Join Agia Sophia Academy as it Celebrates it´s Feast Day Mid Pentecost Portland May 22, 2019


Χριστός Ανέστη!

Virgin-martyr Pelagia of Tarsus in Asia Minor (287).
New Hieromartyr John priest (1942).

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

Agia Sophia Academy’s Feast Day (mid Pentecost) is Wednesday May 22nd, 2019. Divine Liturgy will begin at 8:30am with reception to follow, RSVP to Christina (Bournelis) Blankenstein at christina@asapdx.org
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Join St Nicholas Cathedral as it Looks to Start a New Orthodox School in Seattle May 15 , 2019


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Venerable Simeon the New Stylite of Cilicia. New Hieromartyr Seraphim, bishop of Phanar (1601).  Burning of the relics of Venerable Sava I of Serbia by the Turks (1595).  New Martyr Elias (Ardunis) of Mt. Athos (1686) (Greek).  St. Pollion the Reader of Cibalis in Pannonia (306).

St Nicholas Cathedral is making preparations for an Orthodox School.  I am sure other Orthodox in the area may wish to assist and possibly send children to an Orthodox School.  There is so many resources and talented people in the area, combined with faith and love it could be a wonderful resource for area Orthodox.  Editor.

St Nicholas Cathedral Seattle, Washington fb presents:

¨We have an initiative to begin an Orthodox school on our parish grounds. We are currently researching the protocols and procedures that go behind this development, but we want to include the community with an open event so that we can begin to understand the degree of interest and involvement.
I have attached flyers in English for parishes that advertises the event for this open forum at Saint Nicholas Cathedral. I will also be posting it on social media sites.
Please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer or forward to our primary organizers.
Thank you,
Liza ¨  from email.
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Cappella Romana Will Perform at Upcoming Pop-Up Magazine Events May 13 Portland, Seattle May 15th, 2019


Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  

Hieromartyr Symeon the Kinsman of the Lord (107).  New Hieromartyrs Paul and John priests, Martyrs Peter, Nicholas, Auksentius, Sergius and Virgin-martyr Anastasia (1922).
Virgin-martyr Mary (1938).

My apologies for the late notice I am still struggling to catch up.  Still looking for coeditors.  : ) Editor

Cappella Romana (FB) presents:

 

Pop-Up Magazine: Spring Issue

Cappella Romana, Portland’s professional vocal ensemble dedicated to ancient and modern music of the Christian East and West, will perform at Pop-Up Magazine’s Spring Issue live event.

Pop-Up Magazine is self-described as “a night of true stories, documentary films, photography, and radio from some of our favorite writers, performance, and musicians, unrecorded, live on stage.” It’s a variety show like no other, journalism and story-telling experienced in real time by audiences of thousands.

Cappella Romana will perform at upcoming Pop-Up Magazine events on May 13 and 14 in Portland, May 15 in Seattle, and May 17 in Los Angeles.

PERFORMANCES

PORTLAND, OR

MONDAY, 13 MAY, 7:30 PM

TICKETS

PORTLAND, OR

TUESDAY, 14 MAY, 7:30 PM

TICKETS

SEATTLE, WA

WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY, 7:30 PM

TICKETS

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¨Venice in the East¨ Performed by Cappella Romana Tonight Vancouver, BC 2019


Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit!

Hieromartyr Symeon the Kinsman of the Lord (107).  New Hieromartyrs Paul and John priests, Martyrs Peter, Nicholas, Auksentius, Sergius and Virgin-martyr Anastasia (1922).
Virgin-martyr Mary (1938).

My apologies for the late notice I am still struggling to catch up.  Still looking for coeditors.  : ) Editor

Cappella Romana (FB) presents:

Venice in the East: Renaissance Crete

Italy meets Greece in Venice in the East, a sonic exploration of the Greek Islands when they were ruled by the Venetian empire. Cappella Romana is reviving Renaissance music from Crete, celebrating the island’s historical significance as a vibrant hub for Greco-Italian culture.

The program features thrilling Greek and Latin music for Eastertide, including a boisterous rendition of “Christos anesti” (“Christ is risen”) for full choir. Alexander Lingas, Cappella Romana’s music director and founder, conducts.

