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Project Mexico report by subdeacon Kosta Somow

I was at Project Mexico over the long weekend in May (19-21) installing the site generator. Fr. Nicholas Andruchow, the priest there, served a Litya for my father after Vespers on Saturday (see first photo, Koliva at right). The following day he baptized 12 orphan boys. I managed to get the generator wiring completed

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Memory eternal to Viktoria Phillips!

One of the oldest parishioners of our church past away. Memory eternal to Viktoria Phillips!

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Feb 26, 2011 – Memorial Service

The whole Parish wishes Happiness, Great Love, and Many Years to our young family – Taras and Anastasia

New photo by Alex Ovod / Google Photos

Memorial Service

20110226 General Panikhida / Google Photos

Jan 16, 2011 – Requiem (Panichida)

20110116 Panikhida / Google Photos

October 10, 2010 Parish Letter of Support‏ to His Eminence Archbishop † SERAPHIM

During and after the service on October 10, 2010 the whole parish prayed for our beloved Vladyka SERAPHIM. At the Church Council meeting, on behalf of the parish, there was prepared a Letter of Support‏ to His Eminence Archbishop † SERAPHIM. On January 5, 2010 at the request of the Archdiocesan leadership the letter with

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Feb 6, 2010 – Memorial Saturday. Vespers and General Panichida

20100206 James Popovich first service / Google Photos

February 21, 2009. Memorial Saturday

20090221 Memorial Saturday / Google Photos

Fr. ANDREY SOMOW’S GOOD BYE MESSAGE

December 5, 1999

Reverend Fathers, dearly beloved brothers and sister!

Today we have gathered together to do something pre-destined to us a long time ago. All ours steps, our life’s ways are set by our Lord God. His plans are fulfilled strictly and surely, even when we try to stop or change their realization.

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Evelyn A. Myers – My Journey Into Church

My Journey Into Church

by Evelyn A. Myers

In 1975 I began my journey into Orthodox faith, drawn by the spirituality passed down for a thousand years; an unalterable tradition, untouched by the storms of change that swept through the Western churches.

The beauty of the icons, the air fragrant with incense and music

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Irene A. Rozvaliaeff – Memoirs

MEMOIRS OF IRINA ANDREYEVNA ROZVALYAYEVA

Father was President of the Union of Siberian Butter-making Cooperatives. Before the Kolchak government, we lived in Kurgan until 1917. Before 1913, we lived on a farm 20 km from Kurgan. We rented 620 desyatin for growing potatoes. We hired laborers and made starch and patoka from the potatoes. Other

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Anatole Portnoff – Russian Orthodox Society of Vancouver

MR. ANATOLE E. PORTNOFF’S MEMOIRS About the Russian Orthodox Society in Vancouver

In 1935 the Holy Resurrection Church was experiencing a financial crisis. Universal joblessness was the main cause of that; the Sunday collection sometimes brought in as little as $1.50-2.00, while the debt incurred in building the church was tremendous – $4,500, and the

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Anatole Portnoff – From Memoirs

MR. ANATOLE E. PORTNOFF’S MEMOIRS OF THE RUSSIAN COLONY IN VANCOUVER, EXISTING SINCE 1926 AROUND THE HOLY RESURRECTION CHURCH

The author of this history was only 18 at the time, much has slipped his memory, but he will attempt to the best of his ability to note certain events, and to put down in this

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Pashkovsky S.N. – Activities of Russian immigrants in Vancouver

Cultural and Artistic Activities Of Russian Immigrants In Vancouver, B.C., by Mrs. S. N. Pashkovsky

Boyar Wedding – performed at the Commodore Hall in 1932 First row: N. Vodotyko, I. Rozvaliaeff, T. Atamanenko, Abramov, G. A. Maltsev, L. Panovsky, V. Kovalyov, E. Mihailovsky. Second row: V. Mironov, unknown, F. Atamanenko, unknown, unknown,

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Fr. Evan Lowig – Memories about Holy Resurrection Church

HOLY RESURRECTION MEMORIES By Fr. Evan Lowig – 1999

A veritable kaleidoscope of memories floods my mind when I think of my pastorate at Holy Resurrection Church in Vancouver, which covered the better part of six years. I first arrived at the parish to serve Christmas and Theophany on December 17th, 1987. I was in

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Arthur Kostiha – Reminiscences

REMINISCENCES OF MR. ARTHUR KOSTIHA – 1999

Many memories of various events and people come to mind as I recall my years at Holy Resurrection Church, which I first started attending about 25 years ago. His Grace Bishop Joasaph and Fr. John Karateyev served the first services I attended, with Fr. Andrey serving

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Aleksei Pavlovich Levitsky

A FINAL FAREWELL TO A DEAR OLD FRIEND ALEKSEI PAVLOVICH LEVITSKY

Aleksei Pavlovich Levitsky was born on March 30, 1896 in the town of Yuzapol near Odessa. His father was a farmer. In 1915 he was drafted into the Imperial Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, where he spent nine months. Then he was transferred to

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Anatole Portnoff – Canada Centennial Celebration

CANADA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1867-1967

by Anatole E. Portnoff

Our celebration of the Canada Centennial concluded on December 24, 1967 with a memorable, even historical day in the life of the Holy Resurrection Church and the Russian Orthodox Society. The Most Rev. Ireney, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, visited our blessed city of Vancouver.

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Fr. Peter Kurzenmek – Life of the Vancouver Parish

FROM THE LIFE OF THE VANCOUVER PARISH By Archpriest Peter Kurzemnek (the Canadian Orthodox Calendar)

The year 1959 was marked with God’s special blessing for the Holy Resurrection Church and its caretaker the Russian Orthodox Society. The Council announced at the Annual Meeting that the mortgage taken out for building the new church, church hall

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