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Sunday, July 15, 2018

The ordination of a new deacon brought joy to the monastery of all Saints of North America and the congregation of the church of the Theotokos, Joy of Canada. Mircea Markel Tihon completed his seminary training in Romania and has served as reader at the monastery for some years now.

Deacon Markel was born in Moldova, one of a set of triplets. His twin sister Galina is a member of the congregation. Deacon Markel’s wife Rodica is one of the chanters who leads the congregation in singing on Sundays.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Photos from the celebration of the 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of His Eminence Archbishop Irénée, at Sts Peter and Paul Sobor in Montréal.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The feast of the opening of the relics of St Seraphim of Sarov (19 July Old Style / 1 August) was celebrated in Rawdon, Québec.

The feast was a success. The weather was perfect although a little too warm in the chapel with 90 people in attendance and 12 clergy serving in the altar.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

As delegates were occupied with plenary sessions, forums, and other aspects of the 19th All-American Council [AAC] of the Orthodox Church in America, well over 100 children and teens enjoyed a week of “faith and fellowship” during the AAC’s youth program.

Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

Delegates to the 19th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America were afforded the opportunity to explore a variety of themes presented in His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon’s document, Of What Life Do We Speak?: Four Pillars for the Fulfillment of the Apostolic Work of the Church, in a series of forums presented on Tuesday

Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

Hierarchs, clergy and faithful from across the US, Canada and Mexico began arriving in Saint Louis over the weekend of July 21-22, 2018 for the 19th All-American Council [AAC] of the Orthodox Church in America. They joined hundreds of participants in the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians of America’s 92nd annual National Convention, which opened July 20.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Photos from the patronal feast at Sts Peter and Paul Sobor in Montréal with His Eminence Archbishop Irénée presiding.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A second volume of adaptations from Gregorian chant has been made available by the monks of Holy Transfiguration Hermitage in Lone Butte, BC.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Photos from the visit of His Eminence Archbishop Irénée to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Matushka Nadezhda (née Apouchtine) Svetlovsky, 97, wife of the late Protodeacon Peter Svetlovsky, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

For many years the Svetlovskys, who came to the United States in the early 1950s, served Our Lady of Kazan Church, Sea Cliff, NY.  After Protodeacon Peter’s retirement they relocated to Ottawa, where they attended Annunciation Cathedral.

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