Memorial Service for the Victims of “Oluja” and Commemoration of the Holy New Martyrs of Prebilovci, August 5th & 6th

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Please be reminded that this Sunday, August 5th, following the Holy Liturgy we will hold a Memorial service for the victims of the greatest pogrom in Europe since the Second World War.

On Monday, August 6th, Holy Liturgy will be served 10AM, and followed with a cutting of the Slava bread for the Holy New Martyrs of Prebilovci, whose holy relics we keep in our Church.

We would also like remind you that we are still collecting donations for the construction of the parish home and school at the Resurrection of Christ Church in Prebilovci. All parishioners and people of good will may donate as they wish this coming Sunday or Monday:
– You can leave your contribution in the donation box by the holy relics or by the candles
– You can also make an “interac e-transfer” through your bank’s online services directing it to
Our parishioner, Dejan Jokanović, will attend the Memorial services in Prebilovci village itself on the feast-day this August 6th, and will hand over our donations directly, in person.

– Governing Board of St. Archangel Gabriel Parish in Richmond Hill


Synaxis of St. Archangel Gabriel: July 26th and 28th

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We would like to inform you that on Thursday, July 26th, is the Feast-day (Slava) of our Parish Church: Synaxis of St. Archangel Gabriel. On that day, the Holy Liturgy will start at 10AM, followed by the consecration of the wheat and breaking of the Slavski Kolač.

On Saturday, July 28th, Vespers will begin 6PM, followed by the serving of the Slava dinner.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the Slava of our Parish Church on the Feast-day itself, as well as to join us for dinner on the third day of the Slava.

(All interested to help with the preparations and serving of the Slava dinner please contact

– Governing Board of St. Archangel Gabriel Parish in Richmond Hill

End of 2017-2018 Academic Year

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This coming Sunday, June 17, we will mark the end of our 2017-2018 Sunday school academic year, and so I would like to ask all those who have attended even a single class this year to join us for that occasion.

Your in Christ,
Zoran Radisic

Our First “St. Basil’s” Festival of Serbian Food

Christ is Risen!

We have had our first Serbian food festival on our premises on the feast day of St. Basil of Ostrog and Tvrdosh.

At first we have gathered at the Holy Liturgy to pray and give thanks unto the Lord and His great saint and our intercessor from the land of Hercegovina, St. Basil of Ostrog. Following the service, our fellowship continued at the Agape table. Our Circle of Serbian Sisters have done their utmost to ensure that the first such event at our parish is done skillfully and graciously, while the brothers helped with the BBQ and drinks.

The warm and pleasant May day enticed many guests to come and enjoy the Serbian specialties. Of particular joy was that our festival gained an international character right from the start. We have had guests of various backgrounds that make up the rich mosaic of communities in Richmond Hill: Russian, Romanian, Chinese and others, including our immediate neighbours who simply stopped by to see what is going on, and have left with a smile after experiencing our traditional hospitality and trying our specialties.

The children enjoyed our large green space and playground. Also, thanks to Zlatko Sarcevic of the “Junak” School of Sport, we organized a competition in tug-of-war and had a potato-sack race, to the great excitement of both kids and moms and dads.

By the end of this really nice day, we were visited by several hundred people. All grilled specialties were fully sold out: the BBQ-chefs had a hard time keeping up with the demand for kebabs, burgers and sausages.

Our hardworking sisters served home-made cookies and coffee, while the youngest enjoyed the ice cream.

God-willing, we plan to make this a regular annual event and to meet each year!

It was a lovely gathering and we are eagerly waiting for the next upcoming events in our parish!