Our Parish


At the parish's Annual General Meeting held on March 11, 2018, the Parish Council for the 2018 session (the 12-month period from March 11, 2018 to March 10, 2019) was elected. The members of the 2018 Parish Council are as follows:

Church Executive

Michael Reshitnyk

Church Executive

Bob Shumsky

Parish Priest: Father Ihor Okhrimtchouk
President: Michael Reshitnyk
Past President: Bohdan Shumsky
Vice-President: Liza Malarek
Recording Secretary: Angie Reshitnyk
Treasurer: Olena Baran
Financial Secretary: Myron Oleskiw
Assistant Financial Secretary: Bohdan Nakoneczny
Communications Director: Halyna Beznaczuk, assisted by Olena Stetskevych                       
Membership Director: Vera Hutzuliak
Property Manager: Mikola S. Czich
Cemetery Manager: Bohdan Shumsky
Benevolent Committee Director: Zora Lucyk-Jackson
Choir Committee Director: Oxana Genina
Youth & Family Programming Director: Maryna Popovych
Director at-Large: Nicolas Switucha
Volunteer Co-ordinator: Tetiana Plyva
Representative to Ottawa KYK: Vera Hutzuliak
Trustees: Tamara Charalambij (2nd year), Daryna Stavnycha (2nd year), Oksana Kavera (1st year)
Auditors: Victor Stetskevych, Pavlo Ignatusha, Volodymyr Popovych

All members of the church are welcome to attend parish council meetings to listen to issues about the parish.  Meetings are held monthly; contact the Parish President (mj.reshitnyk@gmail.com, 613-277-4664) to inquire about the council's meeting times.




All baptized individuals who actively confess the Orthodox Christian faith are members of the Orthodox Church.  Individuals who register as members of our parish can participate in and vote at parish meetings, participate on the parish council, and benefit from special discounts on hall rental, special religious services and cemetery plots. Faithful who wish to become a registered member of the parish are required to complete a Membership Application and pay the annual fees. We invite all faithful to register as members.  For more information about becoming a member of our church please contact Fr. Ihor (613-728-0856 or 613-325-3903) or our Membership Director, Vera Hutzuliak (verahutzuliak@gmail.com).

The 2018 fees (covering the 12-month period from January 1 to December 31) are as follows:

Single $160 
Family* $320

* Family membership is equivalent to two adult members plus children aged 18 years and under

A portion of these fees, $35 from each single membership and $70 from each family membership, remains with our parish to help pay our operating expenses. The remainder of the fees supports the work of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC) and St. Andrew's College (the post-secondary academic institution that trains Ukrainian Orthodox priests), both located in Winnipeg, and the Eastern Eparchy located in Toronto. The breakdown of the 2018 membership fees is shown below:

Recipient Single Family
Our parish in Ottawa $35 $70
Consistory of the UOCC $ 95 $ 190
St. Andrew's College $ 10 $ 20
Eastern Eparchy $ 20 $ 40
TOTAL FEES $ 160 $ 320

Please provide your 2018 membership payment to our Membership Director, Vera Hutzuliak, or to our Treasurer, OlenaBaran, by March 31, 2018. Cash or cheque are accepted; please make your cheque payable to "Ukrainian Orthodox Church" noted with "2018 Membership".

If you participate in our church's Direct Deposit program, then you can arrange to have your membership fees paid from the funds you donate to our church through this program. Please contact the Church Office Administrator, Tatiana Zoubareva (613-728-0856), to leave a message for our Treasurer to contact you about this arrangement as well as about the Direct Deposit program.


Debit Agreement

Just as most of us pay some or all of our bills by pre-authorized withdrawal, the church's Direct Deposit program allows you to donate to our church consistently and continuously throughout the year. You specify the amount to be withdrawn from your account at any financial institution, either monthly or bi-weekly,and that amount is directly transferred to the church's bank account at Buduchnist Credit Union.

What are the benefits?

  1. Whenyou cannot attend church service, this program allows you to maintain your financial support of the church.  This allows us to ensure our parish's overall financial stability to cover our operating expenses.
  2. Direct Deposit provides you with the convenience of not having to find the cash or write a chequeto put in the collection basket.

How to Sign Up for the Direct Deposit Program:

  1. Complete and sign the pre-authorized debit agreement (in the link on the right) and provide a void cheque.
  2. Mail the signed agreement together with your void cheque to our church office (1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa, ON  K2A 0J3) or directly to Buduchnist Credit Union (913 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E3)
  3. Once these documents are received by Buduchnist credit Union, then approximately 10 business days are needed to activate the arrangement.

You can also arrange for your annual church membership fees to be paid using the donations you make through the Direct Deposit program. An income tax receipt is issued for all donations made through the Direct Deposit program.

If you need assistance or further information, please contact Damian Snih at Buduchnist Credit Union in Ottawa at 613-722-7075. We prayerfully ask you to support our church through this program.