St John the Baptist in Post Falls, Idaho is sponsoring:
St John the Baptist in Post Falls, Idaho is sponsoring:
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church invites you to a one-day retreat with Metropolitan Nikitas of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, entitled “The Poetry of Christmas: Ecclesiastical and Secular”
Join us on Saturday December 13th, 2014 at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church located at 510 East Sunset Drive in Bellingham. The retreat begins at11 am and concludes after Great Vespers.
A $15.00 donation will be appreciated, payable at the door. Lunch included. Please click HERE to view the retreat flyer
Retreat includes activities for children. If you are bringing your children, please contact Presvytera Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed) warmly invites you to our Christmas program, “Building a Living Icon”, on December 10th at 6:30pm. 14485 SW Walker Road, Beaverton OR 97006. Our students are working hard to prepare this heartfelt Nativity treat just for you! Bake Sale to follow, proceeds benefit our Music Program.
Upcoming Youth Retreat Plan nor for February! Here is an updated post. The old post will disappear.
Parents and youth,
It’s that time again, our winter youth retreat is in its final planning stages. Now we need you to register and send in your paperwork! Below is all the info you should need to get started! The registration packet is attached as well.
Orthodox Christian Winter Youth Retreat
“How Do I Know the Voice of God?”
February 14th – 16th
Camp Berachah, Auburn, WA
All youth 7th grade – 12th grade are invited! Registration for the upcoming Orthodox Christian Winter Youth Retreat is now open. We are excited about using a new camp facility for this retreat – Camp Berachah! There are some great features of this camp, such as ropes challenge course, indoor swimming pool, and a cozy meeting room with a stone fireplace great for listening to our speaker who can relate well to the youth.
The cost is $160 for the weekend. We will be offering gift certificates for parents, grandparents, godparents, etc to purchase for a youth in their lives to attend this wonderful retreat as a Christmas gift. If anyone would like to purchase a gift certificate, for the full amount or partial, please contact Tina Soubeih at email@example.com.
Please register on-line at www.tinyurl.com/orthodoxretreat. Retreat information can be found on our website: www.stpaulorthodox.org/registration.pdf and volunteers can register at www.stpaulorthodox.org/volunteer.pdf Registration forms we need filled out and received by January 12th, 2015.
Yours in Christ,
Orthodox Christian Youth Ministry Team
Nia Chopelas, St Andrew – Arlington
JoyAnn Wise, St Thomas – Snohomish
Mary Wright, St Paul – Brier
Tanya Keenan, St Paul – Brier
Tina Soubeih, St Paul – Brier
Jesse Brandow (FB) a graduate of Holy Cross and St Vladimirs will be giving a presentation on his two year missionary experience to Guatemala. For those unaware Guatemala has had a very large number of Mayan peoples become Orthodox Christians.
To learn more on Orthodoxy in Guatemala:
Pls contact parish in case of changes and for exact times:
Nov. 2nd in Seattle, WA: Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption — Sunday Divine Liturgy
Nov. 4th in Ellensburg, WA: Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Mission — Tuesday evening Vespers
Nov. 5th in Walla Walla, WA: St Silouan Russian Orthodox Church— Wednesday evening Vespers at 6:30 followed by talk at 7pm
Nov. 6th in Goldendale, WA: Mission Parish — presentation at Thursday evening catechism group ( I believe Holy Cross Parish in Yakima would have contact info)
Nov. 8th in Roseburg, OR: Greek Orthodox Mission Parish — Saturday morning Divine Liturgy
Nov. 8th in Eugene, OR: St. George Greek Orthodox Church — Saturday evening Vespers
Nov. 9th in Eugene, OR: St. John Serbian Orthodox Church — Sunday Divine Liturgy
Nov. 16th in Tacoma, WA: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church — Sunday Divine Liturgy followed by presentation on missions, featuring Mr. Cliff Argue and Jesse Brandow
Nov. 19th in Arlington, WA: St. Andrew Antiochian Orthodox Church — Wednesday evening Vespers
Nov. 23rd in Shoreline, WA: Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church — Sunday Divine Liturgy
The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross.
This sites focus is limited to events in the NW that may be of interest to Orthodox Christians. However world events of late cannot be ignored. Our fellow Christians both Orthodox and Heretodox are being eliminated from the Middle East. Islam is once again demanding renunciation of the faith or martyrdom. On this the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross I offer these 2 websites to help you learn more.
JihadWatch: Probably the best known of sites exposing Islam and its bloody history.
Facing Islam Blog: This site is run by an Orthodox Christian and is well worth a visit.
The famous Regensburg Address of Pope Benedict the 16th that caused such outrage in the Islamic world. Here is a brief excerpt with the Pope quoting Emperor Manuel II Paleologus:
“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” The emperor, after having expressed himself so forcefully, goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable. Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul. “God”, he says, “is not pleased by blood – and not acting reasonably (σὺν λόγω) is contrary to God’s nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats… To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death…”.
For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (I COR. 1:23-24)
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. (I COR. 1:26)
“yet they did not slay him, neither crucify him, only a likeness of that was shown to them.” (Qur’an 4:156-159)
Be deaf, then, when anyone speaks to you apart from Jesus Christ, who was of the family of David, who was of Mary, who was truly born, ate and drank, was truly persecuted under Pontius Pilate, was truly crucified and died … He was also truly raised from the dead, when His Father raised Him up … (Epistle to the Trallians, 9)
But if, as some godless men – that is, unbelievers – say, his suffering was only apparent (they are the apparent ones), why am I in bonds, why do I pray to fight wild beasts? Then I die in vain. Then I lie about the Lord. (To the Trallians, 10)
kiss with joy the Wood of salvation, on which was stretched Christ the Redeemer. (Small Vespers)
Just a page Break to let you know that below this post are old posts all things above are upcoming events. Please spread the word to your friends about Orthodox Northwest, and if you learn of an event here and attend, let them know you seen it on OrthodoxNorthwest. Thank you for your support!
Also, Logos Bookstore will be having its annual open house before and after the talks and during the breaks. All purchases are 20% off!
Hat Tip to OrthodoxPortland.
Holy New Martyrs in Mulino, OR/Русская Православная Церковь Приход святых новомучеников Российских (FB) in Mulino is hosting a seminar on reason and historical evidence behind the faith. The seminar will be in Russian and will take place on Sunday, November 9 at 12pm.
Семинар «Открытие», посвящённый теме разумного, научно-исторического основания христианской веры
Если вера христиан покоится не только, как это кажется некоторым, на эмоциях и традициях, но и на вполне определённом историческом факте – Богоявлении, о котором нам известно из вполне определённого Библейского текста, то насколько он, этот текст, достоверен, т.е., буквально, достоин нашего доверия? Какие основания для такого доверия могут представить историческая наука, археология и палеография (свидетельства рукописей)? И, если эти свидетельства основательны, то что же может мешать здраво и разумно мыслящему человеку уверовать в содержание и учение «текста»? Эти и подобные вопросы веры станут предметом нашего рассмотрения и обсуждения.
Семинар, насыщенный фактическим и иллюстративным материалом, рассчитан на самую широкую аудиторию – на людей, честно ищущих рационального и логически непротиворечивого основания для своей веры в Бога (или, соответственно, для оправдания своего неверия).
Семинар проводит Олег Владиславович Воскресенский, филолог, магистр богословия, кандидат педагогических наук, преподаватель Белгородской духовной семинарии, соавтор школьных учебников по «Основам православной культуры» и «Основам мировых религиозных культур» для российских школ, алтарник русской православной церкви в г. Фридли, штат Миннесота, США.
Семинар состоится в нашем храме 9 ноября в 12.00. Приходите сами и приводите друзей и родственников! Мы сможем обсудить услышанное и увиденное!
Адрес храма: 13820 S. Union Hall Rd., Mulino, OR 97042
The Sinatra Chocolate and Wine Ball is Sunday, November 16th 2014
“Join us for an elegant evening to Support Camp Agape NW. Taste indulgent, truffles and chocolates from Seattle area chocolate makers. Drink award winning wines and have the chance to meet the winemakers from select Washington wineries. Enjoy a local season dinner menu prepared by Herban Feast.
Dance to a nine-piece swinging “Big Band” that plays the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and more.
Support children with cancer and their families.
Camp Agape NW is a non-profit organization whose mission is to give children with cancer a chance to feel normal, siblings a chance to be special and parents a time to be together. Ticket price includes dinner, all tastings, local wine and beers.” (from website)
with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan +GERASIMOS of San Francisco, would like to announce : Monastery retreat Nov 1st
TРАДИЦИОНАЛНО ХЕРЦЕГОВАЧКО ВЕЧЕ У СРБСКОМ ДОМУ
СУБОТА 25. ОКТОБАР У 19 ЧАСОВА
7837 Canada Way
БОГАТА ВЕЧЕРА УЗ МУЗИКУ ОРКЕСТРА ДРАГАНА ПЕТРОВИЋА
ИНФОРАМАЦИЈЕ И РЕЗЕРВАЦИЈА КАРАТА: НАТАША 604-521-0396
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7 PM
7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
Live music by Dragan Petrovic Band
Information and reservations:
Natasa 604 521 0396
On Saturday, October 18th, the Church of Annunciation will have Great Vespers at 7pm followed a special prayer service for babies who have died as a result of miscarriage, abortion or early infant death.
The service will be a combination of the panikhida and funeral for a child. This is an opportunity to reach out to those who have suffered loss. Please invite anyone who you feel would benefit from this prayer service. You may also wish to pray for someone else’s child.
The church address is: 13515 SE Rusk Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington is starting a new young adult, ages 16-24ish, gathering for all “local” parishes. This is a new endeavour, that they hope they can repeat regularly and eventually rotate parishes. What a great idea! Seattle Portland, BC your not going to be outshone are you? –editor For the full scoop: Youth Gathering letter from the Sept Gathering.