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New restrictions on the number of people in the church

Dear brothers and sisters!

Starting on December 21st, the Manitoba provincial government has estabilished new restrictions on the number of people attending religious services at the same time. According to this decree, total number of people in the church should not exceed 25, including clergymen.

Therefore, it is now necessary to sign up for attending the service in advance. You can do it by sending your request to the Cathedral email: We would not be able to allow into the church those who have not signed up in advance.

It is mandatory to wear masks and maintain social distance while in the church.

For those who would like to confess please write the confession on paper.

Please keep in mind that confession is scheduled before the liturgy. There is no confession during the liturgy.

Valentina Hatten. Memory Eternal.

Valentina Antonova Hatten was born in 1928 in Konstantinovka, Donetsk Oblast (Province) of the Ukrainian SSR. Forced out of her homeland during World War II, she and her family endured many hardships as they travelled west across Europe, eventually arriving in Canada in 1948. They settled in Winnipeg where Valentina met her husband-to-be, William (Vasili) Hatten, at Holy Trinity Cathedral. Valentina and William were married in 1950 and had two children, Valerie and Elizabeth. The church was always an important part of her life, just as it was for her parents and for her husband. It was natural for Valentina to serve the Lord in the Church through her many talents. Valentina sang in the choir, was treasurer of the Sisterhood of the Myrrh-bearing Women for decades, sewed vestments and taught in the Russian school, where she encouraged even reluctant students to do their best. When the church held its Grand Bazaar in years gone by, she canvassed neighbourhood businesses for donations, and sewed dozens of aprons which were sold to raise money for the church. She cared deeply about others and treated everyone with kindness and respect. Many times her loving nature and common sense averted problems and resolved disputes. During more recent years, when ill health prevented her from attending services, she continued to pray at home, and she was very grateful to be able to receive Holy Communion from Father Roman. It was a gift from God that she was able to be at home until very near the end.
Valentina Hatten fell asleep in the Lord (passed away) on November 11, 2020. Vechnaya Pamyat’! Memory Eternal !

Address from Father Roman

Dear brothers and sisters.

Now, during the Great Lent, a special time for repentance and prayer, a disaster came to us - a pandemic of coronavirus infection. The victims of this disease have become many people around the world - in Asia, Europe, America, and now in Canada. The Canadian state is trying to stop the spread of coronavirus infection in the country. And our Orthodox Church also helps, as far as possible, in the fight against this disease.

As you know, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, our cathedral will be closed for public services until further notice. Divine services are still performed by the clergy in closed session. You can send your notes with names for memorials at the liturgy to
And, of course, you can come to the church for private prayer, put candles, and worship shrines. In case of illness and life threat, you should contact the priest, and the priest will definitely come to you for the Sacraments of Confession, Unction and Communion.

Our common prayer with you for ending the epidemic would be very important. You can pray at any time, in any place and as many times as you think is necessary.
Here is the text:

O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in thine ineffable goodness, look down upon us, thy people gathered in thy Holy Name. Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction. Thou knowest our weakness. Thou hearest our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who lovest mankind, deliver us from the impending threat of the Corona Virus. Send thine angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians and preserve those who are healthy. Enable us to continue to serve our suffering brothers and sisters in peace that together we may glorify thy most honorable and majestic name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.

Dear brothers and sisters. We will monitor our body health and, in case of feeling sick, we will stay at home until full recovery. We will also monitor our spiritual health, and in case of feeling discouragement, sadness and sorrow, we will not fall into despair, but will turn in prayer to the Doctor of our souls and bodies, Christ the Savior. And He comfort us, strengthen, support and guide us in this difficult time.

God bless you, my dears.

With love in Christ
Priest Roman Pavlov.

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Cancellation of services

Dear brothers and sisters, parishioners of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Winnipeg.

In accordance with the decree of Vladyka Irenee, Archbishop of Ottawa and Canada, due to the coronovirus pandemic, all services in our cathedral, including Sunday Liturgy, are canceled until April 1. Parish dinners, Sunday school classes, and all other events are also canceled.

At the end of March, Vladyka Irenee will inform us about the situation with the April services.

Let’s pray that the epidemic will recede,

Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

With love in Christ
Father Roman Pavlov, Rector.


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