreds of Montreal faithful were in attendance. They were anointed with Holy Oil at Vigil, and they received the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion during this festal celebration.

The Vigil service on January 6 was followed by a Lenten meal, and a festal meal followed the divine service on January 7, both prepared by the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the Sobor. Afterwards children entertained the guests with a beautiful concert program.