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December 9 2018 Click here

Schedule of Services

Sunday, December 16
29th Sunday after Pentecost

10.00 am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, December 19
St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

9.30 am Divine Liturgy

Sunday, December 23
30th Sunday after Pentecost

10.00 am Divine Liturgy

Monday, December 24
9.00 pm Christmas Eve Vespers (Gregorian Calendar)

Sunday, December 30
Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

10.00 am Divine Liturgy

An Appeal for Prayer and Fasting

This coming Saturday December 15, an event of colossal historical proportions for Ukraine is taking place at the Saint Sophia - Ukraine’s key spiritual historical complex. This is the Sobor called by Patriarch Bartholomew for the formation of an autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Such historic moments are pregnant with opportunity and risk. We invite you to join in an intercessory effort of prayer and fasting for the fulfillment of God’s will in the first instance and for the protection of all participants from demonic attacks and provocations from the opponents. Furthermore, let us pray and fast that the participating bishops, monastics and lay members be filled with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit as they make challenging decisions.

Please pray and fast, as your heart leads, during this week and on Friday in particular.

In Christ,
Yaroslaw Lozowchuk

Announcements

ADULT MINISTRIES LECTURE SERIES – on Sundays at 12:30 in the Parish. Next session on January 27. See Poster for complete schedule.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

ST NICHOLAS CONCERT after December 16 Liturgy

EASTERN EPARCHY YOUTH ORPHANAGE MISSION UKRAINE
December 26, 2018 - January 4, 2019| Web Site

Monumental Developments in Ukraine re: the Church
Statement of the Permenent Conference of Orthodox Bishops

CONFESSION AND COMMUNION FOR AILING PARISHIONERS - Individuals unable to come to church to receive the Sacrament, please phone Fr. Volodymyr at 514-947-2235, who will be pleased to come to your home at your convenience.

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Articles on current feast days


Great Martyr Barbara at Heliopolis, in Syria
Barbara (we commemorate her on December 4, which is December 17 on the Gregorian Calendar) lived and suffered during the reign of the Roman emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, Dioscorus, was a wealthy man in the Syrian city of Heliopolis (literally “the city of the sun”). After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to his only daughter, who was so lovely that he decided to protect her by hiding her in a tower, where only her teachers could come to see her.  But the maiden was not alone for the Holy Spirit was leading her, through her view of the beauties of creation – which she could only enjoy by seeing it, to ask questions about the Creator of such a wonderful world. See article



St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia

On December 19 on the Gregorian Calendar (which is December 6 on the Julian) we celebrate the memory of one of the most popular of Saints – whose representatives we so often see in this Advent season in the form of “Santa Claus”. It is St. Nicholas whose name means “the victory of the people”. See article

90th Anniversary of our Parish

HISTORY OF SAINT SOPHIE PARISH See article

ANNIVERSARY BOOKS – are available to be picked up on Sundays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Current Photos of Parish Life

2018 Easter Palm Sunday, Good Friday and The Lord's Pascha

2018 Christmas | Kutya

Easter 2017 Palm Sunday | Good Friday | The Lord's Pascha

Cathedral Choral Workshop October 21, 2017

Lecture series at St Sophie's October 22, 2017

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CD in Honour of the Words of Metropolitan Ilarion

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