12th Annual Myrrh Bearers Retreat “Food, Faith and Fasting” with Rita Madden at St John the Baptist in Beaverton, OR Nov7-8th, 2014
The Sinatra Chocolate and Wine Ball is Sunday, November 16th 2014
“Join us for an elegant evening to Support Camp Agape NW. Taste indulgent, truffles and chocolates from Seattle area chocolate makers. Drink award winning wines and have the chance to meet the winemakers from select Washington wineries. Enjoy a local season dinner menu prepared by Herban Feast.
Dance to a nine-piece swinging “Big Band” that plays the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and more.
Support children with cancer and their families.
Camp Agape NW is a non-profit organization whose mission is to give children with cancer a chance to feel normal, siblings a chance to be special and parents a time to be together. Ticket price includes dinner, all tastings, local wine and beers.” (from website)
Seattle Holy Unction Service sponsored by Washington Orthodox Clergy Association and St Demetrios’ Church Seattle Nov 4, 2014
“A Saturday Retreat for Families” with Fr Demetrios Carellas Saturday Nov 1, 2014 at the Monastery of St John in Goldendale
with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan +GERASIMOS of San Francisco, would like to announce : Monastery retreat Nov 1st
TРАДИЦИОНАЛНО ХЕРЦЕГОВАЧКО ВЕЧЕ У СРБСКОМ ДОМУ
СУБОТА 25. ОКТОБАР У 19 ЧАСОВА
7837 Canada Way
БОГАТА ВЕЧЕРА УЗ МУЗИКУ ОРКЕСТРА ДРАГАНА ПЕТРОВИЋА
ИНФОРАМАЦИЈЕ И РЕЗЕРВАЦИЈА КАРАТА: НАТАША 604-521-0396
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7 PM
7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
Live music by Dragan Petrovic Band
Information and reservations:
Natasa 604 521 0396
On Saturday, October 18th, the Church of Annunciation will have Great Vespers at 7pm followed a special prayer service for babies who have died as a result of miscarriage, abortion or early infant death.
The service will be a combination of the panikhida and funeral for a child. This is an opportunity to reach out to those who have suffered loss. Please invite anyone who you feel would benefit from this prayer service. You may also wish to pray for someone else’s child.
The church address is: 13515 SE Rusk Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222
У петак 17. октобра у амфитеатру Србског Дома, са почетком у 20 часова, Бошко Обрадовић, један од оснивача Двери и издавачке куће „Catena mundi”, одржаће предавање на теме:
Верујем у Бога и Србство,
Односи Матице и Дијаспоре,
Има ли наде за Србски народ,
Како спасити Србију.
На крају предавања, посетиоци ће бити у прилици да поставе питања господину Бошку Обрадовићу.
Улаз је слободан.
7837 CANADA WAY, BURNABY
Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington is starting a new young adult, ages 16-24ish, gathering for all “local” parishes. This is a new endeavour, that they hope they can repeat regularly and eventually rotate parishes. What a great idea! Seattle Portland, BC your not going to be outshone are you? –editor For the full scoop: Youth Gathering letter from the Sept Gathering.
Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland!
And don’t forget the benefit yard sale Oct 2oth 8-2pm lots of great deals!
St Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle (FB) is having its annual Taste of Russia Bazaar. Will your intrepid editor make it over to Seattle for the event? If you see him, no doubt he will be having a Russian salad, cabbage roll and some Vodka На здоровье! The Seattle Times wrote an article on the 2010 Festival.
As seen first at our Friends at OrthodoxPortland
St Anne’s Orthodox Church in Corvallis, Oregon presents its Greek Fest.
Eat a day the Greek way! On Saturday, October 11 from 11am-7pm and Sunday, October 12 from 12pm-6pm St. Anne Orthodox Church will host the Mid-Valley’s eleventh annual Greek Food Fest at historic Lewisburg Hall, 6000 NE Elliott Circle, Corvallis. The St. Anne Greek Fest has become a popular, family- friendly, mid-valley tradition and is one of only two Greek festivals in the state. Proceeds from the event help pay for the renovation and maintenance of the historic Lewisburg Grange Hall. This year a special diaper drive will also be held during the festival to assist needy families in Linn and Benton counties served by Family Tree Relief Nursery.
The St. Anne Greek Fest offers authentic Greek dinners, desserts, wine & spirits, crafts and live Greek music and dancing. “The Athenians”, a Portland-based Greek band featuring Maria George and Brett Pitner will perform both days. The menu includes pork souvlaki, braised lamb with carrots and potatoes, pasticcio, kifta kebabs, spanakopita, stuffed grape-leaves (dolmas) and Moroccan chicken. Complete dinners served with Greek salad, rice pilaf and pita bread will be offered for $12.00 for two entrees or $14 for three entrees. A la carte, to-go items and Greek desserts will also be available, and there will be a “taverna” in the tent serving appetizers, Greek red wine, beer, ouzo and retsina. Desserts will include baklava, kourambiethes (butter cookies), galatoboureko (custard-filled filo drizzled with honey syrup) and melamakorona (honey cakes).
Visitors are invited to tour the Grange Hall and the Orthodox Christian chapel located on the second floor. Tours will be held every hour on the half hour and will include an explanation of Orthodox iconography. There is no admission fee for any part of the festival and free event parking is available along Elliott Circle and at Mountain View Elementary School.
More info including pictures from past festivals, can be found on their Festival webpage.
Please pray for the Persecuted Christians of the Middle East and throughout the world.
St. John the Forerunner Monastery Benefit Dinner & Auction – Sunday, October 12th, 2014 in the Dalles, OR
St. John the Forerunner Monastery Benefit Dinner – Sunday, October 12th
SPACE IS LIMITED
For Questions please call 509-773-9944
The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross.
This sites focus is limited to events in the NW that may be of interest to Orthodox Christians. However world events of late cannot be ignored. Our fellow Christians both Orthodox and Heretodox are being eliminated from the Middle East. Islam is once again demanding renunciation of the faith or martyrdom. On this the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross I offer these 2 websites to help you learn more.
JihadWatch: Probably the best known of sites exposing Islam and its bloody history.
Facing Islam Blog: This site is run by an Orthodox Christian and is well worth a visit.
The famous Regensburg Address of Pope Benedict the 16th that caused such outrage in the Islamic world. Here is a brief excerpt with the Pope quoting Emperor Manuel II Paleologus:
“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” The emperor, after having expressed himself so forcefully, goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable. Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul. “God”, he says, “is not pleased by blood – and not acting reasonably (σὺν λόγω) is contrary to God’s nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats… To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death…”.
For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (I COR. 1:23-24)
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. (I COR. 1:26)
“yet they did not slay him, neither crucify him, only a likeness of that was shown to them.” (Qur’an 4:156-159)
Be deaf, then, when anyone speaks to you apart from Jesus Christ, who was of the family of David, who was of Mary, who was truly born, ate and drank, was truly persecuted under Pontius Pilate, was truly crucified and died … He was also truly raised from the dead, when His Father raised Him up … (Epistle to the Trallians, 9)
But if, as some godless men – that is, unbelievers – say, his suffering was only apparent (they are the apparent ones), why am I in bonds, why do I pray to fight wild beasts? Then I die in vain. Then I lie about the Lord. (To the Trallians, 10)
kiss with joy the Wood of salvation, on which was stretched Christ the Redeemer. (Small Vespers)
“Modern Heresies and the Orthodox Reply” Lectures at St John the Baptist in Beaverton, OR Oct 2, 9 & 16, 2014
Apodosis of the Nativity of the Theotokos
AfterFeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral | map Just click the image above to get lots more info!!! OPA!
Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington is starting a new young adult, ages 16-24ish, gathering for all “local” parishes. This is a new endeavour, that they hope they can repeat regularly and eventually rotate parishes. What a great idea! Seattle Portland, BC your not going to be outshone are you? –editor For the full scoop: Youth Gathering letter