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


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