“Holy Blessed Xenia, pray unto God for us”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 Canada’s capital, Ottawa.
We are a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad that is not part of the Moscow Patriarchate. 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.
The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad has parishes throughout the world and is in communion with the Old Calendar Churches of Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.
On Saturdays, Vigils are 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 schedules of services and events for February (English/Russian) and March (English/Russian) are available here.
We hope that this site provides an informative introduction to our parish. Thank you for visiting and we also hope that you will have an opportunity to come to the Cathedral in person.
March 13 – 15 2015 at close by St. Nicholas Convent. Registration closes March 1.