A Joyous Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos to All! 2019


 The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple.  A Joyous Feast to All!

Holy Resurrection Parish in Vancouver, BC/† Свято-Воскресенский Русский Православный Собор, Ванкувер celebrating the Feast in 2011.

 

Hamatoura Monastery has some very nice e-cards that tell the story of the Feast just click below to go to the site!

Just click the above for an E-Card for the Feast!

Troparion – Tone 4

Today is the prelude of the good will of God,
of the preaching of the salvation of mankind.
The Virgin appears in the Temple of God,
In anticipation proclaiming Christ to all.
Let us rejoice and sing to her: Rejoice,
O Fulfillment of the Creator’s dispensation!

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Kontakion – Tone 4

The most pure Temple of the Savior;
the Precious Chamber and Virgin;
the sacred Treasure of the Glory of God,
is presented today to the House of the Lord.
She brings with her the grace of the spirit,
which the angels of God do praise.
Truly this woman is the Abode of heaven!

A more complete explanation of the Feast can be found here.

and here.

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¨Christmas in Constantinople¨ by Cappella Romana Vancouver, Seattle, Portland Dec 19, 20, 21- 22 2019


Apostles Philemon and Archippus, Martyr Apphia, wife of Philemon, and St. Onesimus, disciple of St. Paul (ca. 109).

 

Cappella Romana (FB) presents:

Christmas in Constantinople

This Christmas, journey through time and space with Cappella Romana to experience the holiday in Constantinople. Hear Byzantine music in Greek for Christmas, first performed in the Great Cathedral of Hagia Sophia. Spyridon Antonopoulos, regular singer in Cappella Romana, Byzantine music scholar, and founder and director of Boston-based Byzantine chant ensemble Psaltikon, conducts the men of Cappella in this joyful program.

Artists on this Program

Spyridon Antonopoulos

Spyridon Antonopoulos, guest conductor

SPYRIDON ANTONOPOULOS is the Founder and Director of PSALTIKON. He is Honorary Research Fellow at City, University of London, where he obtained his PhD in Musicology in 2015, completing a thesis on the fifteenth-century Constantinopolitan composer and theorist Manuel Chrysaphes.… Read More…

PERFORMANCES

VANCOUVER

THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER 2019, 7:00 P.M.

 TICKETS

SEATTLE

FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER 2019, 7:30 P.M.

 TICKETS

PORTLAND

SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER 2019, 8:00 P.M.

 TICKETS

PORTLAND

SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER 2019, 3:00 P.M.

 TICKETS

 

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¨ Euripides: A Modern, 2,425 -Year – Old Playwright¨ Lecture – by Dr. Effie Piliouni Albrecht Presented by The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum in Portland Oct 19, 2019


Prophet Jonah (9th c. B.C.).

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

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  •    What: Lecture 7:00pm

  •    When: October 19, 2019

  •    Time: Doors open 6:30 pm
  •    Location: Holy Trinity Cathedral
  •         Fr. Elias Stephanopoulos                            Center           
  •    3131 NE Glisan
  •    Portland, Oregon
  •    Free event: Donations accepted
  •    Light refreshments
  •    More info:     HACCMpdx@gmail.com
For Euripides, the gods are not active participants in human lives but detached observers, sitting idly and watching individuals destroy themselves through unbridled passions or heedlessness. These are the elements that make Euripides a modern writer for us today.

Vases and Verses

This exhibit includes pottery, and the theater and literature of ancient Greece. Also featured are vases, masks and costumes and other information pertaining to the exhibit.

On display through, March 31st, 2020

 

Sponsored by:
Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum of Oregon and SW Washington
3131 NE Glisan St. Portland, Or.97232

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Benefit Dinner and Auction for St John’s Monastery in Goldendale, Oct 20, 2019


Apodosis of the Exaltation of the Cross.
Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy (130).

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

 

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Plan Now Winter Youth Retreat Jan 18-20, 2020 Lake Steven’s WA


Venerable Eumenes, bishop of Gortyna (7th c.).
Glorification (1698) of Venerable Euphrosyne, nun, of Suzdal (1250)

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2nd Annual AHEPA Family Wine Tasting Fund Raiser Seattle, WA Oct 12, 2019


Martyrs Sophia and her three daughters: Faith (Vera), Hope (Nadezhda), and Love (Lyubov), at Rome (137).

