International Conference on the Shroud of Turin in Pasco, WA July 19-22nd, 2017


Afterfeast of the Ascension. Tone five.  Martyr Isidore of Chios (251).

International Conference on the Shroud of Turin

Seeking Solutions to the Mysteries of the Shroud

Shroud of Turin Conference 2017

“This conference on the Shroud of Turin, also called the Turin Shroud, will investigate the latest research and new evidence on the history, DNA, pollen, image formation, and dating, including carbon dating or radiocarbon dating.”  (From the website) Click here to go to the Conference Site.

Photos from the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) testing on the Shroud in 1978:​

Shroud of Turin​​ Conference 2017

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​            The conference on the Shroud of Turin will be held in the TRAC center in Pasco, Washington, US, starting on Wednesday evening (July 19 of 2017) and all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July 20 to 22 of 2017).  This conference will consist of PowerPoint presentations on recent and previous research on the Shroud of Turin.  As currently planned, it will include 33 individuals making 52 presentations, as well as three panel discussions, for a total of 36 hours of information and discussion.  The conference is international in scope as presenters will be coming from the US, Italy, Spain, France, Australia, etc.  A major purpose of the conference is to promote research on the Shroud, so this issue will be raised frequently during the conference.  An overview of the conference as it is currently planned is the following:

Wednesday Evening, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, July 19, 2017, Introduction and Summary of Research on the Shroud
Thursday 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 20, 2017, Preliminary Issues & History of the Shroud
Friday, 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 21, 2017, Science & Dating of the Shroud
Saturday, 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 22, 2017, Sudarium Studies & Image Formation on the Shroud

The following is the current status of the program for this conference.  It is expected that there may be changes by the time of the conference.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Introduction and Summary

Registration (10:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Overview of the Shroud, 60 min. by Robert Siefker
CSI Jerusalem, Case of the Missing Body, 90 min. by Russ Breault

Thursday, July 20, 2017, Preliminary Issues & History

Opening remarks, 15 min. by Russ Breault
The Crown of Thorns:  The Paradoxical Lordship of the King of Kings, 25 min. by Andrew Dalton
Exposition of John 20, 30 min. by Fred Baltz
1 John 5:6-8: The Shroud of Turin in the New Testament, 25 min. by William Mayor
Identifying the Tomb of Jesus for Turin Shroud Research, 20 min. by Dean Schulz
The Epistemologies of Faith and Science: Methods of Approaching Truth in the Shroud of Turin, 45 min. by Cheryl White
Physical Cause of Jesus’ Death, 40 min. by Pietro Pescetelli
Uncovering the Frailties of Ecclesiastical Authorities in the Holy Shroud Guild Archives, 30 min. by Giorgio Bracaglia
The Mandylion in Constantinople: Literary Sources, 15 min. by Emanuela Marinelli and Laura Provera
The Mandylion in Constantinople: Iconographic Sources, 15 min. by Alfonso Caccese and Domenico Repice.  Read by Michela Marinelli.
Who Saw the Mandylion and What was its Size?  30 min. by Mario Latendresse
There is no Evidence that Othon de la Roche Acquired the Shroud of Turin, 35 min. by Mario Latendresse
The Holy Shroud and Othon de La Roche: notes for a working hypothesis on the “Missing Years” (1204-1356), 35 min. by Alessandro Piana
Geoffrey de Charny’s Acquisition of the Shroud of Turin: Texts, Fictions, and Forgeries, 60 min. by Jack Markwardt
The Shroud of Turin and the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris, 45 min. by Mario Latendresse
The image of Edessa included the whole body but only its empty reliquary arrived at Paris, 30 min. by Cesar Barta
Avignon and the Shroud of Turin: Authenticity Confirmed, 60 min. by Jack Markwardt
Panel discussion regarding the day’s presentations, 30 min.

