St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, Langley BC

English Language Orthodox services in Langley BC vespers Wed & Sat 6:30 pm Church School & Matins Sun. 9:30 am Liturgy Sun. 10 am, lunch & inquirers

St. Herman of Alaska Church, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Archdiocese of Canada, has been worshipping in the BC Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley area since 1987. Services are in the English language, with membership drawn from multiple language groups and ethnic backgrounds. The growing congregation, with a continual influx of all-ages converts and a little bit of a baby boom amongst members, is currently working towards a new building. services as follows: Sunday 9:30 Matins (and children's church school) 10 AM Liturgy followed by pot luck lunch and inquirer's class Wednesday and Saturday, 6:30 pm Vespers, with confessions as desired. Feast days as announced. Other ministries include DIAKONIA charity ministry-- chili for the homeless, and fundraising for charities at home and abroad Church library, selection of Orthodox books men's and women's gatherings as arranged

Operating as usual

[11/21/20]   UPDATE NOVEMBER 19th: As per the newest Public Health Order, all in person religious services are cancelled until at least December 7th. Further updates as we have them.

However, all are welcome at catechumen/inquirer classes via Zoom at 2 pm Saturdays. If you are interested in logging in to these, or to make any other inquiries about the Orthodox Faith, please contact Fr. Lawrence 604-588-6166 [email protected]

[06/08/20]   Update July 26: In Stage Three, we continue as before, with small numbers of members only in physically-distanced services. Inquirers and others are welcome to contact Fr. Lawrence if interested in joining the Zoom teaching sessions Saturdays at 2 pm.
To friends and inquirers of St. Herman’s Langley:

As BC moves into Phase 2, we regret we cannot welcome visitors to services at this time.

Members only can be accommodated at small group, physically-distanced services as scheduled by prior arrangement.

Catechumen/inquirer classes continue via Zoom at 2 pm Saturday afternoons. If you are interested in logging in to these, or to make any other inquiries about the Orthodox Faith, please contact Fr. Lawrence 604-588-6166 [email protected]

Display from our St. Herman's day event.

The relice of Saint Herman of Alaska. (2006)

Anticipating the joy of St. Herman's feast day this Friday Aug 9th.

Dr. Edward Hartley reposes in the Lord

Memory Eternal to our parish founder. He will be missed. Funeral service times at the link. July 13, 2019 saw the passing of Dr. Edward Hartley of Surrey, B.C. Dr. Hartley studied medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and after graduation moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 1964 where he began a family medical practice. He married Vivian Robertson in 1967 and together they had....

Our council has been working hard, our members and friends contributing financially for a long, long time. We are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel but there are still many outside factors to be dealt with before we can break ground. If you have visited St. Herman's on a Sunday, you know we are literally spilling out the doors and need our new building very badly! If you would like to help us with this project, please share around and go to our donation page at for donation options. We also have a 'brick' dedication fundraiser-- please contact Dn. Zaccheus Zane Green for an info brochure!

St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, Langley BC's cover photo

Building Project

Building Project

Welcome + Upcoming Events

Weekly: Saturday Vespers & confessions 6:30 pm / Sunday Matins & Church school 9:30 am, Liturgy 10 am, community potluck afterward.

Lenten and other special services and upcoming events are on the blog page at our website: Langley British Columbia Orthodox Church with english services

Click here to support The Final Chapter organized by Symeon Donovan Price

Our own Deacon Symeon Price needs your support as he continues his theological education in the coming year! Good Day and God bless. My name is Symeon Donovan Price and I am a deacon in the Orthodox Church of America. I attend St.Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Langley, BC, Canada with my wife and our children. I am currently entering my final year of my Masters in Divinity at The Orthodox School of...

From Krista and our Diakonia programme: a list of needed things for our food bank collection:

Commentary on the Divine Liturgy: It is Time for the Lord to Act!

Fr. Lawrence has begun a series on the Divine Liturgy, to be posted on our parish YouTube page

The significance of the opening diaconal words to the priest.

Palm Sunday: Where are You in the Crowd? Come away with me; let us leave our world and travel back together to the first Palm Sunday in the first century. Stepping out of our time machine, we see the bright sunshine beating down on us, the dusty road, the jostling, joyful, shouting crowds. And there, coming down the road from Bethany, wi...

Fruits of Sanctity, St. Herman's choir new CD, will launch at our 40th Anniversary celebration this coming Sat. Sept. 24th 2016. $10 by cash or cheque

St. Herman's Church: Ministries

Want to find out what we do at St. Herman's? Check out our newly updated ministry page: Welcome to the website of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, Langley, B.C. We are a parish of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), in the Archdiocese of Canada. All our services are in English. We welcome you to join us for worship.

St. Herman's DIAKONIA charity group contributes to the Salvation Army's Gateway of Hope. If you attend or visit St. Herman's, you can place needed items for the homeless in the DIAKONIA bin in the narthex.

It's the little things...
Please think of Gateway of Hope this weekend and some of our material needs.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Krista Ganes (left) of our Diakonia charity group presents Christmas stockings to NightShift Ministries. The treats and gifts in the stockings were put together by St. Herman's Church School children at their St. Nicholas Day event.

