103rd Commemoration’s of the Armenian Genocide In the NW 2018


Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի!  

 

This April 24th is the 103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey.  (An event still not acknowledged there)  Here are some events commemorating it in the NW.  As I learn of more I will update this page. Editor.

Seattle:

The Armenian Cultural Association of Washington fb presents:

Genocide, Sumgait, and Baku Commemoration Day

Saturday at 7 PM – 10 PM  9825 NE 24th St

Bellevue Washington 98004   286 486 2211

In commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and 30 years since the Baku and Sumgait Pogroms.  The ACApresents a special program of those who were killed, those who survived and thrived.


Holy Resurrection of Redmond, Washington
  (f)  No event listed at this time.

Portland:

 St. Kevork church in Portland, Oregon presents:

Vancouver BC:  No event listed at this time.

Gregory the Illuminator Pray for Us All.

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See Intent to Destroy¨ a Documentary on the Armenian Holocaust April 21st, 2018 and Support Our Armenian Brothers!


Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի!  

Blessed Martyrs and Fathers of the St. David-Gareji Monastery (17th c.) (Georgia) (movable holiday on the Tuesday of the Bright Week).A Joyous Bright Week to All!

This April 24th is the 103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey.  St. Kevork´s church in Portland is sponsoring a showing of ¨Intent to Destroy¨ a documentary of the Armenian Genocide to observe the event.   Lets support our Armenian brothers and sisters and see it if at all possible!  “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana.   Eternal Memory to all those who died in the Armenian Holocaust.

Excerpts from the email below:

¨We’re bringing a screening of the film Intent To Destroy to the Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium theaters in Tigard. Screenings of this documentary are happening all over – pulling back the curtain on Genocide censorship in Hollywood to unveil the violent history of the Armenian Genocide and legacy of Turkish suppression and denial over the past century.

Please help me spread the word about this event – We need to share this powerful and important documentary with the community we care so much about .

The screening is planned for Saturday, April 21st at 7:30pm at the Bridgeport Village Theater at 7329 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224. If you plan on attending, please reserve your ticket at https://gathr.us/screening/22262.

See you there.

 

 

 Gregory the Illuminator Pray for Us All.

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Hellenic Genealogy Workshop Presented by The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum in Portland April 21, 2018


Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի! Cristo ha Resucitado!  En verdad esta Resucitado! !ܡܫܝܚܐ ܩܡ! ܫܪܝܪܐܝܬ ܩܡ

Bright Tuesday.  Bright Week. Fast-free “Iveron” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (movable holiday on the Tuesday of the Bright Week).

Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) (FB)

Hellenic Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, April 21

Do you know where in the Hellenic world your Greek family is from? How about the origin of your Greek last name? Names changed here in the new world or before they immigrated.

We are excited to be bringing Carol Kostakos-Petranek, a Hellenic Genealogist, from the DC area to Portland on April 21, 2018. This is a once in a life time opportunity to meet such a qualified person in how to find your roots.

If you’re interested in learning about your family history and genealogy, email us with your contact info at HACCMpdx@gmail.com. Or call 503.858.8567.

Sponsored by:
Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum of Oregon and SW Washington
3131 NE Glisan St. Portland, Or.97232

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OCF Spring/Retreat for Young Adults 18-25 at St John the Forerunner Monastery in Goldendale April 20-22, 2018


Christ is Risen!

Bright Monday. Bright Week. Fast-free Entire week, fast-free.
St. Matrona of Thessalonica (4th c.).

Orthodox Christian Fellowship  fb and The St John the Honorable Forerunner Monastery  presents its Fall Retreat:  Please help spread the word this retreat is blessed with two faithful and very inspiring speakers.

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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! 2018


Wishing all a Joyous PASCHA and  Brightweek 2018!  Christ is Risen!  

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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!

!ܡܫܝܚܐ ܩܡ! ܫܪܝܪܐܝܬ ܩܡ

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 Kristus aq ungwektaq! Pichinuq ungwektaq!

Xris-tusaq Ung-uixtuq! Iluumun Ung-uixtuq!

Christus ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden!

Tá Críost éirithe! Go deimhin, tá sé éirithe!

येसु मसीह ज़िन्दा हो गया है! हाँ यक़ीनन, वोह ज़िन्दा हो गया है!

 

“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

!المسيح قام! حقا قام !

ქრისტე აღსდგაჭეშმარიტად აღსდგა!

Le Christ est Ressuscite! En verite il est Ressuscite!

ハリストス復活!実に復活!

Kristus är uppstånden! Sannerligen uppstånden!

Si Kristo ay nabuhay! Totoo! Siya nga ay nabuhay!

Kristus telah bangkit! Dia benar-benar telah bangkit!

Ua ala aʻe nei ʻo Kristo! Ua ala ʻiʻo nō ʻo Ia!

Xristos Kuxwoo-digoot! Xegaa-kux Kuxwoo-digoot!

ハリストス復活!実に復活!

그리스도께서 부활하셨습니다! 참으로 부활하셨습니다!

基督復活了 他確實復活了

Kristo Amefufukka! Kweli Amefufukka!

Forget not the suffering Christians in Egypt, the Middle East and around the world. 

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)


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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 Gabriel.    Wishing all Blessed Feast on this rare double Feast!  

Troparion, Tone 2: The Noble Joseph, / taking
Thy most pure body down from the Tree / and
having wrapped it in pure linen and spices, //
laid it in a new tomb.

Annunciation and Holy Great Saturday meet in 2018. The Royal doors with the Annunciation and the Shroud in the foreground caught the convergence of the Feast. The parish church is St John´s in Kennewick, Washington. Photos prop of OrthoNW all rights reserved.

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1sh Hour and 6th Hour
Kontakion, Tone 6: He that shut up the abyss is
seen as one dead, and like a mortal, the
Immortal One is wrapped in linen and myrrh,
and placed in a grave. And women came to
anoint Him, weeping bitterly and crying out:
This is the most blessed Sabbath day wherein
Christ, having slept, shall arise on the third day

Tone 8: Today hell groans and cries aloud / ‘It
had been better for me, had I not accepted
Mary’s Son / for He has come to me and
destroyed my power; / He has shattered the
gates of brass, / and as God He has raised up
the souls that once I held.’ // Glory to Thy
Cross, O Lord, and to Thy Resurrection.

Annunciation of Our Lady. Ancient icons of Jesus Christ

Gabriel the Archangel was sent from heaven to announce to the Virgin the glad tidings of her conceiving; and coming to
Nazareth he pondered in amazement on this wonder. “O how shall He who dwelleth in the heights, Whom none can
comprehend, be born of a Virgin? How shall He Whose throne is heaven and Whose footstool is the earth be held in the
womb of a woman? He upon Whom the six-winged seraphim and the many-eyed cherubim cannot gaze has been pleased
at a single word to be made flesh of this His creature. It is the Word of God Who dwells within her. Why then do I stand
here, and not say to the Maiden: ‘Hail, thou who art full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Hail, O pure Virgin; hail, Bride
unwedded. Hail, Mother of Life: blessed is the Fruit of thy womb.”  (From the Vigil)

Mary says to God’s people:

‘Come, all you who have discernment,

vocal advocates of the Spirit,

prophets who beheld hidden things in your true visions;

you farmers who sowed seed, and slept in hope,

rise up and rejoice at the harvest.

Look: in my arms I clasp the wheat-sheaf of life

that provides bread for the hungry,

that feeds the needy. Rejoice with me,

for I carry the sheaf full of joys.’

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Blessed are you, O Mary, daughter of the poor,

who became Mother of the Lord of kings.

In your womb he has dwelt

of whose praise the heavens are full.

 

 

Blessed be your breast, which has nourished him with love,

your mouth which has lulled him

and your arms which have held him.

You have become a vehicle to bear a God of fire!

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Blessed are you, O Mary, 

you have become the home of the king.

In you, he who has power has taken abode,

he who rules the world.

You came from the tribe of Judah;

You descended from the family of David.

Illustrious is your lineage.

For you, though remaining virgin,

have become the mother of the Son of David.

Blessed are you, O maiden,

who have borne the lion cub spoken of by Jacob.

He humbled himself and became a lamb,

destined to ascend the Cross to deliver us.

He prefigured you, the tree,

which providing the kid, spared the life of Isaac.

 

Blessed are you, O blessed one, since through you

the curse of Eve has been destroyed.

From you has come the light

which has destroyed the reign of darkness.

Saint Ephrem the Syrian

Doctor of the Church

4th century AD

Live and archived services from this special combined Feast can be found at   St John the Baptist´s Cathedral in Washington DC  and at  from the Holy Land Orthodox Church in Beit Jala.

Being the Annunciation it is also the Anniversary of Greek Independence.  Wishing all of our Greek Readers Many Years!

