St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox SoborSt. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Sobor
Upcoming Services
All Services in English
November 12,
7:00PM Parish Council

November 15,
Nativity Fast Begins

November 16,
5:00PM Great Vespers

Sunday, November 10


Tone 4. Apostles of the Seventy: Erastus, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertius (1st c.). Martyr Orestes of Cappadocia (204). Hieromartyr Milles, Bishop in Persia, and two disciples (341). Ven. Theocteristus, Abbot of Symbola on Mt. Olympus. Martyr Constantine, Prince of Georgia (852).

Galatians 2:16-20 Luke 10:25-37

Please direct all inquiries to the church office.

*In an emergency contact Fr. Vincent at (780) 288-5347

Additional Parking
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.


Fr. Vincent will be on holiday from Monday, November 4 until Tuesday, November 12.

Please direct all inquiries to the church office.

Parish Telephone Directory 2020

For the next two weeks a draft copy of the church directory will be located on a display case at the bookstore. Please place a check mark by your entry in the directory if it is correct. Anyone needing to make changes in phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, etc., should do so by correcting their entry. Those who would like to be added to the directory may place your information in the “Additions” sections of the directory provided – PLEASE PRINT your addition to the directory. For those who would like their entry removed please place “remove” on your entry. *This parish directory is, as usual, for in-house use only and therefore should only contain the names and information of stewards and regular attendees of St. Herman’s.

Upcoming Choir Practices

Girls’ Choir: Saturday, November 30 and Saturday, December 7 @ 1:30 pm

Adult Choir: Saturday, November 16 and Saturday, December 7 @ 3:15 pm

Bookstore Acquisitions

The beautiful new icon calendars for 2020 are now available in the bookstore and retail for $19.00. The icons are all of Christ our Lord.

Copies of The Way of a Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way are now available in the bookstore.

This is the book that came highly recommended by Father Vincent in a recent homily.

Thank You

Thank you to all who donated so very generously to the food collection for the sisters at the Bluffton monastery last weekend. Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated.

"Apocalypse Now and Ever” The book of Revelation on Christian Life & Liturgy

Advent Retreat with Fr. Matthew Francis
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Fr. Matthew is the Priest of the Holy Apostles Mission in Chilliwack, BC. Fr. Matthew completed his Master of Arts degree at the University of Manchester (U.K.) in 2001 with a Dissertation entitled, The Apocalypse of Sacred Space: Christian Conceptions in the Book of Revelation.

Retreat begins at 10:30 a.m. and concludes with Great Vespers at 4:30 p.m. Register Online at:, or fill out a registration form which is contained in the retreat brochure located on the candle desk.

Tear the form out of the brochure and place it with your payment in an offering envelope. Mark “Retreat” in the special offering category then place the envelope in the offering slot in the candle desk. Registration fee is $45 per person.

Apostles of the Seventy: Erastus, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertius

The holy Apostles Erastus, Sosipater (April 28), Olympas (January 4), Rodion (April 8), Quartus and Tertius (October 30) were disciples of Saint Paul. They all lived during the first century. The Apostle to the Gentiles speaks of them in the Epistle to the Romans, “And Erastus, the city treasurer, greets you, and Quartus, a brother” (Rom 16: 23).

Saint Sosipater, a native of Achaia, was Bishop of Iconium, where he also died. Saint Paul mentions him in Romans 16:21.

Saint Olympas was mentioned by the holy Apostle Paul (Rom 16:15). He was also a companion of the Apostle Peter. Saint Rodion (Herodion), was a kinsman of the Apostle Paul (Romans 16:11), and left the bishop’s throne at Patras to go to Rome with the Apostle Peter. Saints Rodion and Olympas were beheaded on the very day and hour when Saint Peter was crucified.

Saint Quartus endured much suffering for his piety and converted many pagans to Christ, dying peacefully as a bishop in the city of Beirut.

Saint Tertius is mentioned in the Epistle to the Romans, “I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord” (Rom 16:22). Saint Tertius, to whom Saint Paul dictated the Epistle to the Romans, was the second Bishop of Iconium, where also he died.

Contact Us
Phone: (780) 484-9804

9930-167 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5P 4W7

Church office hours:
12 - 4PM Mon - Fri

St. John Chrysostom
Words of Wisdom
The desire to rule is the mother of heresies.
- St. John Chrysostom