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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A recently released documentary entitled “Goosechase” (by David Veldman, 2021 Lunenburg Doc Festival finalist) shows the inside life of the Hermitage of the Annunciation in New Germany, Nova Scotia (Archdiocese of Canada, OCA). Tucked away in the hills beside the LaHave River, the monks spend their days praying, working, and studying. This is not a story about the individual monks, but about their way of life and the monastic practice.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Two years ago Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Québec City and I were blissfully preparing to celebrate our 70th anniversary, and of course by April we were in lockdown. After the subsequent rather painful adjustment to online worship, I managed to put together a slideshow of the 70 years of our parish life. Granted there is a gap in the photos during the nearly 20 years when our parish was dormant, sometime in the 1980s regular services resumed in our parish. By the end of last year this slideshow was ready and we celebrated our 70th on Zoom.

Fr Nicolas

Clergy and faithful at the 2017 Archdiocesan Assembly in Edmonton
Saturday, December 11, 2021

The Archdiocesan Council has announced a virtual assembly for all clergy and faithful of the archdiocese to gather online to focus on our needs and experience during this difficult time of pandemic.

The online assembly is taking place on Saturday 11 December from 1pm to 3pm (EST), which is 10am to 12noon (PST),

Friday, October 29, 2021

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée welcomed His Grace, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA & Canada, to the Archdiocesan Center in Rawdon, Québec. Archbishop Irénée was accompanied by Archpriest Anatoliy Melnyk, Dean of Quebec and Atlantic Provinces, Hieromonk Serafim Tregubov, and Deacon Dzianis Letunovsky.

His Grace bishop Matthew, accompanied by his assistant, Subdeacon Nikolai, visited the Holy Transfiguration Skete, St Seraphim Church, and the Russian Orthodox Cemetery.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

A photo of the clergy and people of St Vladimir Prince of Kiev parish, Halifax, NS, under the pastoral care of Archimandrite David Edwards and Fr Alexander Treiger, taken after post-Liturgy Thanksgiving Prayer and before the Annual General Meeting of the Parish. A pizza lunch was served after the meeting. 

Monday, September 27, 2021

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée celebrated the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Rawdon, Québec on Monday 27 September.

Monday, September 27, 2021

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée visited Sts Peter and Paul Sobor in Montréal for the Divine Liturgy on 26 September and then the Vigil of the Feast of the Cross later that day.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Matushka Anisia Boldireff peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on September 1, 2021, at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, after a 3 year battle with cancer.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Vladyka Irénée visited St Hilaire de Poitiers Mission in Québec City on Sunday 22 August. Concelebrating with the archbishop were Archpriest Nectaire Femenias and Deacon Denis Letunovsky.

On 8 August, Archbishop Irénée visited Holy Trinity Church in Quebec City
Friday, August 20, 2021

The ongoing pandemic continues as a matter of concern throughout the world, but as vaccinations take hold and health precautions are eased, a more normal parish and worship life is beginning to be experienced across the archdiocese. In many parishes, the August feasts of the Transfiguration and Dormition have provided the opportunity for the faithful to gather again to give thanks to God for all his saving mercies and protection during a time of trial.

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