On the feast of St. Nicholas, His Grace Bishop Irenee of Ottawa and Canada blessed our parish with a visit. Vladika Irenee ordained Matthew Beynon (from the Mission of the Life Giving Springs of the Theotokos) to the holy Diaconate, along with (Fr.) Stephen Sharman, Yuri Hladio and Leighton Knapp (from the Mission of the Life Giving Springs of the Theotokos) to the Subdiaconate.
The parish provided a wonderful feast hosting Fr. Myron Klysh from St. George’s (ROEA) Fr. Raphael Vereshack from Holy Resurrection (ROCOR) Fr. Evan Maximiuk from St. Michael’s (UOCC), and our own Fr. Roman Pavlov from Holy Trinity Sobor, and almost eighty people.
We pray that St. Nicholas might intercede before the Lord for all those who came to be with us on such a blessed day, and all those who worked at preparing the temple, and feast.
We also pray for Father Deacon Matthew, Matushka Christie, Ariel, Hanna, Kaleb, and Aarron as they strive to serve the Lord, along with Yuri, (Fr.) Stephen, and Leighton. May God Grant them many blessed years!