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