Invitatie la Picnic – Sambata 15 iulie, Stanley Park 10AM – 5PM Vancouver BC

Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, martyrs at Rome.


Biserica Ortodoxa Romana Sfanta Treime (fb)

SAMBATA 15 iulie 2017, de la 10 AM la 5 PM
STANLEY PARK, Miniature Railway Picnic Site, (langa trenuletul din parc si aprox. 200 m de Aquarium)
Mititei, cirnati, salate, gogosi, fructe, prajituri si bauturi racoritoare
Muzica si voie buna  (10:00 – 4:00)
Jocuri si concursuri pentru cei mici si mari. Fondurile stranse din donatiile acestui picnic vor fi folosite pentru extinderea cladirii bisericii.
Pentru directii folositi harta de mai jos.  LUATI AUTOBUSUL 019 de la Statia Skytrain Station Granville si mergeti pana la capat in Stanley Park (Stanley Park Loop).
Urmati semnele afisate acolo pentru a ajunge la picnic site.
Invitation to the annual picnic on Saturday 15, 2017 at Stanley Park , from 10 AM la 5 PM
STANLEY PARK, Miniature Railway Picnic Site (near the little train in the park and aprox. 200 m from the Aquarium).
Music, Romanian food, games, contests for kids and adults. The donations will be used to extend the building of the Church.
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The Classical Learning Resource Center is Offering New Classes Spanish, Chinese, Rhetoric and Acquiring an Orthodox Mindset 2017


The Holy, Glorious and All-praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul (67).  The end of the Apostles Peter and Paul Fast  A Joyous Feast to All!

   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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Family Wellness Conference at Holy Apostles Shoreline, Washington Sept 8-9, 2017

A Joyous fast to All!

Metropolis of San Francisco and the Family Wellness Ministry (fb) invites you to the Pacific Northwest and Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church (FB) in Shoreline, Washington:



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St. Kevorks Armenian Church in Clackamas, Oregon Celebrates Vardavar Water Festival July 23rd, 2017

A Joyous Apostles’ (Peter & Paul) Fast to All! 

St. Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church in Clackamas, Oregon celebrates:

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Agia Sophia Academy is Seeking a Math Assistant Teacher and a Janitor for 2017-2018

 Nativity of St. John the Baptist.  A joyous Feast and Fast to All!

Were Hiring! Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed)  We’re Hiring!  Agia Sophia Academy is seeking a math assistant teacher & a janitor for the 2017-18 school year.  Visit to learn more about these exciting job opportunities!

I Love My Job


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New Orthodox Social Group for Singles in Bothell, WA !

The Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos in memory of Saving of Moscow from the Invasion of Khan Achmed.  Peter and Paul Fast, a Joyous Fast to All!

Single Orthodox Christian Social and Service a new group for singles of all ages on Meetup.  What a great idea!

The next activity is July 10th.  Thank you to the founder for sharing the information.

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Men’s Retreat at All-Merciful Saviour Monastery with Abbot Tryphon Aug 4-6th 2017

 A Joyous Fast to All!

There is still opportunity to RSVP!!!

Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery located on beautiful Vashon Island, Wa., will be hosting  the retreat.


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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Camp Metamorphosis Aug 26- Sept 1st 2017 Pioneer Pacific Island BC, Register Now!

St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker

Camp Metamorphosis:  (fb) A Program of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada)

Summer Camp 2017

August 26th – September 1st

Pioneer Pacific, Thetis Island

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Plan Now! Greek Open Golf Tournament to Benefit Agia Sophia Academy Sept 18th, 2017

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





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International Conference on the Shroud of Turin in Pasco, WA July 19-22nd, 2017

Afterfeast of the Ascension. Tone five.  Martyr Isidore of Chios (251).

