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!

Great Blessing of the Waters on the Spokane River Makes Coeur d’ Alene press.

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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March for Life in Olympia Noon Jan 20nd 2015; West Coast Walk for Life!


 Sunday before the Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Eve of the Theophany (Kreshchenskyi Sochelnik).

For Thou hast possessed my reins; O Lord, Thou hast holpen me from my mother’s womb.  I will confess Thee,  for awesomely art Thou wondrous; marvelous are Thy works, and my soul knoweth it right well.

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A talk from Fr Josiah on the West Coast Right to Life Walk and other Activities around the Nation on AFR.

“All the sins against humanity, abortion, euthanasia, war, violence, and victimization of all kinds, are the results of depersonalization.” Excerpt of ArchPastoral Message  Metropolitan Jonah 2009

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My Bone is not hid from Thee, which Thou madest in secret; nor my substance in the nethermost parts in of the earth.

My being while it was still unformed Thine eyes did see, and in Thy book shall all men be written; day by day they are formed, when as yet there be none of them.  Psalm 138: 10- 15

The National Right to Life March will be held in Washington, DC on Thursday, 22nd.

Here are some Links for the support of Life.  These will be included in the links on the side.

Birthright International “We Love them Both” Find a local location near you.

National Right to Life

Washington State March for Life (FB)

Orthodox March for Life (FB)

Human Life of Washington

January 22, 2013: The 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (Statement of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America)

BlackGenocide.org (this website details the abortion assault on the Black Community)

NoAbort.net a Russian Language site by a Russian Orthodox in the NW.

Zoe for Life!  An Orthodox Christian Initiative

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O Virgin, Theotokos whose Womb was more spacious than the Heavens; Pray for us.

As Orthodox Christians, we strongly affirm the value and sanctity of all human life, from the moment of conception to the final breath one takes.” Excerpt of ArchPastoral Message Metropolitan Jonah 2010

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“Thus, however we have sinned, we can be forgiven. Whether we have aborted a child, or consented to it, we can be forgiven. If we bear a child as a single mother, we can be accepted in the community of the Church with love. If we have judged and condemned others, and burn with resentment, we can be freed through repentance. No matter what we have done, no matter how broken we are or how completely we have messed up our lives, we can be healed, forgiven, accepted and loved. And then maybe we can forgive ourselves, and attain to that true freedom.” Excerpt of ArchPastoral Message Metropolitan Jonah 2011 

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Agia Sophia Academy is Looking for a Licensed Reading Teacher in Beaverton, OR (2015)


 Sunday before the Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Eve of the Theophany (Kreshchenskyi Sochelnik).

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Got a Reading Endorsement?  Agia Sophia Academy  is looking for a licensed teacher with a reading endorsement to provide Title I tutoring in the area of literacy instruction. Contact Elisha Lubliner at 503-641-4600 or elisha@asapdx.org for additional details.

 

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Northwest Regional Conference of Philoptochos Jan 31st, 2015 in Seattle


Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L Christ is Born! Glorify Him!  

Apodosis of the Nativity of Christ.  Eve of the Circumcision and St Basils!

The Greek Orthodox Church of St Demetrios Seattle (FB) will host:

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The Classical Learning Resource Center has a few Spring 2015 Openings Left Sign Up Now!


Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L Christ is Born! Glorify Him! 

The Classical Learning Resource Center (FB) “Fall Term Registration Opening Soon!

 Classical Learning Resource Center

It’s not too late for Spring 2015 Courses! 

The following classes still have some spots available:

Mythology:

Introduction to Roman Mythology and Literature

History:

Introduction to the Ancient World

Introduction to the Renaissance and Early Modern World

Antiquity

The Renaissance and Early Modern World

Music:

Byzantine Chant

Literature and Composition:

Upper Elementary Language Arts 1

Introduction to Literature and Composition

Introduction to British Literature

Introduction to American Literature

Introduction to World Literature

 Greek and Latin:

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Latin4Kids 2

Tutoring and some other classes may also be available for students with sufficient background.  Please Contact Us for more information. 

