Pastoral Acts

Please find here major Pastoral acts at the Archdiocese of Canada for the period from 1987

Pastoral Acts 1987

Major Pastoral Acts, 1987

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JUNE

12

Hieromonk Seraphim (Storheim) was elevated to the dignity of archimandrite at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta.

13

At the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, Archimandrite Seraphim (Storheim) was ordained to the Holy Episcopate by His Beatitude, Theodosius (Lazor) Archbishop of New York, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, together with His Grace, Boris (Geeza) Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest, and His Grace, Nathaniel (Popp), Bishop of Detroit and the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.

Bishop Seraphim (Storheim) was assigned to be Bishop of Edmonton and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Canada.

14

With the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), at the Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Church, Stary Wostok, Alberta, Geoffrey Jeremiah Derry was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

Deacon Jeremiah Derry was attached to Holy Transfiguration Mission in Ottawa, Ontario.

OCTOBER

Bishop Seraphim (Storheim) was assigned by Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), Locum Tenens of the Archdiocese of Canada, to be the Administrator of the Archdiocese of Canada.

DECEMBER

6

With the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), C Symeon Rodger was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

Deacon Symeon Rodger was assigned to the combined parish of Saint Nicholas-Holy Transfiguration in Ottawa, Ontario.

Pastoral Acts 1988

Major Pastoral Acts, 1988

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 1988


MARCH

25

Priest John Scratch was assigned to be Provost of the Cathedral of the Annunciation to the Theotokos-St Nicholas in Ottawa, Ontario.

APRIL

1

Priest Evan Lowig was released from his duties as serving rural Manitoba temples.

Priest Evan Lowig was transferred to Holy Resurrection Church in Vancouver, BC.

OCTOBER

30

Archpriest John Sviridov was released in retirement from the Archdiocese of Canada.

Archpriest John Sviridov was transferred to the omophor of Bishop Boris (Geeza) of Chicago.

Pastoral Acts 1989

Major Pastoral Acts, 1989

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 1989


SEPTEMBER

30

The establishment of Mar Elias Mission in New Westminster, BC was blessed.

Priest Victor Sokolov was blessed to be Priest-in-Charge of Mar Elias Mission in New Westminster, BC.

OCTOBER

16

Three disused Temples were declared closed : Saint Michael’s Church, Sclater, Manitoba ; Saints Peter & Paul’s Church, Kearns, Ontario ; Saint Nicholas’ Church, Val d’Or, Québec.

Holy Cross Mission at the University of British Columbia in BC was closed.

20

Priest Stephen Kostoff was returned from his “on-loan” status to the Antiochian Archdiocese. He was released from the Archdiocese of Canada.

Priest Stephen Kostoff was transferred to the omophor of Bishop Boris (Geeza) of Chicago.

Pastoral Acts 1990

Major Pastoral Acts, 1990

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 1990


FEBRUARY

1

Priest John Scratch was given a Medical Leave-of-absence from his duties as Provost of the Cathedral Church of the Annunciation to the Theotokos-St Nicholas in Ottawa, Ontario. He remained attached to the cathedral for the duration.

14

Priest Peter Bodnar was released from his duties as Priest-in-Charge of Saint Peter the Aleut’s Mission in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He was released from the Archdiocese of Canada.

Priest Peter Bodnar was transferred to the omophor of Bishop Boris (Geeza) of Chicago.

MARCH

19

With the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), at the Divine Liturgy at Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, the Priest John Scratch was elevated to the dignity of archpriest.

APRIL

10

Priest Larry Reinheimer was received into the Archdiocese of Canada from the Antiochian Archdiocese and from the omophor of Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of New York.

Priest Larry Reinheimer was attached to Holy Resurrection Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Deacon Peter Isaac was received through the omophor of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) from Saint Tikhon’s Seminary in South Canaan Pennsylvania.

Deacon Peter Isaac was attached to Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.

19

Priest Larry Reinheimer was released from his attachment to Holy Resurrection Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Priest Larry Reinheimer was attached to the Lakeland Mission in Central Alberta.

29

With the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), at the Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection Church in Vancouver, BC, Deacon Andrey Somow was elevated to the dignity of protodeacon.

MAY

23

Deacon Jeremiah Derry was granted a Leave-of-absence. He remained attached to Annunciation to the Theotokos Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.

JUNE

29

Deacon Peter Isaac was attached to the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, for missionary work in Calgary.

JULY

1

At the Divine Liturgy, with the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), the Subdeacon Phillip Eriksson was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

Deacon Phillip Eriksson was attached to Holy Resurrection Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Priest Andrew Morbey was released from his responsibilities in the parishes of the Lakeland Mission in Central Alberta. He was granted a Leave-of-absence for Theological study. He was attached to Annunciation-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.

Priest Larry Reinheimer was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Lakeland Mission in rural Central Alberta.

SEPTEMBER

22

Priest Stephen Slipko was blessed to serve at Mar Elias Mission in New Westminster, British Columbia.

OCTOBER

1

Hieromonk Daniel (Baeyens) was granted a Leave-of-absence.

NOVEMBER

1

The Mission of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut in Calgary, Alberta, was blessed, as a dependency of the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta.

9

In addition to his pastoral duties at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, Priest Stephen Keaschuk was assigned to be Dean of the Province of Alberta.

Pastoral Acts 1991

Major Pastoral Acts, 1991

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 1991


MARCH

25

Archpriest Oleg Kirillov was released from his responsibility as Rector of Holy Trinity Bukowinian Sobor in Ottawa, Ontario. He remained attached to Holy Trinity Bukowinian Sobor.

30

With the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), the Subdeacon Thomas L Easton was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

Deacon Thomas L Easton was attached to the Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.

APRIL

14

At the Divine Liturgy at the Sign of the Theotokos Church in Montréal, Québec, with the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), Deacon Cyprian R Hutcheon was elevated to the dignity of protodeacon.

At the Divine Liturgy at the Sign of the Theotokos Church in Montréal, Québec, with the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), Hierodeacon Marc (Pierre) was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.

Hieromonk Marc (Pierre) was attached to the Sobor of Saints Peter & Paul’s in Montréal, Québec, for Mission Supply.

At the Divine Liturgy at the Sign of the Theotokos Church in Montréal, Québec, with the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), the Subdeacon Lambros Kamperides was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

Deacon Lambros Kamperidis was attached as Deacon to the Sign of the Theotokos Church in Montréal, Québec.

25

The Church of Saint Michael, Verigin, Saskatchewan, was declared to be closed.

26

The Church of the Holy Assumption, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, was declared to be closed.

MAY

22

Hieromonk Georges (LeRoy) was attached to Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, while he was living as a hermit in La Corne, Québec.

JUNE

23

At the Divine Liturgy, at Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), Deacon Robert S Kennaugh was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.

The Priest Robert S Kennaugh was assigned to the Church of Saint Nicholas in Narol, Manitoba, as Rector. He was assigned also to the church of Saint Nicholas in Sandy Lake, Manitoba, as Priest-in-Charge.

JULY

19

Priest Vladimir Wenda was granted a Leave-of-absence. He was attached to Holy Trinity Sobor, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

AUGUST

15

Hieromonk Raphael (Vereshack) was received temporarily from the omophor of Bishop Herman of Philadelphia into the Archdiocese of Canada.

Hieromonk Raphael (Vereshack) was attached to the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta.

16

Hieromonk Daniel (Baeyens) was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge to Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

18

At the Divine Liturgy, at Holy Transfiguration Church in Star, Alberta, with the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), Deacon Peter Isaac was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.

The Priest Peter Isaac was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut, in Calgary, Alberta.

SEPTEMBER

15

At the Divine Liturgy, at Holy Resurrection Church in Vancouver BC, with the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), the Monk Simeon-Edward (Weare) was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

Hierodeacon Simeon-Edward (Weare) was assigned to Saint Nicholas’ Skete in Kamloops, BC.

OCTOBER

1

Hieromonk Raphael (Vereshack) was assigned to be Second Priest for the rural parishes served by Archpriest Wasyl Ostashek.

15

Following the nomination of the Archdiocesan Assembly of the Archdiocese of Canada, Bishop Seraphim (Storheim) was elected by the Holy Synod of Bishops to be the Diocesan Bishop of the Archdiocese of Canada.

28

With the blessing of the Holy Synod of Bishops, Bishop Seraphim was enthroned as the Diocesan Bishop of the Archdiocese of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario by His Beatitude, Theodosius (Lazor), Archbishop of New York, Metropolitan of All America and Canada.

NOVEMBER

1

Priest Roman Milanoff was received from the omophor of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor).

Priest Roman Milanoff was attached to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

17

Hieromonk Daniel (Baeyens) was assigned to be Rector of Holy Trinity Sobor in Ottawa, Ontario.

DECEMBER

1

Priest Stephen Bigham was granted a Leave-of-absence from Saint-Benoît de Nursie Church in Montréal, Québec.

22

Priest John Bartholomew was received from the omophor of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor).

Priest John Bartholomew was assigned to be Rector of Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Archpriest Wasyl Ostashek was granted retirement from active service. He remained attached to the Church of Saint Michael, Sochawa, Andrew, Alberta.

Pastoral Acts 1992

Major Pastoral Acts, 1992

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 1992


JANUARY

1

Priest Philip Speranza was received from the omophor of Bishop Kyrill (Yonchev) of the Bulgarian Diocese.

Priest Philip Speranza was attached to Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Mission in Calgary, Alberta.

In addition to his duties as Dean of Saskatchewan, Archpriest Orest Olekshy was assigned to be Dean of Manitoba. He retained all his other duties.

14

Protodeacon Andrey Somow was granted retirement from active service.

Protodeacon Andrey Somow remained attached to Holy Resurrection Sobor in Vancouver, BC.

Hieromonk Georges (LeRoy) was granted a Leave-of-absence. He remained attached to Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.17

22

In addition to his other responsibilities, Priest Stephen Keaschuk was assigned to be Dean of British Columbia.

FEBRUARY

29

Archpriest John Scratch was, because of health, released from his duties as Vicar of the Cathedral of the Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral, and as Dean of Ontario. He remained attached to the Cathedral.

MARCH

15

The Mission of Saint Stephen the First Martyr was blessed, in Roblin, Manitoba.

19

Archpriest John Scratch, remaining attached to Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral, was assigned to be Supply Priest for the Ontario Deanery.

APRIL

8

Hieromonk Raphael (Vereshack) was released from his duties as Second Priest at Saint Michael’s Church, Sochawa, Alberta. He was attached to Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Edmonton, Alberta.

10

Saint Michael’s Church, Verigin, Saskatchewan was re-activated, and returned to the list of Churches.

15

Priest Peter San Filippo was received from the omophor of Bishop Nathaniel of the Romanian Episcopate. He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission of Saint Stephen the First Martyr Mission in Roblin, Manitoba, and of Saint Lavrentius the Martyr in Minitonas, Manitoba.

MAY

17

At the Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Sobor, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Subdeacon Raphael Cole was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached as deacon to Holy Trinity Sobor, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

JUNE

2

Priest John Bartholomew was suspended. He left his assignment before receiving the blessing.

28

At the Divine Liturgy in Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Mission in Kingston, Ontario, Priest Basil Zion was elevated to the dignity of archpriest.

JULY

1

The Alberta Summer Youth Camp was blessed to take the patronage of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut.

Priest Stephen Bigham was returned to active service, and, remaining attached to Saint-Benoît de Nursie’s Church in Montréal, Québec, he was given the responsibility of Deanery Supply.

5

At the Divine Liturgy in Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, the Subdeacon Mark K Schram was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Church in Kingston, Ontario.

9

Priest Peter San Filippo was released from his responsibilities towards Saint Lavrentius’ Church, Minitonas, Manitoba, while remaining responsible for Roblin.

Priest Dennis Pihach, in addition to his duties as Rector of Saint Mark’s Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, was given the responsibility of serving Saint Lavrentius’ Church, Minitonas, and Holy Resurrection Church, Sifton, in Manitoba.

11

At the Divine Liturgy at Saint-Benoît de Nursie’s Church in Montréal, Québec, Hieromonk Irénée (Rochon) was elevated to the dignity of higoumène.

AUGUST

1

Deacon Thomas L Easton was released from his attachment to Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario. He was attached to Holy Trinity Sobor in Ottawa, Ontario.

2

The establishment of the Protection of the Theotokos Hermitage in Saint-Eusèbe de Témiscouata, Québec was blessed.

Hierodeacon Luke (Majoros) was released from his attachment to Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral. He was assigned to the Ermitage de la Protection de la Mère de Dieu in Saint-Eusèbe de Témiscouata, Québec.

9

At the Divine Liturgy at Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Priest Stephen Keaschuk was elevated to the dignity of archpriest.

At the Divine Liturgy at Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Edmonton, Alberta, the Subdeacon Rodion (Rodney) Luciuk was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to Holy Resurrection Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Priest Vladimir Wenda was suspended from all priestly duties.

15

Priest Roman Milanoff was released from his attachment to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario, and from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of Bishop Kyrill (Yonchev) of the OCA Bulgarian Diocese.

The establishment of the Domestic Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario, was blessed.

20

Archpriest John Scratch was released from his attachment to Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario.

22

Priest Anthony Edwards was received from the omophor of Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of New York into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was attached to Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

SEPTEMBER

1

Priest Andrew Morbey, recalled from his Leave-of-absence, was assigned to be Dean of the Annunciation to the Theotokos Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.

