“The Book of Psalms-The Prayer Book of the Church and Our Window to Christ” at Holy Myrrhbearers in Bonners, Ferry Idaho Oct 19-20, 2018

Holy Myrrhbearer Orthodox Church (fb) Presents:


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Family Retreat at St John the Forerunner Monastery in Goldendale Oct 27, 2018

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

The St John the Honorable Forerunner Monastery presents its Fall Family Retreat:

Montage from The Raven Newsletter St Elijah Mission, Ellensbur, WA.


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Fellowship of the Cross Retreat for Young Adults Oct 26-27th, in Goldendale, WA

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

Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington presents:  The Fellowship of the Cross Young Adult Retreat.   Seattle, Portland, BC, Idaho-Montana, don’t let a little Mission out do you!

Montage from The Raven Newsletter St Elijah Mission, Ellensbur, WA.


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“Envisioning the Kingdom-The Why and How of Beauty in the Orthodox Church” with Presvytera Krista West Salem, Oregon Oct 27, 2018

Synaxis of the Saints of the Kievan Caves Monastery

Please join

The Greek Orthodox Christian Church of Salem fb

For a One Day Retreat ENVISIONING THE KINGDOM: the Why and How of Beauty in the Orthodox Church with Special Guest Speaker Presvytera Krista West

Saturday, October 27, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The day will include three engaging sessions, refreshments, lunch, and raffle drawing of a beautiful Harvest Basket of Orthodox goodies, including a signed copy of Presvytera Krista’s book.

(One raffle ticket included with each registration, additional tickets available at the door.)

Suggested $25 donation

All proceeds go to the Church Building Fund

Greek Orthodox Christian Church of Salem (Blanchet High School Chapel)

4373 Market St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

RSVP and Online Registration at www.salemorthodoxchurch.org

ALL are welcome and encouraged to attend, this retreat is not just for women!

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Benefit Dinner and Auction for St John’s Monastery in Goldendale, Oct 21st 2018

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).

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

Montage from The Raven Newsletter St Elijah Mission, Ellensbur, WA.

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Master Iconography Classes with the Hagia Theodora School Byzantine Iconography Newberg Oregon, Oct 20th and Nov 17, 2018

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

The Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography presents:


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High Paid Position with OrthodoxNorthwest!! Got your attention? Needs You! Looking for Coeditors!

Prophet Jonah (9th c. B.C.)  Martyr Phocas the Gardener of Sinope (320).
St. Peter the Tax-collector of Constantinople (6th cent)

High Paid Position with OrthodoxNorthwest!! Got your attention? Needs You! Looking for Coeditors!  Yes your editor has been unable to keep up due to personal reasons and work My apologies….  Need assistants!!!  Wishing all well and asking your prayers.  PS   I was amazed that the calendar of Saints includes a working tax collector………




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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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“Preserving Our Culture in a Changing American Environment” Presented by Greeks in Washington Oct 14 Seattle, WA

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

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



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Coptic Ordination Watch Online Friday Oct 12, 2018

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

Apologies for the late notice just noted this:

fb Join us tomorrow to watch the ordination of Dr. Mina Adeeb online at St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church using the link below. Ordination service will start at  Friday 8:00 AM PST

Live Stream Link

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15th Annual Greek Fest at St Annes in Corvallis Oregon Oct 13-14 2018

The Conception of the Honorable, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John.  Canonization (1977) of St. Innocent Metropolitan of Moscow.


St Anne’s Orthodox Church in Corvallis, Oregon (fb) presents its Greek Fest.   OPA!


Eat a day the Greek way!  On Saturday, October 13 from 11am-7pm and Sunday, October 14 from 12pm-6pm St. Anne Orthodox Church will host the Mid-Valley’s fifteenth annual Greek Food Fest at historic Lewisburg Hall, 6000 NE Elliott Circle, Corvallis. The St. Anne Greek Fest has become a popular, family-friendly, mid-valley tradition and is one of only two Greek festivals in the state. Proceeds from the event help pay for the renovation and maintenance of the historic Lewisburg Grange Hall.

The St. Anne Greek Fest offers authentic Greek dinners, desserts, wine & spirits, crafts and live Greek music and dancing. “The Athenians”, a Portland-based Greek band featuring Maria George and Brett Pitner will perform both days. The menu includes pork souvlaki, braised lamb with carrots and potatoes, pasticcio, kifta kebabs, spanakopita, stuffed grape-leaves (dolmas) and Moroccan chicken. Complete dinners served with Greek salad, rice pilaf and pita bread will be offered for $13.00 for two entrees, $15 for three entrees and a seven-entree Tailgater platter for $30.  A la carte, to-go items and Greek desserts will also be available. Desserts will include baklava, kourambiethes (butter cookies), galatoboureko (custard-filled filo drizzled with honey syrup), and melamakorona (honey cakes).

Visitors are invited to tour the Grange Hall and the Orthodox Christian chapel located on the second floor. Tours will be held every hour on the half hour and will include an explanation of Orthodox iconography. There is no admission fee for any part of the festival and free event parking is available along Elliott Circle and at Mountain View Elementary School.

 About the Chef

Lewisburg Hall private chef Mona Karadsheh Soot is once again heading up the culinary production of this year’s event. Ms. Soot and her staff have extensive experience preparing and serving gourmet meals from Greece and the Middle East.

 About the Grange Hall

Located near the intersection of Highway 99W and Lewisburg Road, the Lewisburg Grange Hall was originally built in 1911 as a train depot and merchantile.  It was used by the railroad for only a short time before it was turned over to the local Mountain View Grange.  The building was restored in the early 90’s by Tim and Linda Dodson. It was purchased in 2003 by St. Anne Orthodox Church and is rented out for parties, meetings and other special occasions.

 About St. Anne Orthodox Church

Founded 28 years ago, St. Anne Church (www.staoc.com) was the first Orthodox Christian Church in the Mid-Valley and is comprised of people of American, Greek, Slavic/Russian, W. European, African, Korean, Chinese and Hispanic heritage.  It is affiliated with the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org).

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 Prophet Jonah (9th c. B.C.).  Hieromartyr Phocas, bishop of Sinope (117).


6. ОКТОБАР у 19:00
Свечана сала СПЦ Св. Арханђела Михаила
7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
¨ Вечера
¨ Програм
¨ Музика уживо
¨ Томбола

¨ УЛАЗ $35 – РЕЗЕРВАЦИЈЕ: Тања Суботић Брајић 778-898-3058

ПРИЛОЗИ:  Биљана Кос 778-385-8245




¨ Sat., October 6 th at 19:00

Banquet Hall 
St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church

7837 Canada Way, Burnaby


¨ Dinner

¨ Program

¨ Live Music

¨ Prizes


¨ TICKET RESERVATIONS: Tanja Subotic-Brajic 778-898-3058

Tickets are $35 / per person  Youth 15 and up $15 Children are free.


Donations and Sponsorship: Biljana Kos 778-385-8245



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“Lay Aside All Earthly Cares ” Antiochan Women’s Retreat Sept 29th, Arlington, WA

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

Antiochan Women’s  Retreat at St Andrews in Arlington Washington  fb present:


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A Joyous Dormition Feast to All! 2018

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

A Joyful Feast of the Dormition to All! 


“In giving birth, O Mother of God, thou hast retained thy virginity, and in falling asleep thou hast not forsaken the world. Thou who art the Mother of Life hast passed over into life, and by thy prayers thou dost deliver our souls from death.  Troparion

Neither the tomb nor death had power over the Theotokos who is ever watchful in her prayers and in whose intercession lies unfailing hope. For as the Mother of Life she has been transported into life by Him who dwelt within her ever virgin womb.”  Kontakion

Below is a Maronite Hymn to the Dormition.  Different than the Byzantine but, yet, oh so familiar -enjoy.  Editor  

Koimisis ths Theotokou 2

Qolo: Assumption Entrance Hymn

Tune: Fsheeto

O Mother who gave Life to us,
petition on our behalf
the Son who appeared from you:
may he remove from us the blows of punishment,
and keep away divisions and disputes.
May he lead us in the path of life in which we journey
at all times.
On your memorial day,
we sing praise to your only Son.Alleluia!
Blessed are you, O Mary,
for God, who feeds all creatures,
was nourished by you
and rested on your breast.
O Wonder!
The Son of God was nourished
by a human creature!
He assumed what is ours
and gave us what is his.
On his mother’s memorial let us proclaim:
Glory to you, O Lord.

As dew was falling gently
over the city of Ephesus
Saint John wrote to its people.
He instructed them to celebrate
the memory of the Blessed Mary,
three times each year:
In January, during the time of planting of the seeds;
in May, during the time of harvest;
and in August, during the time of the grapes.
For the mysteries of life are prefigured in these months.

On your memorial day, O Blessed Mary,
angels and mortals are overwhelmed with joy.
The dead rejoice in their tombs
because of the glory in creation.
God will bless
those who celebrate your memory with faith
and pour his mercy upon them.

Who is to see a new ship
sustaining the One who is mighty;
the One who sustains and rules all creation.
Mary bore him, yet he bears all creation.
He nourishes all living creatures,
yet she nourished him with her milk.
He is the Maker of all infants,
yet he dwelt, as an infant, in her womb.
The fiery beings in the heights
sing hymns of praise to him!

