Holy Hand of St Anna from Mt Athos at St Joachim and Anna Parish, Seattle thru July 26, 2014


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“Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage” with Fr Seraphim of St Nicholas Tacoma Oct, 2014 Plan Now!


Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage with Fr. Seraphim!  Plan Now.

Fr Seraphim Majmudar, pastor of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma, Washington, will be leading this pilgrimage.   frseraphimm@gmail.com

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New edition of Spiritual Spring/Весна духовная Dedicated to St John of SF Get Your Copy Now!


Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarit-sa Alexandra, Crown Prince Alexis, and Grand-duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, and those martyred with them (1918).

Spiritual Spring (FB) the journal of the Western American Diocese of ROCOR is a a great resource to any parish regardless of jurisdiction especially for reaching out to those of Slavic background.  It is a bilingual magazine, with a beautiful layout, well written articles, that are both informative and inspiring.  I heartily endorse it.  Editor

“The Diocesan Journal “Spiritual Spring”

Just over a year ago a new journal appeared – “Spiritual Spring” – an official medium of the Western American Diocese.

“Spiritual Spring” is a periodical addressed not only to members of the Orthodox faith but anyone interested in learning more about Russia’s spiritual heritage. The magazine provides a variety of perspectives and experiences, appealing to a broad range of interests and demographics. Thematically, the journal covers all aspects of Orthodoxy in the modern world. Readers can find answers to issues they face in everyday life while enjoying a deeper exploration of Christianity’s rich and multifaceted history. The versatility of the magazine’s design seeks to strike a balance between the modern and secular world in a way which is uniquely Russian Orthodox yet accessible to readers with other beliefs, as well as those who are simply curious.”  An excerpt from the website.

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“This special Commemorative Edition of our journal is wholly dedicated to the life and legacy of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, just in time for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of his glorification from 27th-29th June 2014. The special edition is 131 pages long, and features never-before published correspondence between St. John and his parents and family; new photographs; historical reminiscenses and interviews with children raised by St John, as well as others; accounts of the opening of his incorrupt relics; news about current activities and associations that carry on his legacy; stories of St. John for children; and much, much more.

Supplies are limited, so order your copies now!”  (from website)

10376832_728409510553558_1682719825368436356_nTo subscribe or to order the commemorative issue to St. John click here:

Holy Hierarch John Pray to God for us!

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Sunday Snapshot: CONCERT IZVORUL at Biserica Ortodoxa Sfanta Maria Romanian Orthodox


Biserica Ortodoxa Sfanta Maria (FB) in Portland, Oregon  hosted a concert prior to Pascha this year.  OrtodoxPortland posted a video of the event:  Enjoy the Romanian singing is lovely!

 

 

 

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Sunday Snapshot Portland Mariam Annual Celebration – June 28th, 2014


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Eve of the Synaxis of the Holy, Glorious and All-praised Twelve Apostles:

Saint Gebriel Ethiopian Church (FB) in Seattle, Washington, featured a Mariam celebration in Portland, Oregon on June 28th, 2014.  I apologize for not letting you know ahead of time.  I was not aware of it prior.  Here is the video.  Enjoy.  The faith of the Ethiopians is inspiring.  May the Lord heal our divisions.

There is a Portland Ethiopian Church; St Mary’s Ethiopian at 7715 SE 92nd, 503 356 0932.  If anyone knows of its web page please let me know. Ty.

 

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“A Cold Age” A Reflection by Fr Farley of St Hermans in Surrey, BC


A Cold Age.” is a reflection recently ran on the OCA website written by the NW own Fr Farley of St Herman of Alaska Parish in Surrey, BC.  Fr Farley is a busy Priest here is an excerpt from the OCA website:

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Fr Lawrence as pictured on the Parish website.

“Fr. Lawrence is the author of many books including the Bible Study Companion Series,  Let Us Attend: A Journey through the Orthodox Divine Liturgy, and A Daily Calendar of Saints. He has also written a series of Akathists published by Alexander Press, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications.

