St. Basil Chapel & Cemetery

Gorlitz , Saskatchewan

St. Basil Chapel & Cemetery

Founded 1908

Status:

Inactive - Services held once a year.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Canada

Deanery: Manitoba-Saskatchewan Deanery

Mailing address:

c/o St. Mark the Evangelist Orthodox Church
160 Betts Ave
Yorkton SK S3N 1M5

Parish Contacts

Priest-in-Charge
Home: 306-782-2482

Directions

General Location
The Church is located in Gorlitz, SK, 15 miles north and 2 miles west of Yorkton.

Schedule of Services

Services are held once a year.

Parish Background

In the early 1900’s immigrants arrived from the Bukovina area of Ukraine to settle in the local area. Holding on to their Orthodox faith, the settlers gathered together to worship together and started the work underway to build the church. The parish was initially served from the Monastery in Burgis, SK. The original building still stands on the property. The Church, along with a separate bell tower and graveyard with app. 50 graves is located in the middle of a tree area that is now a community pasture. Only one family lives near the church. The building and graveyard are well maintained.