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    “Holy Blessed Xenia pray unto God for us”

    This is a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The ruling diocesan bishop is Right Reverend Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal and Canada. The parish rector is Very Reverend Father Oleg Mironov. On Saturdays, Vigils are served at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday Divine Liturgies are celebrated at 10:00 a.m.. Weekday Vigils are served at 6:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgies at 10:00 a.m.. The services are conducted primarily in traditional Church Slavonic, although some English is used as well.

  • Visiting Holy Trinity Monastery in August

    Blessed Saint Xenia of Petersburg parish is organizing a visit to the Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, in August 2024. If you want to join this exciting event, please complete the form below.

  • Celebrating Pentecost 2024

    This Major Feast Day commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks. Pentecost marks to the Orthodox believer the coming of the Holy Spirit, the full revelation of the Trinity, and a day to celebrate membership in God's family. Fasting is forbidden because it is a time of great joy.

  • Christ is Risen – Христос Bоскресe – Le Christ est ressuscité

    During Passion Week, we experience a journey through various lands before reaching the Holy Land. Finally, on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, we enter Jerusalem with Our Lord. During the Divine Services of Passion Week, we are thankful to experience the Gospel account of our Lord's passion, death, and, at the Midnight Paschal Matins, his Resurrection. The faithful parishioners at St. Xenia have been deeply moved by the powerful and meaningful experience of the events leading up to Pascha.

  • Annual Lenten Pastoral Retreat of the Canadian Diocese

    This year, the Annual Lenten Pastoral Retreat of the Canadian Diocese took place from April 8 to 10 at the Church of Blessed St Xenia of Petersburg. The ruling Hierarch, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada, presided over the retreat. It should be noted that our Vladyaka has been instrumental in organizing these sessions for more than two decades. During his opening remarks, His Eminence spoke about the history of the Canadian Diocese, which has had to endure many difficulties in the 21st Century. Despite this, the number of parishes and communities has been increasing, with new communities springing up in Vancouver, Alberta, and, Quebec City since 2023. This Fall,…

  • Parish News – April 2024

    During Great Lent, effort is made to conduct the Mystery of Holy Unction in Orthodox parishes. Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and the forgiveness of sins.

  • Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York makes a primatial visit to the Canadian Diocese

    In the last days of the 30th Church Musicians’ Conference in Ottawa, Canada, His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Outside of Russia, presided at an all-night vigil and Divine Liturgy on the day of remembrance of St. Sergius in the Church of Blessed St. Xenia of Petersburg in Ottawa. Along with the large choir of conference participants, His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Canada, Archpriest Vladimir Morin, Archpriest Oleg Mironov, Archpriest Mikhail Metni, Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky, Deacon Andrey Anishchenko, and Deacon Seth Davidenko also participated in the service. In his remarks to the church musicians and parishioners, Vladyka Nicholas emphasized the importance of the church singing ministry…

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    Parish Herald

    The Parish Herald is a publication that contains an interpretation of the Sunday Gospel reading of the day, the lives of the saints, the schedule of services for the coming week, and helpful spiritual articles or excerpts from the works of the ascetics of piety.