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Church Services:

Sunday Liturgy – 11:00 am

Saturday Service of Vigil – 7:00 pm  

(Confessions available afterwards)

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2022 September

Divine Services & Events:

Special Prayer Service (Moleben & Panakhyda) for Ukraine under Invasion

     Saturdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (before the Vigil Service [except April 16 & 30])

 

Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS: Saturdays 5:30-6:30 pm

 

Ecology Protection Vespers: Wednesday 31 August                                             7:00 pm

 

Nativity of the Theotokos Great Feast: Festal Vespers: 07 September            7:00 pm

 

Nativity of the Theotokos Great Feast: Festal Matins: 08 September               7:00 pm

 

Universal Uplifting of the Holy Cross Great Feast Festal Vespers: 13 Sept 7:00 pm

 

Universal Uplifting of the Holy Cross Great Feast Festal Matins: 14 Sept    7:00 pm

 

 


2022 August

 

Divine Services & Events:

Special Prayer Service (Moleben & Panakhyda) for Ukraine under Invasion

     Saturdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (before the Vigil Service [except April 16 & 30])

 

Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS: Saturdays 5:30-6:30 pm

 

Thank you everyone who helped make Bishop David’s Pastoral Visitation a success!

 

The Dormition Fast: 01 – 14 August

 

Feast of the Holy Maccabee Martyrs 01 August

 

Holy Transfiguration Great Feast: 05 August: Festal Vigil                                    7:00 pm

 

Holy Dormition Great Feast, Festal Matins: 14 August                                          7:00 pm

 

Ecology Protection Vespers: Wednesday 31 August                                             7:00 pm

 

Nativity of the Theotokos Great Feast: Festal Vespers: 07 September            7:00 pm

 

Nativity of the Theotokos Great Feast: Festal Matins: 08 September               7:00 pm

 

Universal Uplifting of the Holy Cross Great Feast Festal Vespers: 13 Sept 7:00 pm

 

Universal Uplifting of the Holy Cross Great Feast Festal Matins: 14 Sept    7:00 pm

 

 


Divine Services & Events: 2022 July

Special Prayer Service (Moleben & Panakhyda) for Ukraine under Invasion

     Saturdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (before the Vigil Service [except April 16 & 30])

Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS: Saturdays 5:30-6:30 pm

Slava Celebration & Film: Revolution of our Times                            July 24                                                      (tentative venue: Home of the Chiu)

 Bishop David’s Episcopal Visitation:                                                      July 31

                           Eis Polla Eti, Dhespota!

                           We Very Warmly Greet our Archpastor & Father, Bishop David

                           (one cannot exactly “welcome” a Bishop to his own Church)

                           Who is kind enough to come all the way to Celebrate Liturgy for us

 

Ton Dhespotin in English:

Our Bishop, High Priest, and Head of our Church, *Lord our God save and bless. 

God grant him many years. God grant him many years.

God grant him many happy years.

New Roof for Parish Hall

            We are discerning to replace the 30+ year old roof.

            Please make know your thoughts/feelings to the Parish Chair or Priest

 


Divine Services & Events: 2022 June

Special Prayer Service (Moleben & Panakhyda) for Ukraine under Invasion

     Saturdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (before the Vigil Service [except April 16 & 30])

Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS: Saturdays 5:30-6:30 pm

Paschaltide: Paskha to All Saints Feast (57 days)

The No-Kneeling Rule: as the Paschal Season is of such Great Joy, there is no kneeling (sign of our inward penitence) – not even during Weekdays!  (Fear not, kneeling will become permissible in 51 days at Kneeling Vespers on the evening of Trinity Sunday)

Paschal Post-Feast: Paskha to Assumption Eve. (40 days)

 

Pre-Trinity All Souls Parastas (Memorial Service): Friday 01 June:                   7:00 pm

Tiananmen Massacre Memorial Service: Friday 01 June:                                    7:00 pm

 

Doors Open Richmond at our Temple Saturday 04 June                       10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Doors Open Richmond at our Temple Sunday 05 June                            1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Trinity Sunday: 05 June:       Decorate Church & homes with Greenery!

& Visit of the Tim, Nat, & Theodosios Kiyoshi Sanders: Baptismal/Reception Prep. Prayers

 

Kneeling Vespers: 05 June Sunday evening                                                             7:00 pm

–(henceforth we can kneel and prostrate in prayer – until next Paskha)

 

All Saints: 12 June

 

The Apostles Fast: June 13 to 28

Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul: June 28                                                                  7:00 pm

 

 


2022 May: Divine Services & Events:

Holy Paschaltide, Mid-Pentecost, & the Assumption Great-Feast

Special Prayer Service (Moleben & Panakhyda) for Ukraine under Invasion

     Saturdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (before the Vigil Service [except April 16 & 30])

 

Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS: Saturdays 5:30-6:30 pm

 

Paschaltide: Paskha to All Saints Feast (57 days)

The No-Kneeling Rule: as the Paschal Season is of such Great Joy, there is no kneeling (sign of our inward penitence) – not even during Weekdays!  (Fear not, kneeling will become permissible in 51 days at Kneeling Vespers on the evening of Trinity Sunday)

Paschal Post-Feast: Paskha to Assumption Eve. (40 days)

Mid-Pascha/Pentecost Great Vespers: 11 May                                                7:00 pm

Holy Assumption Festal Vespers: 25 May                                                          7:00 pm

Holy Assumption Festal Matins: 26 May                                                            7:00 pm

Pre-Trinity All Souls Parastas (Memorial Service): Friday 03 June:                   7:00 pm

Doors Open Richmond at our Temple Saturday 04 June                       10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Doors Open Richmond at our Temple Sunday 05 June                            1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Trinity Sunday: 05 June:       Decorate Church & homes with Greenery!

Kneeling Vespers: 05 June Sunday evening                                                             7:00 pm

 

All Saints: 12 June

 


The Great Fast (Pt III): Great/Passion Week & Pascha: 2022 04

2022 April: Divine Services & Parish Events:

Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS: Saturdays 5:30-6:30 pm

 

Divine Services for the Forty-Day Fast:

(Велика Чотиридесятниця, Μεγάλης Τεσσαρακοστής)

Liturgy of St Gregory Dialogos: Wednesday & Fridays:                                             7:00 pm

End of the Forty Day Fast: Friday April 08

Lazarus Saturday: April 09 (Fish Roe allowed!)

Entrance of the Lord Sunday: April 10

 

Divine Services for Great Passion Week: (the Great Fast Part III)

Great Wednesday:  Mystery of Holy Anointing  (Bp David will Attend!!)      7:00 pm

                           (Opportunity for Mystery of Repentance with Bp David after!)

Great Thursday: Mystical Supper & Feet Washing Liturgy (St Mary’s Vanc.)     7:00 pm 

Great Thursday:  Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels                                            7:00 pm 

Great Friday: Confessions and Royal Hours                                                                11:00 am

Great Friday: Вечірня Великої Пятниці (з Положенням Плащанці)            3:00 pm

Great Friday: Jerusalem Matins & Procession                                                      7:00 pm

Great Saturday: Holy Sabbath Service with O.T. Readings                               3:00 pm

 

Holy Paskha: Saturday night: (all English) Resurrection Service                   10:00 pm

Великдень: Пасхальна Утреня і Служба Божа & Blessing of Food            9:00 am

 

Bright Week (the Paskhal Octave): Bright Monday – Thomas Sunday:    No Fasting!

Agape Vespers (Vespers of Divine Love): Bright Monday:                                5:00 pm

Paschaltide Parastas of Joy: Bright Thursday                                                      7:00 pm

 

Paschal Post-Feast: Paskha to Assumption Eve. (40 days)

Mid-Pascha/Pentecost Great Vespers: 11 May                                                          7:00 pm

Holy Assumption Festal Vespers: 25 May                                                                    7:00 pm

Holy Assumptio Festal Matins: 26 May                                                                         7:00 pm
Paschaltide: Paskha to All Saints Feast (57 days)

 


2022 March: Divine Services & Parish Events:

Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS: Saturdays 5:30-6:30 pm

Divine Services during the Forty-Day Fast: Μεγάλη Τεσσαρακοστή:


Clean Week: Feb 28 – Mar 04:

Mar 01 – Clean Tuesday: Mini-Great Kanon Part 1                                                   7:00 pm

Mar 03 – Clean Thursday: Mini-Great Kanon Part 2                                                  7:00 pm

Liturgy of St Gregory Dialogos: Wednesday & Fridays:                                     7:00 pm

All Souls Saturday Memorial Panakhydas: Fridays of 2d, 3d, & 4th Week:            7:00 pm

Holy Annunciation Great-Feast: Festal Vesperal Liturgy: March 24                 7:00 pm

Holy Annunciation Great-Feast: Festal Matins: March 25                                 7:00 pm

Great Kanon of St Andrew of Crete: Wed March 30:                                          7:00 pm

Laudation of the Theotokos: Akathist of the Theotokos: Friday April 01                8:30 pm

End of the Forty Day Fast: Friday April 08

Lazarus Saturday: April 09 (Fish Roe allowed!)

Entrance of the Lord Sunday: April 10

Great Passion Week: (Great Fast Part III)

Great Wednesday:  Mystery of Holy Anointing  (Bp David will Attend!!)      7:00 pm

                           (Opportunity for Mystery of Repentance with Bp David after!)

