Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Work Party and First Liturgy

The very first Sunday-morning Divine Liturgy of St. John of Shanghai Orthodox Mission will take place this next Sunday at 9am. This means we have a lot of work to do! Any who would like to help us get ready are invited to come out to our new location at 1967 Napier Street any time after 10am this Saturday. Come prepared to clean and move stuff - and many thanks, in advance, for your help!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Monastic House

The Monastic House of St John of Shanghai, located in Vancouver, BC, is under the omophorion of Archbishop SERAPHIM of Ottawa and All Canada. The intent is to live the traditional monastic life, informed primarily, but not necessarily uniquely, by the traditions of St John's Monastery in Manton, CA and the Valaam Monastery in Russia.

The fledgling St John's Monastic House is envisioned to be a Monastic entity within an urban environment. With that comes unique blessings, opportunities and challenges. The Monastic House is in complete synergy with the Mission, and its existence is due to the Mission's efforts.

Currently there is one monk in residence.

The present means of financial support that the Monastic House has is outside secular employment. As the possibility of other means presents itself, they will be explored.

Potential candidates for the monastic vocation should contact the Monk-in-Charge. If necessary his email address is: cyprian{at}stjohnofshanghai.org (replacing {at} with the @ symbol).

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Great Vespers in the New Location Tonight!

Tonight, at 7pm, St. John of Shanghai Orthodox Mission will be celebrating Great Vespers in its new location! The mission's new location is 1967 Napier Street, in the chapel of the old Franciscan monastery. It can be found here.