St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox SoborSt. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Sobor
Upcoming Services
All Services in English
June 19,
7:00PM Parish Council

June 23,
6:00PM Great Vespers

June 24,
9:15AM Hours
9:30AM Divine Liturgy
Memorial Litya

Sunday, June 17

3rd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Tone 2. All Saints of Britain and Ireland. Martyrs Manuel, Sabel, and Ismael, of Persia (362).

Romans 5:1-10 (Epistle) Matthew 6:22-33 (Gospel)

Please direct all inquiries to the church office.

*In an emergency contact Fr. Vincent at (780) 288-5347

Additional Parking
is available Sunday morning at the Continental Inn parking lot Ė 166 St. and 100 Ave. If you expect to park there regularly remember to place a parking permit card on your dash. Parking permits are available on the candle desk in the narthex.

Announcements

PARISH TITHING AND GIVING

(General budget income; does not include designated funds)

Amount received on Sunday, June 3, 2018: $8,501.17
Weekly Goal: $4,350.00
Total received for June, 2018: $11,674.22

Budget goal for each month: $17,400.00

Please help celebrate Ted Byfieldís 90th birthday with a Menís Night Out BBQ!

Details are posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. Informational handouts are also available and may be found on the candle stand in the narthex.

Habitat for Humanity Build Day FRIDAY, July 27

Our annual Habitat for Humanity Build Day is coming up on July 27. We have been asked to go to the build in Fort Saskatchewan this year, as they are in need of some extra help there. If you would like to participate, please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board and take an information package. Each individual is asked to register online; instructions are in the package. (If you have previously volunteered with Habitat, you won't need to do the online sign-up; please just indicate beside your name that you have previously volunteered.) If you would like further information, please contact Louise at:

weeze49@shaw.ca.

Please note: you must be 16 to participate; 16-17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent.

It's a very fun day, lunch is provided, no prior skills are required, and everything you need is provided. Best of all, it helps a deserving family move into a home of their own!

St. Peter the Aleut Orthodox Summer Camp

2018 Camp registration forms are available on the display case in the narthex. The deadline for registrations is July 15th but if you register before June 24th you can take $25 off the registration fee.

If you have any questions about volunteering as staff or sending your child to camp, please see Christie Oswald or Fr. Daniel Friesen.

Martyr Nectan of Hartland

Saint Nectan was born in Wales and lived in the sixth century, but we know few details about his life. He was the oldest of the twenty-four children of Saint Brychan of Brecknock (April 6). While he was still living in Wales, God inspired him to imitate the example of Saint Anthony (January 17) and other ascetics, and to embrace the monastic life.

Seeking greater solitude, Saint Nectan and his companions left Wales, intending to settle wherever their boat happened to land. Divine providence brought them to the northern coast of Devonshire at Hartland, where they lived for several years in a dense forest. The saintís family would visit him there on the last day of the year. Later, he relocated to a remote valley with a spring.

Once, Saint Nectan found a stray pig and returned it to its owner. In gratitude, the swineherd gave Saint Nectan two cows. The saint accepted the gift, but the cows were soon stolen by two robbers. Saint Nectan found the thieves who took the animals, and tried to preach to them about Christ. They became angry and cut off his head. Then the saint picked up his head and carried it for half a mile, laying it down near the spring by his cell. Seeing this, the man who killed Saint Nectan went out of his mind, but the other thief buried him. From that time, miracles began to take place at Saint Nectanís tomb.

In 937 Saint Nectan appeared on the eve of the Battle of Brunanburgh to a young man from Hartland who was in a tent near King Athelstanís pavilion. Suddenly, he felt himself afflicted with the plague which was then destroying the English army. The young man wept and called upon God and Saint Nectan to help him. His cries were so loud that he woke the king and others around him.

Saint Nectan came to the young man just after midnight and touched the afflicted area of his body, healing him. In the morning, he was brought before the king and admitted that it was he who had disturbed Athelstanís sleep. The king asked gently why he had been crying out during the night.

The young man explained that he felt himself stricken with the plague, and was afraid that he would die. Therefore, he entreated God and Saint Nectan to help him, and his prayer was answered.

Athelstan asked for more information about the life and martyrdom of Saint Nectan, which the young man provided. He also urged the king to turn to Saint Nectan with faith, promising that he would be victorious in battle if he did so.

The king promised to honor God and Saint Nectan, and so his faith was rewarded. Not only did he win the battle, but the plague disappeared and his soldiers recovered. The first time that King Athelstan visited Hartland in Devonshire, he donated property to the saintís church. For the rest of his life, the king placed great confidence in the intercession of Saint Nectan.

- Feasts & Saints (OCA website)

 
Contact Us
Phone: (780) 484-9804

9930-167 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5P 4W7

Church office hours:
12 - 4PM Mon - Fri

Iconography
St. Gregory of Nyssa
Words of Wisdom
All things belong to God. All our brothers and sisters. Among us it is best that all inherit equal portions.
- St. Gregory of Nyssa