The Liturgical Art of Bell Ringing August 11th, 2018 at St Anne’s Corvallis Oregon


St Anne’s Orthodox Church fb in Corvallis, Oregon presents:

¨St. Anne Orthodox Church in Corvallis is hosting a bell ringing lecture on Saturday, August 11, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at our church. You, your parishioners and anyone interested in the liturgical art of bell ringing are all cordially invited to attend. Please see the attached flyer for more information and feel free to distribute or post it as you see fit.  Attendance is free, though freewill offerings will be welcomed to  help offset the cost of flying in our speaker.¨

New Creation Bellringing  can be fond here and below is a video from their website.

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Attention Catholic Readers: John Michael Talbot Benefit Concert Aug 9, 2018 for the Dom Duchovny Byzantine Catholic Monastery in Weston, Oregon


Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Councils.  Hieromartyr Athenogenes, bishop of Heracleopolis, and his ten disciples (311).

Duchovny Dom Monastery fb (Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic) in Weston, Oregon is having a fundraiser with John Michael Talbot.

Who would have know there is a Byzantine Catholic Monastery in rural Oregon?

An article from the Eastern Oregonian on the Monastery:  A World Apart Right Next Door

Duchovny Dom Byzantine Catholic Monastery in Weston, Oregon click their FB for more photos.

 

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Mark Your calendars for Aug 10-11th, Retreat with Constantine Zalalas 2018 at Holy Cross in Yakima, WA


Holy Cross Parish presents: 

Please mark your calendar for August 10-11. Constantine Zalalas will be at Holy Cross Church in Yakima to continue his series on “The Place of the Theotokos in Orthodox Devotion”.

More info pending…..

 

 

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Agia Sophia Academy Spring Fundraiser Win a Winery Tour July 2018


A Joyous Fast to All!

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

 

Support Agia Sophia Academy’s 2018 Spring Fundraiser and be entered to win a Triangle Wine Country Oregon Winery tour for 6 people!

For every $50 you donate to ASA between now and June 30th, 2018, you will receive one entry into our drawing. The more you donate, the more entries you’ll receive. Plus sign up for the St. Basil Society monthly giving program and get 5 bonus entries!

This is no ordinary wine tour! Enjoy a “wine class on wheels” with a WSET Certified Personal Sommelier who knows, loves and appreciates wine country as your guide for an intimate look at Oregon wine country and how these wines compare to wines around the world. The 6-hour tour typically departs around 9am from the Portland metro area with the first wine tasting at 10am, and returns around 4pm.  Learn more about Triangle Wine Country at www.trianglewinecountry.com.
Wine Tour generously donated by Daniel & Mary Wright.  Winner will be notified on July 2nd.
(Prize valued at $1075) 



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Two Upcoming Icon Workshops Boise, ID, July 23-27 and Sept 10-14, 2018 with Deacon Matthew Garrett


Apostles’ (Peter & Paul) Fast  Venerable Bede the Venerable (735) (Celtic & British)

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.

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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Summer Youth Campers for St Peterś Monastery is Filling up Fast ! June 23- 29 2018


Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη!  Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!  Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!

 “Life- giving Spring” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (movable holiday on the Friday of the Bright Week).
Commemoration of the renewal (sanctification) of the Holy Theotokos temple near the Life-giving Spring in Constantinople (5th c.) (movable holiday on the Friday of the Bright Week).   St. Innocent of Moscow, enlightener of Alaska and Siberia (1879).   New Hieromartyr John priest (1938).   A Joyous Bright Week to All!

 

 St. Peter’s Monastery Harrison Montana is filling up its Youth Camping/working positions quickly.

¨Dear friends of St. Peter’s Monastery,

This is just a short note to say that we now have 21 campers (12 male campers and 9 female campers) and 10 staff members signed up for the Youth Camp in June.  We are expecting more.  Unfortunately, we can accommodate no more than 30 campers, so anyone hoping to join the camp this summer should send in his or her application as soon as possible.  Applications can be downloaded from the bottom of the Youth Camp page on the web site, stpetersmonastery.com.¨ from St Peter´s email.