Venice in the East is a commission of the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Netherlands), the largest early music festival in the world, where it was premiered by Cappella Romana in 2016.

Learn more about the music of Venice in the East at a free pre-concert lecture and discussion, one hour prior to each performance.

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA

FRIDAY, 10 MAY, 7:30 PM

TICKETS

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Two Recent Articles Posted on Pravmir by Northwest´s Own Fr Michael Shanbour


Χριστός Ανέστη! 

Христос Воскресе!

Hristos a înviat! 

Hieromartyr Symeon the Kinsman of the Lord (107).  New Hieromartyrs Paul and John priests, Martyrs Peter, Nicholas, Auksentius, Sergius and Virgin-martyr Anastasia (1922). Virgin-martyr Mary (1938).  Burning of the relics of Venerable Sava I of Serbia by the Turks (1595).

Pravmir recently published two articles by the Northwest´s own Fr Michael Shanbour of  Three Hierarchs Church in Wenatchee, Washington fb . The second is a reprint from a prior interview with Kevin Allen, so the original article is linked here.  May the articles in this Paschal season be a blessing!

Three Hierarchs Church in Wenatchee, Washington. Photo from May 7th, 2019 FB page. Please click to see more photos of the parish!

 

¨Do We Really Believe in the Resurrection?

The Holy Apostle Paul made it abundantly clear that the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Christian faith when he wrote to the Corinthians: “And if Christ is not risen, then is our preaching is empty, and your faith is also empty” (1 Cor. 15:14).  It would be fair to say then that one who does not believe in the bodily Resurrection of Christ cannot be called a Christian.

But what does it mean to believe in the Resurrection of Christ? ¨

¨The Eastern Orthodox Theology of Grace: An Interview with Fr. Michael Shanbour

KEVIN ALLEN | 07 MAY 2019
What does the Orthodox Church teach about divine grace? What makes the theology of grace so important to our daily lives? I had the privilege of conversing with the Rev. Fr Michael Shanbour about this aspect of Orthodox theology.¨
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Mother Maria (Wall), Administrator of the Orthodox School of Bethany will Visit Parishes in Oregon and Washington -Please Support!


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Hieromartyr Basil, bishop of Amasea (322).  St. Stephen, bishop of Perm (1396).
New Hieromartyr John (Pankov) priest and his children, Martyrs Nicholas and Peter (1918).

Below is a copied post from the ROCOR Western American Diocese with a listing of visits of Mother Maria (links added per editor).  Please note the school serves the native suffering Orthodox population.  And is one of those endeavors we can all support.   Oh and if anyone is travelling or has friends in California please share it! Editor

¨Mother Maria (Wall), Administrator of the Orthodox School of Bethany will Visit the Western American Diocese

For the first time in the history of the Western American Diocese a representative of the Orthodox School in Bethany in Palestine will be visiting the West Coast from May 4th to 22nd, 2019. Mother Maria (Wall), is the Administrator of the school, which is of extreme importance in the region of the Palestinian and Israeli States as a great witness of Orthodoxy. TheOrthodox School in Bethany provides an excellent primary and secondary education in a nurturing environment. Of note, the staff of the school work against great odds and aggression just to keep the doors open in Bethany.

The Orthodox School in Bethany has it roots in a chain of such schools sponsored by the Russian Empire before 1917 that had existed throughout Lebanon and Palestine. The school in Bethany is the only one of its kind today, having been reopened by two Brittish women in the 1930s who had converted to Orthodoxy. During the Communist Era in Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia had been, and now continues to be, a tremendous support for this school.

Mother Maria will be traveling with a companion, Jacqueline Khouriya, who upon completing the Bethany school, went on to receive an undergraduate education in Russia. Jacqueline now herself is a teacher in the school.

A full program of parish visits has been organized throughout the Western American Diocese, starting in Los Angeles, CA, and finishing in Seattle, WA.

It is requested that all the members of the Diocese support the Orthodox School in Bethany. Below is found the schedule of presentations by Mother Maria.

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday May 5th at 9:30 AM
Protection of the Holy Virgin Church
2041 Argyle Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068

Sunday May 5th at 11:45 AM
Holy Transfiguration Cathedral
5432 Fernwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sunday May 5th at 6:00 PM
All Saints Russian Orthodox Church
5100 Smoke Ranch Road, Las Vegas, NV 89108

Tuesday May 7th at 7:00 PM
Saint Barabara’s Church
23 Spectrum Point Drive, Ste 203, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Wednesday May 8th at 7:00 PM
St. John of Kronstadt Church
5131 Rex Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105

Thursday May 9th at 7:00 PM 
St. Seraphim of Sarov Church
Seaside, CA

Friday May 10th at 7:00 PM
Church of All Russian Saints
744 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 94010

Saturday May 11th after All-night Vigil, which starts at 5:00 PM
Protection of the Holy Virgin Church
3475 Ross Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Sunday May 12th after the late Liturgy
Holy Virgin Cathedral
6210 Geary Boulevard; San Francisco, CA 94121

Monday May 13th at 7:00 PM
Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Church
850 St. Olga Ct., Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Tuesday May 14th at 7:00 PM
Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia
1020 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431

Wednesday May 15th at 7:00 PM
Holy Ascension Church
714 – 13th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Sunday May 19th after Divine Liturgy
St. Martin the Merciful Church
925 NW Camellia Drive, Corvallis, OR 97339

Sunday May 19th at 3:00 PM
New Russian Martyrs Church fb
13820 South Union Hall Road; Mulino, OR 97042

Tuesday May 21 after Divine Liturgy
Saint Nicholas Cathedral fb
1714 13th Avenue; Seattle WA 98122

For those desiring to make a donation, checks should be made out to the Western American Diocese, earmarked “Bethany School.” These checks should be sent to the Diocesan Chancellery at the following address:

Western American Diocese
598 — 15th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118¨

More information even if outdated on the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission can be found here.  

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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 2019!  Christ is Risen!

Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη!

Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!

Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!

Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit! 

المسيح قام! حقا قام!

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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Glory to thy Long Suffering O Lord! Holy and Great Friday 2019 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 are unable to attend services    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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¨Recognizing Our Shared Humanity with the Homeless¨ and ¨Seattle is Dying¨ How do We Respond?


Passion Week: Great Monday.

Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (362).
New Martyr Gabriel (1942).

To live without Hope is to Cease to live.   Fyodor Dostoevsky

Abbot Tryphon posted a very beautiful and inspiring Post on his blog about the homeless a couple days ago.  ¨Recognizing our shared humanity with the homeless  and a followup ¨Becoming a home grown philanthropist¨

¨I  believe we are all called to realize how dependent we are on Godś grace.   ¨But for the Grace of God there go I¨.  But we are also confronted with real problems in our cities large and small.  The drug problem is a scourge on all of us. The homeless issue and how to respond is something that concerns us all.  I do not claim to know the answers but I offer both Abbot Tryphons posts and the Video Seattle is Dying.  To challenge us all, and give us perhaps some insight to the issues.   I was in Seattle last year and the amount of homeless and the problems associate with it were shocking.   As I said I do not have the answers, or even how to respond at times with the homeless I encounter.  But I do we believe we need to find ways to implement the words of Our Lord in regards to our neighbor as individual persons, as parishes, and as a society.

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. Fyodor Dostoevsky

If there is no God, everything is permitted. Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Update in His Own Words–Abbot Tryphon Sucker Punched by Unknown Assailant Please Pray for Both! Update


Passion Week: Great Monday. Great Lent. 

Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (362)
New Martyr Gabriel (1942)

For those who wish an update on Abbot Tryphon.  He did a post on April 18: ¨An Update from the Old Monk. ¨  Rather than reposting here please click the link and read it on his blogsite.   The bridegroom Troparion is offered for this Holy Week.

Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery fb on Vashon Island, Washington  was punched by an unknown assailant while he was pumping gas.  While of course we will keep Abbot Tryphon in our prayers.  The irony is that the assailant needs it far far more.  Let us keep them both in our prayers and perhaps a man whose heart needs Christ will open it to him.  Below is the post from the website.

Abbot Tryphon of All Merciful Saviour Monastery. Photo from Morning Offering Blog.

