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Please note that, while we have not implemented a sign-up process for Vespers or Little Compline, as attendance at those services is typically much lower than the allowed maximum, in accordance with the new Provincial Health Order all services are now mask-mandatory. If you are unable to wear a mask, I am more than willing to arrange with you a time where I come and serve you communion in your own home – or, as we have done before in these emergency situations, at the church from the reserve gifts.

We Need a New Building!

The parishioners of St. John of Shanghai and St. Nina of Georgia Orthodox Church are actively searching for a new church building to rent in the Vancouver/Burnaby area. Any ideas? Contact the Chair of the Building Search Committee, Bob Gobert, at or Secretary, Ken Seigneurie, at

Giving to Receive Real Life

The spiritual disciplines the rich young ruler sought were already embedded in the Law; our Lord simply clarified and amplified his calling for him, customizing it to address his deepest spiritual need.

A Non-Binary Orthodox Understanding of Gender

An argument could be made that I’m actually arguing for a more thoroughly binary understanding of gender here, just increasing the complexity of the application of that binary in orders of magnitude measured in powers of two.

How to Love to Live

Our Lord’s parable of the Good Samaritan tells us exactly what we need to do to live in such a way as to experience and inherit eternal life.