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Glory to thy Long Suffering O Lord! Holy and Great Friday 2018 AD


Glory to Thy Long Suffering O Lord!

Glory to thy Long Suffering O Lord! (Crucifixion, 1209, fresco, Studenica Monastery, Serbia.)

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)

“The first Adam yielded to temptation in a garden. The Last Adam beat temptation in a garden. The first man, Adam, sought to become like God. The Last Adam was God who became a man. The first Adam was naked and received clothes. The Last Adam had clothes but was stripped. The first Adam tasted death from a tree. The Last Adam tasted death on a tree. The first Adam hid from the face of God, while the Last Adam begged God not to hide His face.

The first Adam blamed his bride, while the Last Adam took the blame for His bride. The first Adam earned thorns. The Last Adam wore thorns. The first Adam gained a wife when God opened man’s side, but the Last Adam gained a wife when man opened God’s side. The first Adam brought a curse. The Last Adam became a curse. While the first Adam fell by listening when the Serpent said “take and eat,” the Last Adam told His followers, “take and eat, this is my body.”  We celebrate this last event today—Jesus’ final meal with His Disciples, and His new command that we “love one another.” In giving Christians this meal, He sealed His role as Adam’s replacement.

Do you remember how, when Mary Magdalene saw the risen Christ, she mistook Him for a gardener? Through His body and blood, the Last Adam restored what the Forbidden Fruit destroyed, inviting us back to a restored Garden-City in the New Heavens and Earth, where the tree of life grows around the throne of God, free for the taking. That’s what His story, our story, the story—and this week—are all about.

Good Friday is tomorrow, and it’s easy to rush through this dark reminder of our sin, and look forward to Easter. But please, stay here a while. The only way to Sunday is through this week, and the events and the words Jesus spoke before His death are worthy of our reflection.  

This reflection came from a longer podcast from Breakpoint: Jesus The Last Adam. By John Stonestreet  (I was lucky enough to hear it on the radio and thought it was very Orthodox in ethos. -editor)

 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.   John 3 16-17

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For those who were unable to attend services last night.  Below is the service in its entirety.  One can see broadcast all the services live and archived from St John the Baptist´s Cathedral in Washington DC.  One can also see services broadcast live and archived from the Holy Land Orthodox Church in Beit Jala.

 

OrthodoxNorthwest will be back with local events in Bright Week!  Wishing all a Joyous Resurrection and Pascha!   Καλό Πάσχα! Καλή Ανάσταση! 

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Sunday Snapshot: Fr. Michael Johnson Awarded BSA Medal of Honor for His Heroic Action to Protect a Person He Did Not Know at Assumption Parish in Seattle 2018


Fourth Sunday of the Great Lent.  Venerable John Lestvichnik (of the ladder) (movable holiday on the 4th Sunday of the Great Lent).  Martyr Conon of Isauria (2nd c.).
St. Nicholas (1919).  New Hieromartyr John priest and New Hieromartyrs Mardarius and Theopane (1938).  St. Nicholas (Velimirovich), bishop of Ochrid and Zhicha, Serbia (1956) (Serbia).  Uncovering of the relics (1996) of St. Luke, hierarch-surgeon of Simferopol (1961). 
  

A Joyous Lent to All!

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption (FB) in Seattle rejoices with itś  very own  Fr Michael Johnson.  He  was presented  with a BSA Medal of Honor for his heroic action to protect another person!  A wonderful example for us this Lent.   Χρόνια πολλά!

 

MICHAEL JOHNSON RECEIVES NATIONAL BOY SCOUT HONOR MEDAL FOR SAVING LIFE

SEATTLE – On March 8, 2018, Fr. Michael Johnson, assistant priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption received the National Boy Scouts of America Honor Medal for “unusual heroism in saving…life at considerable risk to self.”

Mike Quirk, Scout executive of the BSA’s Chief Seattle Council presented the award during the council’s annual meeting at the Museum of Flight. As far as is known, Fr. Michael is the first Orthodox priest ever to receive the BSA Honor Medal. Attending the ceremony were Fr. Michael’s daughters Maria Johnson and Alexia Cortes-Johnson, and Fr. Dean Kouldukis, presiding priest of Assumption Church.

Last October on a sunny autumn day a young mother was pushing a stroller with her five-month old son through a residential neighborhood in West Seattle. Suddenly, without warning, she was attacked from behind with a large knife. As it turned out, the attacker was a homeless woman, completely unknown to the victim. The knife cut into the victim’s face and the top of her head, and she went down on her knees. When she put up her arms to protect herself, the knife cut deeply into the top of her left hand, damaging some of the tendons.