(From the  Maronite Catholic: Qolo (Hymn) of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Qurbono, The Book of Offering, Maronite Catholic Church | English rendering 1994 | Ancient Maronite )   

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“Schedio” Master Iconography Class with the Hagia Theodora School Byzantine Iconography Newberg Oregon, Sept 22nd, 2018

 A Joyous Dormition Fast to All!

The Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography presents:

¨Greetings from the Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography!

September is just around the corner and with it comes the transition to bountiful harvests and chilly mornings! The Iconography Studio will also transition from producing Holy Icons for Churches (and others-in-need) to holding classes and lectures for the Fall season.


Please join us for our first monthly workshop of the season:

Saturday, September 22, 2018

10am – 3pm

“Schedio: The Draft Before The Writing”

Open to iconography students of all levels, this one-day workshop is designed to elevate the student’s iconography awareness, technique and skills.

Presented by Byzantine Iconographer Magdalene Grace Deane – Master Instructor and Director of the Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography.

Class will be held at our intimate, Old World–style studio filled with solemnity, Byzantine chant and prayer. Please see the attached flyer for more information and registration.

We would be blessed if you would forward this notice to any whom may be of interest.

Our Blest in Christ,

The Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography¨ From the email.

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Holy Transfiguration 2018 A Joyous Feast to All!

The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ (Second “Feast of the Saviour” in August).

Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,/ Who didst show Thy glory unto Thy disciples as far as they could bear it,/ May Thine ever-existing light shine forth also upon us sinners/ through the prayers of the Theotokos.// O Bestower of light, glory be to Thee!

Kontakion, idiomelon, in Tone VII —
On the mountain wast Thou transfigured,/ and Thy disciples beheld Thy glory as far as they could bear it, O Christ God;/ that when they would see Thee crucified,/ they would comprehend that Thy suffering was voluntary,// and proclaim to the world that Thou art of a truth the Effulgence of the Father.

 The Holy Transfiguration. Fresco-Visoki-Decani-Monastery-Serbia.jpg

The Holy Transfiguration.    A beautiful Icon from Fresco-Visoki-Decani-Monastery-Serbia.jpg

Преобразился еси на горе, Христе Боже, показавый учеником Твоим славу Твою, якоже можаху, да возсияет и нам, грешным, Свет Твой присносущный молитвами Богородицы, Светодавче, слава Тебе

Cuando Te transfiguraste, Oh Cristo Dios, en la montaña; Revelaste Tu Gloria a los discípulos según ellos pudieron contemplar. Haz resplandecer Tu Luz Eterna sobre nosotros pecadores; Por las intercesiones de la Madre de Dios; ¡Tú que otorgas la luz, gloria a ti!

ما تجلّيت أيها المسيح الإله في الجبل، أظهرتَ مجدك للتلاميذ حسبما استطاعوا، فأشرق لنا نحن الخطأة نورك الأزلي، بشفاعات والدة الإله، يا مانح النور المجد لك.

Przemieniłeś się na górze Chryste Boże,
ukazując chwałę swoją Twoim uczniom, na ile ujrzeć mogli.
Niech zajaśnieje i nam grzesznym Twoja światłość Wiekuista;
przez modlitwy Bogurodzicy, Światłości dawco, chwała Tobie.

When, O Christ our God, Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, Thou didst reveal Thy glory to Thy Disciples in proportion as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light also enlighten us sinners, through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O God Thou Bestower of light, glory to Thee.

Schimbatu-te-ai la faţă în munte, Hristoase Dumnezeule, arătându-le ucenicilor Tăi slava Ta, pe cât li se putea. Srăluceşte şi nouă, păcătoşilor, lumina Ta cea pururea fiitoare, pentru rugăciunile Născătoarei de Dumnezeu, Dătătorule de lumină, slavă Ţie

Μετεμορφώθης ἐν τῷ ὄρει Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, δείξας τοῖς Μαθηταῖς σου τὴν δόξαν σου, καθὼς ἠδυναντο. Λάμψον καὶ ἡμῖν τοῖς ἁμαρτωλοῖς, τὸ φῶς σου τὸ ἀΐδιον, πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, φωτοδότα δόξα σοι

Preobraziłsia jesi na hore, Christie Boże,
pokazawyj uczenikom Twoim sławu Twoju jakoże możachu:
da wozsijajet i nam hresznym swiet Twoj prisnosuszcznyj,
molitwami Bohorodicy, Swietodawcze, sława Tiebie

Enjoy the Troparion in the above languages:

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


“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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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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