Life 101 Retreat at Angelos Corbett, Oregon by Register by May 6th! 2015


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Holy Glorious Great-martyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George (303).

Life 101 Retreat!  Register Now Apologies for the late notice.  LIFE 101 Retreat 2015

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Young Adult Gathering! Prophet Elijah Mission May 29-30, 2015 Ellensburg, WA


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EveHoly Glorious Great-martyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George (303).

 Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington is hosting another Young Adult Gathering.  Here is the Youth Gathering letter from the first Sept Gathering.  Youth Gathering at Goldendale May 29-30, 2015

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“So some things to take special note of:

1. We will begin the gathering on Friday evening, May 29th  beginning @ 6:00 PM at the ‘Grange Hall’ in downtown Goldendale. Here is the address: 228 E Darland Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620  and here is a link for directions:  http://www.yellowpages.com/listings/475183930/directions.  We will eat dinner together, fellowship a bit, and then (if  most of the Priests are willing) we will each share for 5-10 minutes each, the influence that the monastic life has had on our churches, and us personally. Many of you are already very familiar with the Monastery in Goldendale, and/or monasticism in general, but perhaps for some of you, this is your first blessed exposure, and I think it would be good to discuss it a bit, before we visit on  Saturday morning.

2. We will NOT be staying at the Monastery Friday night, but rather at the homes of some families of the newly forming Antiochian Mission in Goldendale, as well other Orthodox
families who live close to the Monastery. PLEASE RSVP ME  (NOT the families in Goldendale) whether you are planning on coming, (even if you live in Goldendale), so we have ONE master list of who is attending, for the purposes of food preparation and sleeping arrangements. I will then email the families there who are are organizing this, so they can buy the proper amount of food, and divvy all of us out for a place to sleep that night. Please remember to bring a sleeping bag and pad!

3.  We will attend the Saturday morning Divine Liturgy at the Monastery.  Please take special note that there is a strict dress code on the Monastery grounds. Here is a link to read:
https://stjohnmonastery.org/visitor-info/       …We also plan on doing a little work on the Monastery  grounds before they serve us lunch and leave, so please bring….                          CHURCH CLOTHING and WORK CLOTHING, unless you want to get your nice clothing dirty!

4.   We will have the GREAT blessing of having the Abbess of the Monastery, Gerontissa Epfraxia, speak to us sometime before we all leave that morning. Besides the Divine Liturgy, this will be by far the highlight of this gathering, and I am sure something that will profoundly impact all of us!

5.   God-willing we will have at least 5 Priests joining us this time, and perhaps more. I am grateful to God that the Pacific Northwest has so many priests who are committed to the love and care and spiritual development of our Orthodox Young People, and willing to sacrifice much of there time to help inspire us all to constantly, (as Fr. Michael Dunaway said so  movingly in the homily at the wedding yesterday) “chase after Christ!”)

6.   And finally for now, if you would like to spend Saturday night at the Monastery, (if there is room, and you receive a blessing!) Please see this link:                        https://stjohnmonastery.org/contact-us/     …and contact them directly well in advance!

Anyway, that’s it for now! Please RSVP to me as soon as you can whether you are planning on attending, and we will begin to make our preparations!

Knowing that I love you all dearly, and that our Sweetest Christ loves you infinitely more, I remain the unworthy Priest, Fr. Paul+ “

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Agia Sophia Academy 2015 Gala! April 26th, Portland, OR


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Agia Sophia Academy (Friends of Agia Sophia Academy FB-ed is excited to announce that our 2015 Gala, in honor of our 11th year of operation, will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015at the Multnomah Athletic Club!

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Mini Retreat Tomorrow with Fr Gregory of Holy Myrrhbearing Women Parish in Bonners Ferry, Id April 25th, 2015


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Holy Myrrhbearing Women in Beautiful Bonners Ferry, Idaho.   From Parish Website click to go to site.

Mini Retreat (no flier, short notice) Holy Myrrhbearers  in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  It is not too late to make a nice weekend trip.

“Dear Ones:

Christ is Risen! I am following up on the mini-retreat at Holy
Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church in Bonners Ferry this Saturday, April
25th. The schedule is roughly this:

Hours with Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist
will begin at 9:00am, followed by an informal breakfast in the parish
hall.

The first session should begin between 10:30am and 11am in the church,
with childcare being offered in the parish hall.

Lunch (potluck) is scheduled between 12:30 and 1pm and the second
session should begin between 1:30pm and 2pm (again, with childcare
being offered). Following that session, which might be extended a bit
for questions, everyone is invited to Great Vespers with the Blessing
of the Loaves for the Feast of the Holy Myrrhbearers (our parish feast
day). I anticipate that this service will begin no later than 4pm and
possibly around 3:30pm. It will include procession and Litya outside.
Confessions can be heard following that service.

I pray that everyone can make it for this “Mini-Retreat” on the topic
of Laying Aside All Earthly Cares. Feel free to come to any portion or
all of Saturday’s events.

