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Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Divine Liturgy for the Pentecost was celebrated with a visiting priest, Fr Vasily Tsaritsyn, at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Sobor in Montreal. Fr Anatoly Melnyk and Fr Gleb Melnyk also served in liturgy this day.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017

This past weekend the Archdiocesan parishes of Winnipeg were blessed to be visited by Archbishop Irénée and Father Deacon Nicolas Svetlovsky, for the Altar feast of Holy Trinity Sobor and the 50th wedding anniversary of the Archpriest Robert Stephen and Matushka Dianne Kennaugh. It also marked his first official visit to the Christ the Saviour Mission Station in Winkler, Manitoba (1 1/2 hour drive south of Winnipeg).

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017

The Governing Board of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) which meets twice annually, recently concluded its spring meeting (May 24-26) in Ottawa.

Representing the OCA Archdiocese of Canada was Archpriest Cyprian Hutcheon of Saskatoon. Also in attendance, ex-officio, was Richard Schneider, an OCA layman from Toronto, who currently chairs the CCC's Faith and Witness Commission.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

On the Seventh Sunday of Pascha, the Afterfeast of Ascension and Feast of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée and Deacon Nicolas Svetlovsky visited the parish of St Gregory of Nyssa in Kingston, Ontario.

During the Divine Liturgy, Fr Andrew Anderson was elevated to Archpriest by Vladyka Irénée.

Fr Stelian Liabotis and his family brought the holy fire from Annunciation to the Theotokos, Ottawa. Fr. Vasyl Kolega and Dn Ivan Symchyna from Christ the Saviour in Toronto were also present and concelebrated with Archbishop Irénée.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

There is only one week left to get tickets for the Tenth Annual Orthodox Christian Chinese Missions Fundraising Dinner to be held in Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday June 11.

The event begins with an Akathist Service at 5pm at All Saints of North America church, and continues with a Chinese Dinner at 6pm at Iron Chef Chinese Restaurant. Tickets are $50 per person or $100 per family (two adults, plus children under 12). Tables of 10 can be purchased for $500.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas from Myra to Bari (May 9/22) was celebrated with a visiting priest, Fr. Vasily Tsaritsyn, at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Sobor in Montreal. See the photos below.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

June 3,4 - Holy Trinity Sobor, Winnipeg, MB

June 5 - Sts Peter & Paul, Dickie Bush, AB

June 11 - St Nicholas Church, Desjarlais, AB (100th Anniversary)

June 15 - Canadian Council of Bishops, Toronto

June 24 - Saint Benoit de Nursie Church, Montreal, QC

June 25 - Holy Trinity Parish, Quebec City, QC

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission in Toronto celebrated its first anniversary and patronal feast day on Sunday 30 April, the Third Sunday of Pascha.

His Eminence Archbishop Irénée presided at the hierarchical Divine Liturgy and ordained Chris Voulgaris to the holy diaconate. Concelebrating were Holy Myrrhbearers' rector, the Very Rev Geoffrey Ready, and Deacon Nicolas Svetlovksy.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Activity books for Orthodox children are available from Lengua Viva, a publishing company established by Ioana Dimitriu, a Romanian-Canadian parishioner of the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa.

These new activity books would be appropriate for use in various group settings, such as Sunday School, Vacation Bible Studies, and summer camps.

Click here for more information about the new publications.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 to Monday, May 8, 2017

Two parishes recently witnessed and celebrated the ordination of Evgeniy Prokhin – first to the Diaconate at Sts. Peter & Paul Sobor, Montreal, on May 6 (the feast of the North side altar and the day of St. George), and then to the Holy Priesthood on May 8 (the day of the holy Apostle Mark) at St. Serafim of Sarov, Rawdon. See the photos below.

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