News & Events

Thursday, August 1, 2019

On Thursday, August 1st, Vladyka Irénée celebrated the patronal Feast of St Seraphim of Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

Concelebrating with Vladyka Irénée were Fr Anatoliy Melnyk, Fr Alexander Janowski, Fr Ivaylo Vutov, Fr Dragos Guilea, Fr Stelian Liabotis, Fr Nectaire Féménias, Fr Gleb Melnyk, Fr Dimitri Choueiry, Fr Nicolas Svetlovsky, Archimandrite Marc Pierre, Archdeacon Amvrosi Mlodzik, and Deacon Denis Letunouski.

Approximately 100 people were in attendance, some from far away as Paris, France. It was a joyous occasion with perfect weather. 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Photos of the outdoor Vespers at the recent parish annual barbecue for St Herman of Alaska Church at the Gerbrandt Farm in Chilliwack.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Photos of Vladyka Irénée's visit to celebrate the 75th anniversary of St Laurentius Greek Orthodox Church in Minitonas, Saskatchewan. Concelebrating with the archbishiop was Fr Rod Luciuk.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Archbishop Irénée commends Orthodox writer Frederica Mathewes-Green's suggested Dormition Fast prayer vigil to end abortion.

Green writes that occasions of joy sometimes elicit occasions of sorrow. This is so because the world is fallen, shorn from the full beauty and majesty of God. The world however, is not without hope because of the promise of the restoration of all things through the work of the Son of God, Jesus Christ the Righteous. The fallen world can be made new.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019 saw the passing of Dr Edward Hartley of Surrey, B.C. Dr Hartley studied medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and after graduation moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 1964 where he began a family medical practice. He married Vivian Robertson in 1967 and together they had three children: James, and the twins Andrea and Maria. Dr. Ed was well-known as a beloved doctor who was devoted to his patients. He was also well-known as a local iconographer.

Divine Liturgy in Ekaterinburg on the Sunday of All Saints Glorified in the Russian Lands.
Monday, July 8, 2019

During the last week of June and first week of July 2019, His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and Canada was on pilgrimage to Russia, where he visited Ekaterinburg and the Moscow region.  He was accompanied by Archpriest Daniel Andrejuk, Representative of the Orthodox Church in America to the Russian Orthodox Church and Dean of the OCA’s Representation Church of the Great Martyr Catherine, Moscow, and Protodeacon Jesse Isaac.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

The faithful gathered with joy and sadness to continue their tradition of celebrating the Divine Liturgy on Holy Spirit day at the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary chapel and cemetery by Stenen, Saskatchewan.

Monday, June 17, 2019

On the Monday after Pentecost, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée ordained Elias Fonseca to the holy diaconate at the Sign of the Theotokos Church in Montréal.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

After the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of All Saints, Fr Nicolas Svetlovsky blessed new processional banners of Christ and Theotokos for the parish of the Holy Trinity in Québec City.

The new banners were made with loving care by Olga Rusnac.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Archbishop Irénée visited Holy Trinity parish in Québec City for their patronal feast, Pentecost, on Sunday 16 June.

Concelebrating with the Archbishop were Fr Nicolas Svetlovsky, Fr Nicholas Young, Fr Nectaire Fénémias and Deacon Denis Letunovsky.