News & Events

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Photos from the visit of His Eminence Archbishop Irénée to St Nikolai of Zhitsa Mission, Whitehorse, served by Fr John Gryba.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée visited a number of different communities on a recent trip to British Columbia:

  • All Saints of Alaska Church, Victoria (Fr Kyle Parrot)
  • St Alexander Nevsky Mission, Victoria (Fr Evgeniy Prokhin)
  • Holy Apostles Barnabas Mission, Comox (Fr Alexis Nikkel)
  • Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Fr Gregory, Fr Samuel and Monk Moses) in Lone Butte
  • Divine Liturgy for Ascension at Holy Apostles Church, Chilliwack (Fr Matthew Francis)
Sunday, June 2, 2024

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée made his annual archpastoral visit to St Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church in Kingston, Ontario, on Sunday May 26th, 2024. 

His visit celebrates the second anniversary of the purchase of our new property in June 2022. There were 78 people in attendance for the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

Sunday, June 2, 2024

On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, Archpriest Nicolas Boldireff fell asleep in the Lord at age 78 after a long illness.  He had been a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, serving parishes in both the United States and Canada, for more than half a century. 

Saturday, April 20, 2024 to Sunday, April 21, 2024

This past weekend heralded a vibrant chapter in the life of St Maria of Paris Orthodox Church in Hamilton, Ontario. With hearts open to learning and fellowship, our parish community embarked on a journey of enrichment and celebration.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

For the first time in eight years, the archdiocesan council met for meetings in Manitoba, at St Nicholas of Narol (20 min north of Winnipeg). Between 9 and 10 April,  the council clergy and lay representatives of the archdiocese, with his Eminence Archbishop Irénée, presented and heard various reports about the financial and pastoral and administrative life of the Church, and had discussions about further strengthening and enhancing the life of the faithful and parishes in the archdiocese.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

By God's grace and mercy, the faithful of St Nicholas of Narol, welcomed back, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée, for the blessed ordination of John (Daryl) Schantz to the diaconate. 

Sunday, March 24, 2024

The clergy and faithful of Montreal parishes congregated at Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral to celebrate the Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The service was presided by His Eminence Archbishop Irénée and clergy of the OCA parishes, Archpriest Anatoliy Melnyk, Archpriest Alexander Janowski, Archpriest Paul Kara, Priest Gleb Melnyk, Priest Alexandru Gheras, and Priest Elias Fonseca, Deacon Denis Letunovsky, and Deacon Dmitry Belyaykov. Four choirs participated in French, Moldavian, English and Slavonic. The sermon was given by the Rev.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

On Saturday 3 February, St Olga of Alaska Mission began its existence with the inaugural service of Great Vespers. St Olga’s Mission was born out of the desire of St Herman of Alaska parish in Edmonton to spread the gospel and Orthodox Christianity in the south of Edmonton. The vision was to “build out, not up,” and so under the leadership of Fr Ryan Bishop, 50 intrepid members from St Herman’s set out to accomplish this massive undertaking.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Deacon Horia Roscanu fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, January 19, 2024, after over two years battling cancer.  Ordained to the diaconal ministry a year ago, he was serving the French-speaking parish Saint Benoît de Nursie in Montréal.

Friends will be received on Friday January 25th from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the  Lajeunesse Fortin Cenac Funeral Home, 3535 boul Levesque East, Laval.

The Funeral service will be held on Saturday January 27th, presided by His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée at 9:30 am at Saint Benoit de Nursie, 807 Sainte Croix, St Laurent, Québec.