Great Thursday:  Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels (& Annunciation           7:00 pm 

Great Friday: Confessions and Royal Hours                                                                11:00 am

Great Friday: Вечірня Великої Пятниці (з Положенням Плащанці)            3:00 pm

Jesus is taken down from the Cross and is buried

Great Friday: Jerusalem Matins & Procession                                                      7:00 pm

Great Saturday: Holy Sabbath Service with O.T. Readings                               3:00 pm

Holy Paskha: Saturday night: (all English) Resurrection Service                   10:00 pm

 

Великдень: Пасхальна Утреня і Служба Божа & Blessing of Food            9:00 am

Bright Week (the Paskhal Octave): Bright Monday – Thomas Sunday: No Fasting:

Paschal Post-Feast: Paskha to Assumption Eve. (40 days)
Paschaltide: Paskha to All Saints Feast (57 days)

Agape Vespers: Bright Monday:                                                                              7:00 pm

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Pray for Peace & Justice for Ukraine”  Metropolitan Borys (G.):

In our Eastern Christian Christmas traditions, we rejoice and celebrate that “God is with us,” singing the praises of the Prince of Peace in hymns and carols. Yet as we reread the Nativity account, we encounter the homelessness of the Mother of God, the anguish of Joseph, and the refugee status of the newborn Jesus. Herod appears, a homicidal tyrant craving hegemony, who massacres innocent children in Bethlehem in order to kill the Messiah— a vivid image of the lust for power. Herod’s determination to dominate was so overpowering that he even murdered three of his own sons. The Holy Infant bringing salvation to all was a menace to a tyrant pathetically clinging to his self-importance

 

His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch of New Rome:

“Even in the most unfavorable circumstances, such as today, where the world community is following with horror Russia’s, beyond every sense of law and morality, military attack and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, an independent and sovereign state, or perhaps even more so now as the fiercest conflict since the time of World War II unfolds in Europe, in our neighborhood, we direct our prayers to the Lord Jesus, the Ruler of peace, asking Him with a fervent soul that He ‘will give strength to His people’ and ‘bless His people with peace,’” the Ecumenical Patriarch

 

Christmas Candle/Різдвяна свічка: We would like thank all who took part in our global fundraising program for Caritas Ukraine.  Because of your generous donations, we were able to help needy, disadvantaged, disabled and orphaned children in Ukraine. This year we raised $1,930. Щиро дякуємо всім тим що взяли участь і нехай Бог благословить Вас. Thank You and God Bless — Dana Koren Lupynis.

AN EXPLANATION OF GREAT WEEK SERVICES:

Great Wednesday:  The Mystery of Holy Anointing                                              7:00 pm

—Holy Oil Anointing for Healing of the Body, Forgiveness of Sins, & Preparation for Pascha.

 Great Thursday:  Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels (& Annunciation          7:00 pm 

—Jesus is arrested, interrogated, tortured, crucified, and killed (& Annunciation Feast)

Great Friday: Confessions and Royal Hours                                                           11:00 am

Great Friday: Вечірня Великої Пятниці (з Положенням Плащанці)            3:00 pm

з літургії Благовіщення – Jesus is taken down from the Cross and is buried

Great Friday: Jerusalem Matins & Procession                                                      7:00 pm

–the Holy Theotokos & the Myrrhbearing Women (+Nicodemus & Joseph of Arimathea)

–at the Tomb, mourn Jesus, prepare His Holy Body for Burial,

–Procession and entry into the Tomb of Christ:  the Funeral and Graveside Service         

Great Saturday: Holy Sabbath Service with O.T. Readings                               3:00 pm

Jesus lies in the Tomb dead in the flesh; Women come to the tomb and discover it Empty!

Vespers & Old Testament Resurrection Prophesies. Colours change from dark to bright.

Holy Paskha: Saturday night: (all English) Resurrection Service                   10:00 pm

Великдень: Пасхальна Утреня і Служба Божа & Blessing of Food            9:00 am 

 


2022 February:
Divine Services & Parish Events
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Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS: Saturdays 5:30-6:30 pm

Jan 30 – Zacchaeus Sunday (Last Day of the Liturgical Year)

            & Feast of the 3 Holy Hierarchs (Bas Gt, Greg Naz, & John Chrys)

Feb 01  – the Holy Meeting Great-Feast: Festal Vespers                                          7:00 pm

Feb 02 – the Holy Meeting Great-Feast: Festal Matins                                              7:00 pm

Herald of the Great Fast Feb 06 – 27 (Great Fast, Part 1 of 3)

Feb 06 – Pharisee n Publican Sunday

Feb 07 – 12: Fast-Free Week

Feb 13 – Prodigal Son Sunday

Feb 18 – All Souls (Saturday) Friday Evening: Parastas Service                           7:00 pm

Feb 20 – Meatfare Sunday (Last Judgment)

Feb 27 – Cheesefare Sunday (Forgiveness

Forty-Day Fast Feb 28 – Apr 08 (Great Fast, Part 2 of 3)
Feb 27 – Forgiveness Vespers                                                                                       7:00 pm

Clean Week: Feb 28 – Mar 04:

Mar 01 – Clean Tuesday: Mini-Great Kanon Part 1                                                   7:00 pm

(Mar 02 – S Clean Wednesday: t Gregory Liturgy?                                                    7:00 pm?)

