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Welcome to Holy Trinity, Moose Jaw!

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     We are a multi-cultural parish 

of the Canadian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America under His Grace, Bishop Irenee.

DSC_0037    Weekly services: 

*Divine Liturgy every Sunday at

10 a.m., preceded by the Third Hour

*Great Vespers each Saturday,

7 p.m.

* Matins each Wednesday, 9 a.m.

We also have special services to celebrate the Great Feasts of the Church.

 

NOTE: PLEASE CONTACT US (PHONE/EMAIL NUMBERS BELOW) FOR INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING FEAST-DAY SERVICES.

 All services are

conducted in English.

Visitors are

always welcome!

To contact us, please call 306-692-7582, or email: holytrinitymoosejaw@gmail.com

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  SEPTEMBER 2014 EVENTS:

This month, we will have several mid-week video and/or lecture evenings, on Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome for these events. Call Father John at 306-692-7582 for more details. 

Feast Days in September: Nativity of the Theotokos (Vespers Sun., Sept. 7, 7 p.m.; Divine Liturgy Mon., Sept. 8, 9 a.m.) and Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Vespers Sat., Sept. 13, 7 p.m. and Divine Liturgy Sun., Sept. 14, 10 a.m.)

RECAP OF SPRING 2014 EVENTS:

June was a joyful month! Our PARISH FEAST DAY was celebrated on Pentecost weekend, with a service to bless graves at Rosedale Cemetery on Sat., June 7, and an after-service barbecue picnic on June 8 — which we managed to execute before the rain showers came down!

SERVICE IN KAYVILLE: Father John and several others journeyed to our sister parish, Holy Trinity Church in Kayville, for their annual service on June 15. People with roots in this 100-year-old parish gathered from far afield to worship together, participate in a blessing of graves in the adjacent cemetery, and enjoy a sumptuous feast in the little hall. Friendships were made and renewed as people visited — and again, the rain held off until we had departed for home. Glory to God for all things!

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100 Years of God’s Grace!

Glory to God for all things!           

Sept. 29, 2013 — Celebration of our

100th Anniversary as a Parish

        On September 29 we held a joyous celebration of our 100 years as an Orthodox presence in Moose Jaw. In 1913, our parish was founded by a small group of immigrant people who wanted to worship as Orthodox Christians in their new home. 100 years later, and after many, many changes, our church is still here, in the same location, worshiping God in the same Orthodox manner. Faces, cultures and languages have changed — but God’s faithfulness is just as evident now as it was 100 years ago.

clergy group communion lineOur celebration was divided into three distinct parts. First, a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated, at which Bishop Irenee, the head of the Archdiocese of Canada, O.C.A., presided. Along with our parish priest Father John,  several other clergy participated. These included Deacon Jesse Isaac from Edmonton, sub-deacon Timothy (Edmonton), Father Andrew Piasta (Canora, SK), Fr. Rodian Luciak (Yorkton), Fr. Dan Nenson (Regina), Father Gregory Scratch (Winnipeg) and our own sub-deacons Andriy Pryadko, Nelson Reid and Brian Sanderson. Our little church was filled to capacity and the singing was full of joy.

After the service, many made their way to a local hall where displays had been prepared for viewing. An invitation was extended to the general public to come and reminisce with us, and it was heartening to see people browsing through the photo albums or exclaiming when they saw familiar faces in the larger displays. Many commented on how much they enjoyed themselves.

At 3 p.m., the seats began to fill for the program and banquet. A DVD was presented which covered many decades of parish history in just 20 minutes. One of the highlights of this DVD was a scene in which six long-time members of St. Anne’s Ladies Aid sat around a table and prayed in unison, obviously enjoying their time together. Parish president Susie Sanderson presented a short talk, referring to Scripture and the Liturgy to describe the faithfulness of God’s people through the parish’s history. We finished by enjoying a delicious catered meal — including cabbage rolls and perogies, trademarks of Holy Trinity’s Ladies Aid.

Other priests, Fr. Spyros Vandoros (Regina) and Fr. Cosmin Sicoe (Regina) and Moose Jaw mayor Deb Higgins joined us for the afternoon part of the celebration. Many other out-of-town guests were also present. Our guest book shows that over 125 people took part, and those of us who worked hard to prepare for this celebration are satisfied that our efforts were well appreciated. Glory to God!

Look for more photos  in the Photo Gallery (2013, 100th Anniversary Celebration) on this website.

 

 

 

 

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A little bit about our parish …

We are a multi-cultural parish of the Canadian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America under His Grace, Bishop Irenee. Our parish was established in 1913, which made us 100 years old last year, 2013. See the post above for an account of our celebration.

Weekly services:

  • Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 10 a.m., preceded by the Third Hour
  •  Great Vespers every Saturday at 7 p.m.

We also have special services to celebrate the Great Feasts of the Church. Please contact us for more information.

 All services are conducted in English. Visitors are always welcome!

  Our desire is to establish a faithful Orthodox Christian witness in our area by:

  • worshipping and working together as a church community
  • seeking to transform ourselves, by God’s grace, into icons of Jesus Christ
  •  undertaking service to the Moose Jaw community.

We invite you to visit us, and explore the rich depths of Holy Orthodoxy.

You can also contact us by phone or e-mail.

Phone: Father John Bingham, 306-692-7582

Email: holytrinitymoosejaw@gmail.com

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