International Conference on the Shroud of Turin

Seeking Solutions to the Mysteries of the Shroud

Shroud of Turin Conference 2017

“This conference on the Shroud of Turin, also called the Turin Shroud, will investigate the latest research and new evidence on the history, DNA, pollen, image formation, and dating, including carbon dating or radiocarbon dating.”  (From the website) Click here to go to the Conference Site.

Photos from the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) testing on the Shroud in 1978:​

Shroud of Turin​​ Conference 2017

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​            The conference on the Shroud of Turin will be held in the TRAC center in Pasco, Washington, US, starting on Wednesday evening (July 19 of 2017) and all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July 20 to 22 of 2017).  This conference will consist of PowerPoint presentations on recent and previous research on the Shroud of Turin.  As currently planned, it will include 33 individuals making 52 presentations, as well as three panel discussions, for a total of 36 hours of information and discussion.  The conference is international in scope as presenters will be coming from the US, Italy, Spain, France, Australia, etc.  A major purpose of the conference is to promote research on the Shroud, so this issue will be raised frequently during the conference.  An overview of the conference as it is currently planned is the following:

Wednesday Evening, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, July 19, 2017, Introduction and Summary of Research on the Shroud
Thursday 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 20, 2017, Preliminary Issues & History of the Shroud
Friday, 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 21, 2017, Science & Dating of the Shroud
Saturday, 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 22, 2017, Sudarium Studies & Image Formation on the Shroud

The following is the current status of the program for this conference.  It is expected that there may be changes by the time of the conference.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Introduction and Summary

Registration (10:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Overview of the Shroud, 60 min. by Robert Siefker
CSI Jerusalem, Case of the Missing Body, 90 min. by Russ Breault

Thursday, July 20, 2017, Preliminary Issues & History

Opening remarks, 15 min. by Russ Breault
The Crown of Thorns:  The Paradoxical Lordship of the King of Kings, 25 min. by Andrew Dalton
Exposition of John 20, 30 min. by Fred Baltz
1 John 5:6-8: The Shroud of Turin in the New Testament, 25 min. by William Mayor
Identifying the Tomb of Jesus for Turin Shroud Research, 20 min. by Dean Schulz
The Epistemologies of Faith and Science: Methods of Approaching Truth in the Shroud of Turin, 45 min. by Cheryl White
Physical Cause of Jesus’ Death, 40 min. by Pietro Pescetelli
Uncovering the Frailties of Ecclesiastical Authorities in the Holy Shroud Guild Archives, 30 min. by Giorgio Bracaglia
The Mandylion in Constantinople: Literary Sources, 15 min. by Emanuela Marinelli and Laura Provera
The Mandylion in Constantinople: Iconographic Sources, 15 min. by Alfonso Caccese and Domenico Repice.  Read by Michela Marinelli.
Who Saw the Mandylion and What was its Size?  30 min. by Mario Latendresse
There is no Evidence that Othon de la Roche Acquired the Shroud of Turin, 35 min. by Mario Latendresse
The Holy Shroud and Othon de La Roche: notes for a working hypothesis on the “Missing Years” (1204-1356), 35 min. by Alessandro Piana
Geoffrey de Charny’s Acquisition of the Shroud of Turin: Texts, Fictions, and Forgeries, 60 min. by Jack Markwardt
The Shroud of Turin and the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris, 45 min. by Mario Latendresse
The image of Edessa included the whole body but only its empty reliquary arrived at Paris, 30 min. by Cesar Barta
Avignon and the Shroud of Turin: Authenticity Confirmed, 60 min. by Jack Markwardt
Panel discussion regarding the day’s presentations, 30 min.

