Tuesday, June 26, 2007

our newest little sister...

Matushka Jenny gave birth
on June 22, 4:35 pm to a healthy baby girl.
Miss Bridget Antigone Hainsworth.
Many Years!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Goodbye Victoria - see you in 5 weeks!

Vic's going away party

Victoria is going to Quebec for 5 weeks for school (she is studying to become a french teacher) so we had a going away party for her at Milestones in Langley last night. There were 22 girls there - it was a great time!

Click on the photo/link above to see photos of the evening.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Orthodox Hockey team

Hey I hear from Dave P. that Thomas Wildeman is the person I should contact in regards to the Orthodox Hockey team.

Thomas, my email is theological.disciple@gmail.com- please email me. Two buddies of mine, from St. George's Greek Church in Vancouver, are interested in joining.

Thanks and God Bless...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fr. Lawrence Concelebrates the Archbishop's Anniversary

{Click on any of the images for a larger view}

We were blessed to have Fr. Lawrence here with us at St. Herman's in Edmonton for our beloved Archbishop SERAPHIM's 20th Anniversary celebration of his Consecration to the Episcopate.

On Saturday morning, a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was served by Vladika SERAPHIM, His Grace Bishop BENJAMIN of San Francisco, and His Grace Bishop IOV of the Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in Canada. The Bishops served together with 16 priests and three deacons!

The whole weekend was a joyous reminder of our Archbishop's work for the Lord.

Fr. Lawrence having a visit with Presbytera Jaime Rene and little John Rene.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Vladika Seraphim's 20th Anniversary

A wonderful retrospective online photo exhibit!


Monday, June 18, 2007

The Goads' Reply to the fiveyearoldswithsticks

Recently there was a ridiculous post on this blog, by a 'pretender' to the real man's game of hockey...

This is our reply...

(posted by Dn. Kurt, in Victoria's name)

"No mowe penciws, no mowe books. Oh, dat scwewy wabbit! .."

Schoow's awmost ovew! And, as any student, aduwt ow youf knows, that means pawty time!

Dave and I awe pwanning to pawty down wif the seniow youf in Wangwey fowwowing ouw Vespewaw Wituwgy on Duwsday June 28th. We'ww head out to ouw pawty destination aftew Wituwgy is ovew (appwox. 8:30) and pawents can pick up theiw youf at awound 10:30 ow 11:00.

Dewe is, howevew, a swight hitch in ouw cunning pwan, uh-hah-hah-hah. Dave and his woommates awe moving out of Casa Phiw this month, pwanning to be moved out by the 26th. Dis puts us in a bit of a tight spot fow a pawty wocation, uh-hah-hah-hah. So, this is ouw officiaw pwea to aww you Wangwey-dwewwing St. Hewmanites. Oh, dat scwewy wabbit! If one of ouw Wangwey dwewwews wouwd be wiwwing to host the youf fow a few houws that evening, we wouwd be etewnawwy gwatefuw, and you wiww be handsomewy wewawded. Which is to say, you get a big hug, thank you, and pewhaps some kind of chocowate.

Anyone wanting to vowunteew theiw home to us pwease give me a caww duwing the coming week. I'm best weached on the chuwch phone wine, as my ceww phone is off whiwe I'm at schoow.


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Travel Journal

Hello everyone. If you are interested in seeing a travel journal for my recent trip to the Holy Mountain, go to http://athostrip2007.blogspot.com.

Monday, June 11, 2007

"No more pencils, no more books..."

School's almost over! And, as any student, adult or youth knows, that means party time!

Dave and I are planning to party down with the senior youth in Langley following our Vesperal Liturgy on Thursday June 28th. We'll head out to our party destination after Liturgy is over (approx. 8:30) and parents can pick up their youth at around 10:30 or 11:00.

There is, however, a slight hitch in our cunning plan. Dave and his roommates are moving out of Casa Phil this month, planning to be moved out by the 26th. This puts us in a bit of a tight spot for a party location. So, this is our official plea to all you Langley-dwelling St. Hermanites. If one of our Langley dwellers would be willing to host the youth for a few hours that evening, we would be eternally grateful, and you will be handsomely rewarded. Which is to say, you get a big hug, thank you, and perhaps some kind of chocolate.

Anyone wanting to volunteer their home to us please give me a call during the coming week. I'm best reached on the church phone line, as my cell phone is off while I'm at school.
Thank you!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Certain Death Awaits 'The Goads'

Men of the East (east of the island),

Behold your demise. Behold, aye, and tremble. These bold hockey
warriors await you on the fields of Panorama. They are fell men,
hardened by weeks of ruthless training. Death is no obstacle, nor
skinned knees, nor winded priests. Nay, but anon you shall see their
mettle, and their valor shall shine forth in a blaze of glory, and you shall be like wet noodles under their chopsticks.

Meet them, if you dare.

Cordially yours,

the fiveyearoldswithhockeysticks

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Canadian Orthodox Messenger

The latest issue has arrived and will be available at church for Wednesday vespers. However you can also access it online:


If you have a good colour printer, you can get much better prints of photos from the online edition in the reports of:

Dn. Kurt Edward Jordan's ordination
The women's retreat with Frederica Matthewes-Green
The Kenosis/Resonance debut concert

along with other news around the archdiocese and some excellent articles.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

another sunday with the family...

(click the picture to see the slideshow)

Friday, June 01, 2007

Pictures of St. John's...

...are, by popular request, now up on the St. John's website, with a few more links and info here.