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Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week & Pascha Schedule   Service Date Time 1st Bridegroom Service Sunday April 24th 7.00 pm 2nd  Bridegroom Service Monday April 25th 7.00 pm 2nd  Bridegroom Service Tuesday April 26th 7.00 pm Holy Unction Wednesday, April 27th 7.00 pm Holy Thursday Liturgy of St. Basil Thursday, April 28th 9.30 am   12 Passion Gospels Thursday, […]

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  April 22, 2016   No comments
The Holy Week: A Liturgical Explanation

The Holy Week: A Liturgical Explanation

A LITURGICAL EXPLANATION OF HOLY WEEK The Very Rev. Alexander Schmemann LAZARUS SATURDAY The Beginning of the Cross: Saturday of Lazarus “Having fulfilled Forty Days… we ask to see the Holy Week of Thy Passion.”With these words sung at Vespers of Friday, Lent comes to its end and we enter into the annual commemoration of […]

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  April 22, 2016   No comments
Parish Life Conference 2016

Parish Life Conference 2016

The Diocese of Ottawa, Eastern Canada, and Upstate New York  Parish Life Conference will take place between June 30th and July 3rd 2016. It is hosted by St. George Church, New Hartford, New York. Note that this PLC will start on Thursday June 30th with a Trip to the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Outside of […]

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  April 20, 2016   No comments
St. Mary of Egypt

St. Mary of Egypt

St. Mary of Egypt  Prepared by Milad Hamwi On the fifth Sunday of Great Lent, we commemorate our venerable mother Mary of Egypt: the humble victor over carnal passions. She is our model of true repentance, an encouragement for all who have neglected their salvation, and an example of the transforming power of God’s all-consuming […]

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  April 16, 2016   No comments
St. John Climacus: Author of “The Ladder”

St. John Climacus: Author of “The Ladder”

St. John of the Ladder Prepared by Elias and Mariam On the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, the holy Orthodox Church has appointed the commemoration of our father among the saints, John of the Ladder (or Climacus). John loved God from his youth, and entered the monastic life, dedicating his life to the ascetic struggles […]

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  April 9, 2016   No comments
“Open to me the Doors of Repentance” Retreat

“Open to me the Doors of Repentance” Retreat

Spiritual Lenten Retreat The Fellowship of St. John the Divine at St. Elias Cathedral organized a Lenten Spiritual Retreat on Saturday April 2nd, 2016. Around 50 Youth and Adults from various Orthodox Churches in Ottawa participated. The retreat was entitled “Open to me the doors of Repentance” and dealt with the topic of Great Lent […]

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  April 5, 2016   No comments
Veneration of the Holy Cross at St. Elias

Veneration of the Holy Cross at St. Elias

Veneration of the Precious and Life Giving Cross St. Elias Cathedral celebrated on Sunday April 3rd 2016 the third Sunday of Great Lent. This Sunday is dedicated to the Veneration of the Precious and Life Giving Cross. At the end of the service, the clergy and the faithful went in a procession exalting the Cross […]

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  April 5, 2016   No comments
Veneration of the Precious & Life-Giving Cross

Veneration of the Precious & Life-Giving Cross

Third Sunday of Great Lent Veneration of the Precious & Life-Giving Cross Prepared by Kathleen McKinnon On the third Sunday of Great Lent, the Church celebrates The Veneration of the Holy Cross (also known as the Adoration of the Holy Cross). The Cross is the most important symbol we have, showing that God became Man […]

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  April 1, 2016   No comments