Friday, July 21, 2017, Science & Dating of the Shroud

Opening remarks, 15 min. by Russ Breault
Adhesion force and AFM measurements on treated samples, 25 min. by Piero Iacazio
Immunological and Molecular Characterization of the Shroud of Turin Bloodstains, 45 min. by Kelly Kearse
Sources of DNA on the Shroud, 35 min. by Gianni Barcaccia
Use of an Electron Microscope on a Sample from the Face of the Turin Shroud, 40 min. by Gerard Lucotte
The “Other Images” on the Shroud of Turin, 30 min. by Paolo Di Lazzaro and Daniele Murra
Use of the VP-8 Imaging System from a photograph of the Shroud of Turin exhibiting 3D results, 20 min. by Janis Winchester
Numismatic dating of the Turin Shroud through the analysis of Byzantine coins, 45 min. by Giulio Fanti
Politics of the Shroud C-14 Dating, 60 min. by Joe Marino
Invisible Reweave on the Shroud: Evidence For, 30 min. by Joe Marino
Was the Shroud of Turin Invisibly Rewoven With Foreign Material at the Radiocarbon Site to Match the Rest of the Cloth?, 20 min. by Mark Antonacci
Statistical Analysis of the 1988 Carbon dating, 40 min. by Robert Rucker
Regression Analysis with Partially Labelled Regressors: Carbon Dating of the Shroud of Turin, 30 min., video of Marco Riani, A. C. Atkinson, and Giulio Fanti
The Neutron Absorption Hypothesis, 35 min. by Robert Rucker
Dating Techniques other than Carbon Dating, 40 min. by Giulio Fanti
Hypothesis of face-cloth wrapping of the Turin Shroud Man: experimental and numerical results, 5 min. by Gianmaria Concheri, Giulio Fanti and Sergio Rodella
Seeking the Truth about the Shroud:  Investigations on Possible Age and Image Formation, 40 min. by Piero Iacazio
Panel discussion regarding the day’s presentations, 45 min.

Saturday, July 22, 2017, Sudarium Studies & Image Formation on the Shroud

Opening remarks, 15 min. by Russ Breault
Pollens on the Shroud and the Sudarium of Oviedo, 35 min. by Marzia Boi
Explaining the Color of the Blood on the Shroud, 15 min. by Paolo Di Lazzaro, A. Di Lascio, P. Iacomussi, M. Missori, and D. Murra
Characteristics of the Image and Its Formation, 30 min. by Giuseppe Baldacchini, read by TBD
Image Characteristics, 25 min. by Giulio Fanti
Chemistry of the Image Imprinting Process, 30 min. by Jose Carlos Godinez
Naturalistic Processes for Image Formation, 15 min. by Mark Antonacci
A Geometric Mechanism for the Image Formation on the Shroud of Turin, 30 min. by Mario Latendresse
Role of Radiation in Image Formation, 45 min. by Robert Rucker
Linen Coloration by Pulsed Radiation, A Review, 30 min. by Paolo Di Lazzaro and Daniele Murra
Image Formation by Corona Discharge, 40 min. by Giulio Fanti
Critical Analysis about the Radiation Direction in the Formation of the Shroud of Turin Image, 25 min. by R. Campion and Giulio Fanti
Experimental Effects of Coronal Discharge on Linen, 20 min. by Michael Schaffer
Free Electron Model of Image Formation on Shroud of Turin, 30 min. by Chuck Rogers
Chromosome acting as loop antenna matches wavelength for colorization of Shroud of Turin, 20 min. by Tony Fleming
Image Formation by Charged Nuclear Particles, 30 min. by Arthur Lind
Evidence for Image Formation by a Cloth Collapse Model, 30 min. by Mark Antonacci
Problems with the Cloth Collapse Hypothesis for Image Formation, 15 min. by Robert Rucker
Do we really need new evidence and arguments about the Turin Shroud?, 20 min. by Tristan Casabianca
Panel discussion regarding the day’s presentations, 45 min.
Where are We Now, and Where do we go from Here?  20 min. by Mark Antonacci

July 19 to 22, 2017, at the TRAC Center660 Burden Blvd. in Pasco, Washington State, USA.​​




The Christos Aχειροποίητα or ‘Christ-not-made-by-hand’, a much revered 12th century Russian Orthodox icon, celebrates the miracle in which Jesus healed King Abgar of Edessa by sending him an image of his face imprinted on a piece of linen cloth. Such an icon is said to have been “written” by the word of God, not painted by a person.