Hieromonk Daniel (Baeyens) was released from his responsibilities at Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario.

OCTOBER

1

Deacon Leonid Misnik was received from the Moscow Patriarchate into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was assigned to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

Because of ill health, Hieromonk Simeon (Weare) was released from Saint Nicholas’ Skete, which was closed. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

3

The Holy Table of Saint Nicholas’ Church in Narol, Manitoba, was consecrated before the Divine Liturgy.

20

Priest Anthony Edwards was released from his attachment to Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

DECEMBER

15

Archbishop Sylvester (Haruns) was released from his duties as Rector of Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec. He was assigned to be Rector of the Chapel of Saint-Séraphim in Rawdon, Québec.

Archimandrite Cyril (Bulashevich) was assigned to be Acting Rector of Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec.

26

With the blessing of the Holy Synod, at the Divine Liturgy in Holy Resurrection Church in Vancouver, BC, Protodeacon Andrey Somow was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.

Pastoral Acts 1993

Major Pastoral Acts, 1993

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 1993


JANUARY

1

Archbishop Sylvester was blessed to supervise the pastoral and practical matters of Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec.

Archimandrite Anthony (Abramovich) was recalled from retirement, to serve as Temporary Pastor of Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec.

Archimandrite Cyril (Bulashevich) was released as Acting Rector, and assigned to be Assistant Acting Rector of Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec.

Hiéromoine Marc (Pierre) was released form his attachment to Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec. He was transferred to the Fraternité Monastique de Saint-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec. He was also blessed to serve as Prêtre Chargé at Saint-Benoît de Nursie’s Church in Montréal, Québec.

Higoumène Irénée (Rochon), retaining his missionary responsibilities with Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, Québec, was transferred to the Fraternité Monastique de Saint-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

29

Priest Dennis Pihach was released from his responsibilities in serving Saint Lavrentius’ Church in Minitonas, and Holy Resurrection Church in Sifton, Manitoba. These responsibilities were transferred to Priest Peter San Filippo in Roblin, Manitoba.

FEBRUARY

1

The Orthodox Youth Camp of Manitoba-Saskatchewan was blessed to begin.

Lakeland Orthodox Christian Mission’s name was changed to Saint Tikhon of Moscow’s Orthodox Christian Mission in Alberta.

3

The Priest Marek Kocon, on loan, was given the blessing to serve as Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Sobor in Ottawa, Ontario.

7

Priest Alexander Khorochkov was received from Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), and the Moscow Patriarchate.

MARCH

1

Priest Alexander Khorochkov was attached to the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Surrey, BC.

Archpriest Oleg Kirillov was released form his attachment to Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

Hieromonk Daniel (Baeyens) was granted a Leave-of-absence. He remained attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

17

Priest John Bartholomew was restored to active service, and he was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

MAY

1

Priest Philip Speranza was assigned to be Acting Rector of Saints Peter & Paul’s Church, Dickie Bush, of Saint Michael the Archangel’s Church Sochawa, of Holy Ascension Church Wasel, of Nativity of the Theotokos Church, Kysylew, and of Saint Michael’s Church, Peno, Alberta.

22

At the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario, Deacon Leonid Misnik was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.

JULY

1

Priest Leonid Misnik was assigned to be Acting Rector of Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

AUGUST

1

Priest Evan Lowig was released from his duties as Rector of Holy Resurrection Church in Vancouver, BC. He remained attached to that Temple.

OCTOBER

1

Priest Alexander Khorochkov was released from his attachment to Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church, Surrey, BC, and was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

29

Archimandrite Anthony (Abramovich) was suspended from all priestly functions. He entered a schismatic group in Yugoslavia.

NOVEMBER

1

Priest Evan Lowig was granted a Leave-of-absence. He was transferred to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite, in Johnstown, Ontario.

Deacon Mark Schram was released form the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of Metropolitan Philip (Salib) of the Antiochian Archdiocese.

DECEMBER

19

The domestic chapel in the name of Saint James of Sitka in the village of Andrew, Alberta, was blessed for the Saint Tikhon Orthodox Christian Mission of Lakeland, Alberta.

25

Priest Andrey Somow was assigned to be Acting Rector of Holy Resurrection Church in Vancouver, BC.

Pastoral Acts 1994

Major Pastoral Acts, 1994

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 1994


JANUARY

1

Archbishop Sylvester was released form his supervisory duties at Saints Peter & Paul Sobor in Montréal, Québec. He was assigned to be Rector of Saint Séraphim’s Church in Rawdon, Québec.

Archimandrite Cyril (Bulashvich) was released from his duties as Assistant Acting Rector, and he was assigned to be Assistant Priest of Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec.

Protodeacon Gregory Maxymiuk was retired from active service. He remained attached to Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in

The Mission-Station of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Kamloops, BC was blessed. Hieromonk Simeon (Weare), remaining attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan, was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge.

13

The establishment of a Cemetery Association for Saints Peter & Paul’s Church in Saint Walburg, Saskatchewan was blessed.

15

Priest Marek Kocon, on loan, was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Sobor in Ottawa, Ontario.

MARCH

1

The domestic chapel of Saint James of Sitka in Andrew, Alberta, was closed.

Priest Larry Reinheimer was released from his duties as Rector of Saint Tikhon of Moscow’s Mission, Lakeland, Alberta. He was assigned to be Rector of Holy Transfiguration Church, North Bank, Alberta.

23

Priest Dennis Pihach was released from his duties as Associate Rector of Holy Resurrection Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and assigned to be Rector of Saint Mark the Evangelist’s Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

25

Priest Nicholas Kondratyev (on loan) was blessed to serve in the Yorkton, Saskatchewan area Missions.

MAY

1

Archimandrite Anthony (Abramovich) was declared by the Holy Synod of Bishops to be self-deposed.

10

Priest Leonid Misnik was released from his duties as Acting Rector of Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

15

Priest Leonid Misnik was attached to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

JUNE

1

Hieromonk Daniel (Baeyens) was assigned to be Rector of Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

15

Priest Evan Lowig, remaining attached to the Bishop’s Chapel, was returned from Leave-of-absence. He was given the responsibility of Deanery Supply in Alberta.

AUGUST

1

Priest Peter Isaac was released from his duties as Rector of Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut’s Church in Calgary, Alberta. He was attached to Saint Mark’s Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

19

The Monk Cyrille (Bradette) was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St-Benoît de Nursie, Montréal, Québec. He was attached to the Fraternité Missionaire de St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

20

Hiérodiacre Cyrille (Bradette) was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St-Benoît de Nursie, Montréal, Québec. He remained attached to the Fraternité Missionaire de St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

SEPTEMBER

1

Priest Nicholas Nicolayev, on loan, was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Sobor in Ottawa, Ontario.

Priest Nicholas Kondratyev, on loan, was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Saint John the Divine’s Church in Windsor, Ontario.

9

Priest Stephen Bingham was released form his attachment at the Church of St-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, Québec, and from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of Bishop Nicholas (Smisko) of the Carpatho-Russian Diocese of America.

11

At the Divine Liturgy at the Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, Deacon Symeon C Rodger was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He remained attached to the Cathedral.

22

Hieromonk Raphael (Vereshack) was suspended from all priestly functions. He entered the ROCOR before a blessing.

DECEMBER

1

Priest Leonid Misnik was assigned to be Second Priest at Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

Pastoral Acts 1995

Major Pastoral Acts, 1995

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 1995


JANUARY

1

In addition to his other duties, Priest Larry Reinheimer was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut in Calgary, Alberta.

Priest Andrey Somow was assigned to be Rector of Holy Resurrection Church in Vancouver, BC.

The Missionary Brotherhood of Saint Silouan the Athonite was established at the Diocesan Centre, at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite, in Johnstown, Ontario.

Hieromonk Anthony-David (Edwards) was attached to the Missionary Brotherhood of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

Hieromonk Simeon-Edward (Weare) was attached to the Missionary Brotherhood of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

4

Priest Alexander Khorochkov was suspended from all priestly functions.

15

Archpriest Alexander Janowski was assigned to be Acting Rector of Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec.

Archbishop Sylvester was given the title “Rector Emeritus” of Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec.

FEBRUARY

1

A Mission Station of Saint Paul the Apostle was blessed in Hamilton, Ontario, with Reader Michael Barsoum.

Deacon Thomas L Easton was released from his attachment to Holy Trinity Sobor in Ottawa, Ontario. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

2

Archpriest Stephen J Keaschuk was released from his responsibilities as Dean of Alberta, and of British Columbia, but retained his other responsibilities.

19

Priest Stephen Slipko was received from the omophor of Bishop Vsevolod of Chicago through Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor). He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Mar Elias’ Church in New Westminster, BC.

Archpriest Svetislav Balevich, remaining Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, was released from his responsibility as Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Kayville, Saskatchewan.

28

Priest Daniel Guenther was received from the omophor of Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of the Antiochian Archdiocese, through Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor). He was attached to Holy Resurrection Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was blessed to serve Holy Trinity Church in Kayville, Saskatchewan, and Deanery Supply.

APRIL

10

Priest Nicholas Kondratyev was released from his responsibility as Priest-in-Charge of Saint John the Divine’s Church in Windsor, Ontario.

MAY

1

Deacon Raphael Cole was released form his attachment to Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was attached to Saint Nicholas’ Church, Narol, Manitoba.

Priest Peter Isaac was released form his attachment to Saint Mark’s Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and from the Archdiocese of Canada, He was transferred to the omophor of Bishop Tikhon of San Francisco.

Priest Peter San Filippo was released from his duties as Rector of Saint Stephen’s Mission in Roblin, Manitoba. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

Priest Dennis Pihach, in addition to his other duties, was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Saint Stephen’s Mission in Roblin, Manitoba.

AUGUST

1

Priest Larry Reinheimer was released from his responsibilities as Rector of Holy Transfiguration, North Bank, Alberta. He was assigned to be Rector of the Church of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut in Calgary, Alberta.

Priest Philip Speranza was assigned to be also Priest-in-Charge of Holy Transfiguration Church, North Bank, Alberta.

11

Deacon Mark Korban was received from the omophor of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor). He wasattached to Holy Transfiguration Skete in Fitch Bay, Québec.

15

Archpriest Basil Zion was granted retirement from active service. He was attached to the Bishop’s Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

SEPTEMBER

1

Deacon Lambros Kamperides was granted a three-month Leave-of-absence for study.

4

The Oratoire de la Sainte-Croix was blessed in Sherbrooke, Québec.

6

Hiéromoine Georges (LeRoy) was released from attachment to the Cathedral of the Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas in Ottawa, Ontario. He was attached to the Fraternité Missionaire de St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec, while living in Amos, Québec.

23

Priest Peter San Filippo was suspended from all priestly functions, with regard to the breakdown of his marriage.

OCTOBER

1

Priest Philip Speranza was assigned to be Rector of Saint Michael the Archangel’s Church in Sochawa, Andrew, Alberta.

14

At the Divine Liturgy at St-Benoît de Nursie Church in Montréal, Québec, the Subdeacon Johanna Ayoub was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to Mar Elias’ Church in New Westminster, BC.

15

At the Divine Liturgy at Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec, Deacon Johanna Ayoub was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.

NOVEMBER

1

Mitred Archpriest Basil Butchko, on loan, was attached to the Bishop’s Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

Priest Johanna Ayoub was assigned to Mar Elias’ Church in New Westminster, BC, to be Priest-in-Charge.

9

Archpriest Basil Zion was suspended from all priestly functions.

21

With the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), at the Divine Liturgy, at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, the Subdeacon James S Griggs was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to the Chapel of the Three Hierarchs in Crestwood, New York.

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FEBRUARY

1

Deacon Thomas L Easton was suspended from all diaconal functions. He left his responsibility without a blessing.

24

Priest Lawrence Farley was assigned to be Dean of British Columbia, in addition to his other responsibilities.

MARCH

1

Hieromonk David (Edwards), remaining a Member of the Missionary Brotherhood of Saint Silouan the Athonite, was assigned to be Second Priest at Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

APRIL

1

Priest Philip Speranza, retaining his other responsibilities, was released from the responsibility of Priest-in-Charge of Saints Peter & Paul’s Church, Dickie Bush, Alberta.

2

Priest John Bartholomew was granted a Leave-of-absence.

11

At the Divine Liturgy at Annunciation to the Theotokos-Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, Priest Lionel Dixon was received into the Orthodox Church. He was attached to the Cathedral.

MAY

4

Priest Dennis Pihach was assigned to be Dean of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Archpriest Orest Olekshy was released from his duties as Dean of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He retained his other responsibilities.

Priest Robert S Kennaugh was assigned to be Assistant Dean of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

12

At the Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Church in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Deacon Rodion Luciuk was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to be Associate Priest at Holy Trinity Church, Moose Jaw.

16

Priest James McLuckie was received from the omophor of Bishop Tikhon of San Francisco into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

19

Deacon James S Griggs was received from the omophor of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) into the Archdiocese of Canada.

JUNE

1

Deacon Phillip Eriksson was assigned to Holy Resurrection Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, instead of being attached.

2

At the Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Sobor in Ottawa, Ontario, Deacon James S Griggs was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Mission in Kingston, Ontario, as Priest-in-Charge.

17

Priest Daniel Guenther, in addition to his other duties, was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Saint Peter the Aleut’s Mission in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

JULY

1

At the Divine Liturgy in Holy Resurrection Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Deacon Robert John Polson was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to Holy Resurrection Church in Kodiak, Alaska, as a student.