AHEPA Seattle, Chapter #177 presents:

 

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¨Evening of Serbia¨at the Church of St Michael Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia Oct 5, 2019


Saturday after the Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord
Great-martyr 
Nicetas the Goth (372).click
 The Parish of St Michael the Archangel/СРПСКА ПРАВОСЛАВНА  ЦРКВА  СВ. АРХАНГЕЛ  МИХАИЛО  –  ВАНКУВЕР   in Burnaby, BC. (FB)

Драга браћо и сестре,

Иако смо често презрени, ми Срби смо један од најбогатијих народа на свету, не по материјалном богатству и достигнућу, већ по својој вери по којој смо Христов народ . Богати смо по својој славној историји, те великом академско-научном, културно-просветном, књижевном стваралаштву, као и уметности и спорту.
Управо ради очувања нашег националног идентитета организујемо вечери посвећене исконским српским земљама и разнобојном босиоком, тамјаном и рузмарином мирисавом српском народу.

Прво вече у низу ће бити у суботу, 5. октобра у просторијама свечане црквене сале.
Распоред програма вечери:
19:00 Српска вечера
20:00 Културно-уметнички програм и наступ фолклорних група
21:00 Игранка. Забављаће вас Драган Петровић и Мира.

Резервишите ваше карте на време и позовите Биљану Кос на телефон 778-385-8245
Улаз – одрасли $40, омладина 15 година и више $20, деца бесплатно.

Добро дошли!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Although Serbians are often devalued, we are one of the oldest and richest nations in the world. We are rich not in material accomplishments, but we are rich because of our steadfast faith by which we are Christ’s people. We are rich in our glorious history and academic and scientific achievements. We are rich in literal and educational enlightenment as well as in our achievements in arts and sports.
To preserve this richness and to treasure our Serbian heritage, we organize evenings dedicated to ancient Serbian lands and diverse Serbian people.

First evening will be an evening of Republic of Serbian on Saturday, October 5th in the hall of our church.
Program Schedule:
19:00 Serbian Dinner
20:00 Cultural and folklore performances
21:00 Dance with Dragan Band – Dragan & Mira

Reserve your tickets on time and call Biljana Kos at 778-385-8245
Ticket: $40, youth from 15 years and up $20, children free

Welcome!

 

 

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The Classical Learning Resource Center Continues to Expand its Curriculum Take a Look at These Courses as You Plan Studies 2019


Forefeast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
Commemoration of the Foundingof the Church of the Resurrection (The Holy Sepulchre) at Jerusalem (335).

   Classical Learning Resource Center (fb)

 

 

Of all holy works, the education of children is the most holy. 

– St. Theophan the Recluse

Additionally CLRC Greek and Latin instructor, Anne Van Fossen, was  interviewed on Ancient Faith Radio.  To hear her interview click here.

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Cappella Romana New Album ¨Venice in the East¨ Debuts in Top 10 of Classical Charts 2019


Martyrs MenodoraMetrodora, and Nymphodora at Nicomedia (305)

 

Cappella Romana (FB) presents:

Click for more info.

From a past post:

Venice in the East: Renaissance Crete

Italy meets Greece in Venice in the East, a sonic exploration of the Greek Islands when they were ruled by the Venetian empire. Cappella Romana is reviving Renaissance music from Crete, celebrating the island’s historical significance as a vibrant hub for Greco-Italian culture.

The program features thrilling Greek and Latin music for Eastertide, including a boisterous rendition of “Christos anesti” (“Christ is risen”) for full choir. Alexander Lingas, Cappella Romana’s music director and founder, conducts.

Venice in the East is a commission of the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Netherlands), the largest early music festival in the world, where it was premiered by Cappella Romana in 2016.

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Last Day to Register for 2019 Pan Orthodox Fall Retreat with Frederica Mathewes-Green in Beaverton, Oregon Oct 4-5, 2019


Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.
Martyr Sozon of Cilicia (304).

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church fb presents:

I apologize for the late notice.  That is why OrthodoxNorthwest is looking for Coeditors!!

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Upcoming Dates and Locations for the Fellowship of the Cross Retreats for Young Adults! Plan Now to Attend!


Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.
Martyr Sozon of Cilicia (304).

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!

 

Blessings to all of you!!!!

Our hope is that you all had a fruitful and spiritually beneficial summer break!  Now that the Fall is here, we have planned the next 3 gatherings of the Fellowship of the Cross, for young people 16-25+

The West side of the mountains MAY have one this month, September… stay tuned!   …It is just still too busy on the East side to pull one off…

So here are the upcoming dates and places. More info will be sent as soon as we arrange the particulars:

1.  Friday evening / Saturday,  October 25-26 in Goldendale WA.     Friday evening @ Fr. John Phelps home.    Saturday at the Monastery, with a Retreat with Fr. Demetrios Carellas

2.  Friday evening / Saturday,  November 8-9 in Arlington, WA.        Friday evening at St. Andrew’s church for the MEN…. a retreat w/ Fr. John Bethancourt, from Santa Fe.   (Subject???)

