Schedule ~ April 2017

Schedule of Services

Saint Vladimir’s Russian Orthodox Church
6824-128th Ave. Edmonton, AB  T5C 1S7        Church phone:(780) 476.2381
Archpriest Andrew Kencis, Rector ~ e-mail:
Saturday or Festal Evening Vigils at 6:00 PM / Sunday or Feast Day Divine Liturgies at 10:00 AM
Confessions heard during the evening vigils.
(Dates given as follows: Civil Calendar [n.s.] /Church Calendar [o.s.] )
Great Lent begins on Monday, Feb. 27, n.s.


Note: Schedule for the Holy Week Services . The Holy Unction Service will be served at St. Vladimir’s on April 12, n.s., Wednesday of Holy Week at 7:00 PM.

Wisdom from the Holy Fathers:

You ask by what path to go towards God. Go by the path of humility; by humbly enduring the difficult circumstances of life, by humbly enduring the sicknesses that are sent by the Lord, by humbly hoping that you will not be abandoned by the Lord, by the Quick Helper and by the loving Heavenly Father; by humble prayer for help from on high, for the driving away of despondency and feelings of hopelessness by which the enemy of salvation endeavors to bring us to despair, which is ruinous for a man and deprives him of divine grace, and which withdraws God’s mercy from him. ~Elder Nektary of Optina


Why does humility lead up to the heights of righteousness, whereas self-conceit leads down to the depths of sin? Because anyone who thinks he is something great, even before God, is rightly abandoned by God, as one who does not need His help. On the other hand, anyone who despises himself, and relies on mercy from above, wins God’s sympathy, help and grace. As it says, ‘The Lord resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the lowly’, (Proverbs 3:34, LXX). ~St. Gregory Palamas

Sat. Apr. 1/Mar. 19
Sun. Apr. 2/Mar. 20
Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
Thu. Apr. 6/Mar. 24
Fri. Apr. 7/Mar. 25
Feast of the Annunciation
(fish allowed) 
Sat. Apr. 8/Mar. 26
Sun. Apr. 9/Mar. 27
Feast of the Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem
Palm Sunday
(fish allowed)
Sun. April 16/ April 3 PASCHA
Sat. Apr. 22/Apr. 9
Sun. Apr. 23/Apr. 10
First Sunday after Pascha
St. Thomas Sunday
Sat. Apr. 29/Apr. 16
Sun. Apr. 30/Apr. 17
Second Sunday after Pascha
Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women
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