St Katherine’s Mission 5th Annual Fundraiser Gala Sept 16, 2017! Plan Early!

Forefeast of the Transfiguration; Dormition Fast: A Joyous Fast to All!

St Katherines Orthodox Mission in Kirkland, Washington is having a fundraiser plan now to attend and support them!

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The Classical Learning Resource Center Fall 2017 Classes Start in August!

Holy Seven Youths (the “Seven Sleepers”) of Ephesus: Maximilian, Jamblicus, Martinian, John, Dionysius, Exacustodian (Constantine) and Antoninus (250 & 5th c.).  Dormition Fast: A Joyous Fast to All!

  Fall 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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“God Loves Caviar” Movie Night Sponsored by the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum Aug 19, 2017

A Joyous Dormition Fast to all!

The  Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) (FB)  presents:

“O Theos agapaei to haviari”
Language: English
Type of movie: Adventure, Biographical, HistorySummary
Based on he true story of Greek pirate turned businessman Ioannis Varvakis, who made his fortune selling caviar in Russia and all over the world.  Varvakis strives all his life for freedom for himself and then for his country. only to find that freedom cannot be won until it is shared

  • Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 – 7pm
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral St. Dimitrios Hall
  • 3131 NE Glisan St. Portland, Or 97232
Free event sponsored by HACCM
Donations accepted
Light refreshments




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Iveron Myrrh Streaming Icon to Visit St Demetrios Church in Seattle August 18th, 2017

Blessed Basil of Moscow, fool-for-Christ (1552)  A Joyous Dormition Fast to All!

St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle, WA (FB) presents:

If Anyone knows of the schedule for the Icon at other parishes please email,   –   Thank you!

Information on the Icon can be found at the Icons home at Holy Theotokos of Iveron Honolulu, Hawaii website (fb).

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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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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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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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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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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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——-Old Posts Below Upcoming Events Above——-

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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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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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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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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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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