I can’t imagine more appropriate words than those penned by Father Vladimir, and which I have asked remain, for now, as the introduction to the website of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Halifax Nova Scotia. All that he writes is true of the Orthodox Church and it would be arrogant of me to change it right now.
“There are many internet resources about the Orthodox Church, but we sincerely hope that this site will help to increase your awareness of the Orthodox presence in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Many people still think that the Orthodox Church is a ‘foreign’ church intended for Russians, Greeks, Ukrainians and other Eastern European and Mediterranean peoples. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Orthodox Church belongs to no one people or nation. The Orthodox Church belongs only to Christ, and He alone is its head, its Lord, its Master. Our Lord Jesus Christ calls all people to Himself, and his Orthodox Church welcomes them with love and brotherhood. If you enjoy our website, remember that you are perfectly welcome to come and visit us at worship. And if you decide to explore us more deeply, we will be happy to assist you in your seeking.” (
Father Vladimir (Tobin),parish rector in 1993-2019)
May God bless all of us who seek His Love, and give us the strength to persevere.
— Father David (Edwards)
Father Maximos of the St. Antonios Antiochian Orthodox Church invites the priests and parishioners of St. Vladimir Orthodox parish to the Feast of St. Anthony the Great on Jan. 17th in the evening:
Friday, Jan 17 - Vespers: 4:30 pm, Matins: 5:30 pm and Divine Liturgy: 6:30 pm
An Agape reception for everyone will follow at the end of the Liturgy.
For the address and directions to the church, please consult https://saintantonios.ca/directions
Saturday, Jan 18 - Vespers: 6 p.m. followed by Great Blessing of the Water
Sunday, Jan 19 - Holy Theophany. Liturgy: 10 a.m. followed by the Blessing of the Ocean
Saturday, Jan 25 - Vespers: 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 26 - Liturgy: 10 a.m. followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Parish
Annual General Meeting of the Parish:
The AGM will take place on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 after the Liturgy. A membership form will be sent out to everyone. Hard copies will also be available at church. Please print and fill out the membership form in order to be able to vote at the meeting. The forms are kept strictly confidential. (If you are a returning member, and there is no change of address or other information, please print and fill out the first page only.)
Saturday: 6:00pm Vespers
Sunday: 10:00am Hours and Divine Liturgy, followed by coffee hour
See special service times, feasts, and parish events in our online Calendar.