110th Anniversary of the Consecration of Holy Trinity Church, Wilkeson, WA with Hierarchical Liturgy Saturday, September 22, 2012


Holy Trinity Church, Wilkeson, Wa-1900 oldest Orthodox Church in the NW. (Copyrighted photo all rights reserved)

Holy Trinity Parish established 1896 in Wilkinson celebrates it’s 110’th Consecration Anniversary this Sept   22’nd with Bishop Benjamin serving a Hierarchical Liturgy.  The parish was visited and partially founded by Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich and Consecrated by St Tikhon.  It is the oldest parish building in the Northwest and of historical and Spiritual significance to all Orthodox in the area.  It has recently undergone a 3 year renovation and is ready for the upcoming celebration.  At the reception/luncheon (advanced purchase required due to limited seating) after Liturgy there will be a Presentation with photos and history of the Parish.  “In 1900 Saint Tikhon preached a sermon in which he described our first parishioners as “Arabs, Greeks and Slavs,” together with “Uniates [Byzantine Rite Catholics] who had reunited and were living in Wilkeson.” “(from the OCA website)  A more complete history of the parish can be found here on the OCA website ; and an even  more complete history here from the Holy Resurrection Parish Website .   Holy Resurrection in Tacoma is the “daughter Parish” actively outreaching to the Tacoma area.   The Holy Resurrection site has the full details of the Celebration.  If any readers go please share your thoughts and any pictures you might take.  Oh and I could use some attractive shots of the inside and outside of just the Church for the Pilgrimage and NW Images pages. Ty.   (editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com)

About editorOrthodoxNorthwest

An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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5 Responses to 110th Anniversary of the Consecration of Holy Trinity Church, Wilkeson, WA with Hierarchical Liturgy Saturday, September 22, 2012

  1. Chris says:

    A more complete history of Holy Trinity can be found here: http://www.orthodoxtacoma.com/history.html

  2. Mimi says:

    I hope to see you there!

    • Thank you Mimi, I would enjoy meeting you as well. I wish I could go. I have been wanting to go to this historic Parish for some time. Maybe next Pentecost. I think it would be wonderful if we could make it a large yearly pilgrimage for the NW. Kind of like Fort Ross in California. It is a Parish for all Orthodox in the area.

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