Parish Feastday in Ottawa

22 October 2014

On the 11th and 12th of October, the Protection of the Mother of God Parish in Ottawa celebrated its parish feast as well as the 25th anniversary of the consecration of the present church building. His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel presided over the services and was assisted by the parish clergy Fr. Alexis Pjawka and Protodeacon Fr. Vasily Milonow, as well as visiting clergy: Fr. Matthew Penny from Kingston, Ontario, Fr. Nikolay Melnyk from OCA parish in Ottawa, Fr. Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk from Utica, New York, Fr. Protodeacon Victor Lochmatow from Jordanville, New York, and Fr. Deacon Boris Bahvalov from Toronto. The choir sang under the direction of Mikhail Sulima.

A moleben and procession took place after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. After the service, everyone was invited to the parish hall to a festive lunch prepared by the sisterhood.

A photo report of the parish feast can be viewed at: