St. John the Divine Orthodox Church
Canadian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America
POUR & PAINT NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT

An Event to Increase Security in the Neighborhood - 11/27/17

If you have been past St. John the Divine recently, you will notice a new parkette, directly across the street from St. John.   Use of the parcel of land was donated by the local businessman who owns the property.  It is outlined by a short brick wall.  Inside the parkette are memorial bricks, commemorating loved ones who have passed, people & organizations from the area, and even our own community, "St. John the Divine -- Celebrating 100 Years".

Unfortunately, there was an act of vandalism in the parkette this fall -- someone set afire a grocery cart which melted a bench, and defaced a whole group of memorial bricks.

What to do?  It was felt that it was time to set up a security camera to watch the area of Richmond Street & Drouillard Road.

How to do it?  The Ford City Residents Association's Safety & Security Committee sponsored a Pour & Paint Party at Atalier Virginianne, where attendees paint their own rendition of a painting, prompted by a local artist.   Proceeds from this event are to pay for the security camera, its set-up, and maintenance.

The community of St. John the Divine came out in support of this effort with about 11 people attending, either from our community directly, or because of generous donations by members of St. John.   Attached is a picture of our finished masterpieces.   A great time was had by all!

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SAMARITAN'S PURSE

Samaritan's Purse for 2017 - 11/12/17

Preparing and sending shoe boxes via Samaritan's Purse is a yearly event at St. John the Divine.   Since 2007, we have been filling boxes individually, and also through packing parties, where many gift items are brought in by our parishioners, and we create boxes for young boys and girls.   

This year, we filled 87 boxes!

From St. John the Divine, they were taken to Gethsemane Lutheran in Windsor; next stop is Guelph, ON.  Then the boxes are sent in shipping containers to areas of the world where children have:  1.  never received a Christmas present, and 2.  have not heard the life-changing story of Jesus Christ and the Resurrection!

Let us prayer for those children who receive our boxes; let us pray that they come to love and honor Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour!  

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Travis' Baptism & Initiation into the Church Family

Travis' Baptism - 10/21/17

Travis, the son of Alison & Shaun, and brother of Anita, was baptised on Saturday.   Following are some photos of his first reception of Holy Communion at Divine Liturgy on Sunday.

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Our New Church Sign

St. John Gets a New Church Sign - 10/16/17

Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous donor, we got a new sign at St. John.  Facing diagonally towards Drouillard and Richmond Street, we hope that it increases our visibility in the neighborhood.   We love it!

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Churching of Alison & Travis

Churching of Alison & Travis - 09/10/17

Our dear Alison returns to church 40 days after the birth of her son, Travis.  Travis enters the temple for the first time.   We all look forward to his Baptism.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Vacation Bible School - 07/31/17

This year the children of St. John the Divine and their friends learned about the Fruit of the Spirit, through

lessons, crafts, songs, and even fruit.

Take a look!

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Visit by Our Dean

Our Dean, Fr. Geoffrey Visits St. John the Divine - 05/21/17

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PASCHA 2017

Saturday Night to Sunday Morning Pascha Service - 04/16/17

Pictures from our Service on Pascha

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Good Friday 2017

Good Friday Services at St. John the Divine - 04/14/17

Photos from our Good Friday Services

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Holy Week 2017

Monday thru Thursday of Holy Week - 04/10/17

Various pictures from our Holy Week Services.

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PALM SUNDAY 2017

Celebrating Palm Sunday at St. John the Divine - 04/09/17

Featuring a couple of pictures from our celebration of Palm Sunday at St. John the Divine this year.

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40 Day Blessing of Sally & Gabriel

40 Days After The Birth of Gabriel - 04/02/17

After her time of confinement, Mother, Sally, with her new baby boy, Gabriel, is welcomed into Church.

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Sunday of Orthdoxy

The 1st Sunday of Lent -- We celebrate the Triumph of Orthdoxy - 03/05/17

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Shaun Becomes a Catachumen

Shaun Becomes a Catachumen at Vespers - 02/11/17

Shaun made the decision to become an Orthodox Christian, as are his wife and daughter.   He made his profession, and renunciation, and is more that half way there to be chrismated.

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THEOPHANY 2017

Blessing of the Water - 01/08/17

We had the service of the BLESSING OF THE WATER on Sunday Jan. 8.

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10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

10 years - 01/08/17

Jan 1 2017 marked the 10 year anniversary that the church re opened and Fr. Constantine being our priest.
 
He was ordained that day.
 
We celebrated this On Sunday Jan. 8.
 
May God grant him and Matuska Pat many years!

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