Romanian, Canadian WWI soldiers commemorated at Oshawa

His Grace Bishop Ioan Casian of Canada commemorated the Romanian and Canadian soldiers who died during the First World War during a memorial service officiated at Oshawa on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

The service was officiated in three languages: Romanian, English, and French, and was attended by journalists from Toronto and Montreal.

The memorial service was followed by the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the WWI soldiers.

A reception was held at the festivity Hall of the Oshawa Romanian parish where the national anthems of Romania and Canada were sung.

Colin Carrie, a member of the House of Commons of Canada, honoured the Romanian parish with a diploma.

The event concluded with a concert of patriotic songs at which the renowned Armonia male choir of the Tomis Archdiocese performed.

Photo credit: The Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Canada

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