The name of the Missionary Brotherhood of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario, was changed to the Missionary Fraternity of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

The incorrectly named Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery in Washtao, Alberta was corrected to be Saint John the Baptist’s Cemetery. It was attached to Saints Peter & Paul’s Church, Dickie Bush, Alberta.

AUGUST

17

The Summer chapel in the name of the Icon of the Saviour Non-made-with-hands, in Frost Corners, Waterloo, Québec, was blessed, as an extension of the Church of St-Benoît de Nursie, Montréal, Québec.

SEPTEMBER

1

Archpriest John Scratch was assigned to be Assistant Priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite, in Johnstown, Ontario.

OCTOBER

1

Retaining his other responsibilities, Priest Philip Speranza was released from his responsibilities as serving Saint Michael’s Church, Peno, Alberta.

In addition to his other responsibilities, Priest Evan Lowig was given the responsibility to serve Saint Michael’s Church, Peno, Alberta.

NOVEMBER

17

The Domestic Chapel of the New Hieromartyr Vladimir of Kiev, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was blessed.

DECEMBER

1

Priest Daniel Guenther was released from his attachment to Holy Resurrection Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was assigned to be Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Kayville, Saskatchewan.

19

Priest Evan Lowig, in addition to his other responsibilities, was assigned Priest-in-Charge of Saint Tikhon of Moscow’s Family of Parishes in Alberta : Star, Sunland, Bukowina, Desjarlais, Dickie Bush.

26

At the Divine Liturgy at Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Edmonton, Alberta, the Subdeacon Ronald Victor Poworoznik was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to be Second Deacon to Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church.

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JANUARY

1

Priest Evan Lowig was released from his attachment to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario. He was assigned to be Rector of the Church of Holy Trinity, Sunland ; and Priest-in-Charge of the Churches of Holy Transfiguration, Star ; of Saint Michael, Peno ; of Saints Peter & Paul, Dickie Bush ; of Saint Nicholas, Desjarlais ; of Saint Nicholas, Wostok-Bukovina.

JUNE

1

Archpriest Andrew Morbey, retaining his other duties, was released from his responsibility as Dean of Ontario.

AUGUST

1

The opening of a Domestic Chapel in the name of Saint George the Victorious was blessed, at the home of Stuart and Anouk Iverson in Hinchin Brooke, Québec.

19

At the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec, Hiéromoine Irénée (Rochon) was elevated to the dignity of Higoumène (Abbot). He was installed as the abbot of the Communauté Monastique St-Séraphim de Sarov at the Skite St-Séraphim in Rawdon, Québec.

SEPTEMBER

1

Hiéromoine Marc (Pierre) was released from his attachment to the Church of St-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, Québec. He was attached to the Communauté Monastique St-Séraphim de Sarov at Skite St-Séraphim in Rawdon, Québec.

Hiéromoine Georges (Leroy) was released from his attachment to the Church of St-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, Québec. He was attached to the Communauté Monastique St-Séraphim de Sarov at Skite St-Séraphim in Rawdon, Québec.

Hiéromoine Cyrille (Bradette) was released from his attachment to the Church of St-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, Québec. He was attached to the Communauté Monastique St-Séraphim de Sarov at Skete St-Séraphim in Rawdon, Québec.

Priest Lionel Dixon was released from his attachment to the Cathedral of the Annunciation-Saint Nicholas in Ottawa, Ontario. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario, with responsibility for Deanery Supply.

21

The first blessing was given in the newly-constructed Temple of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta.

23

The Service of Dedication was served at the newly-purchased Church of the Holy Martyr Peter in Calgary, Alberta.

NOVEMBER

14

Priest Sviatoslav Dubanenko, “on loan”, was removed from his attachment to Holy Resurrection Sobor in Vancouver, BC.

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JANUARY

1

Priest James Griggs was assigned to be Rector of the Mission of Saint Gregory of Nyssa in Kingston, Ontario.

The Mission of Saint Stephen the First Martyr in Roblin, Manitoba, was closed.

MARCH

1

Hieromonk Daniel (Baeyens) was released from his responsibility as Rector of Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

25

Hieromonk Daniel (Baeyens) was released from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of Archbishop Nathaniel of the Romanian Episcopate, in the USA.

APRIL

20

At the Divine Liturgy at Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec, Deacon Gregory Nimijean was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to the Church of St-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, Québec, for Deanery Supply.

MAY

1

In addition to his other duties, Priest Evan Lowig was named Rector also of the Churches of Holy Ascension, Wasel ; of Holy Assumption, Shandro ; of Holy Transfiguration, North Bank ; of Holy Trinity, Smoky Lake ; of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin, Kysylew ; of Saint Elias, Pakan ; of Saint Michael, Sochawa-Andrew, in Alberta.

Priest Nicholas Kondratyev, “on loan”, was assigned to be Second Priest to Priest Evan Lowig in his Rural Alberta Churches.

12

Priest Leonid Misnik was released from his duties as Second Priest at Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

JUNE

21

The new facilities of the Mission of Saint Gregory of Nyssa in Kingston, Ontario, were blessed.

JULY

1

In addition to his other duties, Priest John C Scratch was assigned to be Dean of Ontario.

7

Retaining all his other responsibilities, Archpriest John Tkachuk was released from his responsibility as Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Canada (after very many years of this service).

Priest Dennis Pihach was assigned to be Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Canada, in addition to his other responsibilities.

AUGUST

1

The name of the Communauté Missionaire de St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec, was changed to the Communauté Monastique de St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

6

The establishment of a Mission Station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was blessed.

SEPTEMBER

1

The establishment of the Mission Station of the Holy Apostle Barnabas in the Comox Valley, BC, was blessed.

The responsibility for the administration of the Russian Cemetery of St-Séraphim in Rawdon, Québec, was given to Higoumène Irénée (Rochon), and to the Communauté Monastique de St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

OCTOBER

1

Schema-Igumen Gregory (Papazian) was released from his assignment to Holy Transfiguration Skete in Fitch Bay, Québec. He was attached to the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

Priest Mark Korban was released from his attachment to Holy Transfiguration Skete in Fitch Bay, Québec. He was attached to the Church of the Sign of the Theotokos, in Montréal, Québec.

The Skete of the Holy Transfiguration in Fitch Bay, Québec, was closed.

Schema-Igumen Gregory (Papazian) was granted a Medical Leave-of-absence.

The Domestic Chapel of the New Hieromartyr Vladimir of Kyiv was blessed.

The Mission Station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was temporarily named for the New Hieromartyr Vladimir of Kyiv.

Archpriest Stephen J Keaschuk was released from his responsibility as Rector of the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta. Remaining attached to this Temple, he was granted retirement.

15

Priest Dennis Pihach, retaining all his other responsibilities, was released from his responsibility as Dean of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Priest Robert S Kennaugh, retaining all his other responsibilities, was released from his responsibility as Assistant Dean of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He was assigned to be Dean of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

23

In addition to his other responsibilities, Archpriest John C Scratch was assigned to be Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta.

DECEMBER

1

Priest Nicholas Kondratyev, “on loan” was released from his responsibilities as Second Priest in the Alberta Churches in Smoky Lake, North Bank, Pakan, Shandro, Sochawa, and Kysylew. He was attached as Serving Priest at Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and at the Church of Saint Nicholas, Sandy Lake, Manitoba.

Deacon Miroslaw Wojtiuk was received through Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) from the Orthodox Church in Poland into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was attached to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

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JANUARY

26

Priest Leonid Misnik was suspended from all priestly function. He left his assignment without a blessing.

31

Archpriest John C Scratch, retaining all his other duties, was released from his responsibility as Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta.

Priest Dennis Pihach, remaining Chancellor of the Archdiocese, was released from his duties as Rector of the Church of Saint Mark in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and as Priest-in-Charge of the Yorkton Area Churches in Montmartre, Stenen, Canora, Green Leaf, Hampton, Rhein, and of the Yorkton Area Mission Chapels, and Cemeteries.

FEBRUARY

1

Priest Dennis Pihach was assigned to be Rector of the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta.

MARCH

14

At the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Sobor, in Toronto, Ontario, Deacon Miroslaw Wojtiuk was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

25

Priest Wasyl Kolega was received “on loan” from Bishop Gurii of Zhitomir, Ukraine. He was attached to Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Edmonton, Alberta, for Deanery Supply in rural areas.

APRIL

26

Priest Nicholas Kondratyev, “on loan”, was released from his responsibilities at Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, and at Saint Nicholas’ Church, Sandy Lake, Manitoba.

MAY

1

The Mission Station of the Holy Apostle Barnabas in Comox (Comox Valley), BC, was elevated to the status of a Mission Parish.

15

At the Divine Liturgy, at the Mission of the Holy Apostle Barnabas, Comox, BC, the Subdeacon Alexis A Nikkel was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to the Mission of Saint Barnabas in Comox (Comox Valley), BC.

AUGUST

1

The Mission of Saint Vladimir, Prince of Kyiv was blessed in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2

Priest Evan Lowig was suspended from all priestly function because of a difficulty with addiction.

7

Priest Evan Lowig was released from his responsibility as Rector of Saint Michael’s, Sochawa, of Nativity of the Theotokos, Kysylew, of Dormition of the Theotokos, Shandro, of Saint Michael’s, Peno, of Holy Trinity, Smoky Lake, of Ascension, Wasel, and of Saint Elias, Pakan.

15

Priest Vladimir Tobin was received from the omophor of Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. He was attached to the Mission of Saint Vladimir, Prince of Kyiv in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

SEPTEMBER

25

The Hermitage of Saint Anthony the Great in Westport, Ontario was blessed.

29

Archpriest Michael Fourik was received through Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) from the Moscow Patriarchate into the Archdiocese of Canada.

OCTOBER

1

Archpriest John C Scratch was released from his duties as Dean of Ontario, and as Second Priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario. He was assigned to be Second Priest at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Hermitage of the Holy Transfiguration was blessed at Gibson’s Landing, BC.

Schema-Igumen Gregory (Papazian) was assigned to the Hermitage of the Holy Transfiguration in Gibson’s Landing, BC as Igumen.

NOVEMBER

12

The establishment of a Monastic Chapel in the name of Saint Sergius of Radonezh, under the Communité Monastique de St-Séraphim de Sarov, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was blessed.

15

Archpriest Michael Fourik was assigned to be Acting Rector of the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Vancouver, BC.

Archpriest Andrey Somow was granted retirement. He was attached to the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Vancouver, BC.

Priest Philip Speranza was assigned to be Second Priest at the Church of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut, in Calgary, Alberta.

DECEMBER

26

At the Divine Liturgy in Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Deacon Ronald Victor Poworoznik was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was temporarily attached to Saint Vladimir’s Seminary in New York, as a student.

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MARCH

7

A Mission Station in Grande Prairie, Alberta was blessed.

12

At the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, Québec, the Archdeacon Luc (Majoros) was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to the Communauté Monastique de St-Séraphim de Sarov, and assigned also to the Ermitage de la Protection de la Mère de Dieu in St-Eusèbe de Témiscouata, Québec.

MAY

14

At the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Deacon Phillip Eriksson was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to Holy Resurrection Church.

At the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the Subdeacon Taras Papish was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to Holy Resurrection Church.

23

Archpriest Michael Fourik was assigned to be Rector of the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Vancouver, BC.

JUNE

15

Priest James McLuckie was released from his attachment to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario. He was attached to the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Vancouver, BC.

21

Priest Matthew Searfoorce was received through Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) from the Moscow Patriarchate, into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Church of Saint John the Divine in Windsor, Ontario.

JULY

1

Archpriest Nicolas Boldireff was released from his responsibility as Rector of Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

Priest Rodion Luciuk was assigned to be Rector of the Church of Saint Mark in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, together with the Yorkton Area Churches, Chapels, and Cemeteries.

2

Priest Dennis Pihach, in addition to his other duties, was assigned to be Interim Dean of Alberta.

9

The Mission Station in Grande Prairie, Alberta, was elevated to the status of Mission, and given the name of the Holy Apostle Philip.

AUGUST

3

Archpriest Maxim Baranovski, “on loan” was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite, in Johnstown, Ontario.

15

A Mission Station in Saint John’s, Newfoundland was blessed.

SEPTEMBER

15

Priest Evan Lowig was released from his responsibilities as Rector of the Churches of Holy Transfiguration, Star, of Saint Michael, Peno, of Saints Peter & Paul, Dickie Bush, of Holy Trinity, Sunland, of Holy Transfiguration, Star, of Saint Nicholas, Wostok-Bukovina, and of Saint Nicholas, Desjarlais, Alberta.

Priest Evan Lowig was assigned Rector of Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

OCTOBER

15

Priest Nikolai Nikolaev was released from his duties as Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Sobor in Ottawa, Ontario. He was temporarily attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

NOVEMBER

1

Archpriest Nicolas Boldireff was released from his attachment to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario, and from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of Bishop Tikhon of San Francisco and the West.

DECEMBER

3

At the Church of the Sign of the Theotokos in Montréal, Québec, Deacon Lambros Kamperidis was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to the Church of the Sign of the Theotokos, and he was given temporarily “on loan” to the omophor of Metropolitan Sotirios, and the Metropolis of Toronto.

24

At the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, Deacon Michael Schaplowsky was received by vesting from the Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was assigned to be Second Deacon at Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church.

