+ Bohdan Turetsky | Memory Eternal | - Вічна Йому Пам’ять -

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Dear St. Elias Family and Friends,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that this morning, we received a call from Lesya Turetska in Lviv that her husband, Bohdan had reposed.

Bohdan Turetsky spent over ten years with us as iconographer, beautifying the interior walls of our original St. Elias church and advising us on all the little touches that made it such a gem. His talent was indeed “from God”. We had hoped that he would return to restore what once was. Perhaps his son, Danylo, but not our dear Bohdan…..

Our condolences to Lesya, Danylo and Martusya + their families

Мay our Lord, His Mother, and all the angels and saints whose images +Bohdan brought to life for us so beautifully, make room for his among themselves….

Наші співчуття дружині Лесі, дітям Данилу та Марті та їхнім родинам. Нехай наш Господь, Його Мати та всі Ангели та Святі, образи, які + Богдан прекрасно створив для нас, приймають його між собою на небі

Everlasting be his memory - Вічная Память!

Fr. Roman

We will compile a slideshow of his work in the coming days… in the meantime here is a playlist of videos.

St. Elias Golf Classic-time to register!

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Join us for the annual St. Elias Classic- a super fun day of golf for good cause. All information is detailed below. If you haven't ever participated - this is the year.  It’s a fun day for all even if you don’t golf very well. :-). Registrations forms are available to download (below)

Every year this tournament raises well over $10,000 for the needs of the parish and is a major contributor to the fundraising efforts of Saint Elias parish. Please support however you can.

SPONSOR A HOLE OR DONATE A PRIZE! Sponsorship forms available below with contact information for Peter Potjewyd. God bless all involved! See you in September.

AXIOS! Fr. Deacon Cyril

On the Feast of Saint Elias, Subdeacon Cyril Kennedy (son of our Protodeacon David) was ordained to the Diaconate by the hand of His Grace David, Bishop of Edmonton. The Parish shares in the joy of the day with Fr. Deacon Cyril, Ana and Lucy and their entire family.

We look forward to your visits “home”.

Mnohaya Lita + Axios!

Below are few images of the day and Video of the Liturgy + Ordination

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Saint Elias Church in Brampton, Ontario, Canada Feast of Saint Elias + Ordination to the Diaconate of Subdeacon Cyril Kennedy Saturday, July 20th 2019 video by Sophia Radomska

Photos: M. Radomkiy

AXIOS! Father Michael Hayes

On June 29th Father Michael Hayes was ordained to the priesthood. We thank him and Alessandra for answering the call. A parish vocation is a BIG deal and we look forward to their visits and watching them grow in their ministry.

Fr. Michael - we look forward to celebrating with you when you serve your first liturgy here later this summer. AXIOS! and Mnohaya Lita!

Below is an interesting podcast episode about Fr. Michael and Alessandra’s story as well as clips of the ordination liturgy and celebration.

Photos below are from Fr. Michael’s first Vespers “at home”. More ordination photos to come.

note: another parish vocation ordination will take place on the Feast of Saint Elias (July 20th). Subdeacon Cyril Kennedy will be ordained to the Diaconate! more info here


“It is rare. Only a few hear it. Fewer still answer. This week on Nasha Kasha- we meet two remarkable people, who have heard a calling”

nasha kasha podcast or listen below.