Sunday, December 30, 2007

Challenge accepted

For your amusement....

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Don't Forget...

New Years Open House in Aldergrove.
When: December 31 8:00pm to January 1 10:00am
Where: 26592 30A Ave, Aldergrove
What to Bring: BYOB + a snack and a sleeping bag if you want to stay overnight

If you haven't already let Graham or myself know that you're coming, please RSVP to (604) 537-6825 (of course we won't turn you away if you don't!).

Friday, December 28, 2007

even unto the depths of Althergrave

What's the word on New Years in Aldergrave?
Is it still on?
Are people actually going to be there?
Would it be worthwhile for me to swing by?
Just a thought.

Monday, December 24, 2007

God grant you many years!

(and Peter and Meike!)

click HERE for the rest of the photos!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Women's Quiet Day

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Blessed Event

Thank you so much Theresia for hosting the Advent Women's Quiet Day!

What a blessed opportunity it was to not only ingest some delectable treats (Theresia you spoil us so!!!) and to sing the Akathist to our Blessed Lady Theotokos, but also to participate in some engaging discussions and thus gain a greater appreciation for the other women of our community.

I'm sure Victoria will be posting pictures of the event in due time, but I just wanted to note what a wonderfully enriching day this has been and how glad I am to have made it out there, to the Lerche-haven!

A special thanks as well to all who participated in their own little ways!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

count the catechumens

Thursday, December 06, 2007

St. Herman's 3rd Annual Women's Advent Quiet Day

All women welcome!
To get away from the hustle and bustle of pre-Christmas preparations...

A quiet day at Theresia L's beautiful mountain home. Soon after we gather, we will pray an Akathist to the Theotokos, then share a Lenten buffet. Bring some food to share!
Then we can read, chat, do crafts, walk and generally hang out in peace & quiet (time for dad to take the kids Christmas shopping for Mom's present!)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

11:00am - 5:00pm

Theresia L.'s house in Chilliwack

we have about half a dozen 'yeses' and half a dozen 'maybes' on the Facebook page so far. If you aren't on there, chime in on the comments here and let us know if you are coming. Let us know if you are looking to carpool as well. oh, and pray for good weather....;-)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

St. John's on OCA Front Page!

hey, look who's on the OCA front page today!

All that white stuff sure does look stereotypically Canadian, but any publicity is good publicity, eh? eh? ;-)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


The morning service of the Church is called Matins. It opens with the reading of six morning psalms and the intoning of the Great Litany. After this, verses of Psalm 118 are sung:

God is the Lord and has revealed himself unto us.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Let me just say how beautiful the Matins service was. If you missed it because of the snow take heart and know that we will be serving it again next Sunday. The music was beautiful. Inspiring and meditative.

Thanks to Gregory and his music. Thanks to the choir and their voices.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Turkey anyone?

For anyone interested, I will be hosting a Christmas open house after liturgy on Christmas day. You are welcome to show up anytime and help me eat the delicious golden turkey roast, with creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, succulent stuffing, and fresh hot apple pie.
If you know any "displaced people" who won't be celebrating with family, please let them know about this (of course, you're welcome to stop by even if you will be celebrating with family!). Give me a call at 604-537-6825 if you think you might be dropping by (although I won't refuse you at the door if you just show up).

Hope you can make it!

we interupt your regularly scheduled programming for an important announcement:

due to lives that have become frustratingly, maddeningly, blessedly busy, we the jordan's, are sad to announce there will be no new years extravaganza this year at the jordan house.
this decision leaves us a little sad, and a little relieved all at the same time.
for those that were planning to attend... forgive us.
for those that weren't... carry on.
love, the jordans

Sunday, December 02, 2007

another sunday with the family

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the rest of the pics...HERE!


...congratulations and Many Years to Cosmin & Monica on the birth of their new little girl Anna Seraphima! Best wishes to her big sisters Sophia and Christina as well.