Dear Members and Friends of St. Theodore of Canterbury Orthodox Mission, Toronto!

Christ is Risen!

We were very happy to be able to have all the Holy Week services in our house chapel: “Holy Russian Royal Martyrs”. All the members and friends both living and departed of St. Theodore’s (and Sts. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Parish) were remembered by name.

Holy Unction was celebrated on Holy Wednesday evening and swabs for the taking were left in the sign by the entrance to St. Theodore’s. As of today, there were a few left.

Confessions have been received both by ‘phone and by email and will continue as long as we remain in isolation…and beyond.

Holy Communion and Holy Unction were taken to two elderly shut ins during Holy Week.

Holy Baptism will be celebrated on Bright Saturday, April 25 at Sts. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene. Unfortunately, only five persons can be present.

I am keeping in touch by phone with the sick and shut in residents of nursing homes I am presently unable to visit.

Presbytera Justine and I wish to thank all who have been so supportive of us during this very troubling time and wish you all a Joyous Pascha! Christ is Risen!

Fr. David, Presbytera Justine

Tuesday in Bright Week, April 8/21, 2020 Sts. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene
Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ,
Let us worship the Holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless One;
We venerate Thy Cross O Christ,
And we glorify Thy Holy Resurrection
For through the Cross
Joy hath come into the whole world!

Christ is Risen!