Diocese of Canada

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The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Canada (Serbian: Српска Православна Епархија Канадска, Srpska Pravoslavna Eparhija Kanadska) is a Serbian Orthodox Church diocese located in Canada. Its headquarters are in Campbellville, Milton, Ontario.[1] The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Canada is part of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America and accordingly answers to its national church, the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC), one of the autocephalous Orthodox Christian churches. The SOC not only serves communities in Serbia, it also has exarchates and patriarchal representation churches around the world. The Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America is a member of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. In the newly-formed Diocese of Canada, numerous churches have been consecrated under His Grace Georgije Đokić leadership, along with the Cathedral of All Saints of Serbia in Mississauga, Ontario, and the first Serbian monastery in Canada, Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Campbellville, Ontario. Bishop Georgije founded the Federation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters. During his episcopate, the number of parishes in Canada increased from 12 to 40. He brought many priests to Canada to serve the numerous immigrating people, and to develop the new parishes. He founded the “ISTOĆNIK” diocesan magazine, and as well as many other publishing endeavors. He also founded the Library of the Holy Transfiguration of our Lord.

Structure[edit]

The Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada consists of four dioceses of the National Orthodox Church of Serbia (Serbian Patriarchate) that are governed by the Bishop of America and Canada Longin of the New Gračanica Metropolitanate. The four dioceses of the Church in North America are : the Dioceses of Eastern (Bishop Mitrophan), Midwestern (Metropolitan Christopher), and Western (Bishop Maxim) United States and the Diocese of Canada (Bishop Georgije).

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, during its regular session on 21 May 2009, based on a recommendation of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, relative to the restructuring of the existing Dioceses in North and South America, rendered the following decision confirming the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, according to which the Dioceses of our Church on that territory will be restructured:

1. THE METROPOLITANATE OF LIBERTYVILLE-CHICAGO, led by Metropolitan Christopher RIP, with its see at the Monastery of St. Sava in Libertyville (encompassing the Monastery of St. Sava in Libertyville and the Cathedral Church of the Holy Resurrection with its three parishes), whose Metropolitan shall be the President of the Episcopal and Central Church Councils and the Clergy-Laity Assembly, and therefore the ex officio representative of the Serbian Orthodox Church on that territory.

2. THE DIOCESE OF NEW GRACANICA-MIDWESTERN AMERICA, led by Bishop Longin (Krčo), with it see at the Monastery of New Gračanica (encompassing all the Church-School Congregations, Parishes and Monasteries in Chicago - save the Holy Resurrection Cathedral - and the other Midwestern American States of the previous Metropolitanate of Midwestern American, as well as all of the Church-School Congregations, Parishes and Monasteries of the previous Diocese for America and Canada of the New Gračanica Metropolitanate on the territory of the previous Metropolitanate of Midwestern America).

3. THE DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA, led by Bishop Mitrophan (Kodić), with its see in Pittsburgh/Mars (encompassing all of the Church-School Congregations, Parishes and Monasteries of the current Eastern American Diocese and the Church-School Congregations, Parishes and Monasteries of the previous Diocese for America and Canada of the New Gračanica Metropolitanate on the territory of Eastern America).

4. THE DIOCESE OF WESTERN AMERICA, led by Bishop Maxim (Vasilijević), with its see in Los Angeles/Alhambra (encompassing all of the Church-School Congregations, Parishes and Monasteries of the current Western American Diocese and the Church-School Congregations, and Parishes of the previous Diocese for America and Canada of the New Gračanica Metropolitanate on the territory of Western America).

5. THE DIOCESE OF CANADA, led by Bishop Georgije (Djokić), with its see in Toronto/Milton (encompassing all of the Church-School Congregations, Parishes and Monasteries of the current Canadian Diocese and the Church-School Congregations and Parishes of the previous Diocese for America and Canada of the New Gračanica Metropolitanate on the territory of Canada).

"With this decision on the said redistribution, Article 8 of the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, and by it the previous titles "Metropolitanate of Midwestern America" and the "Diocese for America and Canada of the New Gračanica Metropolitanate" cease to exist, and the new borders for these Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America are rendered effective." -- Bishop Irinej of Bačka, Spokesman of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Territorial organisation[edit]

Atlantic Canada[edit]

 7071 Bayers Road, P.O. Box 22005
 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4T7

http://serbian-church.net/halifax/index-en.html

Quebec[edit]

  • Église orthodoxe serbe Sainte-Trinité/Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Parish
 349 avenue Melville
 Westmount (Montreal), QC H3Z 2J7

http://www.svetatrojica.org/

 205 Albert Dion
 Deauville (Sherbrooke), QC J1N 3J8

http://www.svetisimeonmirotocivi.com/#!kontakti/ccjp

Ontario[edit]

Southern Ontario

  • St. Stefan Serbian Orthodox Church
 3662 Albion Road
 Gloucester (Ottawa), Ontario K1T 1A3

http://www.svetistefan.ca/

Greater Toronto Area

 508 Byron Street South
 Whitby, (Toronto), Ontario L1N 4R3

http://www.svarsenije.org/english/

 203 River Street
 Toronto, Ontario M5A 3P9
  • All Serbian Saints Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
 2520 Dixie Road
 Mississauga, (Toronto), Ontario L4D 2A5

http://www.stsavachoir.com/eng/choir/contactus.html

  • St. Michael the Archangel Serbian Orthodox Church
 212 Delaware Avenue
 Toronto, Ontario M6H 2T7

http://www.starchangeltoronto.com/ob.html

  • St. Luke's Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
 270 The Kingway, P.O. Box 74584
 Etobicoke, (Toronto), Ontario M9A 3T0

http://www.sv-luka.org/

  • St. Gabriel the Archangel Serbian Orthodox Parish
 49 North Lake Road
 Richmond Hill, (Toronto), Ontario L4E 1A8

http://www.arhangelgavrilotoronto.com/index.php

  • Saints Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church
 1039 Dundas Street West
 Oakville, (Toronto), Ontario L6M 4L8
  • Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Canada and Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery and Serbian Cemetery
 7470 McNiven Road
 Campbellville (Milton), Ontario L0P 1B0
 

Niagara Peninsula

  • St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
 153 Nash Road
 Hamilton, Ontario L8K 4J9
  • St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
 1415 Barton Street East
 Hamilton, Ontario L8H 2W6

http://www.saintnicholasbarton.ca/contact-us/

  • Serbian Orthodox Centre "Holy Trinity"
 2545 Guyatt Road
 Glanbrook (Binbrook), Ontario L0R 1C0
  • St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Parish
 5906 Sylvia Place
 Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 4C1
  • St. George Serbian Orthodox Parish
 6085 Montrose Road South
 Niagara Falls, Ontario L2H 1L4
  • St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
 4992 Huron Street
 Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 2J1

Southwestern Ontario

  • Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
 700 Fischer Hallman Road
 Kitchener, Ontario N2E 1L7
  • St. George Serbian Orthodox Church
 665 King Street North
 Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4G8
 5567 Wonderland Road South
 London, Ontario N6P 1N8
  • St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church
 P.O. Box 130
 Eagle (West Lorne), Ontario N0L 2P0
  • Dormition of the Theotokos - Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church
 1960 Meldrum Road
 Windsor, Ontario N8W 4E2
  • St. Dimitrije Serbian Orthodox Church
 2690 Seminole Street
 Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1X7
 1501 Lakeshore Road 203
 Lakeshore (Windsor), Ontario N0R 1K0

https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D0%A1%D1%80%D0%BF%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0-%D0%A8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0-%D0%B8-%D0%A4%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BA%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D0%93%D1%80%D1%83%D0%BF%D0%B0-%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0-%D0%A2%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%B0/475545202542103


Northern Ontario

  • Chapel-place of Worship
 Geraldton, Ontario
  • Saints Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church
 515 Antwerp Street
 Sudbury, Ontario P3C 4M9
  • St. George Serbian Orthodox Church
 869 John St
 Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2A2

Western Canada[edit]

Manitoba[edit]

 580 Talbot Avenue
 Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 0R6

Saskatchewan[edit]

 928 11th Avenue 
 Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 0K7
  • Saint Petka Parish
 721 - 6th Avenue North
 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 2S8

Alberta[edit]

  • St. Simon Mirotocivi Serbian Orthodox Church
 16025 - 243 Avenue East 
 De Winton, (Calgary), Alberta T0L 0X0

http://svetisimeon.org/en/

  • Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
 Edmonton, Alberta T5E 6J1
  • Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
 P.O. Box 794
 Lethbridge, Alberta

British Columbia[edit]

  • Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Parish
 515 63rd Avenue 
 Vancouver, British Columbia V5X 2K3
  • St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
 7837 Canada Way
 Burnaby (Vancouver), British Columbia V3N 3K8
  • St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Parish
 585 Glertsman Road
 Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 4B3









Parishes[edit]

Location Parish Priest
Halifax, NS Saint Basil of Ostrog Fr. Ljubomir Rajić
Montreal, P.Q Holy Trinity

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Canada." Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America. Retrieved on February 27, 2011. "Episcopal Residence: Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery, 7470 McNiven Rd., RR #3, Campbellville, Ontario L0P 1B0"

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