Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
422 St. Joseph Blvd. West, Montreal, QC., H2V 2P5 Canada
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When Elder Iakovos of Evia (1920-1991) was serving in the army before he became a monk, he was granted permission to take leave during Holy Week and Pascha. During the week he noticed one of his fellow soldiers was very depressed and he asked him, “Why are you so sad?”  His reply was: “Papa-Iakove, you with your religiosity, managed to convince the commander to give you the entire week off. You will be fine with your chanting, your monk practices, but how about me?  I also want to go to my village to spend Pascha with my fiancée. I also would like to go to church during these Holy days.”

This man of God, who lived for these services – this was his life, these hymns were his breath – he sacrificed it all for his fellow man, and he stayed inside the barracks – Holy Thursday, Holy Friday, Saturday and Pascha Sunday. He convinced his commander to exchange his leave privileges and give it to his fellow solider.

Sometime later Elder Iakovos was asked; “Elder, how did you pass these days?” “I was serving guard duty, and I was on a hill watching the citizens of Athens going to their churches, and I was trying to repeat the prayer of Jesus. And on the night of Pascha, when I heard the joyous bells, I sighed and I said, ‘O my Christ, now our Christians are receiving Your Holy Light.’ And as I said this, the Holy Light came to me as well!”

“How did this happen, Elder?” “Well, my child, a light came from on high and rested on me, and I became all light!” The man of God had sacrificed the created light of the Pascha candle, and he received the uncreated Light of Divinity.

This was Elder Iakovos. This was inside his nature – the willingness to sacrifice even his prayer and his personal effort and struggle, for the love of his neighbor. Like-wise my beloved, May we all become light on Pascha!

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Aрxіeпископъ Монреальскiй и Канадскiй
The Most Reverend Archbishop Gabriel
of Montreal and Canada


Священству, клиру и всѣмъ прихожанамъ Свято-Николаевскаго каѳедральнаго собора
Возлюбленные во Христѣ отцы, братія и сестры!
Христосъ Воскресе!
Прежде всего, я желалъ бы поздравить каждаго изъ васъ съ Праздникомъ всѣхъ Праздниковъ - Свѣтлымъ Воскресеніемъ Христовымъ и пожелать мира и здравія, a главное - Пасхальной радости. Радость эта предназначена всѣмъ намъ, но доступна въ полной мѣрѣ лишь тѣмъ, кто покаяніемъ и молитвой въ прошедшія недѣли Великаго Поста сподобился изгнать изъ своего сердца неподобающіе помыслы, въ томъ числѣ – уныніе и недовольство. «О, если бы мы больше размышляли о неизбѣжной для каждаго смерти и воскресеніи, - восклицаетъ въ одномъ изъ своихъ посланій Блаженнѣйшій Митрополитъ Антоній, Авва нашей Русской Зарубежной Церкви, - какъ быстро таяли бы въ насъ остатки злобы». Въ особенности это слѣдуетъ помнить въ наши дни, когда вотъ уже второй годъ какъ попущеніемъ Божіимъ нашествіе прежде невѣдомаго вируса, измѣнило буквально весь ходъ человѣческой жизни на землѣ. Эти обстоятельства препятствуютъ даже въ столь, казалось бы, естественномъ для всѣхъ насъ, православныхъ вѣрующихъ людей, и мірянъ, и священнослужителей, желаніи: свободно и безпрепятственно вмѣстѣ участвовать въ богослуженіяхъ, а тѣмъ болѣе на Святую Пасху Христову. Конечно, это не можетъ не печалить всѣхъ насъ, - равно и меня, вашего настоятеля.

Но, возлюбленные братія и сестры, вновь и вновь вспомнимъ богодухновенныя слова великихъ угодниковъ Божіихъ: «Нѣтъ намъ дороги унывать», - обращается къ намъ Преподобный Серафимъ Саровскій. «Претерпи же, и прояснится надъ тобою небо», - вторитъ ему Святитель Ѳеофанъ Затворникъ. По молитвамъ ихъ посылается намъ отъ Господа терпѣніе и смиреніе. И за готовность вашу, дорогіе священнослужители и прихожане Свято-Николаевскаго каѳедральнаго собора, съ терпѣніемъ смиренно воспріять то, что сегодня происходитъ въ нашемъ мірѣ, я благодарю васъ. Ибо этимъ вы поддерживаете и меня, дѣлясь со мною и терпѣніемъ, и смиреніемъ, и Пасхальною радостью.
«Пасха! Радостью другъ друга обымемъ и ненавидящимъ насъ простимъ вся воскресеніемъ! О Пасха, избавленіе скорби!..».
Воистину Воскресе Христосъ!
Архieпископъ Монреальскiй и Канадскiй,
ПАСХА ХРИСТОВА, 2021 годъ.

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Dear parishioners!

Cathedral Sisterhood On-Line ordering of Food Items. 

We are excited to launch this new initiative and kindly ask for your patience as we ramp up our activities.

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Orders can only be picked up in the Church Parish Hall. Pick up times will either be on Saturday from 4:30pm to 5:00pm or Sunday from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

Enjoy and do visit often as menu items can vary.

Note: All orders are prepared and individually packaged with strict adherence to COVID protocols!

New Parking Rules!

On-street parking as of August 1st, 2020!

Parking is free in Outremont for a maximum of two hours between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day.

 It is authorized at night, between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.

To park your vehicle for more than two hours during the day, you need a sticker.

You can purchase a parking sticker at our church’s candle stand at a cost $10 per day.

The sticker must be hung on the car window street side.

The sticker is valid in all districts.

Vignette holders can park their vehicle there where the signage allows, regardless of the district, while the tariffed zones with parking meter remain unchanged.

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The sisterhood invites you to order cooked meals online.

Find out how to place your order here!

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