All Saints of North America Orthodox Church (Hamilton, ON, Canada)

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397 Melvin Avenue (at Woodward Avenue)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
tel. (905) 318-6436

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When to find us? Schedule of Services in PDF format.

What will you find? Parish newsletter available in PDF format.

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Schedule of Services

All Services are in English. We follow the Julian Calendar.

Saturday Evening
6:00 PM Vespers

Sunday Morning
10:00 AM Reading of the Hours, Divine Liturgy to follow

Saturday Vespers, Sunday Liturgies, and all classes/catechisms are held at the church location at 397 Melvin Avenue, in Hamilton.

Some midweek services are held at the domestic chapel. Please call (905) 318-6436 for information.

Parish History

All Saints of North America Orthodox Community was born in 2001 as an informal meeting of several English-speaking Orthodox faithful who assembled for regular Vespers and Typica services with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Ottawa. The community has been blessed to receive many new converts to Orthodoxy over the years. Since May 2003, with the ordination of Father Geoffrey Korz to the priesthood, we have enjoyed regular Liturgies. From September 2003 to December 2005, we moved for Sunday morning Liturgy into the lower level of the St. Stephen's Anglican hall.

In January of 2006, the parish moved to a commercial space above a dental office at 117 Queenston Road in Hamilton. This church location allowed easy access from the local highways, as well as roomy facilities for services, luncheons, and the Desert Wisdom Bookroom, an Orthodox book and supply shop run by the parish.

In January of 2009, a new church building was purchased at 397 Melvin Avenue at Woodward Avenue, in the heart of Hamilton's East End. With the help of many donors, friends, volunteers, and an excellent crew, renovations on the new building took many months of careful labour on the former bank building. The parish moved into the new church in January 2010, now enjoying an accessible building, worthily appointed for the worship of God, with meeting and fellowship space for the faithful. A newly-expanded Desert Wisdom Bookroom opened around Pascha 2010.

Our community continues to grow, and we remain deeply convinced of the need for an Orthodox mission in the English language in this hub of the "Golden Horseshoe" region of southern Ontario, and prayerfully look to Our Lord's Holy Mother and all the saints of North America for their prayers to send to us those who are truly willing to labour in this field.

All Services are in English. We follow the Julian Calendar.



Our new parish of St. George, Brantford ON, is on-course to be ready to open in the late spring of this year. Only one thing is missing - an Orthodox Holy Table for the altar.

The craftsmanship and unique construction that go into the making of an Orthodox Holy Table are daunting to even the best craftsman. We have a trusted church goods supplier which imports high quality furnishings, crafted in Greece. We are now looking for a sponsor or a group of sponsors to allow this table to be brought to St. George's.

This crafted wood Holy Table will cost $3000. If you or a group of faithful would be interested in sponsoring this Holy Table, please contact Father Geoffrey at

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THE SERVICES OF HOLY WEEK are listed in the parish calendar.

THE SERVICES OF PASCHA are as follows:
Holy Saturday: 10am Liturgy; 1pm Church Cleaning
9pm Reading of the Acts of Apostles; 10pm Blessing of baskets, Liturgy & Breakfast
Pascha (Sunday): 3pm Agape Vespers


Order Tickets View Pamphlet Orthodox Spirituality Series 2016 - Saturday June 11, 2016 A.D.


Notes from Our San Francisco Pilgrimage
with guest speaker Father Geoffrey Korz, Rector,
All Saints of North America Orthodox Church
Sunday March 20, 2016

Romanian Holiness
with guest speaker Dr. Traian Pirvu, PhD
Professor of Mathematics, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
Sunday April 17, 2016

A Mount Athos Pilgrimage
with guest speaker Konstantin (Slawomir) Sawin
Sunday May 22, 2016

Pastoral Notes

ARCHBISHOP IRENÉE is tentatively scheduled to visit our parish for Vespers on Saturday, March 19th. Please plan to attend, to welcome our archbishop, and to receive his blessing.

Please join us for ORTHODOX COFFEE TALKS - Most Saturdays During Lent. These sessions are primarily intended for catechumens - Inquirers and other faithful are also welcomed to join us at 3pm (see schedule for time).

A UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG WORKSHOP will take place at 6:00pm on Friday April 1st. This event is intended especially for young people (ideally, children 5 and up), as well as those who are children at heart. Both traditional lost-wax method Ukrainian eggs and painted wooden eggs will be available for projects. Advance registration is required. Please contact Fr. Geoffrey at in advance to ensure spots are still available.

Our parish DESERT WISDOM BOOK ROOM is open following most services, and by appointment or request. Please note that due to the simplicity of this parish operation, we are unable to track customer accounts, and as such, the Book Room is unable to offer credit for any purchases (i.e. "Paying later" for a book requested today). Please do not request credit: if you would like to place a book on hold, for pickup and payment at a later date, we would be happy to arrange this for you.

Our Parish Community MEALS Ministry provides meals for people during recovery from surgery, to new parents, and to others in short term need. If you or someone you know is in this situation, please contact our Meals Ministry Co-ordinator Bethany Reid at (905) 309-6968 or

QUESTION HOUR will take place following the potluck luncheon on Sunday March 13th, and Sunday April 3rd. All who are interested in deepening their understanding of the Orthodox Christian faith are invited to attend.

CHARITABLE WORKS COLLECTIONS in support of those in need in our community will be taken up on Sunday March 20th, and Sunday April 24th.

WE WISH MANY BLESSED YEARS to those celebrating birthdays and namesdays, to Mary D. (March 10 Bday, Bruno Antonio C. (March 10 Bday), Alexander (Alec) L. (March 22 Bday), Sofia H. (March 26 Bday), Laura M. (April 18 Bday), Andrei D. (April 22 Bday), Evangelos T. (Mar 25/April 7 Namesday). Please advise the priest of any other occasions.

PARISH BULLETINS are now available online at Whether you did not receive one at Liturgy on Sunday, were away, or missed church, you can access the parish bulletins through a simple download from DropBox, through the parish website link.

AKATHIST PRAYERS will be offered each Wednesday night for particular needs of the faithful. Please see the parish calendar for details, and plan to attend these services, offered in the middle of each week for the health, strength and salvation of the faithful.

PRAYING FOR OUR PARISH FAMILY - An insert is included with the mailed version of this calendar - please remember these names daily in your prayers. You can e-mail for any needs requested. Our prayers for each other are important - please pray daily for each member of the parish, and for the departed.

ALL ARE WELCOME to come forward after Liturgy for prayers for their own health, for travel, for those seeking or starting employment or projects, and for women who are expecting a child. Please feel free to speak to the priest privately for these prayers, if this is preferred.

EMAIL LIST: If you would like to add or remove a name from the parish email list, please contact Father Geoffrey at

Contact Us

Parish Telephone
(905) 318-6436

Parish Priest
Rev. Geoffrey Korz, Priest-in-Charge
(905) 387-6907

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