Diocese of Canada

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Eparchies of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North America

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, part of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, is an integral part of the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate with its See in Belgrade, and accordingly answers to its national church, the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC), one of the autocephalous and canonical 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.

The monastic tradition has always been emphasized in the Serbian Orthodox Church. There are 16 Serbian Orthodox monasteries in the United States of America and Canada. Today, the Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Campbellville, Ontario, is not only an important Episcopal Headquarters but a religious center and a spiritual retreat welcoming numerous visitors (Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike). At the time of His Grace Georgije Đokić's election as Bishop of Canada, there were six Serbian churches in the country. Under his tenure, that number has grown to 40 parishes and almost 150,000 Serbian Orthodox Christians. In Windsor, Ontario alone there are three Serbian church-parishes and three Serbian-initiated Homes for Senior Citizens, General Mihailovich Place, Homeland, and Pillette Green. With about 180 parishes in the United States of America and Canada, the Serbian Orthodox Church has the largest number of monasteries per capita among all other Eastern Orthodox national churches, one for every 11 parishes.

Structure[edit]

The four dioceses of the Church in North America are : the Dioceses of Eastern (Bishop Mitrophan), Midwestern (Bishop Longin), and Western (Bishop Maxim) United States and the Diocese of Canada (Patriarch Irinej of Serbia). Bishop Georgije, formerly Bishop of Canada, has now retired in Milton, Ontario.

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 His Holliness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, 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, formerly led by Bishop Georgije (Đokić) is now under the administration of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, 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).


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
 1989 Price of Wales Drive
 Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3J7

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 Church
 2520 Dixie Road
 Mississauga, (Toronto), Ontario L4D 2A5

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

  • St. Michael the Archangel Serbian Orthodox Church Incorporated
 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/

  • The Serbian Orthodox Centre "Holy Trinity" Incorporated
 1227 Barton Street East, P.O. Box 47615
 Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7S7

https://chimp.net/charities/the-serbian-orthodox-centre-holy-trinity

  • 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
  • Sts. Cyril and Methodius Serbian Orthodox Missionary Parish
 50 Dovercliffe Road
 Guelph, Ontario N1G 3A6

https://www.facebook.com/SerbianOrthodoxGuelph/timeline?ref=page_internal

 5567 Wonderland Road South
 London, Ontario N6P 1N8
  • St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church Incorporated
 P.O. Box 130
 Eagle (West Lorne), Ontario N0L 2P0
  • Dormition of the Theotokos - Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church Incorporated
 1960 Meldrum Road
 Windsor, Ontario N8W 4E2
  • St. Dimitrije Serbian Orthodox Church Incorporated
 2690 Seminole Street
 Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1X7
 1501 Lakeshore Road 203
 Lakeshore, 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
 2835 Dawson Road
 Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1K9

Western Canada[edit]

Manitoba[edit]

 580 Talbot Avenue
 Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 0R6

Saskatchewan[edit]

  • Western Episcopal Residence
 1876 Wallace Street
 Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 3Z9
 928 11th Avenue 
 Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 0K7
  • Saint Petka Parish
 721 - 6th Avenue North
 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 2S8
  • Serbian Community
 North Battleford, Saskatchewan

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]

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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