Mar 03 – Clean Thursday: Mini-Great Kanon Part 2                                                  7:00 pm

(Mar 04 – Clean Fridday: St Gregory Liturgy?                                                             7:00 pm?)

 


‘Pray for peace and justice in Ukraine’

A Pillar interview: Archbishop Borys Gudziak

https://www.pillarcatholic.com/p/pray-for-peace-and-justice-in-ukraine?utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&fbclid=IwAR2trEMMhg1hcT5QDgkLgH2mSeIFscLyX-a1Yj4veRM2roddXH9uATjiWRE

 


2022 January: Divine Services & Parish Events:

Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS: Saturdays 5:30-6:30 pm

Winter Paskha Holiday Services:

29 Dec – Holy Infants Slain by Herod Commemoration: Pro-Life Moleben :         7:00 pm

31 Dec. – Circumcision of the Lord & Feast of St Basil: Festal Vespers                7:00 pm

05 Jan. – The Holy Theophany of our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ:           7:00 pm:

                           Festal Vespers, Liturgy of St. Basil, & 1st Great Blessing of Waters

01 Feb  – the Holy Meeting Great-Feast: Festal Vespers                                          7:00 pm

02 Feb – the Holy Meeting Great-Feast: Festal Matins                                              7:00 pm

 

THANK YOU to all who have faithfully donated

Second Collection for Parish Repairs & Physical Plant Maintenance

 

Christmas Candle Appeal  (Dana Koren Lupynis & Natalia Lupynis, coordinators)

Our “Christmas Candle/Різдвяна свічка” Appeal for underprivileged/orphaned children.  Donations in a separate envelope marked “Christmas Candle”. Tax receipts upon request for donations over $20. Cheques can be made out to our Parish with “Christmas Candle Project” in the Memo.  Thank you! 100% of the proceeds go to Caritas Ukraine.

 


 

Tis the Season of St Philip’s Fast – fala    

Go to Vigil & Confession  – fala                 

Pray & Fast & Help the Poor  – fala            

& resist the world’s allure                           

 

Divine Services & Parish Events:

Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS: Saturdays          5:30 pm

 

St Philip Fast (Nov 15 – Dec 24):

St. Philip Fast Devotions: ImmanuEl Moleben/Nativity Royal Hours: Wed.  7:00 pm

 

Christmass Holiday Services:

25 Dec. – Nativity of the Lord Jesus the Christ: Christmas Service           11:00 am:

29 Dec – Infant Saints Slain by Herod, Commemoration: Pro-Life Moleben :         7:00 pm

31 Dec. – Circumcision of the Lord and Feast of St Basil: Festal Vespers              7:00 pm

05 Jan. – The Holy Theophany of our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ:                                   Festal Vespers, Liturgy of St. Basil, & 1st Great Blessing of Waters:               7:00 pm

 

THANK YOU to all who have faithfully donated

Parish Insurance: 40% iNCREASE – $5,262.xx– (up $1,600.xx over last year)

Second Collection for Parish Repairs & Physical Plant (Last 2 Sundays of each Month)

 

Prayers for Victims of the Holodomor:

–Again, we pray the Lord our God to help us to remember the victims of Holodomor & to pray that, with God’s assistance, the lessons of history help us find lasting encouragement for mutual understanding, harmony & peace, we pray to the Lord.

–For the millions of victims of the Holodomor; we pray to the Lord.

–For those you were executed, tortured, & suffered the mental & physical torments of starvation; we pray to the Lord.

–For the repose of the souls of the dead, that God may grant eternal rest to all those who were unjustly deprived of the gift of life; we pray to the Lord.

–For the conversion of unjust political state systems; we pray to the Lord.

 

 


 

Divine Services & Parish Events:   2021 November:

Bible for Beginners Series / Catechetical INQUIRY CLASS:

                           Saturdays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) – Registration open

                           Bring a friend

                           Bring a sandwich

                           Stay for Vigil immediately afterwards

 

St Philip’s Fast (Nov 15 – Dec 24):

Presentation of the Theotokos to the Temple: 20 Nov:                     Service of Vigil

Presentation of the Theotokos to the Temple: 21 Nov:                     Sunday Liturgy

Immanu-El Moleben Devotions: Wednesdays:                                     7:00 pm

 

Second Collection for Parish Repairs & Physical Plant Maintenance

                           (Last 2 Sundays of each Month –

                           1 Collection, available on both Sundays

Bishop Ken Thanks you for your Prayer:

                           Bishop Ken is feeling better, but still in Recovery mode.  He reports that even though he was “Double Vaxxed”, and even though the UK is 78-79% vaccinated, still he fell sick to the Delta Variant of Covid 19. 

 

Prayers for Fr. Andriy Chirovsky (and his son Alex):

                           In your kindness please pray for the Revd. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky, PhD and his son Alex, who are in ICU in the US due to Covid 19.  

 

 


Divine Services & Parish Events:  2021 October:

All-Souls Memorial Service: (Parastas): 26 October:                     7:00 pm

 


Divine Services & Parish Events:  2021 Sept

Vespers for the Protection of the Environment: 01 Sept                   7:00 pm

Theotokos Nativity Great Feast: Festal Vespers: 07 Sept                 7:00 pm

Theotokos Nativity Great Feast: Festal Matins: 08 Sept                   7:00 pm

Holy Cross Great Feast: Festal Vespers: 13 Sept                             7:00 pm

Holy Cross Great Feast: Festal Matins: 14 Sept                               7:00 pm


Divine Services & Parish Events:  2021 August

Sunday Service (Liturgy or Typika) continues online:  11:00 am

Saturday Evening Service of Vigil continues online:   7:00 pm

Feast of St Ignatius: 30 July (Friday): Festal Vespers                                         7:00 pm

Feast of the Holy Maccabee Martyrs (the Blessing of Honey & Water):  01 August

Dormition Fast: 1-14 August

Transfiguration Great Feast: Festal Vespers: 05 August                                    7:00 pm

Transfiguration Great Feast: Festal Matins: 06 August                                      7:00 pm

Dormition Great Feast: Vigil with Vigil: 14 August                                                7:00 pm

Vespers for the Protection of the Environment: Vespers 01 Sept                    7:00


2021 – June:          Special Services 

The Apostles Fast: 31 May – 28 June

Memorial Service for Victims of the Tiananmen Massacre: 03 June:               7:00 pm

Feast of Ss Peter n Paul: Akathist 28 June                                                             7:00 pm

Feast of St Elijah & Commemoration of the Yuen Long Attack: 19 July          7:00 pm

Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola: Great Vespers: 30 July                                           7:00 pm

The Dormition Fast: August 01-14

Feast of the Holy Transfiguration: 05 August: Festal Vespers: 7:00 pm

Feast of the Holy Transfiguration: 06 August: Festal Matins: 7:00 pm

Feast of the Holy Dormition: 14 August: Vigil with Lamentations: 7:00 pm

 


2021 – May:          Special Services 

Leave-Taking of Paskha & Assumption Festal Vespers, Wed 12 May           7:00 pm

Assumption Festal Matins, Thurs 13 May                                                    7:00 pm

Pre-Trinity Parastas: Friday 21 May                                                              7:00 pm

Trinity Feast: Sunday (& Fast Free Week): 23 May

Prayer Service for Victims in the Sinosphere: Thurs 27 May                     7:00 pm

All Saints Feast: Sunday 30 May                                                                               

The Apostles Fast: 31 May – 28 June

Feast of Ss Peter n Paul: Akathist 28 June                                                             7:00 pm

 


2021 – April: 

Great Thursday: April 01: Passion Service of the 12 Gospels – 7:00 pm

Great Friday: April 02: Вечірня Великої П’ятниці – 3:00 pm

Great Friday: April 02: Jerusalem Matins – 7:00 pm

Great Saturday: April 03: Great Saturday Pre-Paschal Vigil – 3:00 pm 

The Great and Holy Resurrection: 03 April: Paschal Matins & Liturgy – 10:30 pm

 


2021 – March:

The Great Kanon: 17 March – 7:00 pm

The Annunciation Great Feast, Festal Vespers: 24 March – 7:00 pm

The Annunciation Great Feast, Festal Matins: 25 March – 7:00 pm

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Lazarus (Eleazar) Saturday (Fish Roe allowed): 27 March

Entrance of the Lord Sunday (aka Willow Sunday): 28 March

Great Week: March 29th – April 3d

Great Tuesday: March 30:  The Service of Bridegroom Matins – 7:00 pm

Great Thursday: April 01: Passion Service of the 12 Gospels – 7:00 pm

Great Friday: April 02: Вечірня Великої П’ятниці – 3:00 pm

Great Friday: April 02: Jerusalem Matins – 7:00 pm

Great Saturday: April 03: Great Saturday Pre-Paschal Vigil – 3:00 pm 

The Great and Holy Pascha: 03 April: Resurrection Matins & Liturgy – 10:30 pm

 


