Thursday, April 30, 2009

I just liked this image.

Monday, April 27, 2009

a little shameless advertising...

Hi everyone,

As you may have heard, Gabe is now working from home as an insurance
 broker for ACD Insurance. With his and I each now working from home, and owning our own businesses, we have sunk to shameless advertising and posting messages like this to our friends :)

So if you have a house, car, or business with the insurance needs coming up soon, please think of Gabe! 

I am currently working as his marketing genius, and we are trying to think of a new catch phrase for him. But until we come up with something better, he still wants to go with "Help a brotha' out"


If you need to get ahold of Gabe you can call his cell 604-791-1766 or send him an email gabe (at) acdinsurance (dot) com.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Pascha 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

one of my favourites

The bells were a fantastic addition to our Paschal weekend.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

St. Tikhon & 'STAS'

Hello there friends,

Glory to Jesus Christ!
It's Matthew from St. Herman's sister parish in Edmonton. You will all probably hear this letter read this weekend (posted below - click on image for a larger view) from our beloved Archbishop SERAPHIM. It is a call to remember and seek the prayers of St. Tikhon, whose feast day is next Tuesday, April 7th. St. Tikhon was the Bishop for all Orthodox Christians in North America from 1898 until 1907. There are a few elders in our parish whose parents remembered him!

If you are able, please consider joining the St. Tikhon Archdiocesan Stewards. This voluntary program provides an opportunity for people to give 'above and beyond' their local giving to support the work of the Church across Canada. Many of you know well Deacon Gregory Scratch and his family, who attended St. Herman's in Langley for several years. Father Deacon Gregory is leading this program with great enthusiasm and vision. Already, "STAS" is funding the work of Vladyka SERAPHIM's Episcopal Secretary, Protodeacon Nazari. The Archbishop says that since Protodeacon Nazari has come on board, his desk no longer resembles the rocky mountains - it's more like Saskatchewan!

If you are not yet able to faithfully support your local community, then, as a Christian, that comes first. If however, you are able to make a small, regular gift, then please pray and consider becoming a St. Tikhon Archdiocesan Steward.

Okay, here ends the commercial.

With love in the Lord

- Matthew