Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, 75, dean emeritus of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, New York, and noted Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, preacher, and speaker, fell asleep in the Lord at Good Samaritan Hospice of Concordia, Wexford, PA, on the afternoon of March 18, 2015.
Father Thomas was the beloved husband of Matushka Anne [Schmemann] Hopko. They were married on June 9, 1963. Together, Fr. Thomas and Anne are the parents of five children, sixteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Holy wonder making icon of the Mother of God “the Abbess of the Holy Mount Athos” is coming to our Cathedral!
The Abbess of Mount Athos Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God and the Holy Relics of St. Gabriel of Mount Athos will be at the Cathedral November 21-23.
On this occasion we’ve added to the calendar of services and additional Vigil service on Friday November 21st with veneration of the Abbess of Mount Athos Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God and the Holy Relics of St. Gabriel of Mount Athos.
Clergy and lay delegates representing parishes from across the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Canada nominated His Grace, Bishop Irénée to fill the vacant See of Ottawa and Canada at an extraordinary Archdiocesan Assembly on Thursday, October 2, 2014. (Link)
The Holy Synd of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America elected the Bishop Irenee, Bishop of Quebec city, as Bishop of Ottawa and the Archdiocese of Canada.
On Sunday 13 July our father rector installed a new icon, an icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, named the Gatekeeper, in the centre of the church.
This icon was executed and consecrated in Athos, the Greek mountain monastery, and was recently offered to a pilgrim named Valery with the instruction to leave it in the first church where he would pray. Thus, this icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Portaitissa of mount Athos ended up in our place a few days ago. Father Anatoly accepted this gift with the gratitude from the whole parish. We need now to make a kiot for this icon, which will be hung in the left transept of the church.
This same person had previously offered our church an icon of the Holy Matron of Moscow and funded the making of a kiot to enshrine it.
We warmly thank all those who financially contribute to adorning our cathedral. We wish everyone to benefit from the spiritual help and the intercession of the Theotokos.
With the blessing of father Anatoliy we start an online forum for our parishioners.
The main goal of this forum is to give you a way to communicate, to publish different requests of prayers, help or assistance, offers to donate to accept a donation. As members you can create new threads and topics
yourself. You can write in any languages. This forum is under moderation, the registration is obligatory. To join the forum please make yourself familiar with the rules of participation.
We hope that this initiative will help our parishioners to cooperate.
On April 6 there’ll be a charity concert given by McGill musicians to raise funds to pay for the treatment of Anastasia Kalitenko (18 years old) diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Not long time ago we already collected donations for this young girl in our parish and we thank you all heartily for your generous gifts. Now we invite you to attend this volunteer concert on Sunday April 6th at 6 pm that will be held in Jewish centre of Russian-speaking community 8530, Bourret ave, Montreal, H3X1J2.
The ticket costs $15.
Treatment has been started in Israel, in Hadassah clinic but her condition is very serious.
You can read more about Anastasia in the document attached, and read all medical documents translated in English in Facebook group.
On Wednesday we went to Ottawa with Bishop Irenaeus in his car. It was decided that we pass through St. Lazare, in order to inspect the home chapel of Sergei and Galina
Nazarov. The family wishes to bless this little church in honor of St. Seraphim of Sarov. The building was completely ready for the worship, except that the icons
were not placed in canonical order. The chapel was clean, warm and cozy and especially the Eastern situation of the site is ideal for personal and public prayers.
The bishop pointed out some details that still need to be completed and promised to consecrate the chapel for the holiday of Father Seraphim in August .