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JANUARY

1

Priest Nikolai Nikolaev was released from attachment to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario. He was attached to the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta. He was blessed to serve the Churches of Holy Transfiguration, Star ; Saint Michael, Peno ; Holy Trinity, Sunland ; Saints Peter & Paul, Dickie Bush ; Saint Nicholas, Wostok-Bukovina ; Saint Nicholas, Desjarlais, Alberta.

15

The Mission of the Holy Martyr Peter in Calgary, Alberta, was blessed to have Parish status.

21

At the Divine Liturgy in Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario, the Subdeacon Alexander Sulakov was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to be Deacon to Christ the Saviour Sobor.

25

With the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), at the Divine Liturgy at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, New York, John K Hainsworth was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to the Chapel of the Three Hierarchs at the Seminary.

FEBRUARY

22

At the Divine Liturgy in Saint Sergius’ Monastic Chapel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Monk-subdeacon Roman (Bonnel) was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to the Communauté Monastique St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec, with duties in Halifax.

MAY

1

Archpriest John C Scratch was released from his duties as Second Priest at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario. He was further granted retirement, because of poor health.

Igumen David (Edwards) was assigned to be Second Priest at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta.

27

Holy Trinity Church in Edmonton, Alberta was received into the Archdiocese of Canada.

JUNE

1

Priest Evan Lowig was released from his duties as Acting Rector of Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

Priest Miroslaw Wojtiuk was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

Deacon Raphael Cole was released from his attachment to the Church of Saint Nicholas, Narol, Manitoba. He was attached to Holy Trinity Sobor, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

8

Priest Evan Lowig was suspended from all priestly functions. He left the Orthodox Church.

AUGUST

4

At the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Saint Nicholas, Narol, Manitoba, Deacon Anastasy Richter was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to Saint Nicholas’ Church.

SEPTEMBER

1

Priest Anastasy Richter was released from his attachment to the Church of Saint Nicholas, Narol, Manitoba. He was assigned to the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, as Third Priest.

Priest Maxim Baranovski was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Church of Saint John the Divine in Windsor, Ontario.

Priestmonk Simeon (Weare) was granted retirement, due to ill health.

The Mission of Saint Nicholas in Kamloops, BC became Dormant.

16

At the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Surrey, BC, the Subdeacon Kevin S-P Miller was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to Saint Herman’s Church.

DECEMBER

1

Priest Larry Reinheimer was assigned to be Missions Director of the Archdiocese of Canada.

Priest Anastasy Richter was assigned to be Youth Director of the Archdiocese of Canada.

31

Archpriest Svetislav Balevich was granted retirement. He remained attached to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

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JANUARY

26

With the blessing of Metropolitan Theodosius, at the Divine Liturgy at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Deacon John K Hainsworth was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to the Chapel of the Three Hierarchs at the Seminary.

FEBRUARY

2

At the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Surrey, BC, the Subdeacon Christopher I Rigden-Briscall was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to Saint Herman’s Church.

10

At the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario, the Subdeacon Alexei Kaliouzhnyi was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to Christ the Saviour Sobor.

19

Priest Lambros Kamperidis was released from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of Metropolitan Sotirios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto.

21

Priest John Bartholomew was released from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of Archbishop Peter of New York and New Jersey.

28

Archpriest Vaso Rajak was received into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was attached to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

MARCH

10

At the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Sign of the Theotokos in Montréal, Québec, the Subdeacon Geoffrey Korz was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

JUNE

1

The Mission of All Saints of Alaska in Victoria, BC was renewed, with the additional name of Saint Arseny of Konevits.

Priest John K Hainsworth was received back into the Archdiocese of Canada, and he was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission of All Saints of Alaska and Saint Arseny of Konevits in Victoria, BC.

2

At the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario, Deacon Alexei Kaliouzhnyi was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to Christ the Saviour Sobor.

JULY

12

At the Divine Liturgy at Saints Peter & Paul’s Sobor in Montréal, Québec, Deacon Mark Korban was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to the Church of the Sign of the Theotokos Church in Montréal, Québec.

13

At the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St-Séraphim in Rawdon, Québec, the Subdeacon Juan-Pablo Ruiz Gomar was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to the Church of St-Séraphim in Rawdon, Québec.

AUGUST

1

Priest Alexei Kaliouzhnyi was released from his attachment to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario. He was assigned Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Church in Edmonton, Alberta.

6

At the Divine Liturgy at Saint Herman of Alaska’s Sobor in Edmonton, Alberta, Priest Waldemar Kuchta was received by Vesting into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

11

At the Divine Liturgy at Saint Herman of Alaska’s Sobor in Edmonton, Alberta, Deacon Michael Schaplowsky was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to Saint Herman of Alaska’s Sobor as Third Priest.

19

At the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St-Séraphim in Rawdon, Québec, the Monk-deacon Amvrosi (Mlodzyk) was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to the Communauté Monastique de St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

SEPTEMBER

1

Priest Daniel Guenther was released from his duties as Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Kayville, Saskatchewan. He remained attached to this Temple.

Priest Anastasy Richter was released from his duties as Second Priest at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta. He was assigned Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Church, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

13

Igumen Nestor (Mikhailetchko) was received through Metropolitan Herman from Metropolitan Wasyly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. He was assigned to be Rector of the Mission of Saint Seraphim in Toronto, Ontario.

15

The establishment of a Mission Station in Sherwood Park, Alberta was blessed.

NOVEMBER

1

Priest John Polson was recalled from the Diocese of Alaska. He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission of Saint Nicholas of Zhitcha in Whitehorse, Yukon.

DECEMBER

13

Archpriest Dennis Pihach was assigned to be Dean of Alberta, in addition to his other duties.

14

The Mission Station in Sherwood Park, Alberta, was named for Saint

15

Archpriest Nikolai Nikolaev was assigned to be Rector of the Churches of the Holy Transfiguration, Star ; Saint Michael, Peno ; Holy Trinity, Sunland ; Saints Peter & Paul, Dickie Bush ; Saint Nicholas, Wostok-Bukovina ; Saint Nicholas, Desjarlais, Alberta.

22

At the Divine Liturgy at Saint Herman of Alaska’s Sobor in Edmonton, Alberta, the Subdeacon Gregory Kopchuk was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to Saint Herman’s Sobor.

26

At the Divine Liturgy at Saint Herman of Alaska’s Sobor in Edmonton, Alberta, the Subdeacon B Vincent Lehr was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to Saint Herman’s Sobor.

30

The Mission Station of Saint Athanasius in Sherwood Park, Alberta was elevated to Mission status.

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JANUARY

9

The Mission Station of Saint Astius in Toronto, Ontario, was elevated to Mission Status.

10

At the Divine Liturgy in Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Church in Kingston, Ontario, the Subdeacon Foti Cici was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to Saint Astius’ Albanian Church in Toronto, Ontario.

15

Priest Ronald V Poworoznik was released from his attachment to the Chapel in Johnstown, Ontario. He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission of Saint Athanasius in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

FEBRUARY

2

At the Divine Liturgy in Annunciation-Saint Nicholas’ Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, Deacon Foti Cici was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned Priest-in-Charge of Saint Astius’ Mission in Toronto, Ontario.

At the Divine Liturgy in Annunciation-Saint Nicholas’ Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, the Subdeacon Gregory Scratch was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to the cathedral.

8

At the Divine Liturgy in Saint Barnabas’ Mission in Comox, BC, Deacon Alexis Nikkel was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned Priest-in-Charge of this mission.

9

Deacon Kevin Miller was released from his attachment to Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Surrey, BC. He was attached to the Mission of Saint Barnabas in Comox, BC.

APRIL

6

With the blessing of Metropolitan Herman, at the Divine Liturgy in the Chapel of the Three Hierarchs at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, New York, the Subdeacon Edward J Hewlett was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to the Seminary Chapel.

30

Priest R John Polson was suspended from priestly function. This was the result of an inter-diocesan and inter-jurisdictional misunderstanding. He was later re-instated.

MAY

1

The establishment of the Mission of All Saints of North America in Hamilton, Ontario was blessed.

4

At the Divine Liturgy in Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario, Deacon Geoffrey Korz was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission in Hamilton, Ontario.

At the Divine Liturgy in Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario, the Subdeacon Alexander Tefft was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario.

JUNE

15

Archpriest Alexander Janowski was belatedly confirmed as Rector of Saints Peter and Paul Sobor, Montréal, Québec.

JULY

1

Archpriest Andrew Morbey was released from his responsibilities as Dean of the Cathedral of the Annunciation-Saint Nicholas in Ottawa, Ontario, and from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of Bishop Job of the Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest, for assignment as Rector at Saint Mary’s Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

AUGUST

1

Priest John Jillions was received through Metropolitan Herman from the Moscow Patriarchate in Britain. He was assigned to be Acting Dean of the Cathedral of the Annunciation-Saint Nicholas, Ottawa, Ontario.

OCTOBER

24

The establishment of a Mission Station in Morristown, Newfoundland, in association with Saint John’s was blessed.

The establishment of a Mission Station in Port Hardy, BC. was blessed.

NOVEMBER

1

Priest Rodion Luciuk, retaining his other responsibilities, was released from his responsibilities as Dean of Saskatchewan.

Archpriest Orest Olekshy was assigned to be Dean of Saskatchewan for three years.

Priest R S Kennaugh was assigned to be Dean of Manitoba for three years.

15

The name of the Icon of Our Lady of Vladimir for the Mission Station in Saint John’s Newfoundland was blessed.

DECEMBER

26

At Saint Athanasius’ Mission in Sherwood Park, the Subdeacon Maurice Beecroft was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to the Mission of Saint Athanasius in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

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JANUARY

11

At Saint Vladimir’s Mission in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Hierodeacon Roman (Bonnel) was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to the Communauté Monastique de St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

MARCH

1

The Mission Station of All Saints in Toronto, Ontario, under the pastorship of Archpriest Alexander Shkalov, was blessed.

21

The establishment of the Mission Station of All Saints of North America in Canora, Saskatchewan, was blessed. It was to be served by the clergy of Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

MAY

2

The Schema-monk subdeacon Basile (Paradis) was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan the Athonite, and the Chapel of Saint Silouan at Johnstown, Ontario.

JUNE

5

The Subdeacon Richard René was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Langley, BC. He was assigned to the Church of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut in Calgary, Alberta.

26

Priest Vladimir Tobin was tonsured to be a Stavrophor Monk in Saint Catherine’s Representation Church, Moscow. He retains his current duties, while being attached to the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

30

At the Divine Liturgy in the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite, in Johnstown, Ontario, Hierodeacon Basile (Paradis) was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to Saint Silouan’s Chapel as Second Priest.

AUGUST

21

Archpriest John Scratch was tonsured to be a monk at the Cathedral of the Annunciation-Saint Nicholas in Ottawa, Ontario. He received the name John, and he became known as Igumen John (Scratch). He was attached to the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

OCTOBER

5

Priest Robert John Polson was released from his responsibilities, and from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of Metropolitan Herman, for subsequent transfer.

31

Priest Anastasy (Stacey) Richter was released from his responsibility as Rector of Holy Trinity, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and as Rector of Holy Trinity, Kayville, Saskatchewan and its dependencies. He was transferred to the omophor of Archbishop Job and the Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest.

Priest Waldemar Kuchta was released from his attachment to the Chapel of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario. He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and of Holy Trinity, Kayville, Saskatchewan, and its dependencies.

DECEMBER

1

Priest Daniel Guenther, instead of attached, was now assigned to be Second Priest at Holy Resurrection Sobor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

25

At Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Hieromonk Philip (Speranza) was elevated to the dignity of igumen.

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JANUARY

9

At the Divine Liturgy at the Sign of the Theotokos Church in Montréal, Québec, Protodeacon Cyprian R Hutcheon was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to the Sign of the Theotokos Church as Second Priest. He was elevated to the dignity of archpriest.

MARCH

6

At the Divine Liturgy, at Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut’s Church in Calgary, Alberta, Deacon Richard René was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to Saint Peter’s Church as Second Priest.

APRIL

16

At Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Langley, BC, the Priest Nicholas Kondratyev was tonsured to be a Rasophor Monk, with the name Peter. Still a priest of the Moscow Patriarchate, he was attached to the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario.

17

At the Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection Sobor in Vancouver, BC, Deacon John Bingham was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to All Saints’ Monastery in Dewdney, as Priest-in-Charge of a Fraser Valley mission outreach.

JUNE

18

At the Divine Liturgy at Saint Mark’s Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Protodeacon Andrew Piasta was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was elevated to the dignity of archpriest. He was assigned to Saint Mark’s Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, as Second Priest.

JULY

23

Priest Teimuraz Suarishvili, of the Patriarchate of Georgia, was blessed to establish a Mission Station for Georgians in Toronto, Ontario.

31

Archpriest Anatoliy Mel’nyk was released from his responsibility as Rector of Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was assigned to be Acting Rector of Saints Peter and Paul Sobor in Montréal, Québec, as of 1 August.

Archpriest Alexander Janowski was released from his responsibility as Rector of Saints Peter and Paul Sobor in Montréal, Québec. He was granted retirement. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario.

AUGUST

1

Priest Eugeniusz Zdrojewski, on loan from the Polish Orthodox Church, was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge for six weeks, of Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

15

The Mission Station of Saint John the Theologian was blessed in Vancouver, BC.

