Joyous Feast of The Annunciation 2020!


Tuesday April 7, 2020 / March 25, 2020

Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone one.
Great Lent. Fish Allowed

The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.
New Hieromartyr Tikhon, patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1925).
Venerable Sabbas the New (1948).
“Annunciation” (16th c.) Icon of the Mother of God.
Martyrs Pelagia, Theodosia, and Dula of Nicomedia, who suffered under Valentinian.
Venerable Parthenius of the Kiev Caves (1855).
St. Senuphius the Wonderworker of Latomos (9th c.).
St. Nicander of Pskov (1581).

 

Gabriel the Archangel was sent from heaven to announce to the Virgin the glad tidings of her conceiving; and coming to
Nazareth he pondered in amazement on this wonder. “O how shall He who dwelleth in the heights, Whom none can
comprehend, be born of a Virgin? How shall He Whose throne is heaven and Whose footstool is the earth be held in the
womb of a woman? He upon Whom the six-winged seraphim and the many-eyed cherubim cannot gaze has been pleased
at a single word to be made flesh of this His creature. It is the Word of God Who dwells within her. Why then do I stand
here, and not say to the Maiden: ‘Hail, thou who art full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Hail, O pure Virgin; hail, Bride
unwedded. Hail, Mother of Life: blessed is the Fruit of thy womb.”  (From the Vigil)

Mary says to God’s people:

‘Come, all you who have discernment,

vocal advocates of the Spirit,

prophets who beheld hidden things in your true visions;

you farmers who sowed seed, and slept in hope,

rise up and rejoice at the harvest.

Look: in my arms I clasp the wheat-sheaf of life

that provides bread for the hungry,

that feeds the needy. Rejoice with me,

for I carry the sheaf full of joys.’

 

Blessed are you, O Mary, daughter of the poor,

who became Mother of the Lord of kings.

In your womb he has dwelt

of whose praise the heavens are full.

 

Blessed be your breast, which has nourished him with love,

your mouth which has lulled him

and your arms which have held him.

You have become a vehicle to bear a God of fire!

Image result for Icon Annunciation

Blessed are you, O Mary, 

you have become the home of the king.

In you, he who has power has taken abode,

he who rules the world.

You came from the tribe of Judah;

You descended from the family of David.

Illustrious is your lineage.

For you, though remaining virgin,

have become the mother of the Son of David.

Blessed are you, O maiden,

who have borne the lion cub spoken of by Jacob.

He humbled himself and became a lamb,

destined to ascend the Cross to deliver us.

He prefigured you, the tree,

which providing the kid, spared the life of Isaac.

 

Blessed are you, O blessed one, since through you

the curse of Eve has been destroyed.

From you has come the light

which has destroyed the reign of darkness.

Saint Ephrem the Syrian

Doctor of the Church

4th century AD

And here is link to the hymns and readings of the Feast!

 

Live and archived services from this Feast can be found at   St John the Baptist´s Cathedral in Washington DC  and at  from the Holy Land Orthodox Church in Beit Jala.

Being the Annunciation on the traditional Orthodox Calendar it is also the actual Anniversary of Greek Independence.  Wishing all of our Greek Readers Many Years!  For it was on this day that Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the Greek flag at his monastery in Agia Lavras located in the Peloponnese. To this day, the monastery carries a symbolic representation as the birthplace of modern Greece.

 

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Orthodox Ethos Debuts today on the Great Feast of the Annunciation!


Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone one.
Great Lent. Fish Allowed

The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.
New Hieromartyr Tikhon, patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1925).
Venerable Sabbas the New (1948).
“Annunciation” (16th c.) Icon of the Mother of God.
Martyrs Pelagia, Theodosia, and Dula of Nicomedia, who suffered under Valentinian.
Venerable Parthenius of the Kiev Caves (1855).
St. Senuphius the Wonde
rworker of Latomos (9th c.).

St. Nicander of Pskov (1581).

 

A Joyous Feast to All!

Orthodox Ethos debuts today with Fr Peter Heers speaking on:

The Distinguishing Character of Being a Christian

While he is not Northwest based his witness and faithfulness may help to strengthen believers here.

Intro to OrthodoxEthos:

 

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A Joyous Lent to All! Καλή Σαρακοστή! 2020


Monday March 2, 2020 / February 18, 2020

Beginning of the Great Lent. Tone four.
Great Lent. By Monastic Charter – Full abstention from food

Clean Monday.
St. Leo the Great, pope of Rome (461).
New Hieromartyrs Alexander (Medvedsky) (1932) priest and Benjamin hieromonk (1938).  Commemoration of the New Martyrs who suffered during the “Holy Night” in St. Petersburg (1932).  Finding of relics (1961) of New Martyr Irene of Lesbos (1463).
St. Nicholas The Catholicos of Georgia (1591) (Georgia).

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…

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

Καθαρά Δευτέρα, Clean Monday 2020.

Καθαρά Δευτέρα, Clean Monday 2020.

Lady Lent Just click to learn more…

Καθαρά Δευτέρα, Clean Monday 2020.

 

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ONE MOUTH & ONE HEART Orthodox Liturgical Singing Workshop at Annunciation Church in Milwaukie, OR March 7, 2020


Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt (390).
St. Mark, archbishop of Ephesus (1444).

The Parish of the Annunciation fb in Milwaukie, Oregon presents:

 

Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland

 

ONE MOUTH & ONE HEART
Orthodox Liturgical Singing Workshop
Saturday March 7, 2020 at Church of the Annunciation

Benedict & Maria Sheehan bring their uniquely complementary skill sets to a weekend workshop tailored to your choir’s needs and integrated into your church’s liturgical schedule. In intensive sessions they help church musicians of all abilities reach new levels of mastery, with emphasis on how to retain these skills and employ them in an everyday setting. They particularly emphasize the spiritual work of the sacred choral musician, and its connections to ensemble blend, musicianship, expressiveness, attentiveness, and a prayerful ethos.

For the singer

  • Develop and strengthen your individual voice
  • Maintain healthy technique in a choral setting
  • Increase your endurance and prevent vocal damage
  • Learn to warm-up and practice more effectively

For the conductor

  • Improve your conducting technique
  • Lead rehearsals in a more effective and engaging way
  • Deepen your knowledge of liturgical music
  • Diagnose and solve problems in your ensemble

For the choir

  • Convey sacred text with clarity and depth
  • Unify and develop your ensemble sound
  • Sing longer and stronger with less fatigue
  • Enhance ensemble “community” and connection

Download registration information and schedule here.

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Pilgrimage with Abbot Tryphon to the Holy Land! May 2020


St. Paul of Thebes, Egypt (341), and St. John Calabytes (“Hut-dweller”) of Constantinople, monks (450).

 

Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery fb on Vashon Island, Washington is leading a pilgrimage:

 

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.

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The Classical Learning Resource Center is Going to Greece Summer 2021!


Apodosis of the Theophany.
The Holy Fathers slain at Sinai and Raithu: Isaiah, Sabbas, Moses and his disciple Moses, Jeremiah, Paul, Adam, Sergius, Domnus, Proclus, Hypatius, Isaac, Macarius, Mark, Benjamin, Eusebius, Elias, and others (4th-5th c.).
St. Nina (Nino), equal-to-the-Apostles, enlightener of Georgia (335).  St. Sava I, enlightener and first archbishop of Serbia (1235).

 

   Classical Learning Resource Center (fb) presents a trip to Greece!  Planning events are starting its not too late to sign up!

“CLRC Great Books instructor, Sue Ellen Turscak, is planning a trip to Greece for Summer 2021!  She will hold informational meetings about the trip this week.  Please note that 19-year-olds are also welcome to join the trip for the discounted student price, and parents are welcome to join the group at the adult price (an additional $500).

See below from Mrs. Turscak for more details!

Dear Families,

Your student is invited to join me for a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to Greece!

Please join our meeting to hear to hear all the details including the destination, itinerary, and cost of this trip as well as the official opening of enrollment!

There will be two informational meetings, so please choose the one that works best for you.

 

1. Wednesday, 1/29 at 7pm EST (RSVP with this link https://bit.ly/30CkR1r)

2. Thursday 1/30 at 10pm EST, 7pm PST (RSVP with this link https://bit.ly/38omNNv)

 

The meetings will be held in this room:

http://clrc.adobeconnect.com/turscakgreecetrip/

You do not need a login to enter the room – just type in your name when prompted to do so and you will be allowed to enter as a guest.  If you have trouble entering, please contact Matthew Gallatin (matthewgallatin@clrconline.com)

There are limited spots on this tour but we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!  

Thanks,

Sue Ellen Turscak”

 

 

 

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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A Hidden Life- An Inspiring Movie About a Faithful Catholic Christian


St. George the Chozebite, abbot (7th c.) and St. Emilian Bishop of Cyzicus (9th c.).
Venerable Domnica of Constantinople (395).

Blessed Franz Jaegerstatter the Roman Catholic farmer and faithful Christian who refused to fight for the Nazis. He has not been fully Canonized in their communion at this time.

I just learned of this movie a couple of days ago.  It looks good and has got good reviews.  I include it for those looking for a movie of faith, conviction and standing for Christ.  Hopefully people can still find it locally.  For those who have not heard of him Franz Jägerstätter was an Austrian who refused to fight for the Nazis.  He was killed and mostly forgotten.  Of course as Christians we believe it is most important to be Remembered in the Kingdom.  I hope this movie inspires you.

 

Below is a trailer to a documentary on his life.

Finally here is an article on the movie and his life. I found it interesting that the patron Saint of his mountain parish was mostly a local and not well known Saint.  Much like his own witness.

For those who have not heard of him there is a similar Orthodox Saint who resisted Hitler…

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Sunday Snapshot: Agia Sophia Book shop Opens in Bend!


27th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone two.
Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed

The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos.  New Martyr Priest Sergius Mechev of Moscow (1941).  Prophetess Anna (Hannah) (1100 B.C.), mother of the Prophet Samuel.

The Parish of St Jacob of Alaska  fb has a coffee shop and bookstore for the public

The Bend Newspaper in Bend Oregon recently ran a feature on the New Agia Sophia Bookshop fb:

“Agia Sophia opens in Bend

From its 1984 opening, The Open Book in Bend had been a mainstay for book lovers needing a fix of Kurt Vonnegut, Barbara Kingsolver, John D. MacDonald or any of thousands of other authors.”

From the Agia Sophia webpage Click for more info.

” “Everyone has a deep-seated need, at the core of our humanity, to gather together with people in our neighborhoods and communities, and contemplate the things that are meaningful to us.” – Fr. Damian Kuolt.

 

The Open Book bookstore has been serving Bend since the 1980s, and we are continuing this model of ‘books for trade’, and expanding the vision to combine a classic coffeehouse with this historic bookstore.”  from the webpage click image for more info.

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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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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………

 

 

 

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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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Memory Eternal! – Funeral Preparations for Bishop Varlaam (Novakshonoff) of the Monastery of All Saints Dewdney, BC Feb 21-22, 2020


Tuesday February 18, 2020 / February 5, 2020

Week of the Prodigal Son. Tone two.

Holy Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily (251).
St. Theodosius, archbishop of Chernigov (1696).

 

Archbishop Varlaam and the Church of the Monastery of the Saints of North America, Dewdney British Columbia. Please see the OCA Archdiocese of Canada for more information. Just click.

Αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη,  Вѣчьнаꙗ памѧть, Veșnica pomenire!

Hat tip to Orthodox Christianity website for the update today.

