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  • Parish Feastday at the the Protection of the Mother of God Parish in Ottawa.

    19 October 2018

    On Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of October, the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada led the divine services for the patronal feastday of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Ottawa, Ontario.

    Concelebrating with the hierarch at the Divine Liturgy was the parish clergy: Priest Alexis Pjawka, and Protodeacon Vasily Milonow, as well as Archpriest Peter Perekrestov (Dean of Holy Virgin Cathedral, San Francisco), Abbott Anthony (Kadyshev) (cleric of the Moscow Diocese), Hieromonk Sergius (Gusakov) and Deacon Daniel Bonev.

    The Gospel was, as is customary in our parish, read in both Church Slavonic and in English.

    Archpriest Peter Perekrestov delivered a sermon, in which he told the story of a successful, beautiful young woman who suffered because she had not experienced the love of her parents, who had given her up for adoption as a child. The priest was able to help the grieving, explaining that in the Church she managed to find both her father’s participation through her spiritual father, help from her brothers and sisters, in the person of the parishioners, and of course, the maternal love that we can all receive from our common mother, the Most Holy Theotokos. Father Peter said that when we come to church, it is important for us not only to ask for our earthly needs, but also to participate in the life of the Church and the parish. Previously, it was customary to tithe, and this is very little, if we give only ten percent of our time and God-given talents to serving the Church.

    Due to the large number of communicants, the Holy Gifts were administered from two chalices. Upon completion of Liturgy, a procession was held around the church.

    There followed an abundant luncheon for all in the Pushkin hall.

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  • Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos

    12 October 2018

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  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Annual Feast Holy Veil Holy Mother of God – Hamilton, Ontario.

    9 October 2018

    On Sunday, October 7, 2018, the Parish of Holy Veil Holy Mother of God celebrated their 2018 Annual Parish Feast.
    His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel (Chemodakov) Archbishop of Montreal and Canada, Parish Rector Protopriest Peter
    Sashkoff, Parish Second Priest Mark Luimes, Parish Deacon Constantine Yastreb with visiting Protodeacon Wasili Milonow from Ottawa, Ontario along with subdeacons and readers celebrated this Feast. During the Sixth Hour, Ilya Goroimchuk was tonsured a reader. AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS! With candlestands overflowing, a multitude of people and the Parish Choir singing, the faithful celebrated their Annual Parish Feast Day on Canadian Thanksgiving. The Faithful were invited after the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy to the parish’s famous Trapeza. The attendees were dined by various delicious dishes and entertainted with the annual lottery of great and desired prizes. A huge THANK YOU was extended to the Sisterhood of the Parish!
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  • Opening of the memorial chapel in the name of the Royal Martyrs at Our Lady of Smolensk Russian Orthodox Church in Jackson’s Point, Ontario (Berezki)

    1 October 2018

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  • Visit of His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada to the parish in the name of the Holy Image of the Saviour Not-Made-By-Hands, London, ON.

    1 October 2018

  • His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal and Canada once again visited Youth Camp Ruskoka.

    10 August 2018

    Vladyka arrived at the camp in the evening, on Sunday 5th of August. According to custom all the campers, counsellors and the majority of the volunteers prayed at matins in the chapel of St. Alexis the Passionbearer. The children, the counsellors and the volunteers confessed in order to approach the Chalice in the morning, at the Divine Liturgy.
    Protopriest Viatcheslav Davidenko, cleric of the Holy Trinity cathedral in Toronto, head of the diocesan youth committee and long term spiritual director of the camp heard confessions.
    On Monday morning, for the feast of the holy princes and passionbearers Boris and Gleb, his eminence served the hierarchical Divine Liturgy assisted by protopriest Viatcheslav Davidenko and protodeacon Alexander Morin, also a cleric of the Holy Trinity cathedral in Toronto.
    A graduate of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, reader Seth Davidenko conducted the choir.
    After the service and lunch, vladyka had a wonderful spiritual conversation with the campers and answered their questions.
    Vladyka and the clergy wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the camp director Alexander Sakuta and all the volunteers for such a warm reception.

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