Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

Divine Liturgy will be held tomorrow morning (June 1st) at 6:00 AM at St Nina's in celebration of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. We gather at St George's Anglican Church at 2950 Laurel Street (14th & Laurel). All are welcome come as we celebrate this joyous feast.

O Christ God, You have ascended in Glory,
Granting joy to Your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit.
Through the blessing they were assured
That You are the Son of God,
The Redeemer of the world!"
Tone 4

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Summer Break at UBC!

On Tuesday May 30th we served our last Vespers at the Holy Cross Chaplaincy until the Fall Semester begins in September. Thank you to all who came out to different services and events this Academic Year of 2005/06. It has been such a privilege over this last year to serve as the Orthodox Chaplain at UBC. During that time nearly one hundred people from various backgrounds have come to at least one of the events or services sponsored by the Holy Cross Chaplaincy. So many people have made this possible through their acts service, financial support, gifts and prayers. Thank you to everyone who offered their support; “the gifts you sent, [are] a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.” (Phil. 4:18) A special thank you must be made to St Mark’s College and St Ignatius of Antioch Parish for their ongoing hospitality allowing us to gather for worship, study and fellowship at only a nominal cost to the Chaplaincy to help us during this initial year.

The Fall and Spring Semesters will be even more event-full with our second Annual Spring Retreat, various workshops and talks, outreach events, fellowship events as well as a regular cycle of worship and increased “office hours.”

To make all of this possible we have launched our First Annual Spring Appeal to seek out further support of our Missionary efforts on the campus. If you would like further information about the Holy Cross Appeal please contact me directly (604-309-6871 or frchrisrb {@}

Our Calendar of Events will be posted in August with as many details as we can offer. One of our first events in September will be a Dinner Concert thanking the supporters of this Ministry.

Again, thank you for your prayers and support and we ask that you will continue to uphold the Holy Cross Chaplaincy at UBC as well my family and me as we focus our attentions in the coming months to the Mission Station of St Nina.

Your servant in Christ,
the priest Christopher

Friday, May 12, 2006

Divine Liturgy Sunday at 9:00

St Nina Orthodox Mission will celebrate the Divine Liturgy this Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (May 21st) at 9:00 AM. Please come and join us.

Saturday Vespers will continue to be celebrated at Holy Resurrection at 6:00 PM and "Daily" Vespers will continue to be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM at St Mark's College at UBC.

Please keep checking back for a link the new website of St Nina Orthodox Mission as well as the events that will happening this Fall on the UBC Campus.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Sunday Divine Liturgy

St Nina Mission Station is having its first Divine Liturgy this Sunday May 7th. Our new home is St George Anglican Church. The service will start promptly at 9:00am; we are sharing this church with the Anglican congregation that worships at 11:15 and we don't want to keep them waiting! After the liturgy we will be heading over to Douglas Park Community Centre
for a potluck lunch. Please bring something to help us celebrate. The community centre overlooks the children's playground and we will have picnic on the lawn if the weather permits. Please keep our new communtiy in your prayers as we celebrate this wonderful day.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Tuesday Evening Vespers at Holy Cross UBC

We will be having our regular Vespers service Tuesday evening at 6:30pm held at St Marks Chapel (May 2nd). Afterwards there will be a time of coffee, snacks, fellowship and discussion. Please join us!