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The Church’s doors are open to everyone. Anyone may come and pray with us, celebrate with us, and participate in our parish family’s events and activities.

First-time visitors are welcome to come for any of the services listed on the church calendar and are invited to contact Fr. Christopher if they have any questions before or after services.

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Service :Times

Saturday

Great Vespers: 6:00 pm

Sunday

Service Time Change This Week

Orthros: 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am

6th Saturday After Pascha

No fast

Saints

  • Prophet Amos

    Prophet Amos

    The Holy Prophet Amos, the third of the Twelve Minor Prophets,1 lived during the eighth century before Christ. He was from Judah, and was born at Tekoah in the land of Zebulon, six miles south of Bethlehem. At that time, the Hebrew nation was divided into two Kingdoms: Judah in the south, and…

  • Saint Jonah, Metropolitan of Moscow

    Saint Jonah, Metropolitan of Moscow

    Saint Jonah, Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia, was born in the city of Galich into a pious Christian family. The father of the future saint was named Theodore. The youth received monastic tonsure in one of the Galich monasteries when he was only twelve years old. From there, he…

  • Venerable Cassian and Gregory, Abbots of Avnezh, Vologda

    Venerable Cassian and Gregory, Abbots of Avnezh, Vologda

    Saints Gregory and Cassian of Avnezh lived in asceticism at the River Sukhona in the Vologda land. On June 15, 1392 they died as martyrs at Avnezh monastery during an incursion by Tatars. The relics of the monastic martyrs were uncovered in the year 1524. In 1560, with the blessing of Macarius,…

  • Martyrs Modestus, Crescentia, and Vitus, at Lucania

    Martyrs Modestus, Crescentia, and Vitus,  at Lucania

    Saint Crescentia suffered for Christ during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284-305) with the holy martyrs Vitus and Modestus. She was the governess of Saint Vitus, and tried to save the boy when his father wanted to kill him because he would not abandon his faith in Christ. Saint Crescentia and…

  • Martyr Doulas of Cilicia

    Martyr Doulas of Cilicia

    The Holy Martyr Doulas was a pious Christian from the city of Praetoriada. At the height of a persecution against Christians under Maximian (305-313) they arrested him and sent him to trial under the Cilicia district governor Maximus. Before the beginning of the trial the saint firmly besought the…

  • Saint Doulas, Passion-Bearer of Egypt

    Saint Doulas, Passion-Bearer of Egypt

    Saint Doulas the Passion-Bearer was a monk at one of the Egyptian monasteries. He distinguished himself by his meekness, humility and obedience. For twenty years he endured the mockery, abuse and contempt of several of the monastic brethren. At first it was difficult for him to bear up and humbly…

  • Saint Jerome (Hieronymus) of Stridon

    Saint Jerome (Hieronymus) of Stridon

    Saint Jerome of Stridon was born into a Christian family in the city of Stridon located on the border between Dalmatia and Pannonia. His full name is Eusebius Hieronymos Sophronius. His parents sent him to Rome, where he studied the secular sciences. At the beginning of his life in the capital, the…

  • Translation of the relics of Saint Theodore the Sykeote

    Translation of the relics of Saint Theodore the Sykeote

    The transfer of the relics of Saint Theodore the Sykeote from Galatia to Constantinople occurred no later than the IX century. In the year 1200, his relics were seen by the Russian pilgrim Anthony in the Monastery of Saint George. Saint Theodore's principal Feast Day is on April 22.

  • Right-believing Prince Lazarus the Great Martyr of Serbia

    Right-believing Prince Lazarus the Great Martyr of Serbia

    The Holy Prince Lazar of Serbia lived during the fourteenth century at a time when the Turks, having conquered neighboring lands, were preparing to invade Serbia. Saint Lazar was raised at the court of the holy King Dushan, and was appointed governor of one of the Serbian districts. In the year…

  • Saint Ephraim the Bulgarian, Patriarch of Serbia

    Saint Ephraim, Patriarch of Serbia, lived in asceticism on Mount Athos, and afterwards became Igumen of the Serbian Ivḗron monastery. After the death of Patriarch Savva III in 1376, he was chosen to the patriarchal throne. Aspiring to silence, the saint left the throne and for nine years dwelt at…

