Celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Russian Church Abroad

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To all rectors, clergy, and the flock of the Canadian Diocese.


In accordance with the decision of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad regarding the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, this significant date in Russian History will be celebrated in our divinely protected Diocese.

The celebration of the 90th anniversary of the existence of our Russian Church Abroad will take place on November 7/20 and 8/21, 2010, at the Holy Trinity church, located at 23 Henry St, Toronto, Ontario. It was specifically in these days, on board a ship “Great Prince Alexander Mikhailovitch” by the shores of Constantinople, and then in the city itself, that the first sessions of the Temporary Highest Church Administration in the South of Russia, under the presidency of the Most Blessed Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitskiy), which served as the beginning of the Russian Church Abroad, took place.

Schedule of Festivities:

November 7/20, Saturday, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM – meeting with the youth of the Diocese. 7:00 PM – All-night vigil.
November 8/21, Sunday, 10:00 AM – Hierarchical Divine Liturgy (meeting of the Bishop – 9:30 AM). 2:00 PM – festive reception at the banquet hall located at 2110 Dundas St. East, Unit 4 (You may order tickets and get additional details from the sisterhood treasurer, Kaleria Antonovna Poroshina, at: (905) 884-0804).

During the banquet there will be festive greetings, a lecture on the history of the Church Abroad, and a concert by the Holy Trinity choir.

During the days of the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Russian Church Abroad, the holy Relics of the Baptizer of Russia – Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir – will be brought from the Fatherland to the Holy Trinity cathedral. We hope that all, who shall have such an opportunity, will take part in the spiritual solemnity of the veneration of the Holy Relics.

I ask the rectors to distribute this announcement in their respective parishes.


Bishop of Montreal and Canada

October 14/27, 2010