In recent years we have witnessed and participated in major events in our community in Calgary; The purchase of the new land, construction of our Church and the completion of the landscape surrounding the Church. We believe that each of you is proud of what has been accomplished. Continue reading →
Through these two brothers – Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, Christ, our God, has given us great mercy.
After His glorious resurrection, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ appeared to His disciples to strengthen their faith. And He said to them: Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you. (Matt. 28:19-20)
sacredly and strictly our Orthodox Faith, both in its canons and in its dogmas.
Do not adapt your faith to your life, but your life to the faith. Draw all your
happiness from the True Orthodox Faith. Then you will be true sons of the
Orthodox Church, and the Lord will pour out on you even here His boundless
Dear parishioners, You are invited to a grand celebration happening in our community on Sunday February 23. That day we will celebrate St. patron day of our Church, 60th anniversary of Circle of Serbian Sisters and 20th anniversary of the service of our priest father Obrad.His Grace bishop Mitrofan will visit us along with a number of priests from our Diocese. SKUD Frula will prepare cultural program. Welcome to your Church!
Board of Directors of Church-School Congregation,
father Obrad Filipovic
The Ancient of Days, Who formerly granted the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, today is seen as an infant, and according to the Law, as the Creator of the Law fulfills the Law, being brought into the Temple and is given to the Priest.
The Righteous Symeon receiving Him, and beholding the dissolving of bonds being performed, cries out joyfully: My eyes have seen the Mystery hidden from before the ages, but which has been revealed to us in these latter days, the Light that disperses the darkness of the faithless nations, and the glory of the new Israel. Therefore, let your servant depart from the bonds of this flesh towards the heavenly and wondrous eternal life, You Who grant the world the great mercy.
– from the Litia of Vespers for the Feast of the Presentation of Christ to the Temple
Celebrating holy Theophany, we are transported in thought to the very place of this event, and we shall intelligently attend to what is happening there! There it is—Bethabara!
You can see St. John standing on the shore, in clothes made of camel’s hair, with a girdle of a skin about his loins (Mk. 1:6). He is surrounded by a countless multitude of people from Jerusalem, Judea, and all the lands around the Jordan.
The Baptism of the Lord has just finished, and all eyes are fixed upon Him just emerged from the waters. They see nothing else. But sharpen by faith the eye of your mind, and following after John, passing over what is seen by all, turn an attentive gaze upon what is not seen by all — on the opened heavens, the dove descending, and the voice saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased (Mk. 1:11).
Fix your gaze, and do not tear your attention away from this wondrous vision! O! Who will give power to our words, that they might worthily sing praises to God in three Hypostases, revealed at the Jordan!