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.


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.

Great New Summer Features at DESERT WISDOM BOOKS!

Come and browse our onsite parish bookstore, with a variety of new items, including the Orthodox Childrens' Bible Reader, a perfect bedtime book for young people to learn all the Old and New Testament, with icon-style illustrations. We've also brought in Pottery Wall Plaques from Wells, UK, depicting ancient Christian symbols.

Choose from a variety of images including the Mother of God, Celtic Christian blessing knot, and the Glastonbury Thorn. Also just in are a stock of our popular "Keep Calm and Read a Psalm" collection, including a new coffee mug, suitable as a gift, or for your home.

Every purchase at the Desert Wisdom Book Room goes toward the mission work of All Saints of North America Orthodox Church.


The Canon Service to the Mother of God will take place most week nights during the Dormition Fast in August. See calendar for details.

VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL - Monday July 27th to Friday July 31st, Panagia Greek Orthodox Church.

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!

QUESTION HOUR will take place following the potluck luncheon on Sunday, July 12th, and Sunday August 16th. 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, July 12th, and Sunday August 16th.

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

WE WISH MANY BLESSED YEARS to those celebrating birthdays and namesdays, to John Maximovich T. and Ivan M. (June 19/July 2 Namesday), Alban (Ray) D. (June 22/July 5 Namesday), John (Praneet) P. (June 24/July 7 Namesday), Matushka Johanna L. (July 10 Namesday, July 13 Birthday), Deacon Peter C. (June 29/July 12 Namesday & Birthday), Reader John F. (July 12 Birthday), Petra O. (June 29/July 12 Namesday), Polina H. (July 15 Birthday), Sara F. (July 19 Birthday, July 13/26 Namesday (Mother Sara of Egypt)), Magdelene R. (July 18 Birthday, July 22/Aug 4 Namesday), Christine K. (July 11/24 Namesday), Sophia (Sonya) H.(July 29 Birthday), Julia R. (July 16/29 Namesday - St Julia of Carthage), Meagan (Marina) L. (July 30 Namesday), Juliana C. (July 30 Birthday), Viacheslav T. (July 30 Birthday), Jordan (Anna) R. (Aug 1 Birthday), Tatiana D (August 2 Birthday), Eli P. (July 20/Aug 2 Namesday), Magdalena K. - Aug 4 Birthday & Namesday), Kristen (Kristina) L. (August 6 Namesday ), Grace C. (August 11 Birthday), Fanny K. (August 14 Birthday), Rina C. (Aug 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 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 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

Contact Us

Parish Telephone
(905) 318-6436

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

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