St. Mary's Russian Greek Orthodox Church - Nisku, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 53° 20.250 W 113° 37.300
12U E 325451 N 5913020
Quick Description: St. Mary’s Russian Greek Orthodox Church was registered with the Russian Orthodox Diocese of America on August 2, 1917.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 7/28/2014 11:58:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMM653
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
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Long Description:
St. Mary’s Russian Greek Orthodox Church was registered with the Russian Orthodox Diocese of America on August 2, 1917.

On May 23, 1965 the site for this new church was chosen and blessed by Rev. John Margitich. The Cornerstone of the new church was dedicated and blessed on August 22, 1965.

On December 5, 1965 the first Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the new church by Rev. Constantine Stakhovsky, pastor of the parish, and Rev. John Margitich of St. Barbara Cathedral. The new church was crowded with approximately 300 people that day.

On June 19, 1966 the newly-constructed St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church was consecrated by His Eminence Archbishop Panteleimon of the Patriarchal Orthodox Church of Edmonton and Canada, assisted by the resident priest, Very Reverend Constantine Stakhowsky and other diocese clergy.

In 1981 a new bell tower was erected and officially blessed by His Grace Bishop Iriney on June 13, 1982 when Orthodox Day was held at St. Mary’s.

In June 1985, St. Mary’s observed her 75th Anniversary as a Russian Orthodox parish in Canada and to commemorate this celebration, a church history book, “ECHOES OF FAITH” has been published.
Type of Orthodox Church: Eastern

Type of Building: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 8/2/1917

Date of building construction: 5/23/1965

Address:
Highway 19
Nisku, Alberta


Associated Icons, Reliefs, art, etc.: Not listed

Diocese: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

Relevant Website: Not listed

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