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Friday, August 20, 2021

Those that know me well will attest that I almost never post personal messages online, and even more rarely ask for money for the church. But current challenges require that today I do both.

I have been the pastor of St Herman’s church in Langley, BC, since the parish began under the OCA in 1987. We have weathered many challenges and continued to grow, and many men who are now clergy began as catechumens at St Herman’s. My ministry of writing (currently totalling 25 books and well over 400 blog posts) was made possible because of the parish’s support.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

The feast of St Seraphim of Sarov was celebrated in Rawdon with a Hierarchical Liturgy with Archbishop Irénée. Concelebrating with Vladyka were Fr Alexander Janowski, Fr Anatoliy Melnyk, Fr Stelian Liabotis, Fr Serafim Tregubov, Fr Alexandru Gheras, and Deacon Denis Letunouski.

The Quebec restriction on outdoor events was raised to 500 people on August. Unfortunately, we did not have that many people for this event, but we did manage to have a good attendance.  

Sunday, June 13, 2021

At the Spring session, the Holy Synod granted Fr Dimitri Choueiry the title of Archpriest.  Vladyka Irénée blessed this award during the hierarchical Liturgy in Rawdon on Sunday 13 June. Concelebrating with Vladyka and Fr Dimitri were Fr Serafim Tregubov, Fr Alexander Janowski and Deacon Denis Letunovsky. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Photos of the baptism by Fr David Edwards and Fr Alexander Treiger from St Vladimir Church in Halifax, of the eleven members of the Jefferson Family on Saturday 12 June at Pomquet Beach, near Goshen, Nova Scotia where the Jeffersons live.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

A new icon of the Mystical Supper, painted by Fr Vladimir Lysak, and offered in memory of Archimandrite Philip Speranza, has been installed at Holy Trinity Church in Edmonton.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée issued the following letter on the Leavetaking of Pascha 2021.

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

The community of St Benoît de Nursie in Montréal welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée to celebrate the Divine Liturgy at their new location in St-Laurent. Concelebrating were Fr Elias Fonseca, priest-in-charge, and Fr Anatoliy Melnyk, Dean of Québec, along with Archimandrite Marc and Deacon Denis Letunovsky. Fr Elias was awarded the Nabedrenik.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative is pleased to announce the 5th Annual National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference to be held September 17-18, 2021, at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.  This year’s theme is Generously Investing in Emerging Leaders, presented by those who are daily investing in our emerging leaders through the diverse pan-Orthodox non-profits and Archdiocesan initiatives they represent.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Photos from the celebration of Pascha at Holy Trinity Church in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Today the Myrrhbearing Women arrive at the tomb and, seeing the angel, hear from him the joyous message that the Lord has risen. When they leave the tomb, running to tell the Apostles the news, Christ Himself suddenly appears to them and greets them with a single word: “Rejoice!”(Mt 28:9). 

On this bright day, as we celebrate this glorious feast of feasts, this supreme festival of festivals, the Resurrection of Christ, I in turn extend our Lord’s greeting and say to you all: “Rejoice!”

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