Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
422 St. Joseph Blvd. West, Montreal, QC., H2V 2P5 Canada
What's New Archive 2013-2019
01/27/19Epiphany - Blessing of the Waters - Rawdon 2019 -

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01/17/19Tatiana Day Concert -

Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky Аrias, duets et dances from the Opera « Еugene  Оnegin ».

Please see below for more information.

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01/17/19Children's Christmas Pageant (Yolka) 2019 -

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01/09/19Nativity 2019 -

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Compliments of Vadim Kudryavtsev


01/01/19For Choir Members 2019 Calendar and Typicon -

Available by month in Church Slavonic for download in PDF format.

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12/21/18Parish Feast Day St Nicholas Decembe 19, 2018 - Photos -

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12/04/18Construction Project - Rear External Wall Replacement -

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Construction Day 2: Click to view photos

Construction Day 3 Click to view photos

Construction Day 4: Click to view photos

Construction Day 5: Click to view photos

Construction Day 6: Click to view photos

Construction Day 7: Click to view photos

Construction Day 8: Click to view photos

Construction Day 9: Click to view photos

Project Completed: Click to view photos

Project Plan Engineering: Click to view






11/05/18Visit of the Miraculous Icon of The Mother of God - "Softener of Evil Hearts" -

The Holy myrrh streaming icon will be visiting St Nicholas Cathedral this November 24th & 25th, 2018.

Saturday, November 24th      - At 4:00pm              - Greeting of the Holy Icon & Akathist

Saturday, November 24th     -  At 5:00pm.             -  Vigil Service.

Sunday, November 25th      -   At 9:30am.             -  Divine Liturgy.



09/19/18Church carpet installed -

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09/17/18Montreal Marathon - September 23, 2018 -

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

We would like to remind you that on Saturday, September 15th, from 10:AM to 02:00PM is the SISTERHOOD’S ANNUAL BAZAR

We are asking our parish bakers for donations in baked goods or jams-preserves for this event.


09/03/18Sunday September 9th - Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal -

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09/01/18Parish Hall floors repaired, polished and protective coating -

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08/23/18New Grease Trap - Kitchen -

1) Click here to view old grease trap.

2) Click here to view new grease trap.



07/18/18100th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Royal Passion-Bearers -

and Holy Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara, July, 2018.  Procession of the Cross.

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06/22/18Church is ready with new flooring in place -

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06/15/18New Floor after first coat Updated -

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06/13/18Cathedral Floor Replacement Begins -

Photos from Day One: Vacating the church and setting up the Parish Hall for Vigil and Divine Liturgy.


06/05/18With deep gratitude -

to one of our neighbors, Pierre Maille, who planted three beautiful trees in our garden;

(He also takes care of weeding.)


  1. Black Walnut  (Noyer noir)
  2. Black Cherry   (Cerisier Tardif)
  3. White Pine.     (Pin blanc)




With the blessing of the Rector of Saint-Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal and Canada

On June 24, 2018, following the Divine Liturgy,

an Extraordinary Parish Meeting will be held in the Cathedral Parish Hall.

Agenda of the Meeting:

"Urgent repairs to the retention wall at the rear of the cathedral."

Beginning of the meeting at 12 PM

Given the particular importance of the subject proposed for discussion, we humbly request the members of the parish and all parishioners to take an active part in the meeting.


04/25/18New photos - Cathedral Sisterhood Banquet 2018 -

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04/17/18New photos - Palm Sunday through to St Thomas Sunday (Rawdon) -

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Note: Check back often for new photos as they are added to the album

04/04/18Translated Holy Week Services Available -

Currently the following translations are available for download.

Passion Gospels Service in English

Great Saturday Old Testament in Church Slavonic, Russian, Greek, English and French.

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01/15/18Annual Nativity Pageant Year 2018 - Yolka -

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12/28/17St Hermans Youth Conference 2017 Completes -

This year`s conference completes, please click here to read full report of day 1.  Our parish had six of our young people attend.

Click here to view report and photos from day 2.



12/21/17St Nicholas Parish Feastday - Dec 19th, 2017 -

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11/09/17Visit of Archpriest George Mitrofanov – Tuesday evening, November 14th at 7:00 PM -

St Nicholas Cathedral Parish Hall.

We are most fortunate to be able to host Archpriest George for a most inspirational evening of open discussion themed around

"The Russian Orthodox Church in 1917".

 Parish sisterhood will offer coffee, tea during the evening.


11/01/17Annual St Herman's Youth Conference 2017 -

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Please see below for more information.


09/11/17Montreal Marathon - September 24th, 2017 -

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07/13/17The St Nicholas Parish Pilgrimage of September 2017 -

will be re-scheduled to a future date after Pascha next year, 2018.

We apologize for this and will work hard to make next year’s pilgrimage program as fulfilling.

Do look forward for updates throughout the year. 


06/05/17Pilgrimage to Holy Sites in Russia – Sept 9, 2017 until Sept 24th, 2017 -

New Information available please view the attached files.

With the Blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel our parish is organizing a pilgrimage to visit many Holy Sites in Russia this upcoming September.  The trip is predicated upon a minimum 15 participants.  Please click on the link below to view the trip itinerary.  More information on pricing and logistics to follow and we encourage you to frequently visit this site.  In the interim you can write Alla Lyutova directly with specific questions. (  ).

Pilgrimage to Russia

Trip itinerary click here


05/30/17Please note: Sunday, June 4th, 2017, -

the day of Holy Pentecost (Holy Trinity), divine liturgy will begin at 8:30am.  Many streets around the church will be closed as a result of the Tour De L’Ile.  Click here to find out if your route will be affected:

Thank you.

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05/01/17New Photos - Sisterhood Banquet - Myrrh Bearing Women - 2017 -

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04/18/17New Photos - Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Pascha 2017 -

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03/28/17ROCMC Church Musicians Conference 2016 Video -

Please see below for news announcement from the Liturgical Music Commission.

A commemorative video has been produced and available for viewing by clicking on the link below.

Play video click here.

Compiled by Michael Krieger


02/20/17New photos - Blinis 2017 Event -

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01/22/17Rawdon 2017 - Great Blessing of the waters on the lake -

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10/13/16Choir Conference 2016 - Photos -

1) First days of the conference at the hotel

2) Divine Liturgy

07/27/16Rawdon Parish Feastday 2016 (New Photos) -

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05/20/16Sisterhood Banquet - Myrrh Bearing Women - 2016 -

1) Click here to view first set of photos

2) Click here to view second set of photos including video clips.



05/07/16Sunday June 5th - Tour de L'Ile Montreal -

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"Do not demand from me worthy fruits of repentance, for my strength has failed within me. Give me an ever contrite heart and poverty of spirit, that I may offer these to Thee as an acceptable sacrifice, O only Saviour.” [From the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete]

Vespers at 7:00 p.m. followed by a talk:

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03/25/16Great and Holy Saturday: Readings of the Old Testament -

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03/04/16Pilgramage to Holy Trinity Monastery - Jordanville, NY -

From March 25th until March 27th;

Departure: 2 pm  25 March 2016
Return: 3 pm 27 March 2016
Cost of bus: $153.00 CAN minimum 35 people.  (Via Deluxe Coach Bus)
Room: $30.00 US per night
Meals: lunch and dinner in monastery refectory (donation)

If by March 13 there are fewer than 35 passengers the pilgrimage will not take place.

At Church Starosta: George Scherbakow
Via Phone and Email: Pavel Matenin
Tel: (514) 684-1824



02/16/16Rawdon - Great Blessing of the Waters on the Lake - 2016 -

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01/23/16Rawdon 2017 - Great Blessing of the waters on the lake -

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01/19/16Rawdon - Great Blessing of the Waters on the Lake - 2016 -

24 JANUARY 2016  @ 10:00 AM (Confessions heard beginning at 09:30АМ)

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10/06/15Oct 4th - Rising from the ashes with patience and faith. - -

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09/13/15Montreal Marathon - Sunday September 13, 2015: -

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07/06/15The landscaping is really quite stunning -

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06/25/15Last phase of construction has begun - The landscaping (NEW PHOTOS) -

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05/16/15Please See Revised Service Times Month of May -

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04/30/15Children's Choir - Trinity Nightingales -

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Videos from event


04/29/15New Photos - Sisterhood Banquet - 2015 -

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04/27/15New Photos - St Thomas Sunday Rawdon - 2015 -

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12/31/14St Hermans Youth Conference 2013 - Successful Year -

Please click here to view conference review and photos

Please click here to view website for this year's conference


10/13/14Construction 2014 has Begun! New Photos -

Front facade nearing completion.  Photos from Nelson Street Side, new front doors

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01/06/14Eastern Diocese Media Office Releases New Film -

Media Office Releases New Film about 2013 St. Herman Youth Conference
On Thursday, February 6, the Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese released a new English-language film about the 2013 St. Herman Youth Conference, which was held on Long Island, NY. The 13-minute film, entitled "Arming our Youth for Spiritual Battle," discusses the significance of such conferences in the lives of our youth

To view the film click here.


09/17/13The itinerary of the visit of the holy and miraculous icon of the Mother of God 'Softener of evil hearts or seven arrows' -

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07/26/13Rawdon Parish 50 Year Anniversary Feastday - July 21st, 2013 -

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Recent events
  • 11th Sunday after Pentecost, September 1st, 2019!
  • Appearance of the “Kazan” Icon of the Theotokos in Rawdon, July 21st, 2019!
  • Russian-speaking Children's Choir Week, July 8-12th, 2019!
  • Icon of the Holy Mother of God of Kursk's Root in Rawdon, June 9th, 2019!
  • Kursk Icon of the Mother of God, June 8th & 9th, 2019!
  • Luncheon of the Sisterhood, May 12th, 2019!
  • Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, May 12th, 2019!
  • Children’s Easter Procession, May 4th, 2019!
  • Bright Monday (St. John of Suchawa-Lachine), 29 April 2019!
  • Holy Week - Translations!
  • Pascal Vespers, April 28th, 2019!
  • The Resurrection of our Lord-EASTER, April 28th, 2019
  • Bringing Out of the Winding Shroud, April 26th, 2019!
  • Great Friday, April 26th, 2019
  • Sacrament of the Holy Unction, 23 April 2019
  • PALM SUNDAY, April 21st, 2019
  • Vespers with Pre-Sanctified Gifts Liturgy, April 5th, 2019
  • General Clean Up of The Church, April 14th, 2019!
  • 3rd Sunday of Great Lent-Veneration of the Cross - March 30-31, 2019!
  • Triumph of Orthodoxy - March 17th, 2019!
  • Archbishop Gabriel 10 years of his episcopal ministry as Bishop of Canada
  • Maslenitsa - March 2019!
  • Understanding Sin and Forgiveness by Father Peter Heers
  • Epiphany - Blessing of the Waters - Rawdon - January 2019!
  • Children's Christmas Pageant (Yolka) - January 2019!
  • Nativity - January 2019!
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