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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR LENT

February:
26 - Sun. - 12:30 - Liturgy, Forgiveness Rite.
27 - Mon. - 18:30 - The Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
March:
5 - Sun. - 12:30pm - Liturgy. Sunday of Orthodoxy
6pm - Pan-Orthodox Vespers in the Serbian Church in Mississauga 2520 Dixie RD, Mississauga, ON L4Y 2A5
11 - Sat. - 18:30 - SATURDAY. Parent Saturday (Memory of all the reposed)
12 - Sun. - 12:30 - Liturgy. St. Gregory Palamas. Lecture on Liturgy.
14 - Tue. - 18:30 - Holy Unction
19 - Sun. - 12:30 - Liturgy. Week of the Cross
22 - Wed. - 18:30 - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
26 - Sun. - 12:30 - Liturgy. Sunday of St. John of the Ladder (Climacus). Screening of documentary "Planet of Orthodoxy"
April
1 - Sat. - 18:30 - Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos
2 - Sun - 12:30 - Liturgy. Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
7 - Fri. - 11:30 - The Annunciation. Liturgy
8 - Sat. - 18:30 - Vespers and the consecration of the willows. General confession.
9 - Sun. - 12:30 - Liturgy. Palm Sunday.
13 - Thurs. - 18:30 - 12 Gospels of the Holy Passion
14 - Fri. - 18:30 - Vespers with the deposition of Holy Shroud
15 - Sat. - 18:00 - Blessing of Easter eatables.
11.30PM Easter Vigil

MARDI GRAS FEAST


On Sunday February 19th we will celebrate Mardi Gras, the start of the Meatfare (Carnival) week in Elgin Barrow Arena at 43 Church Street South, Richmond Hill (5 minutes' walk from the Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov.). Beginning at 2pm.
Of course, there will be pancakes and music
Tickets can be purchased in our church during a service (ask at the candle box):
- For adults - $ 25.
- For children from 7 to 12 years - $ 10.
- For children up to 7 years free of charge, but you still need to get a ticket.

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

Sunday January 1, 12:30 New Year prayer service (no liturgy)
Friday January 6, 18:30 Great Compline and Matins. CHRISTMAS EVE
Saturday January 7, 11:30 Liturgy. CHRISTMAS
Sunday January 8:
12:30 Liturgy
15:00 Christmas matinee for children (Tickets can be purchased until January 7)
Sunday January 15, 12:30 Liturgy
Wednesday January 18, 18:30 Great Compline and Matins. Great Blessing of Waters
Thursday January 19, 11:30 Liturgy. Great Blessing of the Waters - THE EPIPHANY

SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY


The Sunday of Orthodoxy (also known as the Triumph of Orthodoxy) is celebrated on the first Sunday of Great Lent (six Sundays before Pascha). The Feast is kept in memory of the final defeat of Iconoclasm and the restoration of the icons to the churches.
After the death of the last Iconoclast emperor, Theophilos, his widow the regent Theodora and Patriarch Methodios, summoned the Synod of Constantinople in 843 to restore the icons to the Church.
After Orthros, a procession is made with icons around the church.
Once the procession arrives at the place, the Synodicon (decree of the Synod of Constantinople) is read aloud by the deacon. This Synodicon begins with the memory of certain saints, confessors and heroes of the faith, to each of whose names the people cry out: "Eternal Memory!" three times. Then follows a long list of heretics of all kinds, to each of which the answer is: "Anathema" once or thrice. These heretics comprise all the major opponents of the Orthodox Faith, Arians, Nestorians, Monophysites, Monothelites, Iconoclasts, and so on. Then comes again "Eternal Memory" to certain pious emperors, from Constantine the Great on.
The troparion of the feast:
We venerate Your most pure image, O Good One,
and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ God.
Of Your own will You were pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh
to deliver Your creatures from bondage to the enemy.
Therefore with thanksgiving we cry aloud to You:
You have filled all with joy, O our Savior,
by coming to save the world.

OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL STARTS

Dear parents! The registration of children for our parish school for the 2015-2016 school year has started. Please fill out this form.
First day of school: Sunday, October 4, 2015. We will be glad to see you!
The classes start at noon. Please bring your children ten or fifteen minutes in advance before the first lesson.

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