Well we have much to give thanks to God for this season. We finally arrived in St. John’s, Newfoundland two weeks or so ago now and we are very grateful for our home, our parish and this island in general.
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada for the first time in eight years. The last one we spent in Canada was our wedding day.
You may have noticed that the blog posts have slowed down to about two a week. Unfortunately I just don’t have time to post more often than that. I’m really busy with my studies, keeping up with services at the Mission, and settling into our new home/city.
I will be traveling to Ontario next month for a series of talks I’ll be giving over a span of a few days (Nov. 6-10). Preparing for these talks has been a wonderful opportunity to catch up on some spiritual reading on a variety of topics.
Here is the rough schedule of the talks. (I’m unsure of some of the locations but I will update the information when I have more details):
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30PM
(Location) Apostle Paul’s Bookstore in Toronto
(Topic) Christian Struggle
Thursday, November 7, 11:00AM
(Topic) The Virtue of a Woman
Saturday, November 9, 2:00PM-8:30PM
(Event) Ten-year Anniversary Fundraiser for All Saints of North America Orthodox Church
(Location) St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Hall in Hamilton, Ontario
1pm – Registration
2pm – Session One – Topic: Hospitality: Giving More than a Cup of Water
3:15pm – Break
3:30pm – Session Two – Topic: Reverence in All Things
4:45pm – Break
5:00pm – Vespers Service
6:00pm – Lenten Dinner
7:00pm – Session Three – Topic: Obedience: Means to Eternal Salvation
A book signing will also take place.
Sunday, November 10
(Event) Fundraiser for Holy Trinity Monastery
(Location) Four Seasons Restaurant in London, Ontario
(Topic) The Ever-Memorable Abbess Macrina: Contemporary Mother of the Church
For more information or to order tickets for the talks in Hamilton see this electronic pamphlet.