Icon Workshop with Deacon Matthew Garrett Coming Up in Montana: June 15-20, 2015


A Joyous Lent to all!  Pray for the suffering Christians of the Middle East. 

Icon Workshops with the NW’s own  Deacon Matthew Garrett  hosted by St Nicholas of South Canaan, in Billings Montana.

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From a Previous Post:  The Idaho Statesman had a front page article on Nov 5, 2011 about the Northwest’s own Boise Iconographer Deacon Matthew Garrett entitled; “Faces of faith: Orthodox Christian iconographer in Boise is part of an ancient tradition.”  More of his work can be seen by visiting his website Holy Icons, and his blog-Holy Icons an Iconographers blog.  He also just published a book “Sanctify those Who Love the Beauty of Thy House” image on the right.  “More than a Piece of Art” is another article on Mr. Garrett and his Iconography that was done for a Church in West Virginia by the  Register Herald in Beckley, WV.

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Greek Indepedance Day and Glendi St Demetrios March 21, 2015


St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle, WA (FB) and the Greek Orthodox Churches of Seattle sponsor:

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Duruflé Requiem by Northwest Boychoir March 20, 2015


Duruflé Requiem; New: Passion Week 
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Duruflé Requiem
by the Northwest Boychoir
Friday, 20 March, 7:30pm
Trinity Cathedral, Portland | TICKETS

The 80 voices of the Northwest Boychoir, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier youth ensembles, perform a program of music from the Western Sacred Choral Tradition, including Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, Op. 9, Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F Major, and…

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Pan-Orthodox Presanctified Liturgies in Portland Area March1- April 1, 2015


A Joyous Lent to All!  Please remember the suffering Christians of the Middle East, and for Russia and Ukraine in your prayers.

HT to OrthodoxPortland:

It’s been a wonderful tradition among Orthodox parishes in Portland area to celebrate Presanctified Liturgies and other services during Lent together. This year, these pan-Orthodox services are as follows:

Wednesday, March 4: Presanctified Liturgy at Holy Trinity (Greek) at 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 18: Presanctified Liturgy at St. John the Baptist (Greek) at 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 25: Vesperal Divine Liturgy at Annunciation (OCA) at 6:30pm, for their patronal feast day

Wednesday, April 1: Presanctified Liturgy at St. Nicholas (OCA) at 6:30pm

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Miraculous Myrrhstreaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God to Visit NW Parishes! March 6-9, 2015


A Joyous Lent to All!  Please remember the suffering Christians of the Middle East, and for Russia and Ukraine in your prayers.

Photo from the Parish website, photo is property of Eastern American Diocese of ROCOR.

Photo from the Parish website, photo is property of Eastern American Diocese of ROCOR.

 

Miracleworking and Myrrh-streaming Iveron  Icon of the Mother of God from Hawaii  to visit the Northwest:

“With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan HILARION of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and His Eminence Archbishop KYRILL of San Francisco and Western America, the Myrrh-streaming “Hawaiian” Iveron Icon of the Mother of God will be brought to the Northwestern United States on March 6 – 9, 2015.

The “Hawaiian” Iveron Icon, recently returned from a trip to the Republic of Georgia, where she was greeted by the Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia and venerated by over a million faithful.   It is a joyous blessing for the Holy Icon to visit the Northwest during this lenten season.”  (From the Holy Theotokos of Iveron Parish Website in Hawaii)

Please note all times/visits are subject to change please contact Parish prior to verify times/locations.

March 7, 2015, Saturday
St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church
13505 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 258-8492
Arrival of the Holy Icon, 8:30am
Divine Liturgy, 9:00am

New Martyrs of Russia Orthodox Church
13820 South Union Hall Road
Mulino, OR 97042
(503) 632-7040
Moleben to the Theotokos and Anointing, 12:00noon

St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery
5 Timmer Lane
Goldendale, WA 98620
(509) 773-7141
Arrival of the Holy Icon and Anointing, 3:00pm

Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church
706 W Stewart Street
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 575-0145
Arrival of the Holy Icon and Great Vespers, 6:00pm

March 8, 2015, Sunday
St. Silouan Orthodox Church
603 Newell Street
Walla Walla, WA 25570
(509) 529-4035
Arrival of the Holy Icon and Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos, 8:30am
Divine Liturgy and Anointing,9:30am

St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco Orthodox Church
283 Reata Road
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 240-7367
Akathist to the Theotokos, 3:00pm

From a previous post below:

“The Icon has become a sources of numerous healings in recent years.  First found to be giving myrrh in the home of an Orthodox Christian couple living in Hawaii in 2007, it was soon thereafter recognized by the Russian Orthodox Church as miraculous and genuine and worthy of all veneration. The Icon has been to nearly every state of the union, and has traveled to Canada, South America, Europe and Russia. We urge all pious Christians to come and see this incredible miracle from God!”  (From a prior post-Thank you to Fr James from St Martins in Corvallis for this Information)  More Info on the original Iveron Icon can be found here.

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“A Christian Ending to Our Life” – A Lenten Retreat at St Ignatius of Antioch Church Twin Falls, Id March 20-21, 2015


A Joyous Lent to All!  Please remember the suffering Christians of the Middle East, and for Russia and Ukraine in your prayers.

St Ignatius of Antioch Church Twin Falls, Id (fb)presents   “A Christian Ending to Our Life” – A Lenten Retreat March 20-21, 2015

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Food, Faith, Fasting Workshop with Rita Madden Registered Dietician Three Hierarchs Church March 20-22, 2015


A Joyous Lent to All!  Please remember the suffering Christians of the Middle East in your prayers.

Three Hierarchs Church  (fb)Food, Faith, Fasting Workshop with Rita Madden Registered Dietician.

“On Saturday, March 21st, Three Hierarchs will host Rita Madden, a registered Dietician and Orthodox Christian, who will be presenting a “Food and Faith Workshop.”  

Food & Faith Workshop: Eating for both Body and Spirit

9:00am: Talk 1 — You are WHAT you eat.
10:30am: Talk 2 — You are HOW you eat.
The Workshop will spotlight the interconnectedness of body and soul, and the intersection between eating habits and spiritual life, i.e. union with God.  Rita will bring to light the confluence of recent scientific studies on the most healthy eating habits and the ancient Christian tradition of fasting and prayer.

Participants will learn how eating in a healthy and moderate way promotes a sense of contentment and satisfaction as well as health of both body and soul.  While most conventional approaches to disease prevention and weight loss are focused exclusively on “dieting,” Madden encourages an alternative path, well-trodden by the spiritual masters of the Christian faith.  She suggests that by following these spiritual principles, the physical benefits naturally follow.  These benefits can include weight loss, lower blood pressure, decreased stress, and less dependence on medications.

As one workshop attendee has commented, “Rita’s Food and Faith Workshop was enlightening on so many levels.  I’m looking at eating and health in a new way and finally feel like I can experience real, lasting change in my daily life that also enhances my spiritual walk.  The workshop was interesting and even fun — it even included a ‘chocolate eating lesson!’”  Participants will walk away with practical tools they can apply to their everyday life to care for body and soul alike.

Rita will address:  Eating in a way that glorifies God  *  What should we eat?  *  How should we eat?  *  Fasting: What, Why, and How?  *  Exercise  *  Managing Stress” From parish website.   To learn more just click image below

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Men’s Lenten Retreat March 20-22nd, 2015 Hosted by St John the Forerunner Monastery in Goldendale, WA


A Joyous Lent to All!  Remember the Suffering Christians of the Middle East in your prayers.

St John the Forerunner Monastery is hosting a Men’s Lenten Retreat with Fr Gregory Horton of Holy Myrrhbearing Women in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  He is an excellent and inspiring speaker!  Brochure2015

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“I was in Prison and You Visited Me” at St Johns in Post Falls, Idaho March 12-14th, 2015


First Week of the Great Lent. 
St. Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, teacher of the Slavs (869).
St. Raphael, bishop of Brooklyn (1915).

St John the Baptist in Post Falls, Idaho is sponsoring:

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A Joyous Lent to All! Καλή Σαρακοστή! 2015


Καλή Σαρακοστή !

The lenten spring has come!
   the light of repentance;
Let us, brothers, cleanse ourselves from all evil,
   crying out to the Giver of Light:
Glory to Thee, O Lover of man…

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Let us begin the time of fasting in light!
   Preparing ourselves for the spiritual efforts.
Let us purify our soul; let us purify our body.
As from food, let us abstain from all passion
   and enjoy the virtues of the spirit,
So that perfected in time by love
We may all be made worthy to see
   the Passion of Christ and the Holy Pascha
In spiritual joy!  Lenten Text

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Maslenitsa / Blini Sunday at St Innocent’s Mission in Silverdale, WA Feb 21, 2015


St Innocent’s Orthodox Church a “new mission parish” in Silverdale, Washington (fb)is having a Blini Sunday!  Also check out their webpage.

