« The Right Reverend Matthew, Bishop of Sourozh, is appointed interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in Canada »

On July 14, 2018, at a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, taking place in the city of Ekaterinburg, His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh was entrusted with the temporary administration of the Patriarchal Parishes in Canada.



Announcement of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia on dioceses and parishes abroad.


Patriarchal parishes in Canada

1. According to the submitted petition, to release His Grace Bishop Job of Kashira from the administration of the Patriarchal Parishes in Canada and to bless him to continue his archpastoral ministry within the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at the discretion of the Synod of the latter.

2. To express deep gratitude to His Grace Bishop Job for many years of his archpastoral work on Canadian soil.

3. To entrust the provisional administration of the Patriarchal Parishes in Canada to the Right Reverend Bishop Matthew of Sourozh.