News & Events

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 to Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Archbishop Irénée met with the regional deans and other elected members of archdiocesan council in Rawdon, Québec on Tuesday 24 October and Wednesday 25 October.

The council meeting began with a molieben in the recently acquired and refurbished chapel of the Mother of God of Diveevo where the parish of St Seraphim of Rawdon meets for worship. A Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday morning.

Sunday, October 1, 2023

On the Sunday following the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (old style), His Eminence Archbishop Irénée visited Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Toronto to preside at a hierarchical Liturgy for the parish's patronal feast.

Saturday, September 23, 2023 to Sunday, September 24, 2023

St Aidan Orthodox Church has finally, after more than a year and a half, completed their large addition/renovation construction project and re-opened on Saturday 23 September with a great Orthodox style celebration lasting more than 3 hours!

Sunday, September 10, 2023

 On Sunday 10 September, His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée celebrated the parish feast at St Mary and Holy Martyrs Brancoveanu in Kitchener, ON, concelebrating with Archpriest Didel Furtuna and Deacon Denis.      

Sunday, September 3, 2023

On Sunday 3 September, at St Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, Archimandrite Marc (Pierre) celebrated his 90th birthday. The Divine Liturgy was presided over by Vladyka Irénée, who concelebrated with Fr Elias Fonseca, Fr Gregory Nimijean, and Deacons Denis and Horia.

Monday, August 28, 2023

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée celebrated the Feast of Dormition on August 28th at Dormition of the Mother of God Moldavian Church in Montreal. Concelebrating with His Eminence were Fr. Alexandru Gheras, rector, Fr. Alexander Janowski, Fr. Gregory Nimijean, Deacon Horia Roscanu, and Fr. Liviu Alexandrescu. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Although the Christ the Saviour in Winkler has been serving at various locations for the last few months (as they are without a space of their own) their desire to serve the Lord has not been quenched. This desire of theirs was manifested in the celebration of the festal Vespers for their Altar feast (Icon not made by hands). A local Protestant church was secured to serve at, and clergy and faithful from other Orthodox churches joined them for the evening of thanksgiving.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

The faithful from Saint-Benoît-de-Nursie parish in Montréal attended Divine Liturgy outdoors in Rawdon on Saturday 5 August with Fr Elias Fonseca. Following the Liturgy, Vladyka Irénée and Deacon Denis gave a tour of the Rawdon cemetery. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

On 1 August, His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, led the celebration of the patronal feast of St Seraphim of Sarov Church in Rawdon.

Saturday, July 29, 2023 to Sunday, July 30, 2023

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée visited two Vancouver parishes on Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July. He served Great Vespers at Holy Resurrection Sobor on Saturday evening, then the next morning, he presided at the Divine Liturgy at St John of Shanghai Orthodox Church.