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)
Week 15 after Pentecost
Saturday September 24rd 6:00pm Vigil (that's Vespers and Matins)
Sunday September 25th 10:00am Divine Liturgy
Readings for this Sunday
2 Corinthians 4:6-15
St. Matthew 22:35-46
Monday September 27th Great Vespers The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross
Exodus 15:22-27; 16:1-2,
1 Corinthians 1:18-24
Saint John 19-16-11; 13-20; 25-28; 30-35
Also the repose of St. John Chrysostom archbishop of Constantinople
Postponed until October 8: ADULT EDUCATION AND CATECHUMEN INSTRUCTION
Please remember the Adult Education, including Catechumen instruction, at 4:30 Saturday October 8th, that's just before Vespers. Dan has emailed the sheets we will be looking at as the books (On the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius) have not yet arrived.
In the church are posters for the garlic produced by the Monks at the Hermitage of the Annunciation. Most of us use garlic and this particular garlic is not only Canadian but also local. Father JB happened to mention that the success of this year's Garden will depend on how much garlic they sell at just $13.50 per pound. Please take advantage of this offer. If you are not used to ordering from the monks have a word with David or Heather who order regularly from them. They will tell you how to order and pay. I'm going to order enough to last me for the whole year by freezing cloves (of garlic that is!) I'm sure Google will tell you how to freeze or preserve garlic (it's got everything else!) There is also the Monk's Garden: I've published the posters about this for several weeks.
CLICK THE LINK TO ORDER. Please, have your order in by Friday 12noon. Click here to order monk grown veggies Payments: cash (when you pick up your order) or by e-transfer: monks.ns.garden (at) gmail.com. Please wait to pay until we have confirmed that we have enough vegetables to fill your order.
Please also remember to send in your Registration, that's Membership Form. This must be done annually. For membership and voting privileges, you must be 18 years of age and a communicant of the Church. The Annual General Meeting is on October 16th which is the 18th Sunday after Pentecost. The meeting will immediately follow the Liturgy and before Coffee Hour. This is where the new Parish Council is presented to the congregation and where anyone can bring up things that need to be discussed under New Business. You also get to listen to the Rector's Report as well as the reports of the President, and the Treasurer, plus a report on the structure (fabric) of the building. Everybody needs to be present for this.
I'm glad to say that the number of Prosphora bakers is increasing. We have ordered several new Prosphora Seals so that the bakers don't have to go searching to find a seal. I have asked Kateryna Lukiian to organize a schedule for Prosphora baking thus making sure that we are never without bread for the Liturgy.
Congratulations to Vladimir and Meagan on their beautiful Wedding (Crowning) this past Sunday after Liturgy. May God bless Vladimir and Meagan as they proceed into the Life of the Church, the Body of Christ as King and Queen of their new Family in Christ, portraying the glory and honour that God has bestowed upon them.
May God bless all of us and keep us in His love,
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. Our parish uses the Old Style Julian calendar.
Due to covid please wear masks and distance as appropriate.
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