Saturday at St. Andrew’s for the GIRLS…  a retreat w/ Fr. John   (On the Jesus prayer)

 

3.  Friday evening / Saturday,  December 13-14 in Yakima, WA.       Friday evening & Saturday @ Holy Cross Church… a retreat with Fr. Joseph Honeycutt, from Texas

Image result for fr joseph huneycutt 

Please save these dates, if you are interested in attending any of them!!!      We will send out more information when the time gets closer!!!

With much love in Christ, Fr. Paul+

 

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Headmaster and Teacher of Newly Inaugerated St Macrina Orthodox Academy Interviewed on AFR Aug 30, 2019


Commemoration of the Meeting of the “Vladimir” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos and the deliverance of Moscow from the Invasion of Tamerlane in 1395.
Martyrs Adrian and Natalia and 23 companions of Nicomedia (4th c.).  New Hieromartyr Peter priest and St. Gregory confessor, priest (1938)  Venerable Adrian, abbot of Ondrusov (Valaam) (1549).

Fr Matthew assistant Priest at St John´s in Kennewick, Washington fb and teacher Matushka Elizabeth (wife of the Pastor Fr Jesse) were recently interviewed on Ancient Faith Radio regarding the founding of   St Macrina Orthodox Academy in kennewick Washington fb.

If you would like to help support St Macrina’s you can contact them directly above or go to their Amazon Wish List!    St Macrina´s was recently featured in a post.

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Special Prayers for Nicolas a Missing Person and Member of St Herman of Alaska in Langley, BC, Aug/Sept 2019


 

I am sorry to have to update this post with a sad announcement.

Memory Eternal!

Update:

“Nick Sonier was found deceased on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. His family and community thank you for your thoughts, prayers and assistance in the search over these last weeks. Foul play is not suspected – but for the privacy of the family, details surrounding Nick’s death will not be disclosed. Thank you for your understanding.

We ask for your continued prayers during this difficult time as we mourn the loss of our friend.

Please consider donating to help cover his funeral and associated costs.”

St Hermans Langley, British Columbia fb  is requesting your prayers for Nicolas who has disappeared since Aug 12, 2019.   Any information that you might have regarding Nicolas please inform the RCMP information below.  This is posted at the request of the parish on behalf of the family.  I will update as I receive updates.  Please see FINDNICKSONIER for more information.

Dominus regit me

Psalm 22 ( 23 as numbered in KJB)

(A Psalm of David.)  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.   King James Bible.

For Nicolas, his family and loved ones, the Parish of St Herman’s and all those involved in the search for him.   

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.   Κύριε, ἐλέησον.   Κύριε, ἐλέησον.  

(Note OrthoNW does not normally post prayer requests.  There are simply too many needs and it would be impossible to post in a timely manner. Additionally what if prayers were posted for one Priest for example but not another.  People might think the site is playing favourites.  Also there are personal/privacy issues that make it best not shared on Public site as this.  OrthoNW recently posted information about Abbot Tryphon after he was punched but he posted it on a public forum first, and is a public figure in the Orthodox Community.  This is an exception as it is of a serious nature, and an appeal to the public)

 

“UPDATE: Hunt intensifies for missing Langley man

Nicholas Sonier hasn’t been seen since Monday and didn’t show up for work: police”  BC Local News

As of Sept 20, 2019, the website does not have any new information.

Update:

“Nick Sonier was found deceased on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. His family and community thank you for your thoughts, prayers and assistance in the search over these last weeks. Foul play is not suspected – but for the privacy of the family, details surrounding Nick’s death will not be disclosed. Thank you for your understanding.

We ask for your continued prayers during this difficult time as we mourn the loss of our friend.

Please consider donating to help cover his funeral and associated costs.”

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Icon Workshop with Fr Matthew Garrett Boise, Idaho Oct 7-11, 2019


Martyr Andrew Stratelates and 2,593 soldiers with him in Cilicia (3rd c.).
St. Nicholas priest (1933).

Upcoming Icon Workshop 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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September/Oct is Festival Month! 2019


Translation of the Image Not-Made-By-Hands of our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople (944).

September/October means Festival in the Northwest!  As there are so many festivals I will post them as a group rather than individually.  Please note new ones may be added after the original posting.

