St. Nicholas Church

Langley, British Columbia

St. Nicholas Church

Founded 2003

Diocese: Archdiocese of Canada

Deanery: British Columbia Deanery

Address

4828 - 216 A St
Langley, British Columbia V3A 2N5
Canada

Parish Contacts

No contact information is currently available.

Directions

General Location
St Nicholas Church is located about 40 km southeast of Vancouver, BC.

From Vancouver
Take the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) to exit 58 (200 St).  Follow the signs directing you towards Langley.  When you reach the Fraser Highway, turn left and continue to 216 St.  At 216 St, turn right and travel about 1/2 km to 48 Ave.  Turn left and a short block later turn left again.  The church is on the right.

Schedule of Services

All services are in English and we follow the Julian Calendar.

7:00 PM Vespers.
Saturday Evening

9:00 AM Matins; 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy, church school and agape meal.
Sunday Morning

7:00 PM Vesperal Liturgy
Eves of Great Feasts falling on work days

7:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by a lenten supper and spiritual reading/talk
Friday Evenings in Great Lent

Confessions are heard before Liturgies or by appointment.
Confessions

Please call 604-826-9336 (Monastery of All Saints of North America) to arrange Baptisms, Marriages, Memorials, etc.

Parish Background

This parish is a metochion (Representation Church) of the Monastery of All Saints of North America.  It is served by the Monastery clergy.

History
The parish was founded in 1982 by a group of worshippers who had been using the private chapel of Dr Edward Hartley.  The congregation purchased a church in Murrayville, a suburb of the city of Langley, BC.  Bishop Nicholas Smisko (present bishop of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church) consecrated the church in 1984.

For some time, the parish was served by Fr Andrew Morbey and later by Fr Dumitru Diaconescu.  The parish remained quite small during the early years.  With the retirement of Fr Dumitru, parishioners invited Fr Varlaam (now Bishop) to serve the parish.  Later, Hieromonk Moses began to act as a teacher for the young people in the parish and to serve with Vladika Varlaam.  With the ordination of Deacon John Bingham, the divine services took on a new fullness and majesty unique to hierarchical divine services with priest and deacon assisting.  In 2005 Fr John was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.

At St Nicholas Church, full congregational singing is practised, led by Reader/Chanter Andrew Bingham and Reader Phillip Ptashnik.  Subdeacons Gilles Parent, Vasile Samoila, George Patrikeeff and Gerasimos McLaughlin, assist for the Divine Liturgies.  The present parish president, Gerasimos McLaughlin, has directed many improvements in the grounds and facilities of the church.  The parish has continued to grow over the past few years and shares warm fraternal relations with its sister OCA parishes in British Columbia.  At present the parish church and hall are undergoing major renovations with a new heating and cooling system, a new and enlarged kitchen and the renovation of the parish hall.  New hand-painted icons from the Kiev-Caves Monastery have been donated for the iconostasis, with new lamps for all the main icons.