Dear brothers and sisters!
Starting in October 2015, our schedule of services changes. Now, the Sunday Divine Liturgy will begin at 12:30 pm. Confessions start half an hour before the service.
This change took place at the insistence of our landlords - they want to use the chapel in the morning. Had we refused, the church just would not have renewed our lease. It is another reminder for us that it's time to step up our searches of our own church building or land to build our own church. Of course, this will not be easy, but we are confident that with the joint efforts of all the congregation and with God's help we can succeed in this important matter.
As before, on the evening of the first Saturday of each month, at 18:15, we will serve an akathist, after which confessions will be heard

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.

MEATFARE SUNDAY FEAST


On Sunday, March 6 - Meatfare Sunday - we will celebrate the start of 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 2:30.
Of course, there will be pancakes, performance if artists and a theatre production by our Sunday school students.
Tickets can be purchased in our church during a service (ask at the candle box):
- For adults - $ 20.
- 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.

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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