2nd Sunday before Great Lent “The Last Judgement”

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_overlay_opacity=”50″ data_color_overlay=”#000000″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_bg_color=”#ffffff” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] The Last judgement (2nd Sunday before Lent) Matt. 25: 31-46 Feb. 19, 2017          Fr. Andrew Today is the Sunday of the Last Judgement. In a week, we will have arrived at Forgiveness Sunday and the start of

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2016 Rector’s Report

Reflecting back on our first full year as resident Cranbrookian’s, we are thankful to God for bringing us to serve here with all of you very warm and open hearted St. Aidan parishioners! It has been a rather full year for us having purchased a rather large renovation project at the end of January and

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Iconoclasm and the Seventh Ecumenical Council: The Council of Councils

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The “Filioque” Clause: Cause of the Great Schism Weapon of Power and Politics? Or Theological Heresy?

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The Orthodox Church Process of Canonization/Glorification, and the Life of Blessed Archbishop Arseny

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