A Joyous Lent to All! Καλή Σαρακοστή! 2015


Καλή Σαρακοστή !

The lenten spring has come!
   the light of repentance;
Let us, brothers, cleanse ourselves from all evil,
   crying out to the Giver of Light:
Glory to Thee, O Lover of man…

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Καθαρά Δευτέρα, Clean Monday 2013. The P51 Kite flying proudly after takeoff! All rights reserved property of OrthodoxNorthwest

Let us begin the time of fasting in light!
   Preparing ourselves for the spiritual efforts.
Let us purify our soul; let us purify our body.
As from food, let us abstain from all passion
   and enjoy the virtues of the spirit,
So that perfected in time by love
We may all be made worthy to see
   the Passion of Christ and the Holy Pascha
In spiritual joy!  Lenten Text

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Registration is Open forCamp St Mary! Camp July 2015, in Post Falls, ID


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Camp St. Mary Registration is open for Camp St Mary of Egypt!!!

Camp St Mary of Egypt

Registration for Camp St Mary of Egypt, the Antiochian Archdiocese’s
youth summer camp for the Pacific Northwest, is now open. Camp St Mary
will be held July 13-18, 2015 at Ross Point Baptist Camp in Post
Falls, Idaho. Campers who will be age 9-17 during the week of camp are
invited to register. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to pray, learn
about the Faith, make new friends and have a great time at summer
camp! Registration forms may be downloaded at campstmary.org. Spaces
available for campers fill up quickly, so get your registration and
deposit in without delay!

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Speak Latin? Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR is Looking for a Part Time Lating Teacher (2015)


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Speak Latin?  Our wonderful teacher will be going on maternity leave sometime in mid-April. Agia Sophia Academy is seeking a part-time Latin Language Substitute Teacher to finish out the year.  Exact start date is approximate, but the weekly schedule is Tuesday & Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm. Contact Elisha Lubliner at 503-641-4600 or elisha@asapdx.org for additional details.

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Agia Sophia Academy is Looking for a Licensed Reading Teacher in Beaverton, OR (2015)


 Sunday before the Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Eve of the Theophany (Kreshchenskyi Sochelnik).

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Got a Reading Endorsement?  Agia Sophia Academy  is looking for a licensed teacher with a reading endorsement to provide Title I tutoring in the area of literacy instruction. Contact Elisha Lubliner at 503-641-4600 or elisha@asapdx.org for additional details.

 

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The Classical Learning Resource Center has a few Spring 2015 Openings Left Sign Up Now!


Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L Christ is Born! Glorify Him! 

The Classical Learning Resource Center (FB) “Fall Term Registration Opening Soon!

 Classical Learning Resource Center

It’s not too late for Spring 2015 Courses! 

The following classes still have some spots available:

Mythology:

Introduction to Roman Mythology and Literature

History:

Introduction to the Ancient World

Introduction to the Renaissance and Early Modern World

Antiquity

The Renaissance and Early Modern World

Music:

Byzantine Chant

Literature and Composition:

Upper Elementary Language Arts 1

Introduction to Literature and Composition

Introduction to British Literature

Introduction to American Literature

Introduction to World Literature

 Greek and Latin:

Latin4Kids 1

Latin4Kids 2

Tutoring and some other classes may also be available for students with sufficient background.  Please Contact Us for more information. 

Please Contact Us or email the instructor listed on the course description linked below before registering. 

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

CLRC Faculty

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

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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LYRA Vocal Ensemble is Coming to the US in 2015 Contact Them to Perform At Your Parish A Wonderful Evangelistic Opportunity


LYRA a Musical Group based in St Petersburg is planning its US tour.  You can make arrangements for them to visit your parish or town.  What a wonderful way to help spread the faith.
“Dear friends,
 
In May 2015, a Russian vocal group “LYRA” is going to the US with a concert tour. LYRA is a group of 5 members (females and males) who are professional opera singers or professional musicians of other music occupations. In 2001 we were awarded the Montreux (Switzerland) international choral festival diploma. In 2005 our group was also a winner of Coleraine International Choral Festival (Northern Ireland).
 
The main aim of our activity is to make Russian Church music well known in other countries by concerts and singing in ecumenical worships, and also to bring traditions of Russian folk music to people who are interested in Russia, its history and its culture. Our group regularly goes with concert tours to the US and European countries (Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, England, Ireland).
 
