Saturday, April 15, 2006

It Is The Beginning



It is with great joy that I am able to announce that His Grace, Bishop SERAPHIM has blessed us with a patron and a name.
We are St Nina Orthodox Mission.
Her feast day is January 14th.
This is a wonderful wonderful blessing for our community. Now we can truly start the great work that has been set before us. St Nina is an amazing saint and it is fitting that we look to her for inspiration and direction as we plant this church in Vancouver. She was called to Georgia to witness to the people there and that country is now one of the oldest Orthodox Christian regions in the world.
Vancouver is a very young city in the grand scheme of things and one that is mostly unchurched. What a blessing to be called to follow in the footsteps of this saint and to reach out to this city.
St Nina pray for us! Please join me in asking St Nina to intercede for us and our work.
We will have our first Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women at St George's Anglican Chapel
That is May 7th at 9:00 am. Please join us for this beginning.
And thank you to all of you who have faithfully attended vespers, done many works to support the Holy Cross Chaplaincy and patiently waited for this Mission to begin.

Let us all finish the struggle of the Fast and Celebrate our Paschal Joy as we worship Christ Jesus and His Glorious Resurrection!

Your servant in Christ,
the priest Christopher

6 Comments:

Blogger The Pleasant Peasant said...

Glory to God!!!!

10:23 PM  
Blogger thomasw said...

i am glad that st.nina is the mission's patron for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that the name is easy for an english speaker to pronounce! heartful congratulations to all at st. nina's :)

11:42 PM  
Blogger Matthew Francis said...

Glory to God for all things!

12:30 PM  
Blogger thomasw said...

hmm, i think we will come to this initial liturgy.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous glanteigne said...

Congrats & Glory to God! Maybe we'll carpool in with Thomas.

10:38 PM  
Anonymous mark said...

may this mission be marked from the beginning by integrity and fidelity in love.

St. Nina pray for us!

-m

12:41 AM  

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