With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada, Rector of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Appeal to our God Loving Parishioners of St. Nicholas Cathedral!
Great Lent and the days prior to Pascha are traditionally the busiest periods of our church calendar. At this time of the year multitudes of worshipers gather in our cathedral to renew their spiritual lives, to receive the Holy Sacraments and rejoice in the Lord.
The Government Authorities have decreed that we not gather in groups larger than two people and we will adhere to these requirements.
During these difficult times, please be advised that our parish clergy will continue to serve the services, but, unfortunately, behind locked doors. Only one priest and one choir member are permitted at the services. Please be assured that our clergy are commemorating all of your family altar books (pomyaniki) and all of the Lenten Commemoration slips and cards that you submitted at these services. Special prayers are being read for all doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and first responders who are on the frontline of this pandemic, selflessly caring for the numerous ill people, at risk to themselves and their families. May their Guardian Angels protect them and their families. Should you know of somebody on the frontline please contact Father George Lagodich directly who is coordinating this effort (514 945 4369).
Be assured that we are praying as well for all the parishioners, relatives and friends of St. Nicholas’s parish. If you have a particular need, prayer request or panihida, you can write or call any one of our parish clergy or leave a general message at: Clergy phone numbers and email below.
You can also request to have candle(s) put up during any particular service by writing or calling our clergy. Candle payments can be made via our website and accessing the donate button which will lead you to CanadaHelps.org website where you can use your credit card. Please select the payment for candles.
The inability to have worshipers in church for the services means that the economic welfare of the parish is being severely hurt. We still need to pay the utility bills for our church building, make our monthly mortgage payments to the bank, make needed repairs, tend to the grounds, continue payments for property and liability insurance, and much more. Collection of parish dues, sale of candles and other donations make it possible to pay our bills and keep our property in good order.
We are fervently reaching out to our faithful at this critical time to do their part and help the parish – our common treasure – to fulfill its God-appointed mission. Please continue to support our parish with your donations. Every monetary offering – big or small – is vital.
1. Via cheque, please mail directly to the Cathedral Address:
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
422, St Joseph Blvd. West, Montreal, QC H2V 2P5
2. Via our website using your credit card or Paypal: www.stnicholasmontreal.com (CanadaHelps.org)
Very Rev George Lagodich, Tel: 514 945 4369 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Very Rev Valeriy Chemskii, Tel: 514 452 8523 (Valer3020@mail.ru)
Very Rev Nicholas Perekrestov, Tel: 514 820 4960 (email@example.com)
Very Rev Michael Metni, Tel: 514 293 9095 (firstname.lastname@example.org)