¨Prayers Requested

Abbot Tryphon of the All-Merciful Saviour Monastery was attacked while pumping gas at a Burien, WA gas station Tuesday around noon. A random man came over, and sucker punched Abbot Tryphon in the face, knocking him to the ground.¨  Click for full post.

 

Abbot Tryphon has a both a Blog The Morning Offering (Daily Inspiration from All-Merciful Saviour Monastery) and a daily Podcast also called The Morning Offering Podcast.  His site features daily scripture verses, a reflection, and often some lovely pictures of the Monastery or other local NW Orthodox Churches to inspire our pilgrim journey.  He has a book “The Morning Offering” which can be purchased here.  On a side note I know the Monastery could use financial support.  They receive a number of pilgrims and visitors and need to build guest quarters.

Lord have mercy on the Christians in Sri Lanka. Let us pray for them and for the conversion of Moslems to the Light And Love of Christ.

 

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Abbot Tryphon Sucker Punched by Unknown Assailant Please Pray for Both!


Venerable Joseph the Hymnographer of Sicily (883)

 Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery fb on Vashon Island, Washington  was punched by an unknown assailant while he was pumping gas.  While of course we will keep Abbot Tryphon in our prayers.  The irony is that the assailant needs it far far more.  Let us keep them both in our prayers and perhaps a man whose heart needs Christ will open it to him.  Below is the post from the website.

Abbot Tryphon of All Merciful Saviour Monastery. Photo from Morning Offering Blog.

¨Prayers Requested

Abbot Tryphon of the All-Merciful Saviour Monastery was attacked while pumping gas at a Burien, WA gas station Tuesday around noon. A random man came over, and sucker punched Abbot Tryphon in the face, knocking him to the ground.¨  Click for full post.

 

Abbot Tryphon has a both a Blog The Morning Offering (Daily Inspiration from All-Merciful Saviour Monastery) and a daily Podcast also called The Morning Offering Podcast.  His site features daily scripture verses, a reflection, and often some lovely pictures of the Monastery or other local NW Orthodox Churches to inspire our pilgrim journey.  He has a book “The Morning Offering” which can be purchased here.  On a side note I know the Monastery could use financial support.  They receive a number of pilgrims and visitors and need to build guest quarters.

May the Lord have mercy on France, and may the rebuilding of the great Cathedral also Resurrect the Faith in Christ and the desire to live for him. By the prayers of Notre Dame, St Gertrude, St Martin of Tours, Bishop Ireneaus of Lyon, and the Loving Compassion of He who was crowned with Thorns. To Learn a bit about the Orthodox Saints of France just click above.

 

 

 

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Joyous Feast of The Annunciation 2019!


The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.
New Hieromartyr Tikhon, patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1925)   Wishing all a Blessed Feast on the Feast!  

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 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!  For it was on this day that Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the Greek flag at his monastery in Agia Lavras located in the Peloponnese. To this day, the monastery carries a symbolic representation as the birthplace of modern Greece.  ( yes this is the actual anniversary of Greek independence-editor)

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Warning Will Robinson! OrthoNW getting ready to be back online…


Forefeast of the Annunciation.
Venerable Zacharias the Recluse of Egypt (4th c.).

Hello Dear Readers,

Thank you for your prayers and for those who did not offer thank you for just surviving!  It has been a very busy last few weeks.  I have internet access again.  Kind of anyway.   And I have dealt with my moms illness and passing away.  Of course there are still lots of loose ends and other things to do but time to get back to normal.  Well normal for me anyhow.  Also I have been in the process of moving.  So life has been a bit hectic.  I plan to start posting tomorrow and the upcoming week please be patient.  And yes I am still in need of coeditors!

Your prayers

Anthony

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Posts Delayed Due to Death and Moving! A Joyous Lent to All! Καλή Σαρακοστή! 2019 I


Great Martyr Theodore Tyro (306) (movable holiday on Saturday of the 1st week of the Great Lent).

 

Καλή Σαρακοστή !

 

Dear Readers,

There are posts I wish to put up, but I have been busy with my mother dying and passing away this week.  And I am in the process of moving out of my home.  I will post when able.

