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Mississauga: Vesak Day Program

Today, I would like to present the program of the 5th Annual Vesak Celebration that took place on Sunday, May 28, in Mississauga, Ontario. Two birthdays were celebrated at the same time: the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha and Canada’s 150th birthday. According to the Buddhist tradition, Queen Maya, experienced a …

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Mississauga: Vesak Day Parade

Hello my dear blog readers! Today, I would like to invite you to the most important Buddhist celebration called Vesak. It takes place every year in May and commemorates the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and passing. Several Buddhist communities in the Greater Toronto Area put together a very festive event in Mississauga’s …

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Toronto: Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Hello from Toronto! This time we are visiting a very interesting church: St.Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, located near Dufferin, south of Lawrence. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Toronto was established in 1972. The church building you see on these pictures was consecrated in 2012. Like all orthodox churches, the …

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A Buddhist Stupa in Markham

One can easily imagine the feeling of loss and emptiness that the Buddha’s death had created among his disciples and people who lived near him. His passing had created a vacuum. One way of filling that vacuum was the veneration of his relics. The Buddha’s followers wanted to continue feeling …

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Danevski’s Private Commissions

Hello my dear blog readers, together with this group of beautiful people, I had an honour to see more of Georgi Danevski’s work. This time in a private home. He is currently painting a mural in his friends’ house, in a nice neighbourhood in Toronto. The owners of the house …

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Georgi Danevski and his work (St. Clement Macedonian Cathedral)

Photography by Barbara Kowalski: http://www.barbarakowalski.ca​

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Georgi Danevski

AN AFTERNOON WITH A WORLD-RENOWNED PAINTER                                                                                         …

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St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, Toronto

Hello my dear blog readers! I would like to invite you to visit another gorgeous Orthodox church in Toronto and meet the author of its frescoes. First lets look at the outside of this impressive building: The construction of the church began in 1964 and was completed within one year, …

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Markham: Macedonian Orthodox Church

After the short trip to Arizona and California, we are back in Markham, Ontario visiting yet another Orthodox Church. This time in our own neighbourhood. A Sistine Chapel in Markham?!?! I would like to share with you some information that I found in the Toronto Star from March 26, 2016. …

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St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church of Toronto

Hello my dear blog readers. I would like to invite you this time to visit another Greek Orthodox church in Toronto. St. George’s church is gorgeous. It is a true jewel. Everything about it is fascinating. It is also very special for the Greek people in Canada because it is …

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