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Next year. Or by Christmas. Or by Easter, churchgoers say. That’s when they’ll be able to move into their church.
Dan Beck, a member of the Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission, has been helping build the new Ellensburg church for a few years, said he’s heard “next year” a few times.
“We’re doing it literally one step at a time,” he said.
They build, in what used to be a church member’s garage, as they get money. ” (Read the full article here.)
Photos from the Parish Sunday Bulletin: Note Photos do accompany above article but are not included here. The parish has been sponsoring a monthly young adult gathering that has been well received.
POST FALLS – The inviting scent of incense was thick in the air and candles burned near the entrance of the church.
Parishoners made the sign of the cross, bowed, touched the floor and lightly kissed or brushed their faces against the icon on the podium in the center of the room. They held their own icons close as they prayed in heavenly, sing-song voices.
The priests and deacons were robed in purple and gold as they said prayers, some in Greek, Arabic and Russian, and everyone proceeded outside.
“It’s mystical,” said Father Basil Caldaroni of St. John’s Orthodox Church. “This is today, this is occurring today, Christ is born today, Christ is risen today.” (from the CDApress website read the full article here)
Christ is Risen!
“Rachmaninoff Concerto for Choir
“Rachmaninoff’s wonderful choir concerto is the perfect work to anchor this program. His music was both a culmination of a great tradition and a starting point for so much of what followed in Russia. In many ways it is, like his famous ‘Vespers’, the starting point for the contemporary Slavic works in this concert. In addition, the music is absolutely sublime!” —Ivan Moody” ( from website)
Alfred Schnittke’s Verses of Repentance (Stikhi Pokayanniye) in “From Darkness to Light” is a musical tour-de-force, surpassing in virtuosity Schnittke’s more widely known Concerto for Choir. Rich harmonies and exuberant melodies deliver these poignant words with tender to fervent emotion, as music gives way to an ineffable, final movement sung without words.
Cappella Romana favorite Ivan Moody will conduct, completing this intense program with the rarely performed Choir Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Diptych by Ukrainian composer Galina Grigorjeva, and his own work Anastasis on Eastertide texts in Greek and English.
Rev. Dr. Ivan Moody is one of the world’s leading scholars on Russian composer Alfred Schnittke and is the author of the article on Schnittke in the New Grove Dictionary of Music. He also serves as president of the International Society of Orthodox Church Music.
Ivan Moody directed Cappella Romana’s recent recording of Finnish Orthodox music (Arctic Light, 2014) and has been a regular guest director of Cappella Romana. His largest composition, The Akáthistos Hymn, was written for Cappella Romana and also released on CD.
Friday, 15 May 2015, 8:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church TICKETS
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Troparion of St George Tone 4
As the deliverer of captives and defender of the poor, healer of the infirm and champion of kings, victorious great martyr George intercede with Christ our God for our souls salvation.
Apolytikion of Great Martyr George in the Fourth Tone
Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Leader now on earth no longer,
Soldier of th’ eternal King,
Victor in the fight for Heaven,
We thy loving praises sing.
Great St. George, our patron, help us,
In the conflict be thou nigh;
Help us in that daily battle,
Where each one must win or die. (From the Westminster Hymnal)
NW parishes dedicated to St George.
St George pray for the suffering, persecuted Christians of the Middle East!
PURPOSE: The Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State (FB)shared:
Contemporary Greek Film Cultures Conference held by Jackson School of International Studies Hellenic Studies at U of WA, Seattle.
A Joyous Feast of St George to All!
Life 101 Retreat! Register Now Apologies for the late notice. LIFE 101 Retreat 2015
“So some things to take special note of:
1. We will begin the gathering on Friday evening, May 29th beginning @ 6:00 PM at the ‘Grange Hall’ in downtown Goldendale. Here is the address: 228 E Darland Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620 and here is a link for directions: http://www.yellowpages.com/listings/475183930/directions. We will eat dinner together, fellowship a bit, and then (if most of the Priests are willing) we will each share for 5-10 minutes each, the influence that the monastic life has had on our churches, and us personally. Many of you are already very familiar with the Monastery in Goldendale, and/or monasticism in general, but perhaps for some of you, this is your first blessed exposure, and I think it would be good to discuss it a bit, before we visit on Saturday morning.
2. We will NOT be staying at the Monastery Friday night, but rather at the homes of some families of the newly forming Antiochian Mission in Goldendale, as well other Orthodox
families who live close to the Monastery. PLEASE RSVP ME (NOT the families in Goldendale) whether you are planning on coming, (even if you live in Goldendale), so we have ONE master list of who is attending, for the purposes of food preparation and sleeping arrangements. I will then email the families there who are are organizing this, so they can buy the proper amount of food, and divvy all of us out for a place to sleep that night. Please remember to bring a sleeping bag and pad!
3. We will attend the Saturday morning Divine Liturgy at the Monastery. Please take special note that there is a strict dress code on the Monastery grounds. Here is a link to read:
https://stjohnmonastery.org/visitor-info/ …We also plan on doing a little work on the Monastery grounds before they serve us lunch and leave, so please bring…. CHURCH CLOTHING and WORK CLOTHING, unless you want to get your nice clothing dirty!
4. We will have the GREAT blessing of having the Abbess of the Monastery, Gerontissa Epfraxia, speak to us sometime before we all leave that morning. Besides the Divine Liturgy, this will be by far the highlight of this gathering, and I am sure something that will profoundly impact all of us!
