News & Events

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Archpriest John Tkachuk, the founding pastor of the Sign of the Theotokos parish of the Orthodox Church in America in Montreal, former Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Canada and retired U.S. Air Force chaplain, fell asleep in the Lord on Feb. 19, 2021 in Bronxville, NY, where he had been living in retirement. He was 76 and had been suffering from cancer.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

On the (old style) feast of Theophany, Fathers David Edwards and Alexander Treiger led the faithful of St Vladimir's Church in the great blessing of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean at Purcell's Cove near Halifax.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

When I first arrived at St. John the Divine in 2007, I felt as if I had walked into a WW2 movie where the GIs were holed up in an abandoned, bombed-out church. The building had been closed for several years. The roof and dome had some severe leaks. With the freezing and thawing, plaster would fall and flake like snow.  The floor felt like a game board with 8x8 floor tiles, lifting all over for the kids to toss about. The cracks in the walls were numerous and growing. 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

On Thursday, December 31, 2020, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America has issued an encyclical entitled, “We Rejoice Even in Tribulation”: An Encyclical of Hope. The Holy Synod offers this work out of love and gratitude to its faithful at the end of this year. The Synod also intends for the encyclical to be seen as an encouragement for the year to come.

Friday, December 25, 2020

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds (Hebrews 1, 1-2)

My beloved Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 


Thursday, November 19, 2020

A wife and a mother to three and a matushka for everyone, Matushka Laura Isakov suddenly passed away at the age of 42, on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at a clinic in Fraser Lake, British Columbia.

Matushka Laura was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 21, 1978. After spending two years in Georgia, her family lived in various parts of Minnesota and Iowa. Matushka Laura graduated from Irondale High School in New Brighton, Minnesota, in 1996, and went on to the University of Minnesota where she studied electrical engineering. 

Friday, October 30, 2020

The Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, made the following statement today, Friday, October 30, 2020:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

On Monday morning, October 19, 2020, His Beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), former Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All-America and Canada, fell asleep in the Lord in Canonsburg, PA after an extended illness. He was the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America from 1977 until his retirement in 2002. 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The ordination of Bishop-elect Nektarios Mostratos of Keramos took place on Saturday 25 July, at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross in Laval, Quebec, with Archbishop Sotirios presiding and concelebrating with the following hierarchs:

  • Bishop Alexander (Patriarchate of Antioch)
  • Bishop Ioan-Casian (Romanian Orthodox Church)
  • Archbishop Irénée (Orthodox Church in America)
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Photos from the ordination to the priesthood of Fr Elias Fonseca, at Sign of the Theotokos Church in Montréal.