  • Blessed Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

    Blessed Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

    Saint Augustine was born in the city of Thagaste in northern Africa. He was raised by his mother, Saint Monica (May 4), and he received his education at Carthage. In the capacity of professor of rhetoric, Augustine arrived at Milan, Italy where Saint Ambrose (December 7) was bishop. Under the…

  • “Marianica” Icon of the Mother of God

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  • Saint Michael, first Metropolitan of Kiev

    Saint Michael, first Metropolitan of Kiev

    Based on certain Russian sources, Saint Michael is remembered as the first Metropolitan of Kiev and all Russia (988-992). He began his missionary work in Kiev, Suzdal, Novgorod, and Rostov, as well as in other cities. He built the first wooden church of the Dormition of the Theotokos at Rostov, and…

  • Saint Theophanes of the Roslavl Forests

    The holy Schema-monk Theophanes (in the world, Theodore Talunin) was from Vladimir Province. He served in the Black Sea Cossack army until 1791. After his discharge, he lived at Sophroniev Hermitage for a time, and then he went to Moldavia, where he lived at Neamts Monastery under obedience to…

  • Apostles Fortunatus, Akhaikos, and Stephanas of the 70

    Saints Fortunatus, Akhaikos and Stephanas of the 70 Apostles were coworkers of the Apostle Paul, who, with all their heart and soul, helped to spread the Gospel among the nations. Saint Paul mentions these three men in his first Epistle to the Corinthians (16:17): "Now I rejoice in the presence of…

  • Voronin Icon of the Mother of God

    The appearance of the Voronin Icon of the Mother of God occurred on June 15, 1518, 12 km south of Cherepovets, on the site of the present churchyard near the village of Voronino. John, the sexton of Archangel Michael church in the village of Ilyinskoye, went to the Konechnov forest and on his way…

Readings

  • ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 20:7-12
    IN THOSE DAYS, when the apostles were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and he prolonged his speech until midnight. There were many lights in the upper chamber where we were gathered. And a young man named Euthychos was sitting in the window. He sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer; and being overcome by sleep,...

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    IN THOSE DAYS, when the apostles were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and he prolonged his speech until midnight. There were many lights in the upper chamber where we were gathered. And a young man named Euthychos was sitting in the window. He sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer; and being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. But Paul went down and bent over him, and embracing him said, "Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him." And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed. And they took the lad away alive, and were not a little comforted.

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  • JOHN 14:10-21
    The Lord said to his disciples, "The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the sake of the works themselves. Truly,...

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    The Lord said to his disciples, "The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the sake of the works themselves. Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it. "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more, but you will see me; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.

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The Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church (often called The Eastern Orthodox Church) is the earliest Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles. For twenty centuries, she has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today her apostolic doctrine, worship and structure remain intact.

Read the "Discover Orthodox Christianity" section on the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese webpage, and the Nicene Creed, to learn more about Orthodoxy.

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Address & Services

We are located at 96 Dunbar Rd S, Waterloo, ON N2L 2E5

What To Expect

Visitors will notice that the congregation actively participates in services by crossing themselves, standing, bowing, kneeling, reciting traditional prayers together, and singing. Don’t be intimidated – no one expects you to know what these acts and symbols mean or when you should do them. There are spiral-bound service books in the hallway (the narthex) leading into the main part of the church (the nave) that will guide you through the service.

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Regular Services

Sunday

Orthros 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.

Saturday

Great Vespers 5 p.m.

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Contact

Father Christopher Rigden-Briscall, Pastor

96 Dunbar Rd S, Waterloo, ON

Phone: 519-807-2986

"This, then, is the aim of the Liturgy: that we should return to the world with the doors of our perceptions cleansed. We should return to the world after the Liturgy, seeing Christ in every human person, especially in those who suffer. In the words of Father Alexander Schmemann, the Christian is the one who wherever he or she looks, everywhere sees Christ and rejoices in Him. We are to go out, then, from the Liturgy and see Christ everywhere."

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia