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

Shrovetide Lunch on Sunday Nov. 24

Dear brothers and sisters,
Please note that on Sunday November 24, 2019, following the Holy Liturgy a Shrovetide luncheon will be provided by the Cvetković family.
Everyone is welcome to bring and serve any other cakes or treats to be consumed before the Christmas fast begins.
– Governing Board of St. Archangel Gabriel Parish in Richmond Hill

November 9 & 10: Crackling-o-rama and Treats

Dear all,

On Saturday, November 9, a “Čvarkijada” or “Crackling-o-rama” will be organized at our Parish premises, starting at 9am. So far, we have two teams: Dragan Stefanović and Fr. Ljubo Rajić. Everyone is welcome to come and socialize, help out or even organize and bring their own team. Interested participants should contact Dragan Stefanović at 647-468-8610 or dbstefanovic@gmail.com, as well as bring their own materials and equipment.

On Sunday, November 10, following the Holy Liturgy you will be able to buy fresh cracklings, fatty or lean “vanilice” cookies prepared by our sisters, as well as (uncooked, dry) beans of excellent quality per pound.

Come and bring your friends!

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