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St.Vladimir Orthodox Church

3163 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax, NS

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Words of Welcome

You may have heard that the Orthodox Church is strange, that it is foreign; you may think it caters to people who speak languages you donít and wonít understand.  You may even fear the Orthodox Church, after all it is Eastern. Youíve probably heard that itís for Russians or Greeks or Ukrainians or Arabs. Would you believe it if I told you that St. Vladimir Orthodox Church has more English language speaking parishioners than any other language; it was started as an English Mission? And that you would feel right at home in St. Vladimir Orthodox Church? Did you know that St. Vladimir, our Patron Saint, the Prince of Kiev was instrumental in the conversion of that part of the world to Orthodoxy, more than a thousand years ago? Did you know that the Orthodox Church has been teaching about Jesus Christ for more than 2,000 years, and that it has not altered those incredible teachings? Frequently we get asked, ďDo you believe in the Bible?Ē Our answer has to be, ďOf course we do, Orthodox Christians wrote the New Testament!Ē Orthodox Christians wrote the Gospels, the Epistles, the Acts of the Apostles and the great Revelation. The Orthodox Church (Orthodox meaning right believing) is the ancient and the modern Christian Church, which stretched and still stretches as far as St. Peter and St. Paul, and the other Disciples and Apostles, led by the Holy Spirit, travelled, and far beyond.

The Orthodox Church may be more than 2000 years old, but we live now, by holding on to Traditional Christian teachings. We live in and are part of the 21st Century. Glory to God!

It would be an adventure to visit St Vladimir Prince of Kiev church, and you would be welcome. We donít criticize, we donít judge and there are lots of children.

Saturday evening at 6pm we serve Vespers, which takes about an hour. Sunday 10am we serve Liturgy, which takes about two hours on a regular Sunday. The coffee time that follows lasts as long as people stay and chat, and eat, and drink tea and coffee. Our people love being in each othersí company so they donít hurry away.

How do we learn about the Church? By being part of the community, so we wait to welcome you.

In Christ,
Father David
Rector

Weekly News

June 7, 2024

Sunday of the Blind Man

Saturday June 8 6:00pm Vigil

Sunday June 9 10:00am Divine Liturgy
Tone 5

Wednesday June 12 6:00pm Vespers

Thursday June 13 The Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ
10am Divine Liturgy

A Note from Dan

Dear all:

Christ is risen! Two things that might interest you:

1. A reminder that we will meet this Saturday, June 8 at 4:30 p.m. before Vigil, in the basement at St Vladimir Parish. We will pick up our discussion of Way of the Ascetics by Tito Colliander at Chapter 15, where the author begins an extended reflection on prayer in the tradition of the Holy Fathers. All are welcome, especially newcomers. For those who can't come in person, we will stream as usual here.

2. As you may recall, a year and a half ago, we read together On the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius. I wanted to mention that the well-known Orthodox priest and scholar Father John Behr, whose own translation we read of On the Incarnation, will be visiting Halifax from Europe in early July for the Atlantic Theological Conference. During this conference he will conduct a seminar book study on that very same text of Saint Athanasius, which will happen at 2:30 p.m. on July 4. More information on this and on the conference in general is available here.

Love in Christ,

Daniel

Many of us have watched Father John Behr via the Internet and enjoyed his insight into the Gospel of Saint John the Theologian. This is our chance to see and hear him in person. Dan will inform us of the procedure to see and hear him live. The conference schedule is available here. But check with Dan or our very own presenter, Michelle. We speak a lot about Father John but let us not forget that one of the presenters is Michelle Wilband and I shall want to hear her presentation.

I notice that there are many of our families involved in Homeschooling and I'm convinced that we should be doing something to help them. It must be a struggle to keep current with curricula and activities. In internet searching for Orthodox Homeschooling, I notice that there are resources. I notice that there are even Canadian Homeschooling workbooks in various subjects and various levels. I would like to meet with all homeschooling parents to get ideas on how we can all work together. This would be best on a Sunday when all the children are occupied with each other. Shall we say this Sunday, in the upstairs, while the children are getting their food. This will be a very short meeting just to establish basically who we are. I look forward to meeting all of you. We can then share resources.

Stuff coming up

  • June 13 - Ascension
  • June 23 - Pentecost
  • July 1 - Start of Apostles Fast
  • July 12 - Peter and Paul
  • July 28 - Feast of St. Vladimir
  • July 29 - Parish Camp
  • August 4 - Blessing of Chariots (cars)
  • August 14 - Start of Dormition Fast
  • August 19 - Transfiguration
  • August 28 - Dormition (Theotokos)
Way - Way ahead

  • September 15 - Parish Photo
  • October 20 - Parish Annual General Meeting
With all that, may God bless all of us - Christ is Risen!
-- Father David

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Service Times

Saturday: 6:00pm Vespers

Sunday: 9:30am Hours, 10:00am Divine Liturgy, followed by coffee hour

See special service times, feasts, and parish events in our online Calendar.

Our parish uses the Old Style Julian calendar.

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