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Welcome

We are a community of Orthodox Christians living primarily in the region of the the Rogue Valley, southern Oregon. We have members from the area around Ashland and Medford, but even as far away as Klamath Falls and Northern California. We welcome you to come and worship with us, and to experience the depth of the ancient Christian faith together!

If you are not sure what to expect, come and see for yourself! We are always happy to have visitors. Most of our parishioners have come from non-Orthodox backgrounds, and we often have guests. You will not be alone!

You can find our service schedule here. If you have any questions before your first visit, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Our Hierarchs and Priest

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His Beatitude, Tikhon

Archbishop of Washington D.C
Metropolitan of All America & Canada

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His Eminence, Benjamin

Archbishop of San Francisco and the West

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V. Rev. Andreas Blom

Rector of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

Service Schedule

Regular Service schedule:

Wednesday: 6.00 pm – Vespers*
Thursday: 8.00 am – Divine Liturgy*
Saturday: 6.00 pm – Great Vespers
Sunday: 8.40 am – Hours, 9.00 am – Divine Liturgy

Service Schedule during Great Lent:

Wednesday: 6.00 pm – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts *
Friday: 6.00 pm – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts *
Saturday: 6.00 pm – Great Vespers
Sunday: 8.40 am – Hours, 9.00 am – Divine Liturgy

* These services may change if there are special feasts and celebrations scheduled.
Please check the calendar for the latest service schedule.

About Us

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One of the first questions we often get is: “Are you Greek or Russian Orthodox?” We are neither, or rather, both! While we do have both Russians and Greeks among our members, the vast majority of us are simply Americans from various backgrounds and walks of life. Many of us have come to the Orthodox faith later in life. We are part of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), which has been autocephalous (self-governing) since 1970.

Our parish, Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, is comprised of around sixty families from all around the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon. We have members of all ages, from families with small children to the elderly. Whatever your background, please come visit us. All our services are in English, and you are more than welcome to pray with us!

Our Faith

“The Orthodox Christian Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman.
It is not denominational, it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for the
Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.”

 

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What People are Saying

 


"When first coming to the church, I was amazed by the beauty inside and the warm welcome we received from the parishioners. I am now so thankful to see our daughter experience this joy and beauty in the church too. Our family is so blessed to call Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church home."

Mary

 


"I have found in the Orthodox faith God’s unending abyss of holy love that humbles me daily. I strive to reach perfection in His Holy will through the Gospel, attending church services and receiving the Holy Sacraments as often as I am able. I so appreciate the community of Archangel Gabriel and our priest. I find the sermons to be straightforward, uplifting and in great defense of our Orthodox Christian faith."

Martha



"Archangel Gabriel has been a wonderful spiritual home, and the Orthodox faith has provided resources for the Christian life I never knew I needed. Through things like baptism, confession and communion the weight of sin is removed, and Christ himself comes to meet me. I have never experienced the love of Christ in such a profound way. "

Noel

Latest News

COVID-19 Update: August 11, 2021

By Fr. Andreas | August 11, 2021

Starting Friday, Oregon is renewing its mask mandate for indoor gatherings. This is due to “the unbridled spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Oregon, which contributed to the highest daily […]

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COVID-19 Update (July 14, 2021)

By Fr. Andreas | July 14, 2021

As of June 30, 2021, the Oregon State authorities has lifted all remaining COVID-19 restrictions issued under emergency statutes. This means that our liturgical life in the parish has returned to […]

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New Catechumen – Jared!

By Fr. Andreas | June 15, 2021

We would like to introduce you to our newest catechumen, who was prayed for last Sunday, Jared. May God bless Jared’s journey as he continue his preparation to be receive […]

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New Temple Building Project

In the summer of 2014, a kind benefactor offered to give us a personal, interest-free loan in order to purchase our property. After several months of working with Jackson County to get approval of the building project, and meeting neighborhood concerns, the property was purchased on December 22nd, 2014. The following year, the loan sum was generously waived, and the property was given to the parish!

The goal of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church is now to build an Orthodox church on the property, develop the land – with a community garden, playground, an orchard, a cemetery (“Holy Dormition Cemetery”) and various landscaping projects – followed eventually by the construction of a trapeza (“fellowship hall”).

Do you have Questions?

Whether you are looking to learn more about Orthodox worship, or would like to schedule a visit or a time to meet with our priest, you can use this form to get in touch with us.

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Support the Parish

 

If you would like to give a donation to the church (whether it be your tithe, a gift to the building fund, or anything else), please feel free to do so online by clicking the donate button.

Make sure to uncheck "Paying for goods or a service?" when you donate via PayPal.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 823
Ashland, OR 97520

Parish Contact:

Fr. Andreas Blom, Rector
+1 (541) 690-8822
fr.andreas@gabriel.church

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