 

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

Summer Youth Camp!

Saturday, June 23-Friday, June 29

Basic Schedule:

Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday morning Campers arrive in Bozeman, camp out Sat evening on St. Anthony Church property, attend Sat pm and Sun morning services, then head to Harrison Sunday after fellowship.

Sun afternoon/evening

  • 2-6 pm—Arrive at St. Peter’s Monastery site in Harrison (begin set up for sleeping)
  • 6 pm—Meal
  • 7 pm—Welcome/Orientation, then free time
  • 9 pm—Vespers or Evening Prayers
  • 10 pm—in tents, 10:15 lights out

Photo from St Peterś Monastery workparty. From their website. Click for more information

Basic Daily (Proposed) Schedule

  • 7 am—Akathist
  • 8 am—Breakfast
  • 8:30 am—Instructions for work teams—get to work
  • Noon—Lunch
  • Rest time
  • 2:00-4:30 pm—Work
  • 5-6 pm—Talk, and small groups
  • 6 pm—Dinner, then structured activities or free time
  • 9 pm—Service (Vespers)
  • 10 pm—Lights out

If interested in participating in the 2018 Camp, please download, complete, and send in this application: SPM Youth Camp Application.

Prayer Service at St Peter´s Monastery from the website. Click for more information

 

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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The Classical Learning Resource Center Offers Live Online Classes and Fall Registration for 2018! (Classes From Meterology to Romanian Available!)


Great-martyr Theodore the Tyro (306).
St. Hermogenes, patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (1612).  St. Nicholas (Planas), priest in Athens (1932).  A Joyous Lent to All!

 

   Classical Learning Resource Center (fb) Spring classes Opening soon!

 

 

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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OrthodoxNorthwest Needs You! Looking for Coeditors!


Prophet Habakkuk (Abbacum) (7th c. B.C.).  New Hieromartyr John priest (1919).  St Philips Fast.  A Joyous Fast to All!

 

OrthodoxNorthwest is looking for a few goodmen or women as assistant editors!  These  exciting, glamorous, high paid, high profile, positions will be in high demand.  Act fast!  Contact the infamous, mystery editor at his hidden lair deep in the Northwest. editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com

In particular OrthodoxNorthwest has a need for regional editors ( Seattle, Portland Greater WA and Oregon, Idaho/Montana, and British Columbia) and ethnic specific editors ( Slavic speaking, Romanian,  Arabic, Coptic, Ethiopian, Armenian in particular).  (Could probably benefit from an English editor with knowledge of  how to properly use punctuation and avoid run on sentences…  ) Basic responsibilities will include, signing up for parish email lists and looking at parish websites monthly for new events, and preparing posts thereof.

Salary and Benefits dependent on experience….

Thank you for your consideration!

Your editor Anthony

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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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Page Break with Lovely Sunset Silhouette of St Spiridon Cathedral in Seattle with the Space Needle in the Background


St Spiridon’s Cathedral (FB) in Seattle with the ¨iconic” Space Needle in the background.

For this parish and city, for every city and country, and for the faithful who live in them, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.  (Great litany)

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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Feast of the Theotokos Icon Joy of Canada at Monastery of All Saints Dewdney, BC July 29, 2018


FEAST DAY  OF THE MONASTERY ICON JOY OF CANADA

“The feast of the icon of the Theotokos “Joy of Canada” will be celebrated on 29 July 2018.

This is the annual feast of the Monastery of All Saints in Dewdney. The Liturgy will be celebrated in various languages to reflect Canada’s multiculturalism.

An 18 century icon of Jesus Christ “The Pantocrator” will be blessed. It was completely restored and donated to the monastery.

A Cross Procession will be made to the monument in the field where a short moleben will be served.

Please inform others of this event and remember to bring food for the Agape meal that will follow.”  Per the Monastery email.

“Photo of the All Saints of North America Monastery Dewdney, BC. From the web.