Please Contact Us or email the instructor listed on the course description linked below before registering. 

Please forward to anyone else that might be interested in CLRC classes!

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Please forward to anyone else that might be interested in CLRC classes!”

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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Open House at Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR Jan 29, 2015


Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L! 

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

 

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Open House:  Whether you’re a community member interested in learning more about our Orthodox School or a parent looking into enrolling your child at Agia Sophia Academy in the fall, we invite you to stop by anytime between 5-7pm on Thursday, January 29th during our Open House.   Meet the teachers, enjoy a student tour, see our new elementary classroom: we are excited to see you! www.asapdx.org  | 503.641.4600

 

 

 

 

 

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Echoes of the Rennaisance Performed by Cappella Romana in Seattle and Portland Jan 9, 10 and 11th, 2015


Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L! 

 

Cappella Romana (FB)

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Ockeghem: Missa MiMi (Latin)
Tikey Zes: Divine Liturgy (Greek)
Seattle: Fri. 9 Jan, 8 pm TICKETS
Portland: Sat. 10 Jan, 8 pm TICKETS
Portland: Sun. 11 Jan, 2 pm TICKETS

VIDEO SAMPLE: Trisagion by Tikey Zes (from recording sessions)

FREE Pre-concert talks with Dr. Gil Seeley (prof. emeritus Lewis and Clark College, Oregon Repertory Singers), one hour prior to each performance

“Cappella Romana sings this music as if already in the heavenly realms, and can transport the listener there, as well.”  —Fanfare

Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. Long a proponent of Zes’s music, Cappella Romana will perform excerpts of a setting of his Divine Liturgy that Cappella Romana released on CD last season.

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Preceding the music of Zes are excerpts from the Missa MiMi by Johannes Ockeghem, who with other masters of the Renaissance inspired Zes’s approach to modal harmony and counterpoint. Zes recorded the Ockeghem Missa MiMi on LP with his Berkeley Chamber Singers in the 1960s, at the dawn of the modern Early Music movement.

Dr. Zes with his wife Teddi will be in attendance at the Sunday performance.

For more info, go to www.cappellaromana.org or call 503-236-8202

Tickets start at $22, with discounts for Seniors (in advance), Students and Arts For All

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Свечани дочек Србске Нове Године New Years Party at St Michaels in Burnaby, BC Jan 13, 2015


 Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L! 

Sviatki. Fast-free.  Third Day of the Feast of the Nativity.   Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen (34).  

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 ЦШО  „СВЕТИ АРХАНГЕЛ МИХАИЛО“ ВАС ПОЗИВА НАДОЧЕК СРПСКЕ НОВЕ 2015. ГОДИНЕ
У УТОРАК, 13. ЈАНУАР 2015.
СА ПОЧЕТКОМ У 20 ЧАСОВА  УЗ ЖИВУ МУЗИКУ И СВЕЧАНУ ВЕЧЕРУ.ИНФОРМАЦИЈЕ И РЕЗЕРВАЦИЈЕ :
СТЕЛА 778-987-0499
УЛАЗ  $30

ДА ЈЕ СРЕЋНА И БОГОМ БЛАГОСЛОВЕНА 2015!


We invite you to celebrate Serbian New Year 2015 with us on
January 13, 2015 at 8 PM,
Church Hall 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
Live music and festive dinner.
Tickets $30. For reservations  call Stella at 778-987-0499.

Happy New Year!

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Young Adults and Older Teens to Gather at Prophet Elijah Mission January 16-17th, 2015 Ellensburg, WA


Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L! 

Sviatki. Fast-free Second Day of the Feast of the Nativity.Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos.

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

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Go Tell it on the Mountain and Everywhere! Christ is Born! Glorify Him! A.D.2015


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 the Lord. 

Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L! 

Nativity Scan

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One! Angels, with shepherds, glorify Him! The wise men journey with the star! Since for our sake the Eternal God is born as a little child (Kontakion).
Encaustic Nativity icon c.7-9th century. St Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, Egypt.

Make glad, O you righteous!

Greatly rejoice, O heavens!

Dance for joy, O mountains; for Christ is born!

The Virgin has become like the cherubic throne.

She carries at her bosom God the Word, made flesh.

Shepherds glorify the newborn child.

Wise men offer the master gifts.

Angels praise Him and sing:

O Lord, past understanding, glory to Thee!  (Canon of Matins)

Some Lovely Carols can be heard on the American Carpatho Russian Website.

And here are some Monks  from Optina in Russia!  Enjoy!!!  And a Blessed Feast to All!  Christ is Born!

“BEHOLD a new and wondrous mystery. My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. The Archangels blend their voice in harmony. The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise. The Seraphim exalt His glory. All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead here on earth, and man in heaven. He Who is above, now for our redemption dwells here below; and he that was lowly is by divine mercy raised.

Bethlehem this day resembles heaven; hearing from the stars the singing of angelic voices; and in place of the sun, enfolds within itself on every side, the Sun of justice. And ask not how: for where God wills, the order of nature yields. For He willed; He had the power; He descended; He redeemed; all things yielded in obedience to God. This day He Who is, is Born; and He Who is, becomes what He was not. For when He was God, He became man; yet not departing from the Godhead that is His. Nor yet by any loss of divinity became He man, nor through increase became He God from man; but being the Word He became flesh, His nature, because of impassability, remaining unchanged.
 
And so the kings have come, and they have seen the heavenly King that has come upon the earth, not bringing with Him Angels, nor Archangels, nor Thrones, nor Dominations, nor Powers, nor Principalities, but, treading a new and solitary path, He has come forth from a spotless womb.
 
Since this heavenly birth cannot be described, neither does His coming amongst us in these days permit of too curious scrutiny. Though I know that a Virgin this day gave birth, and I believe that God was begotten before all time, yet the manner of this generation I have learned to venerate in silence and I accept that this is not to be probed too curiously with wordy speech.  

For with God we look not for the order of nature, but rest our faith in the power of Him who works. 

What shall I say to you; what shall I tell you? I behold a Mother who has brought forth; I see a Child come to this light by birth. The manner of His conception I cannot comprehend. 

Nature here rested, while the Will of God labored. O ineffable grace! The Only Begotten, Who is before all ages, Who cannot be touched or be perceived, Who is simple, without body, has now put on my body, that is visible and liable to corruption. For what reason? That coming amongst us he may teach us, and teaching, lead us by the hand to the things that men cannot see. For since men believe that the eyes are more trustworthy than the ears, they doubt of that which they do not see, and so He has deigned to show Himself in bodily presence, that He may remove all doubt.

Christ, finding the holy body and soul of the Virgin, builds for Himself a living temple, and as He had willed, formed there a man from the Virgin; and, putting Him on, this day came forth; unashamed of the lowliness of our nature. 

For it was to Him no lowering to put on what He Himself had made. Let that handiwork be forever glorified, which became the cloak of its own Creator. For as in the first creation of flesh, man could not be made before the clay had come into His hand, so neither could this corruptible body be glorified, until it had first become the garment of its Maker. 

What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to you? For this wonder fills me with astonishment. The Ancient of days has become an infant. He Who sits upon the sublime and heavenly Throne, now lies in a manger. And He Who cannot be touched, Who is simple, without complexity, and incorporeal, now lies subject to the hands of men. He Who has broken the bonds of sinners, is now bound by an infants bands. But He has decreed that ignominy shall become honor, infamy be clothed with glory, and total humiliation the measure of His Goodness. 

For this He assumed my body, that I may become capable of His Word; taking my flesh, He gives me His spirit; and so He bestowing and I receiving, He prepares for me the treasure of Life. He takes my flesh, to sanctify me; He gives me His Spirit, that He may save me. 

