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Welcome to Our Parish!

Welcome to the parish website of St.Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Montreal.  Our parish is part of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia under the Moscow Patriarchate.  We are in the Canadian Diocese under the omophorion of His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal and Canada,

Our parish was founded in 1927 and has been at its present location on St.Joseph boulevard West since 1964.  We celebrate vigil and Liturgy services on all Sundays, the twelve great feast days and other select feast days, and maintain a comprehensive schedule during Great Lent.  Services are scheduled according to the old-style Julian calendar.

Parishioners are comprised mainly of Russian immigrants, immigrants from other Slav countries, as well as Quebecers.  We welcome all who seek a place of worship, a place to gather together and pray, a place to rest from the daily chores of secular life.

We invite you to browse through our website to get to know more about us, about the Christian Orthodox Faith, the tradition of the Russian Orthodox Church and culture, our service schedules, as well as to view information on past events and upcoming events.  This web site still being under construction, we welcome all useful comments to help improve it.

Parking on the property of the Cathedral

is not permitted during the day from Monday to Saturday included, during the construction work period. Any blocked driveway will  delay the work and thus increase the costs of construction.




What's New

12/16/14December 19th - St Nicholas Feast Day -

Please see below



09/12/14St Herman Youth Conference 2014 -

Please see announcement below.


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Parish Events and Announcements

On December 19th the Holy Orthodox Church celebrates the Day of St. Nicholas

  There is really not all that much written about Saint Nicholas as he himself did not write anything. Nevertheless, this saint is known throughout the world as the Saint of God. His life was so full of great faith and good works, that he is known and praised not only by Orthodox believers, but also by Catholics, Protestants, and even Buddhists!

    Why is this so? It is because while even during his earthly life he continuously sought to help people. He stopped the poor father, who in desperation wanted to give his daughters away into bad marriages for the sake of money, and in so doing saved the family from the grave sin of fornication. He stilled a storm at sea and did not let the ship sink when the people on board cried out to Him, to St. Nicholas. Those who came to him included innocently convicted magistrates, and St. Nicholas saved them by appearing in a dream to the emperor. At the first Ecumenical Council out of zeal for God with great boldness, he struck the heretic Arius on the cheek, for which other bishops suspended him and removed his bishop’s Omophorion and took away his Holy Gospel. The same night, all the bishops who were at the council had the same dream where the Lord and the Mother of God handed to St. Nicholas the Holy Gospel and his omophorion as evidence that the Lord Himself was not angry with Saint Nicholas. There is not a house of believers where one will not find an icon of St. Nicholas. To him seek help students to pass exams, patients before surgery - and he manages to help everybody.

      This Friday, the 19th of December our parish celebrates its feast day the importance of which is that of a second Pascha.

     According to our local tradition, and with the blessing of our Archpastor and rector Archbishop Gabriel, the feast day will be celebrated on the day and will then continue through to Sunday the 21st of December concluding with a festive meal in our parish hall right after The Divine Liturgy.

      We kindly invite everyone to share together with us this joy of celebrating St Nicholas day and truly look forward to seeing everybody during these upcoming days.



St. Herman Youth Conference 2014

The annual St. Herman Youth Conference will take place December 23-27, 2014 with the blessings of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. Hosting parish this year will be Holy Trinity Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Youth between the ages of 16 and young adult may participate. Noted hierarchs and clergy of the Russian Church Abroad will lead discussions and be present for questions and social activities.
The registration fee of $300.00 includes all lectures, activities, meals and lodging (quad occupancy). Transportation will be provided from the hotel to all activities and services in the church.
If you register before the deadline, a $25.00 discount will be applied. The deadline for registration will be December 3.

Please register early as space is limited. The registration deadline is December 3, 2014. You may register online and any questions may be directed to the conference organizers on the contacts page.

The Holy Kursk Root Icon of The Mother of God will be present throughout the conference this year.

Click here to view brochure

Click here to view video

Click here to view report on the 2013 Conference


More information can also be obtained by speaking directly with either Archbishop Gabriel or Father George Lagodich here in our parish.   Depending on how many of our youth register to attend we may be able to organize transportation from Montreal directly to the conference facilities in Toronto, Ontario Canada.  


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