Priest Justin Hewlett, remaining attached to Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Langley, BC, is assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission Station in Vancouver.

30

Archpriest Alexander Janowski was suspended from all priestly functions until he shows repentance.

SEPTEMBER

1

The renewal of the Student and Faculty Chaplaincy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, was blessed. Priest Christopher Rigden-Briscall, remaining attached to Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church in Langley, BC, was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the chaplaincy.

Archpriest Orest Olekshy, in poor health, was released from his responsibility as Rector of Holy Resurrection Sobor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was given Retirement. He remained attached to Holy Resurrection Sobor in Saskatoon, with the title Pastor Emeritus.

The Georgian Mission Station in Toronto was blessed to be named for the Great Martyr George.

15

Priest Alexander Shkalov was released from his duties as Rector of the Mission of All Saints in Toronto, and from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the Diocese of the West, and to the omophor of Bishop Tikhon, for assignment (which was to become San Diego).

Priest Eugeniusz Zdrojewski, on loan from the Polish Orthodox Church, was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission of All Saints in Toronto, Ontario.

Priest Oleg Razumov, on loan from the Archbishop of Paris of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, was assigned to be temporary Priest-in- Charge of Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

24

The Mission of All Saints of Alaska and Saint Arseny in Victory, BC, was given preliminary blessing to be a Parish. Full recognition is to be granted in 2006.

OCTOBER

15

Priestmonk Vladimir (Lysak) was recalled to the Archdiocese of Canada. He was attached provisionally to the Chapel of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario. He resided in Edmonton, Alberta.

NOVEMBER

10

In consideration of the small population of clergy and parishes in Manitoba, and in consideration of the past history, the two Deaneries of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are merged into one. The new Deanery became known as Manitoba-Saskatchewan.

In the context of a renewal of the combined Deanery of Manitoba - Saskatchewan, the Dean of Manitoba, the Priest Stephen Kennaugh, retaining his other responsibilities, became the Dean of the new Deanery of Manitoba-Saskatchewan.

In the context of a renewal of the combined Deanery of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and of his retirement in September, the Archpriest Orest Olekshy was released from his duties as Dean of Saskatchewan, while his other duties and attachment remain the same.

In consideration of the fiftieth anniversary of the parish, and of the fruits of his time served there, the Igumen Philip (Speranza) was named Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Edmonton, Alberta.

In consideration of the fiftieth anniversary of the parish, and the fruits of the pastorate of the Priest-in-Charge, and his having been given the responsibility as Rector, the Archpriest Dennis Pihach was released from his responsibility as Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Edmonton, while all his other responsibilities remain the same.

13

In Annunciation Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, at the Divine Liturgy, the Subdeacon Alexei Vassiouchkine was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario.

Archpriest Cyprian Hutcheon, in addition to his other duties, was assigned to be Archdiocesan Dean for the Archdiocese of Canada.

15

Blessed the re-opening of the Church of Saint John the Divine in Windsor, Ontario, under the lay leadership of Michael Boyar.

DECEMBER

31

The establishment of a Mission Station in Cranbrook, BC, was blessed. The Mission Station is served from Calgary.

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JANUARY

6

The Mission Station in Cranbrook, BC, was blessed to be named for Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne.

FEBRUARY

10

The Mission Station in Cranbrook, BC, was blessed to be named for Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne.

Priest Justin Hewlett was released as Second Priest at Saint Herman’s Church, Langley, BC, and was instead attached at the same church.

The Mission Station of Saint John the Evangelist in Vancouver, BC, was re-named for Saint John of Shanghai.

Priest Christopher Rigden-Briscall was released from his attachment at Saint Herman’s Church in Langley, BC. He was attached to Holy Resurrection Sobor in Vancouver, BC.

MARCH

23

Blessed the association of Saint Arseny’s Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with the Winnipeg Theological Cooperative, of the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

22

APRIL

13

The Mission Station to support the UBC Chaplaincy in Vancouver, BC, was named for Saint Nina, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Enlightener of Georgia.

23

Effective Pascha, Deacon Kevin Miller was blessed to wear the Double Orar ; Hieromonks Roman (Bonnel) and Basile (Paradis), and Priest Justin Hewlett, were blessed to wear the Nabedrennik ; Priests John Hainsworth, Mark Korban, Geoffrey Korz, Alexis Nikkel, and Michael Schaplowsky were blessed to wear the Purple Skoufia.

29

Deacon Juan-Pablo Ruiz-Gomar was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Saints Peter & Paul Sobor in Montréal, Québec. He was attached to Saint Seraphim’s Church in Rawdon, Québec, as Deanery Supply Priest.

MAY

14

The Subdeacon Lasha Tchantouridze was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at Saint Nicholas’ Church, Narol, Manitoba. He was attached to the same Church.

24

The Holy Synod of Bishops bestowed the following awards :

Protodeacon : Deacon Wilhelm Friesen ;

Jewelled Cross : Igumen Philip (Speranza) ;

Palitsa : Igumen David (Edwards), Archpriest Cyprian Hutcheon, Archpriest Andrew Piasta, Archpriest Dennis Pihach ;

Igumen (titular) : Hieromonk Marc (Pierre), Hieromonk Simeon (Weare) ;

Archpriest : Priests Daniel Guenther, Robert Kennaugh, Andrew Piasta ;

Gold Cross : Priests James Griggs, Vasily Kolega, Rodion Luciuk.

29

The Subdeacon Nicholas Young was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by Metropolitan Herman, at our request. He was attached to Christ the Saviour Sobor, Toronto, Ontario.

JUNE

1

At our request, in Romne, Ukraine, Priest Robert S Kennaugh was elevated to the dignity of archpriest by Archbishop Mark of Sumy, Ukraine.

30

Archpriest Waldemar Kuchta was released from his responsibility as Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Church in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

JULY

1

Priest Michael Schaplowsky was released from his attachment at Saint Herman of Alaska’s Sobor in Edmonton, Alberta. He was attached to Saint Athanasius’ Church in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

13

At the Clergy Synaxis in Calgary, Alberta, Priest Daniel Guenther was elevated to the dignity of archpriest.

AUGUST

15

Archpriest Cyprian Hutcheon, remaining Archdiocesan Dean, was released from his responsibilities at the Sign of the Theotokos in Montréal, Québec. He was assigned to be Rector of Holy Resurrection Sobor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Priest Daniel Guenther was released from his duties as Acting Rector of Holy Resurrection Sobor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He remained in the same Church as Second Priest.

SEPTEMBER

1

The Mission of All Saints of North America in Hamilton, Ontario, was elevated to the status of a church. Priest Geoffrey Korz is Rector.

Priest James S Griggs was released from his responsibilities as Rector of Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Mission in Kingston, Ontario. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario, as Deanery Supply Priest.

Priest-monk Luke (Majoros) was, in addition to his attachment at the Chapel of Saint Silouan, assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Church in Kingston, Ontario.

15

Priest-monk Luke (Majoros) was, in addition to his attachment at the Chapel of Saint Silouan, assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Church in Kingston, Ontario.

OCTOBER

1

Deacon Nicholas Young was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario. He was attached to the Sobor.

The Mission of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Toronto, Ontario was named a Church. Igumen Nestor (Mikhailetchko) was assigned to be Rector.

The name of the Mission Station of All Saints was changed to the Mission Station of Saint Innocent of Alaska.

Mar Elias Church in New Westminster, BC, was declared to be dormant.

Priest Johanna Ayoub was released from his responsibilities as Rector of Mar Elias’ Church, and was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

10

Priest Eugeniusz Zdrojewski was suspended from priestly function.

NOVEMBER

12

The Mission Station of Saint Nicholas of Myra was blessed in Toronto, Ontario. Priest Nicholas Young was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge.

19

At the Divine Liturgy at the Sign of the Theotokos’ Church in Montréal, Québec, the Subdeacon K Anthony Mansour was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to the Church of the Sign of the Theotokos.

29

The Mission Station of All Saints of North America in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was re-opened.

Priest Andrew Jarmus was received through Metropolitan Herman from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission Station of All Saints of North America in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

DECEMBER

6

Deacon Constantine Katsilas was received into the Archdiocese of Canada from Archbishop Nathaniel (Popp), and the Romanian Episcopate. He was assigned to the Church of Saint John the Divine, in Windsor, Ontario.

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JANUARY

1

Deacon Constantine Katsilas was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Saint John the Divine’s Church, Windsor, Ontario.

In addition to his other duties, Hieromonk Luke (Majoros) was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Mission in Kingston, Ontario.

10

Priest Walter (Vladimir) Smith was received from Bishop Tikhon (Mollard) of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. He was assigned to be Priest-in- Charge of Holy Trinity Church, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

16

Archpriest Waldemar Kuchta was given the blessing provisionally to serve in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, at the request of Metropolitan John (Stinka) of Winnipeg.

MARCH

1

The Mission of the Holy Apostle Barnabas in Comox, BC, is now to be known as the Mission of the Holy Apostle Barnabas in the Comox Valley, BC.

3

At the Sign of the Theotokos Church, Rasophor Nun Stephanie (Stephanida) was tonsured to the Lesser Schema with the name Stephania. She was attached to the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan of Mt Athos, in Johnstown, Ontario, while remaining at the Sign of the Theotokos Church in Montréal, Québec.

31

At the Chapel of the Entrance of the Theotokos in Holy Transfiguration Hermitage in Gibson’s Landing, BC, Schema-monk-subdeacon Samuel (Panchuk) was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to be deacon to this Hermitage.

APRIL

1

At Saint Herman of Alaska’s Church, Langley, BC, the Subdeacon Kurt Edward Jordan was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to Saint Herman’s Church, as deacon.

Priest Ronald Poworoznik was assigned to be Rector of the Mission of Saint Athanasius in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

8

Diocesan Paschal Awards

Nabedrennik : Priests John Bingham, Richard René, Christopher Rigden-Briscall, Walter Smith

Kamilavka : Priest John K Hainsworth

Double Orar : Deacons Gregory Kopchuk, Vincent Lehr

8

Holy Synod Spring Session Awards

Igumen (titular) : Hieromonks Daniel (Baeyens), Simeon (Weare)

Archpriest : Priests Andrew Jarmus, James McLuckie, Andrey Somow

Palitza : Archpriests Michael Fourik, Anatoliy Mel’nyk, Lawrence Reinheimer

MAY

28

The establishment of a Domestic Chapel at the home of Nil and Sheilagh Nellis near Kaslo, BC, was blessed.

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JANUARY

1

The Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Rawdon, Québec was named “The Russian Orthodox Cemetery in the Name of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Rawdon, Québec”.

FEBRUARY

11

Priest Constantine Katsilas was assigned to be Rector of Saint John the Divine’s Church in Windsor, Ontario.

Hierodeacon Theodosios (Bourjeily) was received from Bishop Alexander of the Antiochian Archdiocese, through Metropolitan Herman, into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was attached to the Communauté Monastique de St-Séraphim de Sarov à Rawdon, Québec. He assists primarily at the Church of St-Benoît, Montréal, Québec.

27

Archpriest Waldemar Kuchta was released from his attachment to the Chapel, and from the Archdiocese of Canada, to Metropolitan Herman. He was transferred to Metropolitan Joseph of the Bulgarian Patriarchate, in the USA.

Deacon Alexander Tefft was released from his attachment to the Chapel, and from the Archdiocese of Canada, to Metropolitan Herman. He was transferred to the Patriarchate of Antioch in the United Kingdom, where he pursues higher education.

MARCH

9

Priest James Griggs, retaining his other duties in the Greek Archdiocese, was recalled from his service in the Church of the Dormition in Ottawa, Ontario. He was assigned to be Third Priest at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, Ontario.

APRIL

18

Priest Walter Smith, retaining his other responsibilities, was released from his responsibility as Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Kayville, Saskatchewan.

Holy Trinity Church, Kayville, Saskatchewan, is to be served by Deanery Clergy.

27

Paschal Archdiocesan Awards were presented as follows :

Deacon Maurice Beecroft — Double Orar

Priestmonk Basile (Paradis) — Nabedrennik

Priest Richard René — Nabedrennik

Priest Christopher Rigden-Briscall — Nabedrennik

Priest Walter Smith — Nabedrennik

Priest Nicholas Young — Nabedrennik

Priest Walter Smith — Nabedrennik, Scoufia

Priest Jacques-Jude Lépine — Kamilavka

Deacon Gregory Scratch's status at Annunciation Cathedral in Ottawa was changed from "attached" to "assigned".

MAY

14

Holy Synod Awards

Priest Phillip Eriksson — Gold Cross

Priest Gregory Nimijean — Gold Cross

Priestmonk Vladimir (Tobin) — Igumen

Igumen David (Edwards) — Jewelled Cross

15

Priest Nectaire Féménias was received through Metropolitan Herman into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was attached to Holy Trinity Mission, Québec.

Priest Alexei Kaliouzhnyi was suspended.

JUNE

14

Hieromonk Vladimir (Lysak) was blessed to wear the Nabedrennik.

15

Priest Christopher Rigden-Briscall was released from his responsibilities at Holy Resurrection Sobor, at Saint Nina’s Mission, at Holy Cross Chaplaincy at UBC, in Vancouver, BC. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario. He was given on loan to Bishop Alexander of the Antiochian Diocese of Ottawa, Eastern Canada, and Upstate New York for assignment.