On 13 February, 2020, Bishop Varlaam (Novakshonoff) fell asleep in the Lord.  He was one of the founding members of The Monastery of All Saints in Dewdney, British Columbia.

Please refer to the OCA Diocese of Canada for more information and a Biography of Bishop Varlaam.

“Friday, February 21 – Vladika Varlaam will be brought to the monastery at 4 p.m. and then a vigil will start at 4 p.m. and go on throughout the evening and night, until Saturday morning.  The Psalms will be read continually, in a multitude of languages, until 11 a.m. on Saturday when the funeral service will begin.
A list has been created with the names of those people who are willing to read the Psalms and the times when they are available to do so. Please contact Father Mircea (Markel) @ (604) 441 – 7634 in order to add your name to this list; all are welcome to volunteer to read.

Saturday, February 22 – The Funeral Service for Vladika Varlaam will commence at 11 a.m. at the monastery.
The funeral procession will accompany Vladika Varlaam to the Heritage Gardens Cemetery, located at 19082 16th Avenue, in Surrey, B.C.
The Interment Service will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. at the cemetery.
A memorial meal will be held at the monastery afterwards.

We want to thank all of you for your help, prayers and support during this difficult time.” (Archdiocese of Canada OCA Website)

 

 

Kontakion from the Funeral Service

With the Saints give rest O Christ, to the soul of Your servant. Where there is neither sickness or sorrow and no more sighing but life everlasting. You only are immortal who has created and fashioned man. For out of the earth were we mortals made and into the same earth we will return again, As You commanded when You made me, saying to me for you are dust and into dust you will return. Where ever we mortals all shall go, making our lamentation the song: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

 

 ذِكرُهُ مؤَبَّداً‎,  საუკუნო ხსენება, Memory Eternal!

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Fellowship of the Cross for Young Adults Feb 21-23, 2020 Ellensburg, WA


Week of the Publican and the Pharisee. Tone one.
Fast-free Week. Fast-free

Forefeast of the Meeting of Our Lord
Martyr Tryphon of Campsada near Apamea in Syria (250). 
Venerable Peter of Galatia, hermit near Antioch in Syria (429).  Venerable Vendemianus (Bendemianus), hermit of Bithynia (512).  Venerable Tryphon, bishop of Rostov (1468).
St. Brigid of Ireland (523) (Celtic & British).

Prophet Elijah Mission  fb in Ellensburg Washington presents:

 

 

 

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


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

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

Sunset silhoutte of St Spiridon Cathedral in Seattle posted Oct 5th on their Facebook Page. Many Thanks to John Michael and the Parish of St Spiridon for permission to use on OrthodoxNorthwest. (All rights reserved)

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Vespers of Viktor Kalinnikov for Sunday of the Prodigal Feb 15, 2020 at St Nicholas in Portland, OR


St. Athanasius the Great (373) and St. Cyril (444), archbishops of Alexandria.
Venerable Cyril, schemamonk, and Venerable Maria, schemanun (1337) (parents of St. Sergius of Radonezh).

Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland!

Kliros fb, a mixed chorus dedicated to the presentation of quality Eastern Orthodox music in liturgical services presents Vespers of Viktor Kalinnikov for Sunday of the Prodigal Son  at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Portland, Oregon. (FB)

 

KLIROS, Portland area’s liturgical vocal ensemble, will sing Vespers service on Saturday, February 15, at 6pm. All are welcome!

  • Vespers of Viktor Kalinnikov for Sunday of the Prodigal Son
  • Propers sung by the parish choir
  • Freewill collection for KLIROS

ST. NICHOLAS ORTHODOX CHURCH
2210 SW Dolph Court
Portland, Oregon 97219

stnicholaspdx.org, 503-245-2403

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Joyous Feast of St Anthony the Great of Egypt Founder of Monasticism. May Our NW Monasteries be Blessed and Intercede for US. 2020


Venerable Anthony the Great (356).
Venerable Anthony, abbot of Dymsk (Novgorod) (1224).
New Hieromartyr Victor priest (1931).
New Hieromartyr Paul priest (1938).

