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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

The Harvest Festival

This year’s Harvest Festival will be held on September 28, at the Romanian Center.
This is a fundraising event.
We extend our invitation to all our members and supporters to participate in this event.
Tickets are $60.00/adults and $15.00/children (7-14 years).
Contact Mrs. Mariana Diaconu la 780-473-6711 or 780-660-4748 (texting only).
Thank you for your support!

Eminescu Anniversary

On the 130th anniversary since the passing into eternity of Mihai Eminescu (June 15, 1889), there will be a special program in honor of our national poet on Sunday, June 16th, during the fellowship.
A crown of flowers will be laid at Eminescu’s statue in the church yard.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND PROGRAM

Saturday May 25
Symposium: Servants and defenders of the faith and Romanian national values.
– 9:30am: V. Rev. Fr. Mircea Panciuk: Justin Moisescu, Patriarch of Romania.
– 11:00am: V. Rev. Fr. George Bazgan: The Orthodox Church – the soul of the Romanian village.
– 1:30pm: Mrs. Veronica Ciocan: The Christian Family in the context of the contemporary progressive society.
– 6:00pm: Vespers.
Sunday May 26
– 8:30am: Matins.
– 9:30am: Blessing of the glass stained windows.
– 10:00am: Divine Liturgy.
– 12:30pm: Memorial Service for the Church Founders.
– 1:15pm: Anniversary Banquet.

Church Anniversary 26 May 2019

Our Church Anniversary will be celebrated on May 26, 2019, in the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicolae and His Grace Bishop Ioan Casian. The stained glass windows will be blessed and our church will be elevated to the rank of Cathedral.

For tickets ($75.00/person), please contact Luminița Ștefănescu at 780-298-2182.
No refunds after May 12.
The number of seats is limited.

PASTORAL LETTER AT THE FEAST OF THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD 2019

Click here for Pastoral Letter.

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

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