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Monday, February 28, 2022

Dear beloved children in the Lord,

It is with profound pain and sorrow that we see the situation unfolding in Ukraine. The invasion of Russian troops has already caused death and destruction in many areas of the country and, as the battle progresses, the human cost continues to rise. It is heartbreaking to see the images of destroyed buildings, homes, and traffic jams as refugees flee the cities for their safety.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Dearly beloved children in the Lord,

In light of the distressing developments in Ukraine affecting millions of innocent people in the region, I wholeheartedly urge you to pray for peace and the well-being of our brothers and sisters who are enduring this tragic moment. 

I ask that the hostilities be ceased immediately and that President Putin put an end to the military operations. As Orthodox Christians, we condemn violence and aggression. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

On February 2, 2022, on the feast of the Meeting our our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, Priest Kyle Parrott, Director of Communications of the Orthodox Church in America, presided at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at Saint Sergius Chapel at the Chancery.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The pastoral messages for the Feast of the Nativity 2021 from His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and His Eminence Archbishop Irénée can be downloaded here:

The Sign of Theotokos Church
Sunday, December 5, 2021

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée has visited three Québec parishes in the last month.

On 21 November, Vladyka visited St Benoît de Nursie Church in Montréal for the Feast of Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple. He concelebrated with the parish's rector, Fr Elias Fonseca, and Deacon Denis Letunovsky. 

Vladyka served on the Feast of the Theotokos, 28 November, at The Sign of Theotokos Church in Montreal, concelebrating with Fr Paul Kara, Hieromonk Serafim Tregubov, and Deacon Denis Letunovsky.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A recently released documentary entitled “Goosechase” (by David Veldman, 2021 Lunenburg Doc Festival finalist) shows the inside life of the Hermitage of the Annunciation in New Germany, Nova Scotia (Archdiocese of Canada, OCA). Tucked away in the hills beside the LaHave River, the monks spend their days praying, working, and studying. This is not a story about the individual monks, but about their way of life and the monastic practice.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Two years ago Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Québec City and I were blissfully preparing to celebrate our 70th anniversary, and of course by April we were in lockdown. After the subsequent rather painful adjustment to online worship, I managed to put together a slideshow of the 70 years of our parish life. Granted there is a gap in the photos during the nearly 20 years when our parish was dormant, sometime in the 1980s regular services resumed in our parish. By the end of last year this slideshow was ready and we celebrated our 70th on Zoom.

Fr Nicolas

Clergy and faithful at the 2017 Archdiocesan Assembly in Edmonton
Saturday, December 11, 2021

The Archdiocesan Council has announced a virtual assembly for all clergy and faithful of the archdiocese to gather online to focus on our needs and experience during this difficult time of pandemic.

The online assembly is taking place on Saturday 11 December from 1pm to 3pm (EST), which is 10am to 12noon (PST),

Friday, October 29, 2021

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée welcomed His Grace, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA & Canada, to the Archdiocesan Center in Rawdon, Québec. Archbishop Irénée was accompanied by Archpriest Anatoliy Melnyk, Dean of Quebec and Atlantic Provinces, Hieromonk Serafim Tregubov, and Deacon Dzianis Letunovsky.

His Grace bishop Matthew, accompanied by his assistant, Subdeacon Nikolai, visited the Holy Transfiguration Skete, St Seraphim Church, and the Russian Orthodox Cemetery.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

A photo of the clergy and people of St Vladimir Prince of Kiev parish, Halifax, NS, under the pastoral care of Archimandrite David Edwards and Fr Alexander Treiger, taken after post-Liturgy Thanksgiving Prayer and before the Annual General Meeting of the Parish. A pizza lunch was served after the meeting.