On behalf of the parish of St.Vladimir, I am happy to welcome you to our website. 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.
Fr Vladimir, Rector
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!
Please take note of the revised schedule for Holy Week:
Sat Apr. 20 4:00 p.m..: Baptisms of Joshua Simpon and Ivan Dubowezsky
6:00 p.m.: Vespers for Palm Sunday
Sun Apr. 21 10:00 a.m.: Hours, Blessing of Palms, Liturgy
Mon Apr.22 7:00 p.m.: Bridegroom Matins
Wed Apr. 24, 7:00 p.m.: Holy Anointing
Thu Apr. 25 (Last Supper) 10:00 a.m.: Liturgy of St. Basil
7:00 p.m.: Twelve Passion Gospels
Fri Apr. 26 (Holy Friday) 2:00 p.m.: Vespers
7:00 p.m.: Epitaphios
Sat Apr. 27 4:00 p.m.: Chrismation of Heather Decaire and Thomas York
11:00 p.m.: PASCHA: RESURRECTION + Blessing of Food baskets
We will have authentic Ukrainian wooden Easter eggs (pysanki) for sale starting this Saturday evening. They come in many different colours and geometric patterns and cost $5 each. Please place money into the donation box.
Confession: Confession is an integral part of our preparation for Pascha. To schedule a confession, please contact Fr. Vladimir.
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.