Painting of the altar ceiling – call for donations

Dear parishioners,

you are cordially invited to make a donation to finance the painting of 36 mural icons on the altar ceiling:

12 icons of Old Testament prophets,
12 icons of angels and archangels,
8 icons of winged seraphim,
4 murals of the firmament with the sun and the moon.

Each icon costs us $CA 280. You may leave your donations at the candle booth, where you will get a receipt for income tax purposes. The names of the sponsors will be printed on the icon sketch displayed in the lower church hall. Continue reading Painting of the altar ceiling – call for donations

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Pre-Pascha cleaning

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!

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If you change address..

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!

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The Abbess of Mt. Athos ICON OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD in Ottawa. The enthronement of Bishop Irénée

The Abbess of Mt. Athos ICON OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD and holy relics of St. Gabriel of Mt. Athos can be venerated at the ANNUNCIATION ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL in Ottawa on November 28-30, 2014.The enthronement and celebratory banquet for Bishop Irénée is on Saturday, November 29th.  Liturgy and enthronement begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 29.  The banquet begins in the Cathedral basement hall after the Liturgy.  Tickets are $10.00.  Please purchase or reserve your tickets by contacting Deb Quayl at as soon as possible.The Cathedral Address:
15 Street N., Ottawa, ON, K1R 7H1;
Welcome to Ottawa to attend this important event!

UPD: link to the event on the (photos)

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Christmas Sale “The Second Life of Books”

On December 28th our parish will host a Christmas Sale, “The Second Life of Books”. We kindly ask you to donate any old or new books, for adults or for children, in Russian, English, French, or Ukrainian, on the following topics:
–       Spirituality and religious teaching;
–       History of the Church;
–       History of culture;
–       History of philosophy;
–       Lives of saints;
–       Tales for children;
–       Cooking recipes;
–       Sewing, embroidery, and knitting;
–       Gardening, plants, and pets;
–       Dictionaries and illustrated albums;
–       CDs, DVDs, or records with music or literary, spiritual or educational material.
We accept all books in good condition, no matter their age. You may bring your donations until December 22nd on Saturdays and Sundays to the lower church hall with the note “Christmas Sale”.
All funds raised are for the benefit of the parish.






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Call for help

Dear parishioners,

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:

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Parish Annual Fall Lottery

Dear parishioners, supporters and all who frequent our services,

The Parish Annual Fall Lottery is coming soon and our Rector and Parish Council once again appeal to you for support in purchasing and selling the tickets.
The Annual Lottery is not a gamble as we do not distribute any profit from income or deficit. This is just another way to donate to our parish. The Lottery has been in practice for several years proving to be appreciated by parishioners as a successful tool to raise additional money and to make up for the shortfalls, especially after less active summer months. The construction, charitable, and church funds that support and maintain our Cathedral and Rawdon parish life are usually the recipients of the Lottery proceeds.
The number of “old” parishioners, who used to bear most of the burden of maintaining our parish, is slowly dwindling. For example, from 240 individuals in 1980 the number had fallen to 188 by 1990; then down to 110 in 2002, and in 2012 only about 100 active parishioners participated in the Lottery. So we appeal, in particular, to all you – “new” parishioners and all other 500 families of our constant Church goers – to support our parish.

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Appeal for The Saint Arseny Orthodox Christian Theological Institute

Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus

On Sunday, June 22nd, the Saint Arseny Orthodox Christian Theological Institute is making its annual appeal for support. This appeal is approved by
His Grace, Bishop Irenee.

As you may know, Readers, Sub deacons, Deacons and some new priests have taken courses from Saint Arseny Orthodox Christian Theological Institute as part of their required training. You may even have someone in your parish or a sister parish near you who has graduated from one or several courses. The St. Arseny Institute was formed ten years ago, with then Bishop Seraphim’s blessing, because theological education was not accessible, affordable or possible for many who were willing and called to serve in the Church, as well as for interested laity. This situation has not changed significantly over the past ten years, so that there remains a great need for such affordable, accessible education within the Archdiocese, and those who initiated and have carried on the work of the Institute, along with those who have come forward to help, continue to share a vision to provide grassroots efforts toward the sustaining and growth of the Archdiocese of Canada and its mission within this country.

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Charity sale in our parish

On April 13th there’ll be the Palm Sunday charity sale after the Divine Liturgy.
You can buy koulitchi, Easter gifts and decorations. There’ll be also a workshop for children.
All funds collected will be donated to families raising children with severe diagnosis.
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Charity concert

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.

A.Kalitenko information English (Word)


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