Come, then, let us observe the Feast. Truly wondrous is the whole chronicle of the Nativity. For this day the ancient slavery is ended, the devil confounded, the demons take to flight, the power of death is broken, paradise is unlocked, the curse is taken away, sin is removed from us, error driven out, truth has been brought back, the speech of kindliness diffused, and spreads on every side, a heavenly way of life has been ¡in planted on the earth, angels communicate with men without fear, and men now hold speech with angels. 

Why is this? Because God is now on earth, and man in heaven; on every side all things commingle. He became Flesh. He did not become God. He was God. Wherefore He became flesh, so that He Whom heaven did not contain, a manger would this day receive. He was placed in a manger, so that He, by whom all things arc nourished, may receive an infant¢s food from His Virgin Mother. So, the Father of all ages, as an infant at the breast, nestles in the virginal arms, that the Magi may more easily see Him. Since this day the Magi too have come, and made a beginning of withstanding tyranny; and the heavens give glory, as the Lord is revealed by a star.

To Him, then, Who out of confusion has wrought a clear path, to Christ, to the Father, and to the Holy Ghost, we offer all praise, now and for ever. Amen.

St. John Chrysostom, “Homily on Christmas Morning”

Obviously, it is not for nothing that St. John is known as “Chrysostomos” the “Golden Throat.” My thanks to Ioannis (Edward Michael) Freeman for sharing this homily with me.”   (This sermon is found online in several places I found it on the most inspiring site Glory to God for All Things!)

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Wishing all on the New Calendar a Joyous Nativity Season 2014! 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 fits wonderfully well in a jolly way with a Salmon BBQ for the Feast!)

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Church of the Nativity. One can only sing, prostrate and Repent anew before such Divine Condescension.

“…let us make a vow to ourselves, that from this day, from this hour, from this very moment, we shall strive above all else to love God and to fulfill His Holy Will!”  St Herman of Alaska

St Herman's Icon

The famous Icon of St Herman commissioned I believe by the Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of America (The Metropolia) for the Canonization of St Herman. Click on Image to go to the OCA’s section on St Herman. Incidentally He was Canonized by both the Metropolia and ROCOR at separate locations but on the same day. Let us pray through his intercession that all strife and separation cease!

St. Herman, Wonderworker of Alaska, Troparion, Tone IV —

O venerable Herman, ascetic of the northern wilderness/ and gracious advocate for all the world,/teacher of the Orthodox Faith and good, instructor of piety,/ adornment of Alaska and joy of all America;// Entreat Christ God, that He save our souls.

Kontakion for St. Herman, Tone VIII —

O beloved of the Mother of God, who received the tonsure at Valaam,/ new zealot of the struggles of the desert-dwellers of old:/ wielding prayer as a spear and shield, thou didst show thyself to beterrible to demons and pagan darkness.// Wherefore, we cry out to thee: O venerable Herman,entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved!

A life of St Herman can be found here.  One may ask why we celebrate St Herman on Dec 25’th? In succinct form via Wikepedia:

  • “December 13/25—Repose: Due to an error in record keeping, this was originally thought to be the day of Saint Herman’s death, and because of the long-established tradition of celebrating his memory on this day, it has remained a feast day. It is more likely that this is the day he was buried. For those Orthodox Christians who follow the Julian Calendar, this day falls on December 25 of the Gregorian Calendar…”

The Sermon of Bishop Dimitri of Berkeley on the Canonization.  It is even more pertinent today than then.

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Joyous Feast of St Nicholas to All! Dec 6/19th 2014


A Joyous Feast to all!  St Nicholas guard us with your prayers!

Thy works of justice did reveal thee to thy community as a canon of faith, the likeness of humility and the teacher of abstinence, O father and great Bishop Nicholas. Wherefore by humility thou didst achieve exaltation, and by thy meekness wealth; intercede therefore with Christ that He will save our souls. Troparion in the 4th Tone to St. Nicholas

Above Image of St. Nicholas “Lipensky” (from Lipnya Church of St. Nicholas in Novgorod)  Northwest Parishes dedicated to St Nicholas:

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 in Vancouver, BC,  St Nicholas in Vancouver, BC,  St Nicholas in Tacoma, and St Nicholas Western Rite Parish in Spokane.

