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St.Vladimir Orthodox Church

3163 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax, NS

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Words of Welcome

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)

Weekly News

August 6, 2022

Week 8 after Pentecost

Saturday August 6th 5:30pm Panikhida for the victims of the War in Ukraine followed by Great Vespers
Sunday August 7th 10:00am Divine Liturgy

1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Saint Matthew 14:14-22
Tone: 7

Dormition of Righteous Anna Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos
Galatians 4:22-31
Saint Luke 8:16-21

Tuesday August 9th Holy Great Martyr Panteleimon
1 Corinthians 12:12-26
Saint Matthew 18:18-22, 19:1-2, 13-15

My Dear Friends, I just can't get over it. The Picnic was a great success, the weather was a great success, the venue was a great success, the food was excellent; but most of all the people gathered together; The Parish of Saint Vladimir Prince of Kiev, Halifax Nova Scotia. What an incredible group of people. The love of being together was so obvious. The youngsters had a whale of a time. I hope Sergey found Mark and Jacob, who were hiding from him, before leaving. Who took pictures? I suddenly realized that there was no one taking pictures so I dug out my phone and these pictures are amongst the pictures I managed to snap (as we used to say when I was much younger), before we all dispersed.

St.Vladimir Patronal Feast Picnic

I did have that hotdog with relish, mustard and ketchup, just like the one I had that Canada Day in 1955.

Today is Thursday, and I still can't get over the Picnic. I suppose the thing that really impresses me is that we were all together and that there were so many present. The Catechumens were there, the kids were playing and everyone looked out for everyone. The food was laid out and there was plenty. I'm pretty sure that my life has been leading me to this place and to this time and this parish and that the Lord has waited and guided me to this place and time as Rector of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Halifax Nova Scotia; I can't possible believe otherwise. What the Lord has done and is doing in this parish is incredible and He allows me to be a part of it. For me that is a miracle. OK I really do have difficulty with numb legs sometimes especially after standing for a long time and then having to walk. That stool that Rhoda and Mark found for me, make things much more tolerable. You are tolerant and I thank God for that, as I thank God for Father Alexander, and for each of you.

St. Anne or Anna is the Mother of the Theotokos. She is not only the Patron Saint of the Province of Quebec, she is also considered the Grandmother of the Autochtone people of Nova Scotia, the Mi'kmaw.

May God continue to bless us as a parish, but also each family and individual,
In Christ,
--Father David

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Service Times

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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Reading and Listening

What on earth is the Orthodox Church?

Sermons and paschal messages.

Here you can watch video sermons given by Fr.Vladimir (Tobin) in 2018-2019.

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Capital Campaign

St.Vladimir‘s has begun the journey towards owning a permanent temple. Join Us!

You can Interac E-Transfer your donations now to halifaxorthodox@gmail.com.

Information and pledge forms.