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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017

Assembly of the Archdiocese of Canada
“Refreshment for the Journey”
Edmonton, Alberta
July 26-28, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Glory to Jesus Christ!

At the request of His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, and on behalf of the 2017 Canadian Archdiocesan Assembly Planning Committee, I would like to invite all of you to join us in Edmonton, Alberta, during the week of July 25-28 for our tri-annual Canadian Assembly and Clergy Synaxis. The Synaxis and Assembly will be held in the Sandman Hotel West Edmonton.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée ordains Subdeacon Maximus Ferguson to the holy diaconate and Reader Gregory Rychlo to the subdiaconate at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Concelebrating with the Archbishop were the Rector of the Holy Resurrection Father Leonard Herrem, Archpriest Daniel Guenther and Father Florin along with Deacon John from Saint Vincent of Lerins Orthodox Church Saskatoon. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The cathedral parish of Holy Trinity in Winnipeg, Manitoba celebrated its patronal feast on Sunday 27 May, the Feast of Pentecost.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée, visited Holy Trinity Church in Edmonton, Alberta, on 26 May on the eve of the Feast of Pentecost.

Serving with Vladyka Irénée for the Soul Saturday Liturgy were Fr Philip Speranza and Fr Raphael Johnston (of the Antiochian Archdiocese), along with Protodeacon Jesse Isaac.

For the Vespers of Pentecost on Saturday evening, His Eminence and Protodeacon Jesse were joined by Fr Philip, Fr Raphael, Fr Charalambos Tzintis (of the Greek Archdiocese).

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The newly-ordained priest Fr Nicolas Svetlovsky is serving Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Québec City until a full-time priest is assigned. Here are some recent photos from the parish.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday, also called Pentecost (the 50th day after Easter), is one of the twelve major Orthodox holidays, celebrated every year with a lot of reverence and joy. On this day all Orthodox churches, are decorated with a lot of verdure. In our St Peter and St Paul Cathedral everything spoke of the feast: green festive vestments of the priests, spring flowers, green icon-lamps, boughs of birch at the royal doors, and freshly cut grass placed on the floor all created a merry and lighthearted ambiance.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The parish of St Gregory of Nyssa in Kingston, Ontario, was blessed by the visit of His Eminence Archbishop Irénée who presided at the Divine Liturgy on the Sixth Sunday of Pascha - the Sunday of the Blind Man - on Sunday 13 May.

Also serving were the parish's rector, Fr Andrew Anderson, along with Deacon Ivan Symchyna, and subdeacons Nikolas Liabotis and Mike Cherry.

Vladyka was presented with a bouquet of flowers by four young girls of the parish. 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

The recently-established Orthodox Church of St George in Brantford, Ontario, welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Irénée for their patronal feast on Sunday 6 May (23 April Old Style).

Videos of the visit can be seen on the parish's Facebook page.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Distinguished Patristics scholar and Orthodox theologian Fr Andrew Louth visited Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission in Toronto, concelebrating and preaching at the Divine Liturgy for the Fifth Sunday of Pascha, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.

Fr Andrew joined the parishioners of the mission along with a visiting youth group from St John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Oshawa, for a lunch after the service.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée ordained Fr Nicolas Svetlovsky to the holy priesthood at St Benoît de Nursie Church in Montréal.

Concelebrating with the archbishop were Fr Gregory Nimijean, Fr Dragos Giulea, Fr Justin Mitchell, Fr Dimitri Choueiry, Archimandrite Marc, and Archdeacon Amvrosi.

Axios, axios, axios! And many years to the newly-ordained Fr Nicolas.

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