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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Further to last week's article about the evacuation of Holy Transfiguration Hermitage in Lone Butte, BC, the Elephant Hill fire which is about 10 to 15km away was at great risk to head towards the Hermitage this past weekend as very strong gusting winds were called for, going directly towards the hermitage. Therefore, Fathers Gregory and Samuel and Brother Moses left and have been away for the past week awaiting the outcome.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Photos from the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ at Sts Peter and Paul Sobor, Montréal.

Father Gleb Melnyk presided over the Liturgy, concelebrating with Father Ioann and Deacon Dimitry.

After the service, fruits and honey brought by the parishioners were blessed.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A statement on the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, VA was issued and signed by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America on August 16, 2017.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Your Eminence, Archbishop Irénée,

Dear brother in Christ and concelebrant of the holy mysteries,

I offer you my fraternal greetings for the feast of the Dormition of the purest and ever-virgin Mother of God. May this day fill you with joy and give you the grace to continue bearing the belief of the episcopal ministry through the intercessions of the Theotokos.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Vladyka Irénée, Dn Nicolas Svetlovsky and Fr. Anatoliy Melnyk at St. Seraphim parish in Rawdon on Monday, Aug 14th.

Procession of the Holy Cross and Blessing of Water.

Monday, August 14, 2017

There have been a number of additional lightning strikes close to Holy Transfiguration Hermitage (north of Sheridan Lake) and the Elephant Hill fire is once again growing and moving closer to the hermitage due to high winds. On Saturday August 12, an evacuation order which included southern areas to within about three kilometers south of the hermitage was issued. Fathers Gregory and Samuel and Brother Moses have been advised that it would be wise to once again leave the hermitage as it is very likely that an evacuation order will be coming in the next couple of days for their property.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The parish of Sts Peter and Paul celebrated the feast of St Seraphim in the home chapel of the family Nazarov on Tuesday 1 August in Saint-Lazare, Québec.

Father Anatoly Melnyk led the service in concelebration with Father Gleb Melnyk and Father Ioann Vutov.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Monastery of All Saints of North America in Dewdney, British Columbia, celebrates its feast 'The Joy Of Canada' on the last Sunday of July, and each year there is a concern about the weather—will it be bright and sunny to allow us to have a procession to the memorial in the field, or will there be a West Coast summer downpour?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Photos from the Friday afternoon tour, following the Archdiocesan Assembly, of the “Holy Land” parishes, the country churches north of Edmonton that St Tikhon worshipped in.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017

Photos from the Archdiocesan Assembly in Edmonton from 26 to 28 July.

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