News & Events

Sunday, March 24, 2024

The clergy and faithful of Montreal parishes congregated at Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral to celebrate the Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The service was presided by His Eminence Archbishop Irénée and clergy of the OCA parishes, Archpriest Anatoliy Melnyk, Archpriest Alexander Janowski, Archpriest Paul Kara, Priest Gleb Melnyk, Priest Alexandru Gheras, and Priest Elias Fonseca, Deacon Denis Letunovsky, and Deacon Dmitry Belyaykov. Four choirs participated in French, Moldavian, English and Slavonic. The sermon was given by the Rev.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

On Saturday 3 February, St Olga of Alaska Mission began its existence with the inaugural service of Great Vespers. St Olga’s Mission was born out of the desire of St Herman of Alaska parish in Edmonton to spread the gospel and Orthodox Christianity in the south of Edmonton. The vision was to “build out, not up,” and so under the leadership of Fr Ryan Bishop, 50 intrepid members from St Herman’s set out to accomplish this massive undertaking.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Deacon Horia Roscanu fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, January 19, 2024, after over two years battling cancer.  Ordained to the diaconal ministry a year ago, he was serving the French-speaking parish Saint Benoît de Nursie in Montréal.

Friends will be received on Friday January 25th from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the  Lajeunesse Fortin Cenac Funeral Home, 3535 boul Levesque East, Laval.

The Funeral service will be held on Saturday January 27th, presided by His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée at 9:30 am at Saint Benoit de Nursie, 807 Sainte Croix, St Laurent, Québec.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2024, at Riverview Health Centre, the Servant of God, the Archpriest Robert Wayne Stephen Kennaugh (Father Bob) fell asleep in the Lord, with family by his side.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Christ is born!

Photos from the Nativity Liturgy on Sunday, January 7, at the Dormition of the Mother of God Moldavian Church, with Fr Alexandru Gheras.

The church was overflowing, with over 100 children in attendance, 40 of whom sang in the concert. 

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Dear Reverend fathers and their parish council members

RE: Urgent need to send support for our suffering brother priests in our founding home Diocese of Alaska

At the Archdiocesan Assembly in July 2023, Bishop Alexei of Alaska gave an impassioned presentation on the dire status of his diocese, and especially his clergy.

This foundational Diocese has given us our precious saints, Herman, Peter the Aleut, Innocent, Juvenal and last month our first female North American saint Olga. May God have mercy through their prayers.

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Christ is born! Glorify him!

Archbishop Irénée celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, as well as his 75th birthday, with Fr Élie Fonseca and the community of St Benoît de Nursie in Montréal.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

To the clergy, monastics, and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, my beloved children in the Lord,

Christ is born! Glorify him!

At the Vigil for today’s feast, we sang with the words of St. Germanus of Constantinople: “Today the Virgin gives birth to the Maker of all. Eden offers a cave and a star discloses Christ, the Sun, to those in darkness” (second sticheron at the aposticha).

Tuesday, December 26, 2023 to Monday, January 1, 2024

Prayer For Peace
A 7 Day Silent Vigil for Gaza

at Goose Chase Monastery
172 Goose Chase Rd
New Germany, NS

December 26, 2023 to January 1st, 2024

A Call To...
(regardless of faith tradition)
​compelled to stand beside all who are suffering
​in the war in Gaza
​and sincerely hope for peace....
to stand in silent vigil.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

St Herman's Orthodox Church in Edmonton, Alberta, was blessed to have His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, join us for our Patronal Feast Day on 13 December. It was a joy to have so many people in attendance, along with the altar being filled with 25 clergy and altar servers (along with a multitude of angels).