Fr. Lawrence has a podcast each weekday on Ancient Faith Radio called Coffee Cup Commentaries, and writes monthly forSounding, the blog of Orthodox Christian Network. He has given a number of parish retreats in the U.S. and Canada, as well as being a guest-lecturer yearly at Regent College in Vancouver. Father lives in Surrey with his wife Donna; he and Matushka Donna have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. He regularly updates his blog, “Straight From the Heart.”

“Comparing our own age to those of previous ones (and even our own North American culture to other contemporary cultures) reveals what is perhaps the defining characteristic of our society—its coldness.  Men and women in previous ages sang while they worked, and while they walked down the road.  They greeted strangers in the street, and asked God’s peace upon them.  They retired and rose with the sun—and awoke refreshed.  It was normal even to arise at midnight to pray.”  An excerpt from his reflection.  Just click and read the full item on the OCA website it is not long.

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Two Icon Workshops with Deacon Matthew Garrett Coming Up in Montana: August 11-15th, and Sept 1-5 2014


Two Icon Workshops with the NW’s own  Deacon Matthew Garrett are coming up in Montana:

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The August Workshop at St Nicholas of South Canaan, in Billings Montana. was posted earlier in the year so here is a reminder:  Billings-poster-2014

Billings poster 2014

From a Previous Post:  The Idaho Statesman had a front page article on Nov 5, 2011 about the Northwest’s own Boise Iconographer Deacon Matthew Garrett entitled; “Faces of faith: Orthodox Christian iconographer in Boise is part of an ancient tradition.”  More of his work can be seen by visiting his website Holy Icons, and his blog-Holy Icons an Iconographers blog.  He also just published a book “Sanctify those Who Love the Beauty of Thy House” image on the right.  “More than a Piece of Art” is another article on Mr. Garrett and his Iconography that was done for a Church in West Virginia by the  Register Herald in Beckley, WV.

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“Return to Nisyros” An Art Exhibit Sponsored by The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum in Portland June 6th, 2014


 

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We are pleased to announce a new exhibit coming in June to the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum. Native Oregonian artist Sharon McNeil, currently professor at the Savannah (Georgia) College of Art and Design has roots in Salem. She presents samples of her oil paintings influenced by her stay on the island of Nisyros. The opening reception for “Return to Nisyros” is Friday, June 6th at 7 pm. Her paintings will remain on display through September and will be available for sale. See attached flyer for more information.”
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Doxacon Seattle – Where Faith and Truth meets Science Fiction and Fantasy Aug 2014, Plan Now!


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Where Faith & Truth Meet Science Fiction & Fantasy–In Seattle!
What is Doxacon (FB)?  Ask no more. A group of west coast “Geek Orthodox” were inspired by last year’s invent and have officially announced “Doxacon Seattle” for August 22-24.

“In the shadow of Mount Rainier, between the magnificent Cascades and the majestic Olympics, the Geek Orthodox of Seattle want you to join us for a weekend of services, presentations, and fellowship. Doxacon Seattle promises to be an amazing opportunity for learning and deepening our faith.

Hear talks about the spiritual dimensions of popular culture staples such as Star TrekHarry PotterBattlestar Galactica, or Firefly. Hear about the theological implications of Doctor WhoThe Lord of the Rings, or Babylon 5. Participate in some rousing and edifying discussion on topics such as children’s fantasy literature, gaming (tabletop and video), and the difference between Fantasy and fantasy. Won’t you please come to our shindig!

If you’re interested in attending or presenting, please contact us: at info.doxaconseattle@gmail.com or call 805-689-2459.” (from Doxacon website)

DOXACON PRIME–Washington D.C.
For those on the east coast, the original Doxacon team, which will now be known as “Doxacon Prime”, are in the works for planning the next one in 2015 in the heart of Washington D.C. itself–yes, we will just walk, drive, or take Metro to Mordor! Plans are still in the beginning stages and once Doxacon Seattle has passed, we will release more information for Doxacon Prime 2015. For those who know they will attend Doxacon Prime 2015 and would like to be considered as a presenter, please email Doxacon Prime chair, Daniel Silver at danield.silver@gmail.com with your topic of interest.
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Special Icon, Woodcarving and Embroidery Workshops to be held May- Sept 2014


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is offering a special Combination class of Iconography, Iconic Woodcarving, and Embroidery.  These classes are not a NW sponsored event but there are a number of talented Artisans here who might be interested in attending this unique opportunity.  General 2014 flyer   It is not too late to sign up for the May class!