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Tacoma Greek Festival Dates: October 4-6, 2019

 

  • Saturday, Oct. 5th from 11am to 5pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 6th from noon to 4pm

 

SEE YOU AT GREEKFEST!

OCT 12-13, Saturday 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday Noon to 6 pm

Lewisburg Hall, 6000 NE Elliott Circle, Corvallis

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Upcoming Master Iconography Classes with the Hagia Theodora School Byzantine Iconography Newberg Oregon, Sept 21, 2019


Translation of the Image Not-Made-By-Hands of our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople (944).

The Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography presents:

 

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Sunday Snapshot: Reconciliation at St Mary The Protectress Vancouver, Island British Columbia


2nd Sunday after Pentecost. All Russian Saints. Tone one.
Apostles’ (Peter & Paul) Fast. Fish Allowed

All venerable and holy Fathers of the Holy Mount Athos (movable holiday on the 2nd Sunday of Pentecost).

St Mary Protectress Parish fb on Vancouver Island was vandalized recently, and reconciled with the perpetrator.  I thought it was an inspiring article to share.  Please keep all in your prayers.

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Elementary Ukrainian Offered this Fall at U of WA 2019


Apostles’ (Peter & Paul) Fast. 

Prophet Elisha (10th c. B.C.).
St. Methodius, patriarch of Constantinople (847).

 

 

 

For more information contact the UW Slavic Department at slavicll@uw.edu

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Sunday Snapshot: The Beautiful Church of Sfintii Trei Ierarhi Was Consecrated May 18th, 2019


Hristos a inviat!

Sixth Sunday of Pascha: The Blind Man.  Martyr Thalelaeus at Aegae in Cilicia and companions, Martyrs Alexander and Asterius (284).

Sfintii Trei Ierarhi Parohia Creştin Ortodoxă din Seattle fb was recently consecrated this past May. Definitely worth a visit:

The Consecration of Sfinţii Trei Ierarhi/ Three Holy Hierarchs in Seattle this past May 18-19. Photo and update from the site Orthodox Washington on Facebook.  More photos can be found there.

 

A video can be seen via the link below.

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The Pantokrator in the dome from the fb page of the Sfinţii Trei Ierarhi/ Three Holy Hierarchs in Seattle. Click to see more photos of this inspiring and beautiful Church.

 

 

Romanian Saints from the fb page of the Sfinţii Trei Ierarhi/ Three Holy Hierarchs in Seattle. Click to see more photos.

The Church of Sfinţii Trei Ierarhi/ Three Holy Hierarchs in Seattle. Click to see more photos of this inspiring and beautiful Church. Photo from Fb click to see more!

If anyone has videos or more photos of the Consecration please share with OrthodoxNorthwest.

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¨Recognizing Our Shared Humanity with the Homeless¨ and ¨Seattle is Dying¨ How do We Respond?


Passion Week: Great Monday.

Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (362).
New Martyr Gabriel (1942).

To live without Hope is to Cease to live.   Fyodor Dostoevsky

Abbot Tryphon posted a very beautiful and inspiring Post on his blog about the homeless a couple days ago.  ¨Recognizing our shared humanity with the homeless  and a followup ¨Becoming a home grown philanthropist¨

¨I  believe we are all called to realize how dependent we are on Godś grace.   ¨But for the Grace of God there go I¨.  But we are also confronted with real problems in our cities large and small.  The drug problem is a scourge on all of us. The homeless issue and how to respond is something that concerns us all.  I do not claim to know the answers but I offer both Abbot Tryphons posts and the Video Seattle is Dying.  To challenge us all, and give us perhaps some insight to the issues.   I was in Seattle last year and the amount of homeless and the problems associate with it were shocking.   As I said I do not have the answers, or even how to respond at times with the homeless I encounter.  But I do we believe we need to find ways to implement the words of Our Lord in regards to our neighbor as individual persons, as parishes, and as a society.

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. Fyodor Dostoevsky

If there is no God, everything is permitted. Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Sunday Snapshot! Have you looked at the Pilgrimage page?


Prophet Zephaniah (Sophonias) (635 B.C.)

Dear readers, have you looked at the Pilgrimage page?  While there are still a few things I would like to include, pending my own travels, it is fairly complete.

I invite you to look and let me know what you think.

St Spiridon’s Cathedral as seen from a public telescope on the Space Needle, Seattle, WA Photo Property of OrthodoxNorthwest.

