I can’t imagine more appropriate words than those penned by Father Vladimir, and which I have asked remain, for now, as the introduction to the website of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Halifax Nova Scotia. All that he writes is true of the Orthodox Church and it would be arrogant of me to change it right now.
“There are many internet resources about the Orthodox Church, but we sincerely hope that this site will help to increase your awareness of the Orthodox presence in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Many people still think that the Orthodox Church is a ‘foreign’ church intended for Russians, Greeks, Ukrainians and other Eastern European and Mediterranean peoples. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Orthodox Church belongs to no one people or nation. The Orthodox Church belongs only to Christ, and He alone is its head, its Lord, its Master. Our Lord Jesus Christ calls all people to Himself, and his Orthodox Church welcomes them with love and brotherhood. If you enjoy our website, remember that you are perfectly welcome to come and visit us at worship. And if you decide to explore us more deeply, we will be happy to assist you in your seeking.” (
Father Vladimir (Tobin),parish rector in 1993-2019)
May God bless all of us who seek His Love, and give us the strength to persevere.
— Father David (Edwards)
Saturday June 3rd
Commemoration of the Departed
Acts 28:1-31; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
John 21:15-25; John 5:24-30
6pm Great Vespers
Numbers 11:16-17, 24-29; Joel 2:23-32; Ezekiel 36:24-28
Sunday June 4th
Pentecost - Trinity Sunday - Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Disciples
10am Divine Liturgy
John 7:37-52 and 8:12
If you will be at the Liturgy for the Departed on Saturday at 10am, please be sure to have your list of departed who will be commemorated, ready for reading out. As I have mentioned, non-Orthodox can be commemorated at this Liturgy. If you are not present, we will commemorate your list another time.
Some good news. We are planning to explore the possibility of opening a Mission on Cape Breton. We have a family of Catechumens who live north of Sydney and of course we have Mary and her family who live in Margaree. Mary is heading a committee that is making the plans. We expect that we shall serve a Liturgy near Mary's home on either the first or second Sunday in August. There will be more of this news a little later as the plans develop.
It's amazing who you can run into in Edmonton: David and Braidyn met this past week. They both look really well. Braidyn drove up while David was on a course. A nice "Selfie!"
May God bless all of us.
Love in Christ,
-- Father David
Saturday: 6:00pm Vespers
Sunday: 10:00am Hours and 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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