At that moment, Fr. Michael, 79, came walking by, heard the screams and saw what was happening.  He realized some immediate action was needed to keep the assailant from attacking again.

“I’m not a brave person, but there was nobody else. I just had to do it,” Fr. Michael told a reporter later at the scene.

Stepping into the street, Fr. Michael took a position between the assailant and the victim. The assailant twice threatened him with the knife, telling him to get out of the way, but he held his ground. The standoff continued for several minutes until the police, called by neighbors who also moved the child to safety, arrived and the assailant was apprehended and arrested. The mother was taken to the hospital, and fortunately, all her wounds eventually healed.

“I’m so grateful the Lord put you there,” the victim said to Fr. Michael during a joint television interview several days later.

In a letter read by Fr. Kouldukis at the award ceremony, Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco echoed those same thoughts in praising Fr. Michael’s heroism.

“You were exactly where God wanted you to be, as a faithful man and servant, coming to the aid of innocent victims.” His Eminence noted, adding “You remained calm in the face of danger, placing yourself in harm’s way, so as to defuse a serious and volatile situation.”

A 54-year veteran of the Boy Scout program, Fr. Michael earned the rank of Eagle Scout in his youth. As an adult, he has organized, led and promoted Orthodox Scout troops. He received the Silver Beaver award from the Chief Seattle Council in 2004, and in the same year, the Prophet Elias award from the Orthodox Church. For many years, he has also served as the Pacific Northwest Outreach Coordinator for the Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting.  3-10-18 cta

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Hope everyone is having a Joyous Fast! St John of the Ladder 2018


Fourth Sunday of the Great Lent.  Venerable John Lestvichnik (of the ladder) (movable holiday on the 4th Sunday of the Great Lent).  Martyr Conon of Isauria (2nd c.).
St. Nicholas (1919).  New Hieromartyr John priest and New Hieromartyrs Mardarius and Theopane (1938).  St. Nicholas (Velimirovich), bishop of Ochrid and Zhicha, Serbia (1956) (Serbia).  Uncovering of the relics (1996) of St. Luke, hierarch-surgeon of Simferopol (1961). 

A Joyous Fast to All!     

 A Post to Make you smile and –

Yes I saw this inspiring photo on Lloyd Legalist.

Lady Lent 2018 Photo by OrthodoxNorthwest

 

– to perhaps enocurage you this Lent.  May this Lent be a Blessing to us all!

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The Akathist Hymn Performed by Cappella Romana in Seattle/Portland March 16-17, 2018


Appearance of the Kolomenskoye Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, “Reigning” (1917).
Hieromartyr Theodotus, bishop of Cyrenia (315).  St. Arsenius, bishop of Tver (1409).
Virgin-martyr Euthalia of Sicily (257).

A Joyous Lent to All!

Apologies for the late notice just learned of this.  Editor.

Cappella Romana (fb) presents:

Friday-Saturday March 16-17: Rev’d Dr. Ivan Moody, British composer, conductor, and Orthodox priest, returns to direct his stunning setting of the 6th-century hymn to the Mother of God, blending Byzantine chant with richly-textured Russian-style choruses. Composed expressly for Cappella Romana, in English with Greek refrains.

SEATTLE

Fri 16 Mar, 8:00pm
St. James Cathedral

Portland

Sat 17 Mar, 8:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

Click image above for more info and tickets!

 

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Celebrate Greek Independance Day at St Demetrios in Seattle March 24, 2018


Appearance of the Kolomenskoye Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, “Reigning” (1917).
Hieromartyr Theodotus, bishop of Cyrenia (315).  St. Arsenius, bishop of Tver (1409).
Virgin-martyr Euthalia of Sicily (257).

 St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle. (fb)

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Upcoming Icon Workshops Boise, ID, with Deacon Matthew Garrett April 30th -May 4, 2018


A Joyous Lent to All!

Upcoming Icon Workshops with the NW’s own  Deacon Matthew Garrett .  Icons and more information can be found on his website- Icons by the Hand of Deacon Matthew Garrett.  He also has a blog – Holy Icons an Iconographer’s Blog.  And if you like Icon Cards for name days etc., his zazzle site.

 

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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¨Trezoros¨ A Film about Greek Sephardic (Jewish) Families Under the Nazis March 11, 2018


St. Tarasius, archbishop of Constantinople (806)  A Joyous Lent to all!

