Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia


Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
195 Joseph St., Victoria, BC
V8S 3H6 CANADA[email protected]
October 27 /Oct. 14
St. Paraskeva
Dear Members and Friends of the Parish,
Demetrius Saturday is this Saturday, November 1st. Before Vigil at 5:30, there will be a
pannykhida for the commemoration of those who have reposed in the Orthodox Faith. If you will be
unable to attend and would like to have someone commemorated, please contact Father John before
Thank you to everyone who cooked and/or and attended the very delicious “Russian Dinner”on
Sunday. The parish is blessed with so many wonderful cooks and helpers. Well done to all the hard
workers; there were $600 in donations!
The Christmas Bazaar and Concert is coming up in 3 1/2 weeks!
Please see page two for information regarding it. There will be posters and invitations at the Church
for distribution. As well, attached to this e-mail is the pdf for the Bazaar which you can use to e-mail
friends and family who might be interested in attending.
Matushka Barbara has provided sign-up sheets for what to bring and how to help with this event. As
this is the Church’s main fund raiser, please do all you can. There will be raffle tickets, posters and
‘invitations’ available soon, both on line and at the Church.
May God Bless You
Father John
Don’t forget, this Saturday is the end of Daylight Savings time. “Fall back” - set your clocks
one hour back.
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Friday, November 28
Nativity Concert begins at 7:00pm,
immediately followed by Bazaar Grand Opening from 8:00pm to 9:00pm.
Saturday, November 29
Bazaar resumes from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
• Parishioner donations of homemade crafts, jewellry, sewing,
St. Sophia Orthodox
knitting, cards, soaps, and artwork, including baked goods, preChurch
serves and confections are needed!
Invites you to our23rd annual
• Sweet loaf cakes, squares, pies and cookies sell very well.
Pre-Christmas Bazaar
& Concert
• Please price all your own baked goods and individually wrap
Arts, crafts,
each item and label with the ingredients, as many people have
food allergies.
bake sale
• Each year we sell out of most baked goods early, (usually Friday & raffle
night) so please try and double your usual contributions. Every
Friday, Nov., 28
Concert 7:00–8:00 pm
little bit helps!
Bazaar Opening 8:00–9:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 29
• All bazaar items must be pre-priced and delivered to the trapeza
Bazaar 10:00 am–1:00 pm
tour of the Church mosaics at 12:00
by Wednesday, November 26th, for the decorators to display.
195 Joseph St.
corner of May and Joseph St.
• Baked goods should be priced and delivered to the trapeza by
hot beverages
1:00 pm on Friday November 28th.
• Any baked goods not individually priced or wrapped are not able to be sold. They will be used
instead as complimentary goodies for guests and volunteers.
• Sign up sheet for help needed during the bazaar is posted in church vestibule.
• Hard copy invitations and posters will soon be available to give or email to your friends.
• Thank you!
Special note to parishioners:
This is an arts, crafts, and bake sale only.
There will not be any hot food sales.Please do not bring any
food items that need to be heated or frozen