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The '''Orthodox Church in America Archdiocese of Canada''' is an [[diocese|archdiocese]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] (OCA).  Its territory includes [[parish]]es, [[monastery|monasteries]], and missions located in eight provinces and territories in Canada—Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. The diocesan center is located in Spencerville, Ontario.
 
The '''Orthodox Church in America Archdiocese of Canada''' is an [[diocese|archdiocese]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] (OCA).  Its territory includes [[parish]]es, [[monastery|monasteries]], and missions located in eight provinces and territories in Canada—Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. The diocesan center is located in Spencerville, Ontario.
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==History==
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An auxiliary territorial [[See]] of the Diocese of the Aleutians and North America was established in Canada in 1916 with the installation of Bishop [[Alexander (Nemolovsky) of Brussels|Alexander (Nemolovsky)]] as its [[bishop]]. In 1940, the See was elevated to that of a territorial diocese of the Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of North America ([[Metropolia]]). In 1954, the diocese was elevated to that of an archdiocese. In 1970, the Metropolia was granted its [[autocephaly]], with the name Orthodox Church in America, with Canada as an integral Archdiocese.
  
 
The current [[Archbishop]] of Ottawa and Canada is the Most Reverend [[Seraphim (Storheim) of Ottawa|Seraphim (Storheim)]]. He was consecrated auxiliary bishop of Edmonton in 1987, and became ruling bishop of the archdiocese in 1990.  He was elevated to the rank of archbishop in Spring of 2007.
 
The current [[Archbishop]] of Ottawa and Canada is the Most Reverend [[Seraphim (Storheim) of Ottawa|Seraphim (Storheim)]]. He was consecrated auxiliary bishop of Edmonton in 1987, and became ruling bishop of the archdiocese in 1990.  He was elevated to the rank of archbishop in Spring of 2007.
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Currently, His Grace, [[Irénée (Rochon) of Quebec City|Bishop Irénée of Quebec City]] is functioning  as the Administrator of the Archdiocese of Canada.
  
 
== Deaneries ==
 
== Deaneries ==
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* Quebec Deanery
 
* Quebec Deanery
 
* Saskatchewan Deanery
 
* Saskatchewan Deanery
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==Ruling bishops==
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* [[Alexander (Nemolovsky) of Brussels|Alexander (Nemolovsky) of Winnipeg]] (1916-1919) Canada was named an Auxiliary [[See]] of the Diocese of the Aleutians and North America in 1916
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* [[Apollinary (Koshevoy) of San Francisco|Apollinary (Koshevoy) of Winnipeg]] (1924-1925)
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* [[Arseny (Chavtsov) of Winnipeg]] (1926 - 1927)
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* [[Emmanuel (Abo-Hatab) of Brooklyn|Emmanuel (Abo-Hatab) of  Montreal]] (1927 - 1933)
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* [[Jeronim (Chernov) of Detroit|Jeronim (Chernov) of Eastern Canada]] (1936 - 1937)
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* [[Joasaph (Skorodumov) of Calgary]] (1938 - 1946) Canada named a Diocese in 1940
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* [[Anthony (Tereschenko) of Montreal]] (march - september 1947)
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**[[Leonty (Turkevich) of New York]] ''locum tenens'' of Montreal (1951 - 1952)
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* [[Nikon (de Greve) of Brooklyn|Nikon (de Greve) of Toronto]] (1952-1958) Canada named an Archdiocese 1954
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** ([[Leonty (Turkevich) of New York]] ''locum tenens'' of Montreal (1958 - 1960)
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* [[Anatoly (Apostlov) of Montreal]] (1961 - 1962)
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* [[Sylvester (Haruns) of Montreal]] (1963 - 1981) [[autocephaly]] for OCA in 1970
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** [[Theodosius (Lazor) of Washington]] (''[[Locum tenens]]'' of Ottawa  (1981-1990)
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* [[Seraphim (Storheim) of Ottawa]] (1990-2011) administrator as [[Auxiliary bishop|auxiliary bishop]] of Edmonton 1987-1990
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** [[Irénée (Rochon) of Quebec City]]
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===Earlier pre-Auxiliary See bishops===
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* [[Eudocimus (Meschersky) of Nizhny Novgorod|Eudocimus (Meschersky) of the Aleutians]] (1915-1916)
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* [[Platon (Rozhdestvensky) of New York|Platon (Rozhdestvensky) of the Aleutians]] (1907-1914)
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* [[Tikhon of Moscow|Tikhon (Bellavin) of the Aleutians]] (1898-1907)
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== See also ==
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* [[List of Parishes in Canada]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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[[Category:OCA Dioceses|Canada]]
 
[[Category:OCA Dioceses|Canada]]
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[[Category:Orthodoxy in Canada]]

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The Orthodox Church in America Archdiocese of Canada is an archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Its territory includes parishes, monasteries, and missions located in eight provinces and territories in Canada—Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. The diocesan center is located in Spencerville, Ontario.

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History

An auxiliary territorial See of the Diocese of the Aleutians and North America was established in Canada in 1916 with the installation of Bishop Alexander (Nemolovsky) as its bishop. In 1940, the See was elevated to that of a territorial diocese of the Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of North America (Metropolia). In 1954, the diocese was elevated to that of an archdiocese. In 1970, the Metropolia was granted its autocephaly, with the name Orthodox Church in America, with Canada as an integral Archdiocese.

The current Archbishop of Ottawa and Canada is the Most Reverend Seraphim (Storheim). He was consecrated auxiliary bishop of Edmonton in 1987, and became ruling bishop of the archdiocese in 1990. He was elevated to the rank of archbishop in Spring of 2007.

Currently, His Grace, Bishop Irénée of Quebec City is functioning as the Administrator of the Archdiocese of Canada.

Deaneries

The current deaneries of the Archdiocese of Canada are:

  • Alberta Deanery
  • British Columbia Deanery
  • Manitoba Deanery
  • Ontario Deanery
  • Quebec Deanery
  • Saskatchewan Deanery

Ruling bishops

Earlier pre-Auxiliary See bishops

See also

External links

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