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Holy Tranfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery

Holy Tranfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery

7470 McNiven Road
Campbellville, Milton ON L0P 1B0

Holy Tranfiguration Monastery in Milton, Ontario, is the first, and for now only, Serbian Orthodox monastery in Canada.

The long awaited wish of the Serbs of this area, launched by the likes of St Nicholai (Velimirovich) of Zhicha, saw realization with the formation of the Diocese of Canada and the enthronement of its first bishop, Georgije (Djokich).

The land on which the future monastery would be built was purchased in 1984. It was blessed in 1988. The cornerstone of the future monastery was consecrated by His Holiness Pavle, the Serbian Patriarch, on October 21, 1992. The first hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church would also consecrate the completed monastery temple on June 12, 1994.

The painting of the frescoes started immediately after construction and was completed in several phases. Completed in 2002, it is the work of famous Belgrade painter Dragan Marunich. The grande frescoes of Christ the Pantocrator in the central dome, the transfiguration of the Lord, entrance into Jerusalem, the washing of the apostles’ feet, the betrayal of Judas, the descent into Hades and others will bear eternal witness of the real image of the Serbian Orthodox people during a decade which saw much smearing and degradation of our character.

Our only monastery in Canada is also renowned on the North American continent because it guards the incorrupt relics of great Christian saints from the early centuries of Christendom, as well as recent times: St Basil the Great, St Ignatius the God-bearer, St Athanasius the Great, St Policarp of Smyrna, St Panteleimon, St Charalampius, St Nektarius of Aegina, St Irene, and St Nektarius of Optina.

Telephone: 
(905) 878-0043
Diocese: 
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America - Diocese of Canada
Main Languages: 
Serbian, Church Slavonic
Calendar: 
Old Style (Julian)