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

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


The Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2016

To the Venerable Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Monastics, Distinguished Stewards, and the entire family of the Orthodox Church in America:



Parish anniversary kicked off with library dedication


St. Herman of Alaska parish in Langley began the year of 40th Anniversary celebrations by dedicating the parish library to founding family Dr. Edward and the late Vivian Hartley.

Celebration of Palm Sunday in Montreal


Celebration of Palm Sunday in Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral in Montreal.

Elevation of Hierodeacon Amvrosi to the Archdiaconate


On April 17th, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée concelebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the parish of St. Benoît of Nursie in Montreal, with Archimandrite Marc Pierre, Priest Dragos Giulea (Rector), Priest Justin Mitchell, and Deacon Nicolas Svetlovsky.

During the Divine Liturgy, he elevated Hierodeacon Amvrosi (Mlodzyk) to the Archdiaconate. Axios! Axios! Axios!

The 25th Anniversary of ordination to the priesthood for Archimandrite Marc (Pierre) was announced. May God grant him many years!

Reminder for All Parishes - Special Collection on Palm Sunday

As mentioned in the ADOC council meeting, there is an appeal for all parishes / communities to collect funds on Palm Sunday for the monasteries in our Archdiocese.

Cheques should be clearly marked "for monasteries" to ensure the money is allotted to the correct fund.

Kindly mail the cheques to:
Archdiocese of Canada - 3441 15th Avenue, Rawdon, Quebec  J0K 1SO

Many thanks for your generous support!


Become a Pillar of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Smoky Lake, Alberta


On April 4, 2016, Maconnel and Sons moving company began to prepare the Holy Trinity Russo Orthodox Church to be moved off its foundation. It has recently been discovered that the foundation after 88 years has become defective and is not repairable. The solution required would be to remove the old basement and form a new one. The church has to be lifted and moved so workers can remove the old concrete and place new concrete. The members of the church met on March 27, 2016 and voted in favour of replacing the foundation.

Archdiocese of Canada Council Meeting - 2016 Spring Session

The Archdiocesan Council Spring Session was held on April 6th – 8th in the assembly hall of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral in Montreal. His Eminence Irénée, Most Reverend Archbishop of Ottawa and Canada chaired the session. The Archdiocesan Council included the Chancellor, Treasurer, secretary and one clergy and one lay from each Deanery in Canada.

2016-04-06 to 2016-04-08

New Mission in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

On Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, His Eminence Archbishop Irénée celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the new mission in Kitchener-Waterloo dedicated to "St Mary and the Brancoveanu Martyrs".

Concelebrating with His Eminence were Fr Didel Furtuna, pastor of the Mission, and the very Rev Alexandry Ichim. Over 70 faithful of all ages assembled to celebrate together. A festal meal was served after the Liturgy.

We ask your prayers for this new mission of our Archdiocese.


Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Toronto


The Orthodox Clergy Fellowship of Toronto celebrated pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, presided by His Eminence Archbishop Irénée.

Metropolitan Tikhon accepts Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s invitation to serve at Sunday of Orthodoxy Liturgy

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon has accepted an invitation from His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to concelebrate the Divine Liturgy of the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Patriarchal Church of Saint George in Istanbul’s Phanar district on March 20, 2016. Also concelebrating with the Ecumenical Patriarch will be the members of the Sacred and Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.