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“A Nation on the Brink” a Reflection from Abbot Tryphon June 2020


Entrance of St. Nina (Nino), Equal-to-the-Apostles, into Georgia (323) (Georgia). Monk-martyrs and confessors John, Conon, Jeremias, Cyril, Theoctistus, Barnabas, Maximus, Theognostus, Joseph, Gennadius, Gerasimus, Mark, and Herman of Cyprus, who suffered under the Latins (1231). We all know of the wrongful death … Continue reading

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PAN-ORTHODOX MUSIC SYMPOSIUM TO GO ONLINE IN JUNE 2020 Registration open for New York-based event!


Christus Resurrexit! – Vere Resurrexit!  Hristos a Inviat! – Adevarat a Inviat!  Христосъ Bоскресе! Tuesday April 28, 2020 / April 15, 2020 Radonitsa, or Day of Rejoicing. Commemoration of the Dead. Tone one. Apostles Aristarchus, Pudens, and Trophimus of the Seventy (67).  New … Continue reading

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Χριστός Ανέστη! Hristos a înviat! Христос Воскресе! Christ is Risen! Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց! !المسيح قام! حقا قام ! ქრისტე აღსდგა! Christus Resurrexit! 2020


Wishing all a Joyous PASCHA and  Brightweek 2020!  Christ is Risen!   Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη! Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе! Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat! Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit!  المسيح قام! حقا قام! Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  Օրհնեալ է … Continue reading

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Glory to thy Long Suffering O Lord! Holy and Great Friday 2020 AD


Glory to Thy Long Suffering O Lord! Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the Cross. He who is King of the angels is arrayed in a crown of thorns. He who wraps the heaven … Continue reading

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Page Break with Lovely Sunset Silhouette of St Spiridon Cathedral in Seattle with the Space Needle in the Background


St Spiridon’s Cathedral (FB) in Seattle with the ¨iconic” Space Needle in the background. For this parish and city, for every city and country, and for the faithful who live in them, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy. … Continue reading

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Orthodox Ethos Debuts today on the Great Feast of the Annunciation!


Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone one. Great Lent. Fish Allowed The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. New Hieromartyr Tikhon, patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1925). Venerable Sabbas the New (1948). “Annunciation” … Continue reading

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A Joyous Lent to All! Καλή Σαρακοστή! 2020


Monday March 2, 2020 / February 18, 2020 Beginning of the Great Lent. Tone four. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter – Full abstention from food Clean Monday. St. Leo the Great, pope of Rome (461). New Hieromartyrs Alexander (Medvedsky) (1932) priest … Continue reading

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ONE MOUTH & ONE HEART Orthodox Liturgical Singing Workshop at Annunciation Church in Milwaukie, OR March 7, 2020


Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt (390). St. Mark, archbishop of Ephesus (1444). The Parish of the Annunciation fb in Milwaukie, Oregon presents:   Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland   ONE MOUTH & ONE HEART Orthodox Liturgical Singing Workshop Saturday March 7, 2020 at … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage with Abbot Tryphon to the Holy Land! May 2020


St. Paul of Thebes, Egypt (341), and St. John Calabytes (“Hut-dweller”) of Constantinople, monks (450).   Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery fb on Vashon Island, Washington is leading a pilgrimage:   Abbot Tryphon has a both a Blog The Morning Offering (Daily Inspiration from … Continue reading

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“PERFORMING POLITICS, EMBODYING RESISTANCE IN GREECE, 1955 TO 2015” Presented by the University of Washington Hellenic Studies Program Feb 6, 2020


  St. Paul of Thebes, Egypt (341), and St. John Calabytes (“Hut-dweller”) of Constantinople, monks (450). The University of Washington Hellenic Studies Program Presents: W Hellenic Studies invites you to a talk by VANGELIS CALOTYCHOS   Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7 pm, UW Communications Building … Continue reading

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A Hidden Life- An Inspiring Movie About a Faithful Catholic Christian


St. George the Chozebite, abbot (7th c.) and St. Emilian Bishop of Cyzicus (9th c.). Venerable Domnica of Constantinople (395). I just learned of this movie a couple of days ago.  It looks good and has got good reviews.  I include it for those looking … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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