CANADIAN DIOCESE: March 6, 2015
The Parish of St Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, in Waterloo, Ontario, Purchases a New Building
The Parish of St Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, and the Holy New Martyrs of Russia in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, is celebrating a very important event—through God’s grace, they have acquired a new building for the church, located at 100 Pollock Ave, Cambridge, Ontario. The first Divine Liturgy was held in the new church building on March 1, 2015, the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. The new church was full with parishioners and guests.
The parish had just one month to prepare the new building for moving the church and parish school. All work was done by the parishioners, which united everyone as one family.
The Rector of the Parish, Fr Evgeniy Shchukin, the church council, parish school, sisterhood and the entire parish are thankful to God for sending them the means and people to help realize their long-awaited wish of having their own building for the church. There was a huge fundraising success in helping to gather funds for the down payment, as well as many individuals who responded to the call for help in the moving efforts. Work is still ongoing in the new church building.