Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God 2010
Welcome to Orthodox Northwest!
A blog/bulletin board dedicated to events, places and people of interest to Orthodox Christians living in the Northwest. It will include such things as festivals, special services, occasional interviews, featured parishes, retreats, charitable outreaches and pictures of our Orthodox Christian Community, to name a few.
It will not deal with Church politics, spirituality, or inspirational quotes. Perogies not politics I like to say. (There is a place for all of the above but not here)
We are numerically small, jurisdictionally divided, politically insignificant, and dispersed over a significant area, it is the goal of this blog to bring us a little closer together.
Please forward any events that your parish, mission or fellowship group has upcoming so they can be listed. Also your patience is requested, as this is my first blog and I have a ways to go on the learning curve.
Asking your prayers
Anthony Editor editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
For those who want an event posted please send information and a return email. I will be happy to link your parish and put up pictures etc of your event, flier etc… That is just as soon as I learn how! (PDF files and JPEG are so far some of the easiest for me to use for posting)
Answers to Non Frequently Asked Questions: (such as how can I help, post an item etc…)
If you would be interested in being a regional or ethnic language (read & write any of the following Greek, Romanian, Slavic languages – Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Arabic or Georgian) coeditor please let me know! Some English Majors have mentioned that I could also use someone versed in English grammar as well. So the call is out for coeditors!
Please tell your Orthodox friends of this site via email, facebook etc… The site is only as useful as the number of people who read it and who submit info. Also please tell your Priest about it, parish website links are greatly appreciated as is a mention in the parish bulletin or parish bulletin email lists.
Finally if there is something special about your parish you would like to share don’t hesitate to write it up so it can be posted.
Explanation of terms and rules for posting:
Orthodox Christian refers to membership in the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church of the 7 Ecumenical Councils. Events included here will be in support of it’s mission and the traditional Orthodox Christian Life.
Northwest includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, Western Montana, oh why not of all of Montana, there aren’t many parishes there. Alaska is not included although it is Northwestern, and definitely has Orthodox Christians, it is too large, too distant and too unique to be covered here. It deserves its own Orthodox Alaska site. Any takers? If your west of the Mississippi and have a significant event I will definitely consider it. Occasionally significant events that occur elsewhere that may be of benefit to Northwesteners will be posted. In particular instructional events and music conferences such as the Rocor Summer Music School.
Events are something out of the ordinary. Such as concerts, retreats, charitable activities, speakers, parish Slavas, festivals, Hierarchical Liturgies and visitations, summer camps, youth activities etc…
Occasionally this site may feature events and Churches from other Christian communities particularly Eastern Churches that would be of interest to Orthodox Christians. Such as an Armenian food festival, or an Ethiopian Icon exhibit etc…
This blog is dedicated to St John of San Francisco may his prayers protect, preserve and unify us all.