Unfortunately, a number of factors, not least of which is the upcoming meeting for all Lower Mainland St. Arseny camp workers, have combined to force the cancellation of the Vesperal Liturgy we were planning to hold for St. Vladimir on Tuesday, July 14th.
It’s our summer patronal feast day! To celebrate, we will serve an Akathist to St. John of Shanghai in place of Little Compline tonight (Thursday, July 2nd), and, following the custom of the church in which he was glorified (ROCOR), we will celebrate his feast-day with a Divine Liturgy (at 9am) on the Saturday closest to the date of his repose (July 4th). Suggested topic for discussion after the service tonight: the life and significance of St. John of Shanghai. OrthodoxWiki.org provides some links to relevant resources: http://orthodoxwiki.org/John_Maximovitch