News & Events

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

A book is being prepared in conjunction with the 120th anniversary celebration of the establishment of Sts Peter and Paul Romanian Orthodox church in Canora, Saskatchewan, which is the physical home of Holy Andrew-the-First-Called Apostle parish.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

It was a joy to have His Eminence, our Archbishop Irénée at Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission in Chilliwack this past Sunday. Vladyka Irénée led us in the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Fourth Sunday of Pascha, 2023. Christ is Risen! Eis Polla Eti Dhespota!

Friday, May 5, 2023

Recently Archbishop Irenée and Archdiocesan council members from across Canada came to the Vancouver area for an in-person meeting. At the end of a day of meetings, they adjourned to St Herman's, Langley for a tour of our present building and our temple-in-progress. Parish council members and volunteers from St Herman's hosted a time of fellowship in the space that is now rapidly taking shape. 

Friday, May 5, 2023

Even though it has been a little over a year since most pandemic restrictions were lifted; there is nonetheless a feeling that we are all doing something new and exciting. 

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Nearly one hundred friends and clergy from the last two decades gathered on Sunday, April 23rd (Thomas Sunday) in Hamilton, Ontario, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of All Saints of North America Orthodox Church.   

Following the morning festal Liturgy, clergy from Toronto, Niagara, and Ottawa joined His Eminence Archbishop Irénée at the head tables for a grand banquet to mark the missionary work of the parish over twenty years.

 St Andrew the First-Called Mission, Canora, Saskatchewan
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Photos from Paschal celebrations across the Archdiocese of Canada. Christ is risen!

Saturday, April 15, 2023


To the dearly beloved Pastors, Monastics and Faithful of the Archdiocese of Canada, Orthodox Church in America

As we come to the final steps of our spiritual crossing of the Lenten desert, we are greeted by the joyful proclamation of the glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. In these troubled times, this good news fills us with hope since the victory of Christ over death is the true meaning of our existence on this earth.

Sunday, April 9, 2023

On Friday April 7th and Sunday April 9th Sts Peter and Paul Sobor celebrated two great feasts, Annunciation and Palm Sunday. With joy and gratefulness the community welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, who visited and led the services.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

For the feast of the Veneration of the Holy Cross at Mid-Lent, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée visited Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Toronto.

During the hierarchical Liturgy, Sam Jbeily (the cathedral treasurer) was tonsured as a reader. And at the end of Liturgy, Archpriest Father John Shandra received congratulations from the Archbishop and parish on the 30th anniversary of his ordination.