SUNDAY OF MEATFARE
Tone 2. Sunday of the Last Judgment. Apostles of the Seventy Archippus (Arkhipp) and Philemon, and Martyr Apphias (1st c.). Martyrs Maximus, Theodotus, Hesychius and Asclepiodota, of Adrianopolis (305-311). Ss. Eugene and Macarius, Presbyters and Confessors, at Antioch (363). Ven. Dositheus of Palestine, disciple of Ven. Abba Dorotheus (7th c.). St. Rabulas of Samosata (ca. 530). Ven. Theodore of Sanaskáry (1791).
1 Corinthians 8:8 – 9:2 Matthew 25:31 – 46
Please direct all inquiries to the church office.
*In an emergency contact Fr. Vincent at (780) 288-5347
is available Sunday morning at the Continental Inn parking lot – 166 St. and 100 Ave. If you expect to park there regularly remember to place a parking permit card on your dash. Parking permits are available on the candle desk in the narthex.
PARISH TITHING AND GIVING
(General budget income; does not include designated funds)
Amount received on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017: $4,531.10
Weekly Goal: $4,250.00
Total received for February, 2017: $10,993.87
Budget goal for each month: $17,000.00
During the past two months the required $6000 needed to proceed with the next phase of our iconography has been raised, and parish council agrees that it is now time to move ahead. Glory to God, and thank you to all of you who have donated!
This next phase of Fr. Vladimir's work will consist of placing the Annunciation on the top two halves of the apse (back wall, with Archangel Gabriel on one side and Theotokos on the other). When completed, it will present the back wall as a unified whole, and will provide a full theological and symbolical meaning as to what is taking place in the altar, as seen in the following progression:
- Annunciation -- Word of God Announced
- Mother of God of the Sign -- Word of God Incarnate
- Deisis (Christ in Majesty) -- Word of God Revealed
- Altar -- Word of God Received (in the Holy Eucharist)
Slave Lake Mission
During the past year, through the grace of God, St. Herman's has been working to plant a new mission in Slave Lake. So far we have been blessed to be meeting in the home of Clint and Sabrina Buhler. However, we are now ready to take things to the next step by finding a new location to rent, and to begin advertising to the community at large. Currently we are the only Orthodox Church doing any mission work in Slave Lake, and we are praying that God will bless this work in order to eventually establish Slave Lake's very first Orthodox Church. If you would like to contribute to this ministry, you are encouraged to give a little extra on top of your regular tithes and offerings. Please write your check to St. Herman's but write "Slave Lake Mission" in the Special Offering space on the offering envelope.
Thank you for your past generosity towards this ministry. Please remember that anything donated to the Help Fund cannot be receipted so when you give your donation please enter "Help Fund" in the Special Offering space on the offering envelope.
Shelving Units Available
Shelving units from the former library are available. Although the shelving is not in the best of shape it could be used, for example, in a garage setting to store tools or any other small items. Please see Fr. Vincent if you think you could use some or all of these units.
Assembly of the Archdiocese of Canada
“Refreshment for the Journey”
Our parish of St. Herman's has been chosen by Archbishop Irénée and the Archdiocesan Council to host the 2017 Canadian Archdiocesan Assembly. This event will be taking place July 26-28, with a parish BBQ on the evening of Tuesday, July 25.. We are excited to be hosting all the clergy, as well as lay delegates, observers, and special guests from across our country (and some from the U.S.) Please keep this assembly in the forefront of your prayers. If you would like to attend this assembly as an observer, or part of the assembly, please pick up a registration form located on the candle desk in the narthex.
Green Light Awareness Society Gala
Unmasking The Truth Gala by Green Light Awareness Society
February 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
St. Timothy Anglican Church, 8420 145 St NW
Keynote: James Veneear of Chrysalis Network
Tickets: $75 (Discount Available)
Please contact: Tymofiy @ 780-437-2116
Monetary Donations & Auction Items are requested.
Funds for Chrysalis Network, a Human Trafficking Hotline and Maple Leaf Centre in Ukraine.
2017 St. Herman of Alaska Lenten Retreat
On Saturday, March 11, we are blessed to be having Fr. Ryan Bishop join us for our Lenten Retreat. Fr. Ryan will be talking about the understanding of the Orthodox Church through the eyes of St. Cyprian of Carthage. Questions discussed will include: What is the Church? How can we be the body of Christ? What does it mean to live in community? How can we save each other? What does it mean to be a part of the Kingdom of God?
The retreat will begin with a Matins service at 9:30 am, and conclude with Great Vespers at 4:00 PM.
Lunch and coffee/snacks are included during the day. For lunch purposes please place your name on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board located in the narthex if you are planning to attend the retreat. There is no registration fee for the retreat, but a freewill offering will be received.