Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: All Saints of Alaska Orthodox Church

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Founded originally in the 1980s, the original Orthodox Church in America mission parish went dormant and was revived in 2002. We are now a small but full parish with an interesting mix of converts and cradle Orthodox, and a variety of ethnicities, including Egyptian, Greek, Russian, Serbian, Romanian, Chinese, Hispanic, British, French and German, all of whom enjoy each other’s company and traditions, but all of whom are united in the primacy of faith in their lives. We have a variety of ages in the parish, from toddlers to lively babas, and everybody in between. There is an active Church School serving the younger children, tweens and teens. Adult education is ongoing, if a bit sporadic.

The building was originally a Baptist Church and is located 20 minutes from the centre of town, on the main highway from the airport and the ferry terminal, near lakes, woods and farms. Fr. Larry Reinheimer is the pastor, an experienced and pastoral man who is assisted by Father Deacon Kevin Miller. Vespers is served at 6:00 pm Saturday evening, and Liturgy commences at 10 am Sunday morning, preceded by the Hours. Fellowship over a full meal follows the Sunday service, and we welcome visitors and new members.

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Bev Cooke

Bev. Cooke has been writing for publication since 1989. Her first love is writing for young adults, and she has three YA books on the market: Keeper of the Light, a historical fiction about St. Macrina the Elder in 2006. Royal Monastic, a biography of Mother Alexander (Princess Ileana of Romania), also published by Conciliar came out in 2008. Feral, an edgy mainstream novel was released by Orca Book Publishers in 2008. Her latest publication is a departure from her regular work - an Akathist to St. Mary of Egypt, published by Alexander Press in 2010, which was written partly as a response to the seventy missing women from downtown Vancouver's east side, and as a plea to St. Mary of Egypt to pray for those women, and the men and women who live on the streets.

Bev. and her husband live in Victoria, BC where they enjoy two seasons: wet and road construction. They have two adult children, two cats and attend All Saints of Alaska parish.

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