“St Innocent of Alaska and The Way of the Cross” Women’s Retreat Friday Nov 10-12, 2017 Canby, Oregon


The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.

St John the Baptist in Beaverton Oregon (fb) presents:

 

 

Editors note:  St. Innocent besides his great missionary labors,  early ethnography, meterology, translation work and the physical building of churches he wrote a very enlightening and challenging guide to the Christian Life.  Indication of the  Way into the Kingdom of Heaven.  It can be ordered from Holy Trinity Monastery Publication Dept.

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“Gala for the Arts” Sponsored by The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum Nov 4th in Portland


The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.

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

“Join us for our 10-year anniversary Gala for the Arts Nov. 4, 2017. Click below for ticket information. Tickets sold upstairs in the museum during the 3 days of the Greek Festival.

5:00 PM
View “Celebrate The first decade” EXHIBIT,
Wine Reception & Silent Auction
6:30 PM
Dinner & Live auction
followed by Greek music & DANCING
 –
$125 PER PERSON \ $150 After OCTOBER 22nd
BLACK TIE OPTIONAL

 

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Fr Zacharias Zacharou of St John the Baptist in Essex Celebrates the Divine Liturgy and Speaks at St Demetrios in Seattle Nov 5th 2017!


Eternal Memory Bishop Antoun.

Hieromartyr Gregory, bishop of Greater Armenia (335).

St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle, WA (FB) presents: This is a rare opportunity to hear someone who was a disciple of Elder Sophrony.  He is a monk of the Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St John the Baptist in Essex, England.

 

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Sinatra, Chocolate and Wine to Benefit Camp Agape in Seattle Nov 12, 2017


Uncovering of the relics of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker 

Seattle Chocolate and Wine Ball for Camp Agape NW sponsored by the St. Catherine Philoptochos of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle.  Supporting children with cancer and their families:

 

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“Steadfast and Dynamic Sketching the Hands and Feet of Servitude” Master Iconography Class Newberg Oregon Oct 21st, 2017


Bishop Antoun Memory Eternal!

The Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography presents:

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“A Journey Through Antiquity: An Information Session on the Members’ Tour to Greece / Sicily in Spring 2018 ”  Sunday, October 22 Maryhill Museum of Art


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Maryhill Museum of Art  presents:

“A Journey Through Antiquity: An Information Session on the Members’ Tour to Greece / Sicily in Spring 2018   Sunday, October 22 | 3 to 4:30 p.m

If you are thinking about an experience abroad, join us for this informational presentation about the Maryhill Members’ exclusive trip to Greece and add-on to Sicily in spring 2018. This conversation will accompanied by a quick tour of Maryhill’s collection of Ancient Greek vases and sculptures, and tastes of Greek and Sicilian food! Louise Palermo, Curator of Education and tour leader, will be joined by Dolores Habberstad, Travel Consultant from Hazel Phillips Travel Service, to answer all of your questions.” From Maryhill Newsletter

Maryhill Museum is beautifully located overlooking the Columbia River.  It is an impressive building with an interesting history.  Their permanent collection includes artifacts from Queen Marie of Romania and her Icon collection.  Well worth a visit.  St. John’s Greek Orthodox Monastery in Goldendale, Washington; a spiritual oasis located in Central Washington, is only 30 minutes away.

 

Memory Eternal Bishop Antoun!

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Great Consecration of St. Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis, OR Oct 20-22, 2017


Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian.
Canonization of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1989).
New Hieromartyrs Athanasius, Alexander, Demetrius priests, martyrs John, Nicholas (1937).

The beautiful St Martin Orthodox Church in Corvallis, Oregon. Photo by Editor. All rights reserved.

 

Great Consecration of St. Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis, Oregon  in Fall of 2017

“Archpriest James Baglien and the community of Saint Martin the Merciful Church of Corvallis, OR will be marking their 15th Anniversary this fall. In conjunction with this celebration, His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will be performing the Great Consecration of the church on Saturday October 21, 2017.

The community of St. Martin the Merciful Church has met many milestones over the years with completion of the iconography in the holy temple, the construction of a social hall, and the recent hosting of the 9th Annual St. Herman’s West Youth Conference.

Items for the Great Consecration: From the article announcing the Great
Consecration of St Martin of Tours in Corvalis, Oregon.
Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Friday, October 20
5 pm All-night Vigil

Saturday, October 21
7:45 am  Lesser Blessing of the Waters
8:30 am  Vicar bishops and other serving clergy arrive & say entry prayers, then go to the parish hall to vest
8:35 am  Hours
9:00 am  Greeting of the Archbishop; vesting in the center of the Church
9:15 am  Great Consecration
10:30 am  Tonsure
10:45 am  Liturgy
12:30 pm  Banquet, in the parish hall
6:00 pm  9th Hour & Great Vespers

Sunday, October 22
9:00 am  Nocturns
9:30 am  Hours & Divine Liturgy
7:00 pm  Talk by Bishop Irenei at the parish hall (topic tbd)

Monday, October 23
7:00 pm  Talk by Bishop Irenei at Oregon State University, on the topic “Does God Cause Earthquakes?”  ( From the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia)

Interior of St Martin the Merciful in Corvallis, Oregon. From the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

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Fellowship of the Cross Retreat for Young Adults Oct 20-21st 2017, at Prophet Elijah Mission, Ellensburg, WA


Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian.
Canonization of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1989).
New Hieromartyrs Athanasius, Alexander, Demetrius priests, martyrs John, Nicholas (1937).

Prophet Elijah Mission  (fb)in Ellensburg Washington presents:

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“Glorifying God with One Mind and One Mouth” A Three Day Music Seminar Oct 13 – 15th.


Venerable Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria (445).
Repose of Venerable Sergius, abbot, of Radonezh (1392).
St. Nicholas confessor, priest (1941).

This just in!  I just learned of this conference from the WOCA website, and cannot find much on it the Church websites.  No flier, noted.  I presume it is still going on.  Sorry for the late notice.

Glorifying God with One Mind and One Mouth

Reader Benedict Sheehan,, Director of Music for St Tikhon’s Seminary, and Director of the Monastery Choir, will present a three-day church music conference in the Greater Seattle area. Sessions will be held at the following Churches:

Friday, October 13, 2017 – St Paul’s Orthodox Church, Brier, WA
Saturday, Octoer 14, 2017 – St Spiridon’s Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Sunday, October 15, 2017 – St Spiridon’s Cathedral, Seattle, WA

 

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Sunday Snapshot: WOCA Clergy gather at All Merciful Saviour Monastery Photo


Venerable Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria (445).
Repose of Venerable Sergius, abbot, of Radonezh (1392).
St. Nicholas confessor, priest (1941).

 All-Merciful Saviour Monastery  Vashon Island, Washington, hosted a meeting of Washington Orthodox Clergy Association.  How many do u recognize?  It is good to see our different jurisdictions all coming together more and more.

 

(Abbot Tryphon has a both a Blog The Morning Offering (Daily Inspiration from All-Merciful Saviour Monastery) and a daily Podcast also called The Morning Offering Podcast.  His site features daily scripture verses, a reflection, and often some lovely pictures of the Monastery or other local NW Orthodox Churches to inspire our pilgrim journey.  He has a book “The Morning Offering” which can be purchased here.  On a side note I know the Monastery could use financial support.  They receive a number of pilgrims and visitors and need to build guest quarters.)

Please pray for the suffering Christians in the Middle East and throughout the world.

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“The Greek Economic Crisis Causes and Impact” presented by Professor Andreas Stahopoulos Oct 19 Seattle, WA


Venerable Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria (445).
Repo
se of Venerable Sergius, abbot, of Radonezh (1392).St. Nicholas confessor, priest (1941)

PURPOSE:  The Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State Presents:

The Greek Economic Crisis
Causes and Impact

A Lecture and discussion
with Professor Andreas Stathopoulos
in cooperation with Hellenes of the Northwest

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Херцеговачко вече/Herzegovina’s Night October 21, 2017 at St Michael in Burnaby, BC, Canada


Holy Protomartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thecla of Iconium (1st c.).
The Parish of St Michael the Archangel/
СРПСКА ПРАВОСЛАВНА  ЦРКВА  СВ. АРХАНГЕЛ  МИХАИЛО  –  ВАНКУВЕР  (FBin Burnaby, BC., presents: 

17. TРАДИЦИОНАЛНО ХЕРЦЕГОВАЧКО ВЕЧЕ У СРПСКОМ ДОМУ

СУБОТА 21. ОКТОБАР У 19 ЧАСОВА
7837 Canada Way

БОГАТА ВЕЧЕРА – ПРОГРАМ- МУЗИКА УЖИВО УЗ ДРАГАНА ПЕТРОВИЋА И ДРАГАНУ ЈОВИЋ
СПЕЦИЈАЛНИ ГОСТ ГУСЛАР ЂОРЂИЈЕ КОПРИВИЦА

ИНФОРАМАЦИЈЕ И РЕЗЕРВАЦИЈА КАРАТА:  ВЕСНА 604-431-9000
УЛАЗ $40

HERZEGOVINA CELEBRATION

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 AT 7 PM
7837 CANADA WAY, BURNABY

FESTIVE DINNER- PROGRAM- LIVE MUSIC BY DRAGAN PETROVIC AND DRAGANA JOVIC
SPECIAL GUEST DJORDJIJE KOPRIVICA PLAYING GUSLE

TICKETS $40
INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS:
VESNA 604-431-9000

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14th Annual Greek Fest Oct 14-15 2017 at St Annes in Corvallis Oregon


St Anne’s Orthodox Church in Corvallis, Oregon (fb) presents its Greek Fest.  More info including pictures from past festivals, menu and a press release can be found on their Festival webpage.  (There will be some Gluten Free offerings !) OPA!

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Presentation of Traditional Greek Costumes at Hellenic Community Vancouver, BC Oct 15th, 2017


Presentation of Traditional Greek Costumes

The Hellenic Community of Vancouver, BC (fb) presents:

Oct 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm  —  Oct 15, 2017 @ 5:00pm

Celebrating 90 years of the Hellenic Community of Vancouver
Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Hellenic Centre (4500 Arbutus) – Upper hall

We will be presenting over 50 costumes, from fifteen different regions, in a colourful “Greek fashion show!” The show will include museum-quality pieces that have never been shown before.
Everyone is welcome! Entrance by donation.

Presented by Zéfyros Hellenic Dance Society: zefyrosdance@gmail.com

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St Spiridon’s Annual Ethnic Bazaar Oct 7-8th 2017 Seattle, WA


St Spiridon’s Cathedral (FB) in Seattle, Washington is having its Annual Bazaar.   Pass Piroshki please!

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Sunday Snapshot: St Peter’s Monastery A New Orthodox Monastery for Montana


Sunday before the Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord
Translation of the relics of Venerables Sergius and Herman of Valaam.  Venerable Silouan, elder of Mt. Athos (1938).  

 

Did you know there is a new Monastery being founded in beautiful Harrison Montana?  St. Peter’s Monastery is being founded in Harrison, Montana, through the generous gift of land by a Monastery Founder.

The Holy Cross on the Grounds of the St Peter’s Monastery Grounds, Harrison Montana. Image from the website. (used with permission)

 

” On April 19, 2012 Archbishop Benjamin, attended by Abbot Meletios of St. John Monastery in Manton, California, conducted a moleban service, blessing the land designated for the future site of St. Peter’s Monastery. The owners of this beautiful thousand-acre ranch in Southwest Montana have pledged to place their land in a Church trust as soon as a monastery can be established on it. A Deed of Conservation Easement granted the owners in 2006 preserves the land in perpetuity whilst making provision for the building and maintenance of an Orthodox monastery on the property.” (from the Monastery Website)

” “The essential nature of monasticism is profound love for God and prayer for the world.  What a gift this will be for our land, and to our lives, as this vision for a monastic community comes to fruition in Montana—in God’s time, by God’s grace…and by our prayers and support.”

– Fr. David Morrison, Rector, St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church, Bozeman, MT”  (From the Monastery Website)

2017 Summer work Party at St Peter’s Monastery Harrison Montana. Used with Permission.

To learn more and to assist with the building of the Monastery go to the website, or click here to give financial assistance.

 

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St Nicholas in Tacoma is Having its 56th Annual Greek Festival Oct 6-8, 2017


St Nicholas (fb) in Tacoma is celebrating its 56th Greek Fest:  OPA!

 

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New Church Consecration / Освящение Нового Храма Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Church Spokane Valley Oct 14th, 2017!


Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Mission in Spokane, Washington, (fb) is having its new Church Consecrated!

Placing of the Icon Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Church in Spokane Valley, Washington from the Facebook Page. Click to go the page!

“We will celebrate our new church opening in Spokane, WA – everyone is invited! / Мы будем праздновать открытие нашего нового храма в г.Спокен, штат Вашингтон – приглашаются все!Saturday, October 14 at 9am-2 pm.

4820 E 6th Avenue Spokane Valley, Washington.

More photos are available on the New Church webpage! Just click.

For those interested in helping build the Church there is a GOfundme page.

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Plan Now for Benefit Dinner and Auction for St John’s Monastery in Goldendale, Oct 15th 2017


Venerable Adrian, abbot of Ondrusov (Valaam) (1549)

St John the Forerunner Monastery is having its annual fundraising dinner:

Click image for details… : )

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Sunday Snapshot: Transfiguration at St Nicholas Cathedral Seattle 2017


A Joyous Dormition Fast to All! 

St Nicholas Cathedral (FB)  This was posted on the Facebook page of St Nicholas Cathedral from the Transfiguration Service.  Enjoy!

 

Click to see the Blessing of Fruits Panorama photo…

 

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The Classical Learning Resource Center Fall 2017 Classes Start in August!


Holy Seven Youths (the “Seven Sleepers”) of Ephesus: Maximilian, Jamblicus, Martinian, John, Dionysius, Exacustodian (Constantine) and Antoninus (250 & 5th c.).  Dormition Fast: A Joyous Fast to All!

  Fall 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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New Orthodox Social Group for Singles in Bothell, WA !


The Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos in memory of Saving of Moscow from the Invasion of Khan Achmed.  Peter and Paul Fast, a Joyous Fast to All!

Single Orthodox Christian Social and Service a new group for singles of all ages on Meetup.  What a great idea!

The next activity is July 10th.  Thank you to the founder for sharing the information.

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Camp Metamorphosis Aug 26- Sept 1st 2017 Pioneer Pacific Island BC, Register Now!


St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker

Camp Metamorphosis:  (fb) A Program of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada)

Summer Camp 2017

August 26th – September 1st

Pioneer Pacific, Thetis Island

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Plan Now! Greek Open Golf Tournament to Benefit Agia Sophia Academy Sept 18th, 2017


Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed) presents:

 

 

 

 

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


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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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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).
St.
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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Open House at Holy Transfiguration Meridian Idaho, Oct 14th, 2017


Holy Protomartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thecla of Iconium (1st c.).

Holy Transfiguration (FB)  Presents:  ( What a great idea!)

Welcome to our open house!

You are invited!

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church loves our new home in Meridian!
On Saturday October 14, we will be hosting an open house to meet our new neighbors.
Everyone is invited to drop in for free snacks, guided church tours, mini-talks, and lunch.
Learn about church history and ancient Christian music and art. Come anytime and come as you are.
We look forward to meeting you!
Saturday, October 14
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church
211 E. Carlton Avenue, Meridian  ID
No Cost, No RSVP required
Schedule Highlights

9:00 am Welcome & guided church tours

9:30 am Brief Talk: Redemption as Understood in the Ancient Orthodox ChristianTradition

10:00 am Q&A and snacks

10:15 am Brief Talk: Orthodox Worship (Includes a demonstration of chanting and choral church music).

11:00 am Brief Talk: Church History

11:45 am Lunch and Mini-lecture:

Journeys to Orthodoxy

1:00 pm Q&A, browse the bookstore, meet the priest, tour the church, etc…

Drop in anytime!

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

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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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Taste of Old Russia Sept 30 -Oct 1 2017, at St Nicholas in Seattle, WA


Martyrs Sophia, Faith, Hope and Charity

Sorry for the delay I just learned of this:

St Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle  (fb) is having its annual Taste of Russia Bazaar.  Alas the editor has to work and will not make it over to Seattle for the event.  The  Seattle Times wrote an article on a past  Festival .

September 30 – October 1
Sep 30 at 12 PM to Oct 1 at 5 PM

 

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Joyous Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross! 2017


The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross.  

Repose of St. John Chrysostom (407).  New Hieromartyr John priest (1918).  New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1937).  

A Joyous Feast to all!  A few photos of  the Holy Cross over the NW!  ( Please note no disrespect was meant to Churches not included.  Yes all Churches are historic, but for time sake, article size I only chose a few.  Perhaps next year we shall show some others.)

THE CROSS REVEALS GOD’S MERCY AND GRACE (an inspiring article)

 

Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify. (Thrice)  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.And Thy holy Resurrection we glorify.Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify.

The Holy Cross over Wilkeson, Washington and all the Northwest. Holy Trinity the historic and oldest Orthodox Church in the Northwest. This Church predates our Episcopal, ethnic, and calendrical divisions. May our Lord heal our short sided divisions.

O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries; and by the virtue of Thy Cross, preserve Thy habitation (Troparion).

Cross over Seattle – St Demetrios

As Thou was mercifully crucified for our sake, grant mercy to those who are called by Thy name; make all Orthodox Christians glad by Thy power, granting them victories over their adversaries, by bestowing on them the invincible trophy, Thy weapon of peace (Kontakion).

The Cross over Butte, Montana. The Historical Holy Trinity in Butte, Montana.

The Cross over Pocatello, Idaho. The historic Church of the Assumption consecrated in 1915.

 

 

The Cross over Vancouver, British Columbia. The beautiful silver domed Holy Trinity established in 1937 and the Cross has been over the city since 1949.

A history and explanation of the Feast from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

The Holy Cross over Seattle at historic St Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle. This is the parish where St John reposed. Photo by the editor and an angle I appreciated.

 

The Holy Cross over Seattle just seen between the branches. St Gebriel Church is a non Chalcedonian parish. May Christ heal our divisions with His truth and love.

For the children and adults also a Russian cartoon about our own crosses with English subtitles.

The Holy Cross over Gervais, Oregon. The Church of the Holy Ascension of our Lord, Gervais, OR. This is an “Old Believer or Ritualist” Parish. May Christ heal our divisions with His truth and love.

“The Cross is the guardian of the whole world; the Cross is the beauty of the Church, the Cross is the might of kings; the Cross is the confirmation of the faithful, the Cross is the glory of angels and the wounding of demons.” (Exapostilarion of the Exaltation of the Cross)

 

The Holy Cross over Seattle and all the Northwest. Historic St Spiridon’s Cathedral, one of the oldest parishes in the Northwest.

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