After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY



Annual Patronal Feastday of St Xenia with Archbishop Andronik – September 28-29.  The Parish will be commemorating our Patron Saint on the last weekend of this month. We are most pleased that Archbishop Andronik will be serving at his Cathedral during the weekend. Vladyka Andronik will lead Hierarchical services on Saturday September 28 with the All-night Vigil at 6:00 pm with Male Choir and Divine Liturgy on Sunday September 29, commencing at 9:30 am with the formal greeting of the Archbishop and reading of the Hours. Especially if you have never attended this greeting and ceremonial vesting by sub-deacons in the middle of the church, please consider coming early. Vladyka Andronik will be assisted by Fr. Deacon Dimitri Dobronravov from our Holy Trinity Parish in Astoria, N.Y, and Fr. Deacon Peter Bushunow from the Holy Ascension Russian parish in Rochester, NY under the Sister Greek Church, Synod in Resistance.  Mother Agapia, Abbot of the St. Nicholas Convent, Cleveland, NY will be attending as well. The parish thanks and welcomes all visiting clergy. Confessions will be heard by both Archbishop Andronik and Fr. Oleg during Saturday Vigil, which allows for appropriate time for the clergy and helps the individual properly prepare for both confession and communion.
   Immediately following Sunday’s Divine Liturgy, Vladyka Andronik will lead a Moleben and outdoor Cross Procession. All parishioners and guests will then be invited by the Sisterhood to a celebratory luncheon/trapeza in the Parish Hall.  Our Patron Saint has allowed for us and others to receive many blessings and miracles including the very existence of our church in Kanata, and we therefore encourage all to make every effort to fully participate both days.

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