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“TREZOROS The Lost Jews of Kastoria” Movie July 21 2018 at the Hellenic American Cultural Center


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

 

Pleased to be screening this film, which is now part of the HACCM film collection. The film chronicles the Jewish life and culture of Kastoria, a beautiful lakeside town in northwestern Greece. Here, Jews and Orthodox Christians lived together in harmony for more than two millenia until WW II when this long and rich history would be wiped out in the blink of an eye.

July 21,2018
7pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Portland,Oregon
Free but donations most appreciated!

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Julia Blue Tonight at the Seattle International Film Festival 2018


 

The Seattle International Film Festival is currently running Julia Blue fb is running tonight my apologies for the late notice.

¨A modern love story set in post revolutionary Ukraine about an idealistic student activist finding connection with a battered soldier just home from the war—her love of photography and healing draw them closer, but dire secrets threaten to tear them apart.¨

¨The film actually features many Orthodox village traditions (I dont want to give it away so I wont say what they are but Its a highlight of the film!)¨  quote from Roxy Toporowych in an email.

 

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¨Communicating with People in Personal Crisis¨ July 21, 2018 at Holy Apostles Shoreline, Washington


Martyr Justin the Philosopher, and those with him at Rome: Martyrs JustinChariton and his wife CharitaEuelpistusHieraxPeonValerian and Justus (166).

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

¨Would you like to learn skills to help you understand and approach someone who is having a personal crisis?

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry-Northwest is offering a training for members of our local churches to help the average person understand how to safely respond to people in crisis.

We all find ourselves interacting with people in crisis, whether it’s someone you know or a stranger out in the community.   This training will help you understand individuals experiencing trauma, mental health issues and homelessness and how to safely and effectively respond with confidence and compassion.

Topics include understanding mental illness, personality disorders and addiction, and basic crisis communication skills. -see below for more details about the training.

The training will be followed by a light dinner.  We hope you will join us on Saturday, July 21st! ¨

Click Flier to Register!

 

¨TRAINING FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN

PRISON MINISTRY NORTHWEST

The curriculum will consist of two trainings, each 2 hours in length.  The first training will discuss crisis communication and intervention. The second training will cover mental health issues and personality disorders that are most often encountered with people who are experiencing mental illness, homelessness, and behavioural instability.  Both trainings will be presented via interactive lecture, supported by a PowerPoint presentation. Attendees are encourage to actively participate in the training through thoughtful discussion and sharing of questions.

Training Title: Training 1: Effective Management of the Person in Crisis: Focus on Basic Crisis Communication Skills

Learning Objectives: Attendees to this training will be able to:

  1. Explain anger and its impact on our ability to effectively problem solve
  2. Explain the fight or flight response and how it impacts the Person in Crisis (PIC)
  3. Understand the role of triggers, biases and SAD HATS in the crisis intervention process
  4. Identify and use I.N.S.E.R.T. and I.R.P.D. to effectively engage a PIC and help them de-escalate their anger
  5. Explain the importance of debriefing and self-care after a critical incident

Training Title: Training 2: Effective Management of the Person in Crisis; Focus on Mental Illness and Personality Disorders

Learning Objectives: Attendees to this training will be able to:

  1. Explain the disorders that cause problems in interactions between homeless individuals with mental health/behavioural issues and business owners.
    1. Illnesses covered include: psychotic disorders, delusional disorders, bipolar disorder and mania, PTSD, depression, and anxiety
  2. Use the skills they learned in Training 1 as they apply to specific mental health/behavioral health disorders
  3. Use the skills they learn in Training 1 to effectively communicate with a Person in Crisis (PIC) with a personality disorder
    1. Personality disorders covered include: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder  ¨
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¨The Christmas Tango/Το Τανγκό των Χριστουγέννων¨ Movie Night June 16, 2018 at the Hellenic American Cultural Center


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

HACCM is excited to be showing The Christmas Tango-To Tango ton Hristouyennon

 

During the time of the Greek junta in an isolated military outpost, a lieutenant forces a soldier to teach him the tango. This is so he can ask the wife of this colonel to dance with him at the Christmas party. A story that starts with the present and goes to the past with a myriad cast of lonely characters amidst the backdrop of a forlorn period of Greek history.

Free but donations always accepted

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Chef Needed! For St John the WonderWorker Orthodox Family Camp ! Aug 5-10th, 2018


¨Chef needed for 5 day summer camp
St John’s Family Camp is looking for a banquet cook to handle all menu planning, ordering, and food preparation for their 2018 event
Event Dates: August 5-10, 2018
Approximate number attending: 100-150 people
Location: Sky Camp (Fall Creek Area)
Stipend: $1000

The proper candidate will be able to manage the following:
Plan a menu including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for 5 days
Comfortable working with specific dietary requirements including
Orthodox Christians who will be fasting during three of these meals (no animal products during these times).
Comfortable completing the majority of your food prep alone.
Volunteers assigned for a period before and during each meal.
Volunteers will cover all dishes dining room cleanup.
Confident working within assigned food budget.
Responsible for sourcing all ingredients.
Responsible for ensuring all food items make it onsite .
Responsible for overseeing or delegating dining room set up and family style food service.
If interested, please send an email to sjwfamilycamp@gmail.com and include previous experience, resume, and cover letter.¨

Please note: Camp runs Sunday, August 5 to Friday, August 10, 2018.
We added an extra day!!

Come join us at Sky Camp for an inspirational time of
fellowship, prayer and teaching.

Click Flier to go to web page and registration

What is Family camp?

Family camp is an Orthodox camp for the whole family. It is an opportunity to gather with other Orthodox Christians of the Northwest and pray, learn, play, and fellowship together. There are activities for everyone: for the kids of all ages, talks for the adults, and an opportunity to make new friends and renew old friendships for all: There are fun activities for children, teens, young adults, parents, and grandparents.

Where is family camp?

The Family camp is located near Eugene Oregon at a beautiful lakeside Kiwanis camp.

Why go to family camp?

The St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp offers the opportunity to retreat from the world and set aside time for prayer, fellowship, classes, and other ways of building the Faith for those who may not have the resources or time to travel to a monastery or other place of pilgrimage. World-class speakers and teachers and helpers experienced with working with children contribute to a full experience of the Church in a beautiful wilderness setting. Every day we gather together to pray Matins, Vespers, and Compline and we always have a mid-week Divine Liturgy. We also have a special children’s Vespers, where the kids get a hands-on opportunity to participate in a service.

Family camp is also a fun place for children of all ages.  Children, teens and adults will have age appropriate seminars, activities and crafts in an environment that will build their understanding of the Orthodox faith.

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Register Now for St John the WonderWorker Orthodox Family Camp ! Aug 5-10th, 2018 (Special Discount thru June 15th)


Please note: Camp runs Sunday, August 5 to Friday, August 10, 2018.
We added an extra day!!

We have a $30 discount on paid in full registrations for the entire week running until June 15th with coupon code PAIDINFULL and an ongoing 25% discount for priests and their families with coupon code PRIEST. Registration open until full.

Come join us at Sky Camp for an inspirational time of
fellowship, prayer and teaching.

Click Flier to go to web page and registration

What is Family camp?

Family camp is an Orthodox camp for the whole family. It is an opportunity to gather with other Orthodox Christians of the Northwest and pray, learn, play, and fellowship together. There are activities for everyone: for the kids of all ages, talks for the adults, and an opportunity to make new friends and renew old friendships for all: There are fun activities for children, teens, young adults, parents, and grandparents.

Where is family camp?

The Family camp is located near Eugene Oregon at a beautiful lakeside Kiwanis camp.

Why go to family camp?

The St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp offers the opportunity to retreat from the world and set aside time for prayer, fellowship, classes, and other ways of building the Faith for those who may not have the resources or time to travel to a monastery or other place of pilgrimage. World-class speakers and teachers and helpers experienced with working with children contribute to a full experience of the Church in a beautiful wilderness setting. Every day we gather together to pray Matins, Vespers, and Compline and we always have a mid-week Divine Liturgy. We also have a special children’s Vespers, where the kids get a hands-on opportunity to participate in a service.