The  Shroud of Turin is has been a Relic in the West since the time of the Crusades.  It has undergone numerous tests and is still a bafflement to scientists.  A few of such is how was it made?  If it is a forgery how could an artist have painted a negative?  At a time when positive and negative images was not known.  How could it have been painted  especially since the image disappears when looked at closely?

 There is strong evidence that indicates that the Shroud was quite possibly the Mandylion known in Constantinople and viewed on occasion.  It is my opinion that the ancient Byzantines understood this cloth better than most moderns and scientists.  Their name for it still speaks to us and our scientific tests today.   The Image not Made by Human Hands.   Perhaps Our Loving Lord left us a proof for this scientific age.  (editor)

The Northwest is Blessed to have the Vancouver Shroud Association based in British Columbia.  The Association has exhibits and is available for regional conferences.

The Shroud of Turin it’s negative image.

Shroud Museum Board Titles

  • What is the Shroud of Turin?
  • Evidence from the Gospels
  • Secondo Pia’s Photography and the Shroud
  • Timeline of the Shroud (three panels)
  • Damage to the Shroud
  • The Three Fires
  • The Crucifixion According to the Shroud
  • The Shroud of Turin and Christian Art
  • The Sudarium of Oviedo and the Man of the Shroud
  • The Holy Face of Edessa and the Shroud of Constantinople: A Theory (two panels)
  • John Paul 11 on the Shroud of Turin
  • Popes and the Shroud
  • Properties of the Shroud of Turin (view s ample)
  • Carbon Dating of the Shroud
  • The 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) Team
  • The Pollen Evidence of the Shroud
  • Flower Images and the Shroud
  • Images of Coins on the Shroud
  • Forensic Pathology and the Shroud (view sample)
  • The Formation of the Shroud Image
  • The Shroud and the Resurrection (two panels)
  • A Summary of the Shroud’s Characteristics (two panels)
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Youth Choir at St Sava’s in Vancouver, BC 2017!


Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի!  

We remember the Armenian Genocide 102nd Anniversary.

СВЕТИ САВА /St Sava’s in Vancouver, BC (FB) presents a Youth Choir opportunity!  (I apologize for the delay in posting this I did not see this email till Bright Week.  It is not too late to attend for local Orthodox youth.  What a wonderful opportunity to meet other Orthodox!  What a great idea for other parishes…  (editor)


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St John’s Family Camp Registration is Open for July 17-21, 2017

A Joyous Lent to All!

Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland for the Early info!

St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp, July 17-21

Posted: 26 Mar 2017 01:33 PM PDT

The registration is now open for this year’s St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp!  The dates are Monday, July 17th(afternoon) through Friday July 21st (afternoon) at Sky Camp, near Eugene Oregon, which has been the location for the last few years. The theme this year is “The Holy Image”

This is a spiritual retreat for the whole family, where you can come and refresh your soul and get the best of both a retreat and a vacation!

 Attached are the registration form, the parental release form allowing your children to participate in the activities, an information flyer about the camp, and other information about the facility.  If you have questions you are always welcome to contact the registrar at:

For the last three years, camp has been at maximum capacity! Please send your registration and deposit in as soon as possible to reserve your space! And please invite any Orthodox families or individuals who would be interested in joining our camp this year. 

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

The early registration discount expires June 1st!

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OCMC Seeking Medical Professionals for Indonesia and Guatemala Summer 2017

Fourth Sunday of the Great Lent. Tone seven.  Venerable John Lestvichnik 

The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (fb) in St. Augustine, Florida has openings for medical professionals:

Join an OCMC Mission Team 2017

Medical Professionals Needed for Mission Teams
by Sara Staff (3/22/2017)

The Mission Field is in need of medical professionals to use their skills to administer healthcare on a short-term mission team.

The Mission Field needs medical professionals to volunteer on short-term mission teams this summer! Administering health care to people who do not normally have access to treatment is such an essential part of OCMC missions, and your expertise could make a huge impact on suffering people around the world. Won’t you consider volunteering this year to alleviate their suffering?

Lori Kotuza participated on an OCMC health care mission team to Guatemala in 2015 and reflects, “Preparing for a mission takes open-mindedness, a willingness to accept new challenges despite language and cultural barriers, but most importantly, a deep commitment to treat patients and offer them medical care and health education in regions where health services are scarce…This short medical mission was an inspiration to me to continue serving on mission teams in the future. What I did not expect was that a small village, with a strong community spirit, trusted our team, all complete strangers from another country, and let us medically treat them and their children as well as the elderly.”
OCMC medical mission teams provide opportunities for personal growth and give you the opportunity to use your expertise to show Christ’s love by serving others.
Medical professionals are needed for two teams to Guatemala and one team to Indonesia. The following is a list of open healthcare teams:
Provide health care and health education in the predominately Mayan region of northern Guatemala. Show the love of Christ by sharing your talents as a health care provider in Aguacate at the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic.
8/25/2017 to 9/3/2017
Price: $1,365 +airfare
11/10/2017 to 11/19/2017
Price: $1,365 +airfare
Assist with the health care outreach at the Theotokos Orthodox Hospital in Medan, Indonesia and be a part of an Orthodox witness in a Muslim nation.
9/18/2017 to 9/30/2017
Price: $1,110 +airfare
For more information, or to apply, visit You can also contact Pres. Renee Ritsi by phone at 1-877-463-6784 ext. 141, or by e-mail at with any questions. Thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration in participating on one or more mission teams.
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The Classical Learning Resource Center is Offering Summer 2017 Classes in Latin, Geometry, French, German, Literature and More

A Joyous Fast to All!

  Summer Classes with the  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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Reunited: “Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece” at Portland Art Museum March-July 2017

A Joyous Lent to All!

Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece” Opened  at the Portland Art Museum.   It runs March 25th -July 9th, 2017.

Portland Art Museum Newsletter

“Francescuccio Ghissi (Italian, active 1359–1374), St. John Altarpiece, 1370s, tempera and gold leaf on wood, including paintings from the Portland Art Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.  ”  From the website, for more history just click.

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Agia Sophia Academy Seeks A Prinicipal for 2017-2018

A Joyous Fast to All!

Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed) , an Orthodox Christian School, seeks an experienced educator to serve as our Principal for the 2017-18 school year.  Learn more at


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Поклоничко путовање на Свету Гору 20. до 28. јуна 2017.

 Venerables Marana, Cyanna (Kyra), and Domnica (Domnina), nuns, of Syria (ca. 450).Joyous Lent to All!  Pray for the Suffering Christians of the Middle East.


Поклоничко путовање на Свету Гору

ЦШО Светог Архангела Михаила организује поклоничко путовање Манастиру Хиландару и другим светињама од 20. до 28. јуна 2017. године.

Полазак је из Београда 20. јуна, а повратак на Видовдан 28. јуна

Поред Манастира Хиландара, посетићемо још неколико манастира на Светој Гори, србско војничко гробље Зејтинлик, цркву Светог Димитрија у Солуну, манастире на Метеорима, Опленац и Краљеву цркву.

Цена је 400 евра. У цену је урачунат пут, хотели, доручак, вечера, водич, виза за Свету Гору, и за жене крстарење oko Свете Горе.

Заинтересовани могу контактирати свештеника Малишу Миловановића на 604-715-1908.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE CHILANDAR MONASTERY AND THE HOLY MOUNT ATHOS  The St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church in Vancouver is organizing a pilgrimage to these holy sites in Greece: the Chilandar Serbian Monastery and other monasteries on Mt. Athos, the Meteora monastery complex, Church of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki, and the Zeitenlik Serbian Military Cemetery. In Serbia, we will visit Oplenac and King’s Church—the mausoleum of the Serbian Royal House of Karađorđević. Departure is from Belgrade on June 20th and return is on June 28th, 2017.The price is 400 euros per person which includes travel from Belgrade, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, a guide, visa for Mt. Athos and a cruise around Mt. Athos for the ladies. Round-trip airfare from North America is not included. For details, please contact Father Malisa Milovanovic at 604-715-1908.

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Sunday Snapshot: Pan Orthodox Vespers at St Demetrios Sunday of Orthodoxy Seattle March 5, 2017

St. Gregory Palamas the Archbishop of Thessalonica (movable holiday on the 2nd Sunday of the Great Lent).

The Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Western Washington for the Sunday of Orthodoxy took place at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle (Fb), sponsored by the Washington Orthodox Clergy Association. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco(Greek Orthodox Metropolis) presided and offered the homily. Fr. Photios Dumont, pastor of St. Demetrios, was the main celebrant. A total of 17 priests and three deacons served, while another eight priests and two deacons prayerfully attended in the altar or congregation. John Michael Boyer, Protopsaltis (First Chanter) of the Metropolis, led a group of chanters in the hymns and responses of the service.
The over 150 faithful who attended, from parishes of various jurisdictions, enjoyed fellowship and a Lenten meal following the service hosted by the St. Demetrios Parish Council and Ladies Philoptochos Society.

Sunday of Orthodoxy Lent 2017 St Demetrios Church in Seattle. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco presiding.  Photo courtesy of Mr Argue, C .  Thank you!

Sunday of Orthodoxy Lent 2017 St Demetrios Church in Seattle. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco presiding. Photo courtesy of Mr Argue, C .  Thank you!

Sunday of Orthodoxy Lent 2017 St Demetrios Church in Seattle. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco presiding.  Photo courtesy of Mr Argue, C .  Thank you!

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Upcoming Icon Workshops Boise, ID, Bozeman, MT, and Goldendale, WA, with Deacon Matthew Garrett in 2017

The Saturday of the Dead. Tone one.  Holy Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily (251).
Theodosius, archbishop of Chernigov (1696). 

Upcoming Icon Workshops with the NW’s own  Deacon Matthew Garrett .  Icons and more information can be found on his website- Icons by the Hand of Deacon Matthew Garrett.  He also has a blog – Holy Icons an Iconographer’s Blog.  And if you like Icon Cards for name days etc., his zazzle site.





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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All Saints Summer Camp Registration is Open Register by March 1st for Discount 2017!

 Afterfeast of the Meeting of Our Lord.
Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-receiver and Anna the Prophetess (1st c.).
St. Nicholas, enlightener of Japan (1912).

All Saints Summer Register now!


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The Classical Learning Resource Center Fall Class Registration Opens Feb 15th 2017!

The Classical Learning Resource Center (FB) presents:

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

– St. Theophan the Recluse

Fall 2017 Registration Opens Wednesday, February 15th!
We’re almost there – Fall Registration will open this week on Wednesday, February 15th. Please check back later this week to find scheduling information and to register for Fall 2017 classes.
CLRC buried in SNOW!
We’ve been slowed down a little this last week by the need for several hours a day of extra snow shoveling work so we could get out the front door, down the barn to milk the goats, and down the path to feed the chickens! It’s beautiful but the freezing rain that followed made walking (not to mention driving) a bit hazardous.
+ Patristic Greek Reading Class Begins Today – Monday, February 13th!

It’s not too late to join the Patristic Greek Reading class, which begins today, taught by Professor Evie Holmberg Professor of Classics & Ecclesiastical/Patristic Greek Language and Literature at Hellenic College.

