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Sunday, April 9, 2017

On Sunday 9 April, the Sign of the Theotokos Church was honored with the presence and the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Irénée to celebrate Palm Sunday.

With the feast and in a very festive atmosphere we celebrated Jesus's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Fr Gregory Nimijean was awarded to wear the palitza.

After the service around 100 parishioners shared an enjoyed together the traditional Palm Sunday Luncheon fundraising with a delicious Greek flavour. The food was generously donated and all the proceeds were given to the church.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Photos from the visit of His Eminence Archbishop Irénée to St Peter and St Paul Sobor, Montréal for the Vigil on the Eve of Palm Sunday, the Feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Photos from the Vigil of Palm Sunday at Christ the Saviour Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto.

Monday, April 10, 2017

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the opening Rite of Preparation of Holy Chrism at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery.  His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, also was in attendance, as was His Beatitude, retired Metropolitan Herman.

Monday, April 10, 2017

As widely reported, some three dozen faithful died and over 100 were injured in terrorist bombings at two Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday—April 9, 2017.

Over two dozen people were killed and over 70 were wounded by an explosion at a Coptic church in Tanta. Within hours, a second bombing at Alexandria’s Saint Mark Cathedral left at least 11 people dead and 30 injured. His Holiness, Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and All Africa of the Coptic Orthodox Church, was in the cathedral at the time of the explosion but was not injured.

Monday, April 10, 2017

A prayer song composed by Matushka Roxanne is particularly appropriate at this time:

"I Lament for Thee, O Egypt, O Syria"

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Photos from the Funeral of Archpriest Orest at St Elias Romanian Orthodox Church in Lennard, Manitoba.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The servant of God, the Archpriest Orest Olekshy of Melville, whose many years in Christ’s vineyard in western Canada endeared him to many, fell asleep in the Lord after a brief illness on March 28, 2017.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017

The Archdiocesan Council met in Toronto on March 23 and 24 at Christ the Saviour Cathedral to work on plans for the Archdiocesan Assembly in Edmonton this July.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée awarded Barbara North, lay member from Alberta on the archdiocesan council, a gramota on the occasion of her 70th birthday marking her many years of support for St Herman of Alaska Sobor in Edmonton and the Archdiocese of Canada.

May God grant her many years!

The archdiocesan council is holding its spring meeting at Christ the Saviour Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto on March 23-24.

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