Joyous Feast of St Nicholas to All! Dec 6/19th 2014

A Joyous Feast to all!  St Nicholas guard us with your prayers!

Thy works of justice did reveal thee to thy community as a canon of faith, the likeness of humility and the teacher of abstinence, O father and great Bishop Nicholas. Wherefore by humility thou didst achieve exaltation, and by thy meekness wealth; intercede therefore with Christ that He will save our souls. Troparion in the 4th Tone to St. Nicholas

Above Image of St. Nicholas “Lipensky” (from Lipnya Church of St. Nicholas in Novgorod)  Northwest Parishes dedicated to St Nicholas:

Churches dedicated to St. Nicholas in the NW are Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle,  Sfântul Nicolae in BC, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Portland,  St Nicholas and Dimitrios in Vancouver, BC,  St Nicholas in Vancouver, BC,  St Nicholas in Tacoma, and St Nicholas Western Rite Parish in Spokane.

Since today is a such a Joyous Day,  I am including this lovely video in honor of St Nicholas.  The video has nothing to do with the NW, but it does honor St Nicholas and is a beautifully done and uplifting.  Enjoy and a Joyous Feast to all!

Looking for ideas, crafts, songs, or wish to learn more about St Nicholas and how he is celebrated around the world.  Check out the St. Nicholas Center a portal of info for everyones favorite Saint.

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Carol of the Bells and other Christmas Music with СЕРПАНОК/Serpanok and АЛХИМЕЯ/Alchymeia Saturday Dec 20, 2014 Medina, Washington

The Ukrainian Association of Washington presents Serpanok Ukrainian Chorus and Alchymeia Folk Ensemble singing Carols!


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St Nicholas is Coming Soon!!! Are You Ready? 2014

 A Joyous Nativity Fast to All!

St Nicholas is fast approaching–are you ready?

Looking for ideas, crafts, songs, or wish to learn more about St Nicholas and how he is celebrated around the world?  Check out the St. Nicholas Center a portal of info for everyones favorite Saint.

St. Nicholas - Discovering the Truth About Santa Claus

A video on the life of St Nicholas.

The famous Hymn to St Nicholas!  You have to sing it the night before if you want a treat in your shoes in the morning!

O kto, kto Nikolaja l’ubit, O kto, kto Nikolaju služit, :Tomu svjatyj Nikolaj Na vsjakij čas pomahaj, Nikolaj, Nikolaj:

O who loves Nicholas, the saintly, O who serves Nicholas,the saintly, Him will Nicholas receive, And give help in time of need, Nicholas, Nicholas.

O kto, kto živet v jeho dvory Pomoščnik na zeml’i i mor’i. :Izmet jeho ot napasti Ne dast’ jemu v hr’ichi v pasti Nikolaj, Nikolaj.:

O who dwells in God’s holy mansions, Is our help on the land and oceans. He will guard us from all ills, Keep us pure and free from sins, Nicholas, Nicholas.

Colindul Sfantului Nicolae–just because it is Beautiful!!!  If anyone has the words and wishes to share them I will be happy to post them.

So doesn’t that give you a feeling of Xmas coming?

Churches dedicated to St. Nicholas in the NW are Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle,  Sfântul Nicolae in BC, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Portland,  St Nicholas and Dimitrios in Vancouver, BC,  St Nicholas in Vancouver, BC,  St Nicholas in Tacoma, and St Nicholas Western Rite Parish in Spokane.

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Attention College Students OCF College Conference West Dec 27-30, 2014

Nativity (St Phillip’s) Fast.  A Joyous Fast to All! 

tnOrthodox Christian Fellowship :   (FB)Presents:  Please not the NW own Abbot Tryphon of All Merciful Savior Monastery is the Keynote Speaker!

Greetings in Christ!
My name is Nicholas Wacks and I’m the Mountain Regional Student Leader for Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF). Coming up at the end of December is OCF’s College Conference West at Saint Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap CA, and we’re looking to get as many college students in our region to attend as possible! 
What is College Conference?
College Conference is an amazing gathering of college students from across North America for four days of:
Fellowship: meet new people and make lasting friendships.
Worship: experience the beautiful liturgical services at Life Giving Spring Monastery, as well as special prayer services together as a group.
Education: Listen, discuss, and participate in engaging workshops led by notable speakers on topics relevant to living as Christians in the modern day.
It’s going to be a wonderful time, and I would love to see my fellow students join me, so I humbly ask that you:
1. Use the attached fliers for your church bulletin or church website.
2. Make regular announcements about College Conference after liturgy.
3. Spread the word to all the college students and young adults that you know!