Divine Services & Parish Events:

2021 February:

The Forty Day Fast: February 15th – March 26th

Forgiveness Vespers: 14 February – 7:00 pm

Clean Week Feb 15-19, the 1st Week of the 40 Day Fast (Part 2 of the Great Fast):

Clean Tuesday: 7pm – Mini Great Kanon, part 1

Clean Wednesday: 7pm – Great Fast Vespers or St Gregory Liturgy

Clean Thursday: 7pm – Mini Great Kanon, part 2

Clean Friday: 7pm – Great Fast Vespers or St Gregory Liturgy

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The Forty Day Fast: February 15th – March 26th

40 Day Fast Wednesdays, 7:00 pm: Vespers or St Gregory Liturgy

40 Day Fast Fridays, 7:00 pm: Vespers or St Gregory Liturgy

The Annunciation Great Feast, Festal Vespers: 24 March – 7:00 pm 

The Annunciation Great Feast, Festal Matins: 25 March – 7:00 pm

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2021 January:

Alpha @ Eccr: Wednesdays:  – 7:00 pm                          

Short Prayer for Alpha@Eccr Participants on Wed.:    6:45 pm

Infant Ss. Slain by Herod Commemoration: Pro-Life Moleben : 29 Dec. 7:00 pm

Circumcision of the Lord and Feast of St Basil: Festal Vespers: 31 Dec. 7:00 pm 

The Holy Theophany of our Lord & Saviour Jesus the Christ: 05 Jan. 7:00 pm

Parastas Memorial Service, Theresa Yoshioka: 09 January – 2:00 pm

Parastas Memorial Service, Ildefonso Puray Jr: 09 January – 4:00 pm

Zaccheus Sunday (the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year before the Great Fast: 17 January

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The Herald of the Fast:  January 18th – February 14th

Publican and Pharisee Sunday: 24 January

Fast Free Week: 25 – 30 January

The 3 Holy Hierarchs: Festal Vespers for the Eve, 29 January – 7:00 pm

Sunday of the Prodigal Son: 31 January

The Encounter Great Feast: Festal Vespers 01 February  – 7:00 pm

The Encounter Great Feast: Festal Matins 02 February – 7:00 pm

Meatfare Sunday (aka Last Judgment Sunday): 07 February

Cheesefare Sunday (aka Forgiveness Sunday): 14 February

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Forgiveness Vespers: 14 February – 7:00 pm

The Forty Day Fast: February 15th – March 26th

The Annunciation Great Feast, Festal Vespers: 24 March – 7:00 pm

The Annunciation Great Feast, Festal Matins: 25 March – 7:00 pm

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Lazarus (Eleazar) Saturday (Fish Eggs allowed): 27 March

Entrance of the Lord Sunday (aka Willow Sunday): 28 March

Great Week: March 29th – April 3d

The Great and Holy Pascha: 04 April

Bright Week (a Fast Free period): 05 – 10 April

 


Divine Services & Parish Events:

All Divine Services: continue “de more” ON-LINE:    

Email the church to get the Links

 

The 9th Royal Hour of Nativity Great Feast: Tuesday 22 Dec.         7:00 pm                                                

Alpha @ Eccr: Wednesdays                                                             7:00 pm

Short Prayer for Alpha@Eccr Participants                                       6:45 pm

Nativity of the Lord Jesus the Christ: Festal Compline: 24 Dec.              7:00 pm

Nativity of the Lord Jesus the Christ: Festal Matins: 25 Dec.                   11:00 am

Circumcision of the Lord and Feast of St Basil: Festal Vespers: 31 Dec.    7:00 pm

The Holy Theophany of our Lord & Saviour Jesus the Christ: 05 Jan.         7:00 pm

Donation by Internet are possible via E-transfers send to the parish Email.  Thank you.


Prayer Service for Those Suffering Repression: Tuesday 08 Dec. 7:00 pm              (Feast of the Maternity of St Anne) 

4 US KKwomen missionaries ELS Ita Ford Donovan poster


Divine Services & Parish Events:

Saturday Vigil continues de more online:                                    7:00 pm

Sunday Typika (unless Liturgy) continues online:                                    11:00 am

Alpha @ Eccr: Wednesdays                                                                    7:00 pm

Short Prayer for Alpha@Eccr Participants                                       6:45 pm

Uni. Central America Jesuit Martyrs: Memorial Service: Friday 16 Oct.                7:00 pm

Presentation of the Holy Theotokos Great Feast: Vigil: 20 November             7:00 pm

Baptism of Jonah Kantor (post-feast of the Presentation): 22 November             11:00 am

Online Donation by Etransfer:                 ByzChurch@gmail.com

 


Bulletin for October:

Feast of the Protecting Mantle of the Theotokos: Akathist: Wed. 30 Sept      7:00 pm

