Monthly Archives: December 2019

Wishing all on the New Calendar a Merry Christmas and a Joyous Nativity Season 2019! And a Joyous Feast of St Herman of Alaska to All on the Traditional Calendar!


Wishing all on the Gregorian Calendar a Joyous Christmas and Nativity Season!  And a “Merry St Hermanmass” to all on the traditional Calendar.  (Merry St Hermanmass is a phrase I have heard in jest at our Parish and yet it … Continue reading

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Sunday Snapshot: Agia Sophia Book shop Opens in Bend!


27th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone two. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos.  New Martyr Priest Sergius Mechev of Moscow (1941).  Prophetess Anna (Hannah) (1100 B.C.), mother of the Prophet Samuel. The Parish of St … Continue reading

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A Joyous Feast of St Nicholas to All! Dec 2019


A Joyous Feast to all!  St Nicholas guard us with your prayers!     Churches dedicated to St. Nicholas in the NW are Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle,  Sfântul Nicolae in BC, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Portland,  St Nicholas and Dimitrios … Continue reading

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Funeral for Elder Ephraim of Philotheou and Arizona to be Broadcast today live at noon.


26th Week after Pentecost. Tone eight. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Food with Oil Martyr Stephen the New of Mt. St. Auxentius (767). Martyr Hirenarchus and Seven Women-martyrs at Sebaste (303). New Hieromartyr Seraphim (Chichagov), metropolitan of St. Petersburg (1937).   I just learned that the … Continue reading

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Nativity Fast Advent Retreat and Fellowship of the Cross for Young Adults Dec 13-14th, 2019 at Holy Cross Church, Yakima, WA


25 th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone eight. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Apodosis of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. Hieromartyr Clement, pope of Rome (101).  St Clement, Bishop of Ochrid and Enlightener of the Bulgarians. Great-martyr Catherine of Alexandria … Continue reading

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A Joyous Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos to All! 2019


 The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple.  A Joyous Feast to All! Holy Resurrection Parish in Vancouver, BC/† Свято-Воскресенский Русский Православный Собор, Ванкувер celebrating the Feast in 2011.   Hamatoura Monastery has some very nice e-cards that tell … Continue reading

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