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St.Vladimir Orthodox Church

3163 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax, NS

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Services

Holy Communion Due to the COVID-19 pandemic public church services are limited to 25% of the venue’s capacity up to 50 people indoors or 75 people outdoors with social distancing.

Saturday: 6:00pm Vespers

Sunday: 10:00am Outdoor Hours and Divine Liturgy

Masks, distancing and signing and required.

Languages of Service: English, Slavonic, occasional French and Greek

Calendar: Old Style

Patronal Feast: July 28 (July 15 old calendar)

Holy Communion

Holy Communion Holy Communion is open to Orthodox Christians who are properly prepared to receive by Fasting, Prayer and Confession and are present in the church by the time of the opening blessing (“Blessed is the Kingdom...”).

Confessions

Confessions by appointment with Fr David.

Everyone should make every effort to come to confession regularly, and especially before the great festivals of the Church.

Confession is an integral part of the Christian life/worship experience. In the Orthodox tradition, it should practices regularly in conjunction with attendance at Vespers and Liturgy and reception of the sacrament. The best way to approach confession is to prepare oneself carefully before coming to the church, and be concise and clear during confession so that everything may proceed easily and smoothly. Time is somewhat limited, and there may be a fairly large number of people wanting/needing confession. Please be considerate of others in this regard.

Submitting Names

There is the custom of submitting names to be remembered during the Prothesis (or Proskimidia) at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy. This practice is normally reserved for the commemoration of living or departed Orthodox believers, or family members or very close friends. Think carefully of who may need special prayer at that particular time, and submit only those names. They must be submitted during the Prothesis while the priest is still in the process of preparing the diskos.

Panikhidas

Panikhidas (prayers for the departed) and other prayers of blessings are performed on Saturdays (before or after Vespers) or at other prearranged times. Requests for such services must be made at least twenty-four hours in advance. Normally a Panikhida is served for one or two very specific departed persons. The general rule is that the Panikhida is reserved only for departed Orthodox Christians, although in the case of family members or very close friends, this rule is often overlooked.

Civic Calendar with Service Schedule

Year 2021
June
 Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 
 010203040506
Sunday of the Blind Man
Hours, Liturgy (by appointment) 10:00am
07080910
Ascension
of our Lord
1112
Baptism of Jeffersons family 10:00am
13
Hours, Liturgy (by appointment) 10:00am
141516171819
Vespers 6:00pm
20
Pentecost
Hours, Liturgy, Kneeling Vespers 10:00am
21
Spirit Day
22
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
23242526
Vespers 6:00pm
27
Hours, Liturgy, farewell to Nick 10:00am
28
Apostles’ Fast Begins
2930    

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