Orthodox Youth Reading Club – First Meeting

Dear High-school and College students,

Помаже Бог!

Hope you’re all handling these restrictions and enclosures well.

With Fr. Ljubo’s blessing, we’re starting a youth reading club for our parishioners and friends, where we will be reading a book at a time on some Orthodox Christian topic that was published in English, and meet once a week to talk about what we have read: share impressions, questions, opinions, criticisms and hopefully try to learn more about our Faith (and life in general).

We will start with reading Clark Carlton’s “The Faith: Understanding Orthodox Christianity, An Orthodox Catechism”, which you can find at https://www.amazon.ca/Faith-Clark-Carlton-ebook/dp/B0088RDBKS/ (contact me directly if you are not able to use this format).

  • We will be meeting through Zoom on Sunday, April 26 at 11AM:
    • The zoom meeting link will be emailed out directly to those interested to join the call.
    • You will need to make sure you have the needed application installed on your computer or cellphone before the meeting
  • Please make sure you have read the following before the meeting:

If interested to participate, please contact me directly by email at zoranradisic@yahoo.com so I can send you the meeting link and details, as well as help out with the getting a hold of the book itself.

This was envisioned for a younger readership (e.g. late teens and early 20s), but anyone interested to join is, of course, more than welcome.

Looking forward to hear from you.

Best regards,
Zoran Radisic

Sunday Feb 23: “Caravan of Happiness” + Palačinke!

“CARAVAN OF HAPPINESS”: a promotion of children’s collection of poems “Radoznalica” [Curious] and “Neka Raste Naše Drvo” [Let Our Tree Grow] by Gordana Petković Laković

On February 23. starting at 12:30PM, at St. Archangel Gabriel Serbian Orthodox Church in Richmond Hill.

Admission is free for all children big and small, while parents and grandparents are more than WELCOME to join. In this quaint literary playroom, through the collections of poems “Radoznalica” [Curious] and “Neka Raste Naše Drvo” [Let Our Tree Grow] children will have the opportunity to enjoy poetry, music, dance and stories in Serbian, learning something new along. Come to hang out with us! Let the kids take you on the wings of their imagination just as we once flew!

Please note: our Kolo Sisters will be preparing palačinke (crepes), while our Sunday School class for children will be cancelled that day.


Schedule of Feastday Services in December 2019 – January 2020

Date (Old Style) Time Service
Jan 5 (Dec 23) 10AM Divine Liturgy (Fathers day)
Jan 6 (Dec 24) 10AM Christmas Eve – Divine Liturgy
Jan 6 (Dec 24) 6PM Vespers with bringing in the Badnjak
Jan 6 (Dec 24) 7PM Lightning of the Badnjak, followed by dinner with šumadian tea
Jan 7 (Dec 25) 10AM Nativity of Jesus Christ: Christmas – Divine Liturgy
Jan 8 (Dec 26) 10AM Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos – Divine Liturgy
Jan 9 (Dec 27) 10AM Holy Protomartyr Archdeacon Stephen – Divine Liturgy
Jan 11 (Dec 29) 7PM New Years Party
Jan 12 (Dec 30) 10AM Divine Liturgy
Jan 14 (Jan 1) 10AM Circumcision of Our Lord, St. Basil the Great (New Year) – Divine Liturgy
Jan 18 (Jan 5) 10AM Feast of the Holy Cross – Divine Liturgy with the blessing of the water
Jan 19 (Jan 6) 10AM Theophany – Divine Liturgy with the great blessing of the water
Jan 20 (Jan 7) 10AM Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist – Divine Liturgy
Jan 26 (Jan 13) 10AM Divine Liturgy
Jan 26 (Jan 13) 12PM Sunday School Show in honour of St. Sava
Jan 27 (Jan 14) 10AM St. Sava – Divine Liturgy

Sat 01/11: Serbian New Year’s Eve Party

Dear brothers and sisters,

We invite you and your friends and family to join us for a traditional Serbian New Year’s Eve party.

The celebration will be take place on Saturday, January 11th, starting at 7PM, at our Parish Hall, 49 N Lake Rd, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 2Z8

With a delightful dinner and a great atmosphere, Miško and Danijela will entertain you with song and music.

Ticket price $80 per person. Tickets may be reserved on Sundays at our church following the Divine Liturgy, or directly with Srđan by phone at 647-409-6289.

Join us in celebrating the upcoming Julian New 2020 Year!

– Governing Board of St. Archangel Gabriel Parish in Richmond Hill

Thursday 12/19: St. Nicholas Day

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On Thursday, December 19th, St. Nicholas’ day, those that celebrate their Krsna Slava can bring their Kolivo for blessing and Slavski Kolach for breaking at our church that day between 8AM-12PM. The Holy Liturgy will begin at 10AM that day.

Also, those who are not able to come at that time and/or want the priest to come to their home for their Krsna Slava to bless the Kolivo and break the Slavski Kolach, or for the blessing of water, or anything else. please contact Father Ljubomir Rajić directly at his cell number 416-828-4447 to make arrangements.

– Governing Board of St. Archangel Gabriel Parish in Richmond Hill