“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 capitalOttawa.

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 schedule of services and activities for December is available here (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 come to the Cathedral in person.




St. Herman Youth Retreat, 24-26 December, 2014

Parents are encouraged to register their children by 16 December to attend the annual St. Herman Youth Retreat being held 24-26 December and hosted by our Convent of Saint Nicholas. It is located just over 3 hours by expressway south of Ottawa in upstate New York, near the city of Syracuse at 24 Tynan Road, Cleveland, NY 13042. The cost is $15/person or a donation. For further information please contact Mother Agapia at convent@stnicholasconvent.org 315.675.3178 or Christina Monforte at christina.monforte@gmail.com 570.222.2772. http://stnicholasconvent.org/st-herman-youth-retreat-2014/

Sunday School for children / Bоскреснaя школa для детей