In commemoration of the centennial of the martyrdom of the last Russian Emperor, Tsar Nicholas II and His August Family
The Montreal and Canadian Diocese built an Orthodox chapel
On September 29, 2018, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia held an opening ceremony and consecration of its new memorial Chapel of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers at Our Lady of Smolensk Russian Orthodox Church in Jacksons Point, Ontario.
According to the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the project was initiated by the parish rector, Priest Maxim Abroskin, and funded by parishioners of the main church. The construction itself was launched a year ago by consecration of the site by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Besides the Orthodox clergy and believers, Kirill Mikhailov, Consul General of the Russian Federation, attended the opening ceremony. All the attendants had a chance to listen to a performance given by a choir from St Petersburg, Russia, and to obtain re-prints of an icon of the Royal Passion-Bearers. A painted copy was granted to the Chapel by Archbishop Irenee of Ottawa and Canada.
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, since 2007, a semi-autonomous part of the Russian Orthodox Church, is represented in Canada by the Montreal and Canadian Diocese. The Diocese consists of ten parishes, with six of them being in Quebec. The rest are situated in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan.