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St.Vladimir Orthodox Church

3163 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax, NS

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August 17, 2019

Fr. Vladimir will not be serving at St. Vladimir's this coming weekend. He will be there for Sat./Sun. August 25/26.

Father Vladimir has given his blessing for St. Vladimir's parish to hold a Readers Service ("Obednitsa") on Sunday, August 18 at 10:30 am. This is a prayer service for lay people when no clergy are available to serve the Liturgy. It is not very long, between one-half hour and one hour.

Civic Calendar with Service Schedule

Year 2019
August
 Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 
   010203
Vespers 6:00pm
04
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
050607080910
Vespers 6:00pm
11
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
121314
Dormition Fast Begins
151617
Vespers 6:00pm
18
Hours, Typica 10:30am
19
Transfiguration
2021222324
Vespers 6:00pm
25
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
262728
Dormition of the Theotokos
293031
Vespers 6:00pm
 

Sundays and major feasts are in red. Fast days are shaded.

August 3, 2019

On the weekend, services will be as usual:

Sat Aug 3: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Aug 4: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

July 27, 2019

This weekend July 27-28 we will be celebrating the Feast Day of St. Vladimir, our parish's patron saint. Fr. Vladimir has just returned from his vacation and will be leading the celebration. (Please note that Father is unable to host the services and the picnic at his home in New Germany.) The services at our church are as follows:

Sat July 27: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun July 28: Hours, Liturgy 10:00 am

After Liturgy, weather permitting, we will be having a parish picnic either at the church or at York Redoubt picnic grounds which are about a 5 minutes drive from the church.

As for the picnic, please bring whatever picnic food and cold drinks that you can. Thanks! (Picnic foods are things that are easy to carry and eat without using utensils - sandwiches, pizza, salads, chips, cookies, fruit, and any other finger foods that are your favorites.)

July 20, 2019

On the weekend, services will be as usual:

Sat July 20: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun July 21: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

July 11, 2019

On July 11, 2019 at 6 pm there will be a Vespers service for the Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul. Please note that there will not be a Liturgy on July 12 for the Feast.

On the weekend, services will be as usual:

Sat July 13: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun July 14: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

June 29, 2019

Sunday of All Saints of North America

This weekend services are as usual:

Sat June 29: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun June 30: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

June 15, 2019

This weekend services are as usual:

Sat June 22: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun June 23: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

Please note: Baptism of Baby Vera Treiger on Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome!

June 15, 2019

This weekend we celebrate Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit:

Sat June 15: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun June 16: Hours, Liturgy, Kneeling Vespers, coffee hour 10:00 am

May 31, 2019

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

The Paschal season is drawing to close.

Sat June 1: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun June 2: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

Ascension

Wed June 5: Vespers 6:00 pm

May 10, 2019

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

The Paschal season continues: Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women

Sat May 11: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun May 12: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am.

May 4, 2019

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

The Paschal celebration continues:

Sat May 4: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun May 5: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am.

April 27, 2019

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

Sat Apr. 27 4:00 p.m..: Chrismation of Heather Decaire and Thomas York

11:00 p.m.: PASCHA: RESURRECTION + Blessing of Food baskets

Parking: Our neighbour has kindly allowed the use of his parking space, so parking on both sides of the lot is permitted tonight. If the lot is full, street parking is also possible on Fergusons Cove Road. If arriving late, please use caution when entering the driveway as there might be a procession in progress (weather permitting).

Potluck after service: As Pascha is a time of celebrating new life, Fr. Vladimir asks that we consider bringing vegetarian dishes tonight rather than meat.

April 19, 2019

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

Please take note of the revised schedule for Holy Week:

Lazarus Saturday

Sat Apr. 20 4:00 p.m..: Baptisms of Joshua Simpon and Ivan Dubowezsky
6:00 p.m.: Vespers for Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Sun Apr. 21 10:00 a.m.: Hours, Blessing of Palms, Liturgy

Holy Week

Mon Apr.22 7:00 p.m.: Bridegroom Matins

Wed Apr. 24, 7:00 p.m.: Holy Anointing

Thu Apr. 25 (Last Supper) 10:00 a.m.: Liturgy of St. Basil
7:00 p.m.: Twelve Passion Gospels

Fri Apr. 26 (Holy Friday) 2:00 p.m.: Vespers
7:00 p.m.: Epitaphios

Sat Apr. 27 4:00 p.m.: Chrismation of Heather Decaire and Thomas York

11:00 p.m.: PASCHA: RESURRECTION + Blessing of Food baskets

We will have authentic Ukrainian wooden Easter eggs (pysanki) for sale starting this Saturday evening. They come in many different colours and geometric patterns and cost $5 each. Please place money into the donation box.

