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Sunday, June 7, 2020

The festal Divine Liturgy for Pentecost was celebrated outdoors at St Seraphim of Sarov Church in Rawdon, Québec, presided by His Eminence Archbishop Irénée and Fr Deacon Denis Letunovsky.

It was a beautiful day: Mother nature was at her best with greenery, the birds were singing, and a nice breeze blew through the rustling leaves. We could not have asked for a nicer day for Pentecost! And of course, social distancing was respected. 

Blessed feast to all!

Friday, May 22, 2020

On Friday 22 May, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée issued the following new directives and guidance to parishes during the COVID-19 outbreak:

Friday, May 1, 2020

On Friday, May 1, 2020, meeting under the Presidency of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church issued the following Pastoral Letter, and Synodal Directives related to COVID-19.

Each Diocesan Bishop will be releasing diocesan specific guidelines shortly.

To the clergy, monastics, and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America,

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Source: CBC

The Orthodox Hermitage of the Holy Annunciation sits on an old hilltop farmstead overlooking the LaHave River near New Germany, N.S. Three monks live inside.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Download the 2020 Paschal greeting from Vladyka Irénée in English and French:

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

A moleben (supplication service) for first responders and health care workers has been created for use. Please pray this with your families on behalf of all those who are risking their own safety and laying their lives on the line for us all during these difficult days of global pandemic. The names of those working across our archdiocese on the front line of health care are below. To add a name, please email webmaster@archdiocese.ca.

Friday, April 10, 2020

We are continuing again on 10 April our recent Friday tradition of drawing as many people across our archdiocese as possible to pray together during this time of lockdown and isolation.

On Friday at 7pm EDT (4pm PDT) Mattins for Lazarus Saturday will be served. Fr Vincent Lehr will deliver an opening address. A small poster for sharing the event along with the service book are attached. Please promote this in your communities if possible.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Address of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon
To the Orthodox Church in America 
April 6, 2020

View a video of this address on Facebook >

My beloved children, 

I pray that each of you is keeping physically healthy and is managing to stay spiritually and emotionally strong during these unusual and uncertain times. 

On this fifth Sunday of Great Lent, I offer to you a brief word as your primate and father in Christ.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The All OCA Church School schedule for the week of April, 6, 2020 is now available. Classes this week will be held according to the following schedule:

Tuesday, April 7: Grades 9-12
3:30pm EST (2:30 CST; 12:30 PT)

Wednesday, April 8: Grades 3-5*
3:30pm EST (2:30 CST; 12:30 PT)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

(Please note: the secretary of the archdiocese has been assured these grants apply in Canada as well.)