Family camp is also a fun place for children of all ages.  Children, teens and adults will have age appropriate seminars, activities and crafts in an environment that will build their understanding of the Orthodox faith.

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A Joyous Pentecost to All! 2018


A Joyous Pentecost and Spirit Week to All!  

Holy Fathers and Mothers of Atchara (18th c.) (movable holiday on the Trinity Sunday) (Georgia).  Martyr Isidore of Chios (251).  St. Isidore, fool-for-Christ, miracleworker of Rostov (1474).  New Hieromartyr Peter priest (1939).

 

Pentecost, Troparion, Tone VIII —
Blessed art Thou, Christ our God, Who didst make the fishermen wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them didst draw the world into Thy net. Lover of men, glory to Thee.

Kontakion, Tone VIII —
When the Most High came down and confused the tongues, He divided the nations, but when He distributed the tongues of fire, He called all to unity. And with one accord we glorify the All-Holy Spirit.

 

 

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Bite of Greece Seattle! At Assumption Parish June 1-3, 2018


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

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption fb in Seattle presents:

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Serbian Days! June 2-3, at St Michael´s Burnaby Canada


 

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СРПСКИ ДАНИ 2018

Традиционални Српски дани ове године ће бити 2, и 3. јуна.

Поред продаје традиционалних српских специјалитета и посластица, припремамо за вас садржајан програм у коме ће бити за свакога понешто: вокатон, фудбалска такмичења, турнир у стоном тенису, шах за оне који воле спорт и рекреацију.

За децу ће бити замак за игру и дечије активности.

Културно-уметнички програм и наступи фолклорних група  ће бити оба дана.

Распоред пгорама:

СУБОТА, 2. ЈУН

10:00am-6:00pm  ВОКАТОН, ФУДБАЛСКА ТАКМИЧЕЊА

ПРОДАЈЕ  СУВЕНИРА И СРПСКИХ СПЕЦИЈАЛИТЕТА,

ЋЕВАПИ, ПЕЧЕЊЕ, ПИТЕ, ПАЛАЧИНКЕ,  СЛАДОЛЕД

1:00pm -5:30pm  НАСТУПИ ФОЛКЛОРНИХ ГРУПА

7:00pm – ЗАБАВА уз живу музику ДРАГАН БАНД и Драгана

 

НЕДЕЉА, 3. јун

11:00am – 5:00 pm  ПРОДАЈА: СУВЕНИРИ,

СПЕЦИЈАЛИТЕТИ СА РОШТИЉА, ПИТЕ, ПАЛАЧИНКЕ, СЛАДОЛЕД

1:00pm-5:00pm НАСТУП ФОЛКЛОРНИХ ГРУПА

 

Информације: О. Малиша Миловановић 604-715-1908

Председник – спортЊегош Форцан 604-314-1161

СПОНЗОРСТВО: Љиљана Тољевић 778-991-4598

Вокатон: Нада Шесто 604-430-1095

 

Све вас позивамо да вашим присуством увеличате и подржите традиционалне Српске Дане. Такође, позивамо све спонзоре и све који су заинтересовани да буду спонзори, да и ове године својим прилозима помогну у организовању успешних Српских Дана.

SERBIAN DAYS 2018

 

Traditional Serbian Days 2018 will be held this June 2nd and June 3rd at our Church at 7837 Canada Way.

 

Saturday, June 2nd,

10:00am-6:00pm  WALKATON,  Soccer and ping-pong tournaments,

Souvenirs & Food Sales, Castle and Activities for Children

1:00pm -5:30pm Opening Ceremony – Folklore Performances

7:00pm – Live Music with Dragan Band – Guest Dragana Jovic

 

Sunday, June 3rd

11:00am – 5:00 pm  Sports,   Souvenirs & Food Sales and  Castle and Activities for Children                                                                                                                      1:00pm-5:00pm Folklore Performances

 

We invite all sponsors to support us and help us organize this event.

