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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

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE

PALM SUNDAY – April 21 2019
Blessing of Palms, Divine Liturgy – 10:00 AM
HOLY MONDAY
Matins of the Holy Tuesday – 7:00 PM
HOLY TUESDAY
Matins of the Holy Wednesday – 7:00 PM
HOLY WEDNESDAY
Sacrament of the Holy Unction – 7:00 PM
HOLY THURSDAY
Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great – 10:00 AM
Service of the Holy Passion (12 Gospels) – 7:00 PM
GOOD FRIDAY
Taking down from the Cross (Vespers) – 3:00 PM
Lamentation Service – 7:00 PM
GREAT SATURDAY
Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great – 10:00 AM
HOLY PASCHA (EASTER)
Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy – 12:00 AM (midnight)
Blessing of the Easter baskets – 3:00 AM
The traditional Easter fellowship will follow the blessing of the Easter baskets.
EASTER SUNDAY
Vespers Service – 1:00 PM
BRIGHT MONDAY
Divine Liturgy – 10:00 AM
BRIGHT TUESDAY
Divine Liturgy – 10:00 AM
BRIGHT FRIDAY
Divine Liturgy – 10:00 AM
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

SPECIAL SERVICES DURING GREAT LENT

– Thursday at 7:00 PM: Bible Study.
– Friday at 7:00 PM: AKATHIST TO THE HOLY VIRGIN.
– Saturday at 5:00 PM: VESPERS.
CONFESSION WILL BE HEARD AFTER EACH OF THESE SERVICES.

PEROGY SUPPER

On Friday, March 8, 2019, the Ladies Auxiliary will organize a Perogy Supper at the Romanian Center, between 4:30–7:30PM.

Spring Dinner and Dance

On March 2, 2019, there will be a Spring Dinner and Dance at the Romanian Centre.
For tickets ($40/adults and $10/children 7-14 yrs.old) and more information, contact Mariana Diaconu at 780-473-6711 or 780-660-4748 (texting only).

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for February 3, 2019, after the Divine Liturgy.
On the Agenda:
– Financial and other committee reports.
– Election of the Church Board.
– Election of the delegates to the Diocesan Congress.
– Election of delegates to the Deanery Assembly.

Members in good standing will be able to vote.
All are invited to attend.

PLEASE, PLAN TO ATTEND!

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

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