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Young Adults and Older Teens to Gather at Prophet Elijah Mission Feb 20 and 21 , 2015 Ellensburg, WA


Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington is hosting another Young Adult Gathering.  Here is the Youth Gathering letter from the first Sept Gathering. 

A story written about the Youth Gathering in Ellensburg in January, 2015

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“Russian Winter Festival” Sponsored by Holy Protection of the Theotokos Parish Seattle, Feb 15th, 2015


Holy Protection of the Theotokos Orthodox Church presents: ( Please note that the event will take place at Bethany Presbyterian Church.

 

“We are pleased to invite you to our Russian Winter Festival to be held

at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1818 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle 98109

Program includes: Russian and Georgian cuisine, folk music, classical recital

and silent auction.

Hope to see you there on Sunday 15th February, 2015

From 5 pm to 9 pm”

 

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Registration is Open forCamp St Mary! Camp July 2015, in Post Falls, ID


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Camp St. Mary Registration is open for Camp St Mary of Egypt!!!

Camp St Mary of Egypt

Registration for Camp St Mary of Egypt, the Antiochian Archdiocese’s
youth summer camp for the Pacific Northwest, is now open. Camp St Mary
will be held July 13-18, 2015 at Ross Point Baptist Camp in Post
Falls, Idaho. Campers who will be age 9-17 during the week of camp are
invited to register. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to pray, learn
about the Faith, make new friends and have a great time at summer
camp! Registration forms may be downloaded at campstmary.org. Spaces
available for campers fill up quickly, so get your registration and
deposit in without delay!

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Dedication and Blessing by Abp Kyrill of New Hall at St Martin the Merciful in Corvallis Oregon Feb 6-7th All Invited!


St Martin the Merciful Church in Corvallis is Blessing its new hall and wants you to come!

“Dear brothers and sisters,

Our parish will be dedicating our new parish hall Friday-Saturday, February 6-7.  This will be the realization of years of planning and labors by our flock, and many well-wishers and helpers.

 

Please join with us in celebrating this most joyous event in the life of our community.   Archbishop Kyrill  will preside, together with many visiting clergy.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 6
5:00 pm — Vigil

Saturday, February 7
9:00 am Greeting of the Hierarch, Divine Liturgy, and blessing of the Hall, followed by a festal trapeza in the new hall.

I look forward to seeing all of you, God grant!

with love in Christ,

Priest James Baglien”

New Hall Dedicated/Blessed 2015!

New Hall Dedicated/Blessed 2015!

Abp Kyrill, at St Martin the Merciful Parish, in Corvallis Oregon. From a past post.

 

 

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Speak Latin? Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR is Looking for a Part Time Lating Teacher (2015)


Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed)

Speak Latin?  Our wonderful teacher will be going on maternity leave sometime in mid-April. Agia Sophia Academy is seeking a part-time Latin Language Substitute Teacher to finish out the year.  Exact start date is approximate, but the weekly schedule is Tuesday & Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm. Contact Elisha Lubliner at 503-641-4600 or elisha@asapdx.org for additional details.

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WOCA PreLenten Retreat – Brier, WA Feb 6-7th, 2015



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 The Washington Orthodox Clergy Association (WOCA) presents their pre Lenten retreat at St. Paul Orthodox Church-Brier, WA.

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KLIROS will sing the Liturgy, Jan 25th, 2015 at St Nicholas in Portland, OR


Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland!

KLIROS (FB), a mixed chorus dedicated to singing quality Orthodox liturgical music, sings the Divine Liturgy* for the feast of St. Gregory the Theologian

When: Sunday, January 25 (Pentecost XXXIII) at 9:30am

 Where: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church   (FB) , 2210 SW Dolph Court, Portland, OR 97219

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MALANKA / МАЛАНКА Jan 24th 2015, in Seattle!


 Afterfeast of the Theophany.
Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John.

MALANKA / МАЛАНКАpresented by Ukrainian American Club of Washington.  Click posters to buy tickets online

Deadline for tickets – January 22nd

Delicious Ukrainian food, wonderful entertainment, a great crowd, and a whole lot of fun!

