News & Events

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission in Chilliwack is honoured to receive a portion of the sacred relics of the Holy Apostle James, the "Brother of the Lord," (son of Joseph the Betrothed), and first Bishop of Jerusalem. These relics are being given as a gift from Archbishop Lazar and the All Saints of North America Monastery in Dewdney, BC, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Irénée. All are welcome to join us as we receive the holy relics at Great Vespers, 6pm, Saturday 19 October. A tea reception will follow the service.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 to Wednesday, October 9, 2019

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, and members of the Archdiocesan Council met in Rawdon on October 8th and 9th.

This was the first time meeting in Rawdon for some of the council members, and everyone declared it had been a successful meeting at an outstanding location. The weather was picture perfect!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Ten years ago today, the Archdiocese of Canada was blessed with the consecration of our beloved Archbishop Irénée. His leadership, guidance and love have been a strength to keep us focused on Christ.

God grant him many years!

Here's the coverage of the consecration from the OCA archives.

Ten bishops participated in the episcopal consecration of Archimandrite Irénée [Rochon] as Bishop of Quebec City and Auxiliary to His Eminence, Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa and Canada, at Annunciation Cathedral here on Thursday, October 1, 2009.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

On the old style Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with the temporary administrator for the Moscow Patriarchate's parishes in North America, His Grace Bishop Matthew, at the Church of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin in Niska, Alberta.


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Fr Nicolas Svetlovsky of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Québec baptized the catechumen Raphael in Rawdon on Saturday, September 14. Assisting and singing at the service was His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, along with Deacon Denis Letunouski, his matushka and children, along with a small group of parishioners from Holy Trinity. It was a joyous occasion for all!

Friday, September 20, 2019


Christians are promised the reassuring Presence of Christ through trial and isolation. What about when we feel alone, depressed, or without help?

What are the causes of such feelings, how should we address them? When should (and shouldn't) they be accepted as a normal part of Christian life?

Join us for a topic that unites many faithful people, to learn some timeless answers to this question that affects every family.

Friday, August 30, 2019

St Aidan’s Orthodox church in Cranbrook has been presented with a new altar, meticulously carved from wood over a three-month period by Brother Moses from the Holy Transfiguration Hermitage in Lone Butte, BC.

Brother Moses was joined by Father Samuel on the long drive to Cranbrook to present Father Andrew Applegate and Fr Deacan Paul Bartlett of St Aidan’s with the holy table.

St Aidan’s held a service of thanksgiving on Monday, August 26 to celebrate the dedication, led by the monks in the earliest known modes of Gregorian chant.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Holy Trinity Cathedral in Winnipeg had the recent blessing of two visits from their Archbishop, His Eminence Irénée.

Vladyka served Hierarchical Liturgies for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (New Calendar) on August 15th, and for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Old Calendar) on August 18th. 

Holy Trinity presently offers regular services according to each calendar - English services on the new (revised Julian), and Slavonic/English services on the old.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Are spiritual retreats nothing more than entertainment?

Join us Saturday, October 19th when special guest speaker Mother Theadelphi, Abbess of the Skete of the Entrance of the Mother of God in central Ohio, will visit to challenge us on this major question.

12noon Registration Opens  -  1pm Session One / Q&A  -  2:30pm Session Two / Q&A
4pm Vespers  -  5pm Lenten Dinner  -  6pm Session Three / Q&A

All sessions take place at St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Hall, 625 Concession Street, Hamilton, Ontario

Friday, August 16, 2019 to Saturday, August 17, 2019

This August the parish of St Nicholas in Narol, and the mission station of Christ the Saviour in Winkler had the blessing of having Archbishop Irénée serve with them for the feast of the Icon not made by hands (the altar feast of the Mission) and the ordination of Deacon Yuri Hladio to the priesthood.