News and Events

July 13, 2018

Here's the schedule for the rest of July, but please watch for the weekly updates as we're now into the unpredictable season of summer vacations, when plans can change:

Sunday, July 15: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

Sunday, July 22: Readers service (Hours and Typika), time to be confirmed

Celebration of the feast of St. Vladimir:

Sat July 28: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun July 29: Hours, Liturgy and outdoor potluck picnic (weather permitting), either on the church grounds or the nearby York Redoubt, further details to come. Please bring a food contribution if you can and join us in the celebration of our patronal feast!

Civic Calendar with Service Schedule

Year 2018
July
 Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 
      01
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
0203040506
Birth of St.John the Baptist
0708
Hours, Typica 10:30am
09101112
App Peter & Paul
131415
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
16171819202122
Hours, Typica 10:30am
232425262728
St.Vladimir
Vespers 6:00pm
29
Hours, Liturgy, parish picnic 10:00am
3031     

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

July 6, 2018

Services for this weekend:

Sat July 7: no services

Sun July 8: Readers services (hours and Typika) and coffee hour 10:30 am

June 16, 2018

Sat Jun 16: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 17: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

June 2, 2018

This weekend we celebrate the feast of All Saints

Sat Jun 2: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 3: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

May 16, 2018

Ascension of Our Lord

Wed May 16: Vespers, Liturgy 6:00 pm

Sat May 19: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun May 20: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

Street closures this weekend due to the Bluenose Marathon: Be prepared to change your route to church this weekend. On Sunday morning, anyone coming in from Dartmouth will need to take the MacKay Bridge. Visit http://bluenosemarathon.com/street-closures/ for full details.

May 5, 2018

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

The celebration of the Feast of Feast continues.

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

April 27, 2018

Sat Apr 28: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Apr 29: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

April 20, 2018

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

The celebration of the Feast of Feast continues.

Noble Joseph and the the Holy Myrrhbearers

Sat Apr 21: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Apr 22: Hours, Liturgy, coffee hour 10:00 am

March 27, 2018

Please note that there have been adjustments made to the Holy Week schedule of services:

Wed Mar 28: 6:00 pm Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Fri Mar 30: 6:00 Vespers for Lazarus Saturday - cancelled

Sat Mar 31 (Lazarus Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom; 6:00 p.m. Vespers of Palm Sunday

Sun Apr 1 (Palm Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom ; 7:00 p.m. Bridegroom Matins - Bridegroom Matins cancelled

Mon., Apr. 2: 7:00 p.m. Bridegroom Matins

Tue., Apr. 3: 7:00 p.m. Bridegroom Matins - cancelled

Wed., Apr. 4: 7:00 p.m. Service of Anointing

Thu., Apr. 5 (Last Supper): 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of St. Basil; 7:00 p.m. The Twelve Passion Gospels

Fri., Apr. 6 (Great and Holy Friday): 2:00 p.m. Vespers; 7:00 p.m. Epitaphos

Sat., Apr. 7 (Annunciation & Holy Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of St. Basil + Blessing of food baskets; 11:00 p.m. PASCHA: RESURRECTION + Blessing of food baskets

Confession is required to receive the Eucharist at Pascha - please contact Fr Vladimir to schedule a time.

Confessions during Holy Week: Fr. Vladimir will be available Sat Mar 31 before Vespers (please make an appointment); Friday Apr 6 between 12:00-1:30 pm (please email Fr. Vladimir if you wish to come, and come as early as possible); Sat Apr 7 10:00-12:00 pm (please email Fr. Vladimir if you wish to come, and come as early as possible - this will be the final opportunity for confession before Pascha).

March 24, 2018

Sat Mar 24: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Mar 25: Hours, Liturgy followed by a coffee hour 10:00 am

March 17, 2018

Sat Mar 17: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Mar 18: Hours, Liturgy followed by a coffee hour 10:00 am

Wed Mar 21: Matins with the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 6:00 pm

Fri Mar 23: Akathist Service 6:00 pm

March 10, 2018

This weekend we celebrate Veneration of the Cross:

Sat Mar 10: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Mar 11: Hours, Liturgy followed by a coffee hour 10:30 am

Reminder - clocks go forward one hour Saturday night. Please note change in start time for this Sunday only due to the time change.

Wed Mar 14: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 6:00 pm

February 17, 2018

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord and we mark the beginning of Lent:

Sat Feb 17: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Feb 18: Hours, Liturgy, Forgiveness Sunday Vespers followed by a coffee hour 10:00 am

First week of Lent:

Mon Feb. 19: 6:00 p.m. Great Compline & Great Canon
Tue Feb. 20: 6:00 p.m. Great Compline & Great Canon
Wed Feb.: 21 6:00 p.m. Great Compline & Great Canon
Thur Feb. 22: 6:00 p.m. Great Compline & Great Canon

The full schedule for Lent can be viewed here.

Confessions: Confession during Lent is a key part of our preparations for Pascha. Father Vladimir is available for confessions before Vespers. Please contact him to set a time (please send your request before Sat noon as once he leaves home to travel to Halifax he won't have access to his emails).

February 10, 2018

Sat Feb 10: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Feb 11: Hours, Liturgy followed by a coffee hour 10:00 am

Next weekend we will celebrate the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord and Forgiveness Sunday which marks the beginning of Lent:

Sat Feb 17: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Feb 18: Hours, Liturgy, Forgiveness Sunday Vespers, coffee hour 10:00 am

The full Lenten service schedule will come out soon.

January 8, 2018

The celebration of the feast of the Nativity continues.

Archbishop Irénée's flight got cancelled, so he is not coming this weekend and we will only have regular services.

Sat Jan 13: Vespers

Sun Jan 14: Hours, Liturgy followed by a coffee hour 10:00 am

We will celebrate the feast of Theophany the following weekend:

Sat Jan 20: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Jan 21: Hours, Liturgy followed by the Blessing of the Waters, coffee hour. Please bring a container if you wish to take some Holy Water home. Your container should be very clean, soak it in very hot, soapy water.

January 2, 2018

Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ

Sat Jan 6: vigil 9:00 pm followed by potluck meal

No services Sunday Jan 7

Confessions: Confession is an integral part of our preparation for the feast of the Nativity and is required in order to receive the Eucharist at the feast. Please contact Father Vladimir as soon as possible to arrange a time. Confessions are normally heard Saturday before Vespers. Please note that confessions will not be possible the evening of Jan 6 before the vigil. For those coming from out of town, please discuss suitable arrangements with Fr. Vladimir. Fr. Vladimir can be reached by email and requests for confessions for the following Saturday should be sent before noon on Sat as after that point, he will not be able to check his emails while travelling to Halifax for the weekend.

Parking at the church for Nativity: Please remember that parking is limited, please be mindful in how you park to allow access and room for others. Should the parking lot be full, latecomers might have to park on Fergusons Cove Road across from the church, but note the winter parking ban is now in effect - for updates, please visit https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/winter-operations. With extra cars and people in the parking lot and possible slippery conditions, please use extra care entering the driveway. Thank you for your cooperation.

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