Under the guidance of our Spiritual Father, and Ruling Hierarch, Metropolitan Yurij; all clergy and parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada have been directed to cease the celebration of all Divine Services; meetings and gatherings until further notice, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
To read the full directive from His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij from March 16, 2020 CLICK HERE.
Please read the Pastoral Epistle issued by His Grace Bishop Andriy from March 20, 2020. Text is in Ukrainian and English. CLICK HERE
It is with great sorrow that we bring this news to all of our faithful and visitors that our temple stands empty until further notice. It is our hope in the risen Lord, Jesus Christ that these measures will loosen in the coming weeks, as the world Coronavirus pandemic comes under control and that we may celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, with all the joyful jubilation that befits the ‘feast of feasts’.
For spiritual growth, strength and edification, a Typica service for Sunday has been compiled for use in the Home Church (your icon corner) with the changeable portions for the coming Sunday included. Check back each Friday for an updated version.
To view, download, or print The Typica service CLICK HERE.
ИЗОБРАЗИТЕЛЬНЫЕ на ц-слав. языке гражданским шрифтом. Нажмите здесь
Prayer in time of Coronavirus CLICK HERE.
For Daily prayers refer to any number of Orthodox Prayer Books. If you do not have an Orthodox Prayerbook one can be downloaded HERE.
Please read a pastoral letter I have issued CLICK HERE.
Orthodox Christians in such times of pandemic should adhere to the official directives of both the World Health Organization and the pertinent pronouncements and legal regulations issued by the civil authorities.
Let us also remember that it is only through earnest repentance and prayer, and not through worry or fretting, that we can influence our circumstances for the better. With the vast spiritual resources given to us, we must entreat the Lord, who has exhorted us: “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am with God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Is. 41:10) Let us “seek first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness,” and all things that we need to get through this crisis will doubtlessly be provided to us. (Matt. 6:33)Do not be afraid! As we sing so frequently in these Lenten days, God is with us! He is merciful and loving, quick to hear and heal and save.
With blessings in our Loving and Merciful Lord,
Glory to Jesus Christ! Слава Ісусу Христу!
Welcome to St. George's Parish in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula; in St. Catharines, Ontario. We warmly welcome all who are in search of a church that is in unchanging continuity with the Church of the Apostles and where they may find the purity of the Apostolic Faith.