Archdiocesan Office address / L'adresse pour le Centre archidiocésain:

3441 15th Avenue, Rawdon, QC, J0K 1S0
Tel. 450-834-2870


Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Pentecost at Holy Trinity Church in Sunland, AB


During the Divine Liturgy on Pentecost, His Eminence Irénée ordained Lawrence Kapitski to the subdiaconate.

See below for photos of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Church, Sunland, AB.

Holy and Great Council opens

According to the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Press Office for the Holy and Great Council, several Council events will be available to the public via live streaming.

In addition to the Orthros and Divine Liturgy of Holy Pentecost, which was broadcasted at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 19 local time, the following services and events will be live streamed.


Metropolitan Tikhon issues Archpastoral Letter, Public Statement on the Orlando shootings

On Monday, June 13, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon issued an Archpastoral Letter to the hierarchs, clergy, monastics and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America and a Public Statement in the wake of the tragic shootings that occurred in Orlando, FL on Sunday, June 12.


New Iconostasis for Holy Apostles Mission Station in Chilliwack, BC


The Holy Apostles Mission Station in Chilliwack, BC, was very pleased and humbled recently to welcome the main structure of its iconostasis, which was installed May 27, 2016. Built from solid beech wood by Saskatoon Orthodox craftsman and carver Tony Machnee, the iconostasis will later be adorned with iconography. The Royal Doors and Deacons' Doors of the iconostasis will be completed at a later time.

Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission Established in Toronto


On Sunday 15 May, the Third Sunday of Pascha, the English mission project of Christ the Saviour Cathedral was relaunched as a new English mission church dedicated to the Holy Myrrhbearers, the first witnesses to the joyful resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the 'apostles to the apostles'.

Holy Synod Issues Statement on the Holy and Great Council

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America has issued a statement on the Holy and Great Council to be convened on the Island of Crete June 20 – 26, 2016.


Archbishop Irénée Visits Romania

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée is visiting Romania and celebrated the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 15th, at Putnei Hermitage Monastery in northern Bucovina. Over 500 people attended the service.


In Memoriam: Former Saskatechewan Priest Walter Smith

Priest Walter Smith, Rector of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Church in Waterbury, Connecticut, unexpectedly fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016.


Orthodox Missionary Father Daniel Byantoro is Returning to Hamilton


After an unexpected cancellation in March, Orthodox missionary Father Daniel Byantoro will be returning to Hamilton for the Orthodox Spirituality Series on Saturday, June 11th.

You can read all the retreat information in the full pamphlet right here.

If you've already registered and paid back in March, but would like to attend the June retreat, please register again by clicking here.

Archbishop Irénée on the Ft. McMurray wildfires

As wildfires continue to spread across North Alberta, His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Canada called upon the faithful to pray and reach out to those affected by the unprecedented tragedy.

By the second week of May, wildfires had already forced the evacuation of 90,000 residents of Fort McMurray, AB and several neighboring communities.  It is estimated that at least ten percent of the city’s structures, including residences, had been destroyed.