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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

Easter Message

By the grace of God we have been found worthy to receive, one again, the light of Christ’s resurrection in our hearts and in our souls.

On the night of the Lord’s Resurrection, as well as throughout the Pascal season, Orthodox Christians sing, time and again, the hymn of Christ’s victory over death and Hades: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and those in the tombs bestowing life. By so doing, they re-affirm their faith and hope in their own resurrection and victory over death and the evil forces.

As the assurance of our own resurrection, Easter is the foundation of Christianity, the “Feast of feasts” that opens the doors of Paradise and brings reconciliation between man and his Creator.

On behalf of the Church Board and the Ladies Auxiliary, I’d like to extend to all of our parishioners and supporters a Blessed Pascha, filled with joy and happiness!

CHRIST IS RISEN!   INDEED HE IS RISEN!

Fr. George Bazgan

Click here for Pastoral Letter IPS Nicolae on The Feast Of Our Lord’s Resurrection 2013.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE

PALM SUNDAY – April 28 2013
Blessing of Palms, Divine Liturgy – 10:00 A.M.

HOLY MONDAY
Matins of the Holy Tuesday – 7:00 P.M.

HOLY TUESDAY
Matins of the Holy Wednesday – 7:00 P.M.

HOLY WEDNESDAY
Sacrament of the Holy Unction – 7:00 P.M.

HOLY THURSDAY
Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great – 10:00 A.M.
Service of the Holy Passion (12 Gospels) – 7:00 P.M.

GOOD FRIDAY
Taking down from the Cross (Vespers) – 3:00 P.M.
Lamentation Service – 7:00 P.M.

GREAT SATURDAY / SÂMB?TA MARE
Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great – 10:00 A.M.

HOLY PASCHA (EASTER)
Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy – 12:00 A.M. (midnight)
Blessing of the Easter baskets – 3:00 A.M.
The traditional Easter fellowship will follow the blessing of the Easter baskets.

EASTER SUNDAY
Vespers Service – 1:00 P.M.

BRIGHT MONDAY
Divine Liturgy at St. George Greek Orthodox Church – 10:00 A.M.

BRIGHT FRIDAY
Divine Liturgy – 10:00 A.M.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

The 65th Parish Anniversary 1948 – 2013

The 65th Parish Anniversary is scheduled for May 26, 2013 at the Saints Constantine and Elena Romanian Orthodox Church located at 9005–132 Ave in Edmonton, Alberta.

10:00am – Hierarchical Liturgy by H.G. Ioan Casian – Vicar Bishop
11:30am – Memorial for founders
1:00pm – Anniversary Banquet

Tickets – $50/adults; $15/children (7-14)
Contact: Viorel Ciocan, tel: 780-994-2304

Click here for more details.

See you then!

Garage and Bake Sale

The Romanian Orthodox Church will be hosting a Garage/Bake sale on:
- Friday, May 31, 2013: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
- Saturday, June 1st, 2013: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
- Sunday, June 2nd 2013: 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

This is a fundraising event with proceeds going towards the renovation of the kitchen.
To make this event a success, we NEED your help!
ITEMS NEEDED:
• CHILDREN’S CLOTHING (IN GOOD CONDITION).
• ADULT CLOTHING (IN GOOD CONDITION).
• TOYS /ELECTRONIC GAMES/OTHER ELECTRONICS.
• SPORTS EQUIPMENT.
• SMALL HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE.
• TOOLS.
• GARDEN ITEMS.
• MISCELLANEOUS (BOOKS, CHINA, DECORATIVE ITEMS, JEWELERY, PURSES, VASES, etc.).
Donations for the garage sale will be accepted between May 12 – May 28.
(Sundays from 10:00 PM to 1:00 PM or call to make other arrangements).
Donation for the bake sale will be accepted on Thursday, May 30th and Friday May 31st, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at the church Hall.

NOTE: This event requires a large number of volunteers to sort, price and advertise so…. please let us know if you can lend a hand.

For further information, to make a donation or to volunteer, please contact:
- MARIA BAZGAN: (780) 473-0029.
- MARIANA DIACONU: (780) 473-6711.
- MARIETA MIEILA: (780) 439-9310.

Click here for details.

Thank you very much!

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

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