Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Welcome Baby Kassia!

baby Kassia (a girl) born 1.00 am or so on March 30, approx. 8 lbs. 13 oz.
to Ryan and Naomi S; baby and mom doing well Fr. Lawrence had first prayers with them that evening. Many years to her and all her family!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


**NB NO STUDY this week after vespers

Saturday March 27th

Saint Herman’s Annual


Please join us for Matins
at 10 AM

and pitch in to beautify the church for our
celebration of Holy Week and Pascha
** If you are able, please bring along some lunch to share, and any cleaning supplies and equipment you can provide!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. John of Shanghai Pilgrimage (update: postponed...)

Update: Because not as many were able to participate at the time scheduled as we were hoping, the pilgrimage has been postponed, probably until the fall... If you are interested in participating in future in a pilgrimage such as is described below, please contact Greg or Fr. Justin and we will work to figure out a date that will maximize the number of people who would be able to participate!

The weekend after Pascha (plus a couple of days on either side), a number of us from St. John of Shanghai Orthodox Mission are going to travel down to San Francisco to visit our mission's patron, St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco. Our pilgrimage is being organized by Greg Pennoyer and, while numbers are limited (to a very scriptural 12!) and some priority will be given to members of our mission, there may well be space for some of our friends who might be interested in travelling with us. For more details about the pilgrimage click on the image above to download the full PDF from the St. John's website. For more information or to RSVP, contact Greg Pennoyer at

Love in Christ,

Fr. Justin Hewlett, rector,

Monday, March 15, 2010

This Week's LENTEN services at St. Herman's

Please note-- instead of PreSanctifieds this week we have the Canon of St. Andrew with the Life of Mary of Egypt, and the Akathist to the Theotokos.

That means NO meals after these services, and no need to fast completely from noon those days.

Wed. March 17th-- 7 pm Canon of St. Andrew & Life of St. Mary of Egypt

Fri. March 19th-- 7 pm Akathist to the Theotokos 

**LOOKING AHEAD-- Plan now to be at our annual PRE-HOLY WEEK CLEANING BEE on 
LAZARUS SATURDAY, the week after this week, on Saturday March 27th

A special HOLY WEEK BULLETIN issue will be distributed at church next week, and the April Calendar the week after.

Monday, March 08, 2010

This week at St. Herman's March 8-14...DAYLIGHT SAVINGS SPRING AHEAD!

Don't forget to bring food to share after PreSanctified liturgies this Wed. & Fri.  Service starts at 7 PM

This Saturday March 13th, after you get home from 6:30 pm vespers & study, make sure to  

set your clock AHEAD ONE HOUR before going to bed!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

This week at St. Herman's March 1-7

Please remember that Fr. Lawrence is at Archdiocesan Council in Toronto this week.

Wed. Mar 3rd 7 PM PreSanctified Liturgy served by Fr. John Bingham
                                  Please bring Lenten food to share afterward.

**NO service this Friday evening Mar.5th

Sat. Mar. 6 6:30 PM    Reader Vespers NO study

Fr. Lawrence will be back for Sunday service.   For any pastoral needs until then, please contact Dn. Kurt Jordan