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 HTML text and PDF formats.

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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.

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.


Help our parish RAISE THE ROOF in celebration of more than 10 Years of Mission. Support the All Saints of North America Orthodox Church Building Campaign to complete our front portico and cupola. Donations can be forwarded care of the parish.

Raise the Roof - 10th Anniversary Campaign Updates

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Pastoral Notes

QUESTION HOUR will take place following the Sunday Liturgy on March 23rd and April 13th.

CHARITABLE WORKS COLLECTIONS will be take up following the Sunday Liturgy on March 23rd and April 13th, in support of those in need in our parish and community.

ORTHODOX COFFEE TALKS for catechumens, inquirers, and faithful will take place Saturdays at 3pm, during Great Lent. See calendar for dates.

These will continue each Saturday during Great Lent, with the exception of the two Lenten retreat Saturdays, March 29th and April 5th. Plan to attend, and make the most of this Holy Season.

SPECIAL AKATHIST SERVICES will take place Wednesdays at 6pm (See Calendar of Services). Schedule includes services for St. Seraphim of Sarov (for depression and addictions), St. Mary of Egypt (youth, addictions, sexual passions), St. Nectarios of Aegina (those with cancer and other illnesses, as well as smokers), St. Xenia of Petersburg (those seeking a job, a home, or a spouse), and St. John Maximovitch (for travelers, and for those who are persecuted for the sake of Christ)

CONFESSIONS will take place following Saturday Vespers, on Vigil of Pascha, and at other times by appointment during Great Lent. The faithful are encouraged to thoroughly prepare for holy confession, and may find helpful resources on the parish website at

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 at (905) 309-6968 or

Thank you to all who continue to help this ministry through your time and effort. May God bless you!

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 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.

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.

THE AROUND THE BAY RACE will take a new route this year, leaving free access to our parish on the day of the race. Glory to God for all things!

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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