Category Archives: 12 Great Feasts

Joyous Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross! 2019


The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross.   Repose of St. John Chrysostom (407).  New Hieromartyr John priest (1918).  New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1937).   A Joyous Feast to all!  A few photos of  the Holy Cross over the NW!  ( … Continue reading

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


The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. A Joyous Feast to All! Troparion of the Mother of God, Tone 4 Thy Nativity, O Mother of God, has brought joy to all the world; for from thee … Continue reading

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A Joyous Dormition Feast to All! 2019


The Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. A Joyful Feast of the Dormition to All!    “In giving birth, O Mother of God, thou hast retained thy virginity, and in falling asleep thou hast not forsaken the … Continue reading

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Holy Transfiguration 2019 A Joyous Feast to All!


The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ (Second “Feast of the Saviour” in August). Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,/ Who didst show Thy glory unto Thy disciples as far as they could … Continue reading

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A Joyous Pentecost to All! 2018


Pentecost – Trinity Sunday. “Lesna” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1696) (movable holiday on the Trinity Sunday).  Holy Fathers and Mothers of Atchara (18th c.) (movable holiday on the Trinity Sunday) (Georgia).  Martyr Lucillian and those with him at Byzantium: four youths — Claudius, Hypatius, … Continue reading

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A Joyous Feast of the Ascension to All 2019!


The Ascension of our Lord. Holy Georgian Martyrs of Persia (17th-18th c.) (movable holiday on the day of the Holy Ascension) (Georgia). Venerable Symeon Stylites (the Younger) of the Wonderful Mountain (596). Venerable Nicetas Stylites, wonderworker of Pereyaslavl-Zalesski (1186). St. Xenia of Petersburg, fool-for-Christ (Glorification 1988). A Joyous … Continue reading

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Joyous Feast of The Annunciation 2019!


The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. New Hieromartyr Tikhon, patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1925)   Wishing all a Blessed Feast on the Feast!   Gabriel the Archangel was sent from heaven to announce to the Virgin … Continue reading

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A Joyous Feast of the Presentation of Lord in the Temple to All! 2019


The Meeting of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wishing all a Joyous Feast!   Troparion, tone 1: Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, Mother of God and Virgin, for from thee arose the Sun of Righteousness, Christ … 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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A Joyous Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos to All! 2018 AD


 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 Dormition Feast to All! 2018


The Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. A Joyful Feast of the Dormition to All!    “In giving birth, O Mother of God, thou hast retained thy virginity, and in falling asleep thou hast not forsaken the … Continue reading

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Holy Transfiguration 2018 A Joyous Feast to All!


The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ (Second “Feast of the Saviour” in August). Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,/ Who didst show Thy glory unto Thy disciples as far as they could … Continue reading

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Holy And Great Saturday and the Annunciation Celebrated Together 2018!


On This Great and Holy Saturday When Our Lord Rested Bodily in the Tomb, and descended into Hades and Defeated His Enemies; is also the Feast of the  Annunciation to  Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, by the Angel … Continue reading

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Sunday Snapshot: Article on Theophany 2018 Celebrated by Three Parishes in the Inland Northwest!


First Sunday of the Great Lent: Triumph of Orthodoxy. Tone five. Great Lent. Food with Oil    A Joyous Lent to All! “Cyprus” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos from the village Staromniy, Moscow region (movable holiday on the 1st Sunday of … Continue reading

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A Joyous Theophany to All! 2018


 The Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ (Baptism of the Lord).  A Joyous Feast to All! Please send photos from your parishes celebration of Theophany for a Sunday Snapshot-Thank you!!!   Prefestal Troparion. Tone 4  The River Jordan … 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 Joyous Nativity Season 2017! 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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Interview on Ancient Faith Radio Regarding the Music of “A Byzantine Christmas:” The Sun of Justice Performed by Cappella Romana


Prophet Habakkuk (Abbacum) (7th c. B.C.).  New Hieromartyr John priest (1919).  A Joyous St Philip Fast/Advent to All!   The Northwests own  Cappella Romana (FB) was featured in an interview about their new CD on Ancient Faith Radio: “Sun of Justice on Ancient Faith Radio … Continue reading

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A Joyous Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos to All! 2017 AD


 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 Byzantine Christmas: The Sun of Justice Performed by Cappella Romana; Salem, Seattle, Portland Dec 14-17th 2017


St. John the Merciful, patriarch of Alexandria (620)   Cappella Romana (FB) presents: “Cappella’s Associate Music Director John Michael Boyer directs exhilarating Byzantine chants for Christmastide in Greek, Arabic, and English. Featuring Lebanon-born guest soloist, Rev’d Deacon John (Rassem) El Massih, and the … Continue reading

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