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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017

The organizing committee for the Archdiocese of Canada (OCA) Assembly 2017 has made available registration forms and parent information sheets for youth activities.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Photos of Vladyka Irénée celebrating the Nativity of St John the Baptist at St Benoît de Nursie Church in Montréal with His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Telemessos.

Concelebrating were Fr Anatolij Melnyk, Fr Gregory Nimijean, Fr Dragos Giulea, Fr Justin Mitchell, F. Ihor Kutash, Dn Nicolas Svetlovsky, and Fr Dimitri Choueiry.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

On 11 June, the Sunday of All Saints, Priest Gregory Scratch, Dean of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, had the honour of serving at the Parish of Meadow Lake for their Xhram (Altar feast). The parish of All Saints was received into the Archdiocese of Canada in 2008 and has since been served by clergy from Edmonton, Saskatoon and recently Smokey Lake Alberta In those nine years a combination of new members, and the dedication of its long time members has blossomed with weekly reader services and bible studies.

His Grace, Bishop Ilia
Sunday, June 18, 2017

His Grace, Bishop Ilia, presiding bishop of the Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, visited Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission in Toronto, on Sunday 18 June.

Bishop Ilia sits on the Episcopal Assemblies in both the United States and Canada, and he was in Toronto for the annual meeting of Canadian bishops hosted by His Eminence, Metropolian-Archbishop Sotirios on Thursday 15 June.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

On Sunday June 11, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Church in Desjarlais, Alberta, on the occasion of the 100th year anniversary of the founding of the parish.

Concelebrating with the Archbishop were the rector of St. Nicholas. Fr. Tikhon Bishop, Archimandrite Gerasim Power, Fr. Nikolai Nikolaev, Fr. Daniel Friesen, Fr. Evgeny Prokhin, Protodeacon Jesse Isaac, Deacon Nicolas Svetlovsky, and Deacon Kolin Berglund.

Friday, June 9, 2017

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée visited Alberta last week. During the visit, Archimandrite Gerasim Power took the Archbishop and Dn. Nicolas to see some of the local parishes.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Photos of the Liturgy at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Dickie Bush, AB.

Serving together with His Eminence Irénée are:
Archimandrite Gerasim Power, Fr. Daniel Friesen, Fr. Ryan Bishop, Protodeacon Jesse Isaac, Deacon Nicolas Svetlovsky, Subdeacon Mark Petasky, and Subdeacon Tymofiy Hawrysh.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Divine Liturgy for the Pentecost was celebrated with a visiting priest, Fr Vasily Tsaritsyn, at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Sobor in Montreal. Fr Anatoly Melnyk and Fr Gleb Melnyk also served in liturgy this day.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017

This past weekend the Archdiocesan parishes of Winnipeg were blessed to be visited by Archbishop Irénée and Father Deacon Nicolas Svetlovsky, for the Altar feast of Holy Trinity Sobor and the 50th wedding anniversary of the Archpriest Robert Stephen and Matushka Dianne Kennaugh. It also marked his first official visit to the Christ the Saviour Mission Station in Winkler, Manitoba (1 1/2 hour drive south of Winnipeg).

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017

The Governing Board of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) which meets twice annually, recently concluded its spring meeting (May 24-26) in Ottawa.

Representing the OCA Archdiocese of Canada was Archpriest Cyprian Hutcheon of Saskatoon. Also in attendance, ex-officio, was Richard Schneider, an OCA layman from Toronto, who currently chairs the CCC's Faith and Witness Commission.

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