Pastoral Acts 2003

Major Pastoral Acts, 2003

ARCHDIOCESE OF CANADA, ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA
MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 1987 - 2014
MAJOR PASTORAL ACTS 2003


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.

Deacon Foti Cici was assigned to Saint Astius’ Albanian Church in Toronto, Ontario.

15

Priest Ronald V Poworoznik was released from his attachment at 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.

The Priest Foti Cici was assigned as 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.

Deacon Gregory Scratch was attached as Deacon at the cathedral.

8

At the Divine Liturgy in Saint Barnabas’ Mission in Comox, British Columbia, Deacon Alexis Nikkel was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.

The Priest Alexis Nikkel was assigned as Priest-in-charge of this mission.

9

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

APRIL

6

With the blessing of Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko), 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 at the Seminary Chapel.

30

Priest R John Polson was suspended from all functions of the Holy Priesthood. 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 Russian Orthodox Sobor in Toronto, Ontario, Deacon Geoffrey Korz was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.

The Priest Geoffrey Korz was assigned to be Priest-in-charge of the Mission in Hamilton, Ontario.

At the Divine Liturgy in Christ the Saviour Russian Orthodox Sobor in Toronto, Ontario, the Subdeacon Alexander Tefft was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

Deacon Alexander Tefft was attached at 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 (Osacky) 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 (Swaiko) 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 the Mission in Saint John’s was blessed.

The establishment of a Mission Station in Port Hardy, British Columbia, 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, Alberta, the Subdeacon Maurice Beecroft was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

Deacon Maurice Beecroft was attached as Deacon at the Mission of Saint Athanasius in Sherwood Park, Alberta.