Welcome!

 

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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.

 

In September 2016, 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. The repairs to the affected areas are underway, but we do not currently have access to some parts of our building. We ask you to be careful of the construction.

Thank you to everyone for your prayers, concerns and help over these last months.

 

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!