Thou didst follow the ways of zealous Elijah, and the straight path of the Baptist, O Father Anthony. Thou didst become a desert dweller and support the world by thy prayers. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls may be saved.  Troparion Tone 4

Wishing all the Monastics in our beautiful Northwest a Joyous Feast and asking your prayers for all of us.

All Merciful Saviour Monastery Vashon, Island Washington.

Kontakion of St. Anthony, Tone 2

Thou didst abandon the world’s tumult and live in silence, and emulate the Baptist, O Anthony. Wherefore we acclaim thee with him, thou summit of the Fathers.

All Saints of North America Monastery, Dewdney, BC

Hermitage of the Meeting of the Lord Stanwood, Washington

Holy Lady of Kazan Russian Orthodox Church/ Skete in Spokane Washington which is moving to Rathdrum, Idaho.  No photo avail of new Skete

St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery Goldendale, Washington.

 

St. Peter’s Monastery
Harrison, Montana.

 

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Dynamis Byzantine Ensemble Performs A Journey Through Lent to Holy Week Portland, Oregon Feb 8, 2020


Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy and All-glorious Apostle Peter.
Blessed Maximus of Totma (Vologda), fool-for-Christ (1650).  New Martyr Nicholas of Mitylene (1777).

 

Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland

Please join us as Dynamis Byzantine Ensemble presents:

 

A Journey through Lent to Holy Week

The Orthodox hymns of Lent call the Church to repentance in preparation for the Passion of the Lord which transpires in Holy and Great Week. Dynamis Byzantine Ensemble will perform the hymns of Lent and Holy Week in English and in the traditional Byzantine musical style, bringing out the depth of beauty and poetry found in the texts and moving the Christian to reflect upon the mercy and love Jesus has for the whole world.

February 8th, 2020
7 o’clock in the evening

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Portland, OR,
2101 NE 162nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230

For more information & to purchase tickets please visit:
www.dynamisensemble.org

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Dynamis Byzantine Ensemble at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Scottsdale, AZ on July 22nd, 2018. The members of the choir from left to right: Stephen Seidel, Peter George, Dr. Constantine Kokenes, Joshua Pardhe, Gregory Abdalah, Michael Haddad, Fr. Christopher Salamy, Noah Sweilem, Samuel Herron – Director, Peter Elgohary, Gabriel Cremeens – Assistant Director, Phillip Carl Phares, Robert Seidel, Philip Noplos, Alexander Eliades, Zachari Darian. Image from Dynamis Website.

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PreLenten Retreat with Archimandrite Gerasim, at St Silouan Walla Walla, WA Feb 7-8th, 2020


Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy and All-glorious Apostle Peter.  New Martyr Nicholas of Mitylene (1777).  

St Silouan’s in Walla Walla, Washington fb presents:

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“PERFORMING POLITICS, EMBODYING RESISTANCE IN GREECE, 1955 TO 2015” Presented by the University of Washington Hellenic Studies Program Feb 6, 2020


 

St. Paul of Thebes, Egypt (341), and St. John Calabytes (“Hut-dweller”) of Constantinople, monks (450).

The University of Washington Hellenic Studies Program Presents:

W Hellenic Studies invites you to a talk by VANGELIS CALOTYCHOS
 

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7 pm, UW Communications Building (CMU) 120

PERFORMING POLITICS, EMBODYING RESISTANCE IN GREECE, 1955 TO 2015: FROM MELINA MERCOURI TO YANIS VAROUFAKIS
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW IN THE SIMPSON CENTER, CMU 202/204
In summer of 2015, Greek society teetered on the brink. For six months, the ruling party, SYRIZA, strove to steer the ship of state out of a perfect storm. At the helm, ostensibly, its colorful Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, exuded an air of confidence that suggested he had a plan even while SYRIZA’s detractors at home and abroad believed his government was driving the nation towards the rocks. This dramatic showdown had all the potential of a political thriller, a fact not lost on director Costa-Gavras, who in 2019 directed a film based on Varoufakis’s memoir of those heady days. Adults in the Room
This talk reflects on Greek cinema’s focus since 1955 on such moments of krisis and its use of real life tragic figures such as Varoufakis or Melina Mercouri who appear simultaneously on movie screens and the stage of politics.
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Camp St Mary Early Registration has Started for July 2020!


