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

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


Last week to register for Orthodox Institute on the Family series

Each year at All Saints of North America Church in Hamilton, Ontario, the Orthodox Institute on the Family brings together speakers on critical topics, relating faith to everyday life at home, work, school, and in the community.

The topics have been chosen in response to specific requests by friends and faithful, in order to make the Institute most useful and effective.

There's only one week left until the first talk in the 2016 Orthodox Institute on the Family: "Do Not Cause These Little Ones to Stumble" by Fr Geoffrey Korz, on Friday 23 September.


Archpastoral visit to the Saint Mary and Holy Martyr Brancoveanu Mission in Kitchener, ON

On an archpastoral visit to the Saint Mary and Holy Martyr Brancoveanu Mission in Kitchener, ON, Vladyka Irénée served a Holy Unction service, along with Fr Didel Furtuna, Fr Dumitru Ichim, Fr Geoffrey Korz and Fr Deacon Nicolas Svetlovsky, on Saturday 10th September evening, and a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday 11th September morning.

2016-09-10 to 2016-09-11

Vladyka's visit to Ottawa following the fire beside the Cathedral


Early morning on Sept 6th, a fire destroyed the empty house beside the Cathedral in Ottawa. All tenants are safe, but there was extensive smoke and water damage to the residences and to the sacristy.

The resident section of the building has sustained significant damage from smoke and water, as well as some fire damage to the roof. The temple is untouched as is the basement hall.

Archbishop Irénée Celebrates His Namesday in Rawdon


On Monday 5 September (23 August), the Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyons, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée celebrated his patronal saint's feast day.

Archbishop Irénée's Visiting Schedule - September and October 2016

The archbishop's travel and visiting plans for the next two months.


Archpastoral Liturgy for the Dormition of the Mother of God, Montréal


For the Feast of the Dormition on 28 August, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and Canada served Divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Sobor in Montréal. He was assisted by the rector of the sobor, the Very Reverend Anatoliy Melnyk, as well as Priest Vasily Tsaritsyn, Priest Ivan Vyitov and Priest Nikolay Boldireff.

After the Liturgy everybody was invited to a barbecue organized by the sobor's sisterhood.

At the Hermitage of the Holy Annunciation in Nova Scotia: A chime that flies from a church on a breeze


The monks of the Hermitage of the Annunciation moved to New Germany from Halifax for peace and quiet over a decade ago. But it's a little less quiet around the small monastery these days with the arrival of traditional Russian bells earlier this month.

Archbishop Irénée concelebrates with Metropolitan Sotirios for the Feast of the Transfiguration

On Saturday, 6 August, at Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée concelebrated the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration with His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Canada. Also concelebrating were Rev Fr Charambalos Elles, rector of Metamorphosis church whose patronal feast day it was, and V Rev Fr Geoffrey Ready (both pictured, below), as well as Rev Fr Bohdan Hladio (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada) and V Rev Father Ignatios Delis.


Register now for fall classes at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College

Registration has opened for the fall 2016 term of courses at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College, University of Toronto.


Anniversary Celebrations with Metropolitan Tikhon in Rawdon


Photos from the visit of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon to St Seraphim of Sarov church in Rawdon, Québec to celebrate the parish's 60th anniversary as well as the centennial of the Archdiocese of Canada.