St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox SoborSt. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Sobor
Upcoming Services
All Services in English
September 21,
6:30PM Parish Council

September 23,
6:00PM Great Vespers

September 24,
9:15AM Hours
9:30AM Divine Liturgy
Memorial Litya

Sunday, September 17


Tone 6. Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross. Sunday after Elevation. Martyr Sophia, and her three daughters: Faith (Vera), Hope (Nadézhda), and Love (Liubóv’, Charity), at Rome (ca. 137). Martyrs Theodota at Nicæa (ca. 230). Martyr Agathocleia (ca. 230). 156 Martyrs of Palestine, including Bishop Peleus and Nilus, the Presbyter, Zeno, the Noblemen Patermuthius and Elias, and others (ca. 310).

2 Corinthians 4:6-15 (Epistle) Matthew 22:35-46 (Gospel)

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.



(General budget income; does not include designated funds)

Amount received on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017: $1,813.69
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for September, 2017: $9,040.00

Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00

In preparation for our Annual Meeting October 22:


Please fill out a “Declaration and/or renewal of Parish Stewardship 2016-2017” form and deposit the completed form in the wooden box labeled “Stewardship Forms” located on the display case in the narthex.


Please write the name of the person whom you would like to nominate on the nomination sheet located on the bulletin board in the narthex. (Please be sure to have the person’s consent before writing their name on the nomination sheet.)


Please send any resolutions you would like to have discussed and voted on to Fr. Vincent (


All reports for the Parish Annual Meeting should be submitted to the Church office by Sunday, October 15.


Memory Eternal!

During the next month we will remember several people who were a big part of the life and ministry of our parish, but who reposed in the Lord one year ago. On Sept. 24, we will serve a Memorial Litya to remember Anna Kuzmenko, one of our parish founders, and Mary Onyschuk, who had been a member here for over 30 years. On October 8, we will serve a Memorial Litya for Fr. Alexander Pihach, who was our parish's rector for fourteen years. May their memories be eternal!

40th Anniversary Photo Book

Please don't forget to schedule a photo for the 40th anniversary photo book. The completion has been a bit delayed because there are so many people missing in terms of photos. You can call, text, or email Mtk. Roxanne to schedule a time and day. We would love to have as many people included as possible!


Congratulations to Dn. Sebastian and Matushka Helen Scratch on the occasion of Dn. Sebastian's upcoming ordination to the Holy Priesthood. The ordination will be taking place during the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, September 24, at Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut parish in Calgary. On the following Sunday, October 1, the "newly-minted" priest, Fr. Sebastian, will be serving Divine Liturgy here at St. Herman's. Axios, axios, axios!

Ordination Celebration & Harvest/Thanksgiving Luncheon

Our parish will hold an Ordination Celebration for Priest Sebastian & Harvest/Thanksgiving luncheon on Sunday, October 1 after the Divine Liturgy. Sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Everyone is welcome. God bless you all! Lil ☺

Introductory Iconography Course

“Learn the ancient technique of egg tempera painting!”

Teacher: Igumen Vladimir (Lysak)

When: Weeknights (6:30-9:30 pm) October 2 – 13, 2017

Where: St. Herman of Alaska Sobor

Cost: $650.00 (materials included)

On Saturday, October 7, all are invited to lectures taking place from 1 pm – 6 pm.

To register or for more information please contact Fr. Vladimir at:

Orthodoxy 101

Starting on Wednesday, September 20 (7-9 PM), and continuing for 8 weeks, Fr. Vincent will be leading another group study on the book “Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life” by Fr. Anthony Coniaris. This class is ideal not only for Orthodox who would like to deepen their understanding of their Orthodox Faith, but is also a great introduction to the Faith for any non-Orthodox who would like to understand a bit more about the Orthodox Church (what it believes and teaches, and why). There will be a fee of $20 to cover the cost of your book (provided at the first meeting). Those who have previously taken the class are welcome to join in again. If you would like to take the class, please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board, or talk to Fr. Vincent.

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