Work Day at Holy Trinity Church, Wilkeson, WA July 20, 2019! Support the Oldest Orthodox Church in the Northwest!

Apostles’ (Peter & Paul) Fast.

Venerable Barlaam of Khutyn (1192) (movable holiday on the 1st Friday of Apostles’ Fast). “Tabynsk” and “Kursk-Root” Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos (movable holiday on the 9th Friday of Pascha).  St. Jonah, metropolitan of Moscow (1461).  Blessed Augustine, bishop of Hippo (430), and his mother Monica(387).

Holy Trinity Church, Wilkeson, Wa-1900 oldest Orthodox Church in the NW.  This photo was taken by a professional photographer and has been the welcome image and symbol of OrthodoxNorthwest since its inception.  OrthodoxNorthwest uses it with permission. (Copyrighted photo all rights reserved)

“Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast revealed the fishermen as most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit – through them Thou didst draw the world into Thy net. O Lover of Man, glory to Thee!”  Troparion of Pentecost

Support the Oldest Orthodox Church in the Northwest!

Holy Resurrection in Tacoma is having a parish Summer work day at Holy Trinity Church in Wilkison, Washington.  Normally events that are just parish events are not published on here.  But this is the oldest parish in Washington.  And was truly a catholic parish in its ethnic make up.  It is the mother Church of the Northwest  and was even Consecrated by a Glorified Saint.  I am sure others might be interested in helping preserve and take care of this historic Church.  Would it not be a wonderful thing if Orthodox from other parishes also came to help?!  Would it be so terrible if too many people showed up wanting to preserve this treasure and be inspired by it to sharing our faith and working together?  I have not warned the secretary of Holy Resurrection parish that they may be flooded with calls to offer physical, material and financial assistance.  May they be so blessed!  (Please note this parish is featured in the Pilgrimage page, which has been updated and is fairly complete.  Check it out! Below is some more information on the Parish)–Editor

¨Wilkeson Workday
On Saturday, July 20 we will meet at our historic Holy Trinity
Temple, 431 Long Street, Wilkeson 98396 at 10:00 a.m. for a

special workday. We’ll re-roof the restroom. Please consider help-
ing with yard work, church cleaning, and other chores.¨ — From parish bulletin

Holy Trinity Parish established 1896 in Wilkinson   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.  A most inspiring sermon was preached there by Saint Tikhon in 1900 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.


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)
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