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¨The Inspiration for My Prison Ministry¨ An Article by a NW Mother Involved with Prison Ministry for 13 Years


St. Alexander Nevsky (in schema Alexis), grand prince of Novgorod (1263) 

A Joyous Advent to All!

“I was in Prison and ye came unto me.”  Matt 25:36

Icon of Christ the Prisoner: Found on the Internet Original Unk.

Dear Readers if you are looking for a worthwhile charity to donate to this holiday season, take a look at the Northwests own Joy Corey’s blog on Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) at www.theocpm.org.  Joy is a member of the Board of Trustees for OCPM and has been ministering in the Kootenai County Jail for over thirteen years.  Read her blog which is entitled “The Inspiration For My Prison Ministry.  (Thanks to Fr Mark for sharing this information and links)

¨The Inspiration for My Prison Ministry

Please be aware also of this NW based resource for those ministering to those in prison and their families.  They have a discussion board, ways to help those getting out of prison and volunteer opportunities.

¨Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.¨ Matt 25:40 KJV Christ the Good Samaritan Icon original unk.

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Northwest

“Offering Material and Community support to ALL persons Released from Incarceration

 

Four Basic Pieces of Prison Ministry

Ministry to persons incarcerated in institutions, be they Federal, State, County or Municipal

Ministry to persons released from incarceration and persons in community custody

Ministry to the significant others, children, parents, relatives and friends of persons who are incarcerated, have been released from incarceration or are in community custody 

Ministry to clergy that they may have support to pastor parish members who are incarcerated, oversee the laity in pursuit of the various prison ministries, and guide their parishes in communing with persons who have been released from incarceration or are in community custody”  (From the OCPMN website)

 

 

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry: An Agency of the Assembly of Bishops

The above will link you to the national Ministry.

 

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.   Matthew 25:31-46King James Version (KJV)

 

 

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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………

 

 

 

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.

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A Joyous Feast of St Demetrios to All! 2019


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

Holy Great Martyr Demetrios Pray Unto Christ our God for Us.        (Image Found on web original unkown)

Wishing all a Joyous Feast of St Demetrios!   May the Great Saint pray for all those facing suffering for Christ sake.  And May He pray that the Church would live in peace and schisms would cease.

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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¨The New Greek Americans 1960-2018¨ a Documentary Presented by Greeks in Washington Seattle, Wa Nov 17, 2019


Demetrius (Parental) Saturday. Remembrance of the dead.
Great-martyr Artemius at Antioch (362).

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

 

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A Celebration Of Rouvelas And Kaltsounis Award Winners  at St Demetrios Seattle Nov14, 2019


Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (787).
Martyrs Nazarius, Gervase, Protase, and Celsus of Milan (1st c.).
Venerable Parasceva (Petka) of Epibatima, Thrace, whose relics are in Iasi, Romania (11th c.).

St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle. (fb) presents:

A Celebration Of Rouvelas And Kaltsounis Award Winners 
Venue: St Demetrios Church, Small Hall (upper church level), 2100 Boyer Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Time and date: Thursday, November 14, 7.00 – 8.30pm
UW Hellenic Studies and Hellenes of the Northwest invite you to join us to celebrate the award-winning work of three recent recipients of the Rouvelas and Kaltsounis awards in the Hellenic Studies program at UW.
  • Jasmine Jones, “Angels Outside the House: Single Women in Britain, the US, and Greece” (Rouvelas Prize 2019)-Sarah Breitenfeld, “Ostraka: Political Pre-Cursers to Katadesmoi [curse tablets]?” (Rouvelas Prize 2019)
  • Owen Harris, “Welcome Home from Abroad: ‘Greek’ Syrians and ‘Syrian’ Greeks in the Hellenic and Turkish Republics” (Kaltsounis scholarship 2019)

Please come and hear them talk about their research, Hellenic Studies, and what the awards have meant to them!

Questions?  Alexander Hollmann, hollmann@uw.edu
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Late Notice! Tomorrow¨Spiritual Warfare Retreat with Joy Corey¨ at Holy Myrrhbearers in Bonners, Ferry Idaho Oct 26, 2019


New Hieromartyr John (1930).  New Hieromartyr John (Pommer) bishop of Riga (1934).
Venerable Laurence (1937).  New Hieromartyr Nicholas confessor mitropoliten of Alma-Ata (1955).  Martyr Domnina of Anazarbus (286).  St. Martin the Merciful, bishop of Tours (397).

Holy Myrrhbearer Orthodox Church (fb) Presents:  Sorry for the Late Notice!  Still looking for Coeditors!!!

HOLY MYRRHBEARERS ORTHODOX CHURCH
RETREAT SCHEDULE — 10/26/2019

7:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy
9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. 1 st Session
11:00 a.m. Break – 20 Minutes
11:20 a.m. 2 nd Session
12:30 p.m. Lunch
01:15 p.m. 3 rd Session
02:35 p.m. Break – 20 Minutes
02:55 p.m. 4 th Session
04:00 p.m. Break – 20 Minutes
04:20 p.m. Q & A Session
05:00 p.m. Vespers (Or at end of Last Session)

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¨Kastalsky Requiem: Memory Eternal to the Fallen Heroes¨ by Cappella Romana Nov 8 Seattle Nov 9 Portland , Lincoln City 11th, 2019


Venerable Cosmas the Hymnographer, bishop of Maiuma (787).
St. Euphrosyne (Mezenova) the Faster, schema-abbess of Siberia (1918).  New Hieromartyr Nicholas confessor mitropoliten of Alma-Ata (1955).
New Hieromartyr Alexander priest (1940).

 

Cappella Romana (FB) presents:

Kastalsky Requiem: Memory Eternal to the Fallen Heroes

Northwest Premiere

Overcome with urgency, Alexander Kastalsky began composing his haunting Requiem during World War I to remember fallen brothers in the Great War across national lines: a call for reconciliation, redemption, and hope. Never performed during the Soviet era, this richly scored Requiem for large a cappella choir receives its Northwest premiere led by guest conductor Steven Fox, nominated for a GRAMMY for his recording of the work with the Clarion Choir. By honoring a part of our darkest history, Kastalsky’s Memory Eternal helps us together embrace courage and hope for the future.

Artists on this Program

Steven Fox

Steven Fox, guest conductor

Conductor Steven Fox has been called “visionary” by BBC Music Magazine, and named “a conductor to watch” by Seen and Heard International. Of a recent performance with The Clarion Choir, The New York Times praised his “deft guidance” and commented: “An inspired interpretation. Mr.… Read More…

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¨Herzegovina Evening ¨at the Church of St Michael Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia Nov 2nd, 2019


Hieromartyr Cyprian, Virgin-martyr Justina and Martyr Theoctist of Nicomedia (304).
Blessed 
Andrew, fool-for-Christ at Constantinople (911).click
 The Parish of St Michael the Archangel/СРПСКА ПРАВОСЛАВНА  ЦРКВА  СВ. АРХАНГЕЛ  МИХАИЛО  –  ВАНКУВЕР   in Burnaby, BC. (FB) presents:

Драга браћо и сестре,

Позивамо вас на традиционално Херцеговачко вече

2. новембра у свечаној сали наше цркве.

19:00 вечера

20:00 Културно-уметнички програм – Специјални гост:

Млада уметница гусларка  Бојана Пековић

Забава уз живу музику Драгана Петровића

Резервације: Весна Ковач 604-431-9000

Карте: $45

 


Dear brothers and sisters,
We invite you to the traditional Herzegovina Evening on

Saturday, November 2 in the church banquet hall
7:00 pm dinner
20:00 Cultural and artistic program – Special guest: Young gusle’s artist Bojana Peković
Live music entertainment by Dragan Petrovic

Reservations: Vesna Kovac 604-431-9000
Tickets: $ 45

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Menś and Womenś Retreats at St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Arlington, Nov 8 and 9, 2019


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

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

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Don´t Miss the 16th Annual Greek Fest at St Annes in Corvallis Oregon Oct 12-13, 2019


Venerable Chariton the Confessor, abbot of Palestine (350).
Venerables Cyril, schemamonk and Maria, schemanun (1337) (parents of St. Sergius of Radonezh).
Uncovering of the relics of St. Elizabeth Romanov (1918).

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

 

16th Annual St. Anne GREEK FOOD FEST in CORVALLIS (LEWISBURG) OCT. 12-13

Eat a day the Greek way!  On Saturday, October 12 from 11am-7pm and Sunday, October 13 from 12pm-6pm St. Anne Orthodox Church will host the Mid-Valley’s sixteenth 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. Traditional Greek Dancers from Portland will also be performing this year. 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 by professional iconographer Heather McKean. 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 mercantile.  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 29 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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¨Orthodox Liturgy and Books¨ a Lecture by Archbishop Benjamin at Whitworth University Oct 14, 2019


Venerable Chariton the Confessor, abbot of Palestine (350).
Venerables Cyril, schemamonk and Maria, schemanun (1337) (parents of St. Sergius of Radonezh).
Uncovering of the relics of St. Elizabeth Romanov (1918).

Orthodox Archbishop to Speak at Whitworth University

Whitworth University is honored to host Archbishop Benjamin of the Orthodox Church in America. He will hold a discussion on Eastern Orthodox liturgy and liturgical books on Monday, Oct. 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall, Room 111. The event is free and open to the public.

Archbishop Benjamin’s visit coincides with the “People of the Book” exhibit in the Whitworth library. It features rare liturgical books and historic items, including the prayer rope of Pyotr Stolypin, the third prime minister of Russia, who was assassinated in 1911. This exhibit will be featured in the library until the end of January 2020.

“Archbishop Benjamin’s ministry provides our students with a wonderful example of ministry and service,” says the Rev. Timothy Wilkinson, dean of Whitworth’s School of Business. “With his informal and personable style, he has used his musical and intellectual gifts to create and develop churches throughout the western U.S. He reminds us that that human beings should not be reduced to thinking of themselves as mere producers and consumers, but that we are meant to be liturgical beings, offering glory to God.”

Archbishop Benjamin is headquartered in San Francisco and overseas the western U.S., including a new church in Spokane, St. Luke Orthodox Church, which he will visit on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Born in Pasadena, Calif., he was received into the Orthodox Church in 1972 after attending services at Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral in Los Angeles. “The liturgy was new to me and was served in another language,” Archbishop Benjamin says. “However, in spite of that, I understood two things: worship was not about me, but about God, and that God was present there.”

In 1978, Archbishop Benjamin was awarded a master of divinity degree and Certificate in Liturgical Music from Saint Vladimir’s Seminary and then served at parishes in Detroit and Los Angeles and as chairman of the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Liturgical Music. Eventually tonsured as a monastic, he served the church as an archdeacon and a priest before becoming a bishop in 2007.

Archbishop Benjamin’s lecture is the last of four talks that will take place during the fall semester focusing on the liturgical traditions of the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts: 

Tim Wilkinson, dean of School of Business, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4567 or twilkinson@whitworth.edu

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or tcoder@whitworth.edu

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St Kosmas West Conference “Technology and Orthodoxy” Sanger, California Nov 15-17, 2019


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

Saint Kosmas West Conference presents:  Only a few spots still Available!  This is not a local conference but one that may be of interest to some in the area.

 

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Men’s Retreat “Orthodox Spiritual Life Finding a Balance” at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Portland, OR Oct 18-20, 2019


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

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral fb presents:

5th Annual Men’s Ministry Retreat, October 18-20

The Men’s Ministry of Holy Trinity invites men of all ages to its annual retreat, led by Fr. Deacon Dr. Euthym Kontaxis. The topic this year is:

Orthodox Spiritual Life: Finding Balance

Dates and times: October 18 (Friday) 5pm – October 20 (Sunday) 11am
Place: Beautiful Camp Angelos, 32149 SE Stevens Road, Corbett, OR 97019
Suggested contribution: Bring a friend, your son(s) and stories to share (there is no required registration fee this year!)

To sign-up for the retreat, send an e-mail to: Nicholas.D.Triantafillou@Outlook.com and/or Sphout@Comcast.net

See the attached flyer for the detailed schedule and more information

 

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Sunday Snapshot: The Visit of the Miraculous Myrrhstreaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God to a NW Parish this past August/Sept, 2019


The Conception of the Honorable, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John.
Canonization (1977) of St. Innocent Metropolitan of Moscow.
“Hawaiian” Myrrh-streaming Iveron Ikon of the Theotokos (2007).

St. John the Baptist Church in Post Falls fb recently was blessed with the visit of the Miracleworking and Myrrh-streaming Iveron  Icon of the Mother of God from Hawaii  ¨ .  Here are some photos of the event Please click for more:


Saint John the Baptist Antiochian Orthodox Church fb :

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For more photos of the event please Click above

 The Holy Theotokos of Iveron Parish Website in Hawaii  is home to the Icon.  The parish does not have a permanent home/church building.  Those who wish to assist please see the website for more info.

(Please note all times/visits are subject to change please contact Parish prior to verify times/locations)

More info:

Info on the original Iveron Icon can be found here.

And an Akathist to the Iveron Theotokos

Kontakion I

To the champion leader, our Mistress, the Theotokos, do we, thy ser-
vants, offer hymns of praise, as ones who have acquired a mighty shield,

an insuperable rampart and an ever-vigilant guardian through the arri-
val of thy precious image. As thou art possessed of invincible might, pro-
tect and defend us, O Mistress, from all enemies, visible and invisible, and

deliver us from all harm of body and soul, that we may cry out to thee:

Rejoice, O good gate-keeper, who openest the
portal of paradise unto the faithful!  (From Akathist to Iveron Icon)

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Fellowship of the Cross for East and West of the Cascades! Oct 25-26, 2019 in Goldendale WA


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

Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington presents:  Fellowship of the Cross in Goldendale, Washington!

 

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Family Retreat at St John’s Monastery in Goldendale, Oct 26, 2019


The Conception of the Honorable, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John.
Canonization (1977) of St. Innocent Metropolitan of Moscow.
“Hawaiian” Myrrh-streaming Iveron Ikon of the Theotokos (2007).

St John the Forerunner Monastery  presents:

 

 

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“Acquiring the Mind of Christ” Retreat with Archimandrite Sergius Oct 12, 2019 at St Paul Brier, WA and Vespers & Lecture at St Katherines Kirkland Washington Oct 11, 2019


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

St. Paul Orthodox Church-Brier, Washington (fb) presents:  Please note Friday and Saturday are different locations.

 

Friday, 10/11 @ St. Katherine Orthodox Church, Kirkland, Washington. 

6:30pm, Moleben w/ Wonderworking Icon of St. Anna

7pm, Lecture, “Practical Orthodoxy”

 

Saturday, 10/12 @ St. Paul Orthodox Church, Brier

9:00am, Divine Liturgy

10:30am, Continental breakfast

11:00am, Session One

12:30pm, Lunch

2:00pm, Session Two w/ Question & Answer Session

3:30pm, Finish

4:00pm, Moleben w/ Wonderworking Icon of St. Anna

4:30pm, Great Vespers

Sunday, 10/13 @ St. Paul Orthodox Church, Brier, WA

8:15am, Orthros

9:30am, Divine Liturgy w/ Fr. Sergius as homilist

Biography & additional information:

 

Archimandrite Sergius
Archimandrite Sergius, originally from California is a convert to Holy Orthodoxy and a graduate of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Fr. Serguis sought solace in the monastic life of the Orthodox Church by being tonsured as a monk of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Monastery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania – the first Orthodox Christian Monastery in North America.

Aside from his duties as a monk, Fr. Sergius dedicated much of his service to the training of the future priests of the Holy Orthodox Church in North America by serving as the lecturer in liturgical music, one of his many fortes. After many years of prayerful service as a humble monk, Fr. Sergius was ordained to the Holy Diaconate and to the Holy Priesthood in December 2008, by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America.

Archimandrite Sergius was installed as the 16th Abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery  on Saturday, January 23, 2010.  Elected on October 24, 2009, this marks the first election of a member of the monastery brotherhood to the position of Abbot in 47 years.

On Sunday morning, May 25, during the annual Pilgrimage weekend,  His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon  elevated F. Sergius to the dignity of Archimandrite.

Wonderworking Icon of St. Anna– 

On May 9, 2004 – Mother’s Day in the U.S. – an Icon of St. Anna, the Mother of the Holy Virgin Mary, located in the Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady of Joy of All Who Sorrow in Philadelphia began to stream myrrh. On that Sunday one of the parishioners mentioned to the parish rector, Archimandrite Athanasy that the Icon of St. Anna seemed to be “perspiring”. Upon further investigation, Fr. Athanasy notice visible liquid streams and droplets. Accumulations of the liquid were seen on the cuff on St. Anna’s left hand and on her left shoulder veil. Droplets were also found elsewhere on the Icon. This fragrant, slightly oily liquid is commonly referred to as “myrrh”. Initially the myrrh looked like tear drops, as if St. Anna was crying. More recently small, slow-moving streams of myrrh have appeared in other parts of the Icon.

The Icon of St. Anna had been commissioned by Fr. Athanasy in 1998, in the Mount of Olives Convent in Jerusalem. He himself had served there in 1980-1981. In 1998, the Icon was completed, blessed at the Sepulcher of our Lord in the Jerusalem Church of the Resurrection, and brought to Philadelphia.

As of Fall 2012, the Icon resides at St. Tikhon’s Monastery and has a wonderful heavenly fragrance but is not currently weeping. Assistance and healings are still wrought by the miraculous Icon of St. Anna and She continues to work wonders for those who approach with faith.”

 

 

 

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” The Story of Icons-The Visual Arts of the Early Christians” with Frederica Mathewes-Green at Three Hierarchs Mission in Wenatchee, Wa Oct 6, 2019


Prophet Jonah (9th c. B.C.).

Three Hierarchs Mission fb presents:

 

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