SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

Saturdays   VESPERS           5 pm

Sundays     MATINS             8 am

LITURGY           10 am

FEAST days       GREAT VESPERS on the EVE OF THE FEAST   5 pm

HOURS               9:30 am on THE FEAST

LITURGY           10 am on THE FEAST

There is a potluck meal after each Liturgy

January 2019

The schedule of services for THE FEAST OF THEOPHANY

Friday, 18 January               VESPERS           5 pm

Saturday, 19 January           HOURS               9:30 am

LITURGY     10 am with the Blessing water and Cross Procession to the river

VESPERS      5 pm

Sunday, 20 January             MATINS      8 am

LITURGY      10 am

February 2019

14 February    Vespers  at 5 p.m.

15 February   Liturgy   at 10 a.m.

 
 
March 2019
 
  • 2 March.   Memorial Saturday with a memorial service at 5 pm, followed by Vespers.
 
  • 3 March.   Last day meat may be eaten and the entire week is fast free, except for meat.
 
  • 10 March.  Maslinitsa or Cheese Fare Sunday. At the end of the Liturgy, the Akathist to the Joy of Canada will be served instead of prayers after Communion. Since it is Forgiveness Sunday, we will ask each other for forgiveness before the final blessing. Let us have a special meal on this last day before Great Lent begins, which means that we will probably have countless blini [crepes] and other delicacies that we will not see again on the table until Pascha arrives.
 
  • 11 March. On this first day of Great Lent we will serve the Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete at 7 pm, as well as on the next three days. During this period, the Presanctified Liturgy will be served at 7 pm on every Wednesday and Friday. Please note the time [7 pm] which seems to suit those who intend to attend. Please be careful about the food that you bring because, if anything is not lenten, it will not be served.
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APRIL 2019

7 April – Annunciation.  Matins 8 am.  Liturgy 10 am

10 and 12 April.   Presanctified Liturgy  7 pm

14 April. Sunday of Mary of Egypt.  Matins 8 am.  Liturgy 10 am.

17 and 19 April.  Presanctified Liturgy  7 pm.  

21 April. Entry into Jerusalem [Palm Sunday].  Matins 8 am.  Liturgy 10 am.

THIS WILL BE SERVED IN CHURH SLAVONIC, AS NEXT WEEK IT WILL BE PASCHA IN ENGLISH.

21, 22, 23 April.  Bridegroom Service each evening at 7 pm.

24 April. Healing Service 7 pm.

25 April.  Liturgy 10 am.  Reading of the Twelve Gospels. 7 pm.

26 April.  Lamentations 7 pm.

27 April.  Liturgy 10 am.

Paschal Midnight Service beginning at 11:30 pm. 

Blessing of baskets to follow and the breaking of the fast.

28 April.  Blessing of baskets with a brief service.  11 am.

***If it is impossible for you to attend the Presanctified Liturgy on a Wednesday, try to come on a Friday.  It is a special service, served only during Great Lent.

***If you have any questions, please phone at 604-854-9117.  


Although Pascha falls on the last Sunday of April, we shall have to serve it in English and, as a result, the third Sunday of April, the Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem [Palm Sunday] the Liturgy will be served in Church Slavonic.  Please keep this in mind and remind your friends about this as well.

JUNE 2019

Thursday 6 June, 10 am – Liturgy, the feast of the Ascension of our Lord

Saturday 15 June – Memorial Saturday. Memorial service at the end of Vespers

Sunday 16 June – Pentecost.  If you wish, you can bring bouquets of flowers to hold during the Liturgy. 

Sunday 23 June – the Sunday of All Saints. Healing Service at 4 pm. Please bring food to share with others at the supper following the service.

The period 15 to 23 June, inclusive, is fast free.

The Apostles’ Fast begins on Monday 24 June and ends on 12 July, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.

Thank you for your attention and may Jesus Christ bless you all!