St. Paul of Thebes, Egypt (341), and St. John Calabytes (“Hut-dweller”) of Constantinople, monks (450)

Camp St. Mary   Early registration has begun!

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Camp St Mary of Egypt is sponsored by the parishes of the NW Deanery of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese

 

Camp runs from July 13-18, 2020

Early Registration for AGES 9-12 begins Jan 15th

Open Registration begins Feb 1st for all campers ages 9 – 17″

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Pre Lenten Women’s Retreat at Holy Resurrection Tacoma WA Feb 15, 2020


Venerable Theodosius the Great, the Cenobiarch (529).
Venerable Michael of Klops Monastery, fool-for-Christ (Novgorod) (1452).

Holy Resurrection Church Tacoma WA fb presents:

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Fall Open Enrollment at Agia Sophia Academy Portland Jan 30, 20120


Venerable Theodosius the Great, the Cenobiarch (529).
Venerable Michael of Klops Monastery, fool-for-Christ (Novgorod) (1452).

Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy presents:

ENROLLMENT OPEN HOUSE
5pm – 7pm

It’s time to start thinking about schooling for the fall …
find out what ASA can do for your child!

Join us any time between 5pm – 7pm on January 30th, for a student-led tour of our facility while you meet the wonderful teachers and learn about our Montessori Primary Preschool Program (ages 3-6), our Accredited Elementary Program, and our after-school care options.

http://www.ASApdx.org | 503.641.4600

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I Have a Dream! 2020


Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John

“I have a Dream.”  I will not try to add to his eloquence and vision.

 

Archbishop Iakovos, Martin Luther King Jr., and other dignitaries walking to the Dallas County Courthouse to hang a funeral wreath in honor of Reverend James Reeb, a civil rights activist who was beaten and killed by white segregationists, Selma, Alabama, March 1965; photograph by Dan Budnik from his book Marching to the Freedom Dream, which includes an essay by Harry Belafonte and has just been published by Trolley

 

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Developing an End of Life Ministry at Annunciation Church in Milwaukie, OR Jan 25, 2020


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

The Parish of the Annunciation fb in Milwaukie, Oregon presents:

 

 

 

Save the date!
Announcing a one day workshop:
“Developing an End-of-Life Ministry” Saturday, January 25th.

For over twenty years, women of the Church of the Annunciation in Milwaukie,
Oregon, have assisted families in preparing their loved ones for burial. Out of this
has grown a Funeral Team ministry that includes assisting individuals in making
their end-of-life plans, arranging the purchase of cemetery plots, preparing the
deceased for burial, assisting the clergy and family at funerals, and managing
interments at the parish cemetery.
If your parish is interested in learning how to establish a similar ministry, we invite
you to attend a one day workshop at the Church of the Annunciation in
Milwaukie, Oregon.
Who should attend? Clergy and members of Orthodox parishes interested in
forming a ministry to those nearing death and throughout the burial process.
When: Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Where: Church of the Annunciation
13515 SE Rusk Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222
For more information contact: annunciationoregon@hotmail.com, 503-659-3646
or M. Elizabeth Lien at: elizabeth.lien39@gmail.com

Thank you a ton for your interest!
Elizabeth Lien

 

Please note for those looking to have an Orthodox Christian approach to End of Life Care and Burial practices here are a couple links:

Death and Dying

https://www.staoc.com/stdanielburialassistance

the above link has a number of useful items.

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