Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian.
Canonization of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1989).
New Hieromartyrs Athanasius, Alexander, Demetrius priests, martyrs John, Nicholas (1937).
Great Consecration of St. Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis, Oregon in Fall of 2017
“Archpriest James Baglien and the community of Saint Martin the Merciful Church of Corvallis, OR will be marking their 15th Anniversary this fall. In conjunction with this celebration, His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will be performing the Great Consecration of the church on Saturday October 21, 2017.
The community of St. Martin the Merciful Church has met many milestones over the years with completion of the iconography in the holy temple, the construction of a social hall, and the recent hosting of the 9th Annual St. Herman’s West Youth Conference.
Friday, October 20
5 pm All-night Vigil
Saturday, October 21
7:45 am Lesser Blessing of the Waters
8:30 am Vicar bishops and other serving clergy arrive & say entry prayers, then go to the parish hall to vest
8:35 am Hours
9:00 am Greeting of the Archbishop; vesting in the center of the Church
9:15 am Great Consecration
10:30 am Tonsure
10:45 am Liturgy
12:30 pm Banquet, in the parish hall
6:00 pm 9th Hour & Great Vespers
Sunday, October 22
9:00 am Nocturns
9:30 am Hours & Divine Liturgy
7:00 pm Talk by Bishop Irenei at the parish hall (topic tbd)
Monday, October 23
7:00 pm Talk by Bishop Irenei at Oregon State University, on the topic “Does God Cause Earthquakes?” ( From the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia)