Vladika Varlaam’s Daily Diary

Daily Diary, 3 April, 2020

Snow had been predicted for the Mission area, which would have included the monastery. We can be thankful that the prediction failed and even though it was overcast and cold at the monastery, there was no snow. In spite of the bitingly cold weather, there are a number of beautifully flowering plants on the monastery […]

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LIFE IS LITURGY

LIFE IS LITURGY. In these difficult days, we all deeply miss coming together for the Divine Liturgy. We find ourselves longing for Holy Communion, and the sweet fellowship of our brothers and sisters. Being sequestered here in the monastery, I can feel the absence of all our congregation which gathers here on Sundays and for […]

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March 18, 2020

When we announce that there would be no public liturgies at the monastery until further notice, we had one or 2 negative comments – though not from anyone in our congregation. As difficult as it is to cancel public liturgies, we must consider that this matter is not just about us, but about the broader […]

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March 14, 2020

For the present time, the pre-sanctified liturgies are cancelled at the monastery, and there will be no agape meals after the liturgy. The 40 day service for Vladika Varlaam will be private, and we will serve again at a later date for everyone to attend. We suggest that those who wish to, visit the cemetery […]

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Thank you

Dear Brothers and Sisters. Allow us to take the opportunity to thank all of those who came today to the monastery, even though it was a public holiday. The cleaning and preparations for the “welcoming” of Vladika Varlaam was an obvious act of love and respect but we still wish to express our appreciation because […]

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THURSDAY, 06 FEBRUARY, 2020

As our readers have become aware, there have been numerous medical emergencies for the previous few weeks and this little notice is simply to update all on what has so far transpired.At the present time, Vladika Varlaam is comfortably ensconced in the Palliative Care section of the Abbotsford Cancer Clinic. Today Fr Moses and Fr […]

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