For more information please contact: Anne Van Fossen


ACT Workshop Begins Monday, February 27th!

This workshop will help students prepare for the math section of the ACT.  Concepts from Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 will be covered along with helpful test-taking strategies.  The course will use previously administered ACT tests.

Dates: 6 weeks from Feb 27 – April 3rd (in preparation for April 8th test)*

Grade Level: 10-12

Day/Time: Monday 11am – 12pm Pacific

Cost: $130

Text: 5 previous ACT exams available online.

        Students will need to make a copy of these.

Since we are in the midst of a transition with our website we have been unable to post this class for registration as we usually do. For more information or registration details please contact: Matthew Gallatin

Live, Interactive, Online Classes with Exceptional Teachers
 CLRC online classes are live, interactive, and available to anyone with internet access. Most CLRC teachers have advanced degrees (Masters, Ph.D., or Teaching Credential) and extensive teaching experience.
Class schedules, enrollment information and more are available on the Classical Learning Resource Center website:

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


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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!


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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La Blouse Roumaine June 24th, 2017 at Maryhill Museum of Art

Apodosis of Pentecost.

Maryhill Museum of Art presents:

FAMILY FESTIVAL: La Blouse Roumaine Saturday, June 24, 2017 | noon to 3 p.m.
Take a Romanian-focused family tour through the Maryhill galleries for inspiration, then try your hand at embroidering a Romanian-inspired design on materials right for your skill level. All ages welcome. 
The tour for this program is scheduled at 1 PM.  Activities will be from Noon to 3 PM in the M.J. Murdock Education Charitable Trust and Education Center.  Activities are self-guided, but volunteers and the museum’s Curator of Education Louise Palermo will be on hand to assist.
The program is free with museum admission; children 6 and under admitted free; family rate of $25 for two adults and any number of related children.

Maryhill Museum is beautifully located overlooking the Columbia River.  It is an impressive building with a most interesting history.  Their permanent collection includes artifacts from Queen Marie of Romania and her Icon collection.  Well worth a visit.  St. John’s Greek Orthodox Monastery in Goldendale, Washington; a spiritual oasis located in Central Washington, is only 30 minutes away.

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Orthodoxy on Tap for Young Adults at Golden Gardens June 27th, 2017

AfterFeast of Pentecost

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Orthodoxy on Tap sponsored by St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle. (fb)

Orthodoxy on Tap
Join us for Shrimp on the BBQ, Tuesday, June 27
Orthodoxy on Tap if for all college students and young adults. This ministry is a chance for us to meet and talk about our faith in a social environment. Please join us for our last meeting before the summer!  Meetings will resume in September.

Join us at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 27th for a BBQ at Golden Gardens beach in Ballard.  We will be cooking shrimp on the barbee!  Please bring your own beverages.  Please RSVP to Lefteris Sitaras to attend.

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St John’s Monastery in Goldendale, WA invites all to their Feast Day June 23-24, 2017

Afterfeast of Pentecost St. John the Russian, whose relics are on the island of Euboea (1730).

St John the Forerunner Monastery invites all to their Feast Day.


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“Time for Tavli” at the Parish Hall of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Portland June 11th, 2017

Afterfeast of Pentecost St. Augustine of Canterbury, evangelizer of England (ca. 605) (Celtic & British).  New Hieromartyrs Milan Banjac and Milan Golubovic of Drvar, Serbia (1941-1945).

