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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) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com

I Have a Dream! 2020


Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John “I have a Dream.”  I will not try to add to his eloquence and vision.    

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Developing an End of Life Ministry at Annunciation Church in Milwaukie, OR Jan 25, 2020


Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist,John. The Parish of the Annunciation fb in Milwaukie, Oregon presents:       Save the date! Announcing a one day workshop: “Developing an End-of-Life Ministry” Saturday, January 25th. For over twenty years, … Continue reading

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A Joyous Theophany 2020!


 The Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ (Baptism of the Lord).  A Joyous Feast to All! Prefestal Troparion. Tone 4  The River Jordan was once turned back by the mantle of Elisha / when Elijah had been … Continue reading

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Holy Apostles will Bless the Columbia Tomorrow on Holy Theophany! Jan 19, 2020


Saturday before the Nativity and before the Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ Eve of the Theophany (Kreshchenskyi Sochelnik). Fast Day. Martyrs Theopemptus, bishop of Nicomedia, and Theonas (303). Venerable Syncletica of Alexandria (350). New Hieromartyr Joseph and with him … Continue reading

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Upcoming Marches for Life for 2020


  Saturday before the Nativity and before the Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ Eve of the Theophany (Kreshchenskyi Sochelnik). Fast Day. Martyrs Theopemptus, bishop of Nicomedia, and Theonas (303). Venerable Syncletica of Alexandria (350). New Hieromartyr Joseph and with … Continue reading

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40 Day Memorial for Elder Ephraim of Philotheou and Arizona to be Broadcast Live On Youtube Services Streaming Starting this Evening


31st Week after Pentecost. Tone five. Sviatki. Fast-free  A Joyous Feast to all! Forefeast of the Theophany. Prophet Malachias (400 B.C.). Martyr Gordius at Caesarea in Cappadocia (314). New Hieromartyr Basil Kolmogorov priest (1938). St. Genevieve of Paris (512).   The 40 day Memorial services for … Continue reading

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“The Eye” a Book Signing with Author Tom Doulis by The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum in Portland Jan 25, 2020


Forefeast of the Theophany. St. Sylvester, pope of Rome (335). Righteous Juliana of Lazarevo (1604). Repose (1833), the second finding of relics (1991) of Venerable Seraphim, wonderworker of Sarov. Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) (FB) presents:   “Join us as we honor Tom … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! A Joyous St Basil’s Day and the Great Feast of the Circumcision


31st Week after Pentecost. Tone five. Sviatki. Fast-free The Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ. St. Basil the Great, archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (379). New Hieromartyr Jeremiah (1918). New Hieromartyrs Platon, bishop of Revel, Estonia and Priests Michael and Nicholas (1919).St. Emelia, … Continue reading

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Bouzakia Night Presented by Greeks in Washington Seattle, Wa Jan 18, 2020


Apodosis of the Nativity of Christ. Venerable Melania the Younger, nun, of Rome (439) Christ is Born! Glorify Him! PURPOSE:  The Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State  FB Presents: “HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE GREEK-AMERICAN HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF WASHINGTON STATE. Here is another … Continue reading

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Go Tell it on the Mountain and Everywhere! Christ is Born! Glorify Him!


The Nativity according to the Flesh of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Sviatki. Fast-free-till the Theophany Eve!   The Adoration of the Magi: Melchior, Caspar, and Balthasar. Commemoration of the shepherds in Bethlehem who were watching their flocks and came to see … Continue reading

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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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A Joyous Feast of St Demetrios to All! 2019


Holy and Glorious Great-martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer of Thessalonica (306) Wishing all a Joyous Feast of St Demetrios!   May the Great Saint pray for all those facing suffering for Christ sake.  And May He pray that the Church would live in peace … Continue reading

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¨The New Greek Americans 1960-2018¨ a Documentary Presented by Greeks in Washington Seattle, Wa Nov 17, 2019


Demetrius (Parental) Saturday. Remembrance of the dead. Great-martyr Artemius at Antioch (362). PURPOSE:  The Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State  FB Presents:  

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A Celebration Of Rouvelas And Kaltsounis Award Winners  at St Demetrios Seattle Nov14, 2019


Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (787). Martyrs Nazarius, Gervase, Protase, and Celsus of Milan (1st c.). Venerable Parasceva (Petka) of Epibatima, Thrace, whose relics are in Iasi, Romania (11th c.). St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle. (fb) presents: A Celebration … Continue reading

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Late Notice! Tomorrow¨Spiritual Warfare Retreat with Joy Corey¨ at Holy Myrrhbearers in Bonners, Ferry Idaho Oct 26, 2019


New Hieromartyr John (1930).  New Hieromartyr John (Pommer) bishop of Riga (1934). Venerable Laurence (1937).  New Hieromartyr Nicholas confessor mitropoliten of Alma-Ata (1955).  Martyr Domnina of Anazarbus (286).  St. Martin the Merciful, bishop of Tours (397). Holy Myrrhbearer Orthodox Church (fb) Presents:  Sorry … Continue reading

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