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The Classical Learning Resource Center 2014 Fall Enrollment has Begun!


A Joyous Lent to All!

The Classical Learning Resource Center (FB) “Fall Term Registration Opening Soon!

Is it Spring?

The snow is melting, the birds are singing, and the chickens are still laying lots of eggs!  We’re hoping that spring is really here and we don’t return to a few more weeks of winter.  As the sun comes out, and the warmth returns, our goats love to sit outside and bask in its rays.  It’s time like this that I begin to wish I were a goat!

CLRC Fall 2014 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for CLRC Greek, Latin, and Literature and Composition classes.  We still have a few more fall classes we’re working on, and will get information on those to you soon, but the core language and literature classes are ready to go.  With 9 levels of Latin, 7 levels of Literature and Composition, and 5 levels of Classical Greek we have a fit for everyone!  For Course Descriptions and Registration information visit the CLRC website here: Classical Learning Resource Center

CLRC Summer Registration to Open Soon

We’ll write again soon with more information about our summer classes – including a survey to get feedback from you as to the summer classes you’d most like to see offered by the CLRC.  We’ll be offering some old favorites and some exciting new possibilities as well.  Keep your eyes out for that and please feel free to share it with your friends and homeschool groups when it comes out.

Live, Interactive, Online Classes with Exceptional Faculty

CLRC online classes are live, interactive, and available to anyone with internet access. All CLRC faculty have advanced degrees (Masters, Ph.D., or Teaching Credential) and extensive teaching experience.  You’ll find biographical sketches of our outstanding faculty here: CLRC Faculty

Enrollment

Class schedules, enrollment information and more are available on the Classical Learning Resource Center website here:http://clrchomeschool.com/.

Please forward to anyone else that might be interested in CLRC classes!”

Of all holy works, the education of children is the most holy. 

- St. Theophan the Recluse

Additionally CLRC Greek and Latin instructor, Anne Van Fossen, was  interviewed on Ancient Faith Radio.  To hear her interview click here.

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Enroll Now for Fall at Agia Sophia Academy- Beaverton, OR 2014


A Joyous Lent to All!  Metropolitan Philip Memory Eternal!

Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed)  has limited openings for the Fall 2014!  Visit our website for more information, to download an application, or to schedule a tour of Oregon’s only Orthodox Christian School!  www.ASApdx.org.

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Icon Workshop with Deacon Matthew Garrett in Steamboat Springs, Colorado July 21-25th, 2014


A Joyous Lent to All!

Icon Workshop with the NW’s own  Deacon Matthew Garrett in Colorado:  If you have Orthodox artists friends in the area please let them know:  

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From a Previous Post:  The Idaho Statesman had a front page article on Nov 5, 2011 about the Northwest’s own Boise Iconographer Deacon Matthew Garrett entitled; “Faces of faith: Orthodox Christian iconographer in Boise is part of an ancient tradition.”  More of his work can be seen by visiting his website Holy Icons, and his blog-Holy Icons an Iconographers blog.  He also just published a book “Sanctify those Who Love the Beauty of Thy House” image on the right.  “More than a Piece of Art” is another article on Mr. Garrett and his Iconography that was done for a Church in West Virginia by the  Register Herald in Beckley, WV.

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Orthodox Christian Mission Center 2014 Teams Opportunities Available Now!


Happy Maslenitsa!

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2014   Orthodox Christian Mission CenterOCMC  Mission Team Opportunities Now Available!!!

