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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Fr Ryan Bishop and the parishioners of All Saints Orthodox Church, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, blessed the waters of the Meadow River, which runs straight into the lake where the entire city gets its drinking water. The children were thrilled that they were blessing the water for the whole town and think it's awesome that now everyone is drinking holy water.

It is probably the very first time any waters have been blessed in Meadow Lake. Glory to God!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Photos from the blessing at the Yukon River, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada at -27C. Priest John Gryba, St Nikolai of Zhitsa Orthodox Mission, officiating. Only two initial photos could be taken before the camera stopped working due to the cold!

Blessing the water. The cross became quickly crusted with ice.
Sunday, January 6, 2019

It had been many many years since the faithful of St Mark at Yorkton had blessed water on the lake. Last year plans where put into place to do this, but the -40 weather discouraged many.

This year, the forecast was for -4 weather, and it was decided to go ahead, for Sunday afternoon. Sunday morning the weather looked good. By the time that afternoon had rolled around, it was only -6 but a good Saskatchewan blizzard had rolled in. The weather was now with winds of 50 km with 4 cm of snow falling.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Photos from the Great Blessing of Water at Theophany at All Saints of Alaska, Victoria alongside the faithful of Ypapanti Greek Orthodox Church of Victoria.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Photos from the Great Blessing of Water for the Feast of Theophany at Cultus Lake, near Chilliwack, BC.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Monday 7 January marks the beginning of the winter/spring 2019 term at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christ is born! Glorify him!

Beloved Fathers, Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christ is born!  Glorify Him!

To the Honorable Clergy, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America,

My beloved brethren and blessed children in the Lord,

Sunday, December 2, 2018

With the blessing of Archbishop Irénée, Fr Nilos Nellis celebrated the first Vespers and Divine Liturgy at the new Nativity of the Theotokos mission parish in Kaslo on December 1st and 2nd, with Deacon Paul Bartlett assisting.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Great Vespers with the blessing of loaves was celebrated in Narol, Manitoba, for the feast of St Nicholas, beloved patron of the church and cemetery.

The parish was blessed to have Fr Nicholas Tambakis (St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church) serve with them and to celebrate the life of this blessed saint with the faithful from the greater Orthodox community of Winnipeg.

By the prayers of St Nicholas may we all strive to serve the Lord and our neighbour with the same love and humility! Most Holy Nicholas, pray to God for us.

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