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Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative is pleased to announce the 5th Annual National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference to be held September 17-18, 2021, at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.  This year’s theme is Generously Investing in Emerging Leaders, presented by those who are daily investing in our emerging leaders through the diverse pan-Orthodox non-profits and Archdiocesan initiatives they represent.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Photos from the celebration of Pascha at Holy Trinity Church in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Today the Myrrhbearing Women arrive at the tomb and, seeing the angel, hear from him the joyous message that the Lord has risen. When they leave the tomb, running to tell the Apostles the news, Christ Himself suddenly appears to them and greets them with a single word: “Rejoice!”(Mt 28:9). 

On this bright day, as we celebrate this glorious feast of feasts, this supreme festival of festivals, the Resurrection of Christ, I in turn extend our Lord’s greeting and say to you all: “Rejoice!”

Sunday, March 21, 2021

The first Sunday of Great Lent, the Triumph of Orthodoxy, was celebrated with an outdoor procession at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Moose Jaw. 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Archpriest John Tkachuk, the founding pastor of the Sign of the Theotokos parish of the Orthodox Church in America in Montreal, former Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Canada and retired U.S. Air Force chaplain, fell asleep in the Lord on Feb. 19, 2021 in Bronxville, NY, where he had been living in retirement. He was 76 and had been suffering from cancer.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

On the (old style) feast of Theophany, Fathers David Edwards and Alexander Treiger led the faithful of St Vladimir's Church in the great blessing of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean at Purcell's Cove near Halifax.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

When I first arrived at St. John the Divine in 2007, I felt as if I had walked into a WW2 movie where the GIs were holed up in an abandoned, bombed-out church. The building had been closed for several years. The roof and dome had some severe leaks. With the freezing and thawing, plaster would fall and flake like snow.  The floor felt like a game board with 8x8 floor tiles, lifting all over for the kids to toss about. The cracks in the walls were numerous and growing. 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

On Thursday, December 31, 2020, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America has issued an encyclical entitled, “We Rejoice Even in Tribulation”: An Encyclical of Hope. The Holy Synod offers this work out of love and gratitude to its faithful at the end of this year. The Synod also intends for the encyclical to be seen as an encouragement for the year to come.

Friday, December 25, 2020

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds (Hebrews 1, 1-2)

My beloved Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,