 The Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State presents:

 

 

 

Seattle Jewish Film Festival: “Trezoros” Sephardic Spotlight

Sunday, March 11 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AMC Pacific Place | 600 Pine Street Seattle, WA

About the Film

A coastal city renowned for its idyllic beauty, Kastoria was once home to a harmonious and vibrant population of Jews and Christians.

Illuminating the moving, individual stories of the Greek Sephardic families forced from their homes when Nazis took control of the town, this carefully crafted documentary serves as a tribute and reminder of the many displaced communities forced out and afflicted by Nazi occupation.

Using never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with survivors scattered across the diaspora, TREZOROS stitches together a compelling and affecting portrait of a unique and dynamic Jewish community.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Professor Devin Naar of the Stroum Center’s Sephardic Studies Program, director Lawrence Russo, and Larry Confino; then by a post-film Sephardic coffee klatsch (echar lashon) with coffee/tea and biscochos. Included in ticket price.

Learn more about the film, and purchase tickets, at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival website.

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An Evening of Orthodox Spiritual Music/Вече православне духовне музике at St Michaels in Burnaby, BC March 17, 2018


Venerable Leo, bishop of Catania in Sicily (ca. 780).  Wishing all a Joyous Lent!

The Parish of St Michael the Archangel/СРПСКА ПРАВОСЛАВНА  ЦРКВА  СВ. АРХАНГЕЛ  МИХАИЛО  –  ВАНКУВЕР  (FBin Burnaby, BC., 

Вече православне духовне музике

У суботу, 17. марта у организацији Српске Православне Цркве Св. Арханђела Михаила и Црквеног хора Обилић, одржаће се концерт православних духовних песама у част успомене на страдање свете царске породице Романов.

Велики је дуг Србије светој породици Романових који су 1914. своје животе положили за слободу Србије и Русије и због своје љубави су увенчани вечним венцима славе у Царству Небеском.

Позивамо вас све да дођете и да одамо славу и част царској породици уз појање црквених хорова.

Наступају: Хор Руске Православне Цркве Св. Николе, Хор Грчке Православне Цркве Светог Димитрија, те српски хорови: Хор Српске Православне Цркве Светог Саве Стеван Мокрањац и хор домаћин, Хор Српске Православне Цркве Св. Архангела Михаила Обилић.

У 18:00 ће бити Вечерње богослужење

Концерт ће почети у 19:00

Улаз је бесплатан и сви су добро дошли!

An Evening of Orthodox Spiritual Music

Choir Performances in the Honour of Holy Royal Family Romanov

On Saturday, March 17th in the organization of Serbian Orthodox Church St. Archangel Michael will be a Concert of orthodox spiritual music in the honor and the memory of Holy Royal Family Romanov.

Serbia is very grateful and indebted to Holy Family Romanov who gave their lives for freedom of Serbian and Russian people in 1914 when the entire family was killed. Because of their unselfish love they were crowned with eternal glory in Kingdom of Heaven.

We invite you to come so that we all can give due respect to royal family with singing of church choirs.

Performing Choirs of: Russian Orthodox Church St. Nicholas, St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church.

18:00 Lent Vespers

19:00 Concert

All are welcome.

Free entrance.

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The Classical Learning Resource Center Offers Live Online Classes and Fall Registration for 2018! (Classes From Meterology to Romanian Available!)


Great-martyr Theodore the Tyro (306).
St. Hermogenes, patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (1612).  St. Nicholas (Planas), priest in Athens (1932).  A Joyous Lent to All!

 

   Classical Learning Resource Center (fb) Spring classes Opening soon!

 

 

Of all holy works, the education of children is the most holy. 

– St. Theophan the Recluse

Additionally CLRC Greek and Latin instructor, Anne Van Fossen, was  interviewed on Ancient Faith Radio.  To hear her interview click here.

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Xylouris White Presented By The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum in Portland- March 15, 2018


 St. Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, teacher of the Slavs (869).  St. Raphael, bishop of Brooklyn (1915).  A Joyous Lent to all!

Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) (FB) presents:

¨A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. For their debut album, 2014’s Goats, Xylouris White compared themselves to the titular animals, wandering fearlessly through rough-hewn terrain. Two years later, they showed how far their horizons could reach on 2016’s majestically expansive Black Peak, named after a mountain top in Crete.

