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


A Worthy Memorial, Giving Glory to God: ICONS FOR OUR CHURCH

This year, we hope to complete the main icon work on the church, including two final large (four-foot) icons of female saints of the left side of the church, Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr, and either Saint Catherine or Saint Mary Magdalene.

Additionally, we hope to find a sponsor for the smaller (two-foot) icon of the "Holy Napkin" - The Image of the Lord Not Made with Hands, to be placed above the Royal Doors.

If you or your family is interested in sponsoring any of these icons, as a memorial to the soul of a departed loved one, please contact Father Geoffrey at korzg@hotmail.com for information and to make arrangements.

Events

2014 Vacation Church School
July 21st - 25th, 2014 - Ages 5-12 & 13-15
St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church
See parish rep Bethany Reid or Register Online at: www.asna.ca


Orthodox Circle & Orthodox Church School will resume on Sunday, September 7th.

Pastoral Notes

QUESTION HOUR will take place on Sundays July 20th and August 17th. All inquirers and faithful are encouraged to attend.

CHARITABLE WORKS COLLECTIONS will be take up on Sundays, July 20th and August 24th, in support of those in need in our parish and community.

A READERS WORKSHOP for all who read or would like to improve their understanding of Church reading, will take place on Saturday, July 19th from 3pm - 6pm. Please contact the priest to register.

BEST WISHES to George (Gerrit) and Reader John as they prepare for their studies at seminary. May the Lord direct your steps!

WE WISH MANY BLESSED YEARS to those celebrating birthdays and namesday, including Johnny T. (June 19/July 2 Namesday), Alban (Ray) D. (June 22/July 5 Namesday), John (Praneet) P. (June 24/July 7 Namesday), Matushka Johanna (July 10 Namesday, July 13 Birthday), Deacon Peter C. (Deacon Peter - July 12 Birthday/Namesday), Reader John F. (July 12 Birthday), Petra O. (June 29/July 12 Namesday), Polina H. (July 15 Birthday), Sara H. (July 19 Birthday, July 13/26 Namesday), Magdelene R. (July 18 Birthday), Christine K. (July 11/24 Namesday), Sophia H. (July 29 Birthday), Julia R. (July 16/29 Namesday), Meagan (Marina) L. (July 30 Namesday), Juliana C. (July 30 Birthday), Viacheslav (Slava) T. (July 30 Birthday), Jordan (Anna) R. (Aug 1 Birthday), Eli P. (July 20/Aug 2 Namesday), Magdalena K. (August 4 Birthday & Namesday, Kristen (Kristina) L. (August 6 Namesday), Grace C. (August 11 Birthday), Irina C. (August 16 Birthday), Kassiane T. (Aug 4/17 Namesday), Andrew K. (August 18 Birthday), Patricia (Patti) O. (August 9/22 Namesday), Mary D., Maryam (Viva) N., Maryam R. (Aug 15/28 Namesday). Please advise the priest of any other special occasions.

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.

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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