SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH

February
11           Sunday           12:30           Divine Liturgy. Meatfare Sunday, or Sunday of the Last Judgment
          14:30           Celebrating Shrovetide in our parish
18           Sunday           12:30           Divine Liturgy. Cheesefare Sunday. The Rite of Forgiveness
February 19 - The Lent begins
19           Monday 18:30           Canon of the St. Andrew of Crete
25      Sunday      12:30     Divine Liturgy. Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday
     Evening:     Vespers of the Triumph of Orthodoxy (Chapel of Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto M5S 1H8)
March
3      Saturday      18:30     Parent Saturday. Commemoration of the Dead
4      Sunday      12:30     Divine Liturgy. Week of St. Gregory Palamas
6      Tuesday:     18:30      Holy Unction
11      Sunday      12:30     Divine Liturgy. Veneration of the Cross week
14      Wednesday      18:30      Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts
18      Sunday      12:30     Divine Liturgy. Week of St. John of the Ladder
24      Saturday      18:30     Akathist to the Blessed Virgin Mary
25      Sunday      12:30     Divine Liturgy. Week of St. Mary of Egypt
31     Saturday:           Vespers & consecrations of willows. Resurrection of the righteous Lazarus


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Pilgrimage trip to Rawdon, QC

Dear brothers and sisters!
This fall we plan to organize a pilgrimage trip to Rawdon, QC. In this small town, located in picturesque forested foothills 50 kilometers north of Montreal, there are two Russian Orthodox churches, a Russian cemetery, and the monastery of the Transfiguration of the Lord.
In one of the churches there is a fragment of relics of the patron saint of our parish, St. Seraphim of Sarov. Brought from Russia by the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna and subsequently bequested by her to Bishop Sylvester, Archbishop of Montreal, this particle provided beneficial assistance to believers at a time when the main relics of the blessed hermit in Russia was considered lost.
We want to organize a two-night trip on a long weekend - either Labour Day (September 1-4), or on Canadian Thanksgiving Day (October 6-9). Departure is possible on Friday or Saturday. We may go by a rented bus or in our cars - this will depend on the number of those who want to do the pilgrimage. Also, we need to determine the number of pilgrims as soon as possible so we can book accommodation. To date, the estimated costs are about $120 per person. It may turn out to be higher or lower eventually, and it also depends on the number of people. Therefore, we ask all those who are interested to fill in the form (at the candlebox during services) as soon as possible. If you really want to go, but due to exceptional circumstances you are not able to pay the entire amount, let us know. We'll see, maybe something will be done, although we can not guarantee anything yet. And if, on the contrary, you can and want to pay more to cover somebody else's travel expenses, we will be extremely grateful.
When the next time you are in the church, please ask for a pilgrimage questionnaire at the candle box and fill it in. If you need a subsidy for this pilgrimage trip, indicate this on the form.
You can also contact us by e-mail.
If you want to go, please write to st.seraphim.ca@gmail.com and provide the following information:
Name and surname _____________________________________
Number of pilgrims ___
Phone ___________________________
E-mail ____________________________________
Dates (you can choose one or both)
 September 1-4  October 6-9
Leaving on (you can choose one or both)
 Friday  Saturday
Additional Information ___________________________________________________
Tell us if you can go by car ____ and take __ extra person(s) with you
God bless!