News and Events

  • 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.

  • Parish luncheon in honour of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women

    On the third Sunday after Holy Pascha, May 19, 2024, we will celebrate the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women. The Orthodox Church celebrates this day as a holiday for all Christian women. In honour of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, the Brotherhood of St. Xenia parish will host a luncheon in the Elizabeth L. Skok Memorial Hall immediately following the Divine Liturgy to honour all women of our parish. All are welcome to join us in celebrating and showing our appreciation for the women of our parish.

  • 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.

  • 2024 Parish Blini Luncheon

    The Blini fundraising luncheon at St. Xenia Parish was a great success. We would like to express our gratitude to the Sisterhood and the many volunteers who helped prepare the luncheon, as well as to all the participants for their attendance.

  • Maslenitsa, Forgiveness Sunday, Blini and Great Lent 2024

    The St. Xenia parish has a long tradition of holding a Blini luncheon. This year, the Council and Sisterhood have decided to organize it primarily for our parish. A lot of effort is being put into making it a memorable and traditional afternoon, and a portion of each of the 100 tickets will go towards the finances of the parish. It is highly recommended that you attend this event, and invite your friends to join you at a table. Please make sure to get your tickets well in advance of 17 March, as all tickets are sold in advance only.