Category Archives: schedule

Getting busy with house blessings

As you all know, the time between the Feast of Theophany and the beginning of Great Lent is the time for house blessings. If you happen to look at our online church calendar, you will now see quite a lot of time-slots labelled “house blessing” – mostly on Friday evenings and Saturdays during the day.… Read on

Celebrating with Holy Resurrection this Saturday

Just a reminder that there will NOT be a service at St. Johns this Saturday evening (Oct. 29), as we will be celebrating Holy Resurrections patronal feast-day by joining our brothers and sisters at Holy Resurrection Sobor (75 East 43rd Avenue), along with Vladyka Irénée, for their festal Vigil service, starting at 6:00pm.… Read on

Nativity – and icon – of the Theotokos

Christ is in our midst!

Two upcoming service notes… One a reminder and the other unexpected news…

First, the reminder: Tomorrow evening (Wed., Sept. 7th) at 7pm we will celebrate the Nativity of the Theotokos with a Vesperal Liturgy, as planned.… Read on

Pentecost and Kneeling Vespers

This Sunday, as you know, is the great feast of Pentecost. Pentecost is, of course, the birthday of the Church, and is the liturgical birthday of St. John of Shanghai Orthodox Mission – it was on Pentecost Sunday, 2007, that we celebrated our very first Divine Liturgy in our current location.… Read on

Service Reminder: Vesperal Liturgy for Mid-Feast!

Just a quick reminder that we will be celebrating the Mid-Feast of Pentecost tomorrow (Tuesday, May 17th) with a Vesperal Liturgy at 7:00pm. Come fasting from about noon on if you are intending to receive communion.… Read on