Month: September 2012

Another Reflection from the Pilgrimage to Platina, CA

We were compelled to attend by our historical connection (having known Father Seraphim in the last years of his life on earth), but more to the truth – we needed spiritual refreshment and peace. This hungering and thirsting state called us to partake of the Holy Communion with Christ our God at the grave site […]

Parish Bulletin – September 23, 2012

15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST TONE 7 THE CONCEPTION OF THE HONORABLE GLORIOUS PROPHET, FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST JOHN 2 Corinthians 6:1-10, Galatians 4:22-31 Luke 5:1-11, Luke 1:5-25   Choir Director: Veronika   Welcome We welcome you to the Orthodox Church. Please feel at ease and free to participate in the singing. As a visitor you are welcome […]

Parish Bulletin – September 15, 2012

15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST TONE 6 GREATMARTYR EUPHEMIA THE ALL-PRAISED Galatians 2:16-20, Mark 8:34-9:1 2 Corinthians 4:6-15, Matthew 22:35-46   Choir Director: Martha and Carol   Welcome We welcome you to the Orthodox Church. Please feel at ease and free to participate in the singing. As a visitor you are welcome to come forward at the […]

Benefit Concert at Grace Lutheran Church

Please consider attending the Benefit Concert by Tatsiana Asheichyk, who has frequented our parish. The Concert will take place September 16 (this Sunday) at 4:00 pm, at Grace Lutheran Church (660 Frances Lane, Ashland, OR). All funds donated will support Tatsiana’s legal citizenship process. For more information, call 541-483-1661. Enjoy a sample of Tatsiana’s beautiful […]

Prayerbooks available!

We have more prayerbooks available, both for adults and children. Please talk to Fr. Andreas if you are interested in purchasing one. If you write a check, make sure it specifies that it is for a prayerbook. If you want to pay in cash, please place the cash in an envelope, specifying what it is […]

Cappella Romana Performance

Cappella Romana, the ensemble for Orthodox Church music, presents “A TASTE OF BYZANTIUM and the Sounds of Hagia Sophia,” Saturday, November 3, 6:00 p.m. at the University Club of Portland, presenting Stanford University’s Icons of Sound project, a virtual performance in 1000 AD Constantinople. Live performance of hymns and acclamations by Cappella Romana. Dinner will […]

Reflections from St. Herman’s Monastery in Platina

I was recently blessed to attend the 30th Anniversary of the Repose of Fr. Seraphim Rose, one of the founders of the St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood in Platina, California. An experience like this is always difficult to put into words for much is absorbed by the heart and the spirit, which words cannot express. […]

“Why do you wear that black cassock?”

  People have sometimes approached me and asked why Orthodox priests (as well as deacons, monks and bishops) traditionally wear black cassocks. In the earliest Church, it does not seem that clergy wore any distinctive garb, except of course liturgical vestments, which in some cases also were worn outside the Divine services. For example, sometimes […]

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