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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Schedule of Services

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

Saturday Evening
6:00 PM Vespers

Sunday Morning
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy (Hours begin at 9:45 AM)

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

Weekdays
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 fluctuated in size over its short life, and has been blessed to receive several new converts to Orthodoxy in the last year. 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 small community continues to grow, and we remain deeply convinced of the need for an Orthodoxy 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.

News

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 bmaggs@yahoo.com

Events

THE 2015 PARISH CHRISTMAS DINNER will take place immediately following the Liturgy on Old Style Christmas Day (January 7th, 2015). We'll share a traditional Christmas dinner of turkey, savory sides, ham, sausage, homemeade desserts, Christmas pudding, coffee and tea. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth (5-12), and free for children (4 and under). Reservations can be made in advance by email to korzg@hotmail.com.

THE 2015 ORTHODOX SPIRITUALITY SERIES with special guest speaker Hieromonk James (Corazza) from the Russian Cathedral in San Francisco will take place on Saturday, March 21st, 2015. Details will follow soon - MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Pastoral Notes

ORTHODOX CIRCLE and ORTHODOX CHURCH SCHOOL take place each week (except holy days) following the Sunday Potluck. Children (4-7 / 8-12) and Youth (13+) are encouraged to attend these 30 minute spiritual education sessions. Dear Parents: Please make time to stay after Liturgy to allow your young family members to learn their faith!

WE WISH MANY BLESSED YEARS to those celebrating birthdays and namesdays, to Matushka Judy C. and Joshua C. (Namesdays - Sunday before Nativity), Zeina N. (Dec 24 / Jan 6 - Namesday - Martyr Eugenia), Joshua C. (Jan 10 Bday), Samantha (Justina) P. (Jan 14 Bday), Vasoulla N., Vicki R. (Jan 1/14 Namesday), John L. (Jan 15 - Bday), Aleks M. (Jan 15 Bday), Bethany (Juliana) R. (Jan 2/15 Namesday - St Juliana of Lazarevo), Sophia H. (Jan 17 Bday), Anthony O. Sr. & Jr., Bruno Antonio C. (Jan 4/17 Namesday), John D. Reader John F., John L., and John (Praneet) P. (Jan 7/20 Namesday), Sophia K. (Jan 21 Bday), Tatiana D. (Jan 12/25 Namesday), Irene F. (Jan 29 Bday), Kristen (Kristina) L. (Jan 30 - Bday), Claudia A. (Feb 2 Bday), Maryam (Viva) N. (Feb 6 Bday), Bruno Antonio C. (Feb 10 Bday), Caleb (Theodore) L. (Feb 8/21 Namesday). Please advise the priest of any other occasions.

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 korzg@hotmail.com to forward requests for prayer to our Orthodox Prayer Circle, a circle of faithful sisters who will pray daily 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 korzg@hotmail.com.

Contact Us

Parish Telephone
(905) 318-6436

Parish Priest
Rev. Geoffrey Korz, Priest-in-Charge
(905) 387-6907
korzg@hotmail.com

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