Information: V.Rev. Malisa Milovanovic 604-715-1908

President / Sports: Ned Forcan 604-314-1161

SPONSORSHIP: Ljiljana Toljevic 778-991-4598

Walkaton: Nada Sesto 604-430-1095

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Preserve the History! If You are Descended from the Area of Asia Minor, Princess Islands, Eastern Thrace etc with the Univ of Florida Research May 2018


Χριστός ἀνέστη!

St. Alexis Toth, priest of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania (1909)

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

 

Welcoming Ph.D. student. G. Topalides from the University of Florida-
Coming to Portland/Vancouver area week of May 6th, 2018
Also interested in descendants from the Pontic Sea/Black Sea area.
Contact him for an interview in your home – or call me me- Chryssie Voreas 503-939-1469

 

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Local NW Orthodox Writer Featured on Ancient Faith Radio! May 2018


XB!

Hieromartyr Theodore of Perge in Pamphylia, his mother Philippa, and Martyrs Dioscorus, Socrates, and Dionysius (2nd c.)

Northwest Orthodox Christian Author Renee Riva fb  writes stories of faith, hope, love,  courage and tough choices.  Readings from the book Dawnś Gentle Light on Ancient Faith Radio program ¨Under the Grapevine¨ with a new reading each Friday!

 

¨When an early 1900s love story makes its way from revolutionary Russia to a small town in America, a young girl’s life begins to change. Clara Bradley moves from the city to a remote farming town in Eastern Washington-with nothing to offer a young cheerleader but miles of snow-covered wheat fields. She now has no cheer team and nothing to cheer about. But that move brings her an unusual neighbor: an elderly Russian woman who has a love story she is translating into English…¨  click above to learn more

 

Renee was interviewed last year by Kapp TV.  The interview and video can be seen here.

¨For eight years, A.J. Degulio has been itching to get back to her beloved Indian Island. It’s home. But a lot has changed: Sailor moves slower, Danny has grown into a man … and A.J. has a promise to keep but it doesn’t include Danny. When Danny discovers the truth, he’s shocked and hurt. But he won’t stand in the way of what she really wants. What’s a girl to do? She wants to keep her promise and Danny. But Danny has plans of his own. Can they work it out? It will take compromise and laughter before Danny and A.J. figure out that home is more than a place on the map. It’s a place in the heart.¨ Click to learn more!

 

¨Chance of Rain is a short book, written for a reader who wants to read a fun but still really impactful story. With themes of hope, healing, and having the courage to move forward, Renee Riva intertwines this beautiful story with instances of humor and reflection…¨ Reader Review from Amazon click to learn more

For more information her website and newsletter can be found here.

 

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Spring Zabava British Columbia May 12, 2018


XB!

Hieromartyr Januarius, bishop of Benevento, and his companions: Festus, Proclus, and Sosius, deacons; Desiderius, reader; and Eutychius and Acutius, laymen, at Pozzuoli (305).

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St Mary  fb and the Ukrainian Orthodox Cultural Centre presents:

 

: The Women’s Association Branch of Surrey and the Ukrainian
Orthodox Church of St. Mary are hosting a Family Dinner & Dance Fundraiser honoring Mothers at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cultural Centre, 13512 – 108 Ave., Surrey on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 1:00 am. Refreshments – 6:00 pm, Dinner – 7:00 pm – Our Famous Ukrainian Dinner;
Entertainment – 8:30 pm; Dance & Music – 9:00 pm; Champagne Toast to Mothers, Door prizes, Silent Auction, and a Whole Lot of Fun. Tickets are $60.00, Students are $40.00, Children 12 and under are Free. Advance Ticket Purchase ONLY, Sorry, No refunds. For Tickets, please call or text Yuliya
Shokalyuk at (778) 389-9522 – Email: yuliya.shokalyuk@gmail.com or Donna Kaluza at (604) 992-5609 –
Email: donnak@telus.net Everyone is invited!

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23rd Ukrainian Cultural Festival May 5th Mission, British Columbia


XB!

New Martyr John the Tailor of Ioannina, at Constantinople (1526).

British Columbia Ukrainian Cultural Festival fb

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