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A manger for the newborn Lord

So make your heart into a manger for the newborn Lord, and surround it with holy dispositions-a will for salvation, active assimilation of the whole economy of our salvation, peace in the Lord and a grateful doxology to Him. This will be the highest occupation of your spirit in these days; it will sanctify your feast days, and at the same time will allow you to fulfill strictly the words of the song: Christ comes down from Heaven, meet [...]

Nativity of Christ

Festal Period-Boutique Opening Hours

Please note that the Boutique will be closed on Christmas day, Tuesday December 25th 2018,  and on New Year's Day, Tuesday January 1st 2019. On Wednesday December 26th 2018, the Boutique will be open from 12 - 5 pm. The church services and hours are according to the Liturgical Schedule. We thank you in advance. Have a blessed Nativity feast and a healthy and prosperous New Year!

2018 Christmas handicraft & product sale!

Visit the sisters' booths at the following churches, after the Divine Liturgy, on Sunday December 16th 2018. Gift Baskets, cheeses, pastries, St. Basil's bread, icons, books & much more! Montreal: -Holy Archangels Church: 11801 Elie Blanchard Boulevard -Evangelismos Church: 777 St. Roch street -Sts. Constantine & Helen Church: 20 Brunswick Boulevard Laval -St. Nicolas Church: 3780 Boul du Souvenir -Holy Cross Church: 4865 Boul du Souvenir Ottawa -Dormition Church: 1315 Prince of Wales drive -St. Elias Church: 750 Ridgewood Ave Hope to see you there! Have a blessed Nativity season! God bless [...]

The Sarantaleitourgon 2018

On Τhursday, November the 15th 2018 will begin the fasting period for the Nativity of our Savior Jesus Christ. This is a period of preparation of the body and the soul for the coming of our Lord. But as our Lord instructed us, fasting has a special meaning when it is connected with prayer and almsgiving. For this reason, our church calls us for a fuller liturgical life. The ecclesiastical tradition has set for this period the daily celebration [...]

Le Troupeau Bénit at Marché Casse-Noisette 2018

The sisters are back at the Nutcraker Market from November 29th to December 9th! Come do your yearly shopping and purchase your Christmas gifts: - Goat & Sheep cheeses - Pastries - Nativity scenes - Tree ornaments - Basket arrangements Come find the perfect gift handcrafted in Canada to this annual date, where 10% of our sales are remitted to Les Grands Ballets’ Nutcracker Fund, " which allows 2,800 sick and disadvantaged children each year to attend a performance of The Nutcracker for free, as well [...]

“Saveurs et culture d’Argenteuil” Christmas Fair 2018

Visit the sisters' booth at the 11th edition of the Foire de Noël Saveurs et Culture d'Argenteuil, at the Polyvalente Lavigne, 452, avenue Argenteuil, Lachute, J8H 1W9. The Market is held on Friday November 30th 2018, from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday December 1st and 2nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come meet local artists and producers from the Argenteuil area and purchase unique gifts.

True freedom

The Lord wants us to love one another. Here is freedom: in love for God and neighbor. In this freedom, there is equality. In earthly orders, there may not be equality, but this is not important for the soul. Not everyone can be a king, not everyone a patriarch or a boss. But in any position it is possible to love God and to please Him, and only this is important. And whoever loves God more on earth will [...]

St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

On trials and temptations

Sacred Scripture connects the idea of trial (temptation) with the idea of reproof (exposure)! My son, do not despise the discipline of the Lord, nor despond when you are reproved by Him (Heb. 12:5). This is also evident from those previously quoted words of the Lord: Those whom I love I reprove and discipline (Rev. 3:19). Why is reproof connected with trial? It is because every affliction discloses the passions hidden in the heart and puts them in motion. Till trouble comes, [...]