If anyone is interested in being a coeditor please let me know!  : )

I did get out for a few hours to Palouse falls to attempt a kite flight I will post a photo when able.  It was a beautiful day.  A lovely way to start Lent.  Asking your prayers and patience .Anthony

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…

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

Lady Lent Just click to learn more…

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Dinner and Jazz Benefit with Tom Braxton for St Spiridon’sSeattle, WA March 9th, 2017


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 Spiridon’s Cathedral (FB)  in Seattle, Washington

FUNDRAISING EVENT

DINNER AND JAZZ

with

TOM BRAXTON

March 9th at 7 PM

Three Holy Hierarchs Orthodox Church Hall fb


6402 226th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Tickets $50 each to benefit St. Spiridon’s Cathedral
Dinner included
7pm: Doors open
7:30pm: Dinner and Entertainment
Wine and Desert available for purchase
Wine: $30/bottle
Dessert: prices vary

 

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Mardi Gras March 2019


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).

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle fb presents:

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“Aquiring the Mind of Christ” A Retreat at St Ignatius of Antioch Church in Twin Falls, Idaho Feb 22-23, 2019


Week of the Publican and the Pharisee. Tone five.  Fast-free Week. Fast-free  Holy Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily (251).

St Ignatius in Twin Falls, Idaho  fb presents:

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Sunday Snapshot A Snowy Orthodox Seattle Feb 2019!


Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. Tone five.  Venerable Isidore of Pelusium, monk (436-440).
St. George, prince of Vladimir (1238).  Venerable Cyril, abbot, wonderworker of New Lake (Novgorod) (1532).

Today’s Sunday Snapshot images are from All Merciful Saviour Monastery Seattle, Wa fb and St Nicholas Cathedral Seattle, Washington fb  and St Spiridon’s Cathedral Seattle, Washington fb.  Yes the Northwest has been enjoying an abundance of snow this February!    Images may be added to this post.  : )

The latest member of the member of the All Merciful Saviour Monastery with the Brotherhood. This photo was shared by Abbot Tryphon on his blog “the morning Offering” on Feb 12, 2019 Please click to go to the blog for his reflections and more photos of the Monastery in Winter!

 

St Nicholas Cathedral this snowy February from their facebook page. Please click to to see more images of the Cathedral this winter, and other events!

St Spridon’s in the snow from their Feb 9th, 2019 facebook post. Please click to site to see more of this Church!

If your parish has some great photos from this winter please share with  the editor so I can post it this coming Sunday for another snapshot or perhaps add them here!  Thank you!                   ( editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com  )

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A Joyous Feast of the Presentation of Lord in the Temple to All! 2019


The Meeting of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Wishing all a Joyous Feast!  

Troparion, tone 1: Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, Mother of God and Virgin, for from thee arose the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, to give light to those in darkness. Rejoice thou also, righteous elder, who didst take in thy arms the Redeemer of our souls who also gives us the grace of resurrection.

 

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Icon in the Monastery of St. Catherine

12 Century Icon from St Catherine’s of Sinai Monastery. Click on the Icon to learn more about the Feast on the Website of the NW’s own Holy Resurrection Church in Tacoma.

 

Kontakion, tone 1: Thou Who didst sanctify the Virgin’s womb by Thy birth and bless Simeon’s hands as was fitting, hast now come to us and saved us, O Christ our God. But grant peace in the midst of wars to Thy community, and strengthen the Church which Thou hast loved, O only Lover of men.

 

Maronite Icon of the Feast. Found on Website Creavit.

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Mediterranean Delights and Music Fundraiser for Holy Nativity of the Theotokos Arabic Mission at St Nicholas Cathedral Seattle- Feb 17, 2019


The Meeting of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.  A Joyous Feast to All!

St Nicholas Cathedral Seattle, Washington fb will host a Fundraiser for Holy Nativity of the Theotokos Antiochan Orthodox Mission of Seattle, Washington fb pls note that Konevets Quartet will be at Divine Liturgy in the am and giving a concert at 1:30 pm.  What a wonderful way to spend the day!  A beautiful Liturgy, Concert and then Arabic  food and fundraiser!

Preceeded by Konevets Quartet who will sing at Liturgy and give a concert at 1;30pm.

 

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