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St.Vladimir Orthodox Church

3163 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax, NS

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Holy Communion The services of the Church are not laid upon us as burdens. Prayer and worship is a great privilege given to us by God Himself. We are permitted to stand in His presence and to seek after Him in prayer.

Saturday: Vespers 6:00pm
Sunday: Hours 9:30am, Liturgy 10:00am

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...”).


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.

Confessions take place during the Liturgy; also by appointment with Fr David.

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 (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 2024
 Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 
Vespers 6:00pm
Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Hours 9:30am

Liturgy 10:00am
Commemoration of the Departed
Liturgy 10:00am

Vespers 6:00pm
Meatfare Sunday
Hours 9:30am

Baptism, Liturgy 10:00am
Vespers 6:00pm
Cheesefare / Forgiveness Sunday
Hours 9:30am

Liturgy 10:00am
Great Lent
The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete I-II 6:00pm
The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete III-IV 6:00pm
Vigil 6:00pm
Triumph of
Liturgy 10:00am
Presanctified Liturgy 6:30pm
Commemoration of the Departed
Vigil 6:00pm
St. Gregory
Hours 9:30am

Liturgy 10:00am

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