If you have any questions or need more information, such as where transportation will be available from, please contact myself or our conference chairwoman Alyssa Hoffberg at

Thank you for your help!
In Christ,
Nicholas Wacks
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A Joyous Nativity Fast to All! (2014)

Beginning of Nativity (St Philip’s) Fast 2014 Repose of St Herman of Alaska A Joyous Fast to All!

May the wonder of His birth, and marvellous, condescension of His Love, inspire us all this Nativity Fast.
“For this He assumed my body, that I may become capable of His Word; taking my flesh, He gives me His spirit; and so He bestowing and I receiving, He prepares for me the treasure of Life. He takes my flesh, to sanctify me; He gives me His Spirit, that He may save me.” St John Chrysostom Homily on Nativity Morning

A Joyous Nativity Fast to All!  Here are some NW recipe sites to help with the fast.

Come and Dine the recipe blog of St Sophia’s parish in Victoria, BC.

St Aidan’s Cookbook the recipe blog of St Aidan’s parish in Cranbrook, BC.

Holy Apostles’ Lenten Cookbook the website recipe section of Holy Apostles in Vancouver, WA.

St John the Baptist Parish Cookbook the website recipe section of St John the Baptist in Beaverton, OR.

The Monastery Kitchen the website recipe section  of  All Saints  Monastery in Dewdney, BC.

Lenten Recipes from St Seraphim’s in Boise, ID.

The Fast is a time to increase our Charity.  Indeed all of us will receive mail from groups we have never heard of so I have enclosed a link to Charity Watch so you can see how some larger Charities fare:

Charity Watch–Helping you give wisely to charity.

Here are a few charities that one may want to remember:

Haiti Orthodox Family Relief–The Russian Mission to Haiti is run on a shoestring, the Priests and teachers need assistance.  This is one Charity that will not overwhelm you with requests and mailers.

Hands of Humanity–REACH OUT AND CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES! The Life You Change May Be Your Own!  A Local NW Charity that helps Haiti and other Central American Countries.
“Men Anpil Chay Pa Lou” (Many hands make the load lighter) – Haitian Proverb

Camp Agape NW–A local NW  organization that supports children with cancer and their families.

Hogar Rafael Ayou–The Guatemalen Orphanage run by nuns.  Several NW families have adopted from or visited this orphanage and have only good things to say.

There are far more that could be listed including your local diocese, parish and monastery.  But I pray these may be listed without offense to others.

“When the fast makes its appearance, like a kind of spiritual summer, let us soldiers burnish our weapons, and as harvesters sharpen our sickles, and as sailors order our thoughts against the waves of extravagant desires, and as travellers set out on the journey towards heaven…I speak not of such a fast as most men keep, but of real fasting; not merely abstinence from meats, but from sins as well…. Fasting is medicine. But like all medicines, though it be very profitable to the person who knows how to use it, it frequently becomes useless (and even harmful) in the hands of him who is unskilled in its use….For the honor of fasting consists not in abstinence from food, but in withdrawing from sinful practices, since he who limits his fasting only to abstinence from meats is one who especially disparages fasting.
Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works. By what kind of works? If you see a poor man, take pity on him. If you see an enemy, be reconciled to him. If you see a friend gaining honor, do not be jealous of him. If you see a beautiful woman, pass her by. And let not only the mouth fast, but also the eye and the ear and the hands and all members of your bodies.
Let your hands fast by being pure from plundering and avarice. Let the feet fast by ceasing from running to unlawful spectacles. Let the eyes fast, being taught never to fix themselves with strange beauties. For looking is the food of the eyes, but if it be such as is unlawful or forbidden, it mars the fast and upsets the whole safety of the soul…For it would be among things most absurd to abstain from lawful food because of the fast, but with the eyes to touch what is even forbidden!…Let the ear fast also. The fasting of the ear consists in refusing to receive evil speaking and calumnies…. Let the mouth also fast from disgraceful speeches and railings. For what does it profit if we abstain from fish and fowl and yet bite and devour our brothers?”  (From Parish Bulletin of the Parish of the Holy Cross-Yakima, Wa 2012)

The Beautiful post and image below is from Holy Apostles Church in Shoreline, Washington, as seen first on their FB page 2013.  It encapsulates the meaning of the Fast!


