click to enlarge view St Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church is a mission parish of the Archdiocese of Canada of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).  The founding of the mission in 1981 was blessed by Archbishop Sylvester of Montreal and continues today under the omophorion of Our Archbishop, His Eminence Irénée of Ottawa and all Canada.
click to enlarge view St Gregory’s began as a mission to Queens University students, in the home of the Zion family. On growing, it also met in a chapel at the University. Later, it became a house-church, then moved to a store-front in a strip-mall, and now, at the invitation of the Anglican parish (which built a new building), to the basement of their historic Church in the Cemetery where the first Prime Minister of Canada is buried.
click to enlarge view St Gregory’s, as is the case with many Orthodox Churches in North America, follows the New Calendar. The parish serves according to the Typikon (usages) of the Russian Orthodox Church, with a smattering of Byzantine elements from our Hieromonk of Athonite education, with all services being in the English language.  There is a small amount of Slavonic, Greek, Malayalam, French and Hungarian used from time to time.  Membership of the parish presents a wide range of national backgrounds, with members from North America, Russia, the Balkans, the Middle East and India. Further, there are a growing number of people who have entered into Holy Orthodoxy from outside the Orthodox Church.
click to enlarge view St Gregory ‘s seeks to make welcome anyone looking for an Orthodox parish home in Kingston.  Whether raised in the Orthodox Church or perhaps looking into Holy Orthodoxy for the first time, you will find a warm community anxious to welcome you and provide the home you are seeking.  Please feel free to visit any time or contact us using the information provided by this website.