News & Events

Monday, March 26, 2018

This past week, some of the children from St Nicholas Church in Narol, Manitoba spent an afternoon learning about why we use bread in the Orthodox Church, what it is used for, and its importance for us as Christians.

They also learned about the relationship between making prosphora and praying and that our thanksgiving and prayers to God, can be expressed through and with the simplest tasks, even baking bread. 

A wonderful time baking and praying. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée celebrated Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Annunciation at St Benoît de Nursie Parish, Montréal. Concelebrating with His Eminence were Fr Dragos Giulea, Fr Dimitri Choueiry, Archimandrite Marc (Pierre), Archdeacon Amvrosi Mlodzik, and Deacon Nicolas Svetlovsky.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

This month the Winnipeg Orthodox Clergy Association celebrated two services in our parish communities. 

For the Sunday of the Cross, the Mission Station of Christ the Saviour in Winkler hosted the first non-Winnipeg based WOCA service, with many clergy and faithful from Orthodox Churches in Winnipeg making the two-hour road trip down south. It was a blessed service that was followed by a meal in the home of one of the mission's members.

Friday, March 23, 2018

For many years the archdiocese has been holding fundraising projects in support of the Orthodox education, monasteries and new missions.

The following collections were decided at the Archdiocesan Council Spring meeting in Vancouver for all parishes:

  • Collections for Missions be held on Palm Sunday, 1 April 2018
  • Prison Ministry – Sunday 24 June 2018 (St John the Forerunner)
  • Collection for Seminarians -  Sunday 14 October, 2018
  • Collection for Monasteries - Sunday before Nativity, 23 December 2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018

On Sunday March 18, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée celebrated Divine Liturgy for the Fourth Sunday of Lent at All Saints of Alaska Church in Victoria.

Concelebrating with Vladyka were the Reverend Fathers Kyle Parrot and Evgueny. Also serving were Protodeacon Jesse Isaac and Deacon Nicolas Svetlovsky.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Photos of the ordination of Zacchaeus Green to the diaconate on Saturday March 17, 2018 at St Herman of Alaska Church, Langley, BC.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Photos from the ordination to the holy diaconate of Subdeacon Symeon Price at St Herman of Alaska Church, Langley, BC.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Photos from the diaconal ordination of subdeacon Mikhaïl Ivanov at Holy Resurrection Sobor in Vancouver, BC.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Photos from the celebration of the Third Sunday of Lent, the Veneration of the Holy Cross, at Sts Peter and Paul Sobor in Montréal.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

At the invitation of the Orthodox Clergy Fellowship of the Greater Toronto Area, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée presided at the annual Toronto Pan-Orthodox Vespers for the Feast of Orthodoxy.

The service was held on Sunday 25 February in the chapel of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, hosted by the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College, a graduate theological school offering MTS and MDiv degrees to prepare clergy and lay people for service in the Orthodox Church in Canada.