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)
Saturday, Feb 22 - Liturgy: 10 a.m. Commemoration of the Dead
Vespers: 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb 23 - Hours, Liturgy: 10 a.m. Sunday of the Last Judgement (Meat-fare Sunday) followed by Coffee hour.
For the Liturgy this Saturday morning, Father David asks everyone to bring an already prepared list of names of those Orthodox departed family members or friends that you wish to be remembered.
Confessions: Confessions are before or after Vespers on Saturdays and before the Hours on Sundays; also by appointment.
Volunteering: think about it! Is there just one little thing you could manage to do to help our Church, especially as an offering to the Lord during Lent?
The ladies/men of the Church who are bravely cooking for coffee hour, cleaning the church, washing dishes, baking prosphora, bringing flowers and shoveling snow are short in number and would very much appreciate some help!
If you are available to help, please contact Crystal Hyun or Heather & Dave Decaire. Everyone is encouraged to bring a small side dish each Sunday to supplement the main dish. Or just bring something! Some bread, crackers, fruit, cookies, dessert are just a few little suggestions. Men are also needed to shovel the front stairs, put sand on icy patches around the exterior of the church, clean candle stands, empty garbage, etc.
Let's all thank those ladies/men for the work they have faithfully done and are continuing to do! May we all do whatever we are able to do for the Lord and to His glory.
Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 8 at 5 p.m: at St. Antonios Orthodox Church, corner of Chebucto and Windsor Streets, Halifax.
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.