Following our Great Lent tradition to perform the pre-Pascha cleaning of our Church rooms, we invite you to join us on Saturday March 21st between 1pm and 6 pm for the full-scale cleaning of upper and lower church halls and adjacent rooms. We kindly ask you to bring your own washing agents and cleaning means.
You can come at any time between 1-6 pm and stay to help as long as you can.
God bless you all for your help!
The Orthodox Clergy Association of Quebec:
SUNDAY LENTEN VESPERS SERIES 2015:
THE SAINTS: WITNESSES TO THE INCARNATION
“He became what we are, so that He might make us what He is….”
[On The Incarnation of the Word, St. Athanasius, Section 54.3]
Vespers at 7:00 p.m. (except on March 22 – 2:00 p.m.) followed by a talk:
Second Sunday of Lent, March 8, 2015: St. Dionysius Greek Orthodox Church, 7707 La Salle Blvd., Montreal, QC H8P 1Y5. Tel. (514) 364-5442. Pastor: Fr. Panagiotis Pavlakos.
Speaker: Fr. Jean El-Murr: “St John Chrysostom: On the Poor”.
Third Sunday of Lent, March 15, 2015: St. Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 6250 12th Avenue, Montreal, QC H1X 3A5. Tel. (514) 727-2236. Pastor: Fr. Volodymyr Kouchnir.
Speaker: Fr. Panagiotis Pavlakos: “St. Dionysius of Zakynthos: The Power of Forgiveness”.
Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22, 2015: Archanges Michel et Gabriel Église orthodoxe roumaine, 2430 Avenue Charland, Montréal, QC H1Z 1C1. Tel. (514) 334-4384. Curé: Père Constantin Ciubotariu.
Conférencier: Père Ihor Kutash: “Saint Égal-aux-Apôtres Grand Knyaz’ Volodymyr de Kyiv: Un souverain chrétien”.
Fifth Sunday of Lent: March29, 2015: St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral (to be confirmed), 422 Boul. St-Joseph ouest, Montreal, QC H2V 2P5. Tel.: (514) 276-8322. Pastor: Fr. George Lagodich.
Speaker: Fr. Elie Touma: topic to be announced.
Information: Fr. Ihor Kutash, Secretary (514-591-5329).
Following our Great Lent tradition of having joint services of Montreal Orthodox parishes we invite you all to attend the first joint service – Vigil – that will be held on March 1st, Sunday of Orthodoxy at 7.00 pm at the Archangels Michael & Gabriel Romanian Orthodox Church located at 2430 Avenue Charland , Montreal H1Z 1C1 (514-814-4627 Pastor Rev. Father Constantine Ciubotariu).
For any further information please contact Fr. Elie Touma @ 514-668-2734
Our rector, father Anatoliy, kindly asks to provide us with your new contact information when you move and change address to stay in touch with the parish. Thank you!
one of our oldest and dedicated parishioners Alexander Sharko is presently at the hospital. The Sharko family is precious part of our history as they remember our first church on Cartier street and helped to move to our present cathedral on Papineau. They never ceased to help, donate and contribute to the well-being of our parish, f.ex. the icon of the Saint Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg was donated by Alexander.
Now Alexander has no family members left to see him in the hospital. He would be happy if anyone from our parish could visit him there. If you have at least half an hour a week to spare, please pass by to see him at:
On Sunday June 15 after Divine Liturgy there’ll be a charity event – coffee from our St. John of Kronstadt society – to raise funds for orphans in in Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Belorussia et Canada.
You are all invited!
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.
November 11, 1933 – February 19, 2014
It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Vera Olshefsky (born Desatnyk) on February 19 at the age of 80 years old. Left to mourn is her loving husband of 62 years Charles, son’s Bill (Joyce) and Tom (Lucie) as well as Baba to Alexandra, Andrei & Elisaveta, along with her brother Walter. Vera was a Baba to many.
Her ability to find the best in everyone was only surpassed by her natural strength as well as her candor in telling it as she saw it. BIG THANKS go out to all of the staff & volunteers at the Montreal General Palliative care facility. They all became an extended part of the family these last few weeks and will be fondly remembered. Vera was a rebel with a cause and she always ensured that her family came first. It is now time to return the favor. Vera’s final resting place will be at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex 1297 Chemin de la Foret, Outremont, Quebec. Visitation will be on Monday February 24 from 4:00 to 9:00PM. Panachida will be at 7:00PM. The service in the Mount Royal Chapel will be on Tuesday February 25 at 11:00AM. Burial & reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate if donations in Vera’s name could be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Montreal General Hospital.
On the day of St. Catherine on December 7, in our church we held a festive Divine Liturgy.
Father Anatoly and father Alexander dressed in red felony and stole that happens in the days of special memory of great martyrs for the glory of God. We have repeatedly noted that Saturday services create a special cozy atmosphere for a focused prayer under the crooning of the choir in the right aisle of the church. That day, among parishioners, many women named Catherine were present – Father Anatoly congratulated them especially at the end of the service and gave each a communion bread at the kissing of the cross.