Category: Parish News

COVID-19 Adjustments: Update (March 3, 2021)

As we are approaching Great Lent, His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin has communicated the relaxation of some of the restrictions we have observed over the last several months. 1) “Icons may be venerated in the customary manner; the people should be advised to be attentive to their own health when doing so, e.g. people with coughs or colds should […]

Almeda Fire Relief – Update

It has been over five months since the devastating Almeda Fire, which destroyed significant parts of Talent and Phoenix, OR. Thousands of people were affected, many left homeless. We received generous donations from across the country (even some international gifts!), and we wanted to give an update on our continued relief work. Beside helping our […]

Meet the Everetts

As childhood friends we became high school sweethearts, got married early after high school and began our lives together in downtown Portland. We took turns completing college as we grew our family with four children: James, Mary (Haydee), Maximus (Ron), and Isaiah. After several years growing tired of the rain in northern Oregon, we pursued […]

From “Planning” to “Building”!

From “Approval Finalized” Building Project Update, November 19, 2014 – “On March 26, 2014, Fr. Andreas and our building group met with the real estate agent to look at the property at 647 Valley View Road, Ashland. We examined the dwelling and the property for our potential use. During the month of April, we investigated […]

Exciting news!

Dear faithful, With His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin’s blessing, we are excited to announce a $75,000 matching grant for our church building project at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church in Ashland, OR! From now until Pascha, every donation is met, dollar-for-dollar, up to $75K, and all of this money will go toward the site work on our […]

Temple Design Completed!

After over a year and a half of countless hours of discussion, conversations with our fantastic architects (Tom Lamore and Ray Kistler), input from half a dozen priests and expertise advice from Orthodox church designers (among them Andrew Gould) – we have finally arrived at a design of our future temple that everyone is pleased with! […]

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