Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
422 St. Joseph Blvd. West, Montreal, QC., H2V 2P5 Canada
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Do not congregate around the church premises!

Our Dear parishioners!

Once again recent circumstances compel us to write that which is so difficult for us. We understand and share your feelings regarding being as close to the church as possible. We must this time use more forceful language to ask that you do not congregate around the church premises! We cannot let anybody into the building and will not make any sort of  exceptions.

This may cause dissatisfaction and suspicion of those who live next to our cathedral, and we could be accused of violating the quarantine rules established by the city authorities. As a result, the police could deprive us of the right to worship in the church, even in the current setup (no more than two people).

Ask yourself the question, “do I wish to be the cause of our church being closed off depriving Paschal services for all?”. We are most sure that your answer will be no.

Many thanks!

Cathedral clergy.

Appeal to our God Loving Parishioners of St. Nicholas Cathedral!

With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada, Rector of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Appeal to our God Loving Parishioners of St. Nicholas Cathedral!

Great Lent and the days prior to Pascha are traditionally the busiest periods of our church calendar. At this time of the year multitudes of worshipers gather in our cathedral to renew their spiritual lives, to receive the Holy Sacraments and rejoice in the Lord.

The Government Authorities have decreed that we not gather in groups larger than two people and we will adhere to these requirements.

During these difficult times, please be advised that our parish clergy will continue to serve the services, but, unfortunately, behind locked doors. Only one priest and one choir member are permitted at the services. Please be assured that our clergy are commemorating all of your family altar books (pomyaniki) and all of the Lenten Commemoration slips and cards that you submitted at these services. Special prayers are being read for all doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and first responders who are on the frontline of this pandemic, selflessly caring for the numerous ill people, at risk to themselves and their families. May their Guardian Angels protect them and their families.  Should you know of somebody on the frontline please contact Father George Lagodich directly who is coordinating this effort (514 945 4369).

Be assured that we are praying as well for all the parishioners, relatives and friends of St. Nicholas’s parish. If you have a particular need, prayer request or panihida, you can write or call any one of our parish clergy or leave a general message at: Clergy phone numbers and email below.   

You can also request to have candle(s) put up during any particular service by writing or calling our clergy. Candle payments can be made via our website and accessing the donate button which will lead you to website where you can use your credit card. Please select the payment for candles.

The inability to have worshipers in church for the services means that the economic welfare of the parish is being severely hurt. We still need to pay the utility bills for our church building, make our monthly mortgage payments to the bank, make needed repairs, tend to the grounds, continue payments for property and liability insurance, and much more. Collection of parish dues, sale of candles and other donations make it possible to pay our bills and keep our property in good order.

We are fervently reaching out to our faithful at this critical time to do their part and help the parish – our common treasure – to fulfill its God-appointed mission. Please continue to support our parish with your donations. Every monetary offering – big or small – is vital.

Here’s how:

To Donate:

1. Via cheque, please mail directly to the Cathedral Address:

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral

422, St Joseph Blvd. West, Montreal, QC H2V 2P5

2. Via our website using your credit card or Paypal: (

Cathedral Clergy:

Very Rev George Lagodich, Tel: 514 945 4369 (

Very Rev Valeriy Chemskii, Tel: 514 452 8523 (

Very Rev Nicholas Perekrestov, Tel: 514 820 4960 (

Very Rev Michael Metni, Tel: 514 293 9095 (

God Bless!

To all parishioners of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Montreal!

Our dear parishioners!

These days, we all strive to be as close to our church as possible. We share your feelings, but, unfortunately, we are compelled to ask all of you to refrain from such an understandable desire to be physically close to the sacred walls of our cathedral in order to cross ourselves under its dome. This may cause dissatisfaction and suspicion of those who live next to our cathedral, and we could be accused of violating the quarantine rules established by the city authorities. As a result, the police could deprive us of the right to worship in the church, even in the current setup (no more than two people).

If you have any questions for us, please call any of the clergy. None of your appeals will go unanswered.

Archpriest George Lagodich - 514-945-4369

Archpriest Valery Chemsky - 514-452-8523

Hegumen Nikolay (Perekrestov) - 514-820-4960

Archpriest Michael Metni - 514-293-9095


Priesthood and clergy of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec.


The address of the Archbishop of Montreal and Canada Gabriel

can be downloaded here

(PDF file English/French)

New Parking Rules!

On-street parking as of February 1st, 2020!

Parking is free in Outremont for a maximum of two hours between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day.

 It is authorized at night, between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.

To park your vehicle for more than two hours during the day, you need a sticker.

You can get purchase a parking sticker at our church’s candle stand at a cost $10 per day.

The sticker must be hung on the car window street side.

The sticker is valid in all districts.

Vignette holders can park their vehicle there where the signage allows, regardless of the district, while the tariffed zones with parking meter remain unchanged.

"Spiritual Conversations" 2020!

Starting from February 2nd, 2020,  the "Spiritual Conversations" will resume, 

conducted by Archpriest Valery.
The meetings will be held in a parish school classroom on Sundays following the Divine Liturgy.
Duration 20-30 minutes.
Everyone is welcome!

Children's Choir at Saint-Nicholas Cathedral!

Dear parishioners,

In 2019-2020, a Russian-speaking Children's Choir will be operating at Saint-Nicholas Cathedral. 

Activities will be held every Saturday from 2:15 to 3:00 pm. Age: 7 years old and up.
For additional information and registration, please contact Olga Belkin at (

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