OCMC’s 2014 Short-Term Mission Team opportunities are now available! All Orthodox 2014_Teams_MedallionChristians seeking to share in a journey of faith and fulfill the mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ are invited to participate on OCMC Orthodox Mission Teams. The upcoming year’s teams are:

Alaska - Youth ministry (Ouzinkie) July 18 – July 27
Albania - Mission Institute (Tirana) (TBD)
Albania - Children’s Home of Hope youth ministry June 16 – July 1
Albania - Womens’ retreats (Tirana) August 11 – August 24
Ghana - Teaching; celebrate the 25-year anniversary Aug. 2 – 16
Guatemala - Hogar Rafael Ayau youth ministry  July 10 -July 21,
Kenya - Teaching (Nairobi) June 4 – June 14
Kenya - Construction, catechism, & health care June 17 – July 1 & June 24 – July 11
Moldova - Womens’ retreats (Orhei) April 28 – May 6
Moldova - Youth camp (Orhei) July 12 – July 23
Tanzania - Health care outreach (Bukoba) May 12 – 23
Tanzania - Clergy retreats (Bukoba) October 27 – November 8
Uganda - Stewardship training (Kampala) October 27 – November 8
Uganda - Health care & education (Gulu) Aug. 1

(OrthodoxNorthwest asks all to pray for peace in the Ukraine and Russia, for all those suffering throughout the world for the sake of the Gospel, and for our world leaders for wisdom in these difficult times.)

For the peace from above, and the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

For the peace of the whole world, the good estate of the holy churches of God, and the union of all, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

That we may be delivered from all tribulation, wrath, and necessity, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

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Icon Workshop with Deacon Matthew Garrett in Billings, Montana August 11-15th, 2014


Icon Workshop with the NW’s own  Deacon Matthew Garrett at St Nicholas of South Canaan, in Billings Montana.

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From a Previous Post:  The Idaho Statesman had a front page article on Nov 5, 2011 about the Northwest’s own Boise Iconographer Deacon Matthew Garrett entitled; “Faces of faith: Orthodox Christian iconographer in Boise is part of an ancient tradition.”  More of his work can be seen by visiting his website Holy Icons, and his blog-Holy Icons an Iconographers blog.  He also just published a book “Sanctify those Who Love the Beauty of Thy House” image on the right.  “More than a Piece of Art” is another article on Mr. Garrett and his Iconography that was done for a Church in West Virginia by the  Register Herald in Beckley, WV.

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St John the WonderWorker Orthodox Family Camp Dates Announced; Plan Now! (Aug 17-22, 2014)


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St John the Wonderworker Family Camp (FB)Families and singles alike, you are invited to attend Pan-Orthodox Family Camp, August 17 (Sunday afternoon) to Aug. 22 (Friday morning). We will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration on Tuesday, August 19. The location is the same as last year (Sky Camp near Eugene, OR). Stay tuned for more information.2014 Family Camp Save

Below is pictures from last years flier.  The info is not current but the pictures give you an idea of what it is like.

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What is Family camp?

Family camp is an Orthodox camp for the whole family. It is an opportunity to gather with other Orthodox Christians of the Northwest and pray, learn, play, and fellowship together. There are activities for everyone: for the kids of all ages, talks for the adults, and an opportunity to make new friends and renew old friendships for all: There are fun activities for children, teens, young adults, parents, and grandparents.

Where is family camp?

The Family camp is located near Eugene Oregon at a beautiful lakeside Kiwanis camp.

Why go to family camp?

The St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp offers the opportunity to retreat from the world and set aside time for prayer, fellowship, classes, and other ways of building the Faith for those who may not have the resources or time to travel to a monastery or other place of pilgrimage. World-class speakers and teachers and helpers experienced with working with children contribute to a full experience of the Church in a beautiful wilderness setting. Every day we gather together to pray Matins, Vespers, and Compline and we always have a mid-week Divine Liturgy. We also have a special children’s Vespers, where the kids get a hands-on opportunity to participate in a service.

Family camp is also a fun place for children of all ages.  Children, teens and adults will have age appropriate seminars, activities and crafts in an environment that will build their understanding of the Orthodox faith.

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Cesar Hadrian listening to the Charges against the Christians Family Camp From the Production of St Eustathios Placidas.  All the sets were painted by the performers.  2010 All Rights Reserved

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“United Kingdom and Italy / Greece Study Tours” with The Classical Learning Resource Center June and August 2014


A Joyous Nativity Fast to All!

The Classical Learning Resource Center (FB) presents their Summer Tours:

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Of all holy works, the education of children is the most holy. 

