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Welcome to the website of the Romanian Orthodox Church of Edmonton, Saints Constantine and Elena!

The Romanian presence in Alberta is over 100 years old. It started with the first Romanian Pioneers who came from Boian, Bucovina, in 1898 and settled 100 km north-east of Edmonton, a place they called Boian. Just a few years after their arrival, in 1905, they consecrated their new church, Saint Mary of Boian.

Fifty years later, in 1948, their descendents established the Romanian Orthodox Church of Edmonton, Saints Constantine and Elena. The church was consecrated on May 21, 1972.

Our parish is under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Nicolae of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas, with the headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which is in canonical communion with the Patriarchate of the Romanian Orthodox Church.

We hope that you will take the time to learn more about us by visiting our entire website.

Thank you for visiting us and do come back from time to time, as we will make continuous updates!

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

V. Rev. Fr. George Bazgan

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

On October 27 2018, a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be offered by our parish in honor of all volunteers who worked in different capacities during the past year.
Supper will be served at 7:00 PM.

Please bring your family!

PEROGY SUPPER

On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Ladies Auxiliary will organize a Perogy Supper at the Romanian Center, between 4:30-7:30 PM.

The Harvest Festival 2018

This year’s Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday September 29 2018, at the Romanian Center.
This is a fundraising event.
We extend our invitation to all of our members and supporters to participate in this event!

Tickets are $60.00/adults and $15.00/children (7-14 years).

Contact Mariana Diaconu at 780-473-6711 or 780-660-4748 (texting only).

Come with your family and friends for a memorable evening!

Click here for details.

 

THE NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL YEAR

The New Sunday School year begins on September 16, 2018.
Following the Divine Liturgy, a special service of invocation will take place for the students and their teachers.

The program is structured on three groups:
- Group A: 4-7 years, teacher: Gabriela Luca Damian
- Group B: 8-12 years, teacher: Veronica Ciocan
- Group C: 13-18 years, teacher: Ileana Gavris.

All children are welcome to join the program, and parents are asked to register their children with the teacher of their respective group.

THE CENTENNIAL OF THE ROMANIAN UNION OF 1918

Dear Friends,
On the occasion of the Centennial of the Great Romanian Union of 1918 and of 120 Years of Romanian Presence in Alberta (1898), our parish organizes, on

SATURDAY MAY 19, 2018
THE SYMPOSIUM: The Centennial of the Fulfillment of the Romanian Spirit – Faith, History and Culture.

AGENDA

4:00pm – Vespers (H.G. Bishop Ioan Casian)
SYMPOSIUM
5:15pm – Bishop Ioan Casian, Symposium Opening.
5:30pm - Eduard Baidaus, Ph.D. (University of Alberta), The Achievement of Great Romania
               in 1918: History, Geopolitics, The Present.
6:00pm – Matei Sasu (University of Alberta student), Faith and Unity.
6:30pm – Poetic moment (Sunday School Children).
Break: coffee, refreshments.
7:00pm – Fr. George Bazgan, 120 Years of Romanian Presence in Alberta.
7:20pm – George Moss, The Boian Pioneers (documentary film).
8:00pm – Svetlana Manic, Message from the Romanians of Basarabia.
              Signing of the Declaration for Unity with Romania.

Click here for poster.

Sunday Hours:
Matins: 9:00am - Divine Liturgy: 10:00am

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