Nativity of the Ever-Virgin Mary Church

Calgary, Alberta

Nativity of the Ever-Virgin Mary Church

Founded 1969

Diocese: Romanian Episcopate

Deanery: Canada West Deanery


3511 3rd Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0A7


Office: 587-973-6777

Parish Contacts

Retired, Attached


From the East
From Hwy 1 across the city to Crowchild Trail. Take Crowchild south to Bow Trail.  Take Bow Trail west to 37 Street, turn right to 3rd. Turn right at 3rd and the church is at 3511.

From the West
Take Hwy 1 to Sarcee Trail. Go south on Sarcee and turn left on 37 Street.  Continue on 37th until 3rd Avenue. Turn right until 3511.

Schedule of Services

Majority of services are held in English, with Romanian, Ukrainian, and French used as requested.

6:00 PM Vespers.
Saturday Evening

9:15 AM Matins
Sunday Morning

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

Special Feast Days as announced.
Mornings of Great Feasts

Parish Background

The mission of St. Mary’s is to commit one another and ourselves to Christ Our God.
We accomplish this by serving the spiritual needs of Orthodox Christians, converts, those of interfaith marriages and the unchurched living in the Calgary area. Our liturgical services are a warm, intimate, and meaningful experience of the Orthodox faith celebrated in English and Romanian as a tribute to the founding ancestry of Saint Mary’s. We also attempt to serve in the “language of the people”, so if you have a preferred language for weddings, baptisms and memorial services please contact Father Michael in advance to prepare in timeÖall this and with congregational participation as well! Join us!

A community of Romanian people who had settled in the Calgary area established St. Mary’s Church in 1969. The community remains within the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of North America, for over 30 years, which has been under the Omaphor of His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel Popp over the last 20+ years.
Today our community is comprised of people representing a combination of those original families together with people who stem from the indigenous ethnicities of the Orthodox family as well as many others who have chosen to join the Orthodox Church. Our community is open to any and all people who seek to embrace what has been called the “Ark of Salvation”: the Holy Orthodox Church