Protocol No. 35/2020
September 9, 2020
Glory to Jesus Christ!
Dear Very Reverend Protopresbyters, Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, and Diocesan Faithful,
As I have been, I am concerned about our Diocesan children. I am concerned about their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Of course, we have always been concerned about the well-being of our children, but now, the continued effects of being physically distant from one another are becoming more apparent. If you speak with Child Psychologists, or read the growing amount of literature on the subject, you will begin to understand how difficult physical distancing is for children AND how dangerous it is to their well-being and formation.
We need to be ever more vigilant during this time in watching over our children.
As your Hierarch I am asking you to do 3 things:
We are planning an online event for our Diocesan children, ages 5-18, on Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 6:30 – 8pm. They will have an opportunity to see each other and be together, have some fun together, learn a little, and see the support of their Diocesan Priests and Hierarch.
We’ve learned through our Diocesan and Parish Youth Programs that getting our children together, even in the online environment, is important for them. God works in the online world too. We need only provide the opportunity. Again, help me bring our kids together.
I look forward to the time when we will gather in person. Until then, we will do what we have to do in order to continue to care for our children.
With my blessing I remain
Working in His vineyard,
We have a number of feast days and events over the next week:
Sept 9 :The Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna
Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm (Zoom)
Sept 10: Community Nights in the Park and Canon of Reconciliation
Hot Dog BBQ in Regent Park behind church 5-7:00pm
Canon of Reconciliation and Discussion 7-8:00pm
Sept 13: Sunday before Holy Cross
Divine Liturgy at 10:00am
Sept 13: Great Vespers for the The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross
Vespers at 7:00pm
Below is a construction notice informing the Regent Park community of roadwork during the next month. Please note that some of the roads around the church will be affected. (see map on page 2)
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, we are delighted to continue our annual tradition - to give thanks to God and our patron St. Silouan for the many blessings we share.
The Zigomanis family has graciously offered their home in Caledon/Kleinburg to host our Parish Slava. The grounds are quite spacious, with a beautiful pond and ample area for kids and adults to pray and play. Parish Council is spearheading the organization of the event and BBQ - thank you kindly to them as well!
Click on the button below to RSVP.
Note: If you are needing a ride up or able to bring someone you can indicate that on the form.
Phos (Church School) is Back
It is with great joy that we will restart our Sunday School program beginning this coming Sunday. Our new Phos director Minja and the team of catechists are creatively finding ways of making catachesis available and possible during these exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in. Classes will be held outdoors immediately following communion.
A link has been created to update and inform parents and catachists of our program: https://sites.google.com/view/cgs-phos-program/home - please check back periodically to get any all up-to-date information.
Please pray for Rd. Bogdan, Andrea and the new baby Teo!
For the souls of Elizabeth (Sandy), Ihor and Elisabeta
Also pray for the number of recent Catechumans that God may reveal Himself and His will to their hearts as they continue their journey with us.
All those who still can not be with us, are isolated, or suffering due to this current Pandemic