News & Events

Sunday, February 19, 2023

The Parish of St Maria of Paris Orthodox Church in Hamilton, Ontario was filled with excitement as they received their first archpastoral visit from His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée. All 65 people present were overjoyed to welcome the Archbishop and expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to worship with him.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 to Friday, July 21, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:  Glory to Jesus Christ!

At the request of His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, and on behalf of the 2023 Canadian Archdiocesan Assembly Planning Committee, I would like to invite all of you to join us in Chateauguay, during the week of July 17-21, 2023 at Manoir D’Youville in Chateauguay, Quebec, south of Montreal.

Details and registration forms on the Archdiocesan Assembly web page >

We look forward to seeing you in Chateauguay!

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Photos from St Vladimir Prince of Kiev Church, Halifax, Feast of Theophany with Fr Alexander Treiger blessing the Atlantic on Sunday 22 January. The brave souls waded into the ocean with the cross. It was a sunny day but the Atlantic was cold!

Saturday, January 7, 2023

On 7th of January, the clergy and people of Sts Peter and Paul Sobor in Montréal celebrated the Nativity of Christ. His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, led the Vigil service on the Eve of the Feast and the Liturgy for the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos on the day after Nativity.

Saturday, January 7, 2023
Photos from the Dormition of the Mother of God Mission in Montréal celebrating the Feast of the Nativity with His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, priest Alexandru Gheras and Deacon Denis Letunovsky with the Moldovan community on January 7th.  
Friday, January 27, 2023

Date/Time: Friday 26 January - Saturday 27 January
Guest Speaker: Nicole M. Roccas 
Topic: Time and Trauma
Author and certified trauma-informed coach. Through writing, speaking, and work with clients, she seeks to help others locate meaning from within the toughest issues of life and faith, like despondency, grief, and trauma

Friday, December 23, 2022

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill to men!

Monday, December 19, 2022

To the Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, 
My Beloved Children in the Lord, 

Christ is born! Glorify him!

‘But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the Child and his Mother, and go to the land of Israel…”’ (Mt. 2:19-20) 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

This past week, our parish of St. Herman’s in Edmonton, was especially blessed to not only be celebrating our annual Patronal Feast Day, but to also have His Eminence Archbishop Irenee join us on this festive occasion.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

On Sunday, October 16, the Sts Peter and Paul Sobor (Montréal, QC) welcomed «The Sign» (Kursk Root / Kurskaya-Korennaya) Icon of the Mother of God.

The visit was blessed by Archpriest George Lagodich, serving at St Nicholas Cathedral (ROCOR, Montréal). The Icon stayed there from October 15th till October 16th.

The Clergy of Sts Peter and Paul Sobor and the faithful served an Akathist in front of the Icon and venerated it.

On her way the Icon was accompanied by Igumen Nikolai Perekrestov (St Nicholas Cathedral).