Sunday Snapshot: 2 Parishes ‘Recently’ Featured in Newspaper Accounts Prophet Elijah, Ellensburg, and St John the Baptist, Post Falls 2015


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 Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg, Washington was recently featured in the Ellensburg Daily Record and included a the visit of  Metropolitan Joseph and an ordination to the Deaconate.  (Many Years!)

Orthodox church taking it one step at a time for a permanent home

Next year. Or by Christmas. Or by Easter, churchgoers say. That’s when they’ll be able to move into their church.

Dan Beck, a member of the Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission, has been helping build the new Ellensburg church for a few years, said he’s heard “next year” a few times.

“We’re doing it literally one step at a time,” he said.

They build, in what used to be a church member’s garage, as they get money. ”  (Read the full article here.)

Photos from the Parish Sunday Bulletin:  Note Photos do accompany above article but are not included here.  The parish has been sponsoring a monthly young adult gathering that has been well received.

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St John the Baptist in Post Falls, Idaho  (fb)was featured in the Coeur d Alene Press

Praying for the World

 

POST FALLS – The inviting scent of incense was thick in the air and candles burned near the entrance of the church.

Parishoners made the sign of the cross, bowed, touched the floor and lightly kissed or brushed their faces against the icon on the podium in the center of the room. They held their own icons close as they prayed in heavenly, sing-song voices.

The priests and deacons were robed in purple and gold as they said prayers, some in Greek, Arabic and Russian, and everyone proceeded outside.

“It’s mystical,” said Father Basil Caldaroni of St. John’s Orthodox Church. “This is today, this is occurring today, Christ is born today, Christ is risen today.” (from the CDApress website read the full article here)

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Parish Photo 2005 from Parish photo album on Parish Website. Click photo to see more images and the procession!

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Orthodox Christian with 2 children, a wife, a life of bills and occasional fishing, not enough hiking etc... 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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