News and Events
January 24, 2015
Bishop's visit: A big thank you to all who helped make last weekend run smoothly - those who cleaned and set things up both for services and meals, chauffering our visitors, and other tasks. Thank you!!
Sat Jan 24: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Jan 25: Hours and Liturgy followed by coffee hour 10:00 am
Reminder - during winter, keep an eye on the weather and your emails in case of last-minute changes due to storms.
Civic Calendar with Service Schedule
Readers Vespers 6:00pm
Vigil of Nativity 9:00pm
Hours, Liturgy, Parish Potluck 10:00am
Circumcision of Jesus
Hours, Hierarchical Liturgy, Blessing of water, Parish potluck 10:00am
Matins, Liturgy, Blessing of water, Potluck (Hermitage of the Annunciation) 7:00am
Hours, Liturgy 10:00am
Sundays and major feasts are in red. Fast days are shaded.
January 16, 2015
This weekend His Grace Bishop Ire'ne'e of Ottawa and All Canada is coming for an arch-pastoral visit to Halifax. We invite you to our services:
Sat, January 17, 2015
6:00 pm Great Vespers (served by the rector, Igumen Vladimir Tobin)
Bishop Ire'ne'e's arrival is expected around 7:30pm (subject to flight delays). Upon his arrival, we'll have a potluck dinner and conversation with the the Bishop. Those intending to come, please bring one dish or a drink.
Sunday, January 18, 2015, Eve of Theophany
10:00 am: Hours and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
12:30 pm: Blessing of Water (please bring clean containers to take holy water home)
After the service we'll have a potluck lunch. Eve of Theophany is a strict fast. We ask you to bring one *LENTEN* dish (no meat, fish, eggs, or dairy products) or a drink.
Monday, January 19, 2015, Feast of Theophany
The services will be held at the Hermitage of the Annunciation in New Germany (one hour and a half drive from Halifax - see driving directions here). Goose Chase Rd, where the monastery is located, is slippery. The lane to the monastery is sanded, but please use care and drive slowly.
7:00 am: Matins
9:00 am: Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
At the end of the liturgy: Blessing of Water at the pond of St. Silouan.
Then, a potluck meal to celebrate the Feast (please bring a dish - NO MEAT, please - or a drink).
Waiting for you!==================================
В эти выходные состоится визит преосвященнейшего Иренея, епиского Оттавского и всея Канады в Галифакс. Приглашаем вас на наши службы:
Суббота, 17 января 2015
18:00: Великая Вечерня (служит настоятель, игумен Владимир Тобин)
Прибытие Владыки Иренея ожидается в 19:30 (если не будет задержки рейса). По его прибытии состоится праздничный ужин и беседа с Владыкой. Тех, кто собирается прийти, просим принести с собой одно блюдо или напитки.
Воскресенье, 18 января 2015, сочельник Богоявления
10:00: Часы и архиерейская Божественная Литургия св. Иоанна Златоуста
12:30: Освящение воды
По окончании службы - праздничный обед. Сочельник Богоявления - строгий пост. Просим принести с собой одно *ПОСТНОЕ* блюдо (без мяса, рыбы, яиц и молочных продуктов) или напитки.
Понедельник, 19 января 2015, праздник Богоявления
Службы пройдут в Благовещенской Пустыни ("Hermitage of the Annunciation") в Нью Джермани (в полутора часах езды от Галифакса - см. адрес здесь: http://hermitage.halifaxorthodox.org/location.html).
9:00: Божественная Литургия св. Василия Великого
По окончании литургии: Освящение Воды в пруду прп. Силуана.
После службы - праздничная трапеза. Просим принести одно блюдо (*БЕЗ МЯСА*) или напитки.
January 10, 2015
Christ is born! Glorify Him!
The celebration of the feast of Nativity continues!
Sat Jan 10: Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Jan 11: Hours and Liturgy followed by parish potluck 10:00 am
Don't forget next week His Grace Bishop Ire'ne'e will be visiting us. Further details to come.
Reminder: During this lovely time of year known as winter in Canada, bad weather can happen at any time. Please check your email during weekends in case there are last-minute updates to the service schedule due to storms.
Parish calendars: The 2015 calendars are for sale now. We have English-only and English+Russian church calendars with service and contact information for our parish. Suggested price is $10. Please put the money in the envelopes marked with "calendar".
January 3, 2015
Sunday of the Holy Fathers
Sat Jan 3: Readers Vespers 6:00 pm
Sun Jan 4: CANCELLED due to weather forecast.
For those who were scheduled for confession tonight, please come Monday evening, January 5. Father Vladimir will be at church by 6:00 pm. Please come as soon after 6:00 as possible, as Fr. Vladimir would like to end confessions by 7:30-8:00 pm.
The Sunday before the Nativity of the Lord is known as the Sunday of the Holy Fathers. On this day the Church commemorates all those who were well-pleasing to God from all ages, from Adam to St Joseph the Betrothed of the Most Holy Theotokos, those who are mentioned in the geneology of Luke 3:23-38. The holy prophets and prophetesses are also remembered today, especially the Prophet Daniel and the three holy youths (December 17).
Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ:
Tuesday Dec 6 9:00 pm - Vigil followed by pot-luck meal downstairs
Parish calendars: The 2015 parish calendars will be in church today. We have English-only and English+Russian church calendars with service and contact information for our parish. Suggested price is $10. Please put the money in the envelopes marked "calendar" or place in envelope and write "calendar" on it.
Upcoming episcopal visit: His Grace, Bishop Ire'ne'e, will be with us for the feast of Theophany. Further details to come.