The Head of the
Protection Convent in Canada is Elevated to the Rank of Abbess.
In accordance with the decision of the Synod of Bishops of
the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the head of
the Holy Protection Convent in Bluffton, Alberta, was elevated
to the rank of abbess during Great Lent by Bishop Kyrill of
San Francisco and Western America. At present, there are six
residents at the skete. Bishop Kyrill performed a general
Holy Unction in the Church of All Saints in Calgary, and also
at the women's skete. Many parishioners of Edmonton came for
the Holy Unction and for confession. At the skete, Bishop
Kyrill tonsured nun Feodora to the Great Schema--after several
days, she passed away. During the time of his visit to Alberta,
Bishop Kyrill also met with the dean of the Province of Alberta,
Protopriest George Primak.