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The Task Fears the Maestro; Reflections on a Choral Master Class with Vladimir Gorbik

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Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral in Los Angeles. The Master Class took place August 22-24, 2017

 

There is a Russian adage which translates as “the task fears the master craftsman,”[*] meaning work goes well when one knows one’s business. In the case of the recent master class in choral singing and conducting, entitled The Performance and Interpretation of Russian Sacred Choral Music,one could easily change this adage to “the task fears the Maestro,” for indeed, our appointed craftsman knew his business.

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VIDEO SURVEILLANCE PROTECTION SYSTEM. ARE YOU HELPING US MEET OUR NEEDS?

As we know, everything ancient needs careful protection and restoration. Father Nazari started this process, and we receive some donations for the restoration and renovation of our unique spiritual shrines. For a long time the problem has been especially acute that we need to arrange more reliable protection for the church, that is why during several Parish Council meetings the installation of a video surveillance system has been considered. It  would help us protect our shrines, in addition, ensure the safety of our parishioners and their belongings, as well as the safety of our clergy, servants and employees of our church.

We are happy to inform you that we collected $15,200.00 and were able to schedule the installation of video surveillance protection system on October 9th. We still need anothr $4,800.00 to collect in order to finish the project. Please be generous and boost it up. We need your help.

Alla Bobrova,

Starosta


October - November 2017

October 15th - SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING (shortly after Liturgy). Everybody is welcome to attend.

November 12th - SLAVIC FESTIVAL

November 19th - Parish Council meeting

November 20th - ENTRY OF THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY INTO THE TEMPLE (Gregorian calendar)

 

October 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Taking this opportunity, I’d like to greet everyone with the upcoming feast of the Protection of All Holy Theotokos.

September was a busy month, with many services and many events. We successfully started the beginning of our Saturday and Sunday school year. We began our newly established Cathedral Children’s Choir under the guidance of Zoe Turton and Ganna Semenova. Subdeacon Andrey Aristov is working on the schedule of altar servers. All of these programs need our support and prayers for their success. Let’s wish this program’s participants success in this undertaking.

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October 2017

   Dear friends,

   To bring you up-to-date, the Security Camera project has now received $15,200.00 in donations.

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October 2017

This last month was a very busy one for the Sisterhood.

The cleaning of the Church went well even though we had only a few people.  I would like to thank Asta Aristov, Alla Bobrov, Reader Vitaly Efimenkov, Marie McEntire, Sundeacon Gai and Tamara Krupenkin, Natalia Hohlova and Andrei Rozin for all their dedicated time to make our Temple shine. 

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October 2017

I'm inviting everyone to attend this year's Semi-annual meeting to be held on Sunday October 15th. Please note, you don’t have to be a dues paying member, you are all welcome!

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October 2017

We are having our Slavic Festival on Sunday, November 12, and our Bake Sale/Bazaar/Luncheon on Sunday, December 10th. More information will follow in the next Bulletin.

October 2017

I would like to greet all the teachers, pupils and parents with the beginning of the new 2017-2018 school year!

Classes at school began on September 9th in the ordinary schedule from 10:00 am till 2:45 pm. You can obtain all information about the school call at (323) 413-7877, or on Facebook: Saturday Russian School at Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Our website will be temporarily under maintenance.

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October 2017

Dear Parents and Families,

We are looking forward to an exciting school year, with Miss Zoe Turton and Mr. Ron Lehmann  joining the Sunday School staff to teach the grades 1 - 3 class.  Mss. Marie will continue with the pre - k/ k  class, and Mr. Cristian Dascalu and Subdeacon Peter Winsky will team teach the grades 4 - 6 class.

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July 2017

   It is with much disappointment that I inform you summer camp has been cancelled for this year.  I just received a message from Fr. Michael Anderson that he must cancel camp.

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October 2017

L.O.V.E.S. raffle will be held Oct. 8th after liturgy.  Come one, come all and support us.  1st prize will be $500, 2nd prize a silver tea set, and there are many more.

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September 2017

We have just restocked some of our best sellers for children, on the lives of St. John Shanghaisky, St. Elizabeth the New Martyr, St. Paisios and the Bear, and St. Luke the Surgeon of Crimea.  Also some booklets on the Prayer Rope, as many of you have been buying chotki that Father Nazari ordered from Ukraine for us.

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July 2017

   I wish to thank everyone for their generous contributions for the homeless in providing hygenic materials. All items were successfully distributed to the homeless under the Sunset bridge. May God bless each person who contributed.

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September 2017

Cathedral Children’s Choir

We are glad to inform you that this year we started Cathedral Children’s Choir at Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral which is open to all singers from 5-17. 
The repertoire will be in both English and Church Slavonic, but English transliterations will be provided for all Slavonic music.
Rehearsals will be held every Saturday afternoon from 3:15-4:30pm immediately following Saturday School.

Registration information can be submitted at any time via email to Zoe Turton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and hard copies of registration forms can be submitted to Zoe Turton or Ganna Semenova on Saturdays.

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