Χρόνια Πολλά, Многая Лета, Many Years!!! To Fr Alexei’s of St Nicholas Cathedral Seattle, WA (fb) on the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood! Celebrated this past April. The parish was Blessed with a surprise visit of Abp. Kyrill for the event! Just click photos to go to the fb photo stream.
Many thanks as always to Sergei Kalfov parish member and parish photographer for sharing his skills and photos!
Wednesday of Holy Week; Holy Unction at St Nicholas Seattle:
Holy Thursday Liturgy:
12 Gospels on Holy Thursday:
Holy and Great Friday Burial:
Holy Saturday Liturgy
Bright Saturday Children’s Procession:
Photos are available here courtesy of Sergei Kalfov parish member and parish photographer. A large Thank You to him for always sharing events at his parish!
Summer 2015 Registration is Open!
We’re delighted to announce that registration is now open for CLRC Summer 2015 Classes. You’ll find courses in Literature, History, Mythology, Science, and some Modern Languages. Stay tuned — a few more classes will be added in the coming weeks as well. Go to clrconline.com and choose Summer Classes from the course menu bar.
Early Registration Discount
Don’t forget that the early registration discount on fall classes is still available for most classes until June 1st. For fall classes you’ll find the early registration tuition highlighted in yellow next to the tuition for each class.
Live, Interactive, Online Classes with Exceptional Teachers
CLRC online classes are live, interactive, and available to anyone with Internet access. Most CLRC teachers have advanced degrees (Masters, Ph.D., or Teaching Credential) and extensive teaching experience.
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
“Treasures of Age Carriers of Memories Past and Prsent” An Art Exhibit Sponsored by The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum in Portland May -Aug, 2015
Sunday Snapshot: 2 Parishes ‘Recently’ Featured in Newspaper Accounts Prophet Elijah, Ellensburg, and St John the Baptist, Post Falls 2015
Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg, Washington was recently featured in the Ellensburg Daily Record and included a the visit of Metropolitan Joseph and an ordination to the Deaconate. (Many Years!)
Next year. Or by Christmas. Or by Easter, churchgoers say. That’s when they’ll be able to move into their church.
Dan Beck, a member of the Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission, has been helping build the new Ellensburg church for a few years, said he’s heard “next year” a few times.
“We’re doing it literally one step at a time,” he said.
They build, in what used to be a church member’s garage, as they get money. ” (Read the full article here.)
Photos from the Parish Sunday Bulletin: Note Photos do accompany above article but are not included here. The parish has been sponsoring a monthly young adult gathering that has been well received.
St John the Baptist in Post Falls, Idaho (fb)was featured in the Coeur d Alene Press
POST FALLS – The inviting scent of incense was thick in the air and candles burned near the entrance of the church.
Parishoners made the sign of the cross, bowed, touched the floor and lightly kissed or brushed their faces against the icon on the podium in the center of the room. They held their own icons close as they prayed in heavenly, sing-song voices.
The priests and deacons were robed in purple and gold as they said prayers, some in Greek, Arabic and Russian, and everyone proceeded outside.
“It’s mystical,” said Father Basil Caldaroni of St. John’s Orthodox Church. “This is today, this is occurring today, Christ is born today, Christ is risen today.” (from the CDApress website read the full article here)
A Joyous Feast of St George to All!
EveHoly Glorious Great-martyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George (303).
Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington is hosting another Young Adult Gathering. Here is the Youth Gathering letter from the first Sept Gathering. Youth Gathering at Goldendale May 29-30, 2015
“So some things to take special note of:
1. We will begin the gathering on Friday evening, May 29th beginning @ 6:00 PM at the ‘Grange Hall’ in downtown Goldendale. Here is the address: 228 E Darland Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620 and here is a link for directions: http://www.yellowpages.com/listings/475183930/directions. We will eat dinner together, fellowship a bit, and then (if most of the Priests are willing) we will each share for 5-10 minutes each, the influence that the monastic life has had on our churches, and us personally. Many of you are already very familiar with the Monastery in Goldendale, and/or monasticism in general, but perhaps for some of you, this is your first blessed exposure, and I think it would be good to discuss it a bit, before we visit on Saturday morning.
2. We will NOT be staying at the Monastery Friday night, but rather at the homes of some families of the newly forming Antiochian Mission in Goldendale, as well other Orthodox
families who live close to the Monastery. PLEASE RSVP ME (NOT the families in Goldendale) whether you are planning on coming, (even if you live in Goldendale), so we have ONE master list of who is attending, for the purposes of food preparation and sleeping arrangements. I will then email the families there who are are organizing this, so they can buy the proper amount of food, and divvy all of us out for a place to sleep that night. Please remember to bring a sleeping bag and pad!
3. We will attend the Saturday morning Divine Liturgy at the Monastery. Please take special note that there is a strict dress code on the Monastery grounds. Here is a link to read:
https://stjohnmonastery.org/visitor-info/ …We also plan on doing a little work on the Monastery grounds before they serve us lunch and leave, so please bring…. CHURCH CLOTHING and WORK CLOTHING, unless you want to get your nice clothing dirty!
4. We will have the GREAT blessing of having the Abbess of the Monastery, Gerontissa Epfraxia, speak to us sometime before we all leave that morning. Besides the Divine Liturgy, this will be by far the highlight of this gathering, and I am sure something that will profoundly impact all of us!
5. God-willing we will have at least 5 Priests joining us this time, and perhaps more. I am grateful to God that the Pacific Northwest has so many priests who are committed to the love and care and spiritual development of our Orthodox Young People, and willing to sacrifice much of there time to help inspire us all to constantly, (as Fr. Michael Dunaway said so movingly in the homily at the wedding yesterday) “chase after Christ!”)
6. And finally for now, if you would like to spend Saturday night at the Monastery, (if there is room, and you receive a blessing!) Please see this link: https://stjohnmonastery.org/contact-us/ …and contact them directly well in advance!
Anyway, that’s it for now! Please RSVP to me as soon as you can whether you are planning on attending, and we will begin to make our preparations!
Knowing that I love you all dearly, and that our Sweetest Christ loves you infinitely more, I remain the unworthy Priest, Fr. Paul+ “
“Agia Sophia Academy is looking for an Early Childhood Elementary Teacher who is a practicing Orthodox Christian, who views this position and Agia Sophia Academy as a ministry and an opportunity to serve God. Our class sizes are small, the curriculum hands-on and integrated, and our staff dedicated and collaborative. The opportunity to teach to the whole child in an academically rich and nurturing Orthodox Christian environment is a unique and joy-filled experience! This is a full-time position with benefits. JOB REQUIREMENTS: This position will require an enthusiastic teacher with a love for integrating curriculum, strong communication skills, and interest in being part of a small, growing school. Position begins August 21st, 2015″ Elementary Teaching Position Ad 2015
LYRA Vocal Ensemble is Coming to the US in 2015 Contact Them to Perform At Your Parish A Wonderful Evangelistic Opportunity
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)
“From Darkness to Light” Rachmaninoff Concerto for Choir Ivan Moody Conducting Performed by Cappella Romana In Seattle May 15th and Portland May 16-17th 2015
Christ is Risen!
“Rachmaninoff Concerto for Choir
Guest Director Ivan Moody adds Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for Choir to the program From Darkness to Light.
“Rachmaninoff’s wonderful choir concerto is the perfect work to anchor this program. His music was both a culmination of a great tradition and a starting point for so much of what followed in Russia. In many ways it is, like his famous ‘Vespers’, the starting point for the contemporary Slavic works in this concert. In addition, the music is absolutely sublime!” —Ivan Moody” ( from website)
Alfred Schnittke’s Verses of Repentance (Stikhi Pokayanniye) in “From Darkness to Light” is a musical tour-de-force, surpassing in virtuosity Schnittke’s more widely known Concerto for Choir. Rich harmonies and exuberant melodies deliver these poignant words with tender to fervent emotion, as music gives way to an ineffable, final movement sung without words.
Ivan Moody Conducts
Cappella Romana favorite Ivan Moody will conduct, completing this intense program with the rarely performed Choir Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Diptych by Ukrainian composer Galina Grigorjeva, and his own work Anastasis on Eastertide texts in Greek and English.
Rev. Dr. Ivan Moody is one of the world’s leading scholars on Russian composer Alfred Schnittke and is the author of the article on Schnittke in the New Grove Dictionary of Music. He also serves as president of the International Society of Orthodox Church Music.
Ivan Moody directed Cappella Romana’s recent recording of Finnish Orthodox music (Arctic Light, 2014) and has been a regular guest director of Cappella Romana. His largest composition, The Akáthistos Hymn, was written for Cappella Romana and also released on CD.
Friday, 15 May 2015, 8:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church TICKETS
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Holy Glorious Great-martyr, Victory-bearer and Miracleworker George (303)
Troparion of St George Tone 4
As the deliverer of captives and defender of the poor, healer of the infirm and champion of kings, victorious great martyr George intercede with Christ our God for our souls salvation.
Apolytikion of Great Martyr George in the Fourth Tone
Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Leader now on earth no longer,
Soldier of th’ eternal King,
Victor in the fight for Heaven,
We thy loving praises sing.
Great St. George, our patron, help us,
In the conflict be thou nigh;
Help us in that daily battle,
Where each one must win or die. (From the Westminster Hymnal)
NW parishes dedicated to St George.
- Sfântul Gheorghe Biserica Ortodoxa Romana din New Westminster-Westminster, BC
- St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Vancouver Island, BC
- St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church-Portland, OR
- St. George Greek Orthodox Church-Eugene, OR
St George pray for the suffering, persecuted Christians of the Middle East!
PURPOSE: The Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State (FB)shared:
Contemporary Greek Film Cultures Conference held by Jackson School of International Studies Hellenic Studies at U of WA, Seattle.
Holy Glorious Great-martyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George (303).
Life 101 Retreat! Register Now Apologies for the late notice. LIFE 101 Retreat 2015
Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed is excited to announce that our 2015 Gala, in honor of our 11th year of operation, will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015at the Multnomah Athletic Club!
Mini Retreat Tomorrow with Fr Gregory of Holy Myrrhbearing Women Parish in Bonners Ferry, Id April 25th, 2015
Mini Retreat (no flier, short notice) Holy Myrrhbearers in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. It is not too late to make a nice weekend trip.
Christ is Risen! I am following up on the mini-retreat at Holy
Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church in Bonners Ferry this Saturday, April
25th. The schedule is roughly this:
Hours with Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist
will begin at 9:00am, followed by an informal breakfast in the parish
The first session should begin between 10:30am and 11am in the church,
with childcare being offered in the parish hall.
Lunch (potluck) is scheduled between 12:30 and 1pm and the second
session should begin between 1:30pm and 2pm (again, with childcare
being offered). Following that session, which might be extended a bit
for questions, everyone is invited to Great Vespers with the Blessing
of the Loaves for the Feast of the Holy Myrrhbearers (our parish feast
day). I anticipate that this service will begin no later than 4pm and
possibly around 3:30pm. It will include procession and Litya outside.
Confessions can be heard following that service.
I pray that everyone can make it for this “Mini-Retreat” on the topic
of Laying Aside All Earthly Cares. Feel free to come to any portion or
all of Saturday’s events.
In The Risen Christ,
Քրիստոս յարեա՜ւ ի մեռելոց: Օրհնեա՜լ է Յարութիւնն Քրիստոսի !
Saint Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church in Clackamas, Oregon Presents:
Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ανέστη! Hristos a înviat! Христос Воскресе! Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց! !المسيح قام! حقا قام ! ქრისტე აღსდგა! Christus Resurrexit! Bright Monday 2015
Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington is hosting another Young Adult Gathering. Here is the Youth Gathering letter from the first Sept Gathering.
Heads up for May!!!!
2. In late May, (on Friday evening and Saturday, the 29th & 30th, right before Pentcost) …. we are planning a Youth Gathering in Goldendale. (not staying at the Monastery, but at Mission member homes and the like) We have many details to work out, but Gerontissa Efpraxia said she would love to talk with the young people after the Saturday of Souls Divine liturgy that morning at the Monastery. So we would probably fellowship together on Friday evening, and then Liturgy, breakfast, talk by Gerontissa, and then some work on the Monastery grounds on Saturday morning….lunch and home…. We will work out all the details later, but at least I wanted to get this preliminary schedule out to you now!
Please remember to RSVP soon…. if you think you might come to the dance in April….. and if you think you will spend the night!