News & Events

Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

Hierarchs, clergy and faithful from across the US, Canada and Mexico began arriving in Saint Louis over the weekend of July 21-22, 2018 for the 19th All-American Council [AAC] of the Orthodox Church in America. They joined hundreds of participants in the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians of America’s 92nd annual National Convention, which opened July 20.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Photos from the patronal feast at Sts Peter and Paul Sobor in Montréal with His Eminence Archbishop Irénée presiding.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A second volume of adaptations from Gregorian chant has been made available by the monks of Holy Transfiguration Hermitage in Lone Butte, BC.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Photos from the visit of His Eminence Archbishop Irénée to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Matushka Nadezhda (née Apouchtine) Svetlovsky, 97, wife of the late Protodeacon Peter Svetlovsky, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

For many years the Svetlovskys, who came to the United States in the early 1950s, served Our Lady of Kazan Church, Sea Cliff, NY.  After Protodeacon Peter’s retirement they relocated to Ottawa, where they attended Annunciation Cathedral.

Friday, June 29, 2018

A long-awaited, 60-plus page document by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, titled Of What Life Do We Speak?  Four Pillars for the Fulfillment of the Apostolic Work of the Church, was released on Friday, June 29, 2018—the Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul—in preparation for the 19th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America.

Entheos Retreat Centre
Friday, September 14, 2018 to Sunday, September 16, 2018

The 18th annual Orthodox Women’s Retreat entitled “Becoming a Healing Presence” will be held this September with speaker Dr Albert Rossi.

Held just west of Calgary, this is a pan-Orthodox women’s retreat involving many sister churches in Alberta. Tonia Howell has written a beautiful account of the 2017 retreat for the Messenger Blog.

For further information, please download the retreat poster >

Saturday, June 2, 2018

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée ordains Subdeacon Maximus Ferguson to the holy diaconate and Reader Gregory Rychlo to the subdiaconate at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Concelebrating with the Archbishop were the Rector of the Holy Resurrection Father Leonard Herrem, Archpriest Daniel Guenther and Father Florin along with Deacon John from Saint Vincent of Lerins Orthodox Church Saskatoon. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

On Pentecost Sunday, May 27, Fr Kolin Berglund of Smoky Lake, Alberta was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée. 

The ordination took place during a hierarchical Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Parish in Smoky Lake in conjunction with the parish's altar feast or Khram.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The cathedral parish of Holy Trinity in Winnipeg, Manitoba celebrated its patronal feast on Sunday 27 May, the Feast of Pentecost.