As of the last BC govt. health directive, all churches services in BC . are cancelled. This order will be reviewed on Jan. 8, 2121. Click on the link below for current information. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions
St. Aidan Orthodox Church is complying with this order and has written a letter of protest regarding the blanket closing of all BC churches. Here is a link to our letter to the Health authorities. Letter to Bonnie Henry and Hon. Adrian Dix We have not received any reply from them, but remain hopeful that they will modify their blanket church closure order on Jan. 8.
If you would like to light a candle and pray in the church individually or with your family group, receive confession, or just arrange to meet with Fr. Andrew through zoom, phone, or in person (with proper Covid masking and distancing protocols in place) contact him at 250-420-1582 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Orthodox Christian education and book studies are also available either in groups or individual zoom sessions.
We will be using Fr. Barnabas Powell’s 16 session Video series “Journey to Fullness” as a teaching and discussion starter each Wednesday. They are 20 minutes long so the format will be to show a 20-minute video, have 20 minutes of discussion, show another 20-minute video and finish off with a 1/2 hour of discussion and tea and cookies. This way we will be able to complete the series in an 8-week period. Please call or e-mail me to sign up so I can make sure I have enough work books for everyone who comes. If you are interested in supplying some cookies for a session or two please let me know as well!
Check out a short 5 min. Video on the course here: https://youtu.be/a6J390hbMqI
Love in Christ……..fr andrew…………. 250-420-1582
Journey to Fullness (Fr. Barnabas Powell) 16 lesson Outline (20 min. each)
Wed. Oct. 4: Lesson 1: “Is this trip really Necessary? Lesson 2: What is the Orthodox Church?
Wed. Oct. 11: Lesson 3: When did Orthodoxy Begin? Lesson 4: Characteristics of Orthodox Christianity.
Wed. Oct. 18: Lesson 5: Mindset Matters, Lesson 6: A Healing Purpose.
Wed. Oct. 25: Lesson 7: Truth and Tradition, Lesson 8: How do I understand the Bible?
Wed. Nov. 1: Lesson 9: When we say God Part 1; Lesson 10: When we say God Part 2
Wed. Nov. 8: Lesson 11: God with us, Lesson 12: Our Ultimate Purpose
Wed. Nov. 15: Lesson 13: Salvation as Participation, Lesson 14: Orthodox Worship
Wed. Nov. 22: Lesson 15: A Beautiful Rhythm, Lesson 16: The Journey Continues