Schedule of Paschal Services under Additional Restrictions

Dear brothers and sisters,

As of April 17, further restrictions have been enforced under the already established the “state of emergency” to control the spread of COVID-19.

Worship services will continue to be held regularly with of only 10 people in the chapel, mandatory maintenance of a distance of 2m and wearing face masks (more details here: https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/publichealthsafetymeasures/), per the following schedule:

  • April 18 – Fifth Sunday of Lent, St. Mary of Egypt: Divine Liturgy at 10 am
  • April 24 – Lazarus Saturday: Divine Liturgy at 10 am
    • Vespers – Vrbica at 6 pm
  • April 25 – Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem – Palm Sunday: Divine Liturgy at 8:30 am and 10 am
  • April 29 – Great and Holy Thursday: Divine Liturgy at 10 am
    • Vespers and Reading of the 12 Gospels at 7 pm
  • April 30 – Great and Holy Friday: Royal Hours at 9 pm
    • The Deposition from the Cross and Lamentation at the Tomb at 6 pm
  • May 1 – Great and Holy Saturday: Divine Liturgy at 10 am
  • May 2 – Resurrection of of our Lord Jesus Christ – Pascha: Easter Matins at midnight, followed by the Divine Liturgy
  • May 2 – Resurrection of of our Lord Jesus Christ – Pascha: Divine Liturgy at 10 am
  • May 3 – Resurrection Monday: Divine Liturgy at 10 am
  • May 4 – Resurrection Tuesday: Divine Liturgy at 10 am
  • May 6 – Holy Greatmartyr George: Divine Liturgy at 10 am
    • Cutting of the Slava Kolač before and after the Divine Liturgy

We remind you that all parishioners who want to attend one of the services or cut their Slava Kolač must contact Aleksandar Cvijetinović in advance by email at sashacvijetinovic@gmail.com or text message at 416-993-0647 to be added to the schedule so that the prescribed maximum number of people in the chapel can be maintained. We kindly request that in case of a change in plans that you please contact Aleksandar in time so that others would be allowed to attend the worship service.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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

Worship in State of Emergency

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As of April 7th, York Region has been under the “state of emergency” to control the spread of COVID-19 with restrictions that also affect to our Parish.

Worship services will continue to be held regularly with a limit of 15% of the chapel’s capacity, mandatory maintenance of a distance of 2m and wearing face masks (more details here: https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/publichealthsafetymeasures/ and https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/mandatoryuseoffacemasksandcoverings/).

Sunday lunches as well as any gatherings in the upper hall after Divine Liturgy are, unfortunately, still not allowed.

We will continue to have only one Divine Liturgy on Sundays starting at 10AM.

To ensure that we do not exceed the quota of 15% of the capacity of the chapel, we ask parishioners who want to attend worship services to contact Aleksandar Cvijetinović in advance by email at sashacvijetinovic@gmail.com or text message at 416-993-0647 to be added to the schedule. We kindly request that in case of a change in plans that you please contact Aleksandar in time so that others would be allowed to attend the worship service.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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

Memorial Saturday

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On March 6 is Memorial Saturday that our Holy Church dedicates to the commemoration of our family members and friends who have departed this life. That day at 10AM we will serve a General Memory service (parastos) when names of all our departed family members and friends are read out and commemorated.

To ensure that we do not exceed the quota of 30% of the capacity of the chapel, we ask parishioners who want to attend worship services to contact Aleksandar Cvijetinović in advance by email at sashacvijetinovic@gmail.com or text message at 416-993-0647 to be added to the schedule. We kindly request that in case of a change in plans that you please contact Aleksandar in time so that others would be allowed to attend the worship service.

At the chapel a maintenance of a distance of 2m and wearing face masks is, of course, still mandatory (more details here: https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/publichealthsafetymeasures/ and https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/mandatoryuseoffacemasksandcoverings/).

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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

Stringent Measures in York Region

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As of February 22, York Region has applied the “Red-Control – Stringent Measures” to control the spread of COVID-19 with restrictions that also affect to our Parish.

Worship services will continue to be held regularly with a limit of 30% of the chapel’s capacity, mandatory maintenance of a distance of 2m and wearing face masks (more details here: https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/publichealthsafetymeasures/ and https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/mandatoryuseoffacemasksandcoverings/).

Sunday lunches as well as any gatherings in the upper hall after Divine Liturgy are, unfortunately, still not allowed.

From Sunday, February 28, only one Divine Liturgy will be held on Sundays starting at 10AM.

To ensure that we do not exceed the quota of 30% of the capacity of the chapel, we ask parishioners who want to attend worship services to contact Aleksandar Cvijetinović in advance by email at sashacvijetinovic@gmail.com or text message at 416-993-0647 to be added to the schedule. We kindly request that in case of a change in plans that you please contact Aleksandar in time so that others would be allowed to attend the worship service.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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