An Orthodox Christian Perspective on the Symbolic World
Holy Nativity Church in Langley, BC. is having a church conference coming up March 9th with Jonathan Pageau.
Saturday, March 9, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jonathan Pageau is a renowned liturgical artist, writer, and public speaker. Through his popular YouTube channel The Symbolic World, he has become a sought-out interpreter of the deep patterns in stories. Author of God’s Dog: Monster and The Tale of Snow White and the Widow Queen, Jonathan has proved himself a powerful storyteller in his own right.
In this series of talks, Jonathan explores common questions such as “What is a symbol?”, “How does symbolic imagery shape our understanding of faith?”, and uncovers the meaningful patterns inherent in the Scriptures, the Church Fathers and everyday life.
Young Adult Retreat
All Orthodox Christians and Catechumens age 18-35 are invited!
Join us this spring on May 10-12, 2024 for a unique chance to grow in your faith and meet other young Orthodox Christians from across western Canada at the beautiful Entheos Retreat Centre, just west of Calgary.
Our speaker, Fr Ryan Bishop, is from St Herman’s Orthodox Church (OCA) in Edmonton. He will be speaking on the timely topic “Sin, Temptation, and Identity: A Guide to Modern Spiritual Warfare.
Pan-Orthodox Youth Retreat
Upcoming youth retreat for grades 7 – 12.
This is the youth retreat that the kids in our parish attend. We highly encourage anyone with eligible children to seriously consider getting together with other parents and seeing how you might arrange to have your children attend. Please let us know if finances would keep you from sending them. We have seen amazing Christian commitments and friendships come out of these retreats over the years.
The retreat will take place May 17-20, 2024 at Beaver Creek Salvation Army Camp,10 minutes outside of Saskatoon. The Pan Orthodox Youth Retreat is in its 3rd year – last year we had 70 youth attend! The youth retreat provides a unique opportunity for Orthodox youth to connect with each other and deepen their understanding of their Orthodox faith.
The cost of attending the retreat is $150 for 3 nights. However, if you have multiple siblings who would like to join, the fee is reduced to $130 per person. This fee covers accommodation, meals, and all retreat activities. They strive to keep the retreat affordable to ensure that as many young people as possible can benefit from this enriching experience.
ST ATHANASIUS SEMINAR 2024
“Early Christian Theological Anthropology”: A study of what it means to be a human being in the theology of Saints Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa, and Maximos the Confessor.
June 17-21, 8:30am-5:00pm (M-F), Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta
V. Rev. Dr John Behr holds the Regius Chair in Humanity at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and has taught seminars like ours around the world. A leading scholar of early Christian theology, Fr. John has written many books, including The Way to Nicaea, The Mystery of Christ, Becoming Human, John the Theologian & his Paschal Gospel, as well as translations of St Irenaeus, Origen, St Athanasius, and St Gregory of Nyssa. He is also general editor of St Vladimir Seminary Press’s Popular Patristics translation series.
Option 1: Seminar $325
Includes daily lunch & coffee breaks
Option 2: Seminar & Accommodations $550-625
Includes daily lunch, coffee breaks, & residence-style accommodation from
June 16-21 on the Ambrose University campus
Option 3: For-credit course at Ambrose University & Seminary
Email for details