Now we are trying to get in touch with parishes, musicians, music organizations and all people in your country who are interested in a cappella music. If you want to meet richness of Russian musical heritage and invite our group to your church please contact us simply by answering this mail. This will be a great and unique experience for your congregation and community.
 
Every year, since 2001, we tour around the US. Over 150000 Americans have listened to us and could prove the quality of our performance. We have made friends with many people who, we are sure, will be glad to say a word for us. We will be delighted to provide you with some references.
 
If you have any questions we would be happy to answer all of them. At your request we can pleasantly send you some WEB links with VIDEO recordings of our singing from the concerts in the past.
 
We would be happy to sing for you and your community.
Kind regards,
LYRA vocal group
St. Petersburg, Russia”
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Universal Exaltation of the Cross and the Rise of Islam 2014


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

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This sites focus is limited to events in the NW that may be of interest to Orthodox Christians.  However world events of late cannot be ignored.  Our fellow Christians both Orthodox and Heretodox are being eliminated from the Middle East.  Islam is once again demanding renunciation of the faith or martyrdom.  On this the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross I offer these 2 websites to help you learn more.

JihadWatch:  Probably the best known of sites exposing Islam and its bloody history.

Facing Islam Blog:  This site is run by an Orthodox Christian and is well worth a visit.

The famous Regensburg Address of Pope Benedict the 16th that caused such outrage in the Islamic world.  Here is a brief excerpt with the Pope quoting Emperor Manuel II Paleologus:

“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”[3] The emperor, after having expressed himself so forcefully, goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable. Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul. “God”, he says, “is not pleased by blood – and not acting reasonably (σὺν λόγω) is contrary to God’s nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats… To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death…”.[4]

 

This Meditation below was found on the Facing Islam Blog, but was originally posted on; Orthodox Christian Meditations by Fr Stephen Kostoff.  The original article can be viewed here:

Dear Parish Faithful & Friends in Christ,

We are approaching the Feast Day of The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross – to give the Feast its full title – this coming Sunday, September 14. This is the day that we liturgically commemorate and venerate the Cross that will be placed in the middle of the church toward the end of Great Vespers on Saturday evening.   The Feast will then have a full “octave” for its celebration – thus making it an eight-day Feast which serves to stress the importance of the Cross in the life of the Church and in our personal  lives.  To further turn our attention toward the Cross, we recall the Third Sunday of Great Lent – the Adoration of the Cross; and the less well-observed Feast of the Procession of the Cross on August 1.  And, importantly, every Wednesday and Friday is a day of commemorating the Cross, one of the reasons that we fast on those two days on a weekly basis.
Prominent though that the Cross may be for Christians, it is the Apostle Paul who very succinctly and profoundly captured the unbelieving world’s attitude toward the Cross in his well-known text:

For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.  (I COR. 1:23-24)

This leads the Apostle to one of his most astonishing and paradoxical insights:

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.  (I COR. 1:26)

The “scandal” for the unbelieving Jew would be the claim that the Messiah was crucified.  The “folly” for the Greek/Gentile would be the claim that the divine would even enter the realm of flesh and blood and “become” human, let alone suffer death on a cross.  Yet God, in and through Christ, transformed what is shameful, weak, lowly and despised – a crucified man – into “our righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (I COR. 1:30)  The entire passage of I COR. 1:18-31 deserves careful, close and constant study.
It remains fascinating, and highly instructive, that even non-Christians who profess to have a great respect for Jesus Christ, struggle terribly with the scandal of the Cross.   This is clearly the case with Islam.  Jesus is treated with great respect in many passages in the Qur’an:  even to the point of acknowledging His virginal conception in a passage that clearly resembles the Annunciation form the Gospel According to St. Luke! (Qur’an, 3:45-47)  However, the Crucifixion is treated in a way that bears no resemblance to the Gospel accounts:

“yet they did not slay him, neither crucify him, only a likeness of that was shown to them.” (Qur’an 4:156-159)

