Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Canada
Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Milton, Ontario.jpg
The Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Milton also serves as the episcopal headquarters
Location
TerritoryCanada
HeadquartersMilton, Ontario
Coordinates43°26′04″N 79°57′51″W / 43.434372°N 79.964054°W / 43.434372; -79.964054Coordinates: 43°26′04″N 79°57′51″W / 43.434372°N 79.964054°W / 43.434372; -79.964054
Information
DenominationEastern Orthodox
Sui iuris churchSerbian Orthodox Church
Established1983
LanguageChurch Slavonic,
Serbian
Current leadership
BishopMitrofan (Kodić)
Map
Eparchies of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North America
Website
Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Canada

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Canada (Serbian: Српска православна епархија канадска, Srpska pravoslavna eparhija kanadska) is a Serbian Orthodox Church diocese located in Canada. Its headquarters are in Campbellville, Milton, Ontario.[1] Its current primate is Bishop Mitrofan (Kodić). The Holy Transfiguration Monastery is located on the episcopal grounds.

Organization

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Canada, part of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, is an integral part of the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate with its See in Belgrade, and accordingly answers to its national church, the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC), one of the autocephalous and canonical Orthodox Christian churches. The SOC not only serves communities in Serbia, but it also has exarchates and patriarchal representation churches around the world. The Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America is a member of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

The monastic tradition has always been emphasized in the Serbian Orthodox Church. There are 20 Serbian Orthodox monasteries in the United States and Canada, including an unaffiliated one in Columbus, Michigan under the jurisdiction of Bishop Artemije Radosavljević of the Eparchy of Raška and Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija in exile and one coming soon in Monteagle, Tennessee, under the jurisdiction of Bishop Longin. Today, the Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Campbellville, Ontario, is not only an important Episcopal Headquarters but a religious center and a spiritual retreat welcoming numerous visitors (Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike). At the time of Georgije Đokić's election as Bishop of Canada, there were six Serbian churches in the country. Under Bishop Georgije tenure and that of Bishop Mitrofan (Kodić), the number has grown to 42 parishes (39 affiliated and three unaffiliated) and almost 150,000 Serbian Orthodox Christians. In Windsor, Ontario alone there are three Serbian church-parishes and three Serbian-initiated Homes for Senior Citizens, General Mihailovich Place, Homeland, and Pillette Green. With more than 180 churches, chapels and sketes in the United States and Canada, the Serbian Orthodox Church has the largest number of monasteries per capita among all other Eastern Orthodox national churches, one for every nine parishes. The Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America comprises more than 220 church parishes.

Atlantic Canada

Quebec

  • Église orthodoxe serbe Sainte-Trinité/Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Parish, Westmount, Quebec
  • Paroisse serbe orthodoxe Saint-Simeon Mirotocivi/Saint Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church, Sherbrooke, Quebec

Ontario

Eastern Ontario

  • St. Stefan Serbian Orthodox Church, Ottawa, Ontario
  • http://www.svetistefan.ca/

Greater Toronto Area

Central Ontario

Niagara Peninsula

  • St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Hamilton, Ontario
  • St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Hamilton
  • http://www.saintnicholasbarton.ca/contact-us/
  • The Serbian Orthodox Centre "Holy Trinity" Incorporated, Hamilton

(Unaffiliated) https://chimp.net/charities/the-serbian-orthodox-centre-holy-trinity

Southwestern Ontario

Northern Ontario

Western Canada

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

Alberta

http://svetisimeon.org/en/

British Columbia

Structure of SOC in the USA and Canada

The four dioceses of the Church in North America are the Dioceses of Eastern (Bishop Irinej), Midwestern (Bishop Longin), and Western (Bishop Maxim) United States and the Diocese of Canada (Mitrophan (Kodić). (Personnel as of 2016)

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, during its regular session on 21 May 2009, based on a recommendation of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, relative to the restructuring of the existing Dioceses in North and South America, rendered the following decision confirming the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, according to which the Dioceses of the Church on that territory will be restructured:

1. THE METROPOLITANATE OF LIBERTYVILLE-CHICAGO, led by Serbian Patriarch Irinej, with its see at the Monastery of St. Sava in Libertyville (encompassing the Monastery of St. Sava in Libertyville and the Cathedral Church of the Holy Resurrection with its three parishes), whose Metropolitan shall be the President of the Episcopal and Central Church Councils and the Clergy-Laity Assembly, and therefore the ex officio representative of the Serbian Orthodox Church on that territory.

2. THE DIOCESE OF NEW GRACANICA-MIDWESTERN AMERICA, led by Bishop Longin (Krčo), with its see at the Monastery of New Gračanica (encompassing all the Church-School Congregations, Parishes and Monasteries in Chicago - save the Holy Resurrection Cathedral - and the other Midwestern American States of the previous Metropolitanate of Midwestern American, as well as all of the Church-School Congregations, Parishes and Monasteries of the previous Diocese for America and Canada of the New Gračanica Metropolitanate on the territory of the previous Metropolitanate of Midwestern America).

3. THE DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA, led by Bishop Irinej Dobrijević, with its see in New York City (encompassing all of the Church-School Congregations, Parishes and Monasteries of the current Eastern American Diocese and the Church-School Congregations, Parishes and Monasteries of the previous Diocese for America and Canada of the New Gračanica Metropolitanate on the territory of Eastern America).

4. THE DIOCESE OF WESTERN AMERICA, led by Bishop Maksim Vasiljević, with its see in Los Angeles/Alhambra (encompassing all of the Church-School Congregations, Parishes, and Monasteries of the current Western American Diocese and the Church-School Congregations, and Parishes of the previous Diocese for America and Canada of the New Gračanica Metropolitanate on the territory of Western America).

5. THE DIOCESE OF CANADA, led by Bishop Mitrophan (Kodić), with its see in Toronto/Milton (encompassing all of the Church-School Congregations, Parishes, and Monasteries of the current Canadian Diocese and the Church-School Congregations and Parishes of the previous Diocese for America and Canada of the New Gračanica Metropolitanate on the territory of Canada).

See also

References

  1. ^ "Diocese of Canada at SerbOrth.org." Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America. Retrieved on February 27, 2011. "Episcopal Residence: Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery, 7470 McNiven Rd., RR #3, Campbellville, Ontario L0P 1B0"
  2. ^ "St. Basil of Ostrog, Serbian Orthodox Parish in Halifax, Canada."

Sources

  • Vuković, Sava (1998). History of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America and Canada 1891–1941. Kragujevac: Kalenić.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Istočnik of Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Canada: http://www.istocnik.ca

External links

  • Diocese of Canada, Official Site
  • Diocese of Canada at SerbOrth.org