Confession: Confession is an integral part of our preparation for Pascha. To schedule a confession, please contact Fr. Vladimir.

April 16, 2019

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

We apologize for the last-minute notice, but the Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy is cancelled.

April 10, 2019

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

We apologize for the last-minute notice, but the service of the Canon of St. Andrew for Wed Apr 10 is cancelled.

St. Mary of Egypt

Sat Apr 13: Great Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Apr 14: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

Wed Apr 17: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 6:00 p.m.

April 5, 2019

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

St. John Climacus // Annunciation

Sat Apr 6: Great Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Apr 7: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

Wed Apr 10: Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete 6:00 p.m.

Fri Apr 12: Akathist 6:00 p.m.

March 22, 2019

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever! Here are the upcoming services for this week:

St. Gregory Palamas

Sat Mar 23: Great Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Mar 24: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

Wed Mar 27: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 6:00 p.m.

An invitation from the Serbian Orthodox community:

Dear Orthodox brothers and sisters from St Vladimir, our Serbian Orthodox Comunity invites you to take part in Liturgy which is going to take place at St Anthony Church on Saturday Mar 23 at 10:00 am, here in Halifax thanks to dear father Maximus Skali who gave us their beautiful temple for this purpose. After Liturgy, there will be a potluck. We would be glad to see you all.

Adoration of Holy Cross

Sat Mar 30: Great Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Mar 31: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:30 am

March 15, 2019

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever! Here are the upcoming services for this week:

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Sat Mar 16: Great Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Mar 17: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:30 am

Wed Mar 13: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 6:00 p.m.

St. Gregory Palamas

Sat Mar 23: Great Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Mar 24: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:30 am

Wed Mar 27: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 6:00 p.m.

March 9, 2019

This weekend we mark the start of Lent and our preparation for Pascha, the feast of feasts:

Sat Mar 9: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Mar 10: Hours, Liturgy, Forgiveness Sunday Vespers, coffee hour 10:30 am

Please note that clocks go forward an hour Saturday night. As a result, for this Sunday, we will begin the hours at 10:30 am.

Mon Mar 11: Great Compline & Great Canon 6:00 p.m.

Tue Mar 12: Great Compline & Great Canon 6:00 p.m.

Wed Mar 13: Great Compline & Great Canon 6:00 p.m.

Thurs Mar 14: Great Compline & Great Canon 6:00 p.m.

The full schedule for Lent is available here. Please continue to check the weekly updates in case of any changes.

Confession: Confession is an integral part of our preparation for Pascha. To schedule a confession, please contact Fr. Vladimir.

March 2, 2019

New parishioner: Congratulation to Jessica and Ryan on the birth of their son! Ivan Alexander arrived on February 24th at 9:00 pm. Mom and baby are doing well. May God grant little Ivan many, many years!

Services this week are as usual:

Sat Mar 2: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Mar 3: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am.

Please check your email for updates before leaving tomorrow in case we must cancel due to weather conditions. Any cancellation note will be sent out before 8:30. Should the service proceed, please use your best judgement in deciding whether you should venture out and drive with caution. Be especially cautious going up the church driveway in case it is not yet plowed. If you have difficulty negotiating the driveway, parking on Fergusons Cove Road may be a better option.

Note that next weekend marks the start of Lent:

Sat Mar 9: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Mar 10: Hours, Liturgy, Forgiveness Sunday Vespers, coffee hour 10:00 am

The Lenten service schedule will come out soon.

February 15, 2019

This weekend we celebrate the feast of the Meeting of the Lord:

Sat Feb 16: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Feb 17: Hours, Blessing of Candles, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am.

February 8, 2019

Services this weekend are as usual:

Sat Feb 9: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Feb 10: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am.

February 2, 2019

Services this weekend are as usual:

Sat Feb 2: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Feb 3: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am.

January 18, 2019

This weekend we celebrate the feast of the Theophany of our Lord

Sat Jan 19: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Jan 20: Hours, Liturgy, Blessing of the Water, coffee hour 10:00 am.

If you wish to take holy water home with you, please bring a very clean container.

January 12, 2019

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

The feast of the Nativity continues. Services are as usual this weekend.

Sat Jan 12: Vespers 6:00 pm

Sun Jan 13: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am.

January 5, 2019

Feast of the Nativity:

Sat Jan 5: Vespers 6:00
Sun Jan 6: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

Feast of the Nativity:
Sun Jan 6: Vigil 9:00 pm

Confessions: Confession is an integral part of one's preparation to receive the Eucharist at Nativity. To schedule a confession, please contact Fr Vladimir as soon as possible do he can plan accordingly.

New church calendars for 2019 are now available, the suggested donation is $12. There are English and bilingual English/Russian versions available. Please place the money in the donation box in a specially marked envelope

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