Welcome to the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa. This community is the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Canada of the Orthodox Church in America and is currently administered by His Grace Irénée, Archbishop of Ottawa.
Early in the morning on Tuesday, September 6th, a fire destroyed a house next to the Cathedral and our building sustained significant damage from smoke and water, as well as some fire damage to the roof of the residents’ section. The temple is untouched and we are serving our usual services as per the calendar, but we do not currently have access to some parts of our building. Thank you to everyone for your prayers, concerns and offers of help. Most of our costs are being covered by insurance but if you would like to support us during this challenging time you can donate online through Charity Village or the next time you are at church. Please mark your donation with ‘fire relief’ in order to direct it accordingly.
On the surface Orthodoxy can easily appear mysterious and Eastern but in fact, it is the universal Christian faith, which reached the North American continent in the 18th century. North America has saints of its own, and the icons of St. Herman of Alaska, St. Tikhon of Moscow, St. Innocent of Alaska, St. Raphael and St. Alexis Toth, can be found in the Cathedral.
Our services are mostly in English, but usually include some French, Slavonic, Greek, and/or Romanian.
We would be happy to have you join us!