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