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St.Vladimir Orthodox Church

3163 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax, NS

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Holy Communion Due to the COVID-19 pandemic public church services are limited as follows.

Please wear masks and distance as appropriate.

Saturday: Vespers 6:00pm
Sunday: Hours and Liturgy 10:00am

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

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.

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 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 (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
 Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 
Great Vespers 6:00pm
Adoration of the Holy Cross
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
Vespers 6:00pm
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
Hours, Liturgy (for the Departed) 10:00am

Great Vespers 6:00pm
St. John Climacus
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
Matins, Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 6:30pm
Great Vespers 6:00pm
St. Mary of Egypt
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
Lazarus Saturday
Vespers of Palm Sunday 6:00pm
Palm Sunday
Hours, Blessing of Palms, Liturgy 10:00am
Great and Holy Monday
Great and Holy Tuesday
Great and Holy Wednesday
Great and Holy Thursday
Great and Holy Friday

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