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St.Vladimir Orthodox Church

3163 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax, NS

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Services

Holy Communion CHURCH CLOSED DUE TO COVID as ordered by the Government of Nova Scotia.

Watch for further notices and information and PRAY.

You will have to observe Holy Week and Pascha at home.

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
May
 Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 
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Great and Holy Saturday
02
Great and Holy Pascha: CHRIST IS RISEN!
03
Bright Monday
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Thomas Sunday
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Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women
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The Sunday of the Paralytic
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Feast Of Mid-Pentecost
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Sundays and major feasts are in red. Fast days are shaded.