Friday, April 30, 2010

St. Arseny 2009 from victoria jordan on Vimeo.

Monday, April 26, 2010

May Calendar & newsbulletin this weekend

Correction to the May calendar:

Ascension is on Thursday May 13th, with vesperal liturgy on the eve, Wed. May 12th,

not the previous week as in the calendar distributed last Sunday.

Corrected calendars, as well as the May news bulletin, will be available at church this weekend.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

May-Day Strawberry Social!

Dear Ladies and Lady-Friends of St. Herman's!

It is with great pleasure that you are invited to a May-Day Strawberry Social!

Come with a strawberry-inspired treat to enjoy the company of your friends and family.

This event will be hosted at Macrina's house on 68th Avenue in Langley, on Saturday, May 8th from 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

(Carpool arrangements may need to be made as parking in the area can be a challenge.)

As this is a ladies event, you are welcome to leave the children with the men-folk, however wee ones are more than welcome (I'll be sure to confine the dogs).

Looking forward to treats and chats!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

May is on the Horizon....

Hey Ladies-- I am making up the May calendar. Do you all think it's time we had a women's event again? what, where, how? 

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pilgrimage pictures

Hi all!

Most of you know that I just got back from Jerusalem. I would like to share my pictures and impressions if anyone would like to know them. I've set up a blog at Please feel free to peruse at your leisure. Just don't skip ahead to the Holy Fire part because that would be cheating.

Love to you all,

Paul Graham

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Looking for workshop space

Hello Saint Hermanites and friends. I'm looking for some space to rent for a workshop for personal projects. Does anyone have (or know of) an available garage, large shed, or anything else that might be suitable in the Langley/Aldergrove area? It would need to have a power source and be lockable. Please give me a shout (my number is in the St. Herman's directory) or let me know at church.


Corrections to last Sunday's announcements! Men's Breakfast, Youth night.

Sorry to bump down Vic's wonderful slide shows-- if you haven't seen them, please scroll down to the posts below! However, it is necessary to correct the announcements from last Sunday:

The paper calendar and the online calendar are both correct, and these are the dates and times, NOT the times announced last Sunday:

Men's Breakfast is THIS FRIDAY, Apr. 16th, at 7 pm, Dn. Gregory's.

Youth night is FRIDAY APR. 30th 7 pm at Macrina & Peter's.

Monday, April 12, 2010

blessed to be a witness...

(photos are on myflickr)

North Van Apartment

i know this probably isn't the place for this but i'm hoping for some help...i'm trying to rent my apartment in North Van and i'm not getting any interest from online sites. i thought i'd see if anyone knows anyone looking for a really nice apartment.

let me know. i can send you the details if you think of someone.



Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bright Saturday

Christ is Risen!

just a reminder that the calendars for April are avilable at Church, and the same info is in the sidebar here on Spruce Island and on the home page at

Please take particular note of the men's 'breakfast' Friday night next week, April 16th 7 pm at Dn. Gregory's.

Also you will notice we have a new template for Spruce Island. Blogger is also offering pages like a WordPress blog now...perhaps we will think of a way to use that feature in future. Meanwhile, I have edited the page with the intent of making it clean and easy to read. If anything you are looking for has gone missing or you find anything about the new layout that isn't user-friendly, please let me know. It's easy to change.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Fantastic View

Christ is Risen!

Dear friends;
I am hosting a "Fantastic Mr Fox" viewing at my parents' home in Langley this Bright Friday.
the screen will be a wall.

Time: 7pm
Location: 21780 18Ave. Langley
Bring: good cheer, liquid solid or spirit.

RSVP if you're interested: manorthey[at]gmail[dot]com

-Mark Basil

Monday, April 05, 2010

I love my home

Thanks for everyone's contribution this Holy Week and Pascha.  
Truly, it was remarkable.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Pascha!

Friday, April 02, 2010

do you mind?

white tulips

Friends.  Might I be so bold to suggest that if you happen to pass your local save on foods today...and you happen to have some extra save on more points are your card... and you happen you see some white tulips might you buy them and bring to the church for me.... either tonight ... or Saturday.  I have pretty much cleaned out my neighbourhood - walnut grove and fort langley.