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THIS IS THE BISHOP WHO BAKES THE BREAD

Bishop Joasaph’s work is in the kitchen as well as the church By Audrey Fox (The Vancouver Sun, June 15, 1974)

Rt.Rev. Bishop Joasaph is one of the strangest looking bakers in Vancouver. Few of his colleagues wear a silken skullcap, heavy maroon and black robes, a large gold cross and a terrycloth apron when

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NEW CHURCH IN VANCOUVER

FROM THE CANADIAN ORTHODOX CALENDAR, 1955:

The original Holy Resurrection Church in Vancouver, B.C. was started on 25 November 1928 and dedicated on 3 August 1929 by His Eminence Metropolitan Platon. That church had to be demolished in order to build a new bridge; and the Russian Orthodox Society of Vancouver started work on a

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From Russians in Canada, 1954

The immigration from Russia to North America started soon after the Crimean War. The Canadian census of 1931 lists 88,140 as Russians in Canada. The first considerable body were Mennonites who settled in Manitoba in 1874-89. The second large group were over 7,000 Doukhobors who came to Western Canada in 1899. From 1899 to 1914

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BENEATH THE ONION DOMES

A little-publicized group has worked to good effect

by Roy Montgomery, The Vancouver Sun, 14 Aug. 1954

Close by one of the mighty concrete footings of Vancouver’s new Granville Bridge lie the remains of the first Russian Orthodox church on the west coast of Canada. The completion of the building and its opening in

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Russian Church in Vancouver is like glimpse into another world

By Allen Roy Evans, The Vancouver Sun, Dec. 20, 1941)

We expect the Russian religion to be emotional and mystical. In his own country, this phase of the Russian’s life has been severely restricted for some 20 years. But this brief span cannot eradicate the ingrained religious inheritance of centuries.

So here on a

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Russia in Vancouver

By Eleanor Dooley, The Sunday Province, 1930

Vancouver has its colorful contingent of that great host of Russian refugees of the educated classes, which for the 13 years since the Communist government took hold in Russia, has wandered forth into the uttermost parts of the earth like the lost tribes of Israel.

Through the

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