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St Nicholas Family Night Dec 7th, 2014 at St Johns in Post Falls, Idaho

St John the Baptist in Post Falls, Idaho is sponsoring:



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Special One Day Retreat with Metropolitan Nikitas Dec 13, 2014 at St Sophia GOC Bellingham, WA

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

For Directions and other information, visit or call 360-734-8745.


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Christmas Performance at Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR Dec 10th, 2014

Great-martyr Stephen-Urosh III of Dechani, Serbia (1331) (Serbia).
and St. Martin the Merciful, bishop of Tours (397).

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.

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Upcoming Youth Retreat Camp Berachah in Auburn, Washington! Register Now! Now For Feb 14-16th, 2015

Great-martyr Stephen-Urosh III of Dechani, Serbia (1331) (Serbia).
And St. Martin the Merciful, bishop of Tours (397).

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

Please register on-line at  Retreat information can be found on our website:  and volunteers can register   at  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

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LYRA Vocal Ensemble is Coming to the US in 2015 Contact Them to Perform At Your Parish A Wonderful Evangelistic Opportunity

LYRA a Musical Group based in St Petersburg is planning its US tour.  You can make arrangements for them to visit your parish or town.  What a wonderful way to help spread the faith.
“Dear friends,
In May 2015, a Russian vocal group “LYRA” is going to the US with a concert tour. LYRA is a group of 5 members (females and males) who are professional opera singers or professional musicians of other music occupations. In 2001 we were awarded the Montreux (Switzerland) international choral festival diploma. In 2005 our group was also a winner of Coleraine International Choral Festival (Northern Ireland).
The main aim of our activity is to make Russian Church music well known in other countries by concerts and singing in ecumenical worships, and also to bring traditions of Russian folk music to people who are interested in Russia, its history and its culture. Our group regularly goes with concert tours to the US and European countries (Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, England, Ireland).
Now we are trying to get in touch with parishes, musicians, music organizations and all people in your country who are interested in a cappella music. If you want to meet richness of Russian musical heritage and invite our group to your church please contact us simply by answering this mail. This will be a great and unique experience for your congregation and community.
Every year, since 2001, we tour around the US. Over 150000 Americans have listened to us and could prove the quality of our performance. We have made friends with many people who, we are sure, will be glad to say a word for us. We will be delighted to provide you with some references.
If you have any questions we would be happy to answer all of them. At your request we can pleasantly send you some WEB links with VIDEO recordings of our singing from the concerts in the past.
We would be happy to sing for you and your community.
Kind regards,
LYRA vocal group
St. Petersburg, Russia”
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Universal Exaltation of the Cross and the Rise of Islam 2014

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.”[3] 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…”.[4]


This Meditation below was found on the Facing Islam Blog, but was originally posted on; Orthodox Christian Meditations by Fr Stephen Kostoff.  The original article can be viewed here:

Dear Parish Faithful & Friends in Christ,

We are approaching the Feast Day of The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross – to give the Feast its full title – this coming Sunday, September 14. This is the day that we liturgically commemorate and venerate the Cross that will be placed in the middle of the church toward the end of Great Vespers on Saturday evening.   The Feast will then have a full “octave” for its celebration – thus making it an eight-day Feast which serves to stress the importance of the Cross in the life of the Church and in our personal  lives.  To further turn our attention toward the Cross, we recall the Third Sunday of Great Lent – the Adoration of the Cross; and the less well-observed Feast of the Procession of the Cross on August 1.  And, importantly, every Wednesday and Friday is a day of commemorating the Cross, one of the reasons that we fast on those two days on a weekly basis.
Prominent though that the Cross may be for Christians, it is the Apostle Paul who very succinctly and profoundly captured the unbelieving world’s attitude toward the Cross in his well-known text:

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)

This leads the Apostle to one of his most astonishing and paradoxical insights:

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.  (I COR. 1:26)

The “scandal” for the unbelieving Jew would be the claim that the Messiah was crucified.  The “folly” for the Greek/Gentile would be the claim that the divine would even enter the realm of flesh and blood and “become” human, let alone suffer death on a cross.  Yet God, in and through Christ, transformed what is shameful, weak, lowly and despised – a crucified man – into “our righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (I COR. 1:30)  The entire passage of I COR. 1:18-31 deserves careful, close and constant study.
It remains fascinating, and highly instructive, that even non-Christians who profess to have a great respect for Jesus Christ, struggle terribly with the scandal of the Cross.   This is clearly the case with Islam.  Jesus is treated with great respect in many passages in the Qur’an:  even to the point of acknowledging His virginal conception in a passage that clearly resembles the Annunciation form the Gospel According to St. Luke! (Qur’an, 3:45-47)  However, the Crucifixion is treated in a way that bears no resemblance to the Gospel accounts:

“yet they did not slay him, neither crucify him, only a likeness of that was shown to them.” (Qur’an 4:156-159)

The Muslims believe that someone else – a figure unidentified by the Qur’an – was crucified in the place of Christ, but not Jesus Himself.  The Muslim scholar Dr. Maneh Al-Johani wrote:  “The Qur’an does not elaborate on this point, nor does it give any answer to this question.”
Clearly, the “scandal” of the Cross is too much for Muslim sensibilities, since Jesus is for them a great prophet sent by God.  Muslims further believe that Jesus was raised to Heaven, yet before He died, clearly an odd teaching that again is meant to completely distance Jesus from His crucifixion.  If there is anything that is agreed upon today among New Testament scholars – believers and skeptics alike – it is that Jesus of Nazareth was put to death by crucifixion by orders of Pontius Pilate in the early 30’s of the Christian era.  This lends a certain fantastic quality to these claims of the Qur’an.
There is a close resemblance here with an early Christian heresy known asdocetism from the Gk. word meaning “to appear.”  In other words, it only “appeared” that Christ was actually crucified and died on the Cross.  St. Ignatius of Antioch (+c. 110) vehemently rejected this heresy in its initial inception, early in the 2nd c.

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)

St. Ignatius very poignantly asks: what is the purpose of suffering martyrdom for the Lord (as he did in the Roman arena) if the sufferings of Christ were an illusion?   Should a Christian suffer in the flesh if his Lord did not?

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)

We do not “worship” the Cross.  We worship the One Who was crucified upon the Cross for our salvation.  Indeed, with the Apostle Paul we call Him the “Lord of glory.” (I COR. 2:8)   Jesus Christ was not merely a prophet in a chain of prophets sent by God.  He is the fulfillment of the prophetic testimony to His coming, as He is the fulfillment of the Law.  (MATT. 5:17) There are no prophets to follow Him with any further additions to the Christian revelation.  We believe, as we chant in the Second Antiphon of the Liturgy, that He is the “Only-begotten Son and immortal Word of God … Who without change didst become man and was crucified.”  The Cross remains “an unconquerable token of victory,” and  “an invincible shield.”  In fact, it is for this reason that in our practice, we,

kiss with joy the Wood of salvation, on which was stretched Christ the Redeemer.  (Small Vespers)

Christianity does not exist because of what it holds in common with other great world religions, but because of what is unique and distinctive about it, primarily the Incarnation, redemptive Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It is because of our love for Christ that beginning on the personal level, we must promote and practice mutual respect, tolerance and peaceful co-existence with sincerely believing people of other religions.  I see no other way for those who claim to follow the crucified Lord of glory.  However, this should in no way undermine our sense of Christian distinctiveness – “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (ACTS 4:12) – but actually demonstrate our loyalty to Christ Who never compels but invites – with outstretched arms upon the Cross.
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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!


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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Handel’s Messiah with the Portland Baroque Orchestra Dec 12-15th, 2014

Choral Glory

Portland Baroque Orchestra (PBO) presents:


“For over 25 years PBO’s Messiah performances have been a Portland tradition.  Continue that tradition or start one with your family this year.  Many sections sellout over Thanksgiving weekend, so get your tickets early!

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UPDATE: Good tickets remain for Friday (Dec. 12), Saturday, (Dec. 13–call soon!), and Monday (Dec. 15, Highlights of Messiah).

Sunday’s matinee (Dec. 14) is sold out. Limited seats may be available at the door only.

Tickets Here

PBO’s performances of Handel’s Messiah are a Portland holiday tradition. Order your tickets here. All performances are at the First Baptist Church.
Or call 503-222-6000.

The Complete Oratorio (3 hrs in length)
Fri Dec 12 7:30pm
Sat Dec 13 7:30pm
Sun Dec 14 4:00pm

Highlights for Christmas (2 hrs in length)
Mon Dec 15 7:30pm

John Butt, guest conductor (UK)
Cappella Romana, chorus
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Abigail Nims, alto
Colin Balzer, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass

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Greek Food and Grocery FundRaiser for OCMC At Assumption Parish Dec 13 -14, 2014

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Seattle will host a fundraiser for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center:  Stock up for Christmas!

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Nativity Fast Retreat (Teen Night Friday) with Fr Josiah Trenham, Dec 12-13, 2014 in Yakima, WA

Nativity Fast-A Joyous Fast to All!

Holy Cross Parish in Yakima is sponsoring its annual Nativity Fast retreat.  The speaker Fr. Josiah is a college professor and Parish Priest of St Andrew’s in Riverside, California.  He is well known for his dynamic and compelling presentations.   He publishes a blog and newsletter called: The Arena that deals with the issues of modern world.

Holy Cross has sponsored several retreats over the last few years.  These talks by a number of different speakers include Mother Cassiana, Fr Dimitrios Carrallas, Fr Daniel Byantero, Constantine Zalalas, Fr John Bethancourt and Fr Josiah, to name a few, are archived on their website.

*Please note that the start time on Saturday, Dec. 13, will be 9:30am and that we will have lunch together in the Fellowship Hall following the 2  session. We hope to see you there!


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St Sava’s is Hosting Lectures by Priest Monk Dr Milos Vesin of Libertyville, Theological School, Nov 28 -29, 2014 in Vancouver, BC

Beginning of Nativity (St Philip’s) Fast 2014 Repose of St Herman of Alaska A Joyous Fast to All!

СВЕТИ САВА /St Sava’s in Vancouver, BC (FB) presents:  Apologies for the late notice I just learned of this:


Браћо и сестре,
Срдачно Вас позивамо на духовна и академска предавања нашег драгог протојереја-ставрофора др Милоша Весина.

Петак, 28. новембар 2014. године
19:00 часова – предавање на енглеском језику: The role of guilt in the life of Christians”

Субота, 29. новембар 2014. године
18:00 часова – Вечерње богослужење
19:00 часова – предавање на српском језику: ”Како на најбољи начин умножити и другима дати своје таленте”

Велика сала Цркве Светог Саве, 505 East 63rd Avenue, Vancouver
 Улаз: слободан (добровољни прилог)

Добро нам дошли!

Brothers and sisters,

We cordially invite you to spiritual and academic lectures presented by our dear protopresbyter stavrophor Dr. Milos Vesin.

Friday, November 28th, 2014
7 pm – Lecture in English: ‘’The role of guilt in the life of Christians”

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
6 pm – Vespers
7 pm – Lecture in Serbian: Како на најбољи начин умножити и другима дати своје таленте”

Saint Sava’s Church Hall, 505 East 63rd Avenue, Vancouver
Entrance: free (donations are greatly appreciated)


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Barvinok Ukrainian Dancers Performing at Kirkland, WA Nov 30, 2014

Barvinok Ukrainian Dancers (FB) to perform

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Divine Liturgy Retreat at St John the Baptist in Beaverton, OR Nov 14-15th, 2014

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church presents:

Also, Logos Bookstore will be having its annual open house before and after the talks and during the breaks. All purchases are 20% off!

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Семинар по научному обоснованию христианской веры, 9 ноября at Holy New Martyrs of Russia Mulino, Oregon

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

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“Kisses to the Children” Film Screening A Movie About Jewish/Greek Children Sheltered by Greek Families-Nov 10th 2014 Seattle

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Kisses to the Children
Film Screening


Featuring a special Q&A with Director, Vassilis Loules
Presented by the UW Sephardic Studies Program and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies in cooperation with the Hellenic Studies Program at the University of Washington, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Onassis Foundation, and Majestic Bay Theaters
When & Where:
November 10th, 2014 at 7pm
Majestic Bay Theatres
2044 NW Market St., Seattle WA 9810
TICKETS ARE FREE  Reserve your tickets and find out more at Film synopsis: !is documentary film reveals the experiences of five Greek-Jewish children who were hidden by Christian families during the Holocaust. As adults, these survivors relate their experiences of the war and their many years in hiding. Using rare archival material, including amateur films by German soldiers and illegal footage shot by Greek patriots, Kisses to the Children beautifully depicts the life of the Greek Jewish
communities before and after German occupation.


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Jesse Brandow Missionary to Guatemala Will Lecture at several Churches in WA and OR, November 2014

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: 

An excellent article about the conversion of 300 Mayan Villages can be found at Roads to Emmaus Journal.  Scroll down to Issue #53 and you can order a back issue for $10.

What is God doing in Central America.

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


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