5. God-willing we will have at least 5 Priests joining us this time, and perhaps more. I am grateful to God that the Pacific Northwest has so many priests who are committed to the love and care and spiritual development of our Orthodox Young People, and willing to sacrifice much of there time to help inspire us all to constantly, (as Fr. Michael Dunaway said so movingly in the homily at the wedding yesterday) “chase after Christ!”)
6. And finally for now, if you would like to spend Saturday night at the Monastery, (if there is room, and you receive a blessing!) Please see this link: https://stjohnmonastery.org/contact-us/ …and contact them directly well in advance!
Anyway, that’s it for now! Please RSVP to me as soon as you can whether you are planning on attending, and we will begin to make our preparations!
Knowing that I love you all dearly, and that our Sweetest Christ loves you infinitely more, I remain the unworthy Priest, Fr. Paul+ “
Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed is excited to announce that our 2015 Gala, in honor of our 11th year of operation, will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015at the Multnomah Athletic Club!
Mini Retreat (no flier, short notice) Holy Myrrhbearers in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. It is not too late to make a nice weekend trip.
Christ is Risen! I am following up on the mini-retreat at Holy
Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church in Bonners Ferry this Saturday, April
25th. The schedule is roughly this:
Hours with Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist
will begin at 9:00am, followed by an informal breakfast in the parish
The first session should begin between 10:30am and 11am in the church,
with childcare being offered in the parish hall.
Lunch (potluck) is scheduled between 12:30 and 1pm and the second
session should begin between 1:30pm and 2pm (again, with childcare
being offered). Following that session, which might be extended a bit
for questions, everyone is invited to Great Vespers with the Blessing
of the Loaves for the Feast of the Holy Myrrhbearers (our parish feast
day). I anticipate that this service will begin no later than 4pm and
possibly around 3:30pm. It will include procession and Litya outside.
Confessions can be heard following that service.
I pray that everyone can make it for this “Mini-Retreat” on the topic
of Laying Aside All Earthly Cares. Feel free to come to any portion or
all of Saturday’s events.
In The Risen Christ,
Քրիստոս յարեա՜ւ ի մեռելոց: Օրհնեա՜լ է Յարութիւնն Քրիստոսի !
Saint Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church in Clackamas, Oregon Presents:
2. In late May, (on Friday evening and Saturday, the 29th & 30th, right before Pentcost) …. we are planning a Youth Gathering in Goldendale. (not staying at the Monastery, but at Mission member homes and the like) We have many details to work out, but Gerontissa Efpraxia said she would love to talk with the young people after the Saturday of Souls Divine liturgy that morning at the Monastery. So we would probably fellowship together on Friday evening, and then Liturgy, breakfast, talk by Gerontissa, and then some work on the Monastery grounds on Saturday morning….lunch and home…. We will work out all the details later, but at least I wanted to get this preliminary schedule out to you now!
Please remember to RSVP soon…. if you think you might come to the dance in April….. and if you think you will spend the night!
Wishing all a Joyous Pascha and Brightweek 2015! Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!!!
Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη!
Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!
Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!
Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit!
Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց! Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի!
Cristo ha Resucitado! En verdad esta Resucitado!
!المسيح قام! حقا قام !
Le Christ est Ressuscite! En verite il est Ressuscite!
Kristus är uppstånden! Sannerligen uppstånden!
Chrystus zmartwychwstał! Prawdziwie zmartwychwstał!
그리스도께서 부활하셨습니다! 참으로 부활하셨습니다!
Xristos Kuxwoo-digoot! Xegaa-kux Kuxwoo-digoot!
Kristus vstal zmŕtvych! Skutočne vstal!
“Forestalling the dawn, the women came with Mary, and found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, and heard from the angel: why seek ye among the dead, as though He were a mortal, Him Who liveth in everlasting light? Behold the grave-clothes. Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen and hath slain death. For He is the Son of God Who saveth mankind.” Hypakoe Eighth Tone Paschal Hours
Pascha 2011 in the NW’s own. Poulsbo, WA
Additional 2015 videos and photos may be added to this post as they become available. Ty!
If anyone can send me Christ is Risen in formal Church Ethiopian and Coptic I would appreciate it and add it. I have looked but have only found transliterations. (editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com)
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 in clouds is wrapped in purple of mockery. He who in Jordan set Adam free receives
blows upon His face. The Bridegroom of the Church is transfixed with nails. The Son of the Virgin is pierced with a spear.
We venerate Thy Passion, O Christ. We venerate Thy Passion, O Christ. We venerate Thy Passion, O Christ. Show us also
Thy glorious Resurrection. Good Friday Matins (Reading of the 12 Gospels)
OrthodoxNorthwest will not be updated in honor of Our Lords Paschal Mystery till Sunday Evening at the earliest. Wishing all a Joyous Resurrection and Pascha! East and West celebrate together what a Joy! Please remember to pray for the suffering Christians in the Middle East and throughout the world.
“Agia Sophia Academy is looking for an Early Childhood Elementary Teacher who is a practicing Orthodox Christian, who views this position and Agia Sophia Academy as a ministry and an opportunity to serve God. Our class sizes are small, the curriculum hands-on and integrated, and our staff dedicated and collaborative. The opportunity to teach to the whole child in an academically rich and nurturing Orthodox Christian environment is a unique and joy-filled experience! This is a full-time position with benefits. JOB REQUIREMENTS: This position will require an enthusiastic teacher with a love for integrating curriculum, strong communication skills, and interest in being part of a small, growing school. Position begins August 21st, 2015” Elementary Teaching Position Ad 2015