Sunday Snapshot: Bell Ringing at St Spiridon’sSeattle, WA Featured in the Seattle Times


St. Paul the Confessor, archbishop of Constantinople (350).  Venerable Barlaam, abbot of Khoutyn (Novgorod) (1192).  New Hieromartyrs Nicitas bishop of Orekhovo-Zuev, Anatoly, Arsenius, Nicholas, Nicholas, Constantine priests, Hieromartyrs Barlaam, Gabriel, Gabriel, Woman Hieromartyrs Nina and Seraphima (1937).

Sunday Snapshot:

St Spiridon’s Cathedral (FB)  in Seattle, Washington was featured this past October in an article “Seattle Cathedral’s Bells Strike Spiritual Tones.”

Photo of Bell Ringing Oct 2017 from an article by the Seattle Times. Click photo to see complete article and more photos. Property of Seattle Times

 

 

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


  Hieromartyr Zenobius and his sister Zenobia of Aegae, Cilicia (285).

Many Years to Father James and all the Church!

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  Oct 2017

On Saturday, October 8/21, the occasion of its 15th anniversary, St. Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis, Oregon received its Great Consecration. Presiding at this event was His Eminence, Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western American, assisted by Bishop Theodosius of Seattle and Bishop Irenei of Sacramento, eight priests, and four deacons. A great number of parish faithful, and visitors from as far away as Greece, attended this joyful occasion…” (from the Western American Diocese of ROCOR)

Photos from the Great Consecration of St Martin the Mericful Church in Corvallis, Oregon. Oct 2017 Photos from the Great Consecration of St Martin the Mericful Church in Corvallis, Oregon. Oct 2017

 

 

Photos from the Great Consecration of St Martin the Mericful Church in Corvallis, Oregon. Oct 2017 Photos from Western American Dioces of ROCOR click photo to go to website for more!

The Corvallis Gazette times featured a slide show on the recent consecration also!

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Славска прослава/Church Slava at St Michael’s in Burnaby BC Nov 18-19, 2017


 Great-martyr Parasceva of Iconium (3rd c.)

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Славска прослава

Субота, 18. новембар
18:00 Вечерње богослужење са нашим Владиком, Његовим Преосвештенством Г.Г.  Митрофаном
19:00 Освећење славског колача и кољива
19:45 Славска вечера
20:30 Програм
21:30 Музика Драган Бенд
Кум славе Војислав Николић са породицом.
Улазнице $40: Јадранка 604-789-3767

Недеља, 19. Новембар
10:00 Света Архијерејска Литургија
12:00 Ручак

Уторак, 21. новембар
Св. Арханђел Михаило – АРАНЂЕЛОВДАН
10:00 Света Литургија

Church Slava Celebration

We invite you all to join us in our patron saint St. Archangel Michael celebration.

Schedule:
Saturday, Nov 18
18:00 Vespers
19:00 Blessing of Slava Cake and wheat by his Grace Mitrofan, Bishop of Canada
19:45 Slava Dinner
20:30 Program
21:30 Live  Music  Dragan Band
God Father of Slava: Vojislav Nikolic with his family
Tickets $40: Jadranka 604-789-3767

Sunday, Nov 19
10:00 Holy Archbishop’s Liturgy
12:00 Lunch

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 Arctic Light: Finnish Orthodox Music Concert Seattle Performed by Cappella Romana, Portland and Lake Oswego Nov 17-19th


 

Cappella Romana (FB) presents:

 

“Renowned Finnish choral director Timo Nuoranne returns to direct glimmering sacred works from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Estonia. With selections from Cappella Romana’s celebrated recording Arctic Light: Finnish Orthodox Music, and a Trisagion in Estonian, Slavonic, and Greek by Erkki-Sven Tüür.” (from website)

SEATTLE

Fri 17 Nov, 8:00pm
St. James Cathedral

PORTLAND

Sat 18 Nov, 8:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

LAKE OSWEGO

Sun 19 Nov, 3:00pm
Marylhurst University

Click here for ticket info or photo above!

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Author Book Reading “The Saint Nicholas Day Snow” Presented by Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR Dec 11, 2017


Holy and Glorious Great-martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-gusher of Thessalonica (306).

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

 

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Fellowship of the Cross Retreat for Young Adults Nov 17-18, 2017, at Goldendale, WA


Prophet Elijah Mission  (fb)in Ellensburg Washington presents:

 

Please note it is in Goldendale and not in Ellensburg!  Ty to Father Paul Moses for noticing!

 

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“Understanding the Placement of the Holy Figure Beneath the Veil and Vestment” Master Iconography Class Newberg Oregon Nov 18th, 2017


Bishop Antoun Memory Eternal!

The Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography presents:

 

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Plan Now “Own Your Faith” Winter Youth Retreat Jan 13-15, 2018 Lake Steven’s WA


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Antiochan Women’s Retreat at St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Arlington, Nov 11, 2017


Bishop Antoun Eternal Memory!

St Andrew Orthodox Church   (fb) in Arlington, Washington presents:

 

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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Joyous Feast of St Demetrios to All! 2017


Holy and Glorious Great-martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-gusher of Thessalonica (306).

Verily, the inhabited world found thee a great succor in tribulations and a vanquisher of nations, O fight-bearing one. Wherefore, as thou didst demolish the arrogance of Lahosh, and on the battle-field didst hearten Nestor, beseech, O Saint, Christ God to grant us the Great Mercy.

+Troparion, Tone 3

Verily, God, O Demetrius, who granted thee invincible power hath touched the Church with the live coal of thy blood streams, preserving the city unbreached; for it is established by thee.

+Kontakion, Tone 2

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RSVP! Sign up for free lecture by Alexander Lingas of Cappella Romana at Reed College Nov 7th


For all those who have died by acts of hatred and depravity.   Κύριε ἐλέησον, Κύριε ἐλέησον, Κύριε ἐλέησον.  

Cappella Romana (FB)

RSVP FOR FREE LECTURE

Sign up for free lecture by Alexander Lingas

at Reed College

Dr. Alexander Lingas
“Russian Sacred Music between Byzantium and ‘The West’”

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:30 PM
Vollum College Center, Reed College 110
3202 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland

Sponsors: Russian Department and Music Department, Reed College
Free and open to the public

This lecture will consider the shifting cultural location of Russian Orthodox sacred music music as rulers, clergy, and lay members of the church steered it from its Byzantine origins into the modern era. Repeated attempts through the centuries to re-engage with Byzantine traditions will be contrasted with other movements emphasizing engagement with Western art music or Slavic exceptionalism.

Alexander Lingas, Reader in Music at City, University of London; Music Director and Founder of the vocal ensemble Cappella Romana; and a Fellow of the University of Oxford’s European Humanities Research Centre

Click here or the photo to reserve your spot!

 

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Reminder!!! 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.  

Dear Readers this is an exceptional repeat post for a very unique event.  We are blessed to have a disciple of Elder Sophrony who was a disciple of St Silouan in the NW.  May it be a Blessing to you and those around you.  Editor

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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Serbian-Russian Night – Cрпско-Pуско вече Nov 4th, at St Michaels in Burnaby, BC



The Parish of St Michael the Archangel/СРПСКА ПРАВОСЛАВНА  ЦРКВА  СВ. АРХАНГЕЛ  МИХАИЛО  –  ВАНКУВЕР  (FBin Burnaby, BC., presents:

Драга баћо и сестре,

позивамо вас на традиционално Српско – руско вече које ће се одржати
у суботу, 4. новембра

19:00 Вечера
20:00 Програм
21:00 Музика

Улазнице су $35. За резервације позовите Биљану 778-385-8245

Добро дошли!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On Nov 4th we will have an Evening of Serbian and Russian
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Program
21:00 Music

Tickets reservations: Biljana 778-385-8245

Welcome!

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“Do Christians Believe in Ghosts?” A Christian Perspective on Death and the Afterlife By Fr George Aquaro Oct 28th in Pullman, WA


St Katherine’s Mission in Pullman Washington  (fb)presents:   (Apologies for the late notice-mea culpa)

 

 

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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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“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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