Thursday, June 29, 2006

Little Compline CANCELLED Tonight

Unfortunately, an avalanche of end-of-year work in my secular job (as educator and educational administrator) has made it impossible for me to make it to Little Compline and Bible study this evening. As Peter the medic so aptly put it (describing his own situation tonight), "When everyone else is looking forward to the end of school, we educators are still frantically working!" So, sadly, Little Compline is CANCELLED tonight. I will look forward all the more to seeing you at the celebration of our mission's patronal feast day at the liturgy at Dunbar Lutheran this Saturday!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Our Parish Feast Day!

Following the ROCOR custom of celebrating St. John of Shanghai's feast-day on the Saturday closest to the day of his repose (July 2nd, which is a Sunday, so the ROCOR custom works out well for us this year!), we will be celebrating a Divine Liturgy to celebrate our mission station's feast-day at 10am on Canada Day, July 1st.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Schedule of Services and Events

Regular Services:
Thursdays at 7:30pm: Compline and Study at Peter and Judy's house (contact Fr. Justin for house location info)
Saturdays at 7pm: Great Vespers
Sundays at 9am: Divine Liturgy

Schedule of Services and Events:

Saturday, June 17, 2006

No Service This Monday!

Thanks to a little help from my fellow-clergy, I have finally managed to wrap my chronologically challenged brain around the problem of the date of St. John of Shanghai's repose, and it turns out that it is not on June 19th, any way you slice it. So, the short of it is that we will not be celebrating our mission station's feast-day this Monday, as we were planning - instead, we will try to figure out a date closer to the actual date of St. John's repose that works for as many of us as possible, TBA.

The long of it is that the date of St. John of Shanghai's death falls on June 19th on the Old (Julian) Calendar, which corresponds to July 2nd on the New (Gregorian) Calendar - the calendar that we use in our day-to-day lives and which is in use in most of the parishes in the OCA (including ours). Since July 2nd is a Sunday, Dunbar Lutheran is not available to us to celebrate a service in, so at this point the two most promising alternate dates look like the evening of either Friday, June 30th or Monday, July 3rd. If you are interested in coming at all, please let me (Fr. Justin) know which date would work best for you.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Peter & Judy's Slava Saturday June 10th

Hi Vancouverites, please come to our house after service for a Chinese lunch to celebrate our Slava.

Judy & Peter

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Services This Week

Just to make sure everything is clear... St. John's will be holding two services this week: the regular Thursday evening Compline and Study at Peter and Judy's house on June 8th, and a liturgy on Saturday, June 10th, in honour of the Martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

No Compline Tonight - Instead, Choir Concert...

Since there is a choir concert tonight (June 1st) at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church (7837 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC) at which the ever-helpful-and-dedicated St. Herman's choir will be singing, Little Compline will NOT be held tonight so that any who wish may attend the concert. Tickets are $15 and the concert starts at 8pm. Orthodox choirs from all around the Lower Mainland will be participating.