Vladika Varlaam’s Daily Diary


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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Sunday, 9 August, 2020

What a long and exhausting day this has been. The celebration of Saint Panteleimon began on Saturday evening at the service of Vespers and continued today with the early morning Matin service, followed by the Liturgy. This was all served outside in the little outdoor chapel which is dedicated to the Theotokos “Joy of Canada”. […]

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Daily Diary, 25 July, 2020

Another warm and sunny day with hordes of mosquitoes! The day began with reading the prayers for the reposed in the morning, then taking my medication and preparing for the day. Liudmila and Dima are visiting and were busy clearing away Morning Glories around the property. Liudmila made lunch but my phone wasn’t working and […]

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