St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox SoborSt. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Sobor
Upcoming Services
December 5,
3:00PM St. Nicholas Day Party/Super Saturday Christian Education Day
5:00PM Great Vespers

December 6,
9:15AM Hours
9:30AM Divine Liturgy

December 12,
1:00PM - 4:00PM Bake Sale
5:00PM Vigil

The people of God express a commitment to Christ through practical Stewardship. Each member is encouraged to become a steward of the parish. With the priest's and laity's guidance each one is taught to pray and seek out ways to apply their time, talents, and wealth for building up of the Body of Christ. A. number of ministries now actively function while the Lord guides us into new forms of service.

Parish Council
The Parish Council consists of 9 members elected by the parish. Together with the priest, they meet monthly to plan and apply the decisions of the parish in community, charity, and financial matters. Decisions are regularly reached according to the principle of unanimous agreement.

Parish Singing
The faithful worship communally, led by the choir director. Practices are scheduled on an as-needed basis to prepare for the upcoming liturgical season or special occasions.

Subdeacons and Acolytes
Together, the Subdeacons and Acolytes assist the Priest and Deacons in liturgical worship, participate in processions, and assist at the time of Holy Communion.

Readers build up the faithful by reading the Holy Scriptures during worship. With the assistance of parishioners, the ecclesiarch weekly prepares the music for Liturgy. The youth read the Scriptures at seasonal feasts.

Doorkeepers welcome both visitors and the faithful into worship and for fellowship. They direct the faithful during veneration of the Gospel and at Holy Communion.

Church School
Church School is scheduled on two Saturdays of the month from September to May. Lessons occur from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon under the care of nine teachers. Students from ages 4-14 are placed into age-appropriate groupings to meet their diverse learning styles. Substitute teachers are on call when needed.

Adult Education Council
Under the priest's guidance this group plans and implements an annual Spring retreat, Spring and Fall teachings, and other adult instruction.

Food Bank
St. Herman Orthodox Sobor acts as a depot for the Edmonton Food Bank. Members receive phone orders on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 PM and distrubute the food hampers on Friday at 6:00-6:30 PM.

The Hospitalers facilitate the common work of parish celebrations, seasonal social gatherings, and the billeting of overnight guests and visitors.

Adults who have enrolled in the Catechumenate are instructed in the faith by their sponsors and Catechists under the leadership of the Priest.

Contact Us
Phone: (780) 484-9804

9930-167 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5P 4W7

Church office hours:
12 - 4PM Mon - Fri

St. Gregory of Nyssa
Words of Wisdom
All things belong to God. All our brothers and sisters. Among us it is best that all inherit equal portions.
- St. Gregory of Nyssa