Monthly Archives: December 2016

Saint Basil of Caesarea

On the 1st of January, we celebrate the Circumcision of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the memory of our father among the saints, Basil the Great of Caesarea. Circumcision of our Lord Troparion Tone 1 Thou Who art by nature God, didst without change take human form, O most compassionate Lord, and in fulfilling the Law of Thine own will didst receive circumcision in the flesh, to banish hades and roll away the veil of our passions. Glory to Thy [...]

Annual Fundraising Dinner

The Monastery's 22nd annual dinner will take place on Sunday January 22nd 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the Chateau Royal Reception Halls (3500, boul. Du Souvenir, Laval Quebec). 100% of the profits return to the sisterhood and will serve for the continuation and maintenance of the Monastery. This work of God needs the help and support of all of us. Come join yourselves once again to all the friends and supporters of our Holy Monastery at the annual fundraising dinner.

The Nativity of Christ

Χριστός γεννάται δοξάσατε! Christ is born glorify Him! Le Christ est né, glorifiez-Le! 'And when the fullness of time was come, God sent His only-begotten Son' (Gal. 4:4), to save the human race. And when the ninth month had come after the archangel Gabriel appeared to the most holy Virgin in Nazareth, saying: 'Hail! thou that art highly favoured... thou shalt conceive and bear a son' - at that time a decree went forth from Caesar Augustus that all the inhabitants of [...]

Christ is born, glorify Him!

Χριστός γεννᾶται δοξάσατε! Χριστός ἐξ οὐρανῶν ἀπαντήσατε! Χριστός ἐπί γῆς ὑψώθητε!  Ὑψώθητε οἱ τεταπεινωμένοι Ὑψώθητε οἱ πεπτωκότες Ὑψώθητε οἱ περιφρονημένοι Ὑψώθητε οἱ ἀπελπισμένοι Ὑψώθητε οἱ ἀμελοῦντες Ὑψώθητε οἱ ραθυμοῦντες Ὑψώθητε οἱ πληγωμένοι ὑπό τοῦ διαβόλου Ὑψώθητε οἱ πληγωμένοι ὑπό τῶν ἰδίων παθῶν Ὑψώθητε οἱ πληγωμένοι ὑπό τοῦ κόσμου Λάβετε ἰσχύν καί δύναμιν, ἀναθαρρήσατε ὅ,τι ἐτέχθη Χριστός ὁ Σωτήρ πάντων ἡμῶν. Ἄσατε τῶ Κυρίω πᾶσα ἡ γῆ καί ἐν εὐφροσύνη ἀνυμνήσατε λαοί ὅτι δεδόξασται! Καλά Χριστούγεννα και εὐλογημένο το νέο ἔτος! Christ is born, glorify Him. Christ is from heaven, receive Him.  Christ [...]

The Nativity of Christ is at hand

Beloved, the Feast of the Nativity of Christ is now at hand. Let us take care to meet it in Christian manner, spiritually. I already know how you intend to meet it: you will soon be going to the marketplace, where you will concern yourselves and prattle about much, about the manifold pleasures of the table; or you will take care only to adorn your body with festive clothing. But as for the one thing needful (Lk 10:42), about [...]

The spirit of pride

When the evil spirit of pride fights against us, we shall never stop falling. But falls make us aware of our wretchedness and help us attain humility. Then Christ comes, who is humble of heart and meek in soul. Then joy, peace, and sweetness will reign in our soul, and blessedness will warm our heart. Elder Ephraim of Arizona

Love one another

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 [...]

Christmas Markets

Visit the sisters' booths at the following Christmas Markets. For specific items or custom basket orders contact us at monasterevmc@gmail.com . It will be a pleasure to serve you. Nutcracker Market - Palais des Congres de Montréal - Thursday December 1st to Sunday December 4th 2016. http://www.grandsballets.com Ottawa Farmers' Market - Lansdowne Park - 3 first weekends of December : Fridays 3 to 8 p.m. & Saturday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 2/3/4; 9/10/11 and 16/17/18. http://www.ottawafarmersmarket.ca Marché de Noël [...]