Friday, July 21, 2017, Science & Dating of the Shroud

Opening remarks, 15 min. by Russ Breault
Adhesion force and AFM measurements on treated samples, 25 min. by Piero Iacazio
Immunological and Molecular Characterization of the Shroud of Turin Bloodstains, 45 min. by Kelly Kearse
Sources of DNA on the Shroud, 35 min. by Gianni Barcaccia
Use of an Electron Microscope on a Sample from the Face of the Turin Shroud, 40 min. by Gerard Lucotte
The “Other Images” on the Shroud of Turin, 30 min. by Paolo Di Lazzaro and Daniele Murra
Use of the VP-8 Imaging System from a photograph of the Shroud of Turin exhibiting 3D results, 20 min. by Janis Winchester
Numismatic dating of the Turin Shroud through the analysis of Byzantine coins, 45 min. by Giulio Fanti
Politics of the Shroud C-14 Dating, 60 min. by Joe Marino
Invisible Reweave on the Shroud: Evidence For, 30 min. by Joe Marino
Was the Shroud of Turin Invisibly Rewoven With Foreign Material at the Radiocarbon Site to Match the Rest of the Cloth?, 20 min. by Mark Antonacci
Statistical Analysis of the 1988 Carbon dating, 40 min. by Robert Rucker
Regression Analysis with Partially Labelled Regressors: Carbon Dating of the Shroud of Turin, 30 min., video of Marco Riani, A. C. Atkinson, and Giulio Fanti
The Neutron Absorption Hypothesis, 35 min. by Robert Rucker
Dating Techniques other than Carbon Dating, 40 min. by Giulio Fanti
Hypothesis of face-cloth wrapping of the Turin Shroud Man: experimental and numerical results, 5 min. by Gianmaria Concheri, Giulio Fanti and Sergio Rodella
Seeking the Truth about the Shroud:  Investigations on Possible Age and Image Formation, 40 min. by Piero Iacazio
Panel discussion regarding the day’s presentations, 45 min.

Saturday, July 22, 2017, Sudarium Studies & Image Formation on the Shroud

Opening remarks, 15 min. by Russ Breault
Pollens on the Shroud and the Sudarium of Oviedo, 35 min. by Marzia Boi
Explaining the Color of the Blood on the Shroud, 15 min. by Paolo Di Lazzaro, A. Di Lascio, P. Iacomussi, M. Missori, and D. Murra
Characteristics of the Image and Its Formation, 30 min. by Giuseppe Baldacchini, read by TBD
Image Characteristics, 25 min. by Giulio Fanti
Chemistry of the Image Imprinting Process, 30 min. by Jose Carlos Godinez
Naturalistic Processes for Image Formation, 15 min. by Mark Antonacci
A Geometric Mechanism for the Image Formation on the Shroud of Turin, 30 min. by Mario Latendresse
Role of Radiation in Image Formation, 45 min. by Robert Rucker
Linen Coloration by Pulsed Radiation, A Review, 30 min. by Paolo Di Lazzaro and Daniele Murra
Image Formation by Corona Discharge, 40 min. by Giulio Fanti
Critical Analysis about the Radiation Direction in the Formation of the Shroud of Turin Image, 25 min. by R. Campion and Giulio Fanti
Experimental Effects of Coronal Discharge on Linen, 20 min. by Michael Schaffer
Free Electron Model of Image Formation on Shroud of Turin, 30 min. by Chuck Rogers
Chromosome acting as loop antenna matches wavelength for colorization of Shroud of Turin, 20 min. by Tony Fleming
Image Formation by Charged Nuclear Particles, 30 min. by Arthur Lind
Evidence for Image Formation by a Cloth Collapse Model, 30 min. by Mark Antonacci
Problems with the Cloth Collapse Hypothesis for Image Formation, 15 min. by Robert Rucker
Do we really need new evidence and arguments about the Turin Shroud?, 20 min. by Tristan Casabianca
Panel discussion regarding the day’s presentations, 45 min.
Where are We Now, and Where do we go from Here?  20 min. by Mark Antonacci

July 19 to 22, 2017, at the TRAC Center660 Burden Blvd. in Pasco, Washington State, USA.​​

 

 

 

The Christos Aχειροποίητα or ‘Christ-not-made-by-hand’, a much revered 12th century Russian Orthodox icon, celebrates the miracle in which Jesus healed King Abgar of Edessa by sending him an image of his face imprinted on a piece of linen cloth. Such an icon is said to have been “written” by the word of God, not painted by a person.

The  Shroud of Turin is has been a Relic in the West since the time of the Crusades.  It has undergone numerous tests and is still a bafflement to scientists.  A few of such is how was it made?  If it is a forgery how could an artist have painted a negative?  At a time when positive and negative images was not known.  How could it have been painted  especially since the image disappears when looked at closely?

 There is strong evidence that indicates that the Shroud was quite possibly the Mandylion known in Constantinople and viewed on occasion.  It is my opinion that the ancient Byzantines understood this cloth better than most moderns and scientists.  Their name for it still speaks to us and our scientific tests today.   The Image not Made by Human Hands.   Perhaps Our Loving Lord left us a proof for this scientific age.  (editor)

The Northwest is Blessed to have the Vancouver Shroud Association based in British Columbia.  The Association has exhibits and is available for regional conferences.

The Shroud of Turin it’s negative image.

Shroud Museum Board Titles

  • What is the Shroud of Turin?
  • Evidence from the Gospels
  • Secondo Pia’s Photography and the Shroud
  • Timeline of the Shroud (three panels)
  • Damage to the Shroud
  • The Three Fires
  • The Crucifixion According to the Shroud
  • The Shroud of Turin and Christian Art
  • The Sudarium of Oviedo and the Man of the Shroud
  • The Holy Face of Edessa and the Shroud of Constantinople: A Theory (two panels)
  • John Paul 11 on the Shroud of Turin
  • Popes and the Shroud
  • Properties of the Shroud of Turin (view s ample)
  • Carbon Dating of the Shroud
  • The 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) Team
  • The Pollen Evidence of the Shroud
  • Flower Images and the Shroud
  • Images of Coins on the Shroud
  • Forensic Pathology and the Shroud (view sample)
  • The Formation of the Shroud Image
  • The Shroud and the Resurrection (two panels)
  • A Summary of the Shroud’s Characteristics (two panels)
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СРПСКИ ДАНИ – SERBIAN DAYS June 3-4, 2017, Burnaby, BC!


Virgin-martyr Glyceria at Heraclea (141) and with her Martyr Laodicius, jailer of St. Glyceria.

The Parish of St Michael the Archangel/СРПСКА ПРАВОСЛАВНА  ЦРКВА  СВ. АРХАНГЕЛ  МИХАИЛО  –  ВАНКУВЕР  (FBin Burnaby, BC., presents: СРПСКИ ДАНИ 2017  3-4. ЈУНА

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A Joyous Feast of the Ascension to All 2017!


The Ascension of our Lord. Tone five.  Holy Georgian Martyrs of Persia (17th-18th c.) (movable holiday on the day of the Holy Ascension) (Georgia).
St. Epiphanius, bishop of Cyprus (403).  St. Germanus, patriarch of Constantinople (740).  Glorification (1913) of Hieromartyr Hermogenes (1612) the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

A Joyous Feast of the Ascension to all!

Ascension mosaic from Monreale, Sicily. 12th century.

Troparion of the Feast.

Thou didst ascend into glory, O Christ our God, having gladdened Thy disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit; and they were assured by the blessing that Thou art the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world.

Do you see then to what height of glory human nature has been raised? Is it not from earth to heaven? Is it not from corruption to incorruption? How hard would not someone toil in order to become the intimate friend of a corruptible king here below? But we, although we were alienated and hostile in our intent by evil deeds, have not only been reconciled to God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, but we have also soared aloft to sonship, and now our nature is worshipped in the heavens by every creature seen and unseen.

St Ephrem – Catechesis 7  ( found at St Nicholas Orthodox Church McKinney, Texas)

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Leave Taking of Pascha 2017


Christ is Risen!

Apodosis of Pascha. Tone five.
Holy Equals-to-the Apostles Methodius (885) and Cyril (869), first teachers of the Slavs.  Equal-to-the-Apostles Rostislav, prince of Greater Moravia

Wishing all a Joyous Last day of Pascha on this the Leave Taking of this Great Feast

 

Pascha at St Nicholas Cathedral 2017 from there Facebook Page If u appreciate it please let them know.  Click the photo to see more!

 

And at St Annes in Corvallis Oregon Pascha 2017

And from the “Protopsalti of Etna and Portland (Greek Old Calendar Church? -ed)” in several languages and beautifully done.

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“A Taste of Greece” at Assumption Parish in Seattle, June 2,3, and 4, 2017


  Χριστός Ανέστη!   

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption (FB) in Seattle will host A Taste of Greece!

 

 

 

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Spring Newsletter and Events from the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum 2017



XB!

The  Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) (FB)  presents: 

 

 

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Casino Night Fundraiser at St Demetrios in Seattle June 3rd, 2017


XB!

 St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle (fb) presents:

 

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Youth Choir at St Sava’s in Vancouver, BC 2017!


XB!

Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի!  

We remember the Armenian Genocide 102nd Anniversary.

СВЕТИ САВА /St Sava’s in Vancouver, BC (FB) presents a Youth Choir opportunity!  (I apologize for the delay in posting this I did not see this email till Bright Week.  It is not too late to attend for local Orthodox youth.  What a wonderful opportunity to meet other Orthodox!  What a great idea for other parishes…  (editor)

 

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102nd Commemoration’s of the Armenian Genocide In the NW 2017


Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի!  

Venerable Serapion of Egypt, monk (5th c.) A Joyous Bright Week to All!

This April 24th is the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey.  (An event still not acknowledged there)  Here are some events commemorating it in the NW.

 Gregory the Illuminator Pray for Us All.

