On August 23-24, by invitation of Metropolitan Sotirios, Archbishop of Toronto, Exarch of all Canada (Patriarchate of Constantinople), Bishop of Kasira Iov, Administrator of Patriarchal Parishes in this country, took part in celebrations of patronal feast in the convent of Equal to the Apostles Cosmas Aitolos located in 80 km to the north-west of Toronto. [...]
Bishop of Kashira Iov took part in the celebration of patronal feast in the convent of Equal to the Apostles Cosmas Aitolos in Ontario Province.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! Today the Holy Gospel again tells us the parable of Christ about a vineyard – the saddest and bitterest parable about cruelty of mankind. This parable is about how the Lord calls upon people, waits for their answer, sends His [...]
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! Today is the Great Twelve Feast – the Transfiguration of the Lord. The Gospel of Matthew tells us about this wonderful event (Mt. 17: 1-6) Thinking over this Gospel text we ask a question: what happened on Mount Tabor? What [...]
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! Happiness, – what is it, and how to reach it? Happiness is in justification of life. Happiness isn’t momentary pleasure, isn’t temporary transient satisfaction. Happiness is permanent joyful state of spirit which a person takes with him crossing the border [...]
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! Today the Evangelic parable tells us about the servant who owed the king ten thousand talents. This is a great sum of money. At that time one could buy a house with furniture only for one silver talent. The servant [...]
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! Today we heard the Gospel reading about the healing of the demon-possessed man. His father implored the Lord to have pity on his son, he appealed in despair for performing miracle and healing the son. The Lord reproaches him in [...]
Archpastoral Epistle on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Barbara’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Edmonton.
Your Eminence, Vladyka Archbishop Mark! Dear Fathers, brothers and sisters! Distinguished guests! I sincerely welcome all of you, participants in today’s celebration in honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Consecration of our Cathedral! The first Orthodox Church in Edmonton was actually a chapel dedicated to St. Barbara. It appeared in 1902 thanks to the [...]