Dice, stones, inlaid wood and lady luck = The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) (FB) is sponsoring “Time for Tavli”   It looks like a lot of fun I wonder if there will be ouzo and smoking to go with it?  Your friendly editor would enjoy attending but alas its not in the dice.  While I enjoy Tavli it is not my favourite but up there….  (editor)


Come and Play!
What:     Tavli (Backgammon)
When:    June 11, 2017
Time:     1 pm – 4 pm
Where:   Holy Trinity Cathedral
St. Dimitrios Hall
3131 NE Glisan
Portland, Oregon

Who:      All Ages

Participation Fee: $5.00
Refreshments Available for Purchase

Bring Your Own Board

Everywhere you go in Greece you can see men, women and children playing the beloved game of Tavli. Developed by the ancient Egyptians 5,000 years ago, the Greeks have taken this board game to heart and made it their own. Known in the west as Backgammon, Tavli is played mostly for fun and sometimes for money.

Join us in playing Tavli, the nations board game of Greece

This year we are planning a Kafenio, with drinks and Mezethes
Your RSVP by June 7th will help us with our refreshments

Click below to email us at and reserve your spot. Let us know how many people you’ll be bringing and how many will be playing Tavli. Or call us at 503-858-8567.

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“What Steps Can We Take to Help Those Leaving Prison” A Presentation June 13th at Holy Apostles Shoreline, Washington

Entrance of St. Nina (Nino), Equal-to-the-Apostles, into Georgia (323) (Georgia).

Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church (FB) in Shoreline, Washington in conjunction with  Prison Fellowship Northwest  (fb)presents:

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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“When the Foundations are Shaken: Disasters, Fears and a Christian Response” Three Talks June 13-14 at Holy Myrrhbearing Women Bonners, Ferry Idaho

Translation of the relics (1551) of Venerable Adrian, abbot of Ondrusov (Valaam) (1549).  

Holy Myrrhbearer Orthodox Church (fb) Presents:

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СРПСКИ ДАНИ – SERBIAN DAYS June 3-4, 2017, Burnaby, BC!

Virgin-martyr Glyceria at Heraclea (141) and with her Martyr Laodicius, jailer of St. Glyceria.

The Parish of St Michael the Archangel/СРПСКА ПРАВОСЛАВНА  ЦРКВА  СВ. АРХАНГЕЛ  МИХАИЛО  –  ВАНКУВЕР  (FBin Burnaby, BC., presents: СРПСКИ ДАНИ 2017  3-4. ЈУНА

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A Joyous Feast of the Ascension to All 2017!

The Ascension of our Lord. Tone five.  Holy Georgian Martyrs of Persia (17th-18th c.) (movable holiday on the day of the Holy Ascension) (Georgia).
St. Epiphanius, bishop of Cyprus (403).  St. Germanus, patriarch of Constantinople (740).  Glorification (1913) of Hieromartyr Hermogenes (1612) the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

A Joyous Feast of the Ascension to all!

Ascension mosaic from Monreale, Sicily. 12th century.

Troparion of the Feast.

Thou didst ascend into glory, O Christ our God, having gladdened Thy disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit; and they were assured by the blessing that Thou art the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world.

Do you see then to what height of glory human nature has been raised? Is it not from earth to heaven? Is it not from corruption to incorruption? How hard would not someone toil in order to become the intimate friend of a corruptible king here below? But we, although we were alienated and hostile in our intent by evil deeds, have not only been reconciled to God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, but we have also soared aloft to sonship, and now our nature is worshipped in the heavens by every creature seen and unseen.

St Ephrem – Catechesis 7  ( found at St Nicholas Orthodox Church McKinney, Texas)

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Leave Taking of Pascha 2017

Christ is Risen!

Apodosis of Pascha. Tone five.
Holy Equals-to-the Apostles Methodius (885) and Cyril (869), first teachers of the Slavs.  Equal-to-the-Apostles Rostislav, prince of Greater Moravia

Wishing all a Joyous Last day of Pascha on this the Leave Taking of this Great Feast


Pascha at St Nicholas Cathedral 2017 from there Facebook Page If u appreciate it please let them know.  Click the photo to see more!


And at St Annes in Corvallis Oregon Pascha 2017

And from the “Protopsalti of Etna and Portland (Greek Old Calendar Church? -ed)” in several languages and beautifully done.

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