Priest Justin Hewlett was assigned the responsibility of Holy Cross University Chaplaincy at UBC, Vancouver, BC.

Priest Justin Hewlett, in addition to his other responsibilities, was blessed to serve ad interim the Mission of Saint Nina in Vancouver, on behalf of the Deanery.

21

Igumen Sevastjon (Derkach) was received “pro tem” into the Archdiocese of Canada, from the omophor of Archbishop Avgustin of Lviv, Ukraine. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario.

JULY

1

Hieromonk Daniel (Baeyens) was released from the Chapel of Saint Silouan, and the Archdiocese of Canada, to Metropolitan Herman, for transfer to the Romanian Archdiocese of America.

14

Higoumène Irénée (Rochon), retaining all his other responsibilities, was released from his responsibility as Rector of the Church of St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

Priest Juan Pablo Ruiz-Gomar was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Church of St-Séraphim de Sarov in Rawdon, Québec.

AUGUST

1

Protodeacon Nazari Polataiko was received through Metropolitan Herman into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was assigned to Annunciation Cathedral in Ottawa.

31

Priest Richard René was released from his duties at Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut's Church in Calgary, Alberta. He was assigned to be Rector of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne's Mission in Cranbrook, BC.

SEPTEMBER

1

Priest Justin Hewlett was assigned to the UBC Chaplaincy of the Holy Cross in Vancouver, BC, in addition to his other duties.

7

The Subdeacon Daniel Boerio was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in Annunciation Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario. He was attached to the Cathedral.

10

Priest John Beal was received from Bishop Benjamin, and the Diocese of the West. He was assigned to be Second Priest at Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut's Church in Calgary, Alberta.

15

Priest Justin Hewlett, retaining all his other responsibilities, was released from his attachment to the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska, in Langley, BC.

18

Hierodeacon Silouan (Bourjeily) was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in Saint-Benoît de Nursie's Church in Montréal, Québec. He was attached to the Church of Saint-Benoît.

28

Deacon Roman Pavlov was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario. He was attached to the sobor.

NOVEMBER

2

The Subdeacon D Alexander Moisa was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in Annunciation Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario. He was assigned to the cathedral.

7

At the request of Archbishop Job, Deacon Daniel Boerio was released from his attachment to Annunciation Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, and from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of Archbishop Job, of the Diocese of the Midwest, for assignment.

25

Igumen Philip (Speranza) was released from his attachment to the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan in Johnstown, Ontario. He was installed as Abbot of the Hermitage of the Protection in Edmonton, Alberta (in addition to his other responsibilities).

DECEMBER

24

Priest-monk Peter (Kondratyev) was received through Metropolitan Jonah from the Moscow Patriarchate into the Archdiocese of Canada. He was attached to the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario, and to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

Pastoral Acts 2009

Major Pastoral Acts, 2009

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 2009


JANUARY

1

The Igumen Irénée (Rochon), retaining all his other duties, was released from his responsibility as Administrator of the Cemetery of Saint Seraphim in Rawdon, Québec.

The Priest Juan Pablo Ruiz-Gomar was assigned to be Administrator of the Cemetery of Saint Seraphim in Rawdon, Québec.

FEBRUARY

1

Priest Roman Pavlov was assigned to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario, as Second Priest.

APRIL

19

The Mission Station of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Toronto, Ontario was advanced to the status of a Mission. Priest Nicholas Young was released from his attachment to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario. He was assigned to be Rector of the Mission of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Toronto, Ontario.

Igumen David (Edwards) was assigned to be Second Priest at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta.

JUNE

4

The re-establishment of the Mission Station in Canora, Saskatchewan, temporarily under the protection of All Saints of North America, was blessed.

In addition to his other duties, the Archpriest Andrew Piasta was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission Station of All Saints of North America in Canora, Saskatchewan.

JULY

1

In addition to his other duties, the Archpriest John Jillions was assigned to be Ecumenical Officer of the Archdiocese of Canada.

The Church of Nicholas, founded in 1908, which is now at the Alberta Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, at Tofield, Alberta, was returned to the list of Temples of the Archdiocese.

8

The establishment was blessed, of the Saint Maria (Skobtsova) Orthodox Outreach Centre, and its Chapel of the Protection of the Theotokos, as a part of the Church of All Saints of Alaska, and Saint Arseny, in Victoria, BC.

10

The Hermitage of Saint Elias, near Dickie Bush, Alberta, was revived.

15

Priest-monk Basile (Paradis), remaining a Member of the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario, was attached to the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montréal, Québec.

AUGUST

1

The Hermitage of Saint Nicholas of Myra, at Gibson’s Landing, BC, was blessed.

The Monk Anna (Barkham), remaining a member of the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario, was assigned to the hermitage of Saint Nicholas at Gibson’s Landing, BC.

SEPTEMBER

1

Archpriest John Jillions was released from his responsibilities as Dean of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, Ontario. Retaining all his other responsibilities, he remained attached to the Cathedral.

In addition to all his other duties, Igumen Alexander (Pihach) was assigned to be Interim Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.

Priest Symeon Rodger was released from his attachment to the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, Ontario. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

4

Deacon Alexei Vassiouchkine was released from his attachment to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, Ontario. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario.

Priest Leonid Misnik, returned to the lists, and remaining in Canada, was released to the omophor of Metropolitan Jonah, for subsequent transfer to the Moscow Patriarchate.

13

The Subdeacon Gregory Wright was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska, Langley, BC. He was assigned to be Second Deacon at Saint Herman’s Church.

30

The Archpriest Cyprian Hutcheon was granted release from his responsibilities as Rector of Holy Resurrection Sobor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He remains assigned to the Sobor, as Associate Priest.

The Archpriest Daniel Guenther was assigned to be Interim Rector of Holy Resurrection Sobor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

OCTOBER

1

By the Grace of God, the Episcopal Ordination of His Grace, Irénée (Rochon) as Bishop of Québec, and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Canada was accomplished by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, and many other bishops, at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, Ontario.

Bishop Irénée (Rochon), retained his responsibility as Abbot of La Communauté Monastique de St-Séraphim de Sarov, of Rawdon, Québec.

Bishop Irénée (Rochon), retaining all his other responsibilities, was released from his duties as Dean of Québec, and the Maritimes.

Bishop Irénée (Rochon) , retaining all his other responsibilities, was assigned to be Rector of the Church of St-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, Québec.

26

The Priest Nicholas Young was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission Station of the Holy Transfiguration in Huntsville, Ontario.

31

Priest Walter Smith was released from his responsibility as Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He was attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, Ontario. He was also granted a Leave-of-Absence for one year.

NOVEMBER

1

The Archpriest Anatoliy Mel’nyk, retaining all his other duties, was assigned to be Interim Dean of Québec, and the Maritimes.

8

At the Divine Liturgy in Holy Resurrection Sobor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the Subdeacon Leonard Herrem was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to Holy Resurrection Sobor as Third Deacon.

10

Protodeacon Wilhelm Friesen was assigned to Holy Resurrection Sobor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as First Deacon.

Deacon Taras Papish was assigned to Holy Resurrection Sobor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as Second Deacon.

15

Igumen David (Edwards) was assigned to be Interim Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

DECEMBER

3

Deacon Ioan Sturzu was received into the Archdiocese of Canada from Archbishop Nicolae (Condrea) of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese. He was assigned to the Church of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut as Deacon.

13

At the Divine Liturgy at the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, the Archpriest Gerasim B Power was received from the Ukrainian Catholic Church into the Orthodox Church. He was attached to the Church of All Saints of Alaska, and Saint Arseny in Victoria, BC.

31

Deacon Gregory Kopchuk was assigned to the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, as First Deacon.

Deacon Daniel Friesen was assigned to the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, as Second Deacon.

Mark Petasky, Reader, was assigned to be to be Secretary of the Western Office of the Archdiocese of Canada in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Major Pastoral Acts, 2010

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 2010


JANUARY

1

At the Divine Liturgy, at the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, the Deacon Vincent Lehr was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, as Supply Priest.

At the Divine Liturgy, at the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, the Subdeacon Matthew Francis was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta, as Third Deacon.

Priest Miroslaw Wojtiuk was suspended from all priestly functions.

MARCH

26

Igumen Peter (Kondratyev) was assigned to be Interim Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

SEPTEMBER

1

The Hermitage of the Annunciation in New Germany, Nova Scotia, was released from being a Metochion of the Communauté Monastique de Saint-Séraphim de Sarov. The hermitage was blessed to function independently.

The Priestmonk Roman (Bonnel) was released from membership in and attachment to the Communauté Monastique de Saint-Séraphim de Sarov. He was assigned to be the Superior of the Hermitage of the Annunciation in New Germany, Nova Scotia.

The Mission of Saint Andrew the First-called in Canora, Saskatchewan was released from any attachment to the Church of Saint Mark in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

The Archpriest Andrew Piasta was released from any attachment to the Church of Saint Mark in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He was assigned to be Rector of the Mission of Saint Andrew the First-called in Canora, Saskatchewan.

14

At the Divine Liturgy in Holy Resurrection Sobor in Vancouver, BC, the Subdeacon Peter Tsz-Lung Choi was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to be deacon at the parish of Saint John of Shanghai and Saint Nino of Georgia in Vancouver, BC.

27

The Priest Nectaire Féménias was blessed to wear the nabedrennik, the purple skoufia, and the purple kamilavka.

OCTOBER

1

At the Divine Liturgy, in the Cathedral of the Annunciation-Saint Nicholas in Ottawa, Ontario, the Subdeacon Sebastian Scratch was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to Annunciation Cathedral as Fourth Deacon.

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 2011


JANUARY

19

Archpriest Oleg Kirillov was released from his responsibilities as Dean of Ontario and Rector of the Sobor of Christ the Saviour in Toronto, ON. He was granted retirement.

Archpriest Vasyl Kolega was assigned to be Interim Priest-in-Charge of Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, ON, while retaining all his other responsibilities.

Igumen Nestor (Mikhailetchko) was assigned to be Confessor of the Deanery of Ontario.

Priest Geoffrey Korz was released from his duties as Confessor of the Deanery of Ontario. He was assigned to be Dean of Ontario.

APRIL

5

The Holy Transfiguration Mission Station in Hunstville, ON was declared dormant.

8

Archpriest Michael Fourik, in addition to all his other responsibilities, was assigned to be to be a member of the Diocesan Court.

Archpriest Anatoliy Mel’nyk, in addition to all his other responsibilities, was assigned to be to be a member of the Diocesan Court.

Reader Dr John Hadjinicolaou was assigned to be to be a member of the Diocesan Court.

Mr. David Grier was assigned to be to be a member of the Diocesan Court.

16

Deacon Alexei Vassiouchkine was released from his status as Deacon attached to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, ON. At the Divine Liturgy in Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, ON, Deacon Alexei Vassiouchkine was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached as supply priest for the Deanery of Ontario to Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto.

MAY

1

Archpriest Vasyl Kolega was released from his responsibilities as Dean of Alberta and Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Smoky Lake, AB and the associated group of Churches. He was assigned to be Rector of Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, ON.

Priest Kaleeg John Hainsworth was granted a three-month Leave of Absence for health reasons from May 1 to August 1.

Archpriest Gerasim Power was released from his responsibilities as Priest-in-Charge of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Church in Calgary, AB.

Archpriest Gerasim Power was assigned Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Smoky Lake, Alberta and the associated group of Churches, effective 1 May 1.

Priest Gregory Nimijean was released from his responsibilities as Attached Priest at Saint-Benoît de Nursie Church in Montréal, QC. He was assigned to be Rector of Saint-Benoît de Nursie Church in Montréal, QC.

Archpriest James Griggs was released from his responsibilities as Second Priest at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, ON. He was assigned to be Dean of the Cathedral of the Annunciation-Saint Nicholas in Ottawa, ON.

Archimandrite Alexander (Pihach) was released from his responsibilities as Interim Dean of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, ON. He was returned to his full-time assignment as Rector of the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB.

Archimandrite Alexander (Pihach) was assigned to be Dean of Alberta in addition to his other duties.

Archpriest Lawrence Reinheimer was released from his responsibilities as Rector of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Church in Calgary, AB. He was attached to the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB.

Archpriest Phillip Eriksson was released from his responsibilities as Second Priest of the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB. He was assigned to be Rector of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Church in Calgary, AB.

JUNE

7

Archpriest Cyprian Hutcheon was released from his responsibilities as Attached Priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, ON. He was attached as Second Priest to the Sign of The Theotokos Church in Montreal, QC.

12

Gerard Miketon was tonsured a Reader and ordained Subdeacon. He was assigned to the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB.

Kyle Cyril Parrot was tonsured a Reader and ordained Subdeacon. He was assigned to the Church of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut in Calgary, AB.

17

John Belzile was tonsured a Reader. He was assigned to the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB.

26

Brent Boblinski was tonsured a Reader and ordained Subdeacon. He was assigned to Saint Nicholas’ Church in Narol, MB.

Reader David Herman Pensato was ordained Subdeacon. He was assigned to Saint Nicholas’ Church in Narol, MB.

John Palmer was tonsured a Reader and ordained Subdeacon. He was assigned to the Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Rawdon, QC.

JULY

1

Igumen Peter (Kondratyev) was released from his responsibilities as Rector of the Sobor of the Holy Trinity in Winnipeg, MB and he was granted retirement. He was attached to St. Silouan the Athonite Chapel in Johnstown, ON.

12

Reader Dmitri Belikov was ordained Subdeacon. He was assigned to the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montréal, QC.

23

Priest Eugeniusz Zdrojewski was suspended from all priestly functions until repentance.

31

At the Divine Liturgy, Subdeacon John Palmer was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to the Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Rawdon, QC.

Deacon John Palmer was granted a Leave of Absence for study for one year.

AUGUST

17

The Mission of St. Nicholas of Myra in Toronto, ON was declared to be dormant.

SEPTEMBER

1

Priest Roman Pavlov was released from his responsibilities as Second Priest at Christ the Saviour Sobor in Toronto, ON. He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, MB.

Hieromonk Silouan (Bourjeily) was released from his priestly duties at the Church of Saint Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC. He was assigned to be Priest-in Charge of the Holy Lady of Vladimir Mission in St. John’s, NF.

4

At the Divine Liturgy, at the request of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, Subdeacon Philip Halliwell was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached to the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Church in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, USA.

18

Igumen Peter (Kondratyev) was released from his status as Attached Priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite Chapel in Johnstown, ON, and from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah for future transfer to the omophor of Metropolitan Seraphim of Kathira (Orthodox Church of Greece).

OCTOBER

3

Priest John Bingham was released from his responsibilities as Priest-in-Charge at the Mission of Saint Nikolai, Bishop of Zhitsa in Whitehorse, YT.

9

At the Divine Liturgy, at the request of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, Deacon Philip Halliwell was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was attached to the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, USA.

23

Gabriel Friesen was tonsured a Reader. He was assigned to the Saint Herman of Alaska Church in Langley, BC.

30

Nestor Fourik was tonsured a Reader. He was assigned to the Sobor of the Holy Resurrection in Vancouver, BC. He was awarded the right to wear the orar of a Subdeacon.

Kyrill Fourik was tonsured a Reader. He was assigned to the Sobor of the Holy Resurrection in Vancouver, BC. He was awarded the right to wear the orar of a Subdeacon.

NOVEMBER

15

Priest Kaleeg John Hainsworth was released from his responsibilities as Rector of All Saints of Alaska Church in Victoria, BC. He was granted the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Deacon Lasha Tchantouridze was released from his responsibilities as Deacon at Saint Nicholas’ Church in Narol, MB. He was granted a Leave of Absence for one year, with the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Hieromonk Silouan (Bourjeily) was released from his responsibilities as assigned Priest-in-Charge of the Holy Lady of Vladimir Mission in St. John’s, NF and he was granted the status of Unassigned Cleric on November 30.

Deacon Petr Boitchuk was released from his responsibilities as Deacon attached to the Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, MB. He was attached to the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montréal, QC.

DECEMBER

1

Archpriest John Jillions was released from his responsibilities as Attached Priest at the Annunciation Cathedral in Ottawa, ON, and from the Archdiocese of Canada. He was transferred to the omophor of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah.

5

Deacon Nicholas Svetlovsky was released from his responsibilities as Deacon attached at the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montréal, QC. He was attached as Deacon to the Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Rawdon, QC.

10

Archpriest Lawrence Reinheimer was released from his responsibilities as Attached Priest at the Sobor of St. Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB. He was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the All Saints of Alaska Church in Victoria, BC.

11

At the Divine Liturgy, at the St. Herman of Alaska Sobor in Edmonton, AB, Subdeacon Jesse Isaac was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was assigned to the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB.

At the Divine Liturgy, Deacon Matthew Francis was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to be Second Priest to the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB.

14

At Smoky Lake, AB, Archpriest Gerasim Power was tonsured by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah to be a Riasophor Monk at Holy Trinity Church.

18

Reader Paul Mentenko was ordained a Subdeacon. He was ssigned to the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Church in Calgary.

Reader Brent Andrew Applegate was ordained a Subdeacon. He was assigned to the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Church in Calgary, AB.

Reader Peter Ziriada was ordained to be a Subdeacon. He was assigned to the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Church in Calgary, AB.

Archdiocesan Awards 2011

Archpriest Michael Fourik was awarded the right to wear the mitre.

Priest John Kaleeg Hainsworth was awarded the right to wear the purple kamilavka.

Priest Richard René was awarded the right to wear the purple kamilavka.

Priest Alexis Nikkel was awarded the right to wear the purple kamilavka.

Hieromonk Samuel (Panchuk) was blessed to wear the nabedrennik.

Priest Vincent Lehr was blessed to wear the nabedrennik.

Priest Juan Pablo Ruiz-Gomar was blessed to wear the nabedrennik, and the purple skoufia.

Priest Roman Pavlov was blessed to wear the purple skoufia.

Priest Nicholas Young was blessed to wear the purple skoufia.

Deacon Anthony Mansour was blessed to wear the diaconal double orar.

Deacon Daniel Friesen was blessed to wear the diaconal double orar.

Deacon Lasha Tchantouridze was blessed to wear the diaconal double orar.

Synodal Awards 2011

Priest Gregory Nimijean was elevated to the dignity of archpriest.

Igumen Alexander (Pihach) was elevated to the dignity of archimandrite.

Hieromonk Luke (Majoros) was elevated to the dignity of igumen.

Igumen Marc (Pierre) was awarded right to wear the palitsa.

Archpriest Daniel Guenther was awarded the right to wear the palitsa.

Archpriest Andrew Piasta was awarded the right to wear the jewelled Cross.

Igumen Gregory (Papazian) was awarded the right to wear the jewelled Cross.

Archpriest Robert Kennaugh was awarded the right to wear the jewelled Cross.

Priest Mark Korban was awarded the right to wear the gold Cross.

Protodeacon Wilhem Friesen was blessed to wear the purple kamilavka.

Pastoral Acts 2012

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MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 2012


JANUARY

7

Altar server Alexandru Dumitrashko of the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montréal, QC, was blessed to wear the orar of a Subdeacon.

Altar server Roman Protsko of the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montréal, QC, was blessed to wear the orar of a Subdeacon.

Altar server Vladislav Gluchenchenko of the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montréal, QC, was blessed to wear the orar of a Subdeacon.

11

Igumen Luc (Majoros) was released from his responsibilities as Rector of the Mission of Saint Gregory of Nyssa in Kingston, ON. He was granted a Leave of Absence for one year, and given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Higoumène Marc (Pierre) was released from his responsibilities and attachment as priest at the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC. He was granted retirement and given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Hiéro-Schema-moine Basile (Paradis) was released from his responsibilities and attachment as priest at the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montreal, QC and at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, ON. He was granted retirement and given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

FEBRUARY

1

Priest Roman Pavlov was assigned to be Rector of Holy Trinity Sobor in Winnipeg, MB.

Priest Geoffrey Korz was assigned to be Rector of the Church of All Saints of North America in Hamilton, ON.

Igumen Nestor (Mikhailetchko) was released from his responsibilities as Rector of the Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Toronto, ON.

26

Igumen Nestor (Mikhailetchko) was suspended from all priestly functions.

27

Priest Alexei Vassiouchkine, in addition to his other responsibilities, was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Toronto, ON.

MARCH

11

Dragos Giulea was tonsured to be a Reader and ordained to be a Subdeacon at the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC.

12

Archpriest Vasyl Kolega was assigned to be Confessor of the Deanery of Ontario.

Subdeacon Jeremy Scratch was assigned to be to be the Lay Representative of the Deanery of Ontario to the Archdiocesan Council.

Deacon Jesse Isaac was assigned to be to be the Lay Representative of the Deanery of Alberta and the North-West Territories to the Archdiocesan Council.

18

At the Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Toronto, ON, Reader Vadim Ivlev was ordained to be a Subdeacon. He was assigned to the Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Toronto, ON.

Reader Viktor Makarov was blessed to wear the orar of a Subdeacon at the Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Toronto, ON.

28

Priest Alexei Vassiouchkine was blessed to wear the nabedrennik, the purple skoufia and the purple kamilavka.

APRIL

7

At the Divine Liturgy, Subdeacon Dmitry Belaykov was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached as Deacon to the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montréal, QC.

15

Priest Juan Pablo Ruiz-Gomar was blessed to wear the purple kamilavka.

Priest Vincent Lehr was blessed to wear the purple skoufia and the purple kamilavka.

Priest Matthew Francis was blessed to wear the nabedrennik.

Priest Anthony Estabrooks was blessed to wear the nabedrennik.

17

Archpriest Daniel Guenther was granted a Leave of Absence for six months.

20

Deacon Petr Boitchuk was granted a Leave of Absence for one year.

22

At the Divine Liturgy, Reader Dragos Giulea was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached as Second Deacon to the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC.

24

The name of the Bishop’s Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite was changed to be the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, ON.

MAY

10

Igumen Philip (Speranza) was elevated to the dignity of archimandrite.

Archpriest Lawrence Reinheimer was blessed to wear the jewelled Cross.

Higoumène Marc (Pierre) was blessed to wear the jewelled Cross.

Hieromonk Gerasim (Power) was elevated to the dignity of igumen.

Hiéromoine Roman (Bonnel) was elevated to the dignity of igumen.

Priest Geoffery Korz was blessed to wear the gold Cross.

Prêtre Nectaire Féménias was blessed to wear the gold Cross.

Priest John Bingham was blessed to wear the gold Cross.

11

Philippe Leroux was tonsured to be a Reader at the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC.

20

The Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Chahor, AB, was returned to the Archdiocese of Canada (OCA) from being temporarily served by clergy of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Igumen Gerasim (Power), in addition to his other responsibilities, was assigned to be Rector of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Chahor, AB.

29

Archimandrite Alexander (Pihach) was granted a Leave of Absence for one month.

JUNE

5

Priest Andrew Anderson was received into the ranks of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Canada.

Priest Andrew Anderson was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Mission of St. Gregory of Nyssa in Kingston, ON.

9

Matthew Beynon was tonsured to be a Reader and ordained to be a Subdeacon at the Mission of the Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring in Winnipeg, MB.

JULY

1

Hiérodiacre Amvrosi (Mlodzyk) was granted a Leave of Absence for one month.

The Mission of Saint Athansius, in Sherwood Park, AB, was declared to be closed.

Priest Ronald Poworoznik was released from his duties as Rector of the Mission of Saint Athanasius in Sherwood Park, AB. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

2

Protodeacon Raphael Cole was granted a Leave of Absence for six months.

5

Deacon Petr Boitchuk was released from his attachment to the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montréal, QC.

Deacon Petr Boitchuk was released from the Archdiocese of Canada to the omophor of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah for transfer to the Russian Orthodox Church.

10

Priest Richard René was released from his responsibilities as Rector of the Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne in Cranbrook, BC. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Altar server Matfei Mouskhelichvili of the Sobor of Saints Peter and Paul in Montréal, QC, was blessed to wear the orar of a Subdeacon.

15

At the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut in Calgary, AB, Subdeacon Andrew Applegate was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached as First Deacon to the Church of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut in Calgary, AB.

22

At the Divine Liturgy, Subdeacon Kevin Wigglesworth was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached as Second Deacon to the Church of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut in Calgary, AB.

29

At the Divine Liturgy, Deacon Gregory Scratch was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. He was assigned to be Second Priest to the Church of Saint Nicholas in Narol, MB.

Priest Gregory Scratch was blessed to wear the nabedrennik, the purple skoufia and the purple kamilavka.

AUGUST

20

The Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Dickie Bush, AB, was released from the Saint Tikhon Family of Parishes, and blessed to be served by the Deanery of Alberta and the North-West Territories’ supply clergy.

Archpriest Nikolai Nikolaev, retaining all his other responsibilities, was released from his responsibilities as Rector of the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Dickie Bush, AB.

Archimandrite Alexander (Pihach), in addition to his other responsibilities, was blessed to be the coordinator of the services at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Dickie Bush, AB.

Deacon Maurice Beecroft was released from his attachment as deacon at the Mission of Saint Athanasius in Sherwood Park, AB. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

SEPTEMBER

1

Archpriest Robert S. Kennaugh was released from his responsibilities as Rector of the Church of Saint Nicholas in Narol, MB, and as Priest-in-Charge of the Church of Saint Nicholas in Sandy Lake, MB. He was given retirement.

Archpriest Robert S. Kennaugh was attached to the Church of Saint Nicholas in Narol, MB, as Rector Emeritus.

Priest Gregory Scratch was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Church of Saint Nicholas in Narol, MB.

Archpriest Rodion Luciuk, in addition to his other responsibilities, was blessed to be the coordinator of services at the Church of Saint Nicholas in Sandy Lake, MB.

The Church of Saint Nicholas in Sandy Lake, MB, was blessed to be served by the Deanery of Manitoba, Saskatachewan and Nunavut’s supply clergy.

Archpriest Alexander Janowski was released from his responsibilities and attachment in retirement as priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Hieromonk Vladimir (Lysak), retaining all his other responsibilities, was released from his responsibilities as priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Priest Symeon Rodger was released from his responsibilities and attachment as priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Priest Walter Smith was released from his responsibilities as priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Archpriest Oleg Kirillov was released from his responsibilities and attachment as priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Deacon Gregory Kopchuk was released from his responsibilities and attachment as deacon at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Deacon Achilleas Kasapi was released from his responsibilities and attachment as deacon at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Priest Alexei Kaliouzhnyi was released from his responsibilities and attachment as priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

Priest Miroslaw Wojtiuk, while remaining under suspension, was released from his responsibilities and attachment as priest at the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite. He was given the status of Unassigned Cleric.

11

Igumen Gerasim (Power) was given the blessing to be tonsured a Stavrophor Monk for the Skete of Saint Elias.

Archimandrite Alexander (Pihach), with the blessing, tonsured Rasophor Monk Gerasim (Power) to be a Stavrophor Monk in the Skete of Saint Elias. Archimandrite Alexander (Pihach) was blessed to be the mentor of Igumen Gerasim.

17

Ivan Rostotski was tonsured to be a Reader and was ordained to be a Subdeacon at the Church of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called in Canora, SK.

Ron Sklaruk was tonsured to be a Reader and was ordained to be a Subdeacon at the Church of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called in Canora, SK.

24

Brian Sanderson was tonsured to be a Reader and ordained to be a Subdeacon at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Moose Jaw, SK.

Nelson Reid was tonsured to be a Reader and ordained to be a Subdeacon at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Moose Jaw, SK.

Andriy Pryadko was tonsured to be a Reader and ordained to be a Subdeacon at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Moose Jaw, SK.

30

Sean Reid was tonsured to be a Reader at the Church of All Saints of North America in Hamilton, ON.

OCTOBER

15

Archimandrite Alexander (Pihach) was granted a Leave of Absence for one month from his responsibilities as Rector of the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB, and as Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Canada.

Archpriest Phillip Eriksson, in addition to his other responsibilities, was assigned to be Dean of Alberta and the North-West Territories.

Priest Vincent Lehr was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB, for a one month term.

17

Archpriest Daniel Guenther was released from his responsibilities at the Sobor of the Holy Resurrection in Saskatoon, SK.

Archpriest Daniel Guenther was assigned to be Priest-in-Charge of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Kayville, SK.

28

Altar server Alexandros Hadjinicolaou of the Church of the Sign of the Theotokos in Montréal, QC, was blessed to wear the orar of a Subdeacon.

NOVEMBER

4

Reader Matthew Zacharias was ordained to be a Subdeacon at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, ON.

At the Divine Liturgy, Subdeacon Nikolay Melnik was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. He was attached as Fourth Deacon to the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, ON.

Pastoral Acts 2013

Major Pastoral Acts, 2013

ARCHDIOCESE OF CANADA, ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA
MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 1987 - 2014
MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 2013


JANUARY

6

Reader Tikhon Bishop was ordained to be a Subdeacon at the Church of Saint Herman of Alaska in Langley, BC.

FEBRUARY

3

Altar server Jonah Nimijean of the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC, was blessed to wear the orarion of a Subdeacon.

Altar server Elijah Nimijean of the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC, was blessed to wear the orarion of a Subdeacon.

Altar server Luke Mitchell of the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC, was blessed to wear the orarion of a Subdeacon.

Altar server John Mitchell of the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC, was blessed to wear the Orarion of a Subdeacon.

At the Divine Liturgy, Deacon Dragos Giulea was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC.

Priest Dragos Giulea was attached as supply priest of the Québec and Maritimes Deanery to the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC.

10

Altar server Peter Griggs of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, ON, was blessed to wear the Orarion of a Subdeacon.

21

Priest Mark Korban was released from the Archdiocese of Canada to the omophor of His Eminence Nikon (Liolin), Archbishop of Boston, New England and the Albanian Archdiocese.

Igumen Luke (Majoros) was attached as a supply priest of the Deanery of Ontario to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, ON.

Igumen David (Edwards) was attached as a supply priest of the Deanery of Ontario to the Chapel of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, ON.

MARCH

1

Mitred Archpriest Anatoliy Melnyk was assigned to be Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Canada.

2

At the Divine Liturgy, Deacon Daniel Friesen was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Smoky Lake

Priest Daniel Friesen was attached as a supply priest of the Deanery of Alberta and the North-West Territories to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Smoky Lake, AB.

Priest Daniel Friesen was blessed to wear the nabedrennik.

3

At the Divine Liturgy, Deacon Andrew Applegate was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Church of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut in Calgary, AB.

Priest Andrew Applegate was attached as a supply priest of the Deanery of Alberta and the North-West Territories to the Church of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut in Calgary, AB.

10

At the Divine Liturgy, Deacon Nikolay Melnik was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, ON

Priest Nikolay Melnik was attached as a supply priest of the Deanery of Ontario, and the Deanery of Quebec and the Maritime Provinces to the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, ON.

Deacon Alexandru Moisa was blessed to wear the Double Orarion.

13

By decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops, Igumen Nestor (Mikhailetchko) was permanently deposed from all sacred functions of the priesthood.

APRIL

21

At the Divine Liturgy, Deacon John Palmer was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Church of Saint Vladimir, Prince of Kiev, in Halifax, NS.

Priest John Palmer was released from his assignment as attached at the Church of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Rawdon, QC.

Priest John Palmer was attached as a supply priest of the Deanery of Quebec and the Maritime Provinces to the Church of Saint Vladimir, Prince of Kiev in Halifax.

MAY

1

Archpriest Andrew Piasta was granted an extension to a Leave-of-Absence until 31 December, 2013.

Hieromonk Vladimir (Lysak)’s appointment to be the priest-in-charge of the Mission of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle in Canora, SK, was extended to the end of December, 2013.

5

Deacon Leonard Herrem was blessed to wear the double orarion.

Deacon Gregory Wright was blessed to wear the double orarion.

Priest Roman Pavlov was blessed to wear the purple kamilavka.

Priest Michael Schaplowsky was blessed to wear the purple kamilavka.

Priest Juan Pablo Ruiz-Gomar was blessed to wear the gold Cross.

Priest Gregory Scratch was blessed to wear the gold Cross.

Priest Nectaire Féménias was elevated to the dignity of Archpriest.

Igumen Vladimir (Tobin) was blessed to wear the palitsa.

Igumen Luke (Majoros) was blessed to wear the jewelled Cross.

Igumen Marc (Pierre) was elevated to the dignity of Archimandrite.

12

Altar server Gerald Bartel was tonsured to be a Reader at the Sobor of the Holy Trinity in Winnipeg, MB.

Reader Gerald Bartel was ordained to be a Subdeacon at the Sobor of the Holy Trinity in Winnipeg, MB, on May 12, 2013.

22

At the Divine Liturgy, Deacon Leonard Herrem was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Sobor of the Holy Resurrection in Saskatoon.

Priest Leonard Herrem was released from his assignment as attached at the Sobor of the Holy Resurrection in Saskatoon, SK.

The Church of All Saints in Meadow Lake, SK, was returned to the pastoral care of the Deanery of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut.

The Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Saint Walburg, SK, was returned to the pastoral care of the Deanery of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut.

Priest Leonard Herrem was assigned to be priest-in-charge of the Church of All Saints in Meadow Lake, SK, and of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Saint Walburg, SK.

Priest Leonard Herrem was blessed to wear the nabedrennik.

Priest Vincent Lehr was released from his duties as priest-in-charge of the Church of All Saints in Meadow Lake, SK.

Priest Vincent Lehr was released from his duties as priest-in-charge of the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Walburg.

Priest Vincent Lehr’s appointment as priest-in-charge of the Sobor of St. Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB, was extended for a period of six months.

JULY

1

Mitred Archpriest Anatoliy Melnyk was granted the blessing and permission to establish a Mission Station in the Frost Village church in Shefford, QC.

12

Rasophor Anne (Lavoie) was tonsured to the Mantiya with the name Séraphima.

Female Monk Séraphima (Lavoie) was attached to the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan the Athonite.

AUGUST

18

Altar server Patrick Shabatowski was tonsured to be a Reader at the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB.

25

Mitred Archpriest Michael Fourik was re-assigned to be Dean of the British Columbia and Yukon Deanery.

Archpriest Phillip Eriksson was re-assigned to be Dean of the Alberta and the North-West Territories Deanery.

Priest Gregory Scratch was assigned to be Dean of the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut Deanery.

Priest Geoffrey Korz was assigned to be Dean of the Ontario Deanery.

Archpriest Gregory Nimijean, was re-assigned to be Dean of the Quebec and Maritimes Deanery.

Mitred Archpriest Anatoliy Melnyk was re-assigned to be Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Canada.

Protodeacon Nazari Polataiko was re-assigned to be Secretary of the Archdiocese of Canada.

Mr. Nikita Lopoukhine was re-assigned to be to be Treasurer of the Archdiocese of Canada.

Deacon Sebastian Scratch was blessed to wear the double orar.

SEPTEMBER

1

Priest John Palmer was released from his attachment to the Church of Saint Vladimir, Prince of Kiev, in Halifax, NS as a supply priest of the Deanery of Quebec and the Maritime Provinces.

Priest John Palmer was assigned to be priest-in-charge of the Mission Station of the Holy Lady of Vladimir in St. John’s, NL.

Archpriest John Tkachuk was released from all his responsibilities as Rector of the Church of the Sign of the Theotokos in Montréal, QC.

Archpriest John Tkachuk was granted retirement.

Archpriest John Tkachuk was attached to the Church of the Sign of the Theotokos in Montréal, QC as Rector Emeritus.

2

Archpriest Gregory Nimijean, in addition to his other duties, as Dean of the Québec and Maritimes Deanery, was assigned to be priest-in-charge of the Church of the Sign of the Theotokos in Montréal, QC for a term of six months until March 01, 2014.

4

Deacon Sebastian Scratch was released from his assignment as attached deacon at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, ON.

Deacon Sebastian Scratch was attached as a deacon to the Sobor of the Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, AB.

5

The Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne in Cranbrook, BC was blessed to be served by the clergy of the Alberta and North-West Territories Deanery.

Priest Andrew Applegate, in addition to his other duties, was assigned to be priest-in-charge of the Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne in Cranbrook, BC.

Hieromonk Silouan (Bourjeily), in addition to his other duties, was attached as priest of the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, QC.

OCTOBER

3

The Monastery of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Spencerville, ON, was officially established as an incorporated entity of the Archdiocese of Canada, The Orthodox Church in America, with the official name, “The Monastery of St. Silouan the Athonite”.

10

Deacon Kurt Edward Jordan was released from his assignment as attached deacon of the Church of Saint Herman in Langley, BC.

Deacon Kurt Edward Jordan was attached as deacon to the Church of Saint Vladimir, Prince of Kiev, in Halifax, NS.

11

Hierodeacon Phillip (Ptashnyk) was released from his assignment as attached deacon of the Monastery of All Saints of North America in Dewdney, BC.

Hierodeacon Phillip (Ptashnyk) was granted the status of Unassigned Cleric.

13

Altar server Irenaeus (Bradley) Jersak was tonsured to be a Reader at the Monastery of All Saints of North America in Dewdney, BC.

20

At the Divine Liturgy, with the blessing of Metropolitan Tikhon, at the Three Hierarchs Chapel of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, in Crestwood, NY, Subdeacon Kirill (Kyle) Parrott was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

Deacon Kirill (Kyle) Parrott was attached as deacon to the Three Hierarchs Chapel of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, in Crestwood, NY.

NOVEMBER

3

At the Divine Liturgy, Subdeacon Justin Mitchell was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, ON.

Deacon Justin Mitchell was attached as deacon to the Church of Saint-Benoît de Nursie in Montréal, Québec.

5

The Sobor of the Holy Trinity in Winnipeg, MB was entrusted with the following 16 particles of the Holy Relics of the Venerable Fathers of the Kyiv Caves:

The Venerable Hieromonk Damian, the Healer; The Venerable Athanasius, the Recluse; The Venerable Igumen Nikon; The Venerable Abramius, the Lover of Labour; The Holy Bishop Ephraim of Pereyaslavl; The Venerable John, the Faster; The Venerable Elias of Murom; The Venerable Zinon; The Hieromartyr Kuksha, Enlightener of the Vyati; The Venerable Prochorus, the Orach-eater; The Venerable Nestor, the Chronicler; The Venerable Hypatius, the Healer; The New-hieromartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kyiv; The Venerable Great-Schema Monk Hilarion; The Holy Bishop Laurence of Turov, the Recluse; The Holy Bishop Niphon of Novgorod.

15

Monk Tikhon (Green) was released from his attachment to the Monastic Community of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Johnstown, ON.

Monk Tikhon (Green) was transferred to the Hermitage of Saint Elias in Dickie Bush, AB.

Igumen Gerasim (Power) was assigned to be Igumen of the Hermitage of Saint Elias in Dickie Bush, AB.

18

Archpriest Andrew Piasta was released from all his responsibilities as Rector of the Mission of Saint Andrew the First-Called Apostle in Canora, SK.

Archpriest Andrew Piasta was granted retirement.

Archpriest Andrew Piasta was attached to the Mission of Saint Andrew the First-Called Apostle in Canora, SK as Rector Emeritus.

Hieromonk Vladimir (Lysak), in addition to his other duties, was assigned to be the priest-in-charge of the Mission of Saint Andrew the First-Called Apostle in Canora, SK, for a term of six months.

22

Priest Vincent Lehr’s assignment as priest-in-charge of the Sobor of Saint Herman of Alaska in Edmonton, Alberta was extended for another term of six months.

30

Priest Nicholas Young was released from all his responsibilities and duties as attached priest of the Sobor of Christ the Saviour in Toronto, ON.

Priest Nicholas Young was attached as priest to the Mission of Saint Gregory of Nyssa in Kingston, ON.

Pastoral Acts 2014