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Sunday, March 27, 2022

On Sunday March 27, Vladika Irenee ordained Deacon Symeon Price to the holy priesthood at a Liturgy in Holy Resurrection Church, Vancouver. Also attending the service along with the archbishop and Protodeacon Jesse Isaac, were Fr Michael Fourik, the parish’s rector, and local clergy including Fr Lawrence Farley, Fr Richard Rene, newly-ordained Fr Peter Choi, and Deacon Gregory Wright.

Father Symeon received his master's degree from the Orthodoxy School of Theology at Trinity College, Toronto.  

Thursday, March 24, 2022 to Friday, March 25, 2022

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée visited St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Edmonton, ordaining Deacon Peter Choi to the priesthood, as well as ordaining Deacon Micah Friesen and tonsuring Paul Batz as reader. In addition, Fr Vincent Lehr was awarded the palitza.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée visited Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Edmonton, and blessed the new altar icon. Father Vitaly, Protodeacon Jesse, and Deacon Andre also visiting. Glory be to God!

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Photos of Vladyka Irénee's visit to St Benoît Church in St Laurent, Québec, celebrating the parish's patronal feast and the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

Concelebrating with Vladyka Irénée are Fr Elias Fonseca, Fr Gregory Nimijean and Deacon Denis Letunousky. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Many of you are wondering how we can provide support for Ukrainian Refugees.

In short for those of you who are a registered charity with Revenue Canada, We are not allowed to send money to a non Canadian organization. A parish cannot collect money and then forward the money outside of the country. A charity could lose their charity status if they don't follow Revenue Canada rules.

There are three ways that I see that we can contribute for support to Ukrainian refugees.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Dear beloved children in the Lord,

It is with profound pain and sorrow that we see the situation unfolding in Ukraine. The invasion of Russian troops has already caused death and destruction in many areas of the country and, as the battle progresses, the human cost continues to rise. It is heartbreaking to see the images of destroyed buildings, homes, and traffic jams as refugees flee the cities for their safety.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Dearly beloved children in the Lord,

In light of the distressing developments in Ukraine affecting millions of innocent people in the region, I wholeheartedly urge you to pray for peace and the well-being of our brothers and sisters who are enduring this tragic moment. 

I ask that the hostilities be ceased immediately and that President Putin put an end to the military operations. As Orthodox Christians, we condemn violence and aggression. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

On February 2, 2022, on the feast of the Meeting our our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, Priest Kyle Parrott, Director of Communications of the Orthodox Church in America, presided at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at Saint Sergius Chapel at the Chancery.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The pastoral messages for the Feast of the Nativity 2021 from His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and His Eminence Archbishop Irénée can be downloaded here:

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