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“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven”

  On the words of the Gospel: “let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven” Since ancient times, the Russian people have a saying ‘Words edify, but examples convince’, that is, while words in one way or another […]

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The Sunday of the Prodigal Son ~ St. John of Kronstadt

I will arise and go to my father (Luke 15:18) Brethren! All our attention must be centered on the parable of the Prodigal Son. We all see ourselves in it as in a mirror. In a few words the Lord, the knower of hearts, has shown in the person of […]

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Sermon by Metropolitan Demetrios during his Pastoral visit November 27, 2016

During his first visit to our parish His Eminence Metropolitan  Demetrios gave an inspiring sermon during the Divine Liturgy.  

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Feast Day celebrations of Saint Vladimir’s Church in Edmonton

Thursday July 15/29 we gathered to celebrate the feast of our heavenly patron Equal to the Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, Enlightener of the Russian Lands. Visiting was Abbess Ambrosia from the Protection Convent in Bluffton, Alberta accompanied by one of the sisters. The weekday liturgy was served in English with many […]

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Pascha 2016 ~ Photos

A few photos from our Pascha celebrations ~ 2016

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The Joy of Christ’s Resurrection

The Joy of Christ’s Resurrection (Saint Philaret of New York) The holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian, speaking in his Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ’s last farewell talk with His disciples, cites the Saviour’s words: “Ye now have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart […]

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Paschal Epistle of Archbishop Andronik (ROCOR)

(Russian text below) It is the day of resurrection! Let us be illumined for the feast! Pascha! The Pascha of the Lord! From death unto life, and from earth unto heaven has Christ our God led us! Singing the song of victory. Christ is Risen! Dear pastors, monastics, and laypeople […]

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Holy and Great Friday

HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY Sermon of Saint Philaret of New York delivered in 1973 Last night, in the reading of the Ninth Gospel concerning the suffering of our Saviour, and this morning, when the Gospel of St. John was read during the Ninth Hour, we heard the Conqueror of Hades, […]

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The Bitter Fruits of the Union of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and The Moscow Patriarchate

Below this introduction is a general epistle by His Eminence Archbishop Andronik of Syracuse and Saint Nicholas Convent. In it he exposes just a small portion of the change that our former brothers have gone through by their  union with the so-called Moscow Patriarchate. As a illustration that this noticed […]

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The Life-Giving Cross ~ Our Spiritual Treasure

The Holy Life-giving Cross of the Lord ~sermon from Saint Philaret of New York “Rejoice, Life-Giving Cross, invincible victory of piety, and door of paradise, confirmation of the faithful, rampart set about the Church. By it the curse is destroyed, and the reign of death is trampled down. Those born of […]

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