St.Vladimir Orthodox Church (OCA) in Halifax, NS

By: St.vladimir Orthodox Church  09-12-2011

Languages of Service: English, Slavonic, occasional French and Greek

Patronal Feast: July 28 (July 15 old calendar)

Regular Services

Wednesday: Readers Vespers 5:30pm
Saturday: Vespers 5:30pm
Sunday: Hours 9:45am, Liturgy 10:00am

Holy Communion

Holy Communion is open to Orthodox Christians who are properly prepared to receive by Fasting, Prayer and Confession and are present in the church by the time of the opening blessing (“Blessed is the Kingdom..”).

Confessions

By appointment with Fr Vladimir, call ahead (902) 543-1760.

Sunday School

Sunday School starts immediately after the Liturgy and lasts about 30-40 minutes. All children are welcome.

Submitting Names

There is the custom of submitting names to be remembered during the Prothesis (or Proskimidia) at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy. This practice is normally reserved for the commemoration of living or departed Orthodox believers, or family members or very close friends. Think carefully of who may need special prayer at that particular time, and submit only those names. They must be submitted during the Prothesis while the priest is still in the process of preparing the diskos.

Panikhidas

Panikhidas (prayers for the departed) and other prayers of blessings are performed on Saturdays (before or after Vespers) or at other prearranged times. Requests for such services must be made at least twenty-four hours in advance. Normally a Panikhida is served for one or two very specific departed persons. The general rule is that the Panikhida is reserved only for departed Orthodox Christians, although in the case of family members or very close friends, this rule is often overlooked.

Civic Calendar with Service Schedule

Sundays and major feasts are in red. Fast days are shaded.


Contact St.vladimir Orthodox Church

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