Diocese: Archdiocese of Canada
Deanery: Alberta Deanery
c/o John Osepiuk
9344 - 112 Ave
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1V3
Edmonton, AB T5P 0Z2
St Philip’s Mission is presently meeting in the city of Grande Prairie (10212-102 St, we are blessed to use the Chapel of Northern Funeral Alternatives). We are close to the city centre. Grande Prairie is approximately 450 km north of Edmonton with a population of about 37,000.
From Highway 43 north end of Grande Prairie
Travel south, this highway becomes 100 St. Proceed straight through the city until you come to the intersection of 103 Ave. Turn right (west) and go 2 blocks. The Chapel is on the corner.
From Highway 2 west of the city
This Highway becomes 100 Ave, also known as Richmond Ave. This road will become a one-way street into the city being 99 Ave. Proceed until you arrive at the intersection of 102 St, then turn left (north) and go 4 blocks. The chapel is on the left side of the street.
Schedule of Services
All Services are in English. We can provide some Slavonic in certain circumstances.
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy every 2nd Sunday.
Confessions are heard on Sunday mornings, one half-hour before Liturgy when a priest is serving.
For any other services, please call Fr Dennis Pihach at 780-481-6534. At the current time, Fr Dennis Pihach, Fr Stacy Richter and Dn Andrew Piasta serve on a rotating basis.
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St Philip the Apostle Orthodox Mission is a community in the Archdiocese of Canada of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).
In October of 1999, our first Divine Liturgy service was celebrated by Fr Dennis Pihach and Dn Andrew Piasta at the Stanford Inn Hotel in Grande Prairie. Our next service was celebrated in November of 1999 again with Fr Dennis and Dn Andrew in the chapel of Northern Funeral Alternatives, which serves as our present place of gathering.
Over the past year, the parish, through the efforts of the members, has put together a complete chapel (Altar table, tetrapod, icons, etc) as well as vestments and vessles necessary to celebrate Divine Liturgy.
The future of the community is to continue to meet at this chapel with the above-mentioned clergy serving. And with God’s grace that we can someday have a church.