The Muslims believe that someone else – a figure unidentified by the Qur’an – was crucified in the place of Christ, but not Jesus Himself.  The Muslim scholar Dr. Maneh Al-Johani wrote:  “The Qur’an does not elaborate on this point, nor does it give any answer to this question.”
Clearly, the “scandal” of the Cross is too much for Muslim sensibilities, since Jesus is for them a great prophet sent by God.  Muslims further believe that Jesus was raised to Heaven, yet before He died, clearly an odd teaching that again is meant to completely distance Jesus from His crucifixion.  If there is anything that is agreed upon today among New Testament scholars – believers and skeptics alike – it is that Jesus of Nazareth was put to death by crucifixion by orders of Pontius Pilate in the early 30’s of the Christian era.  This lends a certain fantastic quality to these claims of the Qur’an.
There is a close resemblance here with an early Christian heresy known asdocetism from the Gk. word meaning “to appear.”  In other words, it only “appeared” that Christ was actually crucified and died on the Cross.  St. Ignatius of Antioch (+c. 110) vehemently rejected this heresy in its initial inception, early in the 2nd c.

Be deaf, then, when anyone speaks to you apart from Jesus Christ, who was of the family of David, who was of Mary, who was truly born, ate and drank, was truly persecuted under Pontius Pilate, was truly crucified and died … He was also truly raised from the dead, when His Father raised Him up …  (Epistle to the Trallians, 9)

St. Ignatius very poignantly asks: what is the purpose of suffering martyrdom for the Lord (as he did in the Roman arena) if the sufferings of Christ were an illusion?   Should a Christian suffer in the flesh if his Lord did not?

But if, as some godless men – that is, unbelievers – say, his suffering was only apparent (they are the apparent ones), why am I in bonds, why do I pray to fight wild beasts?  Then I die in vain.  Then I lie about the Lord.  (To the Trallians, 10)

We do not “worship” the Cross.  We worship the One Who was crucified upon the Cross for our salvation.  Indeed, with the Apostle Paul we call Him the “Lord of glory.” (I COR. 2:8)   Jesus Christ was not merely a prophet in a chain of prophets sent by God.  He is the fulfillment of the prophetic testimony to His coming, as He is the fulfillment of the Law.  (MATT. 5:17) There are no prophets to follow Him with any further additions to the Christian revelation.  We believe, as we chant in the Second Antiphon of the Liturgy, that He is the “Only-begotten Son and immortal Word of God … Who without change didst become man and was crucified.”  The Cross remains “an unconquerable token of victory,” and  “an invincible shield.”  In fact, it is for this reason that in our practice, we,

kiss with joy the Wood of salvation, on which was stretched Christ the Redeemer.  (Small Vespers)

Christianity does not exist because of what it holds in common with other great world religions, but because of what is unique and distinctive about it, primarily the Incarnation, redemptive Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It is because of our love for Christ that beginning on the personal level, we must promote and practice mutual respect, tolerance and peaceful co-existence with sincerely believing people of other religions.  I see no other way for those who claim to follow the crucified Lord of glory.  However, this should in no way undermine our sense of Christian distinctiveness – “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (ACTS 4:12) – but actually demonstrate our loyalty to Christ Who never compels but invites – with outstretched arms upon the Cross.
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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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Maslenitsa / Blini Sunday at St Innocent’s Mission in Silverdale, WA Feb 21, 2015


St Innocent’s Orthodox Church a “new mission parish” in Silverdale, Washington (fb)is having a Blini Sunday!  Also check out their webpage.

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Young Adults and Older Teens to Gather at Prophet Elijah Mission Feb 20 and 21 , 2015 Ellensburg, WA


Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington is hosting another Young Adult Gathering.  Here is the Youth Gathering letter from the first Sept Gathering. 

A story written about the Youth Gathering in Ellensburg in January, 2015

Ellensburg Youth Gathering flyer, February 20 & 21, 2015-page-0

 

 

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“Russian Winter Festival” Sponsored by Holy Protection of the Theotokos Parish Seattle, Feb 15th, 2015


Holy Protection of the Theotokos Orthodox Church presents: ( Please note that the event will take place at Bethany Presbyterian Church.

 

“We are pleased to invite you to our Russian Winter Festival to be held

at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1818 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle 98109

Program includes: Russian and Georgian cuisine, folk music, classical recital

and silent auction.

Hope to see you there on Sunday 15th February, 2015

From 5 pm to 9 pm”

 

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Dedication and Blessing by Abp Kyrill of New Hall at St Martin the Merciful in Corvallis Oregon Feb 6-7th All Invited!


St Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis is Blessing its new hall and wants you to come!

“Dear brothers and sisters,

Our parish will be dedicating our new parish hall Friday-Saturday, February 6-7.  This will be the realization of years of planning and labors by our flock, and many well-wishers and helpers.

 

Please join with us in celebrating this most joyous event in the life of our community.   Archbishop Kyrill  will preside, together with many visiting clergy.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 6
5:00 pm — Vigil

Saturday, February 7
9:00 am Greeting of the Hierarch, Divine Liturgy, and blessing of the Hall, followed by a festal trapeza in the new hall.

I look forward to seeing all of you, God grant!

with love in Christ,

Priest James Baglien”

New Hall Dedicated/Blessed 2015!

New Hall Dedicated/Blessed 2015!

Abp Kyrill, at St Martin the Merciful Parish, in Corvallis Oregon. From a past post.

 

 

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WOCA PreLenten Retreat – Brier, WA Feb 6-7th, 2015



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 The Washington Orthodox Clergy Association (WOCA) presents their pre Lenten retreat at St. Paul Orthodox Church-Brier, WA.

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KLIROS will sing the Liturgy, Jan 25th, 2015 at St Nicholas in Portland, OR


Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland!

KLIROS (FB), a mixed chorus dedicated to singing quality Orthodox liturgical music, sings the Divine Liturgy* for the feast of St. Gregory the Theologian

When: Sunday, January 25 (Pentecost XXXIII) at 9:30am

 Where: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church   (FB) , 2210 SW Dolph Court, Portland, OR 97219

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MALANKA / МАЛАНКА Jan 24th 2015, in Seattle!


 Afterfeast of the Theophany.
Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John.

MALANKA / МАЛАНКАpresented by Ukrainian American Club of Washington.  Click posters to buy tickets online

Deadline for tickets – January 22nd

Delicious Ukrainian food, wonderful entertainment, a great crowd, and a whole lot of fun!

Don’t wait!  Get your tickets now!!!!!!! No tickets will be sold at the door!

Oleksandr Dudyshyn ● (206) 218-2816odudyshyn@gmail.com or visit the internet pagehttp://www.uaws.org/Pages/aboutus.aspx

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A Joyous Theophany 2015 with some Images from Celebrations – Feast Day Snapshot!


 The Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ (Baptism of the Lord).  A Joyous Feast to All!

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Thou wast Baptized in the Jordan. Glory to Thee O Lord. Glory to Thee!
Icon from OCA website: http://oca.org/FSicons-churchyear.asp?Section=twelvefeasts

Prefestal Troparion. Tone 4 
The River Jordan was once turned back by the mantle of Elisha / when Elijah had been taken up, / 
and the waters were divided hither and thither. / 
And for him the watery path became dry, / 
Verily as a type of baptism, / 
Whereby we cross the flowing stream of life. // 
Christ hath appeared in the Jordan to sanctify the waters.

Prefestal Kontakion – Tone 4 
In the streams of the Jordan today / 
the Lord cried to John: / 
Be not afraid to baptize Me, / 
for, I am come to save Adam, // 
the first-fashioned man.

Troparion of Theophany Tone 1: 
When Thou, wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, / 
the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; / 
for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, / 
calling Thee His beloved Son. / 
And the Spirit in the form of a dove / 
confirmed the certainty of the word. / 
O Christ our God, Who hast appeared // 
and hast enlightened the world, glory be to Thee.

Kontakion of Theophany Tone 4: 
Thou hast appeared today unto the whole world, / 
and Thy light, O Lord, hath been signed upon us / 
who with knowledge chant unto Thee: / 
Thou hast come, Thou hast appeared, // 
O Light Unapproachable!

Great Blessing of the Waters on the Spokane River Makes Coeur d’ Alene press.

Great are Thee, O Lord, and wonderful Thy works, and no word is adequate to sing the praise of Thy wonders

The waters beheld thee, O God, the waters beheld thee and feared.

Saint Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church of Portland (FB) Celebrated Holy Badarak with the Blessing of Holy Water. The Armenian’s celebrate a combined Nativity/Theophany Celebration as their ancient custom.

