The Canadian Orthodox Messenger is a publication of the Archdiocese of Canada, Orthodox Church in America, and is dedicated to the memories of Blessed Arseny Chahavstov and St. Tikhon of Moscow and Enlightener of North America. With their help and intercession, we trust that the Messenger will present and encourage thoughtful and edifying reflection on Orthodox Christianity and ways to remain faithful to Christ and His Church in the midst of a changing world.
We welcome a variety of contributions: reviews, reflections, historical examinations, short essays, travelogues, and different types of writings. We trust that all submissions will follow the Apostle Paul’s admonition in Phillipians 4:8 to meditate on “whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy.” All submissions will first be reviewed by the editorial team and then be presented to the ruling archbishop for his blessing before publication.
As the archdiocese exists in an officially bilingual nation, we will endeavour to provide a balance of English and French content, sometimes having articles published in both official languages. We recognize the Orthodox Church is home to people of many other languages but, for ease of publication, we have chosen to confine the Messenger to Canada’s official languages.
Initially, new articles will be posted on a quarterly basis roughly corresponding to Nativity, Pascha, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul and the start of ecclesiastical new year (September 1). Frequency of publication will be reviewed and adjusted depending on reader response and volume of articles received.
The commenting feature common to most blogs and online publication has been disabled for all Messenger articles. We welcome reader responses to articles but prefer to receive well considered comments in the form of a “letter to the editor” or another article.