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St.Vladimir Orthodox Church

3163 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax, NS

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Words of Welcome

You may have heard that the Orthodox Church is strange, that it is foreign; you may think it caters to people who speak languages you donít and wonít understand.  You may even fear the Orthodox Church, after all it is Eastern. Youíve probably heard that itís for Russians or Greeks or Ukrainians or Arabs. Would you believe it if I told you that St. Vladimir Orthodox Church has more English language speaking parishioners than any other language; it was started as an English Mission? And that you would feel right at home in St. Vladimir Orthodox Church? Did you know that St. Vladimir, our Patron Saint, the Prince of Kiev was instrumental in the conversion of that part of the world to Orthodoxy, more than a thousand years ago? Did you know that the Orthodox Church has been teaching about Jesus Christ for more than 2,000 years, and that it has not altered those incredible teachings? Frequently we get asked, ďDo you believe in the Bible?Ē Our answer has to be, ďOf course we do, Orthodox Christians wrote the New Testament!Ē Orthodox Christians wrote the Gospels, the Epistles, the Acts of the Apostles and the great Revelation. The Orthodox Church (Orthodox meaning right believing) is the ancient and the modern Christian Church, which stretched and still stretches as far as St. Peter and St. Paul, and the other Disciples and Apostles, led by the Holy Spirit, travelled, and far beyond.

The Orthodox Church may be more than 2000 years old, but we live now, by holding on to Traditional Christian teachings. We live in and are part of the 21st Century. Glory to God!

It would be an adventure to visit St Vladimir Prince of Kiev church, and you would be welcome. We donít criticize, we donít judge and there are lots of children.

Saturday evening at 6pm we serve Vespers, which takes about an hour. Sunday 10am we serve Liturgy, which takes about two hours on a regular Sunday. The coffee time that follows lasts as long as people stay and chat, and eat, and drink tea and coffee. Our people love being in each othersí company so they donít hurry away.

How do we learn about the Church? By being part of the community, so we wait to welcome you.

In Christ,
Father David

Weekly News

June 21, 2024


Saturday June 22
10:00 am Panikhida - Commemoration of the Departed
11:00 am Baptism
6:00 pm Vigil

Sunday June 23
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Tone Pentecost


Please note:

The Liturgy on Saturday will be replaced by a Panikhida at 10am followed by a Baptism at 11am.

From Dan:

Dear all:

A reminder that we meet this Saturday, June 22 at 4:30 p.m. before Vigil, in the church basement. We will continue our ongoing discussion of Way of the Ascetics by Tito Colliander. This classic little book is a short, profound and practical distillation of the teachings of the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church on the spiritual life. We left off last time at Chapter 17, in the midst of the author's extended reflection on prayer, which is of course the foundation of our life in Christ. We look forward to hearing your comments.

All are welcome, including newcomers and those who haven't had any time to read. For those who can't come in person, we will stream as usual here.

Also remember: Father John Behr, the world-renowned Orthodox scholar whose translation we have read together of On the Incarnation by St. Athanasius, will soon be visiting Halifax to deliver a talk and to conduct a seminar-style discussion on that same book of St. Athanasius, on July 3-4. More info here.

Love in Christ,


Please use the outdoor toilet. The chemical toilet downstairs was OK when we were a small congregation. Now that we are much larger, it is being used beyond its ability to cope. If you have suggestions, please let David or Mark know how we could improve the toilet issue.

The trip to Cape Breton went very well, thanks to Father Alexander, Jarod and Jullian. There are even Catechumens there. Please pray for the Catechumens.

May God bless each and every one of us.

Lots of love in Christ,

-- Father David

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Service Times

Saturday: 6:00pm Vespers

Sunday: 9:30am Hours, 10:00am Divine Liturgy, followed by coffee hour

See special service times, feasts, and parish events in our online Calendar.

Our parish uses the Old Style Julian calendar.

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Mission of St Seraphim of Sarov in Cape Breton


The Readers Service of the Hours and Typika on Sunday, June 23rd, at 10:30am at 10330 Kempt Head Rd, Ross Ferry, NS B1X.

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