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St Kevork’s Armenian Apostolic Church in Portland Celebrating the Nativity and Baptism of Christ with the Great Blessing of the Waters.

 

 

Let the people, O God, confess to thee; let all the people give praise to thee; the earth hath yielded her fruit.

Today thou hast appeared to the universe, O Lord, and thy light hath been shed upon us, who praise thee with knowledge, saying, Thou hast come and appeared, O unapproachable Light.

That these waters may be sanctified by the power, and effectual operation, and descent of the Holy Spirit. 

Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg, Washington Blessed Mercer Creek which runs along their property and flows into the Yakima River.

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Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg, WA with the Great Blessing of the Waters 2015.

When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity wast made manifest;

for the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. 

And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of His word. O Christ our God, Who hath appeared and enlightened the world, glory to Thee.  Troparion of the Feast

Thou didst bow thy head to the Forerunner, thereby crushing the heads of the dragons.  And having stood in the streams, thou didst illuminate the whole creation.  Wherefore, let it glorify thee, O Saviour, thou Illumination of our souls.

St John Orthodox Church (FB) in Kennewick, WA,

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Great Blessing of the Waters on the Columbia River 2015 with the Parish of St Johns in Kennewick, WA.

 

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Swimming for the Cross Theophany 2015 on the Columbia River Water temp in the 40s. St John Church in Kennewick, WA.

 

The Lord is upon many waters.  I will love Thee O Lord my strength.Thou didst appear in the world, O Creator of the world, to lighten them that sit in darkness.  Wherefore, O Lover of Mankind, glory to thee.

“Priests from St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Vancouver, Protopresbyter Fr. Demitrios Partsafas and Father-Constantinos Economos, from Saints Nicholas and Demetrios Church in East Vancouver, Fr. Tim Prattas and from Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Surrey, Fr. Kosta Kaltsidis revived a tradition that last occurred 32 years ago Blessing the waters in Vancouver that took place in Kitsilano beach. The three young Greek Canadians who brought back the cross from the water are Stefanos Chountalos, Apostoli Nicolinas and Kosta Panos. Congratulations !!!”  May this renewed tradition continue for many years!

Pictures may be added to this post as I receive them…

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March for Life in Olympia Noon Jan 20nd 2015; West Coast Walk for Life!


 Sunday before the Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Eve of the Theophany (Kreshchenskyi Sochelnik).

For Thou hast possessed my reins; O Lord, Thou hast holpen me from my mother’s womb.  I will confess Thee,  for awesomely art Thou wondrous; marvelous are Thy works, and my soul knoweth it right well.

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A talk from Fr Josiah on the West Coast Right to Life Walk and other Activities around the Nation on AFR.

“All the sins against humanity, abortion, euthanasia, war, violence, and victimization of all kinds, are the results of depersonalization.” Excerpt of ArchPastoral Message  Metropolitan Jonah 2009

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My Bone is not hid from Thee, which Thou madest in secret; nor my substance in the nethermost parts in of the earth.

My being while it was still unformed Thine eyes did see, and in Thy book shall all men be written; day by day they are formed, when as yet there be none of them.  Psalm 138: 10- 15

The National Right to Life March will be held in Washington, DC on Thursday, 22nd.

Here are some Links for the support of Life.  These will be included in the links on the side.

Birthright International “We Love them Both” Find a local location near you.

National Right to Life

Washington State March for Life (FB)

Orthodox March for Life (FB)

Human Life of Washington

January 22, 2013: The 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (Statement of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America)

BlackGenocide.org (this website details the abortion assault on the Black Community)

NoAbort.net a Russian Language site by a Russian Orthodox in the NW.

Zoe for Life!  An Orthodox Christian Initiative

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O Virgin, Theotokos whose Womb was more spacious than the Heavens; Pray for us.

