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)
The services for the weekend of Dec. 7-8 will be as usual:
Saturday, Dec. 7: Vespers at 6 pm
Sunday, Dec 8: Hours, Liturgy, and Coffee Hour at 10 am.
This Sunday, Coffee Hour will take place after Liturgy at Father David's, Apartment 1205, 36 Abbey Road, Halifax.
Before or after Vespers on Saturdays and before the Hours on Sunday mornings; also by appointment.
As Father David announced last Sunday, Eric and Crystal Hyun will be hosting a Pre-Christmas lunch at their home in Pictou on Saturday, December 21, starting at 11:30 am. The address is 119 Prince St, Pictou, NS. All are welcome.
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.