Orthodox Church in America

All About St. Herman. We celebrate his glorification as a saint of the Church this Sunday August 9th Included in this section are the historical accounts of those Saints who labored for the Church here in North America. Icons with scenes from their lives are also available.

Celebration of the Feast of the Prophet Elijah with the blessing of all wheeled vehicles |... In honour of the feast of the prophet Elijah and his ascent in the heavenly chariot, St. Herman's parish in Langley BC held their annual blessing of all wheeled vehicles. Besides motorized vehicles with two and four wheels, there were bicycles, scooters, wheelchairs, strollers, even skateboards and…

St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, Langley BC's cover photo

Timeline Photos

St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, Langley BC

Even the youngest parishioners want their chariots blessed at the feast of the Prophet Elijah! By his prayers may all travel and play safe this summer!

Our bishop, Archbishop Irénée Richard Rochon of the Archdiocese of Canada OCA, will be with us Thurs. June 25th at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to join us for Vespers followed by coffee & fellowship.

Death and the Funeral: An Orthodox Perspective

My interview with Zane Green , funeral director, who is a member of St. Herman's. --Mat. Donna Matushka Donna Farley of St. Herman of Alaska Parish in Langley, British Columbia, interview Ryan Zane Green. Zane Green is a member of St. Herman's of Alaska Orthodox Church in Langley, BC. He wor...

[04/09/15]   gotta love the commenter who comments on our parish website, claiming to be Catholic and wants to know if we hold that service every year cause maybe he should come…. then signs it with a link to his evangelical church-- in Mississippi yet…… #notsosmartspammer

St. Herman's Church

Regular services:

Wed. & Sat. 6:30 pm study, vespers, akathist or unction; intercessions & confessions.

Sun. 9:30 am Matins/church school for 8 & under; 10 am liturgy, followed by pot luck lunch/study for 9 & up and inquirers' class.

Feast Days: as announced

Abbotsford dinner/studies: twice monthly as announced Welcome to the website of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, Langley, B.C. We are a parish of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), in the Archdiocese of Canada. All our services are in English. We welcome you to join us for worship.

Interview: An Orthodox professor ponders the scriptures

"There has been a tendency of Orthodox to get away from their biblical roots, but none of the great saints and teachers ever accepted that. The very first booklet that I ever published in my life, in 1963, in my parish, was called ‘Reading the Bible,’ where I tried to prove to Orthodox people that to read the Bible and know the Bible is not [exclusively] Protestant. And I quoted every saint that I could who spoke about the scriptures and reading the scriptures, how the Holy Fathers were doing nothing but interpreting the scriptures. All the great theological controversies were about what the Bible taught.
So it’s wrong to say, “Well, the Protestants have the Bible, but we have holy tradition” — that’s just ridiculous. Tradition is nothing other than the Bible properly exegeted and properly applied. That’s how we would understand it. So I like to go among evangelicals to make that point."-- Fr. Thomas Hopko

Memory Eternal to Fr. Thomas, who fell asleep in the Lord today. The above quote was in an interview with Peter T. Chattaway at our parish during Fr. Tom's visit to BC in 2004. FR. THOMAS Hopko may have retired as Dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York two years ago, but he still keeps quite busy. Last month, the author of numerous books and articles on Eastern Orthodox Christianity spent nearly three weeks on the road, during which time he visited churches in Victori…

Lenten Cuisine

Last Sunday's sermon, adapted for The first question which presents itself during the Lenten season is one of cuisine: “What on earth can I eat since the Church forbids eating meat, fish, and dairy?” It is a reasonable question, but must not be allowed to skew one’s understanding of what Lenten fasting is all about or give the imp…

Photos from St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, Langley BC's post

Fraser River blessed by St Herman's Church, Langley and local Antiochian parish | Archdiocese of... On a misty Sunday afternoon after Theophany AD 2015, St. Herman of Alaska parish in Langley BC was joined by Holy Nativity Antiochian parish for the annual Blessing of the Fraser River at Derby Reach Park, Fort Langley.

[01/04/15]   How should I prepare for my house to be blessed?

1. Have the lights on and doors open in the rooms to be blessed (not the washrooms or storage spaces)
2. Turn off TV, radio and other electronic distractions
3. Prepare a table in the main room(preferably in the icon corner) and on it the following:
v an icon with candle lit before it
v a bowl containing holy water
v lists of names of those you wish to pray for (living/departed)
If you have no holy water, the priest will supply some.

What will happen in the service of blessing?

1. When the family is gathered round the icon, the priest will begin with Trisagion prayers. Please join in with the Our Father
2. The priest will sing the tropar for Theophany; please join in(printed on the back of this leaflet).
3. The priest will pray the blessing prayer; the people respond “Amen”
4. A family member carrying the lit candle leads the priest to one room after another, where he sprinkles Holy Water. All follow in procession, singing the tropar repeatedly.
5. After all the rooms are blessed, the procession returns to the icon corner for the dismissal.

Parking for Clayton

Letter from Metropolitan Tikhon Announcing Bishop Irénée as Bishop of Ottawa | Archdiocese of Canada

It is official, we have a new bishop in our archdiocese of Canada. Axios Vladyka Irenee!

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Langley, BC
V2Y 1R9

Opening Hours

Saturday 18:30 - 19:30
Sunday 09:00 - 15:00
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