Welcome to the Russian Orthodox church of Christ the Saviour!

Russian Orthodox church in TorontoWelcome to the oldest Russian Orthodox church in Toronto - Christ The Saviour Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Our Russian Orthodox church is part of Canadian archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America, which traces its history back to the first Russian Orthodox Mission in Alaska (end of XVIII century). In 2015 our parish will celebrate 100 years. New parishioners are always welcome.

Please visit us: We are located at 823 Manning Avenue, Toronto. Nearest intersection Bathurst & Dupont. Nearest subway stations: Christie and Bathurst.

Rector: Archpriest Vasily Kolega. Phone: (416) 522-5237


Church office phone: (416) 534-1763. Services are carried out according to the schedule.

Holy wonder making icon of the Mother of God "the Abbess of the Holy Mount Athos" is coming to our Cathedral


Holy Wonder Making Icon of the Mother of God "the Abbess of the Holy Mount Athos" will be available for veneration:
On Monday, November 17, at Christ The Savior Cathedral from 4 pm to 8-30 pm,
On Tuesday, November 18, at Christ The Savior Cathedral from 10 am till 4-30 pm. Divine Liturgy at 10 am, at noon - akathist.
On Tuesday, November 18, at 6 pm akathist before the icon will be served at the Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation of the Virgin Mary
136 Sorauren Avenue
Toronto, ON M6R 2E4
T: 416-378-7428

On Wednesday, November 19, at Christ The Savior Cathedral from 10-30 pm to 8 pm, akathist at 7 pm.

History of our parish and our temple

One of the first Russian Orthodox churches in Canada and oldest Russian Orthodox church in Toronto will mark 100 years of service in 2015.
The history of our church is extremely rich with events and especially with people, participants of those events. As if in a focus, around and inside of our church, the whole eras of Russian life in all of its distinctions passed by. Russian Orthodox church of Christ The Saviour had been founded in 1915 by the first Russian immigrants in Toronto, with the blessing of the North American Metropolia Archbishop Eudochim. In 1916 the parish acquired a building at Royce avenue (now Dupont street); Fr.Panteleimon Bozhik became the rector of the church. In 1917 the Bolshevik revolution started in Russia, then Czar Family was tragically killed and civil war ensued. All those events of that period confused an average immigrant. Many people turned away from the Church and started believing in all that is “new”. Only few people were still faithful to the Orthodox Faith and their church. In 1918 the church building on Royce avenue was sold and parish disintegrated. Subsequently the Russian community joined the Bulgarian parish. Situation changed for the better at the beginning of 1920s, when a small group of older Russian immigrants, which refused to follow the Bolsheviks or, fashionable at that time, anarchists, was joined by the first post-revolutionary immigrants. S.S.Kocherva, D.V.Mityanin, P.S. Zozulya, I.P. Butko and others had then become active parishioners.

Life of our parish

Holy wonder making icon of the Mother of God "the Abbess of the Holy Mount Athos" is coming to our Cathedral


Holy Wonder Making Icon of the Mother of God "the Abbess of the Holy Mount Athos" will be available for veneration:
On Monday, November 17, at Christ The Savior Cathedral from 4 pm to 8-30 pm,
On Tuesday, November 18, at Christ The Savior Cathedral from 10 am till 4-30 pm. Divine Liturgy at 10 am, at noon - akathist.
On Tuesday, November 18, at 6 pm akathist before the icon will be served at the Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation of the Virgin Mary
136 Sorauren Avenue
Toronto, ON M6R 2E4
T: 416-378-7428

On Wednesday, November 19, at Christ The Savior Cathedral from 10-30 pm to 8 pm, akathist at 7 pm.

Week of the Cross 2014

Divine liturgy on the 2014 Week of the Cross, that was headed by Vladyka Irinee, the bishop of Quebec City and Administrator of Canadian Archdiocese of Orthodox Church in America.

Lesson on Orthodox Icons

A lecture on Orthodox Christian Icons presented at the Parish School of Christ the Savior Russian Orthodox Cathedral by Mr. Corey John Keeble, the iconography expert from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on November 17, 2012.


Sisterhood invites everyone to celebrate the traditional Russian Pancake Feast!

On March 10, 2013 on Meat Sunday the Sisterhood of Holy Lady Theotokos invites everyone to celebrate the traditional Russian Pancake Feast (Maslenitsa)!
Price of the full traditional Russian meal is up to $15.

Everyone is welcome!

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