- St. Theophan the Recluse

Additionally CLRC Greek and Latin instructor, Anne Van Fossen, was  interviewed on Ancient Faith Radio.  To hear her interview click here.

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——-Old Posts Below Upcoming Events Above——-


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!

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Sunset silhoutte of St Spiridon Cathedral in Seattle posted Oct 5th on their Facebook Page. Many Thanks to John Michael and the Parish of St Spiridon for permission to use on OrthodoxNorthwest. (All rights reserved)

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Opa! Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Missoula, Montana July 12, 2014


Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Missoula, Montana (FB) is having their Greek Festival!

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“Πρώτη φορά νονός / First Time Godfather” Presented By The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum in Portland July 12th, 2014


 

Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) (FB) and Holy Trinity Cathedral      Portland, Oregon (FB). present:

 

Proti fora Nonos flyer for Summer 2014

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KLIROS Auditions, Sunday, July 6, 2014 at St Nicholas in Portland, OR


Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland!

KLIROS  (FB), Portland’s semi-professional mixed chorus specializing in Orthodox liturgical music, will host auditions for new singers Sunday, July 6 at 6pm, St. Nicholas Church, (FB) 2210 SW Dolph Court, Portland, Oregon.

Singers should be adept at music reading and experienced in choral singing. Interested singers can contact Tracey Edson (Rdr. John), Director, at tryedson@aol.com / 503-421-0488 for more information.

Singers are joined by members of Capella Romana, as well as other professional singers.

KLIROS will be singing Great Vespers for the holy martyrs Probus, Tarachus & Adronichus, Saturday, October 11, 6pm at St. Nicholas with music composed by Tchaikovsky.  Ordinary service parts in Slavonic, propers in English.

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NW Greek Open Golf Tourney-Seattle, July 18th, 2014


NW Greek Open Golf Tournament - July 18 

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The 2014  St. Demetrios “NW Greek Open 2014″ golf tournament will be at Redmond Ridge Golf Course on Friday July 18, 2014.  greekopenflyer2014

 

The charities benefiting from this event will be:

  • The Boyer Children’s Clinic is a non-profit therapy and early childhood educational facility located in Seattle, serving children from birth to teen years who have neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy or delay in development.
  • The Philanthropia Foundation an Orthodox Christian non-profit  organization providing senior housing in the Seattle community.
  • St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery at Goldendale, Washington to provide funds for construction of a chapel.

Greek dinner follows golf. $150 Player Fee/$100 for players under 30 includes Golf, Cart, Range Balls, Raffle Prizes and Greek Dinner.

$500 Sponsor Fee which will entitle you, your family or firm to a Hole Sponsorship Sign prominently placed at one of the holes.
Please provide player list and full color logo as you would like it displayed on the sign in .eps or .jpeg no later than July 8 to nwgreekgolf@gmail.com or gtreperinas@karrtuttle.com


Payment options include

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Oregon Bach Festival-Sacred Music Performing June-July, 2014


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Oregon Bach Festival presents Sacred Music:

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(use coupon code “Sacred”)

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From Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage In Defense of Human Life Bringing a Copy of the “Black Madonna Icon to Kirkland Wa July 9-10th


AfterFeast of Pentecost St. Macrina, grandmother of St. Basil the Great (4th c.)

The From Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage In Defense of Human Life brings “a replica of the  world-famous “Black Madonna” icon (also known as Our Lady of Czestochowa) to Seattle’s Eastside in early July. The visit is one stop in a global pilgrimage that began in January 2012 and has encompassed 26 countries so far. The icon reached the U.S. in August 2013, and will continue to Central and South America after leaving the U.S. In Kirkland the icon will be displayed at St. Katherine Orthodox Church, 14216 132nd Ave, N.E., Kirkland, WA 98034, for two events – an Akathist (prayer service) on Wednesday evening, July 9 at 7 pm, and a Divine Liturgy Thursday morning, July 10 at 9 am.

This is part of a global tour of this magnificent replica icon, which is on a pilgrimage to visit Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches throughout the U.S., Europe, Russia, and Latin America. The purpose of the tour is to strengthen Orthodox and Catholic unity in defense of human life, and to increase awareness among the faithful for the urgency of the cause. Human Life International (HLI), a Catholic pro-life organization, is sponsoring the North American leg of the tour. Orthodox leaders, including Metropolitan Tikhon of the Orthodox Church in America and Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church, have endorsed the pilgrimage…”Black Madonna-StKatherineOrthodoxChurch-Press Release,  St.Katherine Orth Church-Icon Visit flyer

An explanation of the reason for the Pilgrimage here.  The Didaches ( teaching of the 12 on of the oldest Christian documents) teaching on how a Christian should live here.

 

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St.Katherine Orth Church-Icon Visit flyer

This Video shows the arrival to the Russian Cathedral in London.  (Not very good video quality)

Links in support of the Right to Life:

“All the sins against humanity, abortion, euthanasia, war, violence, and victimization of all kinds, are the results of depersonalization.” Excerpt of ArchPastoral Message  Metropolitan Jonah 2009

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Please note OrthodoxNorthwest holds to Church tradition and does not advocate Joint prayer services with non Orthodox Christians.  But honoring the Mother of God in an Icon revered in East and West and asking for her assistance in pricking our consciences and turning us from darkness to light, seems only right.  Indeed the Roman Catholics in their efforts in support of the unborn has put us to shame.  Editor

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St John the Forerunner Monastery will be Celebrating their Feast Day June 23 – 24th, 2014


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St John the Forerunner Monastery in Goldendale, Washington is celebrating their Feast Day all are invited.  If you have never visited the Monastery, I recommend it.  The kindness, faith and prayerfulness of the Sisterhood never fails to impress and encourage one’s own dedication to Our Lord, and the wish to “fight the good fight.”   Feastday Invitation 2014.1docx

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Sunday Snapshot: Ordination to the Holy Priesthood at St Silouan’s Walla Walla WA, June 1st, 2014


Joyous Pentecost to All!

Deacon Silouan was ordained to the Priesthood at St Silouan Orthodox Church in Walla Walla, Washington by Abp. Kyrill on Sunday June 1, 2014 / May 19, 2014
Seventh Sunday of Pascha: The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council.  (If more pictures become available they will be added)  Many Years!!!

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Abp Kyrill blessing with Fr Athanasius and the newly ordained Fr Silouan on abp left. Many Years Fr Silouan !!! Photo courtesy of John C. -many thanks and all rights reserved.

 

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Many Years Fr Silouan !!! Photo courtesy of John C. -many thanks and all rights reserved.

From a previous post:  Fr Silouan and St Silouan Parish were featured in a brief overview video by a student at Whitman College.  Commentary is provided by the parish Deacon Fr  Silouan.

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A Joyous Pentecost to All! 2014


A Joyous Pentecost and Spirit Week to All!

 

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The Descent of the Holy
Spirit Icon.  Image from Wikepedia.

Pentecost, Troparion, Tone VIII —
Blessed art Thou, Christ our God, Who didst make the fishermen wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them didst draw the world into Thy net. Lover of men, glory to Thee.

Kontakion, Tone VIII —
When the Most High came down and confused the tongues, He divided the nations, but when He distributed the tongues of fire, He called all to unity. And with one accord we glorify the All-Holy Spirit.

 

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СРПСКИ ДАНИ/Serbian Days June 7-8, 2014 at St Michael in Burnaby, BC, Canada



The Parish of St Michael the Archangel/
СРПСКА ПРАВОСЛАВНА  ЦРКВА  СВ. АРХАНГЕЛ  МИХАИЛО  -  ВАНКУВЕР  (FBin Burnaby, BC., presents: СРПСКИ ДАНИ 2014  7-8. ЈУНА

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St Demetrios Folk Dance Glendi! Seattle May 31, 2014


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St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle, WA (FB) presents:

Annual Spring Dinner Dance - Saturday, May 31

Everyone is invited to our Dance Groups’ annual Folk Dance Glendi on Saturday, May 31st at the St. Demetrios Community Center.

  • 5:30-6:30 Social hour
  • 6:30-7:30 Dinner
  • 7:30 Performances by all dance groups
  • 8:30 Everyone dances

Donation: $20.00 per adult   Contact  Maria Barbas at 206-631-2500 for more information.

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