Troparion to St. Xenia
Having renounced the vanity of the earthly world,
Thou didst take up the cross of a homeless life of wandering.
Thou didst not fear grief, privation, nor the mockery of men,
And didst know the love of Christ.
Now taking sweet delight of this love in heaven,
O Xenia, the blessed and divinely wise,
Pray for the salvation of our souls.
Welcome to the website of the Blessed St. Xenia of Petersburg Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.
We are a parish of the remnant Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad has parishes throughout the world and is in communion with the Old Calendar Churches of Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. Our First Hierarch is His Eminence Metropolitan Agafangel, Metropolitan of New York and Eastern America, Chairman of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. Our parish rector is Right Reverend Archbishop Andronik, Archbishop of Ottawa and Canada. Our priest is Very Reverend Father Oleg Mironov.
On Saturdays, Vigil is served at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday Divine Liturgies are celebrated at 10:00 a.m.. Weekday Vigils are served at 6:30 p.m. and Divine Liturgies at 9:00 a.m.. The services are conducted primarily in traditional Church Slavonic, although some English is used as well.
The printable calendars of services and other activities for August are available in English and Russian.
We hope that this site provides an informative introduction to our parish. Thank you for visiting and we hope that you will also have an opportunity to visit our Cathedral and find spiritual strength and comfort through prayer.