Vladika Varlaam’s Daily Diary

MONDAY 01 JULY 2019

This is the first day of July and also Canada’s national holiday which is called Canada Day.  In my youth it was known as Dominion Day and that name has always remained with me.  We used to sing God Save The King [later it was the Queen] before classes commenced in the morning and even […]

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TUESDAY 05 NOVEMBER 2019

We were delighted to hear from Ekaterina and Mikhail who informed us of their exhibit of Orthodox churches in Alberta.  The photography is astounding and so absolutely different from what one would see at ground level.  Very well done!  Check out ФОТОГАЛЕРЕЯ. Православные храмы Альберты (Канада) с высоты птичьего полета / Православие.Ru  to see this work.  […]

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MONDAY 28 OCTOBER 2019

The days are becoming shorter with great rapidity and one positive aspect about this is that the vigil lamps looked after by Niana are immediately noticeable both in the outdoor chapel and gatehouse as well.  As one walks by in the dark, the flickering lights  draw our attention to the main purpose of the monastery—praying […]

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MONDAY 21 OCTOBER 2019

This has been Election Day in Canada after a short forty day campaign which seemed long enough for most of us.  I cannot imagine how Americans can stand an election campaign that stretches for over a year.  Still, some Canadian are no doubt happy with the outcome of this election, others, not happy, but that […]

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