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

Statement regarding Church Services in the Diocese of Canada

Click on the link below for a PDF copy of the statement.

Bp No 68 2020 Canada

 

Very Reverend and Reverend fathers,

 

In response to the newest developments regarding the COVID-19 virus we issue the following instructions and blessing:

Holy Liturgy, according to the Tipik, is still to be served in ALL churches of our Diocese on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of each week. Due to the limitations placed over the weekend in the province of Quebec, and the limitations taking effect in the province of Ontario at midnight tonight, where most of our diocese gathers to pray, as well as the practice of our brethren Orthodox bishops worldwide, not the least the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, we instruct our clergy to perform all services with the help of a chanter, and altar server ONLY. The faithful are not to attend these services in person. We make this decision after consultations with the Public Health Departments of the City of Hamilton, Region of Waterloo, City of Niagara Falls, and the Premier’s office.

We have an obligation to strictly adhere to the instructions of our civil authorities, as we have done to date. If there are changes in this regard you will be duly notified. All priests must be available for their flock in this time of need to bless their homes, commune the sick, and comfort the scared – should it be requested.

Clergy who have indications of illness should, as all others, seek professional medical help and need to inform the Bishop of the same. Be reasonable and avoid unnecessary gatherings.

We continue to follow the developing situation worldwide, but especially in Canada, and unceasingly pray to the Lord, the only One who is capable of healing our souls and bodies, to aide us in keeping our faith strong. We must follow the instructions of civil authorities, but we cannot allow worldly temptations to shake our hope in the Omnipotent Lord. We clergy should be an example to the faithful of the need to multiply our prayers, fasting and petitions to the Lord. We pray for our leadership, all those working in the medical field, and all those directly afflicted in this difficult time.

 

With hierarchical blessing,

BISHOP OF CANADA

MITROPHAN

 

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.

 

Latest St. Archangel Gabriel Parish Newsletter

Dear Parishioners,
Please find below the link for the latest newsletter of our Parish.
Additionally we would like to remind you of the upcoming events in our Parish:
  • Sunday, February 23: after the Holy Liturgy: Gordana Laković, poetry for children and Pancake party.
  • Saturday, Feb 29: commencing at 7pm. Special Diner organized by Luka Vukoje prior to the start of the Great Lent.

Please click on the link to for a copy of our most recent Newsletter.

St Arh. Gabriel Newsletter Issue 4 Feb 2020