Saint Apostle and Evangelist Matthew Parish was founded in 1981, with the blessing of His Eminence Victorin, Archbishop of the Romanian Orthodox Missionary Archdiocese in America and Canada. In April 2010, a piece of land was purchased with the intention of building a new church. The foundation stone was consecrated on June 7, 2015 by His Grace Bishop Ioan Casian, the Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Canada, surrounded by priests and orthodox faithful. Construction began in May 2016 and was completed two years later. It was the first Romanian Orthodox place of worship built in Ottawa after many years of devotion and effort, and it officially opened its doors on May 12, 2018 with a vespers service. In July 2019, the church was adorned with iconostasis and strana carved from dry oak, work executed by the company of Ciprian Stoica from Bacau, Romania. The iconostasis of the church was painted by the painter Liviu Răsteanu from Piatra-Neamț. Holy services have been held by the Very Reverend Father Grigorie Țăpuc since October 2005. Every Sunday, the service is accompanied by the Incognito Choir, a choir that performs exclusively a cappella. As part of Digital Doors Open, visit this church through this virtual tour and learn more about its architecture.
- Digital Doors Open
- Virtual tour
Contact info19 Cordova Street
ArchitectureBuilding type: Place of worship
Dates/hours openFriday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Ottawa