Don’t wait!  Get your tickets now!!!!!!! No tickets will be sold at the door!

Oleksandr Dudyshyn ● (206) 218-2816odudyshyn@gmail.com or visit the internet pagehttp://www.uaws.org/Pages/aboutus.aspx

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A Joyous Theophany 2015 with some Images from Celebrations – Feast Day Snapshot!


 The Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ (Baptism of the Lord).  A Joyous Feast to All!

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Thou wast Baptized in the Jordan. Glory to Thee O Lord. Glory to Thee!
Icon from OCA website: http://oca.org/FSicons-churchyear.asp?Section=twelvefeasts

Prefestal Troparion. Tone 4 
The River Jordan was once turned back by the mantle of Elisha / when Elijah had been taken up, / 
and the waters were divided hither and thither. / 
And for him the watery path became dry, / 
Verily as a type of baptism, / 
Whereby we cross the flowing stream of life. // 
Christ hath appeared in the Jordan to sanctify the waters.

Prefestal Kontakion – Tone 4 
In the streams of the Jordan today / 
the Lord cried to John: / 
Be not afraid to baptize Me, / 
for, I am come to save Adam, // 
the first-fashioned man.

Troparion of Theophany Tone 1: 
When Thou, wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, / 
the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; / 
for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, / 
calling Thee His beloved Son. / 
And the Spirit in the form of a dove / 
confirmed the certainty of the word. / 
O Christ our God, Who hast appeared // 
and hast enlightened the world, glory be to Thee.

Kontakion of Theophany Tone 4: 
Thou hast appeared today unto the whole world, / 
and Thy light, O Lord, hath been signed upon us / 
who with knowledge chant unto Thee: / 
Thou hast come, Thou hast appeared, // 
O Light Unapproachable!

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Great are Thee, O Lord, and wonderful Thy works, and no word is adequate to sing the praise of Thy wonders

The waters beheld thee, O God, the waters beheld thee and feared.

Saint Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church of Portland (FB) Celebrated Holy Badarak with the Blessing of Holy Water. The Armenian’s celebrate a combined Nativity/Theophany Celebration as their ancient custom.

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St Kevork’s Armenian Apostolic Church in Portland Celebrating the Nativity and Baptism of Christ with the Great Blessing of the Waters.

 

 

Let the people, O God, confess to thee; let all the people give praise to thee; the earth hath yielded her fruit.

Today thou hast appeared to the universe, O Lord, and thy light hath been shed upon us, who praise thee with knowledge, saying, Thou hast come and appeared, O unapproachable Light.

That these waters may be sanctified by the power, and effectual operation, and descent of the Holy Spirit. 

Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg, Washington Blessed Mercer Creek which runs along their property and flows into the Yakima River.

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Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg, WA with the Great Blessing of the Waters 2015.

When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity wast made manifest;

for the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. 

And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of His word. O Christ our God, Who hath appeared and enlightened the world, glory to Thee.  Troparion of the Feast

Thou didst bow thy head to the Forerunner, thereby crushing the heads of the dragons.  And having stood in the streams, thou didst illuminate the whole creation.  Wherefore, let it glorify thee, O Saviour, thou Illumination of our souls.

St John Orthodox Church (FB) in Kennewick, WA,

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Great Blessing of the Waters on the Columbia River 2015 with the Parish of St Johns in Kennewick, WA.

 

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Swimming for the Cross Theophany 2015 on the Columbia River Water temp in the 40s. St John Church in Kennewick, WA.

 

The Lord is upon many waters.  I will love Thee O Lord my strength.Thou didst appear in the world, O Creator of the world, to lighten them that sit in darkness.  Wherefore, O Lover of Mankind, glory to thee.

“Priests from St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Vancouver, Protopresbyter Fr. Demitrios Partsafas and Father-Constantinos Economos, from Saints Nicholas and Demetrios Church in East Vancouver, Fr. Tim Prattas and from Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Surrey, Fr. Kosta Kaltsidis revived a tradition that last occurred 32 years ago Blessing the waters in Vancouver that took place in Kitsilano beach. The three young Greek Canadians who brought back the cross from the water are Stefanos Chountalos, Apostoli Nicolinas and Kosta Panos. Congratulations !!!”  May this renewed tradition continue for many years!

Pictures may be added to this post as I receive them…

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