In The Risen Christ,

Fr. Gregory+

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Commemeration of Armenian Genocide in Oregon April 2015


Քրիստոս յարեա՜ւ ի մեռելոց: Օրհնեա՜լ է Յարութիւնն Քրիստոսի !

Saint Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church in Clackamas, Oregon Presents:

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The Armenian Genocide Page has more information on this forgotten tragedy.  It is hosted by Facing Islam a Website that looks at Islam from an Orthodox Christian Point of View.

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The Orthodox Christian Holocaust: 1894 to the Present – The most significant Orthodox Christian resource on this subject, compiled by the Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes. Includes summaries of genocide against 3.6 million Armenians and Greeks by Turkish Muslims from 1894-1923. ”  (The banner below and this paragraph and link are both taken from the Website Facing Islam a large thank you for all his hard work)
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See also the Post on The Exaltation of the Cross 2014.
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Prophet Elijah Mission April 26th and Heads up for May Gathering , 2015 Ellensburg, WA


Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ανέστη! Hristos a înviat! Христос Воскресе! Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց! !المسيح قام! حقا قام ! ქრისტე აღსდგა! Christus Resurrexit!   Bright Monday 2015

 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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Heads up for May!!!!

2. In late May, (on Friday evening and Saturday, the 29th & 30th, right before Pentcost)   …. we are planning  a Youth Gathering in Goldendale. (not staying at the Monastery, but at Mission member homes and the like)  We have many details to work out, but Gerontissa Efpraxia said she would love to talk with the young people after the Saturday of Souls Divine liturgy that morning at the Monastery.   So we would probably fellowship together on Friday evening, and then Liturgy,  breakfast, talk by Gerontissa, and then some work on the Monastery grounds on Saturday morning….lunch and home….  We will work out all the details later, but at least I wanted to get this preliminary schedule out to you now!

Please remember to RSVP soon…. if you think you might come to the dance in April….. and if you think you will spend the night!

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Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ανέστη! Hristos a înviat! Христос Воскресе! Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց! !المسيح قام! حقا قام ! ქრისტე აღსდგა! Christus Resurrexit! 2015


Wishing all a Joyous Pascha and  Brightweek 2015!  Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!!!

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Icon in the Church of the Holy Savior in Chora, Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) this fresco bears the title Η ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΗΣ, The Resurrection. Click Image to learn more from the St Silouan Orthodox Church Website, Walla Walla Wa.

Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη!

Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!

Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!

Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit!

Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց!  Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի!

Cristo ha Resucitado!  En verdad esta Resucitado!

 !المسيح قام! حقا قام !

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!    

Chrystus zmartwychwstał! Prawdziwie zmartwychwstał!

그리스도께서 부활하셨습니다! 참으로 부활하셨습니다!

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

 Kristus vstal zmŕtvych! Skutočne vstal!

“Forestalling the dawn, the women came with Mary, and found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, and heard from the angel: why seek ye among the dead, as though He were a mortal, Him Who liveth in everlasting light? Behold the grave-clothes. Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen and hath slain death. For He is the Son of God Who saveth mankind.”  Hypakoe Eighth Tone Paschal Hours

Pascha 2011 in the NW’s own. Poulsbo,  WA

Additional 2015 videos and photos may be added to this post as they become available.  Ty!

If anyone can send me Christ is Risen in formal Church Ethiopian and Coptic I would appreciate it and add it.  I have looked but have only found transliterations.  (editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com)

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Glory to thy Long Suffering O Lord! Holy Friday 2015 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)  

OrthodoxNorthwest will not be updated in honor of Our Lords Paschal Mystery till Sunday Evening at the earliest.  Wishing all a Joyous Resurrection and Pascha!  East and West celebrate together what a Joy!  Please remember to pray for the suffering Christians in the Middle East and throughout the world.

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Early Childhood Teaching Position Opening at Agia Sophia Academy for Fall 2015, Portland, OR


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

“Agia Sophia Academy is looking for an Early Childhood Elementary Teacher who is a practicing Orthodox Christian, who views this position and Agia Sophia Academy as a ministry and an opportunity to serve God. Our class sizes are small, the curriculum hands-on and integrated, and our staff dedicated and collaborative. The opportunity to teach to the whole child in an academically rich and nurturing Orthodox Christian environment is a unique and joy-filled experience! This is a full-time position with benefits. JOB REQUIREMENTS: This position will require an enthusiastic teacher with a love for integrating curriculum, strong communication skills, and interest in being part of a small, growing school. Position begins August 21st, 2015″  Elementary Teaching Position Ad 2015

 

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


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

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

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

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Greek Indepedance Day and Glendi St Demetrios March 21, 2015


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

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Duruflé Requiem by Northwest Boychoir March 20, 2015


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

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

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


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

HT to OrthodoxPortland:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From a previous post below:

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

Food & Faith Workshop: Eating for both Body and Spirit

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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A Joyous Lent to All! Καλή Σαρακοστή! 2015


Καλή Σαρακοστή !

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

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Καθαρά Δευτέρα, Clean Monday 2013. The P51 Kite flying proudly after takeoff! All rights reserved property of OrthodoxNorthwest

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

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


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

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