As Orthodox Christians, we strongly affirm the value and sanctity of all human life, from the moment of conception to the final breath one takes.” Excerpt of ArchPastoral Message Metropolitan Jonah 2010

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“Thus, however we have sinned, we can be forgiven. Whether we have aborted a child, or consented to it, we can be forgiven. If we bear a child as a single mother, we can be accepted in the community of the Church with love. If we have judged and condemned others, and burn with resentment, we can be freed through repentance. No matter what we have done, no matter how broken we are or how completely we have messed up our lives, we can be healed, forgiven, accepted and loved. And then maybe we can forgive ourselves, and attain to that true freedom.” Excerpt of ArchPastoral Message Metropolitan Jonah 2011 

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Northwest Regional Conference of Philoptochos Jan 31st, 2015 in Seattle


Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L Christ is Born! Glorify Him!  

Apodosis of the Nativity of Christ.  Eve of the Circumcision and St Basils!

The Greek Orthodox Church of St Demetrios Seattle (FB) will host:

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Open House at Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR Jan 29, 2015


Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L! 

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

 

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Open House:  Whether you’re a community member interested in learning more about our Orthodox School or a parent looking into enrolling your child at Agia Sophia Academy in the fall, we invite you to stop by anytime between 5-7pm on Thursday, January 29th during our Open House.   Meet the teachers, enjoy a student tour, see our new elementary classroom: we are excited to see you! www.asapdx.org  | 503.641.4600

 

 

 

 

 

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Echoes of the Rennaisance Performed by Cappella Romana in Seattle and Portland Jan 9, 10 and 11th, 2015


Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L! 

 

Cappella Romana (FB)

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Ockeghem: Missa MiMi (Latin)
Tikey Zes: Divine Liturgy (Greek)
Seattle: Fri. 9 Jan, 8 pm TICKETS
Portland: Sat. 10 Jan, 8 pm TICKETS
Portland: Sun. 11 Jan, 2 pm TICKETS

VIDEO SAMPLE: Trisagion by Tikey Zes (from recording sessions)

FREE Pre-concert talks with Dr. Gil Seeley (prof. emeritus Lewis and Clark College, Oregon Repertory Singers), one hour prior to each performance

“Cappella Romana sings this music as if already in the heavenly realms, and can transport the listener there, as well.”  —Fanfare

Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. Long a proponent of Zes’s music, Cappella Romana will perform excerpts of a setting of his Divine Liturgy that Cappella Romana released on CD last season.

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Preceding the music of Zes are excerpts from the Missa MiMi by Johannes Ockeghem, who with other masters of the Renaissance inspired Zes’s approach to modal harmony and counterpoint. Zes recorded the Ockeghem Missa MiMi on LP with his Berkeley Chamber Singers in the 1960s, at the dawn of the modern Early Music movement.

Dr. Zes with his wife Teddi will be in attendance at the Sunday performance.

For more info, go to www.cappellaromana.org or call 503-236-8202

Tickets start at $22, with discounts for Seniors (in advance), Students and Arts For All

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Свечани дочек Србске Нове Године New Years Party at St Michaels in Burnaby, BC Jan 13, 2015


 Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L! 

Sviatki. Fast-free.  Third Day of the Feast of the Nativity.   Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen (34).  

unnamed-1 Time to Celebrate the New Year the old fashioned way in style! Happy New Year!

 ЦШО  „СВЕТИ АРХАНГЕЛ МИХАИЛО“ ВАС ПОЗИВА НАДОЧЕК СРПСКЕ НОВЕ 2015. ГОДИНЕ
У УТОРАК, 13. ЈАНУАР 2015.
СА ПОЧЕТКОМ У 20 ЧАСОВА  УЗ ЖИВУ МУЗИКУ И СВЕЧАНУ ВЕЧЕРУ.ИНФОРМАЦИЈЕ И РЕЗЕРВАЦИЈЕ :
СТЕЛА 778-987-0499
УЛАЗ  $30

ДА ЈЕ СРЕЋНА И БОГОМ БЛАГОСЛОВЕНА 2015!


We invite you to celebrate Serbian New Year 2015 with us on
January 13, 2015 at 8 PM,
Church Hall 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
Live music and festive dinner.
Tickets $30. For reservations  call Stella at 778-987-0499.

Happy New Year!

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Young Adults and Older Teens to Gather at Prophet Elijah Mission January 16-17th, 2015 Ellensburg, WA


Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L! 

Sviatki. Fast-free Second Day of the Feast of the Nativity.Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington is hosting another Young Adult Gathering.  Here is the Youth Gathering letter from the first Sept Gathering. 

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