On this page will be featured new start up missions and parishes building their first Church. They will be listed alphabetically. Many of them could use extra support. Prayerfully, financially and materially. I may also include parishes or Monasteries with special appeals.
Please be patient as this a work in progress!
Holy Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah) (9th c. B.C.)
Elijah’s Mantle (FB) is a new and practical ministry based at St Tikhon’s Seminary in Pennsylvania. While it is not based in the NW, the NW does have a number of missions, in various stages of development, that need a variety of items. So it seems an appropriate post, also providentially it is the Feast of St Elijah. (As it is the Feast of St Elijah don’t forget to hike a hill and have a picnic.) Thank you to Kenyon Theophan Mackay for the inside scoop.
“Elijah’s Mantle is a conduit for used and excess liturgical items to be reused by other churches and missions as they are needed. It relies completely on donations from churches with excess, churches that are closing, and clergy that have reposed or retire. It accepts items such as cassocks, vestments, icons, liturgical books, and liturgical utensils. It does not accept things which need extensive repair or which are not serviceable. The items received are made available to any church, mission, or clergy who requests them (as long as they are part of the Orthodox Faith) for the cost of shipping the items.
Items that are donated and shipped to Elijah’s Mantle are stored at Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, and cared for by students of the seminary.” (From the Website)
St. Brendan’s Eastern Orthodox Mission (Holy Nativity) was in existence for 15 years in Longview, Wash., but relocated to Hammond so there would be an Orthodox Church serving the North Coast.¨ From the Parish website click for more information!
¨You are welcome at all of our services. Saints Joachim and Anna is a community of Christians and inquirers from all walks of life. We have children of all ages in our parish and welcome all ages at our services.¨ From the Welcome page of their website please click to learn more!
Our Orthodox Christian mission serves Pullman, WA; Moscow, ID; Lewiston, ID; Clarkston, WA and all the surrounding areas. Given the academic influence in the area, our patron saint, Katherine the Great, was selected for our parish because of her renown for bringing the greatest scholars and philosophers of her time to the knowledge of Christ, and was eventually martyred for her unwaivering devotion to God.” From their website please click to learn more!