News & Events

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Archimandrite Philip [Speranza], 71, Associate Pastor of Toronto's Russian Orthodox Christ the Saviour Cathedral, fell asleep in the Lord on February 4, 2019.

Born Philip Joseph Speranza in Aurora, IL on March 19, 1947, the son of the late Samuel and Mary [Mondello] Speranza, he was raised in Wheaton, IL. A convert to Orthodox Christianity from Roman Catholicism, he studied at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, after completing his high school studies at Sacred Heart Seminary, Geneva IL.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

This weekend, on the feast of the Meeting of the Lord, we had the joy of receiving into the church by baptism and chrismation our beloved Vidal family. This is the first time that the church of All Saints in Meadow Lake, SK. has received a full family into the church, and it marks the end of a three year long courtship with the Orthodox Church for them. 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

On the feast of Theophany (OS) the Archpriest Gregory Scratch served the Great Blessing of Waters at St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Sandy Lake Manitoba (est. 1905) and blessed the their lake.

This has become a community event that brings out many of Sandy Lake's residents (even in -25 weather!) and speaks to the importance the lake has in the community and their trust in the Lord's saving work in creation. 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Fr Sebastian Scratch and the parishioners of Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Orthodox Church, Calgary, Alberta, blessed the waters of the Bow River on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

You are invited to join us for our annual St. Herman Orthodox Church Lenten retreat in Edmonton, AB with guest speaker Dr. Nicole Roccas (author of "Time and Despondency"). The theme is "Redeeming the Time as an Antidote to Despondency". 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral will be holding a Lenten retreat with Fr John Behr, who will discuss his forthcoming book, John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology.

The retreat will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm, followed by Vigil at 5:00 pm.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Photos from the Great Blessing of Water at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Québec, QC.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Photos of the Great Blessing of Water for Theophany in the Nativity of the Theotokos parish in Kysylew/Andrew, Alberta.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Photos of Fr Stelian Liabotis blessing the Ottawa River in a chilly -24C. Despite the temperature in Ottawa falling below that of every other national capital in the world on Saturday morning (not even counting the windchill of -38C), the faithful braved the cold and even one had a dip in the river.



Sunday, January 6, 2019

Photos from St Aidan of Lindisfarne parish blessing Joseph Creek at Cranbrook, BC, in the Rocky Mountains during a warm Theophany season. No ice chopping required this year.