Journey Towards Home:
Now: is our turn, in this time and place...
Just like the Israelites of Old, God’s people continue to wander until they find a place where God can dwell in their midst. The need for permanency for the faith community of St. Vladimir’s is no different. History speaks clearly about how the Church responds to the need of permanency; throughout the centuries, where ever the Faith spread, the great Founders of the Church established temples where Christ and the Holy Trinity could be worshipped, permanently.
Never was this an easy task. The Lives of the Saints describe challenges upon challenges that the Founders of monasteries and churches were faced with as they gathered the resources to build temples dedicated to God, worthy of heavenly worship.
And God’s blessing on their efforts to build his Kingdom here on earth is evident with the many saints and miracles that have come out of those churches.
It is now our turn, in this time and place, as a response of thanksgiving to the gift of faith given to us, with a faithful acknowledgment that God has visited our community for the past 15 years and has blessed it to continue — It is now our turn to become the founding saints of a permanent temple dedicated to the worship of the Holy Trinity in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
We ask you to consider making a one-time donation and/or a pledge, above what you already give, to the work of the Church through this Capital Campaign — building God’s kingdom in this time and place. Give according to your means, prayerfully and joyfully.
Pledge Form (PDF)
Please note that all proccedings from the following fundraising events will be directed to our Capital Campaign Fund.
If you have any new suggestions, please send them to capitalcampaign (at) halifaxorthodox (dot) org.
Votive and Tealight Candles
These candles are made in small batches by a parishioner of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church using recycled, blessed beeswax. The beeswax comes from candle stubs leftover after services. The candle stubs are collected, cleaned, and melted down to liquid form. The melted wax is then re-formed with new wicks into a useable candle again.
Please buy these candles for your home worship or other candle needs. The wax is blessed so please dispose of any leftover wax respectfully (not in regular trash) or return the wax to Juliana who will use it again.!
ALL money collected from the sale of these candles goes to the Capital Campaign!
Tea lights: $1.50 Votives: $2.50
Please note: As with all votive candles, to ensure they burn properly (and not quickly melt into a puddle) please burn them in a proper votive holder.
Hand-Painted Wooden Eggs
We have authentic Ukrainian hand-painted wooden eggs (“Pysanki”) for sale, many colors and patterns to choose from, $5 each. They will be available for purchase until mid May 2015. When purchasing, please put money in an envelope, mark as “for wooden eggs”, and place it in the donation box.
Orthodox Calendars 2015
Our 2015 Orthodox wall calendars are on sale for $5 each. Both English-only and English/Russian versions are available.
Russian books for sale
We are selling books by some classic Russian and Soviet authors in original Russian and translations. 10% of the sale price will go towards the Capital Campaign.
In Russian: Pushkin, Lermontov, Dostoyevsky, Saltykov-Shchedrin, Nekrasov, Leo Tolstoy, Chekhov, Goncharov, M.Gorky, Alexey Tolstoy, Ehrenburg, Pilnyak, Novikov-Priboy, A.Stepanov, Solzhenitsyn, Pelevin
In English: Turgenev, Solzhenitsyn, Shalamov
In French: Dostoevsky, Alexey Tolstoy, Platonov, Axionov, Evtouchenko, Solzhenitsyn
In German: Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Chekhov
In Dutch: Dostoevsky, Akhmatova, M.Gorky, Paustovsky, Ulitskaya, Makanin
Dictionaries: Russian-Dutch and Dutch-Russian; Medicine dictionary (5 languages: Russian, English, French, Italian, German)
Please contact Alina Kirsanova for details if interested in any of these authors:
alinakirs (at) gmail (dot) com.
$5000 for a Metal Roof Referral
We have an opportunity to get $5000 for the church without spending a penny (sort of :) ).
Maritime Permanent Roofing install “interlock” permanent metal roofs (with a life-time warranty) and have a referral program for their costumers: If you help to bring a new customer who orders a roof there, they issue up to $5000 for the referral.
If someone in our circle — parish members, their friends, relatives or co-workers — is in need of a new roof anyway and would like to consider installing an interlock roof (which is more expensive than asphalt shingles but gives a better value in a long run, as well as energy efficiency), and would mention Alina as a referral while dealing with the company, the whole referral payment will transferred to our Capital Campaign fund.
There will be a brochure and their business cards in the synaxis room. Please contact Alina if you have any questions.