Seattle:

Holy Resurrection of Redmond, Washington  (f) is Hosting:

Vancouver BC:

Portland:

This year, there will be two events held at St. Kevork church to observe the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide:
Sunday, April 23rd – Holy Badarak, Fatherr. Serop Azarian. 11:00 a.m.
Following the Badarak, we will have a cultural program commemorating the Armenian Genocide, 1:00 p.m.
Monday, April 24th – Remembrance of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide – Memorial Service, Fr. Serop Azarian accompanied by some short speeches, laying of flowers at the Genocide Memorial in the church courtyard. 6:308:30 p.m.
Also as previously posted there is the Movie the Promise premiering this weekend.  This is a movie which sheds a bit of light on a tragic Historic event that is little known in our society.  In light of todays events it is especially important to let people know of the suffering of Christians.  (Please note I am not commenting on the quality of the movie, nor it’s appropriateness for all ages, nor whether it maintains Christian morality.  Editor.)
From the FB page of Holy Resurrection in Seattle:

Watch the Promise Movie THIS WEEKEND!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As many of you know the film “The Promise”, produced by Survival Pictures and financed by the late legendary Kirk Kerkorian, will be premiering in theater locations across North America on Friday, April 21, 2017. The film, set with the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide, is the first time a wide release film will feature our history in nearly 1,500 theaters in the US and Canada.

We are reaching out to you for support, since it is imperative to stand behind this film and ensure its success. The opening weekend’s box office sales are critical in securing a long theatrical run for the film. It is for this reason that we are encouraging you to mobilize your friends and family to see the film in theaters April 21 to 23.

Attached are the lists of movie theaters and show times on Friday and Saturday.

Please do your part in helping the world learn the truth about Armenian Genocide!
#KeepThePromise

 
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Χριστός Ανέστη! Hristos a înviat! Христос Воскресе! Christ is Risen! Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց! !المسيح قام! حقا قام ! ქრისტე აღსდგა! Christus Resurrexit! 2017


Wishing all a Joyous PASCHA and  Brightweek 2017!  Christ is Risen!  

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Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη!

Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!

Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!

Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit!

Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի!

Cristo ha Resucitado!  En verdad esta Resucitado!

!ܡܫܝܚܐ ܩܡ! ܫܪܝܪܐܝܬ ܩܡ

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 Kristus aq ungwektaq! Pichinuq ungwektaq!

Xris-tusaq Ung-uixtuq! Iluumun Ung-uixtuq!

Christus ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden!

Tá Críost éirithe! Go deimhin, tá sé éirithe!

येसु मसीह ज़िन्दा हो गया है! हाँ यक़ीनन, वोह ज़िन्दा हो गया है!

 

“Forestalling the dawn, the women came with Mary, and found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, and heard from the angel: why seek ye among the dead, as though He were a mortal, Him Who liveth in everlasting light? Behold the grave-clothes. Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen and hath slain death. For He is the Son of God Who saveth mankind.”  Hypakoe Eighth Tone Paschal Hours

!المسيح قام! حقا قام !

ქრისტე აღსდგაჭეშმარიტად აღსდგა!

Le Christ est Ressuscite! En verite il est Ressuscite!

ハリストス復活!実に復活!

Kristus är uppstånden! Sannerligen uppstånden!

Si Kristo ay nabuhay! Totoo! Siya nga ay nabuhay!

Kristus telah bangkit! Dia benar-benar telah bangkit!

Ua ala aʻe nei ʻo Kristo! Ua ala ʻiʻo nō ʻo Ia!

Xristos Kuxwoo-digoot! Xegaa-kux Kuxwoo-digoot!

ハリストス復活!実に復活!

그리스도께서 부활하셨습니다! 참으로 부활하셨습니다!

基督復活了 他確實復活了

Kristo Amefufukka! Kweli Amefufukka!

Forget not the suffering Christians in Egypt, the Middle East and around the world. 

If anyone can send me Christ is Risen in formal Church Ethiopian and Coptic I would appreciate it and add it.  I have looked but have only found transliterations.  (editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com)


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“Orthodox Coffins” By Local NW Craftsman 2017


A Joyous Lent to All!

For those preparing for a loved ones demise here are some resources to aid you in the Orthodox Christian approach to death and dying.  The door to meet the Risen Saviour.

St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Portland has two excellent resources that can be an aid for individuals and parishes.  Just click here for access to their PDF Handbook on Death and dying, and Prayers for the dying.  I believe the parish can also be a resource for parishes that look to move to a more Orthodox approach to dying.

Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying” by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh found on Pravmir website.

“On the Significance of the Ritual of the Russian Orthodox Church Surrounding Death and Dying for the Grieving Process of the Bereaved” by the NW’s own, Fr Sergeii Sveshnikov

 

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St John’s Family Camp Registration is Open for July 17-21, 2017


A Joyous Lent to All!

Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland for the Early info!

St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp, July 17-21

Posted: 26 Mar 2017 01:33 PM PDT

The registration is now open for this year’s St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp!  The dates are Monday, July 17th(afternoon) through Friday July 21st (afternoon) at Sky Camp, near Eugene Oregon, which has been the location for the last few years. The theme this year is “The Holy Image”

This is a spiritual retreat for the whole family, where you can come and refresh your soul and get the best of both a retreat and a vacation!

 Attached are the registration form, the parental release form allowing your children to participate in the activities, an information flyer about the camp, and other information about the facility.  If you have questions you are always welcome to contact the registrar at: sjwfamilycamp@gmail.com.

For the last three years, camp has been at maximum capacity! Please send your registration and deposit in as soon as possible to reserve your space! And please invite any Orthodox families or individuals who would be interested in joining our camp this year. 

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

The early registration discount expires June 1st!

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OCMC Seeking Medical Professionals for Indonesia and Guatemala Summer 2017


Fourth Sunday of the Great Lent. Tone seven.  Venerable John Lestvichnik 

The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (fb) in St. Augustine, Florida has openings for medical professionals:

Join an OCMC Mission Team 2017

Medical Professionals Needed for Mission Teams
by Sara Staff (3/22/2017)

The Mission Field is in need of medical professionals to use their skills to administer healthcare on a short-term mission team.

The Mission Field needs medical professionals to volunteer on short-term mission teams this summer! Administering health care to people who do not normally have access to treatment is such an essential part of OCMC missions, and your expertise could make a huge impact on suffering people around the world. Won’t you consider volunteering this year to alleviate their suffering?

Lori Kotuza participated on an OCMC health care mission team to Guatemala in 2015 and reflects, “Preparing for a mission takes open-mindedness, a willingness to accept new challenges despite language and cultural barriers, but most importantly, a deep commitment to treat patients and offer them medical care and health education in regions where health services are scarce…This short medical mission was an inspiration to me to continue serving on mission teams in the future. What I did not expect was that a small village, with a strong community spirit, trusted our team, all complete strangers from another country, and let us medically treat them and their children as well as the elderly.”
OCMC medical mission teams provide opportunities for personal growth and give you the opportunity to use your expertise to show Christ’s love by serving others.
Medical professionals are needed for two teams to Guatemala and one team to Indonesia. The following is a list of open healthcare teams:
Guatemala
Provide health care and health education in the predominately Mayan region of northern Guatemala. Show the love of Christ by sharing your talents as a health care provider in Aguacate at the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic.
8/25/2017 to 9/3/2017
Price: $1,365 +airfare
11/10/2017 to 11/19/2017
Price: $1,365 +airfare
Indonesia
Assist with the health care outreach at the Theotokos Orthodox Hospital in Medan, Indonesia and be a part of an Orthodox witness in a Muslim nation.
9/18/2017 to 9/30/2017
Price: $1,110 +airfare
For more information, or to apply, visit http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx. You can also contact Pres. Renee Ritsi by phone at 1-877-463-6784 ext. 141, or by e-mail at teams@ocmc.org with any questions. Thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration in participating on one or more mission teams.
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The Classical Learning Resource Center is Offering Summer 2017 Classes in Latin, Geometry, French, German, Literature and More


A Joyous Fast to All!

  Summer Classes with the  Classical Learning Resource Center (fb)

 

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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Agia Sophia Academy is Hiring Educators for 2017-2018


A Joyous Fast to All!

Were Hiring! Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed)  seeks experienced part-time & full-time educators for the 2017-18 school year.  Visit www.asapdx.org to learn more about these exciting job opportunities!

 

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Sunday Snapshot: Door Opening and Raising of the Cross at the Armenian Church in Seattle 2011


Third Sunday of the Great Lent: Adoration of Cross. Tone six.
Great Lent. Food with Oil 
The 42 Martyrs of Ammoria in Phrygia, including: Constantine, Aetius, Theophilus, Theodore, Melissenus, Callistus, Basoes, and others (845).  Venerable Job (Joshua in Schema) of Solovki (1720).  The uncovering of the Precious Cross and the Precious Nails by Empress St. Helen (326).

Sunday Snapshot:

It seemed fitting on this Day that we adore the Cross that we see a Beautiful Cross raised over the Seattle Area.

 ‘On December 10, 2011, the Armenian Apostolic Church of Seattle celebrated a truly historic and blessed day. His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian of the Western Diocese travelled to Seattle to perform the Door Opening and Cross Blessing Ceremonies. Then the Cross was raised onto our new Church’s roof. Please watch this video to see more.

For more information about our Church, please visit our Facebook page and our web page at http://www.seattle-armenians.org  ”  Quoted from the Youtube explanation.

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Reunited: “Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece” at Portland Art Museum March-July 2017


A Joyous Lent to All!

Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece” Opened  at the Portland Art Museum.   It runs March 25th -July 9th, 2017.

Portland Art Museum Newsletter

“Francescuccio Ghissi (Italian, active 1359–1374), St. John Altarpiece, 1370s, tempera and gold leaf on wood, including paintings from the Portland Art Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.  ”  From the website, for more history just click.

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Agia Sophia Academy Seeks A Prinicipal for 2017-2018


A Joyous Fast to All!

Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed) , an Orthodox Christian School, seeks an experienced educator to serve as our Principal for the 2017-18 school year.  Learn more at http://www.asapdx.org/about-us/employment/principal-position.

 

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Поклоничко путовање на Свету Гору 20. до 28. јуна 2017.


 Venerables Marana, Cyanna (Kyra), and Domnica (Domnina), nuns, of Syria (ca. 450).Joyous Lent to All!  Pray for the Suffering Christians of the Middle East.

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Поклоничко путовање на Свету Гору

ЦШО Светог Архангела Михаила организује поклоничко путовање Манастиру Хиландару и другим светињама од 20. до 28. јуна 2017. године.

Полазак је из Београда 20. јуна, а повратак на Видовдан 28. јуна

Поред Манастира Хиландара, посетићемо још неколико манастира на Светој Гори, србско војничко гробље Зејтинлик, цркву Светог Димитрија у Солуну, манастире на Метеорима, Опленац и Краљеву цркву.

Цена је 400 евра. У цену је урачунат пут, хотели, доручак, вечера, водич, виза за Свету Гору, и за жене крстарење oko Свете Горе.

Заинтересовани могу контактирати свештеника Малишу Миловановића на 604-715-1908.

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PILGRIMAGE TO THE CHILANDAR MONASTERY AND THE HOLY MOUNT ATHOS  The St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church in Vancouver is organizing a pilgrimage to these holy sites in Greece: the Chilandar Serbian Monastery and other monasteries on Mt. Athos, the Meteora monastery complex, Church of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki, and the Zeitenlik Serbian Military Cemetery. In Serbia, we will visit Oplenac and King’s Church—the mausoleum of the Serbian Royal House of Karađorđević. Departure is from Belgrade on June 20th and return is on June 28th, 2017.The price is 400 euros per person which includes travel from Belgrade, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, a guide, visa for Mt. Athos and a cruise around Mt. Athos for the ladies. Round-trip airfare from North America is not included. For details, please contact Father Malisa Milovanovic at 604-715-1908.

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Sunday Snapshot: Pan Orthodox Vespers at St Demetrios Sunday of Orthodoxy Seattle March 5, 2017


St. Gregory Palamas the Archbishop of Thessalonica (movable holiday on the 2nd Sunday of the Great Lent).

The Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Western Washington for the Sunday of Orthodoxy took place at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle (Fb), sponsored by the Washington Orthodox Clergy Association. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco(Greek Orthodox Metropolis) presided and offered the homily. Fr. Photios Dumont, pastor of St. Demetrios, was the main celebrant. A total of 17 priests and three deacons served, while another eight priests and two deacons prayerfully attended in the altar or congregation. John Michael Boyer, Protopsaltis (First Chanter) of the Metropolis, led a group of chanters in the hymns and responses of the service.
The over 150 faithful who attended, from parishes of various jurisdictions, enjoyed fellowship and a Lenten meal following the service hosted by the St. Demetrios Parish Council and Ladies Philoptochos Society.

Sunday of Orthodoxy Lent 2017 St Demetrios Church in Seattle. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco presiding.  Photo courtesy of Mr Argue, C .  Thank you!

Sunday of Orthodoxy Lent 2017 St Demetrios Church in Seattle. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco presiding. Photo courtesy of Mr Argue, C .  Thank you!

Sunday of Orthodoxy Lent 2017 St Demetrios Church in Seattle. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco presiding.  Photo courtesy of Mr Argue, C .  Thank you!

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Upcoming Icon Workshops Boise, ID, Bozeman, MT, and Goldendale, WA, with Deacon Matthew Garrett in 2017


The Saturday of the Dead. Tone one.  Holy Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily (251).
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Theodosius, archbishop of Chernigov (1696). 

Upcoming Icon Workshops with the NW’s own  Deacon Matthew Garrett .  Icons and more information can be found on his website- Icons by the Hand of Deacon Matthew Garrett.  He also has a blog – Holy Icons an Iconographer’s Blog.  And if you like Icon Cards for name days etc., his zazzle site.

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

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All Saints Summer Camp Registration is Open Register by March 1st for Discount 2017!


 Afterfeast of the Meeting of Our Lord.
Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-receiver and Anna the Prophetess (1st c.).
St. Nicholas, enlightener of Japan (1912).

All Saints Summer Register now!

 

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The Classical Learning Resource Center Fall Class Registration Opens Feb 15th 2017!


The Classical Learning Resource Center (FB) presents:

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

– St. Theophan the Recluse

Fall 2017 Registration Opens Wednesday, February 15th!
We’re almost there – Fall Registration will open this week on Wednesday, February 15th. Please check back later this week to find scheduling information and to register for Fall 2017 classes.
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CLRC buried in SNOW!
We’ve been slowed down a little this last week by the need for several hours a day of extra snow shoveling work so we could get out the front door, down the barn to milk the goats, and down the path to feed the chickens! It’s beautiful but the freezing rain that followed made walking (not to mention driving) a bit hazardous.
+ Patristic Greek Reading Class Begins Today – Monday, February 13th!

It’s not too late to join the Patristic Greek Reading class, which begins today, taught by Professor Evie Holmberg Professor of Classics & Ecclesiastical/Patristic Greek Language and Literature at Hellenic College.

For more information please contact: Anne Van Fossen

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ACT Workshop Begins Monday, February 27th!

This workshop will help students prepare for the math section of the ACT.  Concepts from Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 will be covered along with helpful test-taking strategies.  The course will use previously administered ACT tests.

Dates: 6 weeks from Feb 27 – April 3rd (in preparation for April 8th test)*

Grade Level: 10-12

Day/Time: Monday 11am – 12pm Pacific

Cost: $130

Text: 5 previous ACT exams available online.

        Students will need to make a copy of these.

Since we are in the midst of a transition with our website we have been unable to post this class for registration as we usually do. For more information or registration details please contact: Matthew Gallatin

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

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

 

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2017 Registration Opens Feb 15th, for Camp St Mary in July, in Post Falls, ID for Campers Ages 10-17


Week of the Prodigal Son

Camp St. Mary Registration is OPENing the 15th!

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Camp is July 17-22, 2017

Registration opens Feb 15th for campers ages 10-17
Calling all campers ages 10-17, starting Feb 15, ONLINE Registration for St. Mary of Egypt Summer Camp is OPEN! CSME will be held July 17-22 on the beautiful Spokane River at Ross Point in Post Falls, Idaho.

 

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Sunday Snapshot: Liturgical Concert from 2016 Bazaar at St Spiridon’sSeattle, WA


Sunday of the Prodigal Son. Tone one.  Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom.

Sunday Snapshot:

Video of the beautiful 2016 Bazaar Concert at St Spiridon’s Cathedral (FB)  in Seattle, Washington.  St Spiridon’s is one of the oldest, and a true multicultural parish since its conception in the Northwest.  It’s history of all Orthodox worshiping and working together is an inspiration.    A Large Thank you to a parishioner for sharing!  Enjoy!

 

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


Just a page Break to let you know that below this post are old posts all things above are upcoming events.  Please spread the word to your friends about Orthodox Northwest, and if you learn of an event here and attend, let them know you seen it on OrthodoxNorthwest.  Thank you for your support!

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

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Volunteer Fair Learn How to Assist Your Local Community! May 20th at Holy Apostles Shoreline, Washington


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Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church (FB) in Shoreline, Washington presents:

 

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Orthodoxy on Tap for Young Adults in Seattle May 10th


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Orthodoxy on Tap Sponsored by St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle. (fb)

 Join us Wednesday, May 10
Orthodoxy on Tap if for all college students and young adults. This ministry is a chance for us to meet and talk about our faith in a social environment. Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of the each month.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 10th at 7 pm at Blue C Sushi in the U-Village.
Please RSVP if you can attend, contact Lefteris Sitaras at 206-660-2779.
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Antigoni Goni, Greek Classical Guitarist May 6th, Seattle


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The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present Antigoni Goni in the International Series at Benaroya Hall
Antigoni Goni, Greek Classical Guitarist
Saturday, May 6, 7:30 PM
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall
200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-3428
206-215-4747
Facebook Event Page or visit www.antigonigoni.com
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Orthodox Christian Fellowship Spring 2017 Northwest Regional Retreat for Young Adults 18-25 May 5-7 Goldendale


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Orthodox Christian Fellowship Presents:   ( Apologies for the late notice I just learned of this -editor)

Make sure to register before May 1st. Click on the link to register.
For more information, contact northweststudent@ocf.net

Location

Venue:   St. John the Forerunner Orthodox Monastery 

Venue Phone: 509-773-7141

Venue Website: https://stjohnmonastery.org/

Address:

5 Timmer Lane, Goldendale, Washington, 98620, United States

 

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Interview with Alexander Lingas of Cappella Romana on the BBC and Upcoming Concert Information April 2017


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Cappella Romana (FB):  Alexander Lingas on the BBC podcast and upcoming concert information!

