Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross

Holy Cross at UBC
"The Cross is exalted, and everything true gathers together, the Cross is exalted, and the city makes solemn, and the people celebrate the feast". St Andrew of Crete
The Vision A dynamic Orthodox Christian community at the University of British Columbia established through the Chaplaincy Ministry offering students, faculty, staff and their families pastoral care and a community of faith, worship, love, fellowship, discipleship and accountability. “They devoted themselves to the Apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42
Fr Christopher Rigden-Briscall, a priest of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), is serving the Orthodox students and faculty of UBC as Chaplain. This ministry is intra-Orthodox and associated with the SCOBA sponsored Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF). Service times, study and fellowship groups, retreats, workshops and other events will posted on this site.
Questions and comments are welcomed. If you have a pastoral question or need please email Fr Christopher directly at
frchrisrb@shaw.ca . Thank you for your discretion.

3 Comments:

Blogger Alexei Cheviakov said...

Who is the Bishop on this icon?

10:41 PM  
Blogger Fr Christopher Rigden-Briscall said...

Thank you for your question. The Bishop in this icon is St Macarius Patriarch of Jerusalem. More information can be found regarding the events depicted in this icon at www.oca.org search the Feasts & Saints Section for September 14th.
May God bless you and keep you!
Fr Chris

9:57 AM  
Blogger RW said...

I have heard the good news... Praise the Good Lord above. You and your family will be in our prayers as you embark on this amazing journey. We love you.

9:02 PM  

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