News & Events

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Archdiocese of Canada clergy in Toronto joined together with other members of the Orthodox Clergy Association of the Greater Toronto Area at Panagia Greek Orthodox Church on 13 November to concelebrate the Feast of St John Chrysostom in the Divine Liturgy.

The liturgy was followed by a luncheon to honour the association's past president, Fr John Koulouras, who has been unable to serve in recent years following a severe stroke.

An icon of the Theotokos was presented to Fr John for his many years of service as president of the clergy association.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Three Talks. Three Speakers. One Hundred Reasons to Attend.

Giving Thanks Through Clenched Teeth
Hieromonk Philip  (Speranza)
Friday, November 23rd

Dealing with Family & Friends from Other Faiths (and None)
Father Bohdan Hladio
Friday, December 7th

Cultivating Faith & Love in Our Children
Father Geoffrey Korz
Friday, January 11th, 2019

Thursday, September 27, 2018

On the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross (old style), 27 September 2018, the Russian Orthodox Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Toronto celebrated its 103rd anniversary with a hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Toronto, with the blessing of Archbishop Irénée, has opened an Orthodox mission in Barrie, Ontario. Initially the missionary endeavour will consist of serving an Akathist once a month at the Kaleidoscoppe Play Centre.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 to Friday, October 12, 2018

The Archdiocesan Council Fall meeting was held at St Mark's Orthodox Church, Yorkton, SK on 11 and 12 October.

Many thanks to Fr Rod and Matushka Denise Luciuk for hosting the council meetings and to the volunteers at St Mark's who helped prepare the delicious meals for our council members. Also special thanks to Ian and Maria Bodnaryk for the nice dinner reception at their home Friday evening.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 to Monday, October 8, 2018

In October of this year, on the Thanksgiving weekend, parishioners of St Seraphim Orthodox Church in Richmond Hill, Ontario, made a pilgrimage to the town of Rawdon, Québec, where the relics of their heavenly patron Seraphim of Sarov repose in a church that bears his name.

The pilgrims were led by Father Nikolai Boldyrev, whose life is closely related to Rawdon. They also visited Archbishop Irénée, who, together with the archdiocesan staff, gave them a warm welcome.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Archdiocesan Council has designated Sunday 14 October for an appeal to collect funds for seminarians.

The council has several applications for funding assistance for current seminarians, so your support would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Meeting on 12 October 2018, the Archdiocesan Council has issued the following statement concerning the legalization of cannabis in Canada.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

A new chapel-monument in honour of the holy Royal Passion-Bearers was officially opened on Saturday in Jackson’s Point, Ontario, reports the site of the  Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

The new chapel is part of the parish of the Church of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God in the “Beryozki” Russian conclave in Jackson’s Point, not far from Toronto.

Monday, September 24, 2018

All Saints of Alaska Parish in Victoria, BC celebrated its patronal feast on 24 October.

As part of the feast, a beautiful new icon of All Saints of Alaska, made by Fr Vladimir Lysak, was blessed during a wonderful vigil service.