 

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Cappella Romana on the BBC
Artistic Director Alexander Lingas talks about the medieval liturgy of Cyprus with Sean Rafferty of BBC Radio 3, with live performance by Cappella Romana.
Listen to the podcast here.

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Featured on Yourclassical.org
Cappella Romana’s Latest recording.’Cyprus: Between Greek East and Latin West’

“Comprising 14 tracks including motets, sticherons, and other sacred works, this new release from Cappella Romana explores the rich and diverse musical traditions of medieval Cyprus.”

Click here for more information.

Order here

The Oregonian Recommends

Venice in the North

“Portland’s Cappella Romana will explore how Italian composers influenced the development of Russian Orthodox music.”         Read the article here.

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Tickets still available
For Venice in the North
Seattle
Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM

St. Mark’s Cathedral TICKETSPortland
Saturday, April 29, 8:00 PM

St. Mary’s Cathedral TICKETSPortland
Sunday, April 30, 3:00 PM

St. Stephen’s Catholic Church TICKETS

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Learn How to Weave Rugs Vancouver BC Saturday May 6, 2017


Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի!  

Bright Thursday!  Wishing all a Joyous Bright Week!

The Armenian Cultural Association of British Columbia (f) presents:  Hurry there is only 1 Space left!

 

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“The Promise” Movie Opening April 21st


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Bright Tuesday A Joyous Brightweek to All!

The Promise a love story placed in Constantinople/Istanbul in 1915.  It has the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide.

 

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DAKHABRAKHA “Earth” Live Film Score April 23, 2017


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Bright Monday A Very Joyous Bright week to all!

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Glory to thy Long Suffering O Lord! Holy and Great Friday 2017 AD


Glory to Thy Long Suffering O Lord!

Glory to thy Long Suffering O Lord! (Crucifixion, 1209, fresco, Studenica Monastery, Serbia.)

Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the Cross. He who is King of the angels is arrayed in a crown
of thorns. He who wraps the heaven in clouds is wrapped in purple of mockery. He who in Jordan set Adam free receives
blows upon His face. The Bridegroom of the Church is transfixed with nails. The Son of the Virgin is pierced with a spear.
We venerate Thy Passion, O Christ. We venerate Thy Passion, O Christ. We venerate Thy Passion, O Christ. Show us also
Thy glorious Resurrection.   Good Friday Matins (Reading of the 12 Gospels)

“The first Adam yielded to temptation in a garden. The Last Adam beat temptation in a garden. The first man, Adam, sought to become like God. The Last Adam was God who became a man. The first Adam was naked and received clothes. The Last Adam had clothes but was stripped. The first Adam tasted death from a tree. The Last Adam tasted death on a tree. The first Adam hid from the face of God, while the Last Adam begged God not to hide His face.

The first Adam blamed his bride, while the Last Adam took the blame for His bride. The first Adam earned thorns. The Last Adam wore thorns. The first Adam gained a wife when God opened man’s side, but the Last Adam gained a wife when man opened God’s side. The first Adam brought a curse. The Last Adam became a curse. While the first Adam fell by listening when the Serpent said “take and eat,” the Last Adam told His followers, “take and eat, this is my body.”  We celebrate this last event today—Jesus’ final meal with His Disciples, and His new command that we “love one another.” In giving Christians this meal, He sealed His role as Adam’s replacement.

Do you remember how, when Mary Magdalene saw the risen Christ, she mistook Him for a gardener? Through His body and blood, the Last Adam restored what the Forbidden Fruit destroyed, inviting us back to a restored Garden-City in the New Heavens and Earth, where the tree of life grows around the throne of God, free for the taking. That’s what His story, our story, the story—and this week—are all about.

Good Friday is tomorrow, and it’s easy to rush through this dark reminder of our sin, and look forward to Easter. But please, stay here a while. The only way to Sunday is through this week, and the events and the words Jesus spoke before His death are worthy of our reflection.  

This reflection came from a longer podcast from Breakpoint: Jesus The Last Adam. By John Stonestreet  (I was lucky enough to hear it on the radio and thought it was very Orthodox in ethos. -editor)

 

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OrthodoxNorthwest will not be updated in honor of Our Lords Paschal Mystery till PASCHA.  Wishing all a Joyous Resurrection and Pascha!

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