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!

General 2014 flyer


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“Nu Doar Cu Paie Va Trai Omul…”Concertulu Pre-Pascal din Aprilie 9, 2014 at Biserica Ortodoxa Romana “Sfanta Maria din Portland, Not Only with Bread Will Man Live… Orthodox Pre Paschal Concert with the the group “Spring”

A Joyous Lent to All!

Biserica Ortodoxa Sfanta Maria (FB) din Portland, Oregon presents:  “Nu Doar Cu Paie Va Trai Omul…”Concertulu Pre-Pascal din Aprilie 9, 2014.  (Oregon are doua Biserici Romanesti:  Biserica Ortodoxa Sfanta Maria, and   Descent of The Holy Spirit Romanian Church (FB).


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Global Family Alliance Needs Host Families in the Seattle Area for Ukrainian Children Affected by Chernoybl – Summer 2014!

A Joyous Lent to All!

The  Global Family Alliance (FB) is once again seeking host families.  What a wonderful opportunity for Orthodox Christian families of all jurisdictions to reach out to those in need!

“Last summer’s hosting program was a big success! 

The Global Family Alliance once again hoping to bring about 20 Ukrainian orphans to the Seattle area this summer for a 6 week medical/dental/cultural exchange visit , and are searching for host families, or people that may be willing to donate towards the cost of the summer hosting fees.”

What We Do
Global Family Alliance is an alliance of families actively seeking opportunities to improve the health and welfare of Ukrainian orphans and poverty-impacted families in Ukraine, especially those in areas affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Why We Do It
We believe that opening our hearts and homes to these children will have a short-term, long-term, and eternal impact. Our goal for children who participate in the health respite program is for them to return home with overall better health, certain medical needs met, an appreciation of the American culture and people, and a realization that they are valued and loved.

Care to Join Us?
Participating in the summer hosting program is a life-changing experience, not only for the Ukrainian children, but also for their host families. Other opportunities include donating items such as vitamins, shoes, clothing, school supplies & medical services. Financial contributions to the program help reduce the cost to host families and provide for additional children to participate in the program.

If anyone is interested, or would like more information about hosting program, please visit  the Global Family Alliance website www.globalfamilyalliance.com “

The website has some great photos of the kids arriving at SeaTac Airport.

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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


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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Metropolitan Philip has Reposed in the Lord: May his Memory be Eternal!

Metropolitan Philip has reposed in the Lord.  May His memory be eternal!  My condolences to the faithful of the Antiochan Archdiocese and to all Orthodox Christians in North America.  “Let us pray also for the repose of the souls of the servant of God Metropolitan Philip, who has fallen asleep , and that he may be pardoned all his sins, voluntary and involuntary.  Lord have mercy.  Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.”

From antiochian.org:

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, with great sadness, announces the passing unto life eternal of His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Philip, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America. May his memory be eternal! Details are forthcoming.

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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:  

Steamboat Springs details 2014pdf

Steamboat Springs 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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Orthodox Christian Mission Center 2014 Teams Opportunities Available Now!

Happy Maslenitsa!


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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Basics of Orthodoxy Lectures at St John’s in Beaverton, Oregon Feb 13-May 19th, 2014

Forefeast of the Meeting of Our Lord
St John the Baptist in Beaverton, Oregon is hosting their annual “Basics of Orthodoxy” an introduction to Orthodox Christianity class series.

“This series begins February 13, 2013 and runs thru May.  The first few classes are generally offered on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Then on Mondays during Great Lent, we have Great Compline at 6:00 p.m., followed by 7:00 p.m. class. A specific schedule is usually available by January 1st of each  year. You can also check the online parish calendar to see if classes have been scheduled.   2014 basics class

All are invited to attend!

2014 basics class 

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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.

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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“Jerusalem” the Movie Now Showing at the OMSI in Portland Feb-April 20th 2014

Jerusalem the movie (FB) is now showing  Feb-April 20′th at the Oregon Museum Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland.   There are supposed to be some wonderful shots of historic sites, and ancient Churches in the movie.  Click for Showtime information at the Empirical Theatre. 

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Filmed for the first time on Giant Screen theatres, JERUSALEM immerses audiences into one of the world’s most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Unprecedented access to the city’s holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make JERUSALEM a unique and stunning cinematic experience.