Just 15 well-toured months later, the duo’s exploratory instincts drive them further onwards still on their third album, Mother, released 19th January on Bella Union, and named to denote “new life”. As Xylouris puts it, “Mother is the extension of Goats and Black Peak. Three things, all part of a whole. Goats are mothers, Zeus was raised on Amaltheia’s milk, Black Peak is Mother Earth… Mother Earth is the mother of everything.” The duo have shared a first track from the album titled “Only Love”, which is steaming HERE, while the album is available to preorder here.

Across Mother’s nine tracks, Xylouris White nurture fecund growths from the spaces between their instruments. Sometimes the songs drive with an invigorating urgency; sometimes they brood, plead, yearn and lull. The duo seem to discover each other anew at every turn, teasing the songs out from their fluid chemistry with the kind of virtuosity that knows when to listen, accommodate and learn afresh. “A theme of the album is the significance of simplicity and a child-like approach,” Xylouris explains. “So, we connect mother and child and play instruments as toys. Xylouris White is still gestating.”  (from ticketfly click to read more and order tickets)

 

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Balkan Night at St Demetrios in Seattle March 10, 2018


A Joyous Lent to All!

 St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle. (fb)

BALKAN FEST – Saturday, March 10th, from 5:00 PM – Midnight at ST. Ds. Everyone is invited to a night of song and dance. This year’s Balkan Night featured band is FDF favorites, Endasi, with Nick Sofos, with Island music, Cretan and more!  This year, our own Akrites/Souliotes groups will be performing.  Balkan Night Northwest is a joyous explosion of music, dance and tradition from all over the Balkans, from Albania, through Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and beyond! This community event welcomes people of all ages, making this a family event for kids and grandparents alike. This year there will be 20 bands providing non-stop music on three stages, with delicious ethnic food provided by the Seattle Croatian and Greek communities. Bring your friends! No dance experience necessary! More information at http://www.balkannightnw.com/.

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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 the Great Lent). Iveron Icon (Moscow) of the Most Holy Theotokos (9th c.). St. Meletius, archbishop of Antioch (381).
St. Alexis, metropolitan of Moscow and miracleworker of all Russia (1378).

Well better late than never.  This article was from January but I just recently learned of it.  The parishes of  St. John the Baptist fb ,  Christ the Savior fb and Holy Trinity fb came together for the  Blessing of the Waters at the Spokane River on the feast of Theophany as they do yearly. It was covered in the The Coeur d’Alene Press.

But where were the swimmers? (editor  🙂

¨WATER’S BLESSING A FRESH START

POST FALLS — The singing was heavenly as voices reflected off the water that quietly flowed past the snowy beach.

The air was crisp and fresh, stinging cheeks, noses and ears.

And the day was blessed, reinvigorating the beliefs of the faithful as they celebrated the baptism of Christ.¨

 

Theophany 2016, Blessing of the Spokane River. From the Christ the Savior facebook page. Click to go to their page.

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St John the Baptist in Post Falls Will Host Pan Orthodox Vespers for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Tonight at 6pm!


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 the Great Lent). Iveron Icon (Moscow) of the Most Holy Theotokos (9th c.). St. Meletius, archbishop of Antioch (381).
St. Alexis, metropolitan of Moscow and wonderworker of all Russia (1378).

St John the Baptist in Post Falls, Idaho  fb  will host Pan Orthodox Vespers in the Inland Northwest tonite at 6pm!

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Sunday Snapshot: St Thomas Orthodox Church Snohomish, Wa in the Herald Net


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 the Great Lent). Iveron Icon (Moscow) of the Most Holy Theotokos (9th c.). St. Meletius, archbishop of Antioch (381).
St. Alexis, metropolitan of Moscow and wonderworker of all Russia (1378).

 

St Thomas Church in Snohomish from their webpage. Click to go to their photo gallery!

 

An article on St Thomas Orthodox Church Snohomish, Washington appeared in the Herald Net this past Jan 6th on this Mission parish.  Enjoy!

¨St. Thomas Orthodox Church in Snohomish observes an ancient faith

“There’s definitely a difference between this and a rock ’n’ roll church,” St. Thomas’ priest says.¨

SNOHOMISH — A business park is an unlikely place to find the home of an ancient faith. Yet to enter St. Thomas Orthodox Church, just west of Avenue D in the Bonneville Business Park, is to experience a worship space that transcends time.¨

 

St Thomas Orthodox Church in Snohomish Washington. Photo from their webpage. Just click to see more photos!

 

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