Since today is a such a Joyous Day,  I am including this lovely video in honor of St Nicholas.  The video has nothing to do with the NW, but it does honor St Nicholas and is a beautifully done and uplifting.  Enjoy and a Joyous Feast to all!

Looking for ideas, crafts, songs, or wish to learn more about St Nicholas and how he is celebrated around the world.  Check out the St. Nicholas Center a portal of info for everyones favorite Saint.

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Carol of the Bells and other Christmas Music with СЕРПАНОК/Serpanok and АЛХИМЕЯ/Alchymeia Saturday Dec 20, 2014 Medina, Washington


The Ukrainian Association of Washington presents Serpanok Ukrainian Chorus and Alchymeia Folk Ensemble singing Carols!

 

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Handel’s Messiah with the Portland Baroque Orchestra Dec 12-15th, 2014


Choral Glory

Portland Baroque Orchestra (PBO) presents:

 HANDEL’S MESSIAH

“For over 25 years PBO’s Messiah performances have been a Portland tradition.  Continue that tradition or start one with your family this year.  Many sections sellout over Thanksgiving weekend, so get your tickets early!

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UPDATE: Good tickets remain for Friday (Dec. 12), Saturday, (Dec. 13–call soon!), and Monday (Dec. 15, Highlights of Messiah).

Sunday’s matinee (Dec. 14) is sold out. Limited seats may be available at the door only.

Tickets Here

PBO’s performances of Handel’s Messiah are a Portland holiday tradition. Order your tickets here. All performances are at the First Baptist Church.
Or call 503-222-6000.

The Complete Oratorio (3 hrs in length)
Fri Dec 12 7:30pm
Sat Dec 13 7:30pm
Sun Dec 14 4:00pm

Highlights for Christmas (2 hrs in length)
Mon Dec 15 7:30pm

John Butt, guest conductor (UK)
Cappella Romana, chorus
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Abigail Nims, alto
Colin Balzer, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass

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St Nicholas is Coming Soon!!! Are You Ready? 2014


 A Joyous Nativity Fast to All!

St Nicholas is fast approaching–are you ready?

Looking for ideas, crafts, songs, or wish to learn more about St Nicholas and how he is celebrated around the world?  Check out the St. Nicholas Center a portal of info for everyones favorite Saint.

St. Nicholas - Discovering the Truth About Santa Claus

A video on the life of St Nicholas.

The famous Hymn to St Nicholas!  You have to sing it the night before if you want a treat in your shoes in the morning!

Slavonic:
O kto, kto Nikolaja l’ubit, O kto, kto Nikolaju služit, :Tomu svjatyj Nikolaj Na vsjakij čas pomahaj, Nikolaj, Nikolaj:

English:
O who loves Nicholas, the saintly, O who serves Nicholas,the saintly, Him will Nicholas receive, And give help in time of need, Nicholas, Nicholas.

Slavonic:
O kto, kto živet v jeho dvory Pomoščnik na zeml’i i mor’i. :Izmet jeho ot napasti Ne dast’ jemu v hr’ichi v pasti Nikolaj, Nikolaj.:

English:
O who dwells in God’s holy mansions, Is our help on the land and oceans. He will guard us from all ills, Keep us pure and free from sins, Nicholas, Nicholas.

Colindul Sfantului Nicolae–just because it is Beautiful!!!  If anyone has the words and wishes to share them I will be happy to post them.

So doesn’t that give you a feeling of Xmas coming?

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 in Vancouver, BC,  St Nicholas in Vancouver, BC,  St Nicholas in Tacoma, and St Nicholas Western Rite Parish in Spokane.

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Greek Food and Grocery FundRaiser for OCMC At Assumption Parish Dec 13 -14, 2014


The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Seattle will host a fundraiser for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center:  Stock up for Christmas!

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Nativity Fast Retreat (Teen Night Friday) with Fr Josiah Trenham, Dec 12-13, 2014 in Yakima, WA


Nativity Fast-A Joyous Fast to All!

Holy Cross Parish in Yakima is sponsoring its annual Nativity Fast retreat.  The speaker Fr. Josiah is a college professor and Parish Priest of St Andrew’s in Riverside, California.  He is well known for his dynamic and compelling presentations.   He publishes a blog and newsletter called: The Arena that deals with the issues of modern world.

Holy Cross has sponsored several retreats over the last few years.  These talks by a number of different speakers include Mother Cassiana, Fr Dimitrios Carrallas, Fr Daniel Byantero, Constantine Zalalas, Fr John Bethancourt and Fr Josiah, to name a few, are archived on their website.

*Please note that the start time on Saturday, Dec. 13, will be 9:30am and that we will have lunch together in the Fellowship Hall following the 2  session. We hope to see you there!

 

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Attention College Students OCF College Conference West Dec 27-30, 2014


Nativity (St Phillip’s) Fast.  A Joyous Fast to All! 

tnOrthodox Christian Fellowship :   (FB)Presents:  Please not the NW own Abbot Tryphon of All Merciful Savior Monastery is the Keynote Speaker!

Greetings in Christ!
 
My name is Nicholas Wacks and I’m the Mountain Regional Student Leader for Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF). Coming up at the end of December is OCF’s College Conference West at Saint Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap CA, and we’re looking to get as many college students in our region to attend as possible! 
 
What is College Conference?
 
College Conference is an amazing gathering of college students from across North America for four days of:
 
Fellowship: meet new people and make lasting friendships.
 
Worship: experience the beautiful liturgical services at Life Giving Spring Monastery, as well as special prayer services together as a group.
 
Education: Listen, discuss, and participate in engaging workshops led by notable speakers on topics relevant to living as Christians in the modern day.
 
It’s going to be a wonderful time, and I would love to see my fellow students join me, so I humbly ask that you:
 
1. Use the attached fliers for your church bulletin or church website.
2. Make regular announcements about College Conference after liturgy.
3. Spread the word to all the college students and young adults that you know!
 

If you have any questions or need more information, such as where transportation will be available from, please contact myself or our conference chairwoman Alyssa Hoffberg at ccweststudent@ocf.net.

 
Thank you for your help!
 
In Christ,
Nicholas Wacks
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St Sava’s is Hosting Lectures by Priest Monk Dr Milos Vesin of Libertyville, Theological School, Nov 28 -29, 2014 in Vancouver, BC


Beginning of Nativity (St Philip’s) Fast 2014 Repose of St Herman of Alaska A Joyous Fast to All!

СВЕТИ САВА /St Sava’s in Vancouver, BC (FB) presents:  Apologies for the late notice I just learned of this:

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Браћо и сестре,
Срдачно Вас позивамо на духовна и академска предавања нашег драгог протојереја-ставрофора др Милоша Весина.

Петак, 28. новембар 2014. године
19:00 часова – предавање на енглеском језику: The role of guilt in the life of Christians”

Субота, 29. новембар 2014. године
18:00 часова – Вечерње богослужење
19:00 часова – предавање на српском језику: ”Како на најбољи начин умножити и другима дати своје таленте”

Велика сала Цркве Светог Саве, 505 East 63rd Avenue, Vancouver
 Улаз: слободан (добровољни прилог)

Добро нам дошли!


Brothers and sisters,

We cordially invite you to spiritual and academic lectures presented by our dear protopresbyter stavrophor Dr. Milos Vesin.

Friday, November 28th, 2014
7 pm – Lecture in English: ‘’The role of guilt in the life of Christians”

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
6 pm – Vespers
7 pm – Lecture in Serbian: Како на најбољи начин умножити и другима дати своје таленте”

Saint Sava’s Church Hall, 505 East 63rd Avenue, Vancouver
Entrance: free (donations are greatly appreciated)

Welcome!

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