Our website, www.jerusalemthemovie.com, will give you some high level information on the project. The film has taken 5 years to make with the support of many leading institutions and foundations, as well as the blessing of all the communities in Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (“Star Trek into the Darkness,” PBS’s “Sherlock”), JERUSALEM gives audiences a rare glimpse of the storied city, as well as exclusive access to iconic holy sites—including the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, and the mountain fortress of Masada—and to little-known parts of the region. The 43-minute large format film was executive produced by the late Jake Eberts, legendary producer of movies such as “Gandhi,” “Chariots of Fire,” and “Dances with Wolves”; produced by Taran Davies, George Duffield and Daniel Ferguson; and written and directed by Daniel Ferguson. Large format industry veteran Reed Smoot, ASC, is Director of Photography.”

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Additional Teacher Needed for Expanding Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR for Fall 2014

Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed) is expanding and needs an additional teacher for the fall of 2014 Application Dealine is Feb 28th.  Full details are here:  Elementary Teaching Position Ad 2014

Elementary Teaching Position Ad 2014


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2014 Pan-Orthodox Liturgical Music Symposium June 12-15, in Kentucky Plan Now!


“Orthodox Liturgical Music Composition:(FB)  Fostering a Living Creative Tradition in the English-Speaking World”  (Click banner or flier to go to website)


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St Nicholas’ Garden Has Spring 2014 Openings for Homeschooling Orthodox Families in Milwaukie, Oregon

St. Nicholas’ Garden is a new Language Arts program for homeschooling Orthodox Christian families. Its’ focus is the Riggs method of instruction, otherwise known as The Writing Road to Reading. The program offers a one or two day per week option and includes instruction in the Orthodox Faith. Our property is a one acre urban farm in Milwaukie complete with swings, treehouse, sandbox, working garden, apiary and chickens.

Lots of room for little legs to stretch during recess as well as an opportunity for social time with other homeschooled children.

The program is taught by certified teacher and master teacher of Riggs, Brigid Gerard.
For further information please contact her @ 971-678-9550 or visit her website brigidtutors.com

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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.


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.


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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Divine Liturgy Broadcast Live From the NW’s Own Holy New Martyrs of Russia Mulino, Oregon

Sviatki. Fast-free  Forefeast of the Theophany.

Holy New Martyrs in Mulino, OR/Русская Православная Церковь Приход святых новомучеников Российских  (FB)

Новый проект: прямая трансляция из храма


Объявляем новый проект: прямая трансляция из храма.

Подключиться к прямой трансляции можно здесь:


Проект находится в стадии разработки, поэтому достут трансляции и её качество могут быть нестабильными.

Если Вы хотите помочь с этим проектом, пишите о. Сергию: Fr.Sergei.Sveshnikov@gmail.com

Расписание богослужений


Holy New Martyrs Church in Mulino, Oregon the first Parish dedicated to the New Martyrs. Photo by OrthoNW. All Rights Reserved.

The Parish Church of the Holy New Martyrs is sharing live broadcasts of its services.  What a blessing!-ed   This is a new feature and may have an unstable broadcast at times.  ( Your editor caught some of the broadcast last week and it was working well a couple of small stutters in sound were noted).  You can view services below:  Enjoy!!!


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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:

Visit Europe with the CLRC_FlyerVisit Italy + Greece with the CLRC_Flyer

Visit Europe with the CLRC_Flyer

Visit Italy + Greece with the CLRC_Flyer

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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College Students Plan Now for Spring Break Opportunities with OCF Spring 2014 (Guatemala, Honduras, LA, Constantinople, Project Mexico…)

For over 10 years, Orthodox Christian Fellowship has sent over a thousand College students around the world during Spring Break to serve those less fortunate, becoming lights of Christ to the world. Join other college-aged young adults from across the country in a team, lead by both a Clergy and Lay leader, who will grow and serve together on either a domestic or international trip.    Click Here  for more information




REAL BREAK Registration Opens 

RB Honduras - March 1-8, 2014
RB Detroit - March 1-7, 2014
RB Constantinople - March 7-14, 2014
RB Guatemala - March 8-15, 2014
RB New Orleans - March 16-22, 2014
RB Toronto - March 15-22, 2014
RB Romania - March 22-29, 2014
RB Alaska - March 22-29, 2014
RB LA Skid Row - March 24-28, 2014

Spots are limited —– REGISTER TODAY!
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St Katherine’s College is Hosting a Holy Land Pilgrimage June, 2014 “and You’re Invited”, Plan Now!

Saint Katherine CollegeSaint Katherine College (FB), the only independent Orthodox Christian College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land June 2014.  Plan Now!!!

Below are the first two pages of the itinerary from the flier.  Complete details here: HolyLand2014    (Please note; this Pilgrimage is open to all and not just students and their families-ed)

stkath holy land 2014 page 1

stkath holy land 2014 page 2

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Appeal for a Medical Technologist/Lab Tech for Bonners Ferry by Fr Gregory of Holy Myrrhbearing Women Parish

Church in the snow

Holy Myrrhbearing Women in Beautiful Bonners Ferry, Idaho.   From Parish Website click to go to site.

Fr Gregory of Holy Myrrhbearers  in Bonners Ferry has sent out an appeal for a Medical Technologist.  His original email is copied here with his permission. If you know anyone who might be interested in a great position in an absolutely beautiful area please share the contact info.

“Dear Ones:

As you may know, my wife, Khouria Cindy, works as the manager of the laboratory of the local hospital here in Bonners Ferry, Idaho (Boundary Community Hospital). We live in a very rural area and there are not a lot of folks living in the area with the skills to work in a laboratory as a medical technologist. So my wife has asked me to send out this email in order to see if there is ANYONE on this list who is or knows a medical technologist (also called clinical laboratory scientist) and who would like a job working in the hospital in Bonners Ferry. There are actually two great, well paying positions now open and the small lab staff is stretched beyond belief. Benefits are great and there is job security for a qualified candidate.
In fact, if someone has a related degree (biology, chemistry, etc), and would like to go through a clinical year in medical technology at their local university offering such a program in order to become certified, please call my wife for ideas as well. It seems to be a great field with lots of job opportunities everywhere!
Boundary County is an incredibly lovely place to live. We are not far from Canada, Sanpoint, Idaho (skiing and Lake Pend Oreille), and beautiful NW Montana. The large city of Spokane, Washington is about two hours away. Please respond if you have even a remote or creative idea about a candidate for one of these two positions. Cindy’s email address is cynthiamhorton@hotmail.com and her direct telephone number is 208-641-9836.
Thanks so much for your assistance!
Fr. Gregory Horton
Bonners Ferry, Idaho”
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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!


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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A Joyous Annunciation to All! 2014

A Joyous Feast To All!  The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.


Russian 12th c. icon of The Annunciation (notice the image of Christ Incarnate in Mary’s womb)

Gabriel the Archangel was sent from heaven to announce to the Virgin the glad tidings of her conceiving; and coming to
Nazareth he pondered in amazement on this wonder. “O how shall He who dwelleth in the heights, Whom none can
comprehend, be born of a Virgin? How shall He Whose throne is heaven and Whose footstool is the earth be held in the
womb of a woman? He upon Whom the six-winged seraphim and the many-eyed cherubim cannot gaze has been pleased
at a single word to be made flesh of this His creature. It is the Word of God Who dwells within her. Why then do I stand
here, and not say to the Maiden: ‘Hail, thou who art full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Hail, O pure Virgin; hail, Bride
unwedded. Hail, Mother of Life: blessed is the Fruit of thy womb.”  (From the Vigil)

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Passion Week Performed by Capella Romana Portland and Seattle April 11-12, 2014

A Joyous Lent to All!

Capella Romana (FB) performs Passion Week.

“A Lost Work of Sacred Music from Post-Revolutionary St. Petersburg

This April 11 and 12, for the first time in recorded history, Cappella Romana presents Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week, the last major sacred work composed in Russia after the imposition of Communism. Unlike Gretchaninoff’s similar collection, nearly every movement of Steinberg’s Passion Week directly quotes Medieval chant melodies, setting them in rich choral textures to magnify their intrinsic power and spirituality.

Maximilian Steinberg (1883–1946) was the son-in-law of Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as a classmate of Stravinsky and a teacher of Shostakovich. Steinberg’s piece was composed in 1921-26, during the early years of the Soviet Period when artists still had some freedom of travel and programming. However, because of later conditions imposed by Soviets, this work was never performed.”  (Read the rest and purchase tickets on Cappella’s site)


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Fundraiser for Movie Father About St Sava (првог играног филма о СВЕТОМ САВИ и СИМЕОНУ НЕМАЊИ) at St Michaels in Burnaby, BC March 28, 2014

 A Joyous Fast to All!




Драги наши,
Светосавска Омладинска Организација Косовски Завет (Ванкувер) вас срдачно позива на донаторско вече за филм „ОТАЦ‟. Сврха овог дешавања је да вас све обавестимо и да уједнo овом приликом помогнемо овај јако значајан пројекат који има за циљ снимање првог играног филма о СВЕТОМ САВИ и СИМЕОНУ НЕМАЊИ. 

Тренутно се прикупља новац за овај пројекат. Наша жеља је да и ми у Ванкуверу помогнемо што више можемо, и да се уградимо заједно донаторски мозаик и постанемо део овог историјског пројекта!
Више информација можете наћи на www.film-otac.com.

Дружићемо се уз пројекцију документарног филма истог редитеља ђакона НЕНАДА ИЛИЋА који је посвећен још једном нашем великану и зове се „ СВЕТИ НИКОЛАЈ СРПСКИ ‟.

Послије филма следиће мало послужење за присутне.

Петак, 28. март, 2014 године са почетком у 19:30 часова
У амфитеатару Цркве Светог Архангела Михаила, 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby

Само се сетимо мудрих речи нашег Светог Владике Николаја Српског
„Одбаците смешну шалу, да ће један човек сазидати будућу срећну Србију. Држите се збиље, а збиља је, да ви сви морате у жељену грађевину уложити по једну добру циглу.“

Добро нам дошли!

Dear All,
Serbian Orthodox Youth Organization Kosovski Zavet (Vancouver) cordially invites you to a fundraising event for the movie “FATHER”. The goal of this event is to raise money in Vancouver to help the completion of this very important and ambitious project. This is a first movie about SAINT SAVA and SIMEON NEMANJA and it is of great importance to us, and our new generations!
You can get more information at www.film-otac.com.

We will socialize with a documentary “SVETI NIKOLAJ SRPSKI” from the same director NENAD ILIC.
Friday, March 28, 2014 starting at 19:30

Saint Archangel Michael’s Church Theatre, 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby


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Sunday Snapshot: The Ordination of Deacon Daniel Kirk this Past Theophany

Adoration of Cross!

OrthodoxNorthwest would like to wish Many Years to Fr Deacon Daniel Kirk of Holy Trinity Parish in Butte, Montana on his Ordination to the Diaconate!  This is a belated wish as he was Ordained on Theophany 2014.  I noted this in a post from Facebook after the fact.

“On the Eve of Theophany, Saturday, January 18th, at the Saint Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, during the Divine Liturgy, ordained to the Diaconate, Reader Daniel Kirk of Butte, Montana. Also concelebrating the Diving Liturgy were V. Rev. Nicholas Ceko, Rev. Norman Kosanovich, and Rev. Russell Radoicic of the Holy Trinity Church in Butte, Montana. Following the Divine Liturgy and the ordination of Deacon Daniel, His Grace, the Clergy, and newly ordained Deacon Daniel together with the faithful processed outside for the Blessing of the Water. Following the service a small celebratory luncheon was held for Deacon Daniel Kirk, his wife Anne, and their daughter Phoebe. Deacon Daniel and his family will return to Butte, Montana where he will be the parish Deacon at the Holy Trinity Church.” From Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America FB page.  Please visit the site to enjoy more of the photos from the Ordination and the Blessing of the Water!


Fr Daniel Kirk being Ordained by Bishop Maximos of the Serbian Western Diocese. Many Years! Photo originally posted on FB please click photo for more.


Theophany Eve 2014 Ordination of Fr Daniel Kirk to the Holy Diaconate. Many Years! Please click photo to see more photos from the Facebook page. Photo property of Western American Diocese of the Serbian Church.

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Pan Orthodox Services in Portland for Lent 2014

A Joyous Lent to All!  Metropolitan Philip Memory Eternal!

As seen first on OrthodoxPortland:

It’s been a wonderful tradition among Orthodox parishes in Portland area to celebrate Presanctified Liturgies and other services during Lent. This year, these pan-Orthodox chaliceservices are as follows:

Saturday, March 8: Great Vespers at Holy Trinity (Greek) at 6pm

Wednesday, March 12: Presanctified Liturgy at Holy Trinity (Greek) at 6:30pm

Tuesday, March 25: Vesperal Divine Liturgy at Annunciation (OCA) at 6:30pm, for their patronal feast day

Wednesday, April 9: Presanctified Liturgy at St. Mary’s (OCA, Romanian) at 6:30pm

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“Pascali’s Island” Presented By The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum in Portland March 29th, 2014


Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) (FB

Pascali Island flyer

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Ladies Annunciation Tea to Benefit Syrian War Orphans at St John the Baptist in Post Falls, Idaho March 29th, 2014

A Joyous Lent to All!

