This year marked our fifth Parish Slava since the re-founding of our beautiful community.
To celebrate this milestone, with the leadership of Theda, Kathy, Anna and Alexei it seemed like the entire parish community helped put together our best parish Slava ever!
The celebration really began Saturday evening with Vespers and artoklasia. We were honoured to be joined by Fr. Policarp of Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Monastery in Mono Ontario.
On Sunday, we were blessed with a lovely sunny day. We did have a back up plan: Sts. Cyril and Methody Cathedral had kindly offered their hall in case of rain. But other than a minor plague of hungry but ultimately harmless bees, the park was as much a delight for the adults as it was for the children.
The herculean effort of organizing, cleaning, cooking, donating, setting up, and cleaning seemed almost effortless because of the many hands that participated in the celebration.
A big thank you to the servants known to God who welcomed the many strangers from the highways and byways of Regent Park to join us. It was tremendously heartwarming to see our community joined by so many visitors. May the Lord continue to bless and multiply our simple offerings, just as He once blessed the five loaves and two fish.
Blessed and happy feast of our patron, St. Silouan the Athonite to all and everyone!
Vespers: Saturday, September 23
Orthros Divine Liturgy and Parish Slava: Sunday, September 24
This year marks our fifth Parish Slava since the re-founding of our beautiful community. To celebrate this milestone, we want to put together our best parish slava ever! Several committees of the Ministry Council are arranging preparations to bring things together and make the celebration extra special.
Rain or shine, if the weather cooperates then we’ll be outside. But with kind support of St. Cyril and St. Methody Cathedral, we’re covered if it doesn’t.
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for volunteers for both food and clean-up.
Friends and family of St. Silouan are enthusiastically invited to come and celebrate the feast with us.
Let's revel in the joy of our Holy Father's feast day.
How many prayers and petitions have been laid before St. Silouan for the needs of individuals and our parish family as a whole? Too many, and our Holy Father has remained faithful throughout.
Let's come and show our gratitude for this undeserved bounty!
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