Diocese: Archdiocese of Canada
Deanery: Ontario Deanery
397 Melvin Avenue at Woodward
10 Princip St
Hamilton, ON L8W 2M3
Saturday, Sunday and classes location
Saturday Vespers, Sunday Liturgies, and all classes/catechisms are held at the church location at 397 Melvin Avenue at Woodward, in Hamilton. From the QEW Niagara exit at the Red Hill Parkway. Travel one exit to Barton Street, and turn right onto Barton. Travel two blocks, and turn left onto Woodward. The church is one block down on the right, at the corner of Melvin and Woodward. Parking can be accessed off Melvin Avenue.
Some midweek serices are held at the domestic chapel. Please call 905-318-6436 for information.
Schedule of Services
All Services are in English. We follow the Julian Calendar. For a schedule of all services, please check our website at http://www.asna.ca/
All Saints of North America Orthodox Community was born in 2001 as an informal meeting of several English-speaking Orthodox faithful who assembled for regular Vespers and Typica services with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Ottawa. The community has fluctuated in size over its short life, and has been blessed to receive several new converts to Orthodoxy in the last year. Since May 2003, with the ordination of Father Geoffrey Korz to the priesthood, we have enjoyed regular Liturgies. From September 2003 to December 2005, we moved for Sunday morning Liturgy into the lower level of the St. Stephen’s Anglican hall.
In January of 2006, the parish moved to a commercial space above a dental office at 117 Queenston Road in Hamilton. This church location allowed easy access from the local highways, as well as roomy facilities for services, luncheons, and the Desert Wisdom Bookroom, an Orthodox book and supply shop run by the parish.
In January of 2009, a new church building was purchased at 397 Melvin Avenue at Woodward Avenue, in the heart of Hamilton’s East East. With the help of many donors, friends, volunteers, and an excellent crew, renovations on the new building took many months of careful labour on the former bank building. The parish moved into the new church in January 2010, now enjoying an accessible building, worthily appointed for the worship of God, with meeting and fellowship space for the faithful. A newly expanded Desert Wisdom Bookroom is scheduled to open around Pascha 2010.
Our small community continues to grow, and we remain deeply convinced of the need for an Orthodoxy mission in the English language in this hub of the “Golden Horseshoe” region of southern Ontario, and prayerfully look to Our Lord’s Holy Mother and all the saints of North America for their prayers to send to us those who are truly willing to labour in this field.
(All Services are in English. We follow the Julian Calendar.)