Job offer

Job Title: Parish Priest

Report­ing to: American­ Cana­dian Mace­don­ian Ortho­dox Diocese

NOC Code: 4154 – Min­is­ters of Religion

# of open­ings: 1

Type of Posi­tion: Per­ma­nent, Fulltime

Term: N/​A

Salary: [$28.00/hr]

Employer: Mace­don­ian Ortho­dox Church “St. Ilija”

Busi­ness Address: 1775 Bris­tol Rd. West, Mis­sis­sauga, ON L5M 2Y5

Tele­phone: 9058218050

Employer Infor­ma­tion:

St. Ilija Mace­don­ian Ortho­dox Church was founded in 1979, and since then, it has been the spir­i­tual and cul­tural cen­tre for the Ortho­dox Mace­don­ian and other Chris­t­ian Ortho­dox com­mu­ni­ties in Mis­sis­sauga and sur­round­ing cities and areas, Oakville, Mil­ton, Bramp­ton etc. Our con­gre­ga­tion includes more than one thou­sand fam­i­lies who faith­fully pray in our church. We are a reg­is­tered char­ity with the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment and serve as a church and a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Cana­dian Mace­don­ian Ortho­dox dio­cese which is over­seen by the Mace­don­ian Ortho­dox Church – Arch­bish­opry of Ohrid in the Repub­lic of Macedonia.


Our Church seeks a Parish Priest who will be respon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing all of the reli­gious and spir­i­tual needs of the church mem­bers and con­gre­ga­tion on a daily and weekly basis. The duties include but are not lim­ited to:

  • Per­form weekly Sun­day reli­gious ser­vices, as out­lined by the Ortho­dox Chris­t­ian faith;
  • Cel­e­brate all church sanc­tioned reli­gious hol­i­day ser­vices at the des­ig­nated times;
  • Offi­ci­ate at all Holy Sacra­ment ser­vices includ­ing: Bap­tisms, Mar­riages and Funeral Services;
  • Pre­pare and lead all reli­gious edu­ca­tion classes within the parish;
  • Attend church related conventions/​conferences;
  • Par­tic­i­pate in three annual gen­eral memo­r­ial services;
  • Par­tic­i­pate in Liturgy of Pre­sanc­ti­fied Gifts;
  • Attend Dioce­san meetings;
  • Col­lab­o­rate with the admin­is­tra­tion Board to over­see the con­tin­ued main­te­nance of church;
  • Admin­is­ter and main­tain church pro­grams which sup­port the needs of the church community;
  • Visit and con­sult with fam­i­lies in the com­mu­nity depend­ing on need;
  • Col­lab­o­rate in the plan­ning and prepa­ra­tion of var­i­ous church fundrais­ing initiatives;
  • Rep­re­sent church at var­i­ous social func­tions and attend spe­cial church and
  • com­mu­nity ban­quets and Galas;
  • Main­tain and enhance the reli­gious orna­men­ta­tion of the church by col­lab­o­rat­ing with expert artists.

Knowl­edge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excel­lent ver­bal and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills;
  • Time man­age­ment, multi­tasking and orga­ni­za­tional skills;
  • Ini­tia­tive and selfmotivation.

Employ­ment requirements:

  • Cer­tifi­cate of ordi­na­tion issued by the Mace­don­ian Ortho­dox Church – Ohrid Archibishopry.
  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion to per­form marriages;
  • Writ­ten bless­ing for this posi­tion issued by the com­pe­tent Met­ro­pol­i­tan of the American­Canadian Mace­don­ian Ortho­dox Dio­cese Mr. Metodi Zlatanov
  • Min­i­mum of 5 years expe­ri­ence in Canada ­ GTA, and min­i­mum of 20 or not exceed­ing 25 years of total expe­ri­ence in posi­tion of parish priest.
  • Bach­e­lor or Diploma of Ortho­dox The­o­log­i­cal Education
  • Must be able to speak Macedonian.
  • Must be avail­able to work at all hours of the day and night on an on call basis.

How to Apply:

Please for­ward your cover let­ter and resume by email with the head­ing “Parish Priest” in the sub­ject line in order to be con­sid­ered for the posi­tion. Please apply by email only.

We appre­ci­ate all expressed inter­est in this posi­tion, how­ever, only the can­di­dates selected for inter­view will be contacted.

1775 Bris­tol Road West
Mis­sis­sauga Ontario L5M 2Y5 Canada