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Friday, September 20, 2019

Christians...Lonely?

Christians are promised the reassuring Presence of Christ through trial and isolation. What about when we feel alone, depressed, or without help?

What are the causes of such feelings, how should we address them? When should (and shouldn't) they be accepted as a normal part of Christian life?

Join us for a topic that unites many faithful people, to learn some timeless answers to this question that affects every family.

Friday, August 30, 2019

St Aidan’s Orthodox church in Cranbrook has been presented with a new altar, meticulously carved from wood over a three-month period by Brother Moses from the Holy Transfiguration Hermitage in Lone Butte, BC.

Brother Moses was joined by Father Samuel on the long drive to Cranbrook to present Father Andrew Applegate and Fr Deacan Paul Bartlett of St Aidan’s with the holy table.

St Aidan’s held a service of thanksgiving on Monday, August 26 to celebrate the dedication, led by the monks in the earliest known modes of Gregorian chant.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Holy Trinity Cathedral in Winnipeg had the recent blessing of two visits from their Archbishop, His Eminence Irénée.

Vladyka served Hierarchical Liturgies for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (New Calendar) on August 15th, and for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Old Calendar) on August 18th. 

Holy Trinity presently offers regular services according to each calendar - English services on the new (revised Julian), and Slavonic/English services on the old.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Are spiritual retreats nothing more than entertainment?

Join us Saturday, October 19th when special guest speaker Mother Theadelphi, Abbess of the Skete of the Entrance of the Mother of God in central Ohio, will visit to challenge us on this major question.

12noon Registration Opens  -  1pm Session One / Q&A  -  2:30pm Session Two / Q&A
4pm Vespers  -  5pm Lenten Dinner  -  6pm Session Three / Q&A

All sessions take place at St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Hall, 625 Concession Street, Hamilton, Ontario

Friday, August 16, 2019 to Saturday, August 17, 2019

This August the parish of St Nicholas in Narol, and the mission station of Christ the Saviour in Winkler had the blessing of having Archbishop Irénée serve with them for the feast of the Icon not made by hands (the altar feast of the Mission) and the ordination of Deacon Yuri Hladio to the priesthood.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

On Thursday, August 1st, Vladyka Irénée celebrated the patronal Feast of St Seraphim of Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

Concelebrating with Vladyka Irénée were Fr Anatoliy Melnyk, Fr Alexander Janowski, Fr Ivaylo Vutov, Fr Dragos Guilea, Fr Stelian Liabotis, Fr Nectaire Féménias, Fr Gleb Melnyk, Fr Dimitri Choueiry, Fr Nicolas Svetlovsky, Archimandrite Marc Pierre, Archdeacon Amvrosi Mlodzik, and Deacon Denis Letunouski.

Approximately 100 people were in attendance, some from far away as Paris, France. It was a joyous occasion with perfect weather. 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Photos of the outdoor Vespers at the recent parish annual barbecue for St Herman of Alaska Church at the Gerbrandt Farm in Chilliwack.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Photos of Vladyka Irénée's visit to celebrate the 75th anniversary of St Laurentius Greek Orthodox Church in Minitonas, Saskatchewan. Concelebrating with the archbishiop was Fr Rod Luciuk.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Archbishop Irénée commends Orthodox writer Frederica Mathewes-Green's suggested Dormition Fast prayer vigil to end abortion.

Green writes that occasions of joy sometimes elicit occasions of sorrow. This is so because the world is fallen, shorn from the full beauty and majesty of God. The world however, is not without hope because of the promise of the restoration of all things through the work of the Son of God, Jesus Christ the Righteous. The fallen world can be made new.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019 saw the passing of Dr Edward Hartley of Surrey, B.C. Dr Hartley studied medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and after graduation moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 1964 where he began a family medical practice. He married Vivian Robertson in 1967 and together they had three children: James, and the twins Andrea and Maria. Dr. Ed was well-known as a beloved doctor who was devoted to his patients. He was also well-known as a local iconographer.

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