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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

Weekly News

May 17, 2024

Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women

Saturday May 18 6:00pm Great Vespers

Sunday May 19 10:00am Divine Liturgy
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Tuesday May 21 St. John the Theologian
10am Liturgy

Message from Matushka Lena:

Christ is Risen! From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank all the members of the choir for all your hard work both during Great Lent and during all the services of Holy Week and Pascha. You all took the job very seriously and it is amazing how far our choir has come in a few short months. Of course, as I keep saying, this is just the beginning and there are many great feasts and much awesome music in our future. I look forward to continuing this journey together.

I need to thank my daughter Maria. Without her dedication and work, we could not have achieved this level of competence. I also would like to thank all relatives of choir members, you put up with someone who was maybe not there when you needed them, this is your sacrifice also.

Again, Christ is Risen! Thank you.

Matushka Lena

Mary Pemberton from Cape Breton and her family had a beautiful addition to their family. I don't have any of the details as to gender etc. but it looks good.

We celebrated the Baptism of eight and Chrismation of 2 Catechumens, who now become the Newly-illumined of the parish. Slowly, they will find their places within the parish. We welcome them into the Family of God.

Thank you to the ladies, Alena and Tatiana, who arranged the flowers for the tomb of Christ. They were beautifully arranged.

We were blessed to have someone in Ukraine who was willing to buy and send us a complete set of Liturgy Vessels. They were displayed so that we could look and touch before they were blessed.

Message from Dan:

Dear all:

Christ is risen!

A reminder that after taking a short and glorious break for Pascha, we will restart our bi-weekly meetings not this week, but next Saturday, May 25 at 4:30 p.m. before Vigil, in the basement at St Vladimir. From there, we will resume our regular schedule of meeting every second and fourth Saturday of the month.

There seems to be consensus that we should continue our ongoing discussion of Way of the Ascetics by Tito Colliander into the Paschal season, helping each other reflect on what this short book has to say about the spiritual life. We'll pick up where we left off at around Chapter 13. All are welcome. I'll send another reminder next week, but for those who can't come in person, we will stream the discussion as usual at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84462331463?pwd=NLFDnjMtzdVPfr etIBFaOp6m4aauVq.1

Love in Christ, Daniel

Catechumens and Newly-illumined

There will be the meeting of Catechumens and Newly-Illumined after coffee this Sunday.

This is not a usual view of the church, from the steps right through the nave and into the altar. Because it is usual to leave all the doors open at Pascha, we can see right through to the altar. Thank you to Father Alexander for suggesting that I take this picture. The open doors of course represent the open tomb that shows Christ is Risen. That is, of course, the great cry of the Paschal Feast - Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Pascha Lamp Roast

And the cry of the last 2000 years - Christ is Risen!

Love in Christ,
-- Father David

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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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Mission of St Seraphim of Sarov in Cape Breton


CANCELLED: The next service at the Cape Breton Mission will be on Big Bras díOr Community Hall on April 14th, 2024 at 1390 Old Rte 5, Big Bras díOr, NS B1X 1Y9 at 10:30am.

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