Life-Chain (Pro-Life Protest): Oak St & 29th Ave: Sunday 04 Oct.                        2:00 – 3pm

Alpha @ Eccr: Wednesdays beginning 07 October                                                  7:00 pm

All Souls Day #7: Memorial Service: Friday 23 October                                       7:00 pm

Presentation of the Holy Theotokos Great Feast: Vigil: 20 November             7:00 pm

 


Bulletin for September:

Fast of the Beheading of St John the Baptist: 28 August                  7:00 pm

Vespers for the Protection of the Environment: Vespers 31 Sept                    7:00 pm

Nativity of the Theotokos Great Feast: Festal Vespers 07 Sept                         7:00 pm

Nativity of the Theotokos Great Feast: Festal Matins 08 Sept                            7:00 pm

Universal Uplifting of the Holy Cross Great Feast: Festal Vesp 13 Sept         7:00 pm

Universal Uplifting of the Holy Cross Great Feast: Festal Matins 14 Sept      7:00 pm


Fast of the Beheading of St John the Baptist: 28 August                  7:00 pm

Vespers for the Protection of the Environment: Vespers 31 Sept                    6:00 pm

Nativity of the Theotokos Great Feast: Festal Vespers 07 Sept                         7:00 pm

Nativity of the Theotokos Great Feast: Festal Matins 08 Sept                            7:00 pm

Universal Uplifting of the Holy Cross Great Feast: Festal Vesp 13 Sept         7:00 pm

Universal Uplifting of the Holy Cross Great Feast: Festal Matins 14 Sept      7:00 pm


Divine Services & Parish Events:

2020 August:

St Ignatius of Loyola Feast: Festal Vespers: Friday 31 July:                              6:00 pm

The Dormition Fast: August 01 – 14 August                                                  7:00 pm

Feast of the Holy Maccabees & Blessing of Honey: 03 August                            7:00 pm

The Transfiguration Great Feast – Festal Vespers 05 August                             7:00 pm

(Fish, Wine & Oil !!)

The Transfiguration Great Feast – Festal Matins 06 August                                7:00 pm

(Fish, Wine & Oil !!)

Dormition Great Feast: Festal Matins & Lamentations: 14 March                        6:00 pm


Short On-Line Memorial Prayer Service –

Monday, 2020 July 13 – 7:00 pm (Pt)

Liu Xiaobo Memorial Panakhyda poster


HK Moleben poster


On-Line Prayer Service –

Wednesday, 2020 June 10 – 7:00 pm (Pst)

Victims of Racism poster


On-Line Prayer Service –

Saturday 2020 June 06 – 7:00 pm (Pst)

Panakhyda for Victims Tiananmen poster


Announcements for May 25ff:

Friday  29 May,   7:00 pm   —  All Souls Memorial Service (Parastas):

Wednesday  03 June,    7:00 pm –  Prayer Service for Hong Kong

Trinity Great Feast (a.k.a. “Pentecost Sunday“)    Sunday  31 May:  11:00 am

Sunday 31 May:    7:00 pm  —-    Pentecost Kneeling Vespers:

All Saints Sunday:            Sunday 07 June:     11:00 am

The Fast of the Apostles:   June 08 – 28

28 June, 7:00 pm – The Feast of the Chief Apostles Ss Peter & Paul: Great Vespers:


CHRIST IS RISEN!!!

TRULY RISEN!!!

Announcements for May 2020:

Mid-Paskha/Pentecost Feast: (Great Festal Vespers)      Wed. 05 May,   7:00 pm

Thursday 14 May,    7:00 pm
Pro-Life Vespers

Friday, 15 May,         7:00 pm
Moleben Prayer Service for Front-line Workers

The Ascension Great Feast: Festal Vespers:      Wed. 20 May,   7:00 pm

The Ascension Great Feast: Festal Matins:         Thurs. 21 May,  7:00 pm

Friday  29 May,   7:00 pm   —  All Souls Memorial Service (Parastas):

Trinity Great Feast (a.k.a. “Pentecost Sunday“)    Sunday  31 May:  11:00 am

Sunday 31 May:    7:00 pm  —-    Pentecost Kneeling Vespers:

All Saints Sunday:            Sunday 07 June:     11:00 am

The Fast of the Apostles:   June 08 – 28

28 June, 7:00 pm – The Feast of the Chief Apostles Ss Peter & Paul: Great Vespers:


During the Great Fast:

Wednesdays & Fridays: Great Fast Cyber-Vespers:    7:00 p.m.

Weekday Cyber-Services followed by Special prayers:

–Wednesdays: Against Plague & Pestilence

–Fridays: Memorial Service

Special Holiday Cyber Services:

The Holy Mystery of Anointing                                                                                             (already Served before Suspension of Public Services)                          

—Holy Oil Anointing for Healing of the Body, Forgiveness of Sins, & Preparation for Pascha.

 

Served on WEDNESDAY Evening — 7:00 pm
Great Thursday Festal Vespers with the Liturgy of St Basil:

— the Liturgy of the Mystical Supper

 Great Thursday:  Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels                                          7:00 pm 

—Jesus is arrested, interrogated, tortured, crucified, and killed.

 

Great Friday: Vespers of Entombment             3:00 pm

– Jesus is taken down from the Cross and is buried in the Tomb of St. Joseph of Arimathea

 

Great Friday: Jerusalem Matins & Procession                                                      7:00 pm

–the Holy Theotokos & the Myrrhbearing Women (+Nicodemus & Joseph of Arimathea)

–at the Tomb, mourn Jesus, prepare His Holy Body for Burial,

–Procession and entry into the Tomb of Christ: the Funeral and Graveside Service          

 

Great Saturday: Holy Sabbath Service with O.T. Readings                               3:00 pm

Jesus lies in the Tomb dead in the flesh; Women come to the tomb & discover it Empty!

Vespers & Old Testament Resurrection Prophesies. Colours change from dark to bright.

 

served on Saturday Evening — 10:30 pm
The Holy Paskha: Saturday night: Resurrection Service                 10:30 pm

served on Bright Monday Evening — 7:00 pm
Resurrection Vespers of Divine Love (aka: Agape Vespers)

served on Bright Friday evening — 7:00 pm
The Memorial Service of Rejoicing (aka Radonitsa Parastas)


Great Fast Sab. 2.4 St John of the Ladder Sunday; 2020 03d

Welcome to all!  Especially visitors!  Please stay for Coffee in the Hall. 

Come & say hello to Fr. Richard &/or any member of our friendly Parish! 

We hope that you can join us every Sunday!   

Divine Services & Parish Events:

The Annunciation Great Feast – Festal Vespers 24 March                                  7:00 pm

(Fish, Wine & Oil !!)

The Annunciation Great Feast – Festal Matins 25 March                                     7:00 pm

(Fish, Wine & Oil !!)

Prayerful Remembrance: the Reposed servant of God, Ivan (father of Petro Zhyhan)

To Petro & his family the parish extend its Sympathies: Вічная Памят

Tentative Draft: Great Week & Paschal Services:

 

 Great Thursday:  Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels                                          7:00 pm 

—Jesus is arrested, interrogated, tortured, crucified, and killed.

   

Great Friday: Jerusalem Matins & Procession                                                      7:00 pm

–the Holy Theotokos & the Myrrhbearing Women (+Nicodemus & Joseph of Arimathea)

–at the Tomb, mourn Jesus, prepare His Holy Body for Burial,

–Procession and entry into the Tomb of Christ: the Funeral and Graveside Service          

 

Great Saturday: Holy Sabbath Service with O.T. Readings                               3:00 pm

Jesus lies in the Tomb dead in the flesh & Women come to the tomb and discover it Empty!

Vespers & Old Testament Resurrection Prophesies. Colours change from dark to bright.

 

The Holy Paskha: Saturday night: (English) Resurrection Service                 10:30 pm

(bring Paschal Food for Blessing in Church Hall – cf. Paschal Basket)

 

Eparchial Guidelines in the Season of Covid-19: Bishop David       

12 March 2020:      To the Clergy and the Faithful of the Eparchy of New Westminster,

CIX!          Many of our parishioners are understandably concerned about the spread of the Coronavirus.  We want to assure them of steps we are taking in our parishes to provide a sense of health and well-being so that their spiritual needs continue to be met, and that they may grow in their relationship with God, especially during Great Lent.

All liturgical services will continue to be celebrated publicly. However, we will follow closely the advice and directives from medical experts and government officials in Canada should they prescribe otherwise.

By way of responding to the Coronavirus Disease, the following liturgical norms can be helpful in protecting ourselves and family from COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often and well.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Stay at home and away from others

(particularly the elderly as they are most vulnerable) if you are feeling ill.

  • When sick, cover your cough and sneezes

with a sleeve or tissue and then wash your hands.

  • Upon entering and exiting the Church,

wash your hands with provided antibacterial hand sanitizers.

  • Holy Water fonts (where they exist) at the entrance of the Church

have been removed.

  • Refrain from kissing icons and hand crosses.
  • Offer the Kiss of Peace at the Divine Liturgy by simply bowing to each other.
  • At this time, the Divine Eucharist will be distributed as usual. When you approach, open your mouth as wide as possible,

                                    do not allow your lips or tongue to touch the spoon.

For up to date information on the Corona virus, visit reliable sources, for example, Ministry of Health – British Columbia and Public Health Agency of Canada.

Let us do what we do best as the people of God

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