Saint Nicholas in Narol

St. Nicholas in Narol, is an Orthodox Church, part of the Archdiocese of Canada (Est. 1916) and Orthodox Church in America, whose is roots in North America date back to the established Russian Orthodox mission in Alaska in 1794, and was granted Autocephaly (self governance) in 1970.

We are located 20 minutes North of Winnipeg at 5635 Henderson Highway (Just south of Lockport) in the tiny village of Narol, and have for over a hundred years served the rural and suburban communities of Winnipeg, Selkirk, and the municipalities of East St. Paul and St. Clements.

We serve in English and on the New Calendar, but strive to live the Gospel teachings of Christ in the same way the pioneers who brought the Orthodox faith with them when they settled here from Western Ukraine.

Without forgetting our history and traditions, we has grown into a multi-generational and ethnic parish, proclaiming the saving work of Jesus Christ that has echoed throughout the ages.

Treading water with the Samaritan women.

I was asked recently how I was doing in this third lockdown? My answer wasn’t as optimistic as I have been in the past. Normally I am a glass half full kind of guy, but as of late, that half full glass is looking kind of murky… in essence I am getting tired.  Truthfully,  I […]

Come receive the Light!

When I first came to St. Nicholas , I was intrigued by the thought of serving Pascha at sunrise. I had only ever known serving this beautiful service at midnight, but who was I to change a Galatian tradition that stretched over a hundred years.  Yet after serving Pascha at sunrise for these last 9 years, I […]

Alone with the Bridegroom (Holy Week and Pascha away from Church)

During the first three days of this Holy Week, we and many other Churches served those beloved and dear “Bridegroom Matins” as a meditation and clarification of what the Lord will be doing to heal our broken and mortal nature; by going to, and dying for His bride the Church, “that He might sanctify and cleanse her […]

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