St John the Baptist in Post Falls, Idaho is hosting a Tea for the Orphans of Syria: St. John Annunciation Tea Invitationpdf  Per the latest email please RSVP asap!  

St. John Annunciation Tea Invitation - front and back.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro

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Marriage Retreat at St John’s in Beaverton, Oregon March 14-15, 2014

A Joyous Lent to All!
St John the Baptist in Beaverton, Oregon is hosting a Marriage Retreat:  
marriage retreat
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Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at St Nicholas and Demetrios Church in Vancouver, BC March 9th, 2014

click The Parish of St Michael the Archangel/СРПСКА ПРАВОСЛАВНА  ЦРКВА  СВ. АРХАНГЕЛ  МИХАИЛО  -  ВАНКУВЕР   in Burnaby, BC. (FB) would like all to know that the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers will be at St. Nicholas and Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Vancouver, BC.

Недеља Православља

Обавештавамо Вас да ће вечерње богослужење за Недељу Православља бити одржано у Грчкој Православној Цркви Св. Николаја и Димитрија унедељу 9. марта са почетком у 19ч.

Адреса:  4541 Boundary Rd, Vancouver, BC V5R 2N5


Sunday of Orthodoxy

We would like to let you know that Pan Orthodox Vespers will take  place at Sts. Nicholas & Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday, March 9th at 7pm.

 Address: 4541 Boundary Road, Vancouver, B.C.  V5R 1N5

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Seattle Churches having Sunday Vespers with Guest Speakers for Lent 2014

A Joyous Lent to All Eve of the Sunday of Orthodoxy!


2013 Sunday Lenten Vespers at St Spiridon Cathedral Seattle. Image from the WOCA website -click to go for one more photo from 2013 and slideshow from 2009.

The Washington Orthodox Clergy Association (WOCA) presents Sunday Vespers on
Sunday evenings during Lent at 5:00 p.m.

Each year during Great Lent WOCA clergy and faithful gather at special Sunday afternoon Vespers (5:00 pm) to pray, share a small homily and have refreshments.

Please join us during this 2014 Lenten Season!
March 9 – Sunday of Orthodoxy:
Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Homilist: Ms Anastasia P. Barksdale of the OCMC.

March 16 –St Gregory Palamas:
St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, 21236 Poplar Way, Brier, WA 98036
Homilist: Fr John Pierce of Holy Resurrection Church, Tacoma.
March 23 – Holy Cross:
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 1714 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Homilist: Fr Yuri Maev of St. Spiridon Cathedral, Seattle.

March 30 – St John Climacus:
St Katherine Orthodox Mission, 14216 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98084
Homilist: Fr David Hovik of St. Andrew Church, Arlington.
April 6 –St Mary of Egypt:
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Avenue, East, Seattle, 98109
Homilist: Fr Seraphim Majmudar of  St. Nicholas Church, Tacoma.


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A Joyous Lent to All! Καλή Σαρακοστή! 2014

Καλή Σαρακοστή !


Καθαρά Δευτέρα, Clean Monday 2013 Kite Sorry no annual picture from 2014, there was ice on the ground and no wind….. : (

The lenten spring has come!
   the light of repentance;
Let us, brothers, cleanse ourselves from all evil,
   crying out to the Giver of Light:
Glory to Thee, O Lover of man…


Καθαρά Δευτέρα, Clean Monday 2013. The P51 Kite flying proudly after takeoff! All rights reserved property of OrthodoxNorthwest

Let us begin the time of fasting in light!
   Preparing ourselves for the spiritual efforts.
Let us purify our soul; let us purify our body.
As from food, let us abstain from all passion
   and enjoy the virtues of the spirit,
So that perfected in time by love
We may all be made worthy to see
   the Passion of Christ and the Holy Pascha
In spiritual joy!  Lenten Text

Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works. If you see a poor man, take pity on him. If you see a friend being honored, do not envy him. Do not let ONLY your mouth fast, but also the eye, and the feet, and the hands and all the members of our bodies. Let the hands fast, by being free of avarice. Let the feet fast, by ceasing to run after sin. Let the eyes fast, by disciplining them not to glare at that which is sinful. Let the ears fast by not listening to evil talk and gossip. Let the mouth fast from foul words and unjust criticism. For what good is it if we abstain from birds and fishes, but bite and devour our brothers? 

- St. John Chrysostom

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