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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
Rector

Weekly News

July 12, 2024

Third Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints of North America
All Saints of Rus

(Rus is an old name for Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and more)

Saturday July 13 6 pm Vigil

Sunday July 14 10:00 am Divine Liturgy
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We must remember that the Orthodox Church in itself, existing over large areas, is not political but often embroiled in the politics of the lands, as in Rus, Turkey, and elsewhere. We pray earnestly for the peoples of Rus and elsewhere, that God will protect them.

We must remember is that when Russian Orthodoxy came to North America in 1794 (sent by Catherine the Great), Alaska was owned by Imperial Russia. During the time of the Martyr Juvenaly, more than 6,000 Sugpiaq natives were baptized on Kodiak.

We are very blessed to have an influx of baptisms of small children and babies. I'm hoping we may reach 6,000, but we would need a much larger building, several families have come to us from New Brunswick and we certainly welcome them.

We are still working on the problem of this building. We have requested the Anglican parish that owns this church, to estimate the cost if they were to sell it to us. We await their estimate.

Mark has just reminded me that there is a work day tomorrow, that's Saturday July 13. He will be there at about 8.30am. You'd be surprised at what needs doing.

The day after our Parish Celebration, (which is Sunday July 28, St. Vladimir Day and we are hoping that the Archbishop will be with us), the Parish Camp is planned to start, if there is enough interest. For details, please consult Dan, or the Decaire family.

I blessed, via email, for safe travel, the Decaire family who are returning from Winnipeg.

We blessed at Vespers on Thursday evening or at the Liturgy on Friday morning, Father Alexander and his family who are heading for Russia for a month, Noah and Andrew who leave aboard a ship for a 3-month voyage to various places on the other side of the Atlantic.

Please make sure you pray for all of them and others.

May God bless all of us,

Love in Christ,

-- Father David

Stuff coming up

  • July 28 - Feast of St. Vladimir
  • July 29 - Parish Camp (pending interest)
  • August 4 - Blessing of Chariots (cars)
  • August 14 - Start of Dormition Fast
  • August 19 - Transfiguration
  • August 28 - Dormition (Theotokos)

Way - Way ahead

  • September 1- Orthodox New Year
  • September 8 - Catechumen meetings resume
  • September 11 - Beheading of St. John, the Baptist
  • September 15 - Parish Photo - please be present
  • September 21 - Nativity of Theotokos
  • September 27 - Exultation of the Cross
  • October 20 - Parish Annual General Meeting
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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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Capital Campaign

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The Readers Service of the Hours and Typika will be held on Sunday, July 14th, at 10:30am at 11 Anderson Avenue, Sydney.

The Divine Liturgy will be held on Saturday, July 20th at 10330 Kempt Head Rd, Ross Ferry, NS B1X 1M4 at 10:30am.

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