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Welcome to our Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Sobor!

Divine services in the Sobor are traditionally held in Slavonic and in English (see Schedule of Services).
Fr. Michael Fourik, our rector, has a splendid theological education, including the Moscow Ecclesiastical Academy, and vast experience of serving both in Russia and in Canada. He has the gift of remembering each of us by name, including the smallest children, as well as the joys and sorrows of each of us. Fr. Michael’s prayers for us sinners and his admonitions for getting rid of sins and about the path toward Salvation are pleasing to God.

We have an excellent professional choir. Our ladies do everything to ensure that the Lord hears only beautiful singing from us.

All necessary Orthodox Christian sacraments, prayer services and blessings (of homes, of cars, etc.) are performed upon making an arrangement with the Rector – in the church, at cemeteries and in private homes.

At present we have among our parishioners increased numbers of immigrants from Russia, Ukraine and other parts of the former Soviet Union. The church is also attended by descendants of its founders who arrived in Canada in the 1920-s.

Alongside the spiritual life, cultural events are held in the parish; much interesting work is done with children and adolescents.

The parish does what it can to help new immigrants who require knowledge about the Canadian society, consolation and support.

We help enthusiastically to preserve and beautify the temple and the ecclesiastical valuables which we inherited from our ancestors and predecessors. New generations of parishioners support the church with their donations, with free labour and with their talents.
We are always sincerely glad to see new people – regardless of their ethnicity, language and social status.

We have developed a fine tradition of visits to our church by guests from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Israel, Germany… Mainly they are performing artists who come here on tour; athletes who compete in international events in Vancouver; merchant marine sailors; students studying in local universities and those who came to study English; and relatives and friends of our parishioners who come from all over the world. Most of them take part in the Divine services together with the whole parish. Often Fr